Jacob’s Chunky Bread

Jake is the best little chef! I made a butternut squash bread yesterday and today Jake and I modified some ingredients and came up with this chocolaty, gooey, banana bread.

2 cups almond meal
2 eggs
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 bananas
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chunks
1/2 cup pecan pieces

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– Mix all ingredients well.
– Pour into prepared pans.
РBake until firm in a 350 degree oven for about 30-40 minutes.

Tomato Soup in 30 Minutes

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My kids came home from school cold and sniffly… Emergency tomato soup to the rescue! Takes 30 minutes tops!

8 cups homemade chicken stock
8 Roma tomatoes, cut into large chunks
1 large onion, rough chopped
6-8 garlic cloves, whole
1 cup carrots, chopped
2 cups crushed tomatoes
4 tablespoons cooking oil (I use avocado)
1 teaspoon dry oregano
1 teaspoon dry basil
1/2 can full fat coconut milk

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– Heat the oil and cook the onions, carrots, garlic, and Roma’s until soft (about 10 minutes) add the crushed tomatoes and cook an additional 5 minutes

– While that is cooking bring your stock to a boil.

– Blend the tomato mixture, and dry herbs well until smooth.

– Pour into stock and add the coconut milk.

– Bring to a simmer and serve!

Spiced Cider Pulled Porn … I mean Pork

Oops… The title started off as a mistake and I decided to keep it because the blogger gods were trying to tell me something! This was ridiculous and will become a staple here!!! 5 ingredients!!!

1 pork roast
1 whole onion
2 cups spiced cider (I used trader joes brand)
Salt and pepper to taste

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– I used a pressure cooker but I strongly believe any method will work… You will have to play with it !!!

– Salt and pepper roast both sides and place in cooker or pan of choice.

– Throw in onions and pour the cider it …
Yes… That’s it!

– Pressure cooker …
45 minutes, stove top 60 minutes, and crockpot 6 hours.

– Remove roast and allow to cook… Take all the pan drippings along with onion and simmer on stove top until reduced to half. You can add some more cider if you don’t have a lot of liquid left.

– While sauce is reducing pull your pork apart…

– Pour sauce over pork and serve!!!

– The heavens will sing!!!

Ps … Sorry for the crappy pics… Was not planning on posting this!

Butternut Squash Chocolate Chip Bread

I bought an organic butternut and made this amazing bread! My monkeys loved it so much it was gone in less than 20 minutes… 2 whole loaves!!! Pigs! Let me know what you think?

In blender:
3 eggs
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
1 1/2 cups roasted butternut squash (peel, cube, toss in a little melted coconut oil and roast until soft)
2 teaspoons vanilla

– Blend until smooth and place in large bowl.

Add to bowl:
2 cups almond meal
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips

– Mix well and pour into coconut oil covered pans (2 of them)

– Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes until firm and golden brown.

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Chicken & Carrot Cake Waffles

Jacqueline’s been bugging me to take her to Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles … I don’t think they have one item on their menu that is even remotely gluten free or paleo and since I have been craving carrot cake I decided to combine her craving with mine … My first attempt at the waffles was a total fail… But I think I may have nailed it. Let me know if you like it.

Waffles:

5 eggs
1 banana
2 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
6 tablespoons almond meal
6 tablespoons coconut flour
3 tablespoons tapioca flour
4 tablespoons maple syrup
4 heaping tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup almond milk with 2 tablespoons of Apple cider vinegar

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– Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
– Cook waffles according to your waffle maker instructions.

Perfect Crispy No Fry Chicken

12 Chicken Pieces
4 tablespoons bacon fat
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 tablespoon chile powder
1 teaspoon ground pepper

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– Toss chicken and all other ingredients well.
– Place chicken pieces on a rack and bake at 425 for 22 minutes and then turn. Bake an additional 22 minutes.
– At this point the chicken should be fully cooked… You can keep it in the oven and continue to flip every 5 minutes until you achieve the perfect crispness!!!!

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Burgerish Yumminess

This is creativity at its best… I have not been grocery shopping. Although I have a freezer full of meat, and the naughty side of me does not want to care and just feed my kids bacon, on a steak with a side of chicken thighs … The good momma side of me had to find a way to fit some vegetables in there! So here you go… An amazing lunch. Quick and easy.

Sweet Peppers & Onions
4-6 cups sliced sweet peppers
1 onion, sliced
3 tablespoons bacon fat
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Oniony Beef Patty
1 lb grass fed beef
1/4 cup caramelized onions (I make some in the beginning of the week and use them throughout, they will last up to 2 weeks in refrigerator)
1 green, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Sweet Potato Patty

Recipe on blog, just shape into Patty instead of a tater tot.

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– Cook the peppers, onions, bacon fat, salt and pepper on med/low for about 30-40 minutes. Allow them to become soft and caramelized … Let them go slow and low, it will be worth it… I promise!
– In the meantime combine the ground beef, caramelized onions, green onions, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Do not over mix!
– Keep in fridge until you are ready to make, allows for some marinating time.
– While your peppers are working their magic make your Sweet Potato Bacon Tater Tots
– Once the peppers and onions were done I put them in a bowl and used the same pan to make your burger patties and sweet potato patties.
– Arrange your burgerish dish and gobble up!

Grubbage Tacos

Question… Do everyone’s kids eat 6-8 times a day? It’s crazy. I am always either cooking or washing dishes! I am always putting dishes together on the fly. Sometimes they are not so fab and sometimes they are fantastic. I made tacos tonight … Amazing tacos! Let me know what you think.

1 pound organic grassfed ground beef
1 small red onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons homemade ketchup
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1/4 purple cabbage, thinly sliced
Butter Lettuce Leaves
Guacamole & Salsa for topping

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– Heat a large skillet and add the ground beef and onions.
– Cook until brown and add the spices, ketchup and cabbage.
– Cook until the cabbage is wilted.
– Serve on lettuce leaves and top.

Simple, quick and easy!

Pecan & Macadamia Praline Apple Pie

It’s getting chilly and pie was in order! I was apprehensive to make my first paleo pie but wowza! It is so good I wish I could share with everyone …

Crust :

3/4 cup sifted almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup tapioca flour
8 tablespoons cold grassfed unsalted butter, cut into cubes
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder, optional
1/4 teaspoon salt
Ice Water

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– Place the flours, and butter in a mixer bowl and use your hands to break the butter up with the flours until you have broken up the butter.
– Add the remaining ingredients except for the ice water … Mix on slow in mixer.
– I don’t ever measure the water I just add a tablespoon at a time until the dough just holds together.
– This dough is hard to roll out (I tried) so I just pushed it into a seasoned pan.
– Bake in 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, then take out and set aside.

Filling:

4 apples, peeled, cored and chopped small
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup tapioca flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla

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– Combine all ingredients in large bowl and throw into par baked crust.
– Make topping.

Topping:
1 1/2 cups pecan and mac nuts (or walnuts… Whatever you like)
2 tablespoons grassfed butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt

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– Chop the nuts, I could not keep my daughters hands out of them!
– Place in pan and pan roast on medium for about 2 minutes.
– Add the butter, maple syrup, and salt and cook for about 1 minute.
– Pour directly over the apple mixture and bake in 325 degree oven for 40 minutes.

Aaaaammmmmaaaazzzzzeeeeebbbbaaaaalllllsssss !!!!

Wicked Good Banana Maple Ice Cream

I have been trying to type out this recipe for about 30 minutes because I can’t stop eating… Pig! Ha ha ha … The title says it all, wicked good!

1 can full fat coconut milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 bananas
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder

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– Blend all ingredients until smooth.
– Churn in ice cream maker until perfect or pour into a covered container and freeze for 2-3 hours.
-That’s it ūüôā