M’s Amaranth Waffle Cookies

I went to this beautiful luncheon hosted by a beautiful woman, for all the ladies and children on our mountain. Such a vibrant experience with good, solid people and wonderful food. While we were speaking of how different individuals could hear everything that goes on on this mountain, we made a decision to get foghorns. If anyone hits the foghorn for three seconds, anyone in hearing distance is to call 9-1-1. Good one, right?       M also made us these incredible waffle cookies made feom Amaranto (amaranth) flour.

Recipe of the Day – Amaranth cookies

1 c. amaranth flour

1 c. platano flour

6 dates soaked for 10 minutes, or sweetener of choice

(save the date water)

pinch sea salt

2 T. coconut oil

oil for the waffle maker

Directions : Combine all ingredients by hand or in a food processor. Oil the machine and Heat the waffle machine until the light goes off. Add the batter until all holes are covered. Cook until the light goes off again. Remove with a fork.

Word of the Day – amaranto – amaranth

Tip of the Day – Use any gluten-free flour. Our local gluten-free waffle maker at the Juice Factory uses a combination of haba (bean) flour, quinoa and platano.

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No Bake Pecan Pie

I’ve found two disadvantages for having an electric bike. One is that I can’t say, “Buenos Dias,” fast enough to my neighbors. I’m going too fast! And the other is that my hair stays flat wearing my helmet. Que lastima, (What a shame), my curls are gone!

Recipe of the Day – Raw Pecan Pie


1 small papaya, sliced, or mango
8 strawberries, sliced
3/4 c. pecans, ground

5 soaked dates
3 bananas,
1 T. lemon juice

Directions: Line Pie Plate with the papaya, strawberries. Grind up 3/4 c. ground pecans . Sprinkle 1/2 cup on top of the fruit. Leave 1/4 cup for the top of the pie. Blend and spread the filling on top Sprinkle with 1 T to 2 c. raw, whole, honey-soaked pecans and the rest of the ground pecans.

Word of the Day –nueces  pecanas – pecans

Tip of the Day – Pecans delay age-related neuron activity, perhaps delaying Alzheimer’s, etc. Lowers cholestrol and helps you lose weight!

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Berry Chia Energy Bars

There are so many fireflies and dragonflies this year, on my land! People say it means ultimate and rich health on your land. It’s interesting that the word for Dragonfly here, “caballo de diablo,” means “devil’s horse.” Cute!

Recipe of the Day – Energy Bars


For the berry chia jam:
1 cup raspberries, moras or strawberries
1 tsp. coconut crystals, coconut syrup, honey or pinch of stevia
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 T. chia seeds

For the bars and ctopping:
1 cu oats
1 c. walnuts
6 pitted  dates, soaked 10 minutes (reserve the water)), or 1/3 c. sweetener of choice
pinch vanilla powder, or 1/2 tsp.vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt


  1.  Pulse the oats until they become the texture of coarse flour. Add the walnuts, dates, vanilla and salt. Turn the processor on and with the motor running, add the dates through the feeder one at a time until the mixture is uniform in texture. Add a little date water, if needed.
  2. Evenly press 3/4 of the mixture in an 8-inch by 8-inch square pan, reserving the other 1/4 as the crumble topping.
  3. Place the chia jam ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.No need to wash the processor. Set aside.
  4. Spread the chia jam over the mixture in the pan. Sprinkle with the remaining crumble topping. Cover and rchill for at least one hour before cutting into bars. Store in the refrigerator.

Word of the Day – caballo de diablo – dragonfly

Tip of the Day –Top these bars with peanut or almond butter. Take them on the road or to work with you. They sure make a great, filling snack!

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Stuffed Peppers with Mock Refried Beans

As I watched Gladys clean the last vestiges of the big house, in preparation for the new guests,  I realized the necessity of me having a housekeeper more often. I just don’t see the dirt she does. Man, this woman is great, a whirlwind and always so cheerful! And she has ten children, and works the huge corner of the Sunday market, where her son with his big smile carries your groceries, and makes to-go lunches for all the neighbor’s. Man.

Recipe of the Day – Stuffed Peppers with Mock Re-Fried Beans


1 c. sprouted chickpeas
1/2 c. walnuts
1 avocado
juice of 1 lime
1 clove garlic
1 tsp. olive oil
2 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Directions: Sprout 1 c. chickpeas (garbanzos) Soak chickpeas in water for one day, sprout (drain) for a 1.5 days. In food processor, process until chunky the sprouted chickpeas, then stir in the other ingredients.

Top with nacho cheesy sauce:

2 c. water
1/2 c. cashews
tops of 2 orange/yellow bell peppers
1/2 c. nutritional yeast
1 T. lemon juice
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. onion pdr.
1/2 tsp. garlic pdr.
1/2 heaping tsp. cumin

Directions: Blend.
Fill 2 bell peppers with your mock refried beans. Cover with salsa, corn, and nacho cheesy sauce. Yum!

Word of the Day – ayudante – helper

Tip of the Day – Get help when you can.

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Nacho Cheesy Sauce

A couple asked me for a raw diet for Parkinson’s, but honestly, it appears to be the same thing we were told when we were young: Eat your fruits and vegetables.  Here’s what you should do, in a nutshell. (No pun intended.) Animal products block L-Dopamine, which is crucial to getting well. So avoid them. Eat bananas, brown rice, some people say 2 c. coffee a day. Also take matcha tea and shitake mushrooms. Detox with raw organic juices and fermented foods. Eat nuts, seeds, coldwater fish like tuna, salmon and sardines, which are high in the Omega 3s. Turmeric, leafy greens, coconut oil, avocado, bananas, walnuts, chickpeas, dark chocolate and eggs. And then, foods rich in antioxidants, like: apples, asparagus, bananas, broccoli, citrus, melon, peaches, potaotes, walnuts, beans brussel sprouts, cabbage and whole grains. There you go!

Recipe of the Day – Nacho Cheesy Sauce

Nacho cheesy sauce:
2 c. water
1/2 c. cashews
tops of 2 orange/yellow bell peppers
1/2 c. nutritional yeast
1 T. lemon juice
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. onion pdr.

Directions: Blend.

Word of the Day – disease – enfermedad

Tip of the Day – Eat a high fruit and vegetable diet before you get sick.

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No-Bake Peach Cobbler

You think I’m a fearless, courageous woman living on my own in Ecuador, huh? Listen to this letter I wrote to a male friend at midnight:

On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM, Dorothy Delaney <dorothydelaney@gmail.com> wrote:
I’m camping up above in the grass hut, right? And I heard a little body jump down from the trees, and TIko’s barking, and we’re staring down a guanchaca with my flashlight, who’s growling at Tiko and Tiko is backing down. What do I do? Throw rocks at it? I don’t want him to come in my hut and we both feel trapped. He looks really scary and mean and wild. I have food in here. Potatoes and rice and stuff.

He wrote … you should be safe unless he has rabies .
They do not move very fast but be sure her babies are not near you that would be the only reason he would be aggressive if he does not have Rabies.. I Just got this email I see you sent it 7 hours ago I Imagine your Ok by now..

D – Oh, ,ha ha, I feel like such a camping wimp, being scared like that.
But he looked like that creature from Harry Potter, or the Hobbit- Gollum, and he/she
was staring at me with those black, beady eyes. in the pitch dark, with no intention of moving.

I’ll bet it was a mom, like you said, since she was growling at Tiko so fiercely and wouldn’t budge.
I wonder what I could do to scare it away next time.
I’m glad I didn’t throw rocks at it, Now that you say it’s safe. Plus I couldn’t dredge up any rock-throwing anger.

 Recipe of the Day – Peach Cobbler

2 c. walnuts
1/2 c. dates
pinch salt
1 T. cinnamon
6-8 peaches,(or any other fruit) sliced.
Directions: Food process until crumbly. Press into pie plate.
For the filling:

3-4 of the peaches with
1/2 c. dates
1 T. psyllium powder
pinch nutmeg
pinch lemon peel
dash cinnamon
Directions: Blend. Stir in rest of the peaches. Pour over crust. Add topping:

1 T. coconut oil
1/4 c. coconut crystals or raw sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Directions: Dollop over pie.

Chill. Serve with banana ice cream!

Word of the Day – guanchaca – possum-type rodent here

Tip of the Day – Just be peaceful, Dorothy, and don’t worry.

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Papaya Rice Bowl

A neighbor asked me how I cut down my papayas which are too hard to reach. I told her I watched some guys do it along the road. Without a ladder, they used a forked stick. It works great. You put it under the apex of the fruit and the stem, and give it a twist, just as you would with your hand. Be prepared to catch it!

Recipe of the Day – Papaya Rice Bowl

1/2 sliced papaya, de-seeded

1 c. cooked brown rice

1 fresh banana

1/2 avocado

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. coconut crystals

Directions :Cut the papaya in half and scoop out the seeds. Ladle the brown rice inside, and top with sliced bananas, avocado, and sprinkle with cinnamon and coconut crystals.

Word of the Day – twist – Torcer,

complain – quejarse

Tip of the Day – Eat a spoonful of those papaya seeds before you discard them. They remove parasites?

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Apple Papaya Green Smoothie

I just traded my Friend and neighbor, Marli, a bunch of my organic bananas for a bag of sunflower seeds, shelled and organic. Good trade! I love it when we can share things we need without using money. Anyway these are raw, already shelled. And perfect because I’m addicted to them with raisins and have them now for camping. If you live in the area, you can get other products from Marli’s Family. I might as well just give you her list!

Most updated list sent on 5/24/2017

Hi everybody,
Here is the list of products that are available right now. Please email me if you are interested. Note price change in a few products, the only product that price went up is Amaranth a few others the price went down, and also note that the cashews are roasted and with salt…

500ml = 16.9oz ($12)
250ml = 8.45oz ($8)
125ml = 4.22oz spray ($5)

Almonds (Chile) unsoaked $9.00
Walnuts (Chile) unsoaked $8.50
Raisins Unsulphured (Chile) $2.50 **Out of Stock
Flax Seeds (Canada) $0.80
White Sesame Seeds (India) $3.50/lb
Sunflower seeds (Argentina) $4.00/lb
Cashews ROASTED AND SALTED (Vietnam/India) $16.00
Dates (US) $12.00

Organic Quinoa (Ecuador)$3.50
Organic Lentils (Ecuador)$2.50
Organic brown rice (Ecuador)$1.50
Organic rolled oats (Ecuador)$1.50
Organic amaranth (Ecuador) $5.00
Organic popcorn ( Ecuador) $2.25
Organic garbanzo (Ecuador) $3.50
Organic Olive Oil (Spain) $12.00
Organic Pumpkin Seeds (Ecuador) $5.00

Please email me if you are interested.

Recipe of the Day =  Apple Green Papaya Smoothie


1 c. apple juice

1 handful spinach

1 c. papaya

1 frozen banana.

Directions: Blend. Yum!

Word of the Day – abrazos – hugs

Tip of the Day – When you eat seeds, like nuts, you don’t need to eat a whole box full. Wait twenty minutes and you’ll see how full you are after one tablespoon even, and how much energy you have. You don’t want to be bogged down by digestion. Just energy!

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Raw Eggplant Parmezano

The Delaney family reunion I am missing very much! It’s my eldest brother, Brian’s 70th birthday. And they are all celebrating tonight at my my brother, Paul’s house in Joshua Tree, California. Estoy muy celosa! I’m very jealous. And also a little sad.

My nephew, Dylan Diego Delaney and Clare.
My cousin and Anne and beautiful sister, Mary.
Clare and my niece, Teagan
Clare, Brian and Paul

Recipe of the Day –

My daughter, Clare, and brothers Martin and Paul

Raw Eggplant Parmezana –


One very large or two medium eggplants.

Marinara Sauce,

1. Peel and slice the eggplant into 1/4 inch round slices.
2. Soak the eggplant slices in salted water for 1-2 hours.
3.Drain the eggplant slices, coat each slice with breading, if desired, and place them onto the dehydrator tray.

Marinara sauce:
1 cups tomatoes
1/2 c. sundried tomatoes, soaked
1/8 cup olive oil
1-2 cloves garlic
1 T. parsley
pinch  cayenne
pinch of Italian herbs
1 tsp. sea salt
Directions:Combine the sauce ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour over each slice as it lays in the dehydrator.
Sprinkle with parmezano.

Parmezano :
1/2 c. raw almonds, pinenuts or cashews
2 T. nutritional yeast
1 tsp. miso
1 clove garlic (optional)
1/4 tsp. salt, heaping
In a food processor, by hand or in a grinder, combine the cheese ingredients and blend until smooth.

Directions: Dehydrate at 105 degrees for 4-6 hours.

Word of the Day – eggplant

Tip of the Day – When dehydrated longer, the eggplant becomes crisper, making it into crisp little pizzas! These are the best raw pizzas I’ve ever had!

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Donna’s Quinoa Corn Salad with Avocado

I awoke this morning, as did the sun, and thought, “it’s so beautiful. And I live here.”

Anyway, Gosh, I watch these young women and men with their families, so aware of diet, may trying to live a raw food lifestyle.With all the new information we have on individuals and their dietary needs, it’s hard enough to deal with all the differences in your family’s diet. Then add in blood types, allergies, preferences and illnesses, plus income restrictions, and it can be pretty difficult to come up with diets for everyone. The food preparer can feel like their just preparing food all day, and doing nothing else. I watch them engage their kids in soaking the seeds, straining the water, putting cookies in the dehydrator. They really have to think ahead, two-three days for sprouting, and getting into the rhythm of the daily production of many meals. It’s really awe-inspiring to watch.

Reclpe of the Day – Quinoa Corn Salad


2 c. cooked quinoa

4 c. corn

3 ripe avocadoes, diced

  • 2 c. tomatoes, chopped
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  • 1 c. chopped red onion
  • 1/4 c. seeded jalapeno
  • 1 T. lime peel
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Directions: In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the quinoa for 15 minutes. In a smaller pot, cook the corn for 3 minutes. Toss the tomatoes, red peppers, onion, jalapeno peppers and lime zest to the bowl. Then gently add the avocados and lemon juice.

    Whisk the lime juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and cayenne  together in a small bowl and pour over the vegetables. Toss well. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve

    Word of the Day – madres – mothers

    Tip of the Day – Keep breathing, you young mothers out there. Work is prayer, too, and you’re so beautiful.

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