I try to add vegetables to our breakfast dishes all the time. This recipe from Against All Grain makes it easy. I make this not-so-spicy version so that my daughter can enjoy it, too.
Day: April 21, 2015
This is an awesome recipe from one of my favorite chefs, Tyler Florence. His food is usually simple and he uses ingredients I wouldn’t always think to combine. This one also works great as an appetizer, and is a nice alternative to a cheese and salami tray. I use gluten free organic tamari, and coconut oil instead of vegetable oil. For a dairy free version, you can substitute cashew cream for the yogurt.
I read a great post about coconut whipped cream on Tasty Yummies, and have been experimenting with it ever since. She was right — the Natural Value or Thai Organics brands make a better product than Native Forest. I like to keep a can of coconut milk in the refrigerator for this recipe. It’s super easy and great with fresh fruit. Think: strawberries + cream. It’s also pretty awesome in coffee.
This recipe from PaleOMG for double chocolate cookies is another favorite. Look for gluten-free and dairy-free cocoa powder and chocolate chips. The Enjoy Life brand is good, but I’ve also heard that Costco’s mini chocolate chips are a better value and also allergen friendly. Make sure you read the labels carefully.
This recipe for chocolate truffles from Practical Paleo is hands-down my favorite dessert recipe. I use a high quality, gluten-free and dairy-free cocoa powder from TCHO. Just make sure you read the labels well and splurge on higher quality ingredients. Coconut butter is meatier than coconut oil, and pretty yummy right out of the jar.
This recipe for grain-free granola is adapted from the Make It Paleo cookbook by Bill Staley and Hayley Mason. It seems high maintenance because you have to soak the nuts overnight and then oven dry them the next day. It’s a process, but it’s worth it. Overall, I actually think it’s easier than the traditional granola I’ve made, which involves a sticky mess and lots of stirring. You can make a lot of modifications to the type of nuts and dried fruits you use — just play with it.