Warren Brown released a CakeLo…

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Organic “Rice Krispies” Treats

4 tablespoons organic refined coconut oil
10 ounces organic marshmallow creme
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
4 cups [150 grams] Whole Grain Brown “Rice Krispies” cereal

  1. Using the coconut oil, grease a 9 x 9 commercial cake pan. Line with unbleached parchment paper and grease.
  2. Melt coconut oil over medium heat in medium pot. Add marshmallow cream and stir together until well-blended and melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Add sea salt and vanilla. Stir well.
  4. Add cereal and stir until well-coated. Add extra cereal if you prefer a crisper treat [I do].
  5. Spread into greased pan, allow to cool.
  6. Enjoy. Sharing Optional!™

The 2010 “Dirty Dozen” – and why!

1. Celery
Celery has no protective skin, which makes it almost impossible to wash off the 64 chemicals that are used on crops.
Alternatives: organic celery, broccoli, radishes, and onions.
2. Peaches
62 pesticides are regularly applied to these delicately skinned fruits in conventional orchards.
Alternatives: organic peaches, watermelon, tangerines, oranges, and grapefruit.
3. Strawberries
If you buy strawberries, especially out of season, they’re most likely imported from countries that have less-stringent regulations for pesticide use. 59 pesticides have been detected in residue on strawberries.
Alternatives: organic strawberries, kiwi, and pineapples.
4. Apples
Like peaches, apples are typically grown with poisons to kill a variety of pests, from fungi to insects. Tests have found 42 different pesticides as residue on apples. Scrubbing and peeling doesn’t eliminate chemical residue completely, so it’s best to buy organic when it comes to apples. Peeling a fruit or vegetable also strips away many of their beneficial nutrients.
Alternatives: organic apples, bananas, and tangerines.
5. Blueberries
New on the Dirty Dozen list in 2010, blueberries are treated with as many as 52 pesticides, making them one of the dirtiest berries on the market.
6. Nectarines
With 33 different types of pesticides found on nectarines, they rank up there with apples and peaches among the dirtiest tree fruit.
Alternatives: organic nectarines, watermelon, papaya, and mango.
7. Bell peppers
Peppers have thin skins that don’t offer much of a barrier to pesticides. They’re often heavily sprayed with insecticides. Tests have found 49 different pesticides on sweet bell peppers.
Alternatives: organic bell peppers, green peas, broccoli, and cabbage.
8. Spinach
New on the list in 2010, spinach can be laced with as many as 48 different pesticides, making it one of the most contaminated green leafy vegetable.
9. Kale
Kale is known as a hardier vegetable that rarely suffers from pests and disease, but it was found to have high amounts of pesticide residue when tested this year.
Alternatives: organic kale, cabbage, asparagus, and broccoli.
10. Cherries
Even locally grown cherries are not necessarily safe. In fact, in one survey in recent years, cherries grown in the U.S. were found to have three times more pesticide residue then imported cherries. Government testing has found 42 different pesticides on cherries.
11. Potatoes
America’s popular spud reappears on the 2010 Dirty Dozen list, after a year hiatus. America’s favorite vegetable can be laced with as many as 37 different pesticides.
Alternatives: organic potatoes and sweet potatoes, eggplant, cabbage, and earthy mushrooms.
12. Grapes
Imported grapes run a much greater risk of contamination than those grown domestically. Only imported grapes make the 2010 Dirty Dozen list. Vineyards can be sprayed with different pesticides during different growth periods of the grape, and no amount of washing or peeling will eliminate contamination because of the grape’s thin skin. Remember, wine and juice is made from grapes, which testing shows can harbor as many as 34 different pesticides.

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Refreshing Summer Herbal Beverage

Grab some organic herbal teas–Summer flavors, of course, such as Raspberry, Lemon-Lime, Orange, Blueberry, etc. Bring 16 oz [4 cups] of filtered water to a boil; remove from heat and steep [soak] four bags for five minutes. Cool and put in large mason jar. Refrigerate. When the mood hits, add half cold water and half herbal tea and enjoy! For an extra sparkle, use half sparkling water (my favorite) mixed with 1/2 herbal tea. Ahhhh, delicious!

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100% Whole White Wheat Sandwich Bread Recipe [vegan] [organic] [bread machine] [Bosch] [KitchenAid]

Recipes listed for single and double loaves for each option: Bread Machine, KitchenAid Mixer or Bosch Mixer

I created this recipe out of frustration from dry, leaden and tasteless sandwich whole wheat recipes among the masses. It took many loaves (some inedible) to arrive at what I call the Ultimate WWW Bread Recipe! It is very soft and dense, with the right chew and won’t tear up when you try to spread it with your sandwich fixin’s! It can be made vegan or not, organic or not, as well as ultimate granola: vegan, organic and raw sweeteners.

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Single One-Pound Loaf [bread machine]

  • 3/4 cup whole or 2% organic milk [or plain organic soy milk]
  • 1/2 cup purified water

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Heat in microwave in glass measuring cup for one minute. Add to bread machine pan.
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Add to bread machine pan in this order.
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  1. Insert pan into bread maker and set to DOUGH. Grease bread pan with fat (I like organic palm oil shortening)—bottom and sides. When dough is done, remove and hand-knead dough for 30 seconds, into appropriate shape for loaf pan. Place in pan and cover with towel and set in warm place.
  2. Preheat oven (appropriately) to 350º F.
  3. After 30 minutes of preheating, put bread in oven on middle-rack. Bake for 20 minutes, then rotate pan 180º. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove bread from pan and place on cooling rack.
  4. Cool for 30 minutes then Enjoy. Sharing Optional!™ The bread will store up to 7 days in an airtight container (zip-lock bag with extra air pressed out will give longest life).

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Two One-Pound Loaves [bread machine]

  • 1 1/2 cups whole or 2% organic milk [or plain organic soy milk]
  • 1 cup purified water

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Heat in microwave in glass measuring cup for one and half minutes. Add to pan.
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Add to machine pan in this order.
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  1. Insert pan into bread maker and set to DOUGH. Grease bread pans with fat (I like organic palm oil shortening)—bottom and sides.When dough is done, remove dough and divide in half. Hand-knead each piece of dough for 30 seconds, form appropriate shape for loaf pan.
  2. Place in pans, cover with towel and set in warm place. After 30 minutes of bread rising, preheat oven (appropriately) to 350º F. After 30 minutes, put pans equally-spaced in oven on middle-rack.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes, then rotate pans 180º. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove loaves from pans and place on cooling rack.
  4. Cool for 30 minutes then Enjoy. Sharing Optional!™ The bread will store up to 7 days in an airtight container (zip-lock bag with extra air pressed out will give longest life).

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Single One-Pound Loaf [KitchenAid Mixer]

  1. Warm milk and water to 108º-114º (I prefer to microwave for one minute)
  2. Put milk + water + oil + honey + salt in KitchenAid with hook attachment; mix for 5-10 seconds (just until blended)
  3. Add flour + gluten + yeast to KA and pulse 4 one-second pulses. Then set mixer to “speed 2” and allow to knead for 15-18 minutes (listen for change in kneading, and go by visual clues). Do NOT add more flour; it will take longer to absorb because it is whole wheat.
  4. Knead by hand about 30 seconds; place back in mixing bowl and cover with plastic wrap; and allow to rise one hour. While bread in rising, grease bread pan with fat (I like organic palm oil shortening)—bottom and sides.
  5. Turn out dough onto counter and divide in half. Hand-knead each piece of dough for 30 seconds, form appropriate shape for loaf pan and place in pans. Pat down so bread’s surface is even. Place pans aside and cover with towel.
  6. After 30 minutes, preheat oven to 350º, with oven rack on lower-middle position.
  7. Allow to rise another 30 minutes (one hour total…or longer, as needed)
  8. Bake for 20 minutes. Rotate pan 180º, then bake another 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and tilt out of bread pans. Allow to cool minimum of 30 minutes. Store in air-tight container (after the first slice is cut, the loaf will fit perfectly in a gallon-size baggie—just squeeze out the extra air).

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Two One-Pound Loaves [KitchenAid Mixer]

  1. Warm milk and water to 108º-114º (I prefer to microwave for one minute)
  2. Put milk + water + oil + honey + salt in KitchenAid with hook attachment; mix for 5-10 seconds (just until blended)
  3. Add flour + gluten + yeast to KA and pulse 4 one-second pulses. Then set mixer to “speed 2” and allow to knead for 15-18 minutes (listen for change in kneading, and go by visual clues). Do NOT add more flour; it will take longer to absorb because it is whole wheat.
  4. Knead by hand about 30 seconds; place back in mixing bowl and cover with plastic wrap; and allow to rise one hour. While bread in rising, grease bread pans with fat (I like organic palm oil shortening)—bottom and sides.
  5. Turn out dough onto counter and divide in half. Hand-knead each piece of dough for 30 seconds, form appropriate shape for loaf pan and place in pans. Pat down so bread’s surface is even. Place pans aside and cover with towel.
  6. After 30 minutes, preheat oven to 350º, with oven rack on lower-middle position.
  7. Allow to rise another 30 minutes (one hour total…or longer, as needed)
  8. Bake for 20 minutes. Rotate pan 180º, then bake another 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and tilt out of bread pans. Allow to cool minimum of 30 minutes. Store in air-tight container (after the first slice is cut, the loaf will fit perfectly in a gallon-size baggie—just squeeze out the extra air).

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Single One-Pound Loaf [Bosch]

  1. Warm milk and water to 108º-114º (I prefer to microwave for one minute)
  2. Put milk + water + oil + honey + salt in Bosch with hook attachment; mix for 5-10 seconds (just until blended)
  3. Add flour + gluten + yeast to Bosch and pulse 4 one-second pulses. Then set mixer to “speed 1” and allow to knead for 15-18 minutes (listen for change in kneading, and go by visual clues). Do NOT add more flour; it will take longer to absorb because it is whole wheat.
  4. Knead by hand about 30 seconds; place back in mixing bowl and cover with plastic wrap; and allow to rise one hour. While bread in rising, grease bread pan with fat (I like organic palm oil shortening)—bottom and sides.
  5. Turn out dough onto counter and divide in half. Hand-knead each piece of dough for 30 seconds, form appropriate shape for loaf pan and place in pans. Pat down so bread’s surface is even. Place pans aside and cover with towel.
  6. After 30 minutes, preheat oven to 350º, with oven rack on lower-middle position.
  7. Allow to rise another 30 minutes (one hour total…or longer, as needed)
  8. Bake for 20 minutes. Rotate pan 180º, then bake another 10 minutes
  9. Remove from oven and tilt out of bread pans. Allow to cool minimum of 30 minutes. Store in air-tight container (after the first slice is cut, the loaf will fit perfectly in a gallon-size baggie—just squeeze out the extra air).

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Two One-Pound Loaves [Bosch Mixer]

  1. Warm milk and water to 108º-114º (I prefer to microwave for one minute)
  2. Put milk + water + oil + honey + salt in Bosch with hook attachment; mix for 5-10 seconds (just until blended)
  3. Add flour + gluten + yeast to KA and pulse 4 one-second pulses. Then set mixer to “speed 1” and allow to knead for 15-18 minutes (listen for change in kneading, and go by visual clues). Do NOT add more flour; it will take longer to absorb because it is whole wheat.
  4. Knead by hand about 30 seconds; place back in mixing bowl and cover with plastic wrap; and allow to rise one hour. While bread in rising, grease bread pans with fat (I like organic palm oil shortening)—bottom and sides.
  5. Turn out dough onto counter and divide in half. Hand-knead each piece of dough for 30 seconds, form appropriate shape for loaf pan and place in pans. Pat down so bread’s surface is even. Place pans aside and cover with towel.
  6. After 30 minutes, preheat oven to 350º, with oven rack on lower-middle position.
  7. Allow to rise another 30 minutes (one hour total…or longer, as needed)
  8. Bake for 20 minutes. Rotate pan 180º, then bake another 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and tilt out of bread pans. Allow to cool minimum of 30 minutes. Store in air-tight container (after the first slice is cut, the loaf will fit perfectly in a gallon-size baggie—just squeeze out the extra air).

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