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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Apple spice muffins

Fall is in the air!
I started off making vanilla muffins but ended up with apple spice when I finished! Sooo delicious!

2 1/2 cups almond flour
1 cup coconut sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 medium apples
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup almond milk

Preheat oven to 350.
Peel and dice apples. Mix in bowl: flour, sugar, spice, baking soda. Then mix in apples, eggs, vanilla and milk. Mix well. Pour batter into lightly greased muffin tin. Bake for 35-45 mins. Then enjoy!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Chicken and dumplings!

I've always been a sucker for southern foods or comfort foods. Now my goal is to recreate all the foods I've always love in a healthy Paleo way! These chicken and dumplings are pretty close to the regular thing!

1 pot of boiling water
Teaspoon sea salt
2 stalks of celery
2 carrots
1 large onion
1 zucchini
3 chicken thighs
1 can or cup of natural chicken broth
Pepper to taste

1 cup almond flour
1/2 cup arrowroot powder
Pinch sea salt
2 eggs

Get soup started first, cut chicken into small pieces and add into boiling water. Add broth then prep all veggies into bite size pieces. All all into water and simmer for 20-25 minutes.

Start dumplings. In bowl add flour, arrowroot, salt then add eggs. Mix together then place in freezer for about 15 mins. Remove from freezer and spoon out mixture rolling into small balls. Place on plate then place back in freezer. For.another 15 mins until firm. Add dumplings to simmering pot of soup. Cover and simmer for 15 mins or until dumplings have puffed and floated to top of soup. Serve!

I personally was extremely pleasantly surprised by this recipe. Yummy! Both my kids loved it as well!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fall time is coming!!

I'm all about squash in the fall! Butterut, PUMPKIN especially! Acorn etc etc... Anyway, I found an awesome recipe for squash and sausage shepherds pie.

2.5 lbs butternut squash (peeled seeded and cut into chunks)
5 tbsp butter
1 tsp sea salt
1 lb maple apple chicken sausage
8 oz sliced mushrooms
3 cloves garlic
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup chopped cauliflower

Preheat oven to 425f
Cook squash in boiling water until tender.
Drain add butter and mash.
Chop sausages in 1/2 then in quarters. Mix in bowl, minced garlic, carrots, mushrooms, cauliflower and broth. Pour in baking dish and top with squash. Bake for 15-20 mins. Top with green onions if desired. Yummy!! Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Paleo Celebrations

A few months back I wrote a cookbook called Paleo Celebrations. Today I got it open for sales. My cookbook has recipes for special occasions and holidays. Please enjoy! Support independent publishing: Buy this e-book on Lulu.

Monday, September 3, 2012

5 minute brownies

Sorry I haven't posted lately. I have been super busy with my kids birthday parties and much much more. Anyways I had a great idea to make quick paleo brownies tonight in the microwave. And it totally worked! 1 c almond flour 1 egg 1/2 c coconut nectar 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract 1/2 c chocolate chips 2 tbsp cocoa powder Mix all ingredients together and pour into little coffee cups, silicone cupcake wraps etc.. microwave on 10 power for 4-6 minutes(depends on the strength of your microwave) they are super quick and delish!!!!