11
Dec
14

Snickerdoodles!

This traditional sugar /cinnamon cookie goodness is a favorite in my family. I tried a few recipes and found I liked so many versions of the cookie I am giving you a few options. This cookie is Paleo, Vegan,egg,grain,dairy free.

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Makes 12-14 cookies

Ingredients

2 c almond flour

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp sea salt

4 tbsp coconut oil

3 tbsp agave

1 tbsp vanilla extract

Options:

replace coconut oil with 3 tbsp of ghee or grass-fed butter

replace Agave with honey

Add 1 tbsp organic molasses

Dipping Mixture

2 tbsp coconut sugar

2 tbsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

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In a medium bowl mix dry ingredients together then add the wet ingredients and mix well. The coconut oil should be warmed before added. Spoon a tbsp of dough and roll into a ball. Drop into the dipping mixture and coat thoroughly. Place ball on a lined cookie sheet and using a glass to flatten the cookie on the sheet.

Bake 8-9 minutes Cookies should be chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. If you used molasses the cookie will be darker and crispy . Enjoy

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09
Dec
14

peppermint Pot de creme

Happy Holidays! I will start the holiday baking extravaganza with this delicious EASY thick decadent chocolate dessert with a wonderful hint of Peppermint Twist. This dessert will not blow your healthy eating to bits and is perfect for small cozy holiday dinners. This recipe gives you an option to use organic peppermint candy or if you limit sugar in your diet use peppermint extract. OR a real cheat treat use Peppermint Schnapps.

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Makes 4 – 1/2 cup servings

7oz dark chocolate 70% or higher

1 – 14oz can full fat coconut milk (or lite coconut milk for creamier texture)

2 egg yolks

1 tbsp vanilla extract

3 peppermint candy canes chopped

OR/OR both

1/2 tsp peppermint extract (to taste)

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Start by combining the coconut milk, egg yolk, 2 peppermint candy Chopped OR peppermint extract. This dessert has a hint of peppermint flavor topped with peppermint. If you like a punch of peppermint use more extract. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil then reduce heat and simmer and whisking often. Cook until the mixture thickens and sticks to the back of a metal spoon.

Put the chocolate and vanilla in a bowl. Pour the hot milk mixture through a fine mesh sieve over the chocolate and stir until blended.

Pour into decorative dishes for 1/2 cup individual servings. Refrigerate 4-6 hours. Sprinkle your remaining chopped peppermint candy.

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Happy Baking!

 

 

10
Jul
14

Paleo Grilled Moroccan Chicken with a Paleoish Garlic sauce.

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Not many things are better than meat on a stick. Try this healthy  Moroccan recipe today!

Ingredients for Chicken:

- 4lbs of chicken breasts

- 4 garlic cloves minced

- 4 tsp ground cumin

- 4 tsp paprika

- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

- 1/2 tsp sea salt

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-  1 cup chopped fresh parsley

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Ingredients for Garlic sauce :

- 8 minced garlic cloves

- 3 tbsp olive oil

- 6 tbsp Fage plain yogurt

Directions:

- Cube chicken breasts.

- Mix parsley, garlic, cumin, paprika, and red pepper flakes with cubed chicken breasts. Let chicken marinate for at least 3 hours.

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- Mix yogurt, garlic, and olive oil.

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- Put 80z of chicken on each skewer.

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- Grill chicken on medium high grill for 20 minutes. Rotate skewers every 10 minutes.

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- Serve with veggies and dip chicken in garlic sauce.  Enjoy!

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07
Jul
14

Zoodles (zucchini noodles) with Peanut Sauce and Grilled Chicken.

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I love noodles! Here’s an easy and delicious recipe with some zucchinis! Invest in a spiralizer!

Ingredients:

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- Sauce :

  • 6 small zucchini (about 16 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoon crunchy butter ( I used coconut/ peanut blend. Almond butter will work)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ( I added 2 teaspoons. I like it spicy!)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

- Grilled chicken breasts.

- Coconut spray.

 

Directions :

1. Buy a spiralizer.

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2. Wash zucchini. Cut the ends and spiralize all the zucchini.
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3. Mix all the sauce ingredients.
4.  Heat a skillet on high and sauté zucchini for 3-5 minutes.
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5. Add half of peanut sauce to  zucchini sauté.
6. Heat grilled chicken. Add sesame seeds. Top with more sauce.
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27
Jun
14

Pepper Burger

 

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Ingredients :

-1lb lean beef

- 2 jalapeños

-2 sweet peppers

- 1 shallot

- 2 green onions

- eggs

- 1 cup of arugula

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Directions:

1. Chop up peppers, onions, and shallots.

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2. Measure out beef into equal parts. Add equal parts of each : green onion, sweet peppers, shallots, jalapeños.

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3.  salt pepper burgers. Place burgers on to medium high grill. Add asparagus to grill. Season.

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4. Add burger on top of arugula. Add soft egg.

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5. Enjoy.

15
Jun
14

Spicy Grilled Eggplant

First off, I am not the biggest fan of eggplant, but anything grilled is pretty amazing. Check out the easy and yummy eggplant side dish below!

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Ingredients :

- 1 jalapeño, minced. (If you can’t handle too much heat, seed the pepper.)

- 3 tablespoons coconut aminos

- 3 tablespoons lemon juice

- 1 tablespoon shallots

- 2 tablespoon green onion

-  1 tablespoon water

- 2 big eggplants.

- garlic salt to season.

Directions :

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- Preheat grill to medium. Chop eggplant into 1/2 inch medallions. Get rid of ends.

- Mix all the dressing ingredients in a bowl.

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- Spray each side of eggplant with coconut spray and garlic salt. Place on grill for 4-5 minutes each side.

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- Add sauce on top of grilled egg plant. Serve!

 

05
Jun
14

Bacon and Eggs. Romeo and Juliet of food.

Bacon and eggs for breakfast. Bacon and eggs for  lunch. Bacon and eggs for Dinner.

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bacon and eggs.

 

Ingredients :

- Brown rice pizza crust (Whole foods has it)

- 4 Small Eggs

- 3 slices of bacon.

- 60z low fat shredded mozzarella cheese (trader joes)

- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley

- 1 tablespoon of green onions

- 2 teaspoon shallots

- salt/pepper

Directions for Pizza

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1. Add  in the following order :

- Pizza sauce

- 6oz cheese

- Chopped bacon

2.  Arrange bacon in a grid formation, get ready for those eggs.

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3. Cook in preheated oven at 500 degrees for 2 minutes. Add eggs. Cook until eggs have cooked. about 10 minutes.

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3. Take out, add shallots, green onions, and parsley. Eat and enjoy.

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