Tuesday, October 25, 2011

raw carrot cake

6 carrots, peels and shredded
8 dates, pitted
1/2 c nuts (i used peanuts but it's your choice)
1/4 c maple syrup
1/4ish c coconut flour

blend everything except the flour in a food processor. add coconut flour by the tbspful until the batter easily rolls into a little ball and stays.

form the batter into 3 inch circles on a plates.

1/2 c cashews
1/4 c cashew butter
1/4 c maple syrup

food processorize

spread on top of the little cakes.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

GAPS pie crust

1 1/2 c ground and sifted almonds (or almond flour)
1/2 c ground and sifted flax seeds
1/4 c coconut flour
1 egg
3 tbsp honey
4 tbsp cold butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
warm spices (optional)

put everything in the food processor and blend until it forms a ball. add more coconut flour if it's too wet.

makes enough for 2 pies

press into the bottom of a pie pan and bake @350* for 10 minutes (until it's lightly brown) for a fruit/pudding pie

press in a pan and pour pie batter on top for a punkin/pecan style pie. bake as directed.

roll into 1" balls and smush flat. lay your circles over chicken and veggies for a pot pie.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

homemade ketchup

2 cans of tomato paste (or homemade!)
1/4 small onion, grated into a bowl to keep all the juices
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, preferably unfiltered
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp yellow mustard
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
pinch ground cloves
pinch ground ginger (or 1/2 tsp fresh)
pinch mace (or something else spicy. i used mace because it was what i had)

1.) get everything ready: open the cans and put them in a bowl with the mustard (and fresh ginger, if using), measure and mix the vinegar and water, measure and mix the spices in another bowl, measure out the honey

2.) cook/stir the onions with salt quickly. like 20-30 seconds.

3.) dump everything else in and whisk

4.) let the flavors simmer together for 30-60 minutes.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

GAPS pancakes

1 banana
2 tbsp peanut butter
3 eggs
bowl of finely chopped pecans

blend first 3 together with a stick blender.

butter your pan

drop by tablespoonfuls on a hot pan. you want the pancakes to be 2-3 inches wide because they are really soft and hard to flip if they are any bigger than that.

right away after you pour the batter on the pan, sprinkle some pecans on top.

flip quickly. these cook REALLY fast.

the recipe seems really small but it makes enough for me and my 2 boys to eat enough to be full. i will make a double recipe when daddy is home and there is always a lot of leftovers.

grain/sugar-free waffles

1/4 c coconut oil or butter/ghee
1/4 c pureed fruit (apple, banana, pumpkin... whatev)
1/4 c coconut flour
6 eggs
1/4 t salt
1/4 t baking powder

blend the first 5 ingredient together. (i use a stick blender.)

mix in the baking powder slowly but thoroughly.

bake in your waffle iron like regular waffles.

they come out way softer than regular waffles though, so be careful you don't tear them when you take them out. i lifted a corner with a fork and slid a wide spoon under to get them out.

this made 7 waffles on my square old tyme waffle iron.