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Simply Delicious Breakfast!


Sometimes the best things in life are the most simple! I love this combo: one slice of toasted multigrain bread, a tablespoon of natural peanut butter, 5-6 slices of banana and a drizzle of honey! I can never get enough!

Total carbohydrates: 35.5 grams

Here is the breakdown:

1/2 underripe banana: 11-12 grams
Multigrain bread: 17 grams
1 T of natural peanut butter: 1.5 grams
1/2 t natural honey: 6 grams

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Millions of Peaches…


We recently acquired quite a few peaches from Tom’s dad’s house. Of course I had a lot of ideas of what I could make but unfortunately time doesn’t allow for that many!

My first thought was a peach sauce or jam. I think I shall call it saucy peaches.

It is one of those, throw it together, set it and forget it kind of recipes! Here’s the deal!

You’ll need:

We had 15-20 small, ripe peaches.
Use 8-10 med-large peaches if you’d like as well.
2T water
1-1.5T cinnamon
1t nutmeg
3T of local honey (you can use more depending on the level of your sweet tooth)
Dash of nutmeg
Dash of cloves
2t Apple Cider Vinegar

1. Rinse then cut into small cubes WITH the skin on. Gotta love that fiber!
2. Add to crock pot.
3. Add all other ingredients to pot.
4. Stir to get those spices soaking into the peaches.
5. Set on low for 8hrs. (I like to do this at night so I can wake up to the wonderful smell in the morning!)
6. With a potato masher, mash peaches to the consistency of your liking. You can also use an emulsifier if you’d like also.
7. If you like it sweeter, add more honey!
8. Nom nom. Can it!

I’ve put this into my oatmeal, yogurt, cereal, on top of ice cream, bread, have used it for baking and added it to sauces.

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Honey Ghee


What is ghee? The most simple way to explain it is clarified butter. It’s great for lactose intolerant people like us to use in cooking, baking and with delicious pastries and bread. You can make this to use in place of butter or oil. In high school, I loved a piece of sourdough toast with honey butter – so now it’s honey ghee instead!

What you’ll need:

4 sticks of unsalted butter
2 tablespoons of raw honey

Ready?

Place the butter into a medium-sized pot on medium heat. Let it slowly melt without stirring.

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See the foam? Don’t stir yet 🙂 It’s almost done! This should take 12-15 minutes.

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Grab a small bowl and put it next to your pot. With a spoon, scrape off the foam and put in the bowl. This is the dairy that we don’t need.

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If you don’t get all of it, don’t worry!

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Using a fine sieve, cheesecloth or coffee filters, remove the last of the unwanted foam.

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Once the foam is removed, you have ghee! To make it honeylicious, add the 2 tablespoons of honey to the ghee! Stir until dissolved. If you love sweets, you may want to add more honey!

If you love coconut as much as I do, add 8-10 tablespoons of coconut oil.

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I’ve also made coconut ghee, honey coconut ghee, lemon zest ghee, orange zest ghee and lavender ghee! Make it your own 🙂

Inspired by a very talented friend’s blog: honeygheeandme.com.