Tuesday, August 5, 2008

9: Green Stevia Recipes

The 35 recipes in Growing and Using Stevia use Dried Stevia Leaves (for tea), Green Stevia Powder, or Stevia Leaf Water Extract—products that can be made at home from homegrown or purchased stevia leaves! Following are a few of the recipes from the book.


Simple Stevia Tea yields 1 cup

• 1 cup water
• Approximately 1 teaspoon Dried Stevia Leaves, slightly crushed (a few leaves)

Pour the water into a saucepan. Place Dried Stevia Leaves in a tea ball or loose directly into the water. Bring to a simmer and leave on burner for 3–5 minutes. Remove tea ball or strain to remove loose leaves and serve when tea cools sufficiently.

Variation: Other dried or fresh tea herb leaves such as mint may be combined with stevia leaves as desired.


Rhubarb Strawberry Pie yields a 10 inch pie

• Pastry for a 10 inch, 2 crust pie
• ¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour (any whole grain flour may be substituted)
• 2 tablespoons Green Stevia Powder
• 3 cups fresh rhubarb ribs, cut in pieces
• 3 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
• 2 tablespoons butter

Fit bottom pastry into a pie dish.
Stir together flour and Green Stevia Powder in a large mixing bowl. Add rhubarb and strawberries and stir to coat well. Turn into the prepared pastry. Dot with butter.
Moisten the outer rim of the lower crust with water. Place upper crust on top and crimp edges to seal. Slit upper crust to let steam escape. Bake 30 minutes at 400° F. (205° Celsius). Reduce heat to 350° F. (177° Celsius) and bake an ad-ditional 30 minutes. Cover with foil the last 15 minutes to prevent over-browning. Cool on a rack. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Also good served at room temperature.


Chocolate Milk Shake yields 2 servings

• 2 frozen bananas, cut into pieces
• 1½ cups milk (soymilk or rice beverage may be substituted)
• 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
• 2 teaspoons Green Stevia Powder or 7 teaspoons Stevia Leaf Water Extract
• ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Place half the banana pieces and remaining ingredients in a blender bowl. Process on medium, then increase speed to a higher setting. Gradually add remaining banana pieces and process until smooth. Serve immediately.


See chapter 9 of Growing and Using Stevia for more recipes! Here's the entire recipe list from the book:

Simple Stevia Tea
Hot Tea, Green
Blueberry Grape Syrup
Puffy Oven Pancakes
Spiced Oat, Nut, & Fruit Granola
Gluten-Free Granola
Breakfast Oatmeal
Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal
Breakfast Sausage
Vanilla Nut ‘Ice Cream’
Orange Stevia Soda
Chocolate Milk Shake
Peach Smoothie
Strawberry Soup
Strawberry Smoothie
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Lime Pie
Rhubarb Strawberry Pie
Blueberry Pie
Carob Silk Pie
Coconut Whipped Cream
Lemon Chiffon Topping
Baked Custard
Pumpkin Custard
Grape Kiwi Salad
Pineapple Berry Gelatin
Sweet ‘n Spicy Meatballs
Savory Spaghetti Sauce
Special Garlic Toast
Herb Dumplings for Stew
Salt-Free Herbal Seasoning
Creamy Herb Salad Dressing
Sunflower Oat Rolls
Pumpkin Muffins
Rice Tomato Soup

Find out about ordering Growing and Using Stevia: The Sweet Leaf from Garden to Table with 35 recipes:

directly from Prairie Oak Publishing

from Amazon.com

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