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Those Recipes You Wanted and a Heartfelt Request

Saturday February 21, 2015
Collier Seminole State Park
Naples, Florida



I don’t usually do anything like this on my blog but I feel really compelled to share this heartfelt important blog post from my friend Gaelyn in hopes that you will find it in your hearts to get involved as we have done. 

Please take a few moments to read this as a personal favor to me.   Read here.




Secondly, on my last post a couple of commenters wanted some recipes.   Here is a link the blog post about the no oil potato chips which we love.  

I didn’t include the Dumpster Cobbler in my last post because we weren’t totally happy with it.  We think it needs some adjustments which we haven’t made yet.   It is from the Engine Two Diet Cookbook by Rip Esselstyn, son of Caldwell Esselstyn the MD who has made a life’s work of studying the effects of diet on heart disease.  His book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease is amazing and is what I used to lower my cholesterol from 239 to 154 in 6 weeks and avoid taking drugs or having cardiovascular procedures..  His wife also has a cookbook of recipes she has suggested to his patients and they to her.

Blueberry Dumpster Cobbler
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1½ teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon vanilla
2/3 cup milk substitute – we use almond or soy
3 tablespoons agave nectar or maple syrup – we used 2T of Agave or 1T Maple Syrup
2 cups blueberries


Combine flour and baking powder in a small bowl.
Combine vanilla, milk substitute, and agave nectar or maple syrup in a measuring cup.
Add contents of measuring cup to dry ingredients and mix until smooth. The batter will be runny.
Pour the batter into a non-stick 8-inch square pan. Sprinkle the blueberries over the batter. Bake for 45 minutes or until browned.


  1. Thank you for sharing Gaelyn's post- it sickens me that people refuse to see the consequences of their actions with such animals.

    A very tasty recipe, but I'll freely admit that blueberries are my favourite fruit.

  2. Thank you so much for supporting this cause.

  3. I'm glad you shared Gaelyn's post and hope people will be support the worthy cause. Time to get some blueberries and whip up a dumpster cobbler and see what the 'sweet tooth' of the household thinks of it...I would do that this weekend, but, heavy snow that may stack up to 5 inches will keep me from it at least for now! Enjoy those Florida temps :)

  4. Love the opportunity to help out a rhino. What a crazy world we live in that we can aid such a creature so far away. I do hope the effort will make the needed difference that they might survive & be here longer than we are. BTW, you can use parchment paper in your pan instead of oil when you make the dumpster cobbler. Works great and easy to cleanup too!

  5. Certainly a worthy cause, even without the prizes. I can never understand the stupidity that causes a black market for items like this. I have heartburn over another heartless cruel practice for no real value: Shark finning.

  6. Thanks Sherry! I too sent a donation and posted the link to her post on my FB page. It is such a well written and important piece :-) My youngest son introduced me to the Engine Two diet but I somehow missed his dad's book. I'll have to give it a look as my cholesterol is starting to creep up :-(

  7. Thank you for sharing Gaelyn's blog post. And they say that animals are the 'stupid' species! I still have some frozen blueberries in my freezer, maybe I'll try them in a dump cobbler :)

  8. I think the Rhino is just one of the many victims of man's greediness and stupidity. Thank you Sherry for sharing and making us aware.

  9. Makes me sad, but also hopeful when there are people who care enough to take action. Awareness is the first step.

  10. Thanks for sharing Gaelyn's post. As Laurel said, awareness is the first step...but it is so sad. As they are finding out in the everglades, it can be impossible to fix many of things the man destroys:o((

    Thanks for the Blueberry recipe...can't wait to get to Maine and try it with Wild Blueberries:o)))


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