Blueberry Chickpea Muffins

Ingredients:

2 cups chickpea flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt

2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla extract
6 tbs. melted coconut oil
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Method:

Preheat oven to 375F and lightly grease or line a muffin tin with liners.

In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients and whisk together.

In a large bowl, combine egg, maple syrup, vanilla extract, apple sauce, and oil.

Pour dry ingredients into wet and stir until well combined.

Fold in the blueberries and optional walnuts.

Pour about 1/4 cup batter into each muffin cup and bake for 15-20 minutes, until tops are set and lightly browned.

Allow to cool on a wire rack before enjoying.

Pumpkin Maple Almond Butter

 Pumpkin Maple Almond Butter. Yes, it's a thing, and yes, you can slather it on just about anything. Thank you  WellandGood  for the inspiration. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Maple Almond Butter. Yes, it's a thing, and yes, you can slather it on just about anything. Thank you WellandGood for the inspiration. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

3/4 cup almond butter
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 tbs. maple syrup
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
small pinch sea salt

Method:

Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and whip together with a whisk or spatula.

Smear it onto toast or a banana, add to hot breakfast cereal, dip apple or celery slices into it. So good!

Broccoli and Apple Slaw

 This recipe was inspired by  www.paleopleap.com .

This recipe was inspired by www.paleopleap.com.

Ingredients:

2 medium heads of broccoli, chopped
1 large carrot, grated
1 apple, cored and finely chopped
¼ cup onion, finely chopped
½ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
*optional: ¼ cup dried cranberries and/or sunflower seeds

Dressing:

1/2-1 cup paleo mayo
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbs. coconut aminos
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Method:

In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the dressing. Mix well and season to taste.

In large bowl, combine the broccoli, carrot, apple, onion, and walnuts (and cranberries/sunflower seeds, if using).

Dress the salad to your liking and toss until well combined.

Serve right away or refrigerate before serving.

Vegan (awesome) Choco-chip Blondies

1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup all natural almond butter or peanut butter
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/3-1/2 cup chocolate chips (I like Enjoy Life)
*Optional: one pastured egg for a more cakey consistency
*Optional add-ins: chopped nuts, coconut flakes, dried fruit
 

Method:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F) and line an 8x8 inch baking pan with cooking parchment (or spray with nonstick cooking spray).

In a food processor, add all ingredients except chocolate chips (and optional add-ins) and process until batter is smooth.

Fold in 1/3 cup of chocolate chips.

Spread batter evenly in prepared pan then sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and edges are a tiny bit brown.

Cool pan for 20 minutes on wire rack.

Sprinkle with sea salt then cut into squares. Makes about 16 blondies.

Raw Vegan Cashew Cheesecake

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Ingredients:

Crust:

1 1/2 cups macadamia nuts (or combo macadamia and walnuts)
1/2 cup pitted dates
1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
1 pinch salt

Filling:

3 cups raw cashews, soaked for at least 5 hours (or overnight)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup maple syrup (or honey)
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1 tbs. pure vanilla extract (get the non-alcoholic version if possible)
*a few tbs. filtered water or orange juice
*optional: a few drops doTERRA Wild Orange essential oil

*Optional topping:
1/2 cup fresh/frozen berries of choice
1 tbs. maple syrup
Juice of 1/2 orange
Zest of 1/2 orange

 

Method:

Crust:

Place the shredded coconut in the bottom of a pie pan and spread evenly (this will help the pie not to stick).

Place the rest of the crust ingredients in a food processor and process until crumbly and well-combined (but still airy).

Press the crust ingredients into the pie pan and form an even crust. Put this in the fridge/freezer until ready to fill.

Filling:

Place all of your filling ingredients into your food processor and process until creamy. Add the water or orange juice, but don't add too much! Just enough to get it a soft "yogurty" texture.

Pour mixture on top of your crust and spread evenly.
*NOTE: You can pour 2/3 of the mixture, then add 1/2 cup of thawed berries (then blend), then pour on top of your base cheesecake layer for even cooler presentation.

*Optional topping:

Wash the bowl of your food processor.

Place all topping ingredients into food processor and pulse until well-combined (but not soupy). Sprinkle evenly on top of the cheesecake base.

Freeze your cheesecake for at least a few hours, then thaw in the fridge until ready to eat. Enjoy!

Watermelon Hibiscus Cooler

Ingredients:

2 cups freshly brewed hibiscus tea, cooled
*optional: add a bag of rose tea while it's brewing for added depth of flavor and a boost to your heart chakra.
4-6 squares of frozen watermelon
1-2 drops liquid stevia
*optional: 1 drop doTERRA Citrus Bliss essential oil
1 spring of fresh mint for garnish

*This recipe can be quadrupled for an amazing party drink on these HOT summer afternoons!

Method:

Allow the tea to cool fully.

Mix the stevia and essential oil in the bottom of a drinking glass/jar.

Add a splash of the tea and mix thoroughly.

Add your watermelon chunks and sprig of mint, then pour the remaining tea in. Give it a quick stir and enjoy!

Cell Reboot Green Juice

Ingredients:

1 cucumber, skinned
1 head red-leaf lettuce
4 stalks celery, de-stringed
1/2 lemon, de-rinded
1" hunk of ginger, skinned

Splash coconut water
Dash of spirulina

Method:

Juice the first five ingredients.

Place them in a jar or glass. Then add the coconut water and spirulina. Mix thoroughly and enjoy!

*If you don't have a juicer, then mix the first five ingredients in a blender with one cup filtered water. Then strain into a glass add the coconut water and spirulina and enjoy!

 

Mellow Green Juice

 Even Little B likes this one. He chugged one and a half shot glasses of full of this power-packed, anti-inflammatory elixir. Yum!

Even Little B likes this one. He chugged one and a half shot glasses of full of this power-packed, anti-inflammatory elixir. Yum!

Mellow Green Juice

1 cucumber, skinned
5 romaine lettuce leaves
Handful of fresh spinach
1 peeled grapefruit
1 peeled orange
1-2 inches (thinner piece) fresh turmeric root

Method:

Juice all ingredients, pour the juice into your favorite glass and enjoy!

Or, if you don't have a juicer, place all ingredients into a high-speed blender, add a cup of purified water. Blend to smithereens, strain, and enjoy! Not the same effect, but at least you're getting some really great nutrients!

Also, you could just add some protein powder and a splash of coconut water and make this a smoothie! Yum.

Creamy Cauliflower Dip

 This dip makes a great appetizer or sharable party dish. Packed with fiber and low in carbsmakes it ideal for snacking without packing on the pounds. Enjoy!

This dip makes a great appetizer or sharable party dish. Packed with fiber and low in carbsmakes it ideal for snacking without packing on the pounds. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 head cauliflower, chopped into florets
1-2 cloves garlic
1 tbs. tahini
2 tbs. olive oil
2 tbs. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
*optional: 1 drop doTERRA lemon essential oil
sea salt and ground pepper to taste

*Other great add-ins: chopped fresh thyme, chopped fresh rosemary, a pinch of lemon zest, or all of the above!

Method:

Steam the cauliflower and garlic until soft (about 10 minutes)

Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy

Put the mixture in a bowl and allow to cool

Sprinkle with smoked paprika and a drizzle of olive oil

Serve with crackers, chips, or veggies (like cucumber, celery, peppers, zucchini, carrots, whateva!)

Heart Chakra Smoothie

 The colors for the heart chakra are green and pink, both featured in this delicious smoothie. Greens and cruciferous veggies support the heart on the physical level, while the colors green and pink vibrate at the same frequency as the heart chakra giving it added strength and vibrancy. Enjoy!

The colors for the heart chakra are green and pink, both featured in this delicious smoothie. Greens and cruciferous veggies support the heart on the physical level, while the colors green and pink vibrate at the same frequency as the heart chakra giving it added strength and vibrancy. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 cup frozen spinach
1/2 cup peeled cucumber chunks
1 cup strawberries, stemmed and chopped
Plus one strawberry chopped in half to garnish
3 tbs. hemp hearts, plus a few more for garnish
1 teaspoon Spirulina
1 cup nut/seed milk of choice (preferably homemade...I like Brazil nut milk in this recipe)
1/2 cup coconut water
*optional: 1/2 cup Rose tea or one more 1/2 cup coconut water
*if you want it sweeter add one pre-soaked date...I'm just trying to cut down on sugar

Method:

Place all ingredients, except for garnish berry and hemp hearts, into a blender and blend on high speed until smooth (about 1 minute).

Then pour into your favorite glass and garnish with remaining ingredients.

Sip and enjoy!

 

3-ingredient Paleo Naan Bread

 I made this to go along with some seriously yummy chicken curry for a party we had recently. They were a big hit! Thank you,  MyHeartBeets.com  for the inspiration!

I made this to go along with some seriously yummy chicken curry for a party we had recently. They were a big hit! Thank you, MyHeartBeets.com for the inspiration!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 cup full-fat coconut milk (make sure it's soft or well-blended before mixing)
*Optional: 1 pinch salt and/or ghee for frying

Method:

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

*NOTE: if they battler is too think you can add a little water to reach desired consistency.

Heat a medium sized non-stick skillet to medium heat.

Depending on how large your want your naans, use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to pour little naans, or 1 cup for larger. You can pour half the batter in the pan for a really large naan, but it'll take a while to cook, and/or be pretty tricky to flip (unless you're a pro!). So be patient. :)

Flip when side one looks fluffy and firm, and allow the other side to cook for a couple minutes.

You can enjoy these with any Indian dish, make them as makeshift pancakes, or even use them as a base for flatbreads.

WARNING: These are addictive!

Fluffy Paleo Pancakes

 My little guy (and husband...ok, and me too...) have been on a pancake jag lately. This recipe yields a great tasting, beautifully textured pancake. The recipe can be halfed if you only want a couple pancakes, but why bother! Just freeze the excess pancakes if you have too many. Enjoy!

My little guy (and husband...ok, and me too...) have been on a pancake jag lately. This recipe yields a great tasting, beautifully textured pancake. The recipe can be halfed if you only want a couple pancakes, but why bother! Just freeze the excess pancakes if you have too many. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 cup almond flour
1 cup tapioca flour
4 pastured eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce, or 1 mushed banana
1 tsp. organic vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking powder
teeny pinch salt
*Optional add-ins: paleo chocolate chips, berries, banana slices, yum!

Method:

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

*If you're mixing by hand, mix wet ingredients in a bowl, mix the dry ingredients in another bowl, then mix them together.

Heat a non-stick plan over medium heat and add a little grassfed ghee or coconut oil to the bottom of the pan.

Use 1/4 cup measuring cup to pour the batter into the pan.

Once side one is a little bubbly and firm, flip them over and allow to cook for a couple more minutes.

*Note: if using add-ins, wait until side one is cooked, add them, the flip to allow side two to cook.

Transfer to a plate and enjoy with fruit, yogurt, nut or seed butter, or any other toppings your heart desires!

Deb's Paleo Poppy Seed Crackers

 These crackers are versatile. They make a lovely stand alone snack or can be topped with anything from cheese and hummus or guacamole!

These crackers are versatile. They make a lovely stand alone snack or can be topped with anything from cheese and hummus or guacamole!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup almond or cashew meal
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
2 pastured eggs
2 tbs. melted coconut or avocado oil
1 tsp. sea salt
4 tbs. dill (or 2 tbs. dried rosemary and 2 tbs. dried oregano and/or a sprinkle of fennel seeds)
4 tbs. poppy seeds (or black sesame seeds)
4 tbs. water

Method:

Preheat the oven to 325. Line two cookie sheets with cooking parchment.

Mix all the ingredients, except for the water, then slowly add the water until you have a firm dough that sticks together...not too wet, not too crumbly.

Use a rolling pin (or a label-free wine bottle if you don't have a rolling pin) to smooth the dough onto the cookie sheets until they are as thin as you like your crackers. With a knife or pizza cutter, score them into the size you want.

Bake 12-15 minutes or until they are just barely browned and crispy. I like to check them at 10 minutes, then every 3 minutes thereafter until they're just the right level of crispiness. Allow them to cool, then lift with a spatula and store in a glass tupperware on the counter (or fridge) for up to a week. Enjoy!

 

Coconut Manna Bread

 Oh, this bread. Delicious alone, or with a slather of sweet or savory somethin. This piece is featuring a gob of homemade paté and some green onions, but it's just as tasty with almond butter and jam. Perfect for parties or alongside a bowl of soup. 

Oh, this bread. Delicious alone, or with a slather of sweet or savory somethin. This piece is featuring a gob of homemade paté and some green onions, but it's just as tasty with almond butter and jam. Perfect for parties or alongside a bowl of soup. 

Ingredients:

1 cup coconut manna (a.k.a. coconut butter)
5 organic/pastured eggs, at room temperature
1/4 cup coconut oil or pastured lard
1/2 tsp. sea salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda

Method:

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

Place the jar of coconut manna in a saucepan full of hot water over a low simmer to allow the manna to melt. This should take about 10-15 minutes. When it's melted, stir thoroughly so it's consistent throughout. 

Line a 5X9 loaf pan with cooking parchment (or you can grease the pan, either way works...)

Place all ingredients in a food processor or standing mixer and blend until the batter is completely smooth. Should have a cake-batter-esque consistency.

Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 40-50 minutes or until the top is browned and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. 

Allow to cool at least ten minutes, and store any leftovers in the fridge for up to a week.