What to do with SUPER ripe fruit?

custardsThis is a great gluten-free dessert for using overripe and bruised fruit! The picture at right shows an apricot custard (on the left) and a cherry one.

3-4 cups very ripe/overripe/bruised fruit (cherries, apricots, peaches, etc.)
3 eggs
1/6th teaspoon dry stevia (or to taste)
3 tablespoons arrowroot powder (or 1/4 cup flour)
1/2-1 cups soft goat cheese (chevre) or sour cream

Removed pits and any bad parts from fruit, place in pot on stovetop with just a bit of water. Stew on low heat for 30 minutes – 2 hours (approximately). If you let it cool overnight it may congeal a bit, which is fine. If it is still too liquidy, you can spread it on a pan and place in the oven at 250 for an hour or so. The goal is to have a thick fruity soup. Some liquid is ok, but not too much.

In a separate bowl, mix all other ingredients. Then add fruit. Pour into greased cake or pie pan (grease with coconut oil or butter).

Bake for approximately 1 hour at 350 degrees.

Games, Music, Crafts & Potluck

kugelWould you like to work on some crafts, play music and games (including RainSong Pingpong), and share stories and food? Come join us Saturday afternoon/evenings!

Note: we meet *almost* every Saturday, but to be sure, please comment below to confirm and RSVP. Comments are NOT generally posted on this page, but we’ll receive and reply to your email.

We look forward to spending a lovely evening with you!

Giving Thanks Supper and Storytelling

coyoteparteeOn Thanksgiving Friday, the day after the traditional Thanksgiving holiday, Rainsong is holding a Giving Thanks Supper and Storytelling.

People are invited to bring a story to tell and a favorite dish (it does *not* need to be anything on a normal Thanksgiving menu) to share. The common theme or inspiration for the stories will be Giving Thanks. What you are thankful for? How you realized this? What happened to help you to this realization? How do you show your gratitude?

Starting at 4pm, we will gather, eat, sing and tell stories until the wee hours, and sleeping over is encouraged! Children are also very welcome!

Please comment on this page to send us a private email to join our planning Acorn, RSVP or make other inquiries. (Comments are NOT published.)

This event is open to friends of Rainsong, and friends of friends.

We are so grateful for your presence in our lives!

Banana Heaven AKA One Eye’d Jacks

DSC04651This is an amazing little recipe. So so simple. So fast. So delish. We call them Banana Heaven, or One Eye’d Jacks, as in flapjacks. They are SO much like banana pancakes, but better.

Put into vitamix:

1 banana
1 egg
dash vanilla
3 shakes salt
3 shakes cinnamon

Blend till smooth. Pour into small (2-3 inch diameter) pancakes on medium hot cast iron well slathered with coconut oil. Add 1 large blueberry into the middle of each pancake. Wait till the edges start to brown and they are full of bubbles. They look a LOT like pancakes but they’re a bit harder to flip. No worries if they don’t flip perfectly though, as there’s no dry dough on the inside to choke on later. Cook them till they’re browned on both sides (a little dark doesn’t hurt either). Pop them on a plate. They are HOT but we barely get them to the table and never have time to search for utensils. Fingers grab ’em as is and Down the Hatch!

Quick Steak Marinade

What to do with a quarter cow?  Start here, with a fast yummy flank steak marinade:

  • 1 grass-fed flank steak
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Juice of one lemon

Soak meat in mariade for 1 hour or more.  Good idea to take out of fridge 30 minutes before cooking.  Put frying pan on medium high and sear both sides.  Lower heat to medium and cook but not too much (about 6 minutes/side).

Slice thin strips against the grain. Yummy!

Eating Meat

What happened when a confirmed vegan switched to a meat full diet? Read: Eat Meat & Fat!

I would just add that it is CRITICAL where you get your meat. Factory-farmed, pesticide-laden, hormone-injected meat, which is nearly the ONLY thing you’ll find in any restaurant, and what you get when you don’t go way out of your way to find good meat, shouldn’t even be called meat. It can cause immediate illness in sensitive people, for good reason. Those who notice no immediate reaction may well have longer term ill effects.

Super Seed Cereal

DSC035771 tablespoon soaked chia seeds, soaked at least 2 hours (and 8+ is fine) in milk or water
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1/8 cup buckwheat groats, soaked for at least 8 hours and drained well
Milk, kefir, or kefir cheese, or applesauce!
Half banana, 3 tablespoons fresh pomegranite seeds or other fruit
Nutmeg to taste
Maca powder as desired

All ingredients should be raw and organic.

Mix approximate amounts of ingredients in bowl and enjoy!

This is also amazing zapped in a blender with more milk and egg yolks!