Zoe’s !! Perfect organic fruit pops

Zoe’s! Perfect organic fruit pops for mesh feeders. Grate ripe mangoes over a sieve to get pulp/juice. Add small chunks of bananas and freeze in mini paper cups/baking cups. Pop one out and put in a mesh feeder for a cold, healthy snack perfect to promote self feeding and teething troubles!

Lentils and Spicy sausage soup

Perfect treat for a summer storm! Try my lentils and spicy sausage soup flavored with fennel, scallions and fresh cilantro.
I added onions, carrots, bell peppers and okra to add to the flavors of the soup. The flavor was enhanced with bay leaves.

Photo: Perfect treat for a summer storm! Try my lentils and spicy sausage soup flavored with fennel, scallions and fresh cilantro. I added onions, carrots, bell peppers and okra to add to the flavors of the soup. The flavor was enhanced with bay leaves. Recipe up in the comments soon!

1 medium onion chopped
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 medium carrot chopped
1/2 a cup of chopped okra
1 small green bell pepper chopped
1 jalapeño deseeded and minced (optional)
2-3 big tomatoes chopped
1 cup of uncooked lentils or 2 cups cooked lentils
8 oz. of ground sausage (I used spicy italian)
1 tsp of fennel seeds crushed
1-2 bayleaves (dried)
1/2-1 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup each of chopped cilantro and scallions divided
Salt and black pepper to taste
Sauté onions, garlic, carrots and bell peppers till onions turn pink. About 5-6 minutes. Add the crumbled up sausage and brown thoroughly. Add the okra and the tomatoes and mix well. Add the lentils and the spices and mix well. Add 1-1/2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 minutes (if using cooked lentils) or about 35-40 minutes (uncooked lentils) on medium heat to cook the lentils
and sausage all the way through. Adjust seasonings. Add the cilantro and scallions and mix well. Remove the bayleaves. Serve with extra cilantro and scallions.

Organic homemade granola

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Dry ingredients;
3 cups of whole oats
3/4- 1 cup of brown sugar
1 tsp salt

Wet ingredients;
1/4 cup of canola oil
1/4 cup of honey
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Mix the dry ingredients to fully incorporated.
Whisk the wet ingredients together.
Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients using your hands like claws till fully incorporated.
Arrange them on a cookie sheet in a single layer.
Bake in a preheated oven at 250° for 20 to 25 minutes.
Shake the pan and move the granola around every five minutes.
Make sure to do that or else you will burn the granola.
Cool on a wire rack for 15-20 minutes.
Add roasted nuts, coconut flakes, cranberries and/or raisins as per your preference