September Recipes – Bread and Water

Bread and Water will be sure.  I know there’s a lot of information out now about how bread is not good for you.  The Creator however has said that “bread will be given him and his water all be sure” Isaiah  33:16.  So, find the best whole grain ingredients you can afford and get to walking in the promise.  The Hawaiian Rolls are converted from a traditional recipe.  I made them every week for 6 weeks.  Mercy!!! #walkinginthepromise 


Hawaiian Rolls
4 cups wheat flour
2 cups bread flour
6 tablespoons garbanzo bean juice
1 cup pineapple juice, slightly warm
1/2 cup non-dairy milk, slightly warm
3/4 cup natural sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
2 tablespoons yeast
4 tablespoons Earth Balance margarine, melted
4 tablespoons Coconut Oil, melted

Pour 2 tablespoons yeast and 3 tablespoons of the sugar into your mixer bowl.  Add warm pineapple juice and milk.  Let stand till bubbly.  While yeast is bubbling, sift flour into another bowl and stir.  Measure garbanzo bean juice into a cup and whisk till bubbly.  When yeast is bubbly, add garbanzo bean juice, rest of sugar, salt, ginger, vanilla, margarine and coconut oil.  Mix till blended with dough hook.  Add 4 cups of the flour.  Mix with dough hook till blended.  Add up to 2 more cups of flour to get a tacky but not wet dough.  Mix for about 3-5 minutes.  Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size, about 1-1 1/2 hours.  Stir down and place on floured area.  Shape into rolls and place on baking sheet that has been sprayed with vegetable spray.  Let rise again, until double….about an hour.  Bake in a 350 degree oven until golden brown.  Brush tops with melted butter or coconut oil. YUM!!!!

Apple Muffins
1/2 cup olive or coconut oil
1/2 cup non-dairy milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground flax seed
3/4 cup natural sugar (evaporated cane juice crystals or turbinado)
1 medium apple, grated, with skin
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tablespoon alcohol-free vanilla flavoring
2 cups white whole wheat flour, sifted
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup nuts – I use pecans

Measure oil, milk, lemon juice and flax seed into a measuring cup or bowl. Mix well for one minute. Add sugar and mix for another minute. Add grated apple, applesauce and vanilla  flavoring and stir another minute. Add dry ingredients and nuts and mix well. Pour into bread baking pan OR muffin tins that have been sprayed with vegetable oil. Bake at 350 degrees until done. Yield: 12 muffins or one loaf

Apples themselves are awesome. But, it’s not because of the juice in them, but rather, perhaps, primarily what’s found in the peel. Within the last year, half a dozen studies have touted the benefits of apple peels—for example, this one, in the journal Nutrition and Cancer: “The antiproliferative effects of apple peel extract against cancer cells.”

We know the more apples we eat, the lower our apparent risk of several cancers. The peels are the really good part, yet are often discarded. For example, apple peel is a waste product of dried apple manufacturing. In one little country, Chile, they throw away 9,000 tons of apple peels a year. That’s like 20 million pounds—what a tragedy!

So, these researchers decided to see what we’re missing. Here are two cell lines of human prostate cancer, and two of human breast cancer, growing merrily away in petri dishes. They’re the little black dots you see. They’re blissfully unaware that researchers at the University of Wisconsin were at Whole Foods, buying some organic Gala apples.

The peels were thrown in a blender, and a tiny bit dripped on the unsuspecting cancer cells. And then, a bit more, and a little more. And, as you can see, by the end, neither the prostate nor breast cancer cells were very happy about it.

This ain’t chemo; this is just apple peels. How do they work? To obtain a clue regarding the mechanism, they determined the effect of apple peels on the tumor suppressor protein, maspin, inside the cancer cells. Maspin is a tumor suppressor gene that has been shown to have tumor suppressor, anti-angiogenic, and antimetastatic properties in both breast and prostate cancer cells. The tumor cells found a way to turn this tumor suppressor gene off, and apple peels apparently turned it back on. An upregulation of this tumor-suppression gene, as you add more and more of the apple peel extract to each of the cancer types. They conclude “Apple peels may possess strong antiproliferative effects against cancer cells, and [they] should not be discarded from the diet.”

Your Own Whole Grain Yeast Bread
3 cups warm water
2 tablespoons yeast
3 tablespoons honey OR evaporated cane juice crystals
7 cups whole grain flour (all one kind or a combination of your favorites)
2 teaspoons salt
6 tablespoons oil

In a large mixing bowl, let warm water, yeast and sweetener set until bubbly (about 10 minutes).  To that mixture, add 3 cups of flour and beat vigorously by hand or electric mixer for 5-7 minutes to develop the gluten. Add salt and oil.  Mix well.  Add rest of flour, 1 cup at a time, mixing each cup in well before adding another (about 4 cups), or until the dough is just stiff enough to knead.  Knead dough on a floured surface for a few minutes.  Place kneaded dough into a bowl that has been lightly oiled.  Cover and let rise until double in bulk.  When doubled, punch down and divide into 2-3 sections depending on the size of the loaf pans you will use.  Shape into loaves.  Place loaves into greased pans and let rise until almost double in bulk, about 30 minutes.  Place in pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  Remove from oven and take loaves out of pan to cool.  Slice and serve.