We're Dan and Kacie and Diesel Food is our grand creation! Kacie is a Pilates instructor and I am a Plant Based Recipe developer.Our goal with Diesel Food is to empower the world by providing deliciously healthy recipes, ideas for creating a strong body and tips for cultivating a sound mind!
We hope you have as much fun with Diesel Food as we've had putting it together!



Thursday, February 27, 2014

Fruit & Berry Crumble

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Breakfast doesn't get better than this very berry crumble!

(prep time)

Ingredient Prep: 20 minutes   -  Cooking Time: 45 minutes   -  Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

When life provides little surprises I've found it best to take full advantage of them.  So when we found frozen strawberries at our local farmers market, in February no less, we had to do something special with em!

With that said, it gives me great pleasure to introduce our version of the berry crumble!

Handy tips
Refrigerate covered for up to 6 days.  If using frozen berries, make sure to only thaw enough to break them apart.  Berries should still be frozen.

(ingredients)

  • 2 apples (sliced and cored)
  • 2-3 cups fresh or frozen berry of choice
  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 3 cups spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup filtered water
  • 3/4 cup organic sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher or sea salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
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(nutrients)

Serves 12 (bars):  403 calories per serving, 6.6 grams of protein, 19.2 grams of fats (9.4 grams saturated fat, 7.2 grams monounsaturated fat, 1.8 grams polyunsaturated fat), 56.4 grams of carbohydrates 7.7 grams from fiber

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(Data report based on a  2000 calorie diet. Report provided by SuperTracker via usda.gov)

(directions)

Making the Crumble

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Add the apple slices, berries, lemon juice, 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/4 tsp. of salt to a large bowl and mix thoroughly and evenly.  Set aside.


Thoroughly mix the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 tsp. of salt in a large mixing bowl.


Add in the coconut oil, olive oil and water then mix evenly until all lumps are gone.


Add 2/3 of the crust mixture to a large baking dish and press into place evenly.


Layer the fruit and berry mixture on top of the crust (in the baking dish) then top off with the other 1/3 of the crust mixture.  Bake for 45 minutes.


Remove from oven and allow to cool for 30 minutes.

Do you have any questions regarding this recipe?  For assistance email me at dieselblove@gmail.com

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Monday, January 27, 2014

TED Talk Monday: Chip Conley (Measuring what makes life worthwhile)

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TED TALK MONDAY

Today's Talk: Chip Conley (Measuring what makes life worthwhile)    

Brief Synopsys:

What are the intangibles in life and how can they be measured?  In today's talk, Chip Conley answers those questions and discusses how a trip to Bhutan to meet with a Buddhist king helped him discover a successful business model for his hotel, his staff and his customers.

"How can we get leaders to start valuing the intangible?   If were taught as leaders to just manage what we can measure, and all we can measure is the tangible in life, were missing a whole lot of things at the top of the pyramid."

Listen as he delves into the world of intangibles and discusses what really makes life worthwhile!


Video obtained from www.TED.com
Running Time: 17:37
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Monday, January 20, 2014

TED Talk Monday: Reggie Watts (Beats that defy boxes)

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TED TALK MONDAY

Today's Talk: Reggie Watts (Beats that defy boxes)    

Brief Synopsys:

Prepare to be entertained by today's TED Talk featuring the always exciting Reggie Watts!  Words fail in providing justice when describing this masterpiece to which Mr. Watts creates with his mouth, some funky beats and "a song about people and sasquatches."

Enjoy the ride... It's fantastic!


Video obtained from www.TED.com
Running Time: 9:44
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Monday, January 13, 2014

TED Talk Monday: Jonathan Haidt (Religion, evolution, and the ecstasy of self-transcendence)

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TED TALK MONDAY

Today's Talk: Jonathan Haidt (Religion, evolution, and the ecstasy of self-transcendence)    

Brief Synopsys:

For today's TED Talk Monday, speaker Jonathan Haidt delivers a powerful and visually stunning talk regarding self-transcendence and climbing the metaphorical staircase.  "Think about the mind as being like a house with many rooms, most of which we're very familiar with.  But sometimes it's as though a doorway appears from out of nowhere and it opens onto a staircase.  We climb the staircase and experience a state of altered consciousness."

Mr. Haidt goes on to explain that by detaching ourselves from selfishness and self-based desires we can reach a self-transcended state and gain a passion for the greater good of the group (or society, or community, etc...).

He also explains that people in today's society truly desire to transcend one's self, "that gives me hope, because people are not purely selfish.  Most people long to overcome pettiness and become something larger."  As it seems, we all wish to be a part of something bigger than ourselves!


Video obtained from www.TED.com
Running Time: 18:17
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sweet & Spicy Vegetable Fry

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Sweet, spicy and just in time for dinner!

(prep time)

Ingredient Prep: 10 minutes   -  Cooking Time: 40 minutes   -  Total Time: 50 minutes

Mastering this tangy treat is a breeze.  All you need to create this nutritious dish is just 50 minutes, minimal ingredients and whole lot of love!  Give this sweet and spicy recipe a try and see for yourself!

Handy tips
Great as a cold dish, too!  Refrigerate covered for 1 hour directly after removing from heat.  Is also great as a second day snack or lunch!

(ingredients)

  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 medium carrots (sliced)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 large bell pepper cut into strips
  • 3 garlic cloves (pressed)
  • 1 cup raw organic cashews
  • 6 oz. udon noodles
  • 6 cups filtered water for boiling
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. chili flakes
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher or sea salt
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. coriander
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
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(nutrients)

Serves 5:  466 calories per serving, 11.8 grams of protein, 18.7 grams of fats (7.3 grams saturated fat, 7.3 grams monounsaturated fat, 2.6 grams polyunsaturated fat), 68.0 grams of carbohydrates 7.6 grams from fiber

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(directions)

Making the Soup

Bring the water to a boil in a 5 qt pan then add the noodles.  Reduce to simmer and cook for 4 minutes then drain and set aside.  Add the rice vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, chili flakes, and 1 tsp of sea salt to a sauce pan and bring to a boil.  Reduce to simmer and heat for 12 minutes (until the sauce begins to thicken). 


Add the coconut oil, onion, carrots and cashews to a sauce pan and cook on medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Add in the broccoli, bell pepper, cumin, coriander, cinnamon and 1/2 tsp of sea salt.  Mix thoroughly and continue to heat for 7 minutes, stirring frequently. 


Add cooked noodles, cooked veggies and sweet and spicy sauce to a large bowl and mix thoroughly.  Enjoy immediately.

Do you have any questions regarding this recipe?  For assistance email me at dieselblove@gmail.com

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