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awful, so awful at this…. & Paleo Chocolate-Chocolate Chip with Toasted Coconut Ice Cream

Ok i know i’m the worst blogger ( can i even refer to myself as such) of all time! but never mind that, i have something so very exciting;

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Paleo Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream with Toasted Coconut
very Long title yes. but so very good and worth the brain power needed to comprehend that much chocolate in one sentence.
ok here it is
1 can full fat coconut milk
1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup *
3 Egg Yolks
1/2 cup unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 bag or so of Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips
1/3 cup Unsweetened Toasted Coconut Flakes

I put all ingreadients but the last two in a sacue pan and brought to a boil while whisking then i allowed the mix to cook and then refridgerated for 2 hours. Next turned on my icecream maker and poured ingredients in, about the last 5 min of the machine doing it’s thing, i poured in my chocolate chips and my toasted coconut. then i poured it into freezer safe dish and put in freezer for about an hour to harden a little. IT WAS DELISH!
* you could add more maple syrup, i just prefer a less sweeter ice cream

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Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Ok here’s the pumpkin recipe I mentioned earlier….yum! I would not add baking soda to the crust mix and I would not add as much coconut oil in the crust either. I would just get the walnuts ground up and add small amount of coconut oil to it.
Anyways pics? You bet!

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Recipe…here’s the link 😉
Paleo Pumpkin Pie; this recipe calls for butter but because I did not have any butter from grass fed cows I opted for coconut oil. Enjoy!

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Ok what we have here….

Ok so this is a little gem, reminds me of French toast with berries, I bet if you were to not scramble this and just fry it, you would have a pancake/French toast-like thing happening. I will most certainly be trying that maybe tomorrow for my pre-workout breakfast.

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This is delicious and filling. Here’s what I did:

-1 egg plus some egg whites(we go through alot of eggs so I add the whites to make them go further)
-1/2 banana
-1/4c coconut milk. Find one with no other ingredients
-cinnamon
-tsp Coconut oil for frying
Mix and mash together and fry ‘er up! Topped with unsweetened coconut flakes, and berries and some banana and a 1/2 tbsp of homemade raw almond butter! HEAVEN!

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Oh and stay tuned for my Paleo Pumpkin Pie I will be making with a ground walnut shell! Helloooooo!

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Home made….Almond butter

Ok so homemade almond butter; holy hell this has opened the door for an insane amount of possibilities! Can we say butter blends, can we saw raw cocoa almond butter or macadamia butter with cashews, roasted almonds, roasted any nut…..
All that’s needed:
1. kick-a$$ blender like the vitamix (heaven!) my favorites appliance in the kitchen!

2. Almonds

3. Patience. I’m not good with this but it’s required and the end product is beautiful….so I kept going. From dust to this magical cream that formed after minutes of scraping and rescraping…and minutes more and then finally…..magic.

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And the process….

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My Paleo take on Huevos Rancheros

Ok it’s been a while. Tons upon tons I should mention BUT I won’t. Want to know what I have been doing for hours at a time; Paleo. Google it, read every book about it like I have, listen to podcasts while going through hundreds of blogs like I have 🙂 I think it says something when CrossFit enthusiasts, quite arguably the worlds toughest workout, are also Paleo enthusiasts!

Today I bring you a recipe that is paleo friendly!

-Ground chicken or turkey or anything ground and lean
-green pepper diced
-1/2 tomato or more, diced
-cilantro to liking
-roasted jalapeño pepper *
-homemade taco seasoning

Fried meat up in some coconut oil, then added Ingredients
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To roast jalapeño I just just through the pepper on my gas stove, otherwise BBQ or oven!
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Then when it was nice and black on all sides, I ran it under water and scraped off black burnt skin

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Then I added the jalapeño to the mix and let that cook for a bit. Next I frayed half a sweet potato and half a zucchini together…..
Scratch that; I’m outta zucchini so just a sweet potato
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Once that’s all cooked to my liking I will add it to the meat mix of heaven, then I will fry up some eggs…
While we are waiting for that to cook, paleo info I would insist that you read Robb Wolf, he is an incredible writer and (I think) the most knowledgable person on the subject, he has lots of scientific info for all you info nuts like me and his writing is hilarious.
Websites. Wow I have a ton won amazing recipes.
nom nom paleo

health-bent

Primal Palate

Balanced Bites

Whole9; creators of Whole30

Tons more….but that’s all I have time to mention right now.

Ok here we go, I mixed in sweet potatoes and BAM!

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Next we fry eggs in……coconut oil. Always coconut oil in this house. Ok
And that looks like

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Spirializer Spiraling

Ok so I bought this amazing and beautiful gadget last week while downtown with husband. Is it necessary, well….absolutely it is, No it’s not…but it sure makes veggies pretty and fun! Putting the veggies through the spiraler was so satisfying. It’s a wonderful thing when you can look at your vegetables and think they are the prettiest things you have ever seen. So my gadget is The Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer, I just love it! We made the dish below as well as some apple chips that baby Iz and I loved!

Spiraled zucchini with Peanut Honey Lime Dressing courtesy of http://www.theathletarian.com and my inspiration for purchasing this handy gadget

Peanut Honey Lime Dressing with modified ingredients made by moi 🙂

  • 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 Tbsp red chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp tamari
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • Zest of one lime
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup almond milk unsweetened original
  • 1/2 cup water

I mixed all this together and put in pot on stove top on low and simmered, when the liquid reduced I served it over chicken i lightly grilled on BBQ which was on top of the gorgeous veggies I spiraled!

Delicious Black Bean Burritos

these are AMAZING and a staple in our house

Black Bean Burritos 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 onion (i use whichever i have on hand) diced
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (has higher smoke temp than other oils)
  • 2 cans drained & rinsed Black Beans
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 c corn frozen
  • cilantro, adjust to your preference
  • 1 can Alymer Accents spicy red pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • tortilla wraps, I love Josephs low carb wraps
  • 1 baby-bell light cheese or a cube of part-skim mozzarella

Directions :

1. heat coconut oil on med. heat in pot, add garlic & onion, sauté until onion is translucent making sure the garlic is not burned.

2. add black beans

3. add 1 cup water and simmer until soft and reduced

4. use a hand-blender or a super fantastic mixer like the Vita-mix and blend what’s in pot.

5. back in pot and add diced tomatoes and Alymer accents, corn and cilantro and stir together

6.scoop on your flatbread and put in oven with park-skim or light babybell cheese cut up overtop. YUM!

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