Paleo Garlic Cheese Biscuits

I know, you see the title of the recipe “Paleo Garlic Cheese Biscuits” and wonder how is cheese Paleo?  Well, it is.  And these biscuits do not have cheese, rather nutritional yeast which carries the taste of cheese.  Nutritional yeast is very high in vitamin B.

This recipe was created around a restaurants flaky cheddar biscuits served at every table.  Those biscuits which taste amazing and give you a killer stomach ache an hour later because they are filled with gluten and dairy!  If that sounds like you, try my biscuits…you will be happy with the taste and your gut will thank you too!

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Paleo Garlic Cheese Biscuits

Makes 6 muffins
 
Ingredients
1/3 cup coconut flour (sifted)
4 eggs
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
1/2 tsp dried parsley
3 tsp nutritional yeast

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Paleo Gingerbread Caramels

So, it is no secret we are addicted to Kerrygold butter.  Currently Kerrygold is doing a contest to create something with gingerbread.  When I think of butter for a sweet food item, my mind goes to caramels or fudge.  So, this week I have been working on perfecting the spices to get the perfect gingerbread caramels.  Needless to say, I have perfected them and they are ready to be shared with you!

Now, I should say this recipe was inspired by some amazing Samoas Truffles I got from Kitchen Vixen earlier this week.  Her truffles are off the chain and taste like the Samoas Girl Scout cookies with all natural ingredients!  She will be posting her recipe next week, stay tuned for it!

Gingerbread Caramels

Gingerbread Caramels

Ingredients

4 tbsp Kerrygold butter

1 cup coconut milk (from can)

1 cup coconut sugar

1 tbsp molasses Continue reading

Chicken Pad Thai

Pad Thai has always been one of my favorite meals!  I love the combination of sour and salty.  My recipe is fast and easy!  We make it for a quick-lunch or a fast meal on a busy week night.  Be forewarned, your wok will be filled close to the top with this recipe.  However, it will only take a few minutes and next thing you know, it will all be gone!

Chicken Pad Thai

Chicken Pad Thai

Ingredients

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thigh (thinly sliced)

2 tbsp coconut oil

1 egg whisked

12 oz bean sprouts

8 oz purple cabbage (thinly sliced)

1/2 cup lime juice (about 2 limes)

1/2 cup thinly sliced onion

1/4 cup fish sauce

2 tbsp coconut aminos

1 tsp sriracha sauce (omit for no heat)

1/4 cup thinly sliced cilantro

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Apple Pie Filling

Well, it is getting down to crunch time…the big feast will be here is 4 days.  Our menu is planned and now it is time to start prepping for the big day.  Today I took a few minutes to verify I have all ingredients for my recipes (probably should have done this before going to the grocery store…oh well).  I also spend some time in the kitchen cutting up the bread to allow it to dry out for the stuffing.  My stuffing recipe is always the same, just going to make it with Legit Bread this year. I also made my apple pie filling and put it in a jar to revisit on Wednesday.  All my pies (pecan, apple and coconut cream) will get made Wednesday night when I get home from work.

My apple pie filling is divine and easy to make.  The best part is when it is in the refrigerator, the pumpkin pie spice continues to marinate the filling and provides an amazing taste!  I would recommend allowing it to flavor for at-least 24 hours, if you need it right away, then add an additional 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice.  Now, the trick to this recipe is the pears.  The pears go mushy, which gives the soft texture while the apples keep their shape, just become soft with a little crunch.  This recipe is free from sugar because we are not super sweet fans.  If you want to add a little sugar, feel free to add a tablespoon of maple syrup or honey before putting it in the pie shell.

Apple Pie Filling

Apple Pie Filling

Ingredients

3 cups chopped Gala apples (skins removed)

2 cups chopped ripe pears (skin on)

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

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Pumpkin Curry Soup

Can you tell fall is here in Michigan?  I’m in love with a few things: apples, squash and pumpkin!  Then along with those three things come great spices.

This soup is great served right away or on another night.  I often make this soup on a Sunday afternoon and serve it for a meal on Tuesday/Wednesday.  It is great served the next day because the spices merge together longer.  I will let you in on a little secret of mine to having success in nightly meals, I look at our schedules and decide which days I have time to cook a meal and which days I will be walking in the door starving.  I allow my schedule to guide my weekly menu.  If a temptation occurs for me, it is often due to exhaustion, so I plan ahead to know when it will be occurring.

I have to laugh, I love soups and my husband is not on board for soups ALL THE TIME.  Well, he is going to have surgery this week on his ankle and his request to me is…a fridge stocked with soups.  He said he would love soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner and it must all be made with bone broth!  He knows bone broth heals and he is looking for a quick recovery (and me too…for my sanity purposes).

Curry Pumpkin Soup

Curried Pumpkin Soup

1 – 15oz can of pumpkin

1lb cooked breakfast sausage

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 cup sliced mushrooms

2 cups chicken broth

2 tbsp coconut oil

2 tsp cinnamon

1.5 tsp curry

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Primal Life Organics – Paleo Skincare

I always chuckle when I read product reviews.  I know every body is different and each person reacts differently to products.  However, I still get sucked into reading about how a product has changed someones life.  Well, it seems the reviews for Primal Life Organics are starting to add up…and…I caved and bought into it.  Yes, I did this willingly without a 3am infomercial inspiring me.  I was drawn to the products for two reasons.  First, they use natural ingredients found in nature, which makes it a Paleo skincare company in my mind.  Secondly, they create these products in a humane way.  Both of my reasons go hand-in-hand when picking out products for my body.  When picking out my products, I ordered based on curiosity and transformation.  I was curious to see if these “all natural products” would truly work with my body.

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I ordered a few things from Primal Life Organics…oh, I should add I ordered an item for my husband too!  I did not want to leave him out of this experience.  Well needless to say, our products shipped and we started using them the next day!  Read below for my thoughts on the products AND A COUPON CODE AT THE END! Continue reading