Wednesday, March 14, 2012

WIAW-- Another 7 day

Welcome to another installment of What I Ate Wednesday.  We are now officially 2 full weeks into 7.  Yup, 14 days...but nobody's counting.  I waxed philosophical about my fasting yesterday and here are some amazing responses I received from beautiful friends:

Sometimes His will is that we share what is in His heart. While you have been on this "fast" you have shared things in your heart that I would say are very near and dear to the heart of our precious Father. So I would not say that God isn't in control - for it just may be His desire that you share His heart, and while doing this you have shared it with others as well. Sometimes we over complicate things and miss what He is doing completely. You are encouraging and inspiring others around you...just keep doing what is in your heart to do, stay in the Word and keep your eyes on Him! (Thanks Aunt Catherine)

And from my dear friend Brandy:

Fasting is like rain... you know it is a good thing when it happens but the effects are always dramatic later when you can see what grew.

I am so blessed with wise council, especially in this season of my life!

So meals continue as usual.  Just 7 foods spun in different ways to keep you guessing.
Breakfast: Oatmeal cooked in almond milk.  Diced apples stirred in and a topping of almond butter.

Lunch: Spinach salad topped with almond slices, avocado and a roasted sweet potato followed quickly by an apple.

Snack #1: un-pictured handful of almonds.

Snack #2: last piece of the apple pie concoction from Monday night's potluck.

Dinner: Green smoothie made with silken tofu, apple juice, spinach, almond butter and oats.

Snack: Sweet potato chips dipped in mashed avocado (my version of guacamole).

A day's worth of eats using only 7 ingredients.  Can you believe I managed to create some semblance of apple pie out of just these ingredients?
Oats, almonds and apples...a touch of cinnamon and a bit of olive oil.  Combined to create dessert! 

Apple Pie

by Tanya Kummerow
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients (8 servings)
    For the Crust
    • 1/2 cup grated raw apple
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
    • 1 cup rolled oats
    • 1/4 cup almond meal
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • apple juice if needed to hold it together
    For the filling
    • 5 medium sized granny smith apples
    • 1 cup apple juice
    • sliced almonds for garnish
    • 1/4 cup almond butter
    • 1 teaspoon almond extract
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    For the crust
    Grate your raw apple and mix with oil, nuts, oats, almond meal and salt. Add apple juice a teaspoon or tablespoon at a time until the crust is crumbly but holds together.
    Turn into greased pie plate and spread crust along bottom and sides until completely covered. The crust should be about 1/8th of an inch thick.
    Bake crust at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.
    For the filling
    While the crust is baking, peel, core, and slice your apples. Add to a medium pan with apple juice, almond butter, almond extract and cinnamon.
    Heat to boiling, stirring frequently until apples are soft and juices turn into a caramel texture. Reduce heat to low or off and let stand until crust is finished, the sauce will continue to thicken around the apples.
    Turn the filling into the baked pie crust and garnish with sliced almonds. Serve warm or cool. Would be delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
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