Monday, May 30, 2011

I won't say these are healthy, even if they have paleo ingredients, but 1 cup of agave nectar is a lot

2 Cups Almond Butter
2 Eggs
1 Cup Agave Nectar
1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 Cup Cacao Powder
1/2 Tsp Sea Salt
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1/8 Cup Coconut Milk
8 Slices crispy cooked bacon, diced

1. Preheat oven to 325 Degrees F
2. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer blend your almond butter to make it a smoother consistency
3. Next blend in your two eggs
4. Now blend in the agave and the vanilla
5. Add the salt, baking soda, and then SLOWLY add in the Cacao powder or else you will take a chocolate powder bath like I did the first time
6. Add the Coconut milk and continue to mix well
7. Now fold in the bacon and mix well by hand to ensure an even distribution of it all
8. Divide your batter between your 24 Cupcake Cups and bake for 30-35 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.
9. Enjoy

Squash Cranberry Muffins

1 1/2 C Almond Flour
3/4 C Squash (Sweet potato)
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
3 eggs
1/3 C apple sauce
1 1/2 t pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 C chopped ranberries
1/2 C chopped macadamia nuts (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix all ingredients except berries and nuts until smooth.  Fold in beries and nuts.
3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes.
4. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Peach and Pecan Scramble

Now this is one that you must try.  It puts a completely different spin on breakfast and is delicious!

Peach and Pecan Scramble

• 1/2 peach, diced
• 2 Tbsp chopped pecans
• 1 tsp olive oil
• 2 eggs
• 1 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
• 1/8 tsp cinnamon

Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Dice half of a ripe peach, and chop the pecans. Add the peaches and pecans to the skillet, stir fry for 2-3 minutes, or until the peaches soften a bit.

Meanwhile, crack the eggs into a bowl, add the applesauce and cinnamon, and beat well. Add to the skillet, mixing often. When the eggs have set, serve and enjoy.

Now, I personally use walnuts and not pecans.  I also will do an Apple and Cashew Scramble, but the apples will take a little longer to cook.

Paleo Pizza

I'm being lazy on this one.  However, I will probably do more like this in the future when it was not my creation.  This will also allow for people to search around difference recipe sites.

Anyway, Paleo Pizza!

-3 tsp olive oil, divided
-1 cup ground almonds or other nuts
-3 Tbs cashew butter
-1/3 cup egg whites
-1/2 cup chopped onion
-2 cloves minced garlic
-1 chopped red pepper
-1/2 cup halved grape tomatoes
-1 large Italian sausage, cut in 1/2" slices
-1/2 cup marinara sauce
-1/2 tsp oregano
-1/2 tsp fennel seed

Mix ground nuts, cashew butter, and egg whites in a small bowl. Grease a pizza baking sheet or similar with 2 tsp of olive oil, then spread the "dough" mixture over it, making a 1/4" thick crust. Preheat the oven to 250 F. In a skillet, add the remaining olive oil and the sliced sausage. Cook until browned, then remove the sausage to a small bowl. Add the garlic, onions, and red pepper to the skillet. Sauté the veggies lightly, making sure not to let them get too soft.

Cover the dough with the marinara sauce, then add the meat and vegetables, excluding the tomatoes. Add the oregano and fennel seed, then bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, add the halved tomatoes, and serve! Use a large spatula to carefully remove the slices from the pan, as the nutty "dough" won't be as crisp as traditional grain dough. Makes 4 servings.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The other white meat burgers

  • 1lb ground pork or turkey
  • 1 lemon (squeezed)
  • 1Tbs mustard
  • 2tsp dill
  • 1tsp red pepper
  • 1tsp parsley
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1Tbs oil
Directions:  Heat greased frying pan to Med-high heat. Form 3-4 patties. Cook about 5 min on each side.

Paleo Oatmeal

  • 1/3c Almond meal
  • 1 egg
  • 2Tbs water (Moo: milk, or cream)
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 banana slices
  • 1/3c Blue berries
Mix meal, egg, liquid, cinnamon together in a cereal bowl.  Microwave for 30s.  Stir in banana and berries, heat for 60s.

Additional add-ins: nutbutter, any fruit, honey, maple syrup, cocoa, etc.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Paleo Lasanga

  • 2 lbs Ground beef/ loose sausage
  • 1 large pepper, bite size
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 2 medium Zucchini sliced thin
  • 24 oz Red Sauce (See Notes, check ingredients for "paleoness")
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1tsp oregano
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 8oz mozzarella (optional, Moo Paleo)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Saute meat, season with salt, pepper, 1 clove garlic, cook thouroughly.  Drain. Saute onion and pepper
  3. Saute onion, garlic, and pepper, 3 min. Combine with meat
  4. Season sauce with oregano, salt, pepper, remainder of garlic
  5. Layer meat/veggie mix, sauce, and zucchini, (and cheese),
  6. Bake for 30min.
Serves: 4-6

Notes: We found a super clean red sauce, POMI, at Key Food in Astoria.  Because this sauce has minimal ingredients you will have to add more salt and garlic to remove the acidic taste.  Also, Classico offers particular jars that are paleo friendly.  The Garlic Classico is a good choice.