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.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

sugar free ice cream

in a small pot:
6 pastured eggs
1/2 c heavy cream
1/2 c plain yogurt
1 c water
1/3 c honey
1/3 c maple syrup
1/4 tsp salt

heat on medium until the honey melts. stiring continuously with a whisk.

strain (just in case some of the egg cooks) into a quart mason jar and put it in the fridge for an hour or 2 until it's cold.

mix in 2 cups of heavy cream and 1 tbsp of vanilla

put it in your ice cream maker and RTFM.

Monday, August 22, 2011

GAPS candy

1 cup raisins
1 cup nuts of your choice (i like to mix a bunch together)
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp cocoa powder - depending on how far into GAPS you are - my kid like me to make half and half batches, half chocolate and half peanut butter.

dump in the food processor and blend.

roll into 1" balls.

caesar dressing

1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
1/2 c olive oil
3 egg yolks
2 anchovies
1 clove of garlic

dump everything in the food processor and blend.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

cauliflower pizza crust

2cups frozen cauliflower
1cup shredded cheddar or colby jack
1 egg
coconut flour

1.) cook the cauliflower until it's soft.

2.) blend the cauliflower, cheese and egg in the food processor.

3.) add 1T of coconut flour at a time until it's as stiff as cookie dough

4.) form into 4"-5" circles on a greased cookie sheet.

5.) add pizza toppings of your choice.

6.) bake @350* until done. keep an eye on it. less topping will be quicker than tons of toppings.

cheese crackers

1/3 of a 2lb block of tillamook sharp cheddar
2 eggs
coconut flour

1.) shred the cheese in the food processor with the shredding plate. transfer to another bowl and put the regular blade in.

2.) blend the cheese with the eggs

3.) put in enough coconut flour to make it as stiff as cookie dough. usually like 1/4 cup but it depends on how big the eggs are and how much cheese you used. put it like 1T at a time until it's enough.

4.) drop tablespoon fulls on a greased cookie sheet. press them out with your fingers to about 1/4" thick. leave them about 2" apart.

5.) bake for about 7-9 minutes. at 350*.

real mayo

1 egg
2 egg yolks
1tsp yellow mustard
1 tbsp lemon juice
pinch of salt
pinch of paprika
3/4 cup of olive oil

1.) put everything except the oil in a wide mouth mason jar.
2.) pour the oil on the top
3.) using an immersion blender, start at the bottom of the jar and blend slowly.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Stuffed Bell Peppers

4 Large firm green bell peppers (washed, cored, de-seeded)
1 can (drained) diced tomatoes
1 lb. Ground beef (I used Trader Joes 80/20)
1 cup Quinoa uncooked
1/3 Yellow Onion (chopped)
Fresh Garlic (minced)
Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
*My goal was 3-4 veggies. I would have used peas if I had them, spinach worked because I had it.
Celery Seed

Cook beef, add in onion and garlic, season with dill, cumin, celery seed, salt and pepper.
Cook quinoa in separate pan

When quinoa and meat are cooked mix together, pour in tomatoes, add spinach.

Spoon meat & quinoa mixture into bell peppers, layering in cheese.

Cook bell peppers for 30-40 min @ 350*
Top with cheese and let melt in oven.


Monday, March 7, 2011

raisin nut candy

1 c. raisins
1 c. nuts of your choice
2 T cocoa powder
1 T blackstrap molasses

1.) toss everything in the food processor.
2.) grind until sticky.
3.) roll into balls.
4.) devour.