Saturday, March 7, 2009

Upcoming Workshop and NEW RECIPE!

Hello All!

I've got a most fun full-day workshop coming up! Here are the details:

Eat More Fresh Fruits
& Vegetables and LOVE it!

Join us for a Fresh Food Preparation Workshop

April 18th, 2009 from 10am-3pm at the

Blue Lemon Restaurant Demo Kitchen

Taught by Melissa of

Sign up before March 31st & the cost is just $70, PLUS
you’ll get
a Free Package of Chocolate Covered Macaroons!
At the workshop you’ll receive:

°Free Raw Melissa Basil Spring Roll & Fresh Fruit Lunch
°Over 4-hours of Fresh Food Prep Instruction
°TONS of Samples &

°A Packet of Handouts and Recipes
Email: to register today!

The best part of all is that the
whole thing is sponsored by these two WONDERFUL businesses:



Now here's that recipe I promised:

Whatever-You-Like-Granola (Raw or Roasted)

8 C long cooking organic rolled oats

1-2 C one kind or a combination of any nuts (almonds, brazil nuts [chopped], macadamia nuts, walnuts, etc.)

1-2 C one kind or a combination of any seeds (flax, sunflower, pumpkin, etc.)

1-2 C one kind or a combination of dried fruit (cranberries, apricots, raisins, mango, pineapple)

1 C shredded coconut

1 C hulled buckwheat

2 C any natural liquid sweetener (honey, agave, or maple syrup)

2 tsp. vanilla

¼-1/2 tsp. salt (start with ¼ first and then add more if needed)

½ C walnut or almond oil

Preheat an oven to 325 degrees. Mix all ingredients but dried fruit together. The granola should be moist and sticky, but not wet. If it’s dry, you can add water ¼ C at a time until the granola feels moist and sticky. In batches, spread on a cookie sheet to about a ¾ inch thickness and place in oven. Roast for 10-20 minutes or until golden brown. Pour into another bowl and continue with another batch. The granola will feel soft to the touch but will become crisp when it cools. When all the granola is roasted, you may stir in the dried fruit. You may also dehydrate this granola for a raw granola, but be careful not to start with a granola that’s too wet or it will ferment (add more oats if it's too wet). This granola can be served with fresh fruit and organic raw milk or nut milk.