Envirotech Tasty Thursday- Grilled Pinea

Envirotech Tasty Thursday- Grilled Pineapple (yummy stuff)

Ingredients:

1 fresh pineapple- peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch rings
1/4 teaspoon honey, local honey is the best:)
3 tablespoons melted butter
salt to taste

Directions:
Place the pineapple in a large ziplock bag or plastic container, add the honey, butter and salt. Seal the bag or container and shake to coat evenly. Let this marinate for at least 30 minutes (overnight in the refrigerator is good). Once it marinates preheat your outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grates to prevent sticking. Grill the pineapple for 2 to 3 minutes per side on medium heat, once the grill marks appear you are done and ready to eat.

These are very juicy and delicious!!!

Envirotech Tasty Thursday-Healthy Double

Envirotech Tasty Thursday-Healthy Double Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients-
1 1/2 Cups pecan halves
1 Cup dates, pitted (about 12)
6 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
1 Teaspoon vanilla
1 Chia or flax egg (1 tablespoon ground chia or flax seeds plus 3 tablespoons water mixed)
1/2 Cup dark chocolate chips

Directions-
1. Preheat over to 350 degree and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl of a food processor fitted withan “S” blade, process the dates and pecans together until a crumbly texture is formed. Add in the cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, vanilla and flax egg and process again until batter is smooth (it will be a bit stickier than traditional cookie dough).
2. Add in the chocolate chips and briefly pulse to combine.
3. Spoon the batter onto the lined baking sheet and use your hand to flatten gently. They will not spread much so be sure to shape the cookies the way that you would like them to look when they are done, (wet your hands to avoid stickiness).
4. Bake at 350 degree for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are firm.
5. Allow the cookies to cool on the sheet for approx. 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack.

Envirotech Tasty Thursday- No Bake Energ

Envirotech Tasty Thursday- No Bake Energy Bites (The Kids Love Them)

Ingredients:
1 Cup Dry Oatmeal
1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips (we use Enjoy Brand dairy free)
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Ground Flaxseed
1/3 Cup Honey
1 Teaspoon Vanilla

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Roll into bite size balls, refrigerate and enjoy! We put them in the freezer also and they last a long time.

Envirotech Tasty Thursday- Homemade BBQ

Envirotech Tasty Thursday- Homemade BBQ Sauce (Its BBQ Season)

Cook Time Is Only 5-10 Minutes!

Ingredients:
1 ¼ Cups ketchup
1 Cup dark brown sugar
¼ Cup molasses
¼ Cup pineapple juice or apple cider vinegar
¼ Cup water
1 Tablespoon worchestire sauce
2 ½ Teaspoons ground mustard
2 Teaspoons smoked paprika
½ Teaspoon garlic powder
¼-1/2 Teaspoon cayenne pepper (the more you add the hotter it is)
1 ½ Teaspoons kosher salt
1 Teaspoon pepper

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a medium size sauce pot. Bring to a boil and reduce and simmer for five minutes or until all the sugar has dissolved, (If you like thicker sauce you can add a mixture of 1/8 Cup cold water mixed with 1 Tablespoon corn starch). Simmer until desired thickness is reached, but watch closely since it thickens fast. Serve immediately or cover and store in fridge.

YUM, YUM!!!!!

Courtesy: Terri Gallet (we use this a lot)

Envirotech Tasty Thursday- Healthy No Ba

Envirotech Tasty Thursday- Healthy No Bake Cookies (So Easy My Kids Make Them)

Ingredients-
1 Cup Peanut Butter (or we use Cashew Butter also)
3/4 Cup Honey
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil (you can use butter if you prefer)
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
2 1/4 Cups Quick Oats
6 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder

Directions:
Combine first three ingredients in a sauce pan and warm gently on stove top. Next add in the vanilla, oatmeal and cocoa and stir well.

Drop by spoonfuls onto saran wrap laid out on counter and let cool. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

They are super easy to make and my girls make them all the time (of course they also make a mess in doing so). Enjoy!

Envirotech Tasty Thursday-Crock pot BBQ

Envirotech Tasty Thursday-Crock pot BBQ pulled pork

Ingredients:
6 boneless center cut chops
1/2 cup water
BBQ spice mix
Black pepper
1 medium sliced onion
1 bottle BBQ sauce

Directions:
Pour water and some sauce in crockpot, stir well.
Place one layer of seasoned chops inside crockpot, Place some onion slices and more sauce, repeat process until all chops are covered with sauce. Cook on low for 7 hours. Pull pork apart with 2 forks in medium size bowl. Return to crockpot and serve with another half bottle BBQ sauce on buns.

Courtesy R. Weaver