Gift in a JarThere’s nothing better than yummy organic food to make a great gift for those foodies on your list. Here are two recipes that are easy, delicious, and best of all, healthy and organic!

First, for the elegant foodie on your list:

Chocolate Mocha Cookies

2 ¼ cups almond flour
¼ cup cocoa powder
2 Tbl organic decaf espresso ground coffee
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp sea salt
½ cup organic oil or vegan shortening
½ cup agave nectar or honey
1 Tbl vanilla extract
¾ Chocolate chips or chunks

  1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, cocoa powder, ground coffee beans, baking soda and salt
  2. In a smaller bowl, stir together oil or shortening, agave and vanilla
  3. Stir wet ingredients into dry and then mix in chocolate chips (or chunks)
  4. Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet
  5. Bake at 350° for 7-8 minutes
  6. Cool and serve

Makes 24 cookies

Recipe from: 101Cookbooks.com/Triple Chocolate Espresso Bean Cookies and http://www.elanaspantry.com/double-chocolate-mocha-cookies/

Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

3 cup black beans, sorted — put in jar or bag.
3 Tbsp. dehydrated onion
3 Tbsp. granulated garlic
1 tsp. crushed oregano
2 tsp. salt
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (do not omit)

Combine spices in a small bag.

1 1/2 cups white rice in a separate package.

Attach to Container – Print On Label

Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

Wash beans. Put in pot with seasonings. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil and cover beans with 2″ water. Bring to boil and simmer until very well done (about 2 hours). Beans should be very soft. Add water as needed to keep beans from sticking. There should be some liquid left on beans when done. To cook rice, put 3 cup water and 1 tsp salt into a pot and when it boils, add rice. Lower heat, cover and steam for 20 minutes. Serve about 1/2 cup rice in bowl, and put beans on the top. Sprinkle with minced cilantro, finely chopped green onion, and a squeeze of lime juice.

Recipe from: http://www.mixesinajar.com/mixes/soups/vegetarian-black-bean-chili-mix.shtml