Buckwheat Pancake Bread for Sandwiches (wheat and dairy-free)

My son is not able to eat dairy or wheat and so I have been thinking about how to make bread quickly (with no dairy or wheat).
I am happy to say that I just discovered an easy way to make simple, delicious, sandwich bread.
My son just loves it.

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Here is what the buckwheat looked like before I ground it – You can use already ground store bought buckwheat flour if you wish although I highly recommend grinding your own flour since it is so easy to do and more healthy and delicious when the flour is fresh. 

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I added one cup of buckwheat to my grain grinder

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The flour turned out perfect. Very fine and powdery. Turns out, buckwheat is very easy to grind.

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Recipe
1 cup buckwheat flour (fresh ground or store bought- I highly recommend fresh ground)
1 egg (I use duck eggs from our local farm)
3/4 – 1 cup water (add more water if the batter is too think to pour)
2 tablespoons oil (I used ricebran oil)
1 tablespoon sugar (I used coconut nectar)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Mix all the ingredients until smooth (30 – 60 seconds)

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Add 1/8 cup oil (I use rice bran oil) to a pan and heat it up until warm.
Then add a ladle full of batter (the more batter you add, the larger the pancake – if the batter doesn’t easily flow into the pan, you may need to add more water, 1/8 cup at a time)

Turn the pancake when you can see bubbles all around the pancake.

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Look at this beautiful brown color.

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Fold pancake in half to make a beautiful sandwich

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Here is our sandwich… It contains salmon salad and homemade aioli, spinach, roma tomatoes, red onions, alfalfa sprouts and mustard.

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Turmeric Juice

Turmeric is an amazing herb. It is truly one of my favorites.
According to WebMD
The root of turmeric is used widely to make medicine.

Turmeric is used for arthritis, heartburn (dyspepsia), stomach pain, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomachbloating, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver problems and gallbladder disorders.

It is also used for headaches, bronchitis, colds, lung infections, fibromyalgia, leprosy, fever, menstrual problems, and cancer. Other uses include depression, Alzheimer’s disease, water retention, worms, and kidney problems.

Some people apply turmeric to the skin for pain, ringworm, bruising, leech bites, eye infections, inflammatory skin conditions, soreness inside of the mouth, and infected wounds.

Don’t confuse turmeric with Javanese turmeric root (Curcuma zedoaria).
Here is a simple way to drink turmeric juice on a regular basis.

Ingredients:
Turmeric root (powdered turmeric if you do not have a juicer)
Lemon
Raw Organic Honey or Coconut Nectar
Spring Water or Coconut Water

Mix ingredients to taste
Use juicer if using fresh turmeric root

How to Avoid GMOs While Dining Out

The following article is from the Food Babe

When I told a friend recently that my next post was going to be on avoiding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) at restaurants, he responded “good f*&*ing luck!”…It’s nearly impossible to avoid GMOs if you are eating out and the reaction from my friend illustrates exactly how dire the situation has become here in America.

I thought it would be prudent to share the best tips to minimize your exposure to GMOs when eating out, especially until the government listens to the overwhelming majority of us and puts labels on GMOs.

How to avoid consuming GMO’s when eating out:

  1. Unless labeled or listed organic (or from a reputable local farm the restaurant can verify doesn’t use GMO seeds or feed), I suggest avoiding these 8 genetically modified (GM) foods when dining out:
    • Corn
    • Soy
    • Sugar (beet sugar – i.e. refined sugar)
    • Papayas (from Hawaii)
    • Canola
    • Cotton (cottonseed oil)
    • Dairy (conventional American cow’s milk and cheese)
    • Zucchini/Yellow Squash
    • Conventional Meat (They are fed GM corn & soy)
  2. GM corn, soy and canola oil are the cheapest for restaurants to purchase. Ask your server about the oils they use to make your food – this is where GMOs are hidden in almost everything from salad dressings to soups to pan or deep fried items.
  3. Know the exceptions: Ask if the cheese is imported. A cheese from France means you are safe from rbGH – genetically engineered growth hormone and genetically modified ingredients, as this country has banned GMOs all together.
  4. Look out for these hidden GM ingredients: Amino Acids, Aspartame, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Ascorbate, Vitamin C, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Flavorings (“natural” and “artificial”), High Fructose Corn Syrup, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Lactic Acid, Maltodextrins, Molasses, Monosodium Glutamate, Sucrose, Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), Xanthan Gum, Vitamins, Yeast Products.
  5. Unless the sugar they use to make desserts is 100% pure cane, it’s likely from GM sugar beets
  6. Consider having the Non-GMO Shopping Guide in your purse or pocket that has a list of GM ingredients that you want to avoid and give it to your waiter or even call ahead. If more people did this, maybe restaurants would start to pay more attention to the products they buy

Non-GMO at Restaurants in Santa Cruz

Non-GMO Meals at Restaurants in Santa Cruz and surrounding areas and towns:

(Be sure to read my previous post: How to avoid GMOs While Dining Out)

 

Bantam

1010 Fair Ave
Open M-Saturday starting at 5pm

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“Don’t panic, it’s organic” is their motto.
The pizza is marvelous!
Organic and prepared fresh using a wood burning stove.
Pictured:
The marinara pizza with arugula on top. The dough was so fresh and the spices tasted really fresh as well.
My husband had the pancetta pizza and added housemade sausage and was absolutely delighted with it.
I had a locally made organic grenache wine and my husband had one of their locally made beers.
For dessert my husband had a flour-less chocolate cake from HEAVEN (he shared), and I had roasted cherries with lemon ice cream (from Penny’s!)
To view their menu, go to their facebook page. Their menu changes regularly. Last night’s menu will be found in their posts.
https://www.facebook.com/Bantam1010


Sotola

Farm to Fork – locally grown mostly organic – most everything made from scratch and they cook with rice bran oil

Their roasted artichokes, with aioli made from scratch with olive oil,
are just wonderful.
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231 Esplanade Suite 102
Capitola, CA 95010

Open Everyday 11:30am to 10:00pm

​Be sure to call for reservation because they are usually booked up on the weekends
831.854.2800

 

La Posta

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At la Posta, chefs Katherine Stern and Mark Denham deliver a fresh, market-driven menu inspired by the local community of farmers, foragers and fishermen, who provide an abundance of riches to our kitchen.

Pizzas and house-made bread from our brick oven, cured meats and fresh pastas are complemented by an adventurous wine list that highlights the indigenous grapes Italy.

Neighborhood Night

Join us every Tuesday night for live music and your choice of pasta or a pizza and a glass of wine for only $15! Reservations are recommended.

HOURS

Monday Closed
Tuesday 5:30 – 9:30
Wednesday 5:30 – 9:30
Thursday 5:30 – 9:30
Friday 5:30 – 10:00
Saturday 5:30 – 10:00
Sunday 5:00 – 8:00

http://lapostarestaurant.com/index.php

Ristorante Avanti

Italian restaurant – Locally sourced seasonal organic ingredients beautiful atmosphere.  Make sure to get reservations on the weekends because they will book up.

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Hours
Dinner

5p-9p Sunday through Thursday

5p-930p Friday and Saturday

Lunch

1130a-2p Monday through Friday

 

Oswald’s 


Local organic ingredients. They cook with rice bran oil. Be sure to call for reservations because this place will book up.

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HOURS:
CLOSED MONDAYS
COCKTAIL HOUR TUESDAYS-SATURDAYS 4:30-6pm at the bar & in the lounge.
DINNER TUESDAYS-SUNDAYS @5:30pm
LUNCH WEDNESDAYS THURSDAYS FRIDAYS 11:30am-2pm

121 SOQUEL AVE.@FRONT ST.SANTA CRUZ, CA, 9506083
1-423-7427

Au Midi

Local organic – they do not use canola oil or GMO oil

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Our Hours:

Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
closed Sunday – Monday

Catering and Private Parties
available 7 days a week. Contact us for more information.

For Reservations/information
call: 831-685-2600

Contact us by email
info@aumidi.com

Visit Us at:
Au Midi Restaurant & Bistrot
Aptos Village Square
7960 Soquel Drive, Suite E
Aptos, CA 95003

Ristorante Casa Nostra

Located in Ben Lomond – they cook with olive oil – Local and mostly organic

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Come to Ristorante Casa Nostra for the live music in the latter part of most weeks, stay for the fresh seafood, local and Italian wines & beers, and daily food specials.

Hang out in the Tap Room or schedule a private-party for your upcoming occasion. With talented chefs and a dedicated wait staff, Casa Nostra suits most any occasion, is very family friendly AND the Tap Room & redwood dining grove are dog-friendly.

Also, if you are interested in baked goods, gelato, or other sweet & savory snacks, then cross the street to the Ben Lomond Baking Company for an expansive variety to choose from – plus the Baking Company is open until 8pm daily.

Spaghetti and meatballs – gluten free options available

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9217 Highway Nine
Ben Lomond, California 95005
(831) 609 – 6132
Open Daily

 

Cafe Gratitude

Vegan – plant based food – they use olive oil to cook but they do use canola oil in their vegan cheese as well as some other items.

cafe gratitude 2103 Lincoln St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone number (831) 427-9583

Dharma’s

Mostly organic and vegan and they do not use canola oil or GMO oils to cook with.
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Natural Vegetarian Organic Food

Dharma’s Restaurant is a natural & organic vegetarian restaurant in Santa Cruz, California. Founded in 1982, Dharma’s has been serving quality vegetarian food to the community near and far, offering a wide variety of organic vegetarian and vegan dishes. Our menu includes dishes from Classic American cuisine, Authentic Thai dishes, Home-style Mexican foods and Japanese Miso Soups.

Santa Cruz Community Restaurant

Dharma’s restaurant is known worldwide for its healthy, fresh, organic vegetarian foods. We are family friendly and have a community-oriented environment. We are dedicated to providing quality vegetarian meals in genrous portions.

Natural Organic Ingredients

We attempt to use the best quality ingredients available, a large majority of them being organic, such as flours, veggies, some fruits, lentils, beans, soy products, grains & pastas. We use expeller pressed extra virgin olive oil and safflower oils, and of course, we use no preservatives!

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Open 7-days a week, from 8am to 9pm, serving breakfast until noon, lunch and dinner from 11am on. We offer outdoor seating are close to the beach, serve beer and wine and are available for take out orders. We look forward to seeing you soon, so please come and visit.

4250 Capitola Rd
Capitola, CA, 95010
directions

(831) 462-1717

Open every day
8am – 9pm

 


Home

 

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Located in Sequel Village.
HOME is serving local, seasonal veggies to accompany, or not, even more local, nose to tail animals hand butchered by the talented Chef Brad Briske.

email: info@homesoquel.com

find us at: 3101 N. Main St. Soquel, Ca 95073

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831.431.6131

*PLEASE NOTE WE ARE ON OPENTABLE BUT NOT ALL OF OUR TABLES ARE LISTED THERE * ALWAYS GIVE US A CALL TOO*

 

Pearl of the Ocean

Chef Ayoma Wilen is the owner of Pearl of the Ocean. She is such a lovely person and a fabulous cook.
In fact, she was winner of the coveted and prestigious,  “Best Chefs America Award” in 2013 .
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Absolutely no GMOs will be found here.
 Ayoma Wilen, the owner/chef, is continuing the tradition of serving delicious Sri Lankan cuisine, using fresh quality organic and locally grown ingredients, and a variety of special ingredients imported directly from Sri Lanka.
We have many vegetarian and vegan offerings that are unique to our restaurant, as well as several dishes that include meat and seafood.  In addition to all the delicious food, we have a wonderful selection of teas and exotic drinks. You’ll enjoy our cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere, at reasonable prices; once you try it, you’ll be back for more. Come savor the flavors of Sri Lanka!

 

 

The Hollins House


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Most everything on their menu will be non-GMO. Unfortunately, they use Canola oil in their fryer, so avoid the French fries.
My favorite thing to order on the menu is their grass-fed burger
Dining Room – Open to the public Tuesday through Friday (and selective Saturday’s) from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, for Dinner. Phone 831-459-9177 for reservations. Happy Hour Tuesday-Thursday from 4-6 p.m. – cannot beat the views and we throw the scenery in for free! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
http://www.thehollinshouse.com/dining.php

 

 

River Street Cafe


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A good place for breakfast or lunch. All organic, local, farm fresh.

Mostly outdoor seating:
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Phone
(831)420-1280

Address
415 River St. Suite K
Santa Cruz, Ca 95060

Hours
Mon-Sat: 8:00am-5:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am-4:00pm
http://rivercafesantacruz.com/contact/

 

Geisha Sustainable Sushi

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It can be very difficult to find a sushi place that will serve a Non-GMO meal.
And like most restaurants,  most of the items on their menu contain GMOs, but here, you can order sushi rolls without GMOs by asking for the organic soy sauce and the brown jasmine rice (white rice at other sushi places will be made with GMO sugar and vinegar made from GMO corn).
I like to order their wild Prawns caught in Canada with avocado, basil and cashews.
https://www.facebook.com/geisha.capitola/info
I also really like their salads. I get mine without the carrots though. 🙂
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200 Monterey Ave
Capitola, California

Call (831) 464-3328
11:30AM – 9:00PM

 

Café Delmarette

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Olitas Cantina and Grille

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Only order from the specials menu  – with the exception of their organic salad with prawns, their regular menu is full of canola and other types of GMOs.
This is a beautiful restaurant with some amazing food out on the Santa Cruz Wharf, however, it may be a bit more difficult to find non-GMO meals here because there.
On the good side, they buy from the local farmer’s market (found only on their specials section). They also use only rice bran oil to cook their food.  They have wonderful organic salads and homemade dressings.
Most of their meat is wild or grass-fed and their fish is mostly wild as well.
Be sure and avoid the corn chips and corn/flour tortillas.
Everything at Olitas is prepared fresh daily by Chef/Owner Steve Elb, the long-time Executive Chef of the Sea Cloud and Clouds Downtown.
http://olitassantacruz.com/food.htm

We do love their organic salad with prawns and strawberry margaritas
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49B Municipal Wharf , Santa Cruz, CA
(831) 458-9393
info@olitassantacruz.com

Hours
Sunday Noon-Close
Monday Noon-Close
Tuesday Noon-Close
Wednesday Noon-Close
Thursday Noon-Close
Friday Noon-Close
Saturday Noon-Close

Jerk House


My favorite thing they offer is their prawn tacos (gluten free). I order them with mixed greens instead of cabbage and they are fabulous. (see below)
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I also am a fan of their beef jerk patties. 🙂
(See below)
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The coconut prawns are really delicious too! (See below)
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Outdoor Patio • Organic Produce • Locally Sourced Ingredients
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Thoughtful decor inside as well
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The Jerk House offers traditional and fusion Jamaican cuisine. They use organic and locally sourced ingredients.
From the website: “Come enjoy our relaxing patio and amazing boat bar! Dog friendly patio and flip flop friendly dining room. We look forward to meeting and yours! Bless & much love!”
Tuesday-Thursday, Sunday 11 – 9
Friday & Saturday 11 – 9:30
Closed Monday
Happy Hour 2 – 5 Tuesday – Friday

The Jerk House
2525 Soquel Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95065-1950
(831) 316-7575

 

Jaguar 


New and popular non-GMO Mexican restaurant
You must get a reservation on weekends because they are completely booked.
All meals are prepared with only locally grown organic produce. Hand made tortillas with no oil, all made to order, salsas and sauces are also all made in house. They cook with non-GMO corn oil. They use local and organic farms, choosing to purchase everything from produce, meats, and cheeses from family-owned farms.Screen Shot 2017-10-15 at 10.53.09 PM

My son’s favorite thing here is there prawn ceviche 
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Open 6 days a week! Closed on Tuesdays.

Lunch: 11 am to 3 pm
Dinner: 5 pm to 9 pm

India Joze

Uses rice bran oil. Ingredients non- GMO

India JozeTuesday – Saturday 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Sunday & Monday — Closed (Special Events Fairly Common)
418 Front Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (across from the metro station)
— look for BAMBOO on the sidewok —
831-325-3633 — Please do not phone orders, if possible, use our online ordering.

Earthbelly


They cook with rice bran oil but they do have some “organic” canola in some of their foods.. so if you want to avoid canola, you will need to let them know. 🙂
From their website:
Earthbelly is deeply committed to serving 100% non-GMO, organic food that is affordable. We believe that everybody should have access to clean, unprocessed, unmodified food that is delicious, convenient, and won’t break the bank.

 

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hours
Mon-Thurs 10am – 9pm
Friday 10am – 10pm
Saturday 9am – 10pm
Sunday 9am – 9pm
call us
(831)621-2248
email us
info@eatearthbelly.com
visit us
381 Soquel Ave.
Santa Cruz, 95062 CA

 

Cremer House

Located in Felton – Cook with Rice Bran oilWe believe in supporting and protecting organic farmers. Better for farms, better for the environment, better for you – and it tastes better too.

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24 craft beers and ciders on tap

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organic donuts

cremer house 7cremer house 5Built by Thomas Cremer in 1874, The Cremer House is the oldest building in downtown Felton. For many years it functioned as the Grand Central Hotel, a restaurant, bar, and boarding house run by Thomas and his wife, Margaret. Rich with history, the building has been preserved and restored to create the perfect setting for an American Restaurant & Alehouse. We serve bountiful lunches and hearty dinners inspired by classic American recipes: homemade and traditional. We showcase a variety of 24 craft beers and ciders on tap, as well as 10 local wines on tap, and homemade sodas. From the outdoor patio to inside at the bar, The Cremer House is the perfect spot to enjoy a handcrafted beverage and a thoughtfully prepared meal in a small town outlined by redwoods.

6256 Highway 9 Felton, California 95018 T: 831.335.3976

Lunch
Tuesday – Sunday 11:30 – 2:30pm

Jars & Boards
Tuesday – Sunday 3-5pm ($1 off all draft beers and wines)

Dinner
Sunday – Thursday 5-9:00 pm, Friday & Saturday 5-9:30 pm

CLOSED MONDAYS

CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Day

Redwood Pizza

In Felton – the dough and marinara sauce and vegetable toppings is 100 % organic  –  Gluten free dough choice too. We bring our own Miyoko’s cheese (that actually melts and tastes wonderul) for them to add to our pizza. Sometimes we bring in our own grated goat or sheep cheese – (for hard cheeses, they require them to be grated first).
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They source most of ingredients locally, including all produce and wines.
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We love the inside. So cozy and warm and it smells amazing in there.

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Tuesday thru Sunday 4 pm – 9 pm, except
Friday & Saturday until 10 pm
Lunch
Saturday & Sunday only, starting at 1 pm
Happy Hour
All day Wednesday, and 4 pm – 5 pm every weekday
$1 off draft beers & glasses of wine
$4 off pitchers of beer
(closed Mondays — open for fundraisers and private parties only)

6205 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018
831-335-1500

Penny’s Ice Cream

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“The Penny Ice Creamery combines fresh local ingredients in small batches to create delicious artisinal ice cream. As one of the smallest dairy manufacturing plants in California, our production from all organic dairy and sustainably grown ingredients is done in the shop in full view of our visitors.”
(I love almost everything here – the only thing that I avoid is their fried foods because unfortunately, they use Canola in their fryer)
http://thepennyicecreamery.com/about/

 

The Loving Hut

Vegan Cuisine – they cook with rice bran oil – San Jose – Palo Alto – Milpitas – Fresno – San Francisco – San Diego – Santa Clara – Orange
This is my son’s favorite place to eat and even though my husband believes that a meal must include meat, he still really likes this place.

(My husband and son at the Milpitas, CA location- our favorite location because of the nice indoor seating and the friendly service)

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We always order way too much food when we visit. The Loving Hut has many locations throughout the USA – Click on link below –
Loving Hut Locations 

 

Tigelleria Organic Restaurant

Local, organic, Italian Food in Campbell, CA – They cook with olive oil
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Hours:
sunday: 5 – 9:30
monday: 5:30 – 10
tuesday: 11:30 – 2:00 & 5:30 – 10
wednesday: 11:30 – 2:00 & 5:30 – 10
thursday: 11:30 – 2:00 & 5:30 – 10
friday: 11:30 – 2:00 & 5:30 – 10
saturday: 5:30 – 10

76 East Campbell Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008
408-884-3808
info@tigelleria.com

 

The Basin

In Saratoga -sustainable fish, never ever programmed meats, and local, organic, seasonal produce – they make almost everything from scratch- no canola or GMOs and they cook with rice bran oil

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The Basin
14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070

Open daily at 5pm
1-408-867-1906

 

Olive Oil

402979_393827030691401_7147226_nOlive oil fraud is making the headlines after new research discovered that it may be the world’s most mislabeled, misrepresented and downright impure food on grocery shelves. Worse, you’ll recognize some of the brand names caught red-handed in the liquid gold scandal.Olive oil fraud has been around since Roman times, and sadly, it has never really been controlled. The problem: It’s difficult and costly to produce excellent olive oil, but easy to doctor it and rake in the profits. In the late 1990s, the European Union recognized olive oil as its most adulterated food; now, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention has released a food fraud database that shows a similar state of affairs.
Read story from Organic Authority:
http://www.organicauthority.com/foodie-buzz/whats-in-your-olive-oil.html

My favorite olive oil is The Living Tree Olive oil-
When they say it is extra virgin, they mean it. A lot of oil on the market today says it is extra virgin even though it has been heated.

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Experience the taste of primal California, with this deliciously light oil created from eight heirloom olive varieties – Arbosana, Sevillano, Lucca, Frantoio, Mission, Arbequina, Manzanillo and Intrana.  The result is an oil with a mild, smooth buttery profile.

Produced by California family farmers.  They are the true husbandmen of their soft, plants, and animals.

It’s signature is the devotion of its producers and the life force of fertile soil, water, air and sunlight.

Store in a cool, dark, cupboard.

Processed below 80 degress Fahrenheit.

To purchase, go to:

http://www.livingtreecommunity.com/store2/product.asp?id=319&catid=16

Wild Organic Goat Cheese

NO FENCES?! Wow.

Coonridge organic goat cheese from goats who roam wild.
http://coonridge.com/
This raw milk organic free range goat farm has been rated one of the top in the country by the cornucopia institute! The goats have no fences and roam free with their guard dogs… This video is amazing and the goat cheese looks spectacular.

http://www.coonridge.com/video.htm

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From their website:
We live with our Alpine, Nubian, La Mancha and Oberhasli dairy goats in the wilderness at 8,000 feet not far from the Continental Divide. The goats have a barn and barnyard to sleep in at night. Each morning after milking, the goats and their Maremma guardian dogs go off to enjoy their day free ranging in the rim rock country of western New Mexico. We are glad to provide our animals as natural a life as possible. When we say our goats “free range” we do not mean they have a pasture, however large. We mean there are no fences and no human neighbors for miles and miles. Our goats go where they please with their Maremma guardian dogs as escorts. They protect our goats from many predators including mountain lion, bear, coyote and reintroduced wolves. Maremma’s were bred in the Italian Alps for wolf control.

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We do not give our animals hormones, antibiotics or chemical wormers. We are GMO free. Our animals are wild fed on unpolluted rangeland. If there is too much rain or snow for them to go out we give them certified organic hay in their barn. We feed no grain and the goats produce milk off what they browse that humans can’t eat. Our animals are a step beyond “grass raised”! Check out what’s happening in organics and what you can do to help protect organic farmers, including choosing the best and most authentic organic brands: www.cornucopia.org

Organic Dog Food

For all of the dog lovers out there, I am attaching an organic dog food recipe. Animals are increasingly plagued by chronic diseases that effect humans like diabetes, cancer, and kidney failure. Most commercial dog foods (even the good ones) use poor quality ingredients including GMO corn, wheat and soy.

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Organic Dog Food:

Everything organic of course 🙂

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup brown rice

1 cup barley, rolled or pearled

1 cup whole wheat buds

1 cup soy beans

1 cup corn kernels

1 cup millet

1/2 cup buckwheat

(all or any combination thereof)

2 TBSP Real Salt

2-3 cups grated or cut – some or all;

brocoli, crookneck squash, red potatoes, kale, spinach, green beens, endive

 

After cooking add any or all of the following:

 

1-2 tsp. flax seeds

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

1-2 Tbsp. Bone meal

1-2 Tbsp. dried alfalfa

2 Tbsp Tamari

2 Tbsp or more goat milk

1 lb Ground bison or fish

3-4 Tbsp. extra virgin Olive oil

( I mix 3 to 4 TBSP of Flax Seed and Olive oil in with the meat (either fish or ground bison). I sprinkle the nutritional yeast when I serve it and add the goat milk)

Bring water (at at two to one ratio of water to grain (should use a couple of additional cups ) )to a boil before adding grains, bring back to a boil then half cook (40 to 45 minutes) grains before adding vegetables. Finish cooking an additional 20 minutes. Add any all all other ingredients after grains and veggies have cooked.

 

The amounts and portions can be adjusted for the size of your dog, or the amount of dogs you are feeding, and your dog’s tastes. Our dogs also enjoyed fresh fruit scaps such as chopped peelings of kiwi, banana, and mango, strawberry tops, papaya seeds (1 Tbsp- great enzymes), pear pits, and grated lemon rind mixed in with their food. Special treats are also goat or sheep cheese. This recipe will last for up to a week in the fridge, stored in glass, stainless, or ceramic ware, or you can store in the freezer, for later, for up to two weeks.

Our dog is 75 pounds and we feed him 2 1/2 cup twice a day. 🙂

recipe from peakfrequencyhealth.com

 

Marinated Cucumbers

Marinated Cucumbers

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I had quite a few heirloom cucumbers ripe from the garden and about to spoil, and so I just now decided to make marinated cucumbers.

Ingredients:
5-6 cucumbers, peeled and sliced
1/8 cup coconut nectar or organic sugar
2 cups brown rice vinegar
2 cups spring/filtered water
1 teaspoon salt

(I also added a few heirloom peppers since I had them on hand)

Combine all liquid ingredients in a large bowl and stir until well mixed. Add cucumbers and make sure vinegar mixture covers all cucumbers. If it doesn’t add a bit more vinegar and water (equal parts). Cover bowl and place in refrigerator.

Homemade Heirloom Pasta

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 Fresh heirloom (Einkorn) wheat

It takes about 25 minutes.

Ingredients:
2 cups Einkorn wheat (freshly ground) Buy Einkorn wheat
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Grind 1 1/2 cup of wheat berries (this will make 2 cups flour) in wheat grinder.
Mix the water and freshly ground flour into two dough balls.
Let sit for 5 minutes
Flattened dough balls by hand
Put through pasta maker on the basic flat sheet setting (I like to use #3 or 4 on the dial for thickness)

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This makes two flat sheets
Lay flat sheets on drying rack for 10 minutes

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Put flat sheets through pasta maker and cut into fettucine (2nd photo)
Toss fettucine into boiling water (water must be boiling)
Cook for two 1/2 minutes
Drain
Rinse with cold water

Now it is ready to serve
Top it with desired sauce
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Mushroom Bison Stir-Fry (with homemade heirloom Einkorn noodles)

Mushroom Bison Stir-Fry (with homemade heirloom Einkorn noodles)

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Ingredients:
2 cups button mushrooms
2 cups broccoli
1/2 pound sliced 100% grass-fed bison or beef
1/2 cup 100% grass-fed bison or beef stock
1 red onion
1 tablespoon coconut nectar
2 tablespoons turmeric
1 clove elephant garlic
1/8 cup rice bran oil

Add oil  to wok or skillet. Heat oil for 30 seconds on medium (do not let oil smoke).
Add pressed garlic, bison or beef and chopped onion, cook for 5 minutes. Then add sliced mushrooms, sliced broccoli and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes. Add bison or beef stock, turmeric and coconut nectar and cook for 1-2 more minutes.

Serve over pasta or rice

For my homemade noodles go to: Homemade Einkorn pasta