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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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Grocery haul

I got some wonderful ingredients for some baking I plan on doing this week. I plan on making Jamie Easons’ cinnamon swirl protein bread, as well as Skinny Chunky Monkey cookies recipe I saw on Six Sisters Stuff blog this morning. Really excited to try both of these recipes. Last week I made Jamie Easons’ Pumpkin Protein Bars . They were amazing! Consistency is perfect, somewhat like pumpkin pie but a little more firm =DEEEE-LISH!
Here’s a pic of them! Oh and my 8yr old LOVES them, it almost bothers me she likes them because now I have to share, seriously they are that good!

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I also picked up some
Nutritional Yeast for a “Cheesy” avocado pasta recipe I saw some time ago, just kept forgetting to pick up Nutritional Yeast which is loaded with B12 and gives a cheesy flavor. And the more I can use my spiraler; the better!

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Also grabbed these little baggies of goodness

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Since coconut oil is so good for you inside and out, I thought I would try out the flour, which is gluten free and low in digestible carbs as well as being a good source of protein! I’ll let you know what I think of it this week 🙂
Well that’s it for now 🙂

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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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