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.