1 3/4 cup GF Oat bran (Bob's Red Mill)
1/4 cup Coconut flour
1 Tbs. Baking powder
1/4-1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
1 1/4 cup nut milk or other milk of choice
2 large Pasture Raised Eggs
6 drops of Stevia
3 Tbs. Honey (I used raw white honey and it was delicious)
2 Tbs. Grass fed Butter or Coconut oil, melted
1 tsp. Vanilla
1-2 cups fresh blueberries or other fresh fruit
I have been off grains for years now, but due to some complications with leaky gut syndrome, I have to be off meat for a while, so a few grains are back in!
I think the body needs variety and to eat different things from time to time to stay fresh and vibrant. As hunter gatherers, we would naturally only have access to certain foods at certain parts of the year, or just every so often. So, as much as it pains my thyroid, I acquiesce to flexibility and change. I test fine for GF oats and highly suggest if you're attempting to be GF, that you only purchase oats with the GF certification on them as they are grown and harvested with wheat, otherwise, and you are sure to get cross contamination.
Hence, this lovely oat flour muffin! It's mildly sweet as a muffin should be and very satisfying. Use other fruits for fun, if you have them in season.
This is a great way to use up any extra raw crust when making tarts. They are a fun snack that you can make in a rainbow of flavors using dried fruit mixed with your choice of nuts and seeds. Adding things like cocoa powder or other nutritious powders to change the outcome. Have fun and make it just right for you!
Leftover Raw Tart Crust or start from scratch:
1 cup soft nut like walnuts, cashews, etc
1 cup hard nut like almonds
6-8 Dried fruit like Dates (Madjool is best) or any other you like
Vanilla or other extract
1 Tbs. cocoa powder or other nutritional powder you like
1 tsp. sweetener, to taste if needed (chocolate can be very bitter!)
This is such a refreshing spring or summer tart! Full of flavor with a zing of lemon and added locally grown fresh berries... When I was a little girl, for my birthday, I would usually be asked what kind of cake I wanted. Chocolate? or Vanilla? Strawberry or lemon was my choice! This tart brings both together magnificently. MMMMMMmmmmmmm! My clients like it so much, that I figured I better share so everyone can benefit. Happy Spring!
1 cup Walnuts
1 cup Almonds
6-8 Dates (Madjool are best)
1/2 cup Lemon Juice
6 Drops Stevia
1/4-1/2 cup butter or ghee
5 Large Pasture raised eggs
1/4-1/2 cup Wild Honey
Monkey Bread? Oh yeah.... MONKEY bread! I don't know if it's a real thing or if my mom just called it that for us as kids cuz it was fun, but monkey bread is a great name for it! It falls apart after baking into balls. No throwing, now!
You can make it plain, cinnamon, herb... whatever you like. I show both applications here for plain and cinnamon.
This recipe is for after you have a ready-dough. I don't post much about grains and bread, but for those special occasions, this one is a fun alternative!
Favorite bread dough (I used Pamela's GF Pizza dough here)
Butter or other fat of choice
Cinnamon and sugar
They will just break apart when you grab them. Serve whole so others can have some monkey business!.
If you have a pizzelle maker, you're my hero! Let's be friends! These cookies are so fun and very traditional at the holidays. The smell of anise and sugar is one from my childhood that makes me smile. It's a very particular association that most Italians have. If you haven't tried them before, call an Italian friend and ask if you can borrow their pizzelle maker to try them out. If you have an ice cream cone maker, you can also use that. (A waffle iron is too deep.) These irons are around $39 online. I chose the entertaining size, but they also come in a larger size.
1 1/4 cup Blanched almond flour (it's important that it's blanched)
2 tsp. Coconut flour
1/2 cup Arrowroot
1/2 cup Maple sugar (or preferred crystal sugar)
1/2 tsp. Baking powder
1 tbs. Anise seeds (or extract -about 2 tsp.)
1/2 cup Grass Fed Butter, melted
3 Medium sized eggs
Optional: Lemon zest
Mortar and pestle or coffee grinder
Pitaya (also known as Dragon Fruit) is a low glycemic fruit with high fiber from Central America. I have a favorite smoothie at the local juice stop that I've been trying to replicate. It's been difficult because one of their main ingredients is passionfruit juice. Not easy to make or find. I substituted grape and lime. It's almost the same amount of wonderful! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Serves well as a smoothie or make a bowl with added fruit and nuts. ~Serves 1
Just love that Magenta color, don't you?
1 package 3.5oz Frozen Pitaya fruit
1/4 cup Organic frozen strawberries
1/4 cup Organic frozen pineapple (best if you let the fruit ripen yourself and then freeze to be sure its nice and sweet)
1/2 Juicy lime, juiced
1/2 cup Purple grape juice (or more as needed)
2 drops Stevia
I wait all year for Persimmons to be in season. It's a short one! They are perfect for Thanksgiving as they look like little pumpkins! I love pie, but it's often way too sweet for me. I've included a nice mildly sweet version that you can adjust to your sweetness level. This pie is also super made with Granny Smith APPLES! I had two pie crusts, so one of each it is!
(Recipe is for one pie)
1 9" GF Pie crust (or a nice home made paleo one)
7 Persimmons or 4 Granny Smith apples
1 Tbs. Sweetener of choice (I used Birch Xylotol today)
1 Tbs. Arrrowroot or Tapioca starch
1 cup of nut flour of choice (see my macadamia version here)
1 Tbs. Nut butter (I used almond butter)
1/8 cup Sweetener of choice
1/8 cup Walnut oil (or melted coconut, butter...)
1/2 tsp. Apple pie spice
1 pinch Sea salt
1 tsp. Vanilla
This recipe is for my friend Tony. He is a Standard American Eater who just recently found out about the benefits of coconut oil. He was a coconut hater previously. This is a good reminder that the quality of the food makes a difference. The reason he disliked coconut so much was due to the sweetened, preserved, dried, shredded coconut from childhood. Nothing like fresh young coconut, or Organic cold pressed Extra virgin Coconut oil. He's noticed his skin is softer after months of taking 2 tbs/day. I've done it before, but I don't care for a mouth full of oil, so I was inspired by the peppermint in the garden to make a much more fun version. This is great for the holidays or just anytime. I keep it ready for action for company or after-dinner mint.
1 cup Organic Extra virgin coconut oil
1/3 cup Honey (or other liquid sweetener you prefer)
4-5 drops of Stevia
1 tsp. Peppermint extract
Optional: 2-3 Tbs. fresh Peppermint
1-2 cups of Organic fair trade dark chocolate chips
Small ice cream scoop or melon baller
Briciole is that dish that Marie makes Frank in "Everybody Loves Raymond." No wonder he falls in love with her and she gets jealous when Raymond's wife learns to cook it! If you don't know the episode I'm referring to, its worth a watch (below) for the fun factor.
Pronounced ("Bre jole" slang) ("Bri chi o lay" traditionally)
This is my simplified version. Use real cow dairy or dairy alternative. Either way its sure to please...
2 lbs. Frank Steak... I mean Flank!
1 cup GF bread crumbs
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tbs. fresh Basil, minced
2 tbs. Olive oil
1/3 cup Parmisan, freshly grated or
1/3 cup grated mochi soaked in 2 tsp. ume vinegar
1/3 cup Provolone or
1/3 cup vegan cheese (like Daiya -made from Tapioca)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Favorite Maranara sauce (I used "White Linen" from Italy)
These are such a fun way to eat the zucchini that's exploding in the garden! You need a spiralizer, but who doesn't have one of those? Ha ha ha.. If you don't, they're a great addition to a grain free life and under $30.
You can try adding other veggies, too, that you might have left overs of. I've included a Gluten-free method below and a Grain-free one, as well. Enjoy!
3 Med. Zucchini (straight and fat is best)
2 Pasture raised eggs
2/3 cup GF oat flour or
2 Tbs. Tapioca starch
2 Tbs. Coconut flour
4 Tbs. Almond Flour
High Temp Oil for frying (I used avocado)
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