Orange Buttercream Frosting

This is a guaranteed way to make yourself some friends. 

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This orange buttercream frosting is creamy and delicious, with the perfect hint of orange to wow your tastebuds!
 

Jonas' friend Leila spent some time with us over spring break and they made this frosting recipe to take cupcakes to Ellensburg Vegetarian Society's monthly potluck. We added a little bit of orange extract into the cupcakes to complete the chocolate orange experience and judging by everyone's reactions they were a complete success.

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Watch the video to follow along with Jonas and Leila (kids love watching and adults get a good laugh because toddler bakers are so sweet and delightful) or just follow the recipe:


Ingredients

1 cup earth balance (or other vegan butter)
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Method

Combine earth balance, orange extract, and vanilla. Add powdered sugar slowly, up to 1/4 cup at a time.

**I purchased the orange extract at Super 1 but check out the link above to the brand on amazon because it was so amazing that I really felt like it took the flavor of the frosting to a whole new level compared to the other ones I've used in the past.



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Hummus

There are a lot of different ways to make hummus, but this is by far our favorite!

Hummus among us

Hummus among us

Creamy and dreamy; excellent for dipping vegetables, pita, chips, crackers, or using as a protein spread inside a wrap or burrito. You can also take a tip from Jonas and eat it with your fingers!


Ingredients:

1 can chickpeas
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup tahini
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon nutritional yeast

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Jonas used our Vitamix. Blend for a few minutes, until smooth and consistent in texture.


Jonas being very patient even though all he wanted to do was eat it!

Jonas being very patient even though all he wanted to do was eat it!

Let us know in the comments if you got a copy of this recipe at the E3 Spring Fair!


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Energy Bites

Easy, healthy snacks that taste like cookies!

No baking required!

Follow along with Jonas on youtube or get creative and come up with your own add-ins. This recipe works best in a food processor, but work with what you have. We used our Vitamix blender!

Jonas ate this whole plate!

Jonas ate this whole plate!

Tired of the same old lactation cookie recipe?

This recipe is packed with healthy ingredients. The bonus is that many of them (like oats and flax seeds) are also considered galactagogues, so nursing mothers can make these as a treat to help boost milk supply.

Cashew and peanut butter bites

Cashew and peanut butter bites


Ingredients:
I cup oats
1/2 cup cashews
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 teaspoon flax seeds
2 teaspoons vanilla
Dash of salt

Method:
Pulse oats and cashews to combine, then add maple syrup and peanut butter. Pulse again, then add flax seeds, vanilla, and salt. Roll into balls and refrigerate until firm.
 


This recipe was adapted from namelymarly.com

Jonas took the name to heart, and ate each ball in one bite!

Jonas took the name to heart, and ate each ball in one bite!


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Chocolate Chia Pudding (Paleo)

Chia seeds are a superfood!

This pudding is so healthy you can eat it for breakfast!



Add to blender:

1 1/4 cups plant milk
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of salt
4 tablespoons maple syrup

Blend until smooth and refrigerate over night (or at least 4 hours).


Pudding breakfast for Jonas, complete with fresh mango, frozen blueberries, almonds, and banana chips.

Pudding breakfast for Jonas, complete with fresh mango, frozen blueberries, almonds, and banana chips.

This recipe was adapted from paleogrubs.com


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