5 oz sprouted wheat flour
1 1/2 oz pastry flour
1 1/2 oz mesquite flour
1 tablespoon cacao powder
2 oz non-refined sugar or other sweetener
1/2 cups grain-sweetened chocolate chips
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons aluminum-free baking soda
8 oz fresh whole milk
2 large pastured eggs
4 oz pastured butter, melted
1 teaspoon cacao nibs
1 teaspoon true cinnamon
Combine flours, cacao powder, sugar, salt and baking soda together in a bowl.
Whisk together milk, eggs and melted butter.
Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients, stir until just combined.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Place large spoonfuls of batter into buttered muffin pan. Sprinkle tops with crushed true cinnamon and cacao nibs and bake until muffins pass the toothpick test, about 30 minutes.
Cajun spices, dried red beans, red velvet okra, celery, onions, peppers, garlic, tomatoes and kale with soaked brown rice and Louisiana hot sauce..
Red Beans and Rice
Soak dried red beans and brown rice (separately) overnight in cool filtered water.
Rinse, drain and cook beans in filtered water with bits of celery, onions, carrots, bay leaf and fresh thyme.
Rinse, drain and cook rice in filtered water with butter, sea salt, smoked black pepper and dried minced jalapeños (optional).
Heat clarified butter in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add celery and onions and cook until slightly brown.
Add okra, peppers and kale and sauté 2 minutes.
Add tomatoes, garlic and beans. Season with dried oregano, cayenne, caraway, dill, turmeric and marjoram.
Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes, stirring often.
Serve beans and vegetables over rice, dress with hot sauce if desired.
Red Beans and Rice
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