Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wild Violet Pops! Fun with Wild Eddibles

These pops are not only beautiful, delicious and fun to make, but they are supper nutritious. Spring time is the perfect time of year to get outside and put those weeds to good use. Violets are full of vitamins and have so many health benefits. My kids love collecting the violets, making these pops and we all love eating them. What a treat!

Wild Violet Pops

What you will need:
  • 2 1/2 cup freshly picked violets without stems (separated)
  • 5 cups boiling water
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 10 - 20 drops stevia or honey to taste
  • 1 t vanilla
  • ZOKU Quick Pop Mold


Pour boiling water over 2 cups of violets in a glass bowl. Let sit covered for 6 - 8 hours to create an infusion. Stain the flowers out of the water. The water should be a pretty blue color now. Add the lemon and watch the magic happen. Then add your vanilla and sweetener to taste. Place the other 1/2 cup of violets in a glass of water. Using tweezers, take the wet violets out of the glass and place them on the insides of your ZOKU pop mold. They should stick to the side. Then place your stick in mold and you are ready to pour in your liquid. Watch it freeze in about 7 minutes and then enjoy this spring time treat. 


Thursday, April 04, 2013

Best Banana Nut Pancakes (Gluten Free, Grain Free, GAPS, Paleo)

Here are some yummy pancakes that we have been loving lately. Hope you try them!

Best Banana Nut Pancakes (Gluten Free, Grain Free, GAPS, Paleo)

6 T Coconut flour
6 Eggs
3/4 C Milk (you can use coconut milk)
A Couple Pinches Baking Soda
1 Banana, chopped
1/2 C Finely Chopped Crispy Almonds
1 t GF Vanilla

Use butter, coconut oil or lard to fry them up in a pan. Make them small as they will be easier to flip.