I have recently stumbled upon Wood-Fire Roasted Coffee Company from Nevada. I’m hooked on their decaffeinated french roast. It has an amazing taste with hints of chocolate and caramel. The company takes great pride in the quality of the coffee bean and the art of the roast. They roast their beans over an oak wood fire. I wish I lived locally and could visit their shop, I can smell the aroma’s just thinking about it!!
While sipping the coffee, I had an amazing idea to take the coffee and incorporate it into a dessert. I chose to use the decaffeinated brew because I did not want any guests going home wide awake and not sleeping well. I should mention, I’ve created this recipe with Wood-Fire Roasted Coffee Company’s coffee and the hints of chocolate and caramel accent the dish! I would recommend you take a peak at their coffee selection. All their coffee can be shipped right to your door! I’m not sure what I would do without the internet and UPS!
I love caprese salads! However, my stomach does not love the fresh mozzarella. I use to LOVE to order these at a restaurant. However, I have swapped the fresh mozzarella for prosciutto and it tastes amazing! The prosciutto has a smooth taste, just like the mozzarella. I pack this for lunch sometimes when I’m in a hurry!
The school year is here, I can’t believe the big yellow bus will start driving through our neighborhood again. My oh my, where has the summer gone? Needless to say, we are still in the season of fresh fruits and vegetables, but when crunched with time I have a few favorite go-to non-perishable Paleo food items I wanted to share with you. These items would be great packed in a lunch box, purse, suitcase or briefcase. My purse is always stocked with one of these items!
I have listed prices and linked the titles to websites where I have found the best price for these items online. If you have access to a Food Co-Op, sometimes I find these items cheaper during a sale.
Some of these perishable items may seem expensive; however, let me put reality into perspective. If you stopped at a fast food chain, most items add up close to $5 and are filled with junk (gluten, msg, greasy unknown meat, etc…). The items I’m mentioning below always leave me feeling full of energy and satisfied.
I love salads and fruit. This is a combination of fruits and vegetables. There are three ingredients in the salad, leaving me to call it a trifecta! Can you tell I have spent a few summer nights watching horses race? Trifecta is a term you can use when betting on a specific order in which the bidder thinks the horses will come in. However, this trifecta does not involve horse numbers, rather apples, strawberries and cucumbers. This is a great salad to serve when you have company because it is easy and no heavy work in involved. However, it looks and tastes like a lot of work. I love dishes which are easy to throw together, but look complicated!
You’ll notice below I want the green apple and cucumber chopped. I chop my food into squares for a better presentation. I think if food looks pretty, more people will want to try it!
The blog has been quiet this week. On Monday, my grandfather passed away and it pulled our family together, but me out of my kitchen. My grandfather was a great man who appreciated all the small stuff. He taught all his grandchildren to always smile, no matter when the tough gets tough because someone always has it tougher!
This is the time of year, when my grandparents would visit and bring cantaloupe from a local farm near them. My grandpa always said you need to smell the melon to see if it is ripe. So, I spent 5 minutes smelling cantaloupes at a farm near his house. Not sure if it’s the farm he would visit, as my grandma had a hard time recalling the name and location of the farm. Bless my husband for putting up with me when our hotel room started smelling like cantaloupe for two days! He just rolled his eyes and I would tell him, ” I picked the best ones, you can smell it!”. The key to this recipe is to have ripe cantaloupes.
For my Paleo followers, this sauce is great on spaghetti squash, zoodles, Cappellos gnocchi or fettuccine.
Some food is great for the freezer, this recipe is not one for freezing. It can be stored in the fridge up to 3 days (if it makes it that long).
Paleo Cantaloupe Cream Sauce
2 tbsp coconut oil
3 cups cantaloupe cubed
1 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup coconut cream
1 tsp lemon
salt and pepper to taste
Something about Michigan black cherries makes me get very excited! I love to eat them raw, baked, in a blender or in a pan. Yes, you saw that right, in a pan! This recipe was created with the idea of not heating up the house on a warm summer day. The taste of cherries to me is great for a sweet treat! Those little circles are just full of great antioxidants for the body!
If you add too much honey to this recipe, it will not stick together. In the event you have the problem with it stick together, add more coconut. Different raw honey reacts differently in recipes. However, I’ve tried a few different ‘brands’ and 3 tablespoons is holding with all of them.
Paleo Pan Fried Black Cherry Cobbler
3.5 cups of pitted black cherries
1 tbs coconut oil
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger