Archive for May, 2012

22
May
12

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am always looking for paleo recipes that challenge and replace the traditional cakes and cookies I have cooked for years. This recipe takes the cake…or cookie! Using  (8) basic paleo ingredients this cookie is better than any thumbprint cookie I have ever had.  Makes 18 cookies.

1/2 c coconut oil

1 c coconut flour

4 eggs beaten

1/2 c maple syrup

1/8 tsp sea salt

1/2 c semi sweet chocolate organic 72% or up

1/4 c cocoa powder organic

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract.

Optional Add for baking only: sprinkle with coconut palm sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine eggs, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract and salt.

Blend all ingredients with a hand mixer or whisk until batter is fully mixed

Refrigerate until set.

Form balls of dough using tbsp flattened and place on parchment lined or silpat baking sheet.

Melt chocolate chips over low heat in double boiler

Fill the center with the melted chocolate. OPTIONAL: sprinkle with coconut palm sugar.

Bake cookies for 15 minutes.

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21
May
12

French toast eggs!.. Hold the starch please.

Here is a recipe a friend of mine showed me. Delicious.. Paleo.. Fast. Recipe is a big 1 serving.

Ingredients

Ingredients –

– 5 eggs

– 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

– 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil

– 1 teaspoon sea salt.. the Himalayan stuff.

– a lot of cinnamon

– drizzle of honey

directions –

step 1 – Add all the eggs to a bowl. Add vanilla extract and whip.

Add the eggs to a skillet on medium heat(this is where you use the oil). Push the eggs in from the outsides.

Flip the eggs. Add cinnamon and salt.

Drizzle honey and serve.

17
May
12

Bacon and Brussel Sprouts…so good.

I used to hate brussel sprouts until I used this recipe here. The secret is in shaving the sprouts instead of chopping them into quarters.

Ingredients –

– Bacon bits from trader joes

– Brussel sprouts, cleaned.

– 1 red oinion

–  2 tablespoons olive oil.(That good stuff)

Add the bacon to a medium high skillet

chop the red onion and…

..BAM!

Shave the sprouts.. cut them into eighths.

 

After you add the brussel sprouts, add the olive oil and cover for 10 minutes. Salt pepper to taste. Serve.

15
May
12

Paleo Chicken and Waffles

The Paleo Waffle

Who isn’t a huge fan of fried chicken and crispy starchy waffles? The crunchiness of the chicken, the softness of the waffle, the sweetness of the syrup, the spiciness of the hot sauce. But paleo? Is it possible? Obviously it is. Here is a recipe from one of my great great caveman relatives. Enjoy!

The Waffle :

The Ingredients –

– 1 1/2 cup almond flour

– 4 eggs

– 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

– 1/4 sea salt

– 2 ripe bananas

-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

– 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Directions –

Mix flour, eggs, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl

In the same bowl mix cinnamon, vanilla extract, and bananas (Mash em)

Spread Coconut oil on the waffle iron. Add a blob of batter in the center and close for approx 2-3 minutes.

The Chicken

Ingredients –

– 2 chicken breasts cut lengthwise

– 5 slices of bacon

– 1 cup almond flour

– 1 teaspoon pepper

Directions –

1. Add bacon to a skillet and cook

2. In a bowl mix almond flour and pepper

3. Take out bacon, coat chicken in flour bowl. Add to the skillet with the bacon fat.

4. Cook for 5 min per side (or until we have no pink in the middle), take out and let sit for 5 min.

Serve with bacon! add honey on the pancakes

09
May
12

Blueberry Muffins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are eating paleo and miss the baked goods, this recipe is perfect for you and your family. Makes 12 medium sized muffins.

Ingredients: Almond buter, almond flour, eggs, raw honey, baking soda, baking powder, coconut oil, cinnamon, and your favorite berry.  Optional: unsweetened coconut.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tin with paper  baking cups or spray or coat pan with oil.  There are many paleo spray oils available. Coconut, grape seed, sunflower, walnut, etc.

1 c almond butter

1 c almond meal/flour

3 eggs whisked

1/2 c raw honey

1/3 c coconut oil, melted

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp cinnamon

3/4 cup of organic blueberries OR your choice of organic fresh or frozen berry

Optional Add:

1/3 c unsweetened shredded coconut

Whisk the eggs then add all the ingredients together in a bowl.  There is no need to separate the wet and dry ingredients for this recipe. Fill 12  muffin cups and bake 18-20 minutes. These muffins are very moist but extra yummy with raw honey or homemade preserves.   Put them in your kids lunches or your purse for a mid-morning snack.

 

 

09
May
12

Sweet and Crunchy Butternut Squash

Here is an extremely simple Butternut Squash recipe:

The ingredients

The ingredients :

– 1 pound cubed  butternut squash (available at Costco)

–  1 tablespoon of coconut oil

– 2 tablespoons of honey

– 1/2 tablespoon  cinnamon

– 3/4 cup pecans

Step one – add the butternut squash to a hot pan with coconut oil, then cover on medium low for 10 minutes until butternut is almost cooked.

Step two – add honey

Step three – add cinnamon

Step four – add pecans

Step five – serve

07
May
12

Food when your out, the Right route!

On the go with some friends we stopped by Zoccoli’s Deli in downtown Santa Cruz and grabbed some mixed fruits (not shown) and an array of different types of fresh and delicious deli meats.

roasted turkey, prosciutto, pastrami, and dill pickles