This picture doesn't do this pie justice. It was so good. I couldn't stop eating it.
*Start sugar pie pumpkin before you begin pie*
Ingredients for pie crust
1/2 cup whole golden flax
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2-3 tablespoons cubed grass-fed/ raw butter
Instruction for pie crust
* Grind flax
* Grind shredded coconut
* Mix all dry ingredients together
* Add egg and cubed butter
* Butter your pie dish really well
* Press pie crust into pan
Ingredients for pumpkin pie
1 sugar pie pumpkin
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 heaping tbs pumpkin pie spice
1 tbs arrowroot
1 tea salt
2 tea vanilla
1 cup cream cheese or coconut milk
Instructions for pumpkin pie
* Cut sugar pumpkin in half, scoop out seeds and roast cut side down at 375 for 30-60 mins. Its done when you can easily put a fork in it and it feels soft. Remove from the oven and let cool while you prepare the rest.
* Scoop out pumpkin and combine all wet ingredients, use a blender so its a bit frothy
* Combine dry ingredients
* Combine the wet and dry ingredients
* Bake in the oven at 350 for 40- 6o mins. The edges should be firm and the center a little wiggly.
I served it with some homemade raw and coconut milk ice cream.
“In the three months of autumn all things in nature reach their full maturity….This is the changing or pivoting point when the yang, or active phase turns into its opposite, the yin or passive phase. One should retire with the sunset and arise with the dawn. It is therefore important to remain calm and peaceful, refraining from depression to make the transition to winter smoothly….One must keep the lung energy full, clean, and quiet….If the natural order is violated, damage will occur to the lungs, resulting in diarrhea with undigested food in winter. This compromises the body’s ability to store in winter.” - Nei Jing
Nature is consolidating, harvesting and preparing for the storage of winter. This is when we gather with community and friends enjoy meals that have been freshly harvested together. Cook food that smells good, stimulating the Metal element. This is a time for stews and soups with your freshly harvested plants and meats.
Grains (always fermented)- if you eat grains, this is a time for baking (sourdough bread) and soaking grains in the warmth of your kitchen. Occasionally start your day with a fermented congee with pears and honey to tonify the Earth and moisten dryness. Millet, barley and rice (or any other non GMO or heirloom in season grain) are good grains to consider including.
Veggies- Enjoy all veggies that are in season. Root vegetables, greens, and cruciferous veggies are especially emphasized. Including the sour flavor, which is astringent, helps to draw the energy inward in preparation for winter. Sour flavors include sauerkraut, olives, pickles, leeks, apple cider vinegar, sour cream, kefir, yoghurt (raw milk, homemade) etc. Making pickled foods yourself insures it contains the digestive aiding bacteria and is easy to do.
Meat- Buy a share of meat from a farm that raises grass fed beef, pastured poultry and pork. Support your farmers, not only is it beneficial for ensuring quality food its healthier (look into the benefits of grass fed vs factory farm meat, watch Food Inc. the documentary if you haven’t). Now that it is getting chilly, pull out the crock pot. You can throw a cheap cut of grass fed meat in the crock pot (helping you save money on the expensive grass fed meats) and while you are at work it will transform into a delicious dinner. Simple, fills the house with wonderful smells, cheap, and filling. I recommend bone broth soups during this time (see bone broth article) both as a digestive aid and as a warming hearty tonic.
Body- Do some yoga, deep breathing and meditation. This is the time of the year that is most conducive to meditation and spiritual growth.
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A little view of the farm.
I have always dreamed of two things. To be a healer and to be a farmer. Never did I realize the interconnectedness of the two until i began my journey. This blog will chronicle my adventures in resurrecting ancient and forgotten arts.
May we all find beauty in the simple things in life.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkness of times, if one remembers to turn on the light. - Albus Dumbledore