Yucca Oat Biscuits

This morning I went to talk with the owners of Madre Tierra – the beautiful hotel on the hill. They wanted me to do a set of yoga instruction for the guests. And I think I can now – my back is soooo good! Anyway, After that they let me take a dip in the pool for my back, then gave me breakfast, what!!! i am SO lucky.

Recipe of the Day – Yucca Oat Biscuits

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup yucca flour
  • 2 c. oats or oat flour
  • 4 T. coconut oil or butter
  • 1 tsp . baking powder
  • 1/2 c. coconut sugar or panela
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg or 1 T. chia seeds soaked in 3 T. water
  • 1/2 c. water or nut/seed milk.

DirectiONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C)
  2. Measure the flours into medium bowl. Cut oil or butter into flour with a pastry knife the size of a small peas
  3. Add baking powder, sugar, salt to the flour mixture
  4. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour egg and milk into the well. Stir well.
  5. Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes or until they just begin to turn brown (you can see some brown spots on the biscuits, but not too brown). Remove from the pan and cool on a rack.

Word of the Day – desayuno – breakfast

Tip of the Day – You could do these with less sweetening, depending on how you like your biscuits. Are you going to dip them in stew or soup? Then use less sweetening!

 

Tiko’s Grain-free Dog Treats

Wow, I just saw Paco jump from the roof to ground, for his breakfast. I know  how he feels! And I think he has discovered there is better food inside the house. He comes in though the kitchen window, whenever I’m preparing the dog’s food. And he does like their rice and meat. Plus it’s warmer and drier in here! I am not gonna share my IPAD with him, though. And speaking of animals and food, here’s a recipe for Tiko’s recovery-from-poison dog treats.

Recipe of the Day – Grain-Free Dog Treats

Ingredients:
1 1/2 c. coconut flour

1 c. cooked mashed camote or sweet potatoes/yams
1/2 c. peanut butter or nut butter
4  eggs
1/2 c.  coconut oil

1 T. carob powder

1 T. panela or coconut sugar
1 c. camote/ sweet potato puree

1/3 c. shredded carrots

2 tsp. parsley

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients and form dough into a ball
Roll out dough  onto floured cutting board,
Cut into shapes or use your floured cookie cutters. Use a spatula to slide out cookies onto cookie sheet,
Bake for 12-15 minutes until crisp. Let cool. 

Word of the Day – gato – cat

Tip of the Day – It can be hard to digest grains after being posioned. Their stomach linings are so fragile. Try these. You can eat thm, too!

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Tiko’s Favorite Corn Biscuits

Tiko’s birthday is today, Sept. 13. He’s two years old, and has all the heart he can bear, without wearing it on the outside of his body. I don’t know Toto’s birthday, so I guess it’ll be both their birthdays! “Do you like corn biscuits, Toto?” He said, Yes.”

germanshepherdpuppyRecipe of the Day – Tiko’s Favorite Corn Biscuits

Ingredients:

3 c. Wheat or gluten-free flour
3 c. cornmeal
1 1/2 c. oats
2/3 c. dry milk powder
2 tsp. salt
3 1/2 c. beef broth
1 c. vegetable oil
2 lg. eggs

1 lg. egg to brush the tops with.

DIrections:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 300°F.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk beef broth, oil, and the 2 eggs in a medium size bowl, then stir into flour mixture.
  4. Drop onto cookie sheet with rounded spoonfuls.
  5. Brush tops and sides of biscuits with the glaze.
  6. Bake 2 cookie sheets at a time for 2 hours.
  7. Turn off oven and leave the biscuits to harden. Store, covered (I use mason jars) at room temperature up to 3 months.

Word of the Day – cumpleaños – birthday

Tip of the Day – It’s his birthday, right! So today I put in some cut-up hot dogs in the biscuits. Or try cheese or peanut butter.

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