Holiday Apple Pie

by Dr Jo

Rice Flour Pie Crust

Mix these ingredients together in a 9-inch pie plate:

1/3 cup whole almonds, grind to a fine powder and transfer to 9 inch pie plate

¾ cup brown rice flour

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Pinch of ground cloves

Mix these together in a small saucepan:

2        Tablespoons water

2 Tablespoons oil (I use grape seed oil)

2 Tablespoons honey

Heat gently (if necessary) until honey liquefies. Pour into pie plate. Stir with fork until well blended. Let stand a few minutes for rice flour to absorb liquid. Shape crust by patting mixture firmly into place with fingers. Pat top edge of crust into a straight edge.

For unfilled crust bake at 350 degrees F for 18 minutes or until lightly browned with a few small cracks. Cool before filling.

For filled crust, bake empty shell at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes. Then add desired filling and finish baking as your recipe directs.

Makes one 9-inch pie shell. Double recipe for a 10-inch pie shell with a little left over.

From The Allergy Self-Help Cookbook

Apple Pie

At our house we always have this apple pie on Thanksgiving and Christmas for those of us who cannot tolerate table sugar (sucrose)

Fruit juice sweetened (no table sugar)

3 cups sliced apples

¼ cup frozen unsweetened apple juice concentrate, thawed

¼ teaspoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon cornstarch (or 2 tablespoons arrowroot flour)

¾ teaspoon cinnamon

1/16 teaspoon white Stevia extract

Mix the dry ingredients together. Use a small amount of the apple juice concentrate and blend into the dry ingredients. Bring the apples, lemon juice and the rest of the apple juice concentrate to a simmer in a large pan. Then add the dry ingredient mixture. Stir until thickened. Place the mixture into a precooked 9-inch pie shell and cool before serving.

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Holiday Beverages

by Dr Jo

Sparkling Punch

1 – 12 ounce can of concentrated frozen mixed fruit juice

1 – 32 ounce bottle of sparkling water

Simply mix the two ingredients in your punch bowl. My bowl holds double this recipe.

 

Carob Peppermint Tea

1 bag of your favorite peppermint tea

Steep in 1 ½ cups boiling water in your tea cup

Remove tea bag

Cashew Butter Carob Chip No-Bakers – Healthy Christmas Cookies

by Dr Jo

Now enjoy this healthy recipe for no bake cookies that nourish you with healthy oils, especially the omega-3 oils that are commonly missing from our diets.

Cashew Butter Carob Chip No-Bakers

¼ cup flax oil
¾ cup cashew butter
¼ teaspoon stevia extract white powder
½ cup unsweetened frozen concentrated apple juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup unsweetened or malt sweetened dairy-free carob chips
4 Tablespoons ground flaxseeds
1 cup rice or millet or quinoa flour or 1-2 cups rolled oats or rye flakes

Mix the oil and cashew butter together.  Mix the stevia into the carob powder.  Then, mix all the rest of the ingredients together in the order given.  The amount of flour or oat or rye flakes you use will depend partly on your oil, so don’t add it all at once, just add it a little bit at a time until you get it to the consistency you want. 
 Roll into 1 Tablespoon-sized balls.  Serve these cookies as the rolled balls, or flatten them if you like more of a cookie shape.  To keep the mixture from sticking to your hands, put a little olive oil out on a saucer and then dip your hands and your spoon you are using in the oil.  That makes it a lot easier to roll the balls.

Blessings,
Dr. Jo

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Healthy Christmas Cookies

by Dr Jo

Try this great healthy recipe for Christmas Cookies! It’s full of healthy omega 3 fats to nourish your cells and protect from illness. As a matter of fact, I created this cookie to help my grandchildren stay healthy and smart. Dr. Johanna Budwig thought that if you have the right fats in your cell membranes, you will not get cancer. We all know how much bad fats kids (and us big kids too) eat in all that fast food. So how about making some tastey, health building cookies as a special gift to you kids and loved ones.

Nut Butter No-Bakers

 

Basic recipe:

¼ cup flaxseed oil

¾ cup almond butter

? teaspoon stevia extract white powder

½ cup unsweetened frozen concentrated apple juice

¼ cup carob powder

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup raisins

4 Tablespoons ground flaxseeds

1 cup rice or millet or quinoa flour or use about 2 cups of oat or rye flakes

 

            Mix the oil and almond butter together.  Mix the stevia into the carob powder.  Then, mix all the rest of the ingredients together in the order given.  The amount of flour or oat or rye flakes you use will depend partly on your oil, so don’t add it all at once, just add it a little bit at a time until you get it to the consistency you want. 

 

            Roll into 1 Tablespoon-sized balls.  Serve these cookies as the rolled balls, or flatten them if you like more of a cookie shape.  Press a walnut or pecan into the top of each cookie if you like. Or roll the balls in fine coconut flakes. Coconut adds wonderful fats to the cookie too.

 

            To keep the mixture from sticking to your hands, put a little olive oil out on a saucer and then dip your hands and your spoon you are using in the oil.  That makes it a lot easier to roll the balls.