Family tea this evening which Spikey was delighted about because it meant that he had four other dogs to play with as well as the children. Great not to have to cook as I’m a course this weekend – the next module for my NLP Master Practitioner Course. This module is about beliefs and I believe that you should never show up empty-handed when visiting family or friends at mealtimes. So it was time to make something especially as I also visiting friends during the lunch break.
My friend Jacky had given me a pot of her homemade apple and ginger jam for Christmas and I wanted to put it to good use so decided to make up a recipe – Apple and Ginger Slices
Apple and Ginger Slices
1/2 cup coconut oil
Juice of one large lemon
6 oz oats
4 oz spelt flour
4 oz ground almonds
1 pot of jam
Pre heat the oven to 180oC. Melt the coconut in a saucepan and add the lemon juice. Remove from the heat and stir in the oats, spelt flour and ground almonds. Press half the mixture into a greased brownie tin, spread the jam over it before adding the remaining mixture to the top and press down. Cook for about 25 minutes. Leave to cool in the tin before cutting into slices and removing from the tin.
Yesterday it was my turn to host the NLP practice group and Spikey was delighted because as well as liking NLP he loves having visitors. He was most interested by the systemic systems exercise – he did it content free (and didn’t quite go through all the steps) before he decided that his favourite was Unstable Positive. I believe this was because he gets so excited about trying new and different things. After the practice group it was time for me to do my first NLP modelling session. Was quite anxious about this however it went really well. It turned out that my gut reaction in choosing my model was absolutely right and neither of us could believe how quickly the time went.
So to feed the practice group and my model (but not Spikey) I thought I would make a Raw Vegan Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cake. The recipe can be found here http://www.onegreenplanet.org/plant-based-recipes/raw-vegan-chocolate-caramel-pecan-cake/.
No cook recipes are very handy when you are short on time and pecan nuts are tasty and nutritious. According to the I love pecans website, pecans contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals – including vitamin A, vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, several B vitamins and zinc. Pecans are also high in healthy unsaturated fat that can lower total blood cholesterol and preserve high-density lipoproteins (HDL) or “good” cholesterol.