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Spend This Thanksgiving With A Very Special Date

Spend This Thanksgiving With A Very Special Date
by Jason Coon

Jason's Date Crumble

ORGANIC California Jewel Dates!!!
Here is a great recipe we tried last week. It’s really yummy without being overly sweet.  It would be a super addition to any Thanksgiving table, as well as an evening treat for the family. (I even had it for breakfast!)

Ingredients:

  • 2-1/2 cups chopped pitted dates
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 fresh lemon squeezed or 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1-1/3 cups flour
  • 1-1/4 cups old fashion oats
  • 2/3 cup rapadura (sugar)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup or 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
Preparation:

1.  In 2-quart saucepan, bring dates, 1-1/2 cups water and lemon juice to a boil over high heat.  Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until thickened; cool.

2.  Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine flour, oats, rapadura and baking soda.  With pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture is size of coarse crumbs.  Add 2 TBS of water.

3.  Preheat oven to 350.  Use 8-inch stoneware  or spray 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray.  Evenly pres 1/2 of the crumb mixture into pan, then top with cooled date mixture.  Crumble remaining oatmeal mixture on top, pressing gently.   (I think next time we will add some walnuts or pecans to the topping as well!)

4.  Bake 35 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool completely.  Cut into bars.

On this order we have 3 types of Organic Dates each available in 5lb boxes: Medjool, Deglet Noor Pitted and Date Pieces in Oat Flour.

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Hope this helps you out!

Tim & Erin

Sprouted Trail Mix

Whenever we travel, I am always careful to pack plenty of good healthy snacks so we aren’t tempted to garbage out on fast food and sugary granola bars. We make healthy cookies, homemade grass fed beef jerky, homemade crackers made with good yellow butter, dried apples, and this awesome trail mix, among other things.

A couple weeks ago, we took a trip to the northwoods of WI, and in an effort to save some money on our trip, we determined not to eat out at all. So for the 16 hour drive both ways, we munched on all the healthy goodies we had brought along. This trail mix was among the favorite snacks. And since the seeds are soaked first, they’re more easily digested so you feel good after eating this stuff by the handful.

Of course, you can make this trail mix without sprouting the seeds, but the sprouting process is said to increase the B vitamins, improve the protein quality of the seeds, and destroy the antinutrient, pyhtic acid.

For this recipe, you don’t really want the seeds to sprout a tail, so just soak them for about 4 hours; long enough to improve their digestibility and nutrient content.

First, soak each type of seed in a separate bowl of water with about a teaspoon of sea salt.

2 cups sunflower seeds
2 cups pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
2 cups whole, raw almonds

Strain the seeds and dehydrate at 115 degrees.

Then add:
2 cups raisins
2 cups chopped dates
2 cups flaked natural coconut
2 cups Sunspire unsweetened carop chips

Mix everything together in a big bowl and store in an airtight container.