Posts tagged paleo
Recipe: Yuca Waffles and Pesto

Coming off my month long infection-busting protocol (and feeling AWESOME!), I've had a difficult time wanting to jump back in to eating all the "regular" food. When you eliminate basically every possible inflammatory food for your body for a good chunk of time you give yourself a chance to come back into balance...

This isn't your typical waffles and maple syrup, obviously, but it's my savory take on the concept and it's even good enough to receive my middle schooler's stamp of approval...

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Recipe: Grain-Free Vegan Carob Cookies with Date Caramel Icing

Those of you following me on Instagram may have heard about the month-long, infection-busting protocol my son and I are in the midst of completing. In addition to taking heavy doses of herbal supplements (like maitake mushrooms, olive leaf extract, and many more), we're on a very limited diet in an effort to avoid as much unnecessary inflammation as possible. Cooking becomes a bit challenging without grains (with the exception of rice), dairy, nightshades, nuts, coconut, soy, legumes, chocolate, coffee, eggs, ferments and sweeteners (including maple syrup and honey).

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Baby Greens, Tomato and Dill Quiche

I'm more of a frittata fan personally since Paleo crusts made with almond flour tend to be a bit heavy. However, I stumbled upon this one from Everyday Maven and had to give it a try. The almond flour is balanced by the tapioca flour and she chose the perfect blend of just a few simple spices to enhance the flavor. I ended up with four mini quiches and had to force myself to put the last one in the freezer or I would have eaten these every single morning this week!

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Butternut Squash Made Easy

One of my favorite sources is winter squash, especially butternut. Its sweet, nutty taste compliments bitter greens nicely and satisfies my sugar cravings. Doesn't hurt that it's an excellent source of vitamins A and C. When I first starting eating it regularly a few years ago I was unsure of how exactly to tackle cutting the thing. Here are my simple tips...

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Gems at Joe's

While the jury is still out on whether or not their private label products are actually 100% GMO-free (see Food Babe's post), they certainly seem to be a company dedicated to pleasing their customers. They offer many products that are free of antibiotics, preservatives and synthetic colors, they are super friendly, and their prices can't be beat!

I thought it might be fun to post some of my discoveries from time to time. Today I happened to have some kid-free time on my hands and decided to inspect the shelves more closely. I wasn't disappointed!

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Universe Drink

Before moving down south to sunnier  Sarasota, Florida, we lived in Ponte Vedra and often ate at a wonderful little organic, raw food cafe in St Augustine called The Present Moment. They gave me permission to post one or two of their recipes when I was there, so I thought I would start with this one. It has antioxidant-rich raw cacao, the ancient Chinese superfruit goji powder, and hormone-balancing maca root powder...

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Sprouted Buckwheat Granola

In spite of its name, buckwheat is not actually wheat at all.  It's a gluten-free, wheat-free and grain-free fruit seed that is known for its blood pressure and cholesterol lowering effects. It is a complete protein, containing all 8 essential amino acids.  Taking the extra step to sprout buckwheat helps to breakdown the anti-nutrients and hard-to-digest components of the seed and at the same time, helps to release highly beneficial nutrients. 

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Toasted Coconut Squares

The secret ingredient in this recipe is coconut butter.  It's creamy texture really adds oomph to these otherwise pretty basic "larabar"-style snacks. If you haven't yet tried coconut cream or coconut butter then you're definitely missing out!  I eat a spoonful almost daily to satiate my sweet tooth.  In addition to other benefits, coconut butter is rich in lauric acid, which is shown to boost immunity and destroy harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Personally, I prefer coconut cream from Tropical TraditionsArtisana is good as well...

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