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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Freeze Dried Strawberry Banana Bread

I’m slowly starting to introduce eggs back into my food.  I thought when I made this batch of Freeze Dried Strawberry Banana Muffins, the two egg total was not a lot because it would take me a few days to eat through them…um…I’m already three deep into this dozen and it’s only been two hours.  Needless to say, the rest are being stored away for the day because I think I could eat the whole dozen in a sitting.  The bananas give it a great sweet taste and the strawberries kick it up another notch…like oh hot dang notch!

I always say nothing goes to waste in our house, right down to the brown bananas!  I just can not throw away food because I see it as money down the drain.  These muffins do freeze well if you have brown bananas but are not in the mood for muffins yet.  I will freeze muffins and use them as ‘ice packs’ to aid in keeping my food cool until lunch and then when I’m hungry in the afternoon they are the perfect defrosted snack!

Freeze dried fruit is starting to become a common food on the shelves.  I use to get mine at Trader Joe’s when we make a trip, but recently I’ve found it at Aldi and Costco.  The freeze-dried strawberries in this recipe help to absorb the moisture and it is important you let the batter set for 10 minutes because it sets up differently and will help in the baking process…that said…don’t rush the setting process.

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Ingredients 

3 brown bananas

2 eggs

1.5 cups almond flour

1 tbsp vanilla

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp arrowroot flour

1 bag (1.2oz) freeze-dried strawberries

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Sweet Caroline T18 and Chocolate Chip Plantain Cookies

Today’s blog post comes from one of my amazing Alpha Chi Omega sorority sisters named Cressie Boggs.  She has educated me on Trisomy 18 through her personal experience with her daughter, Caroline.  If you don’t know what T18 is, please read her story below (feel free to share it too!) and check out the yummy cookie recipe she shares at the end!

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My name is Cressie Boggs and I want to share my daughter Caroline’s story with you.  Caroline is 10 months old and I am her voice.  Let me start by sharing our story of how Caroline joined the world…

 

I am a very positive person.  I know everything happens for a reason, although I may not understand it at the time.  I was glowing from being pregnant with my third child.  I was proud of my family and excited for my two children to have another sibling join them in our Bogg Family.  Everything about my pregnancy was normal up until 23 weeks.

 

Here I am, a pregnant mother at 23 weeks pregnant, my husband and I were brought into our midwives office and asked to sit down.  She informed us that our unborn child tested positive (via materniti21 blood test) for Trisomy 18.  At that moment, I was confused and unsure what the future laid ahead for my family and I.  Next thing I know, I found myself researching and learning about Trisomy 18.

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Creamy Buffalo Chicken Casserole

I apologize for the delay in posting!  It seems life is busy and tomorrow I’m loosing a hour too!  That said, don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead a hour tonight.

If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen pictures of this dish because it’s a popular one at our house for dinner and lunch (left-overs).  This dish has become one of our favorites and it’s very easy to make.  I love prepping this dish on Sunday and baking it on Monday.  Let’s just talk about how awesome my Creamy Buffalo Chicken Casserole dish is with only 4 ingredients, yep…cashews, chicken, spaghetti squash and hot sauce.  The key ingredient in this dish is the cashews because they create the cream and eliminate the need for dairy.

Soaking cashews can happen two ways.  First, you can soak them for 6-8 hours at room temperature.  If you can plan ahead, it’s our preferred way.  The second way is to bring water to boil and remove from heat.  Add in the cashews and allow them to soak for 10 minutes.  But really thinking on it, we really do not notice a difference in taste/texture if we soak them all day or quickly.  I loved soaked cashews, a few other dishes I make with them are Paleo Queso Dip, Twice Baked Macaroni and Cheese and Paleo Icing.

Creamy Buffalo Chicken

Ingredients

1 cup raw cashews soaked (see above)

1/3 cup hot sauce

1/4 cup water

6 cups cooked spaghetti squash strands

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Pumpkin Thyme Chorizo Soup

It’s a tad bit chilly outside, so I’ve been on a soup kick.  Trying to warm my body from the inside out.  This said, I love the combination this soup has when all the chorizo spices and thyme blend together.  I want to say one thing on chorizo, make sure you do not get a brand with monosodium glutamate (msg). Many brands you find in the grocery stores have it.  Part of eating Paleo is knowing where your food comes from and the ingredients within it.  This said, we buy all our meat locally from farmers.  Our pork farmer sells their chorizo as part of an option when purchasing a pig or in single packs at our farmers market.  Check out your options and support your local farmers because they are a wealth of knowledge (rant over).

Pumpkin Thyme Chorizo Soup

Pumpkin Thyme Chorizo Soup

Yields: 4 bowls

Ingredients

1 can of pumpkin

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 lb of chorizo

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Oatmeal Without The Oats

Well it seems winter is here is Michigan now.  The snow is falling from the sky and the Weather Channel has issued an advisory, only to end it early.  I’ve come to realize if snow is going to fall from the sky, we will get some sort of advisory.  Seems a few snow flakes can’t fall without an advisory being issued.  Not really sure what the purpose is for an advisory if they are going to be issuing them constantly, kinda like the little boy who cried wolf.

With cold weather brings a desire to eat comforting food. I loved oatmeal growing up as a kid.  My dad use to make it on Saturday’s and fill it with green apples, raisins and sugar.  This recipe is very versatile and can be used as a base to lots of great toppings!  As I have grown up, I come to love adding dark cherries to mine.  The options really are endless…
Oatmeal Without The Oats

Oatmeal Without The Oats

Servings: 14

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup almonds

1 cup pecans

1 cup coconut flakes

1/3 cup chia seeds

1/3 cup golden flax seeds

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 tsp maple syrup per serving Continue reading