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Thursday, October 10, 2013


(Adapted from
1 cup dried cranberries  
1 cup raisins
2 cups warm water + 1 cup of cold water
3 1/2 T. butter
2 T. maple syrup
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups white sugar
4 cups spelt flour  
1 tsp. ground cinnamon  
1/2 tsp.ground ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. baking soda  
1 egg, beaten  
1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat your oven to 347°F.

Boil raisins and cranberries in 2 cups of warm water along with the butter and maple syrup for 15 minutes then remove from the heat.

Add 1 cup of cold water and the vegetable oil to the boiled raisins.  

In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt and baking

Add the raisin mixture to the flour mixture then add the beaten egg. Stir until mixed.

Pour into a large rectangular baking pan and bake for around 1 hour. Serve with homemade or store-bought caramel sauce.


Cucumber Salad Recipe By Metabolic Cooking Book:

3 Med. Cucumbers Peeled and Sliced 1/4"
1 Med. Onion sliced and separate into rings
3 Med. tomatoes cut into wedges
1/2 C. Vinegar
1/4 C. Sugar
1 C. water
1/4 C. olive oil
2 tsp.salt
1 tsp. ground pepper
a couple sprigs of dill (optional)

Combine all in a large bowl, toss making sure everything is coated well. Refrigerate for at least 2 hrs before serving.