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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Pear and Pancetta Crostini

Life is crazy!  I just realized I’m behind on posting recipes.  However, I will am still getting into the grind after spring break.  I hope you follow along on Instagram because I’ve been posting pictures and providing recipes within the picture post.  With that said, below is a great appetizer to serve or enjoy it as a lunch!!

Pear and Pancetta Crostini’s will have your guests screaming for more!  The salt and sweet tastes from the pear and pancetta will have your taste buds content.  However, then you add in the neutral taste from the yucca dough and top it with mint and balsamic vinegar…taste buds will go into firework mode.  Have you had this experience?!?  The experience when you want seconds, thirds, fourths and then you realize the dish is gone and you ate more than your fair share and littley Johnny was too slow and only had one serving and is now having a melt down because his mom told him he had to clean his plate before he could have seconds…only to find out there are no more seconds present of his favorite dish because you ate them (#ithashappened).

If you are unfamiliar with yucca dough, please go visit read my quick way here.  I use this dough for several dish creations with endless options.  I love having a dough made of a root vegetable.

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Saturday Morning Cinnamon Rolls

Ever go to bed with a craving, only to wake up and have it even worse?  That’s how these Saturday morning cinnamon rolls got created!  I have been wanting a good gluten free cinnamon roll for awhile; however, I have not found one!  Needless to say, when I can not find what I want, I make it!

When creating the dough, you can start with a spoon to blend together.  However, at some point you will just be pushing around chucks on dough.  When this occurs, roll up your sleeves and knead together to form a ball.

My Saturday Morning Cinnamon Rolls are the closest I have come to having an ooey gooey center.  My husband did not stop at one, rather three…and he does not care for sweets and said they were great (and had to be stopped at three).
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Southern Biscuits

By now you have probably heard about Otto’s Cassava Flour.  If you have not heard about it, you may have seen it popping up on Instagram.  Cassava flour is made from the yucca.  This flour is a 1:1 match with regular gluten flour.  I recently just got my hands on a bag of it and on my goodness, I am not sure why I waited so long to do so.  This is the type of flour I would use for special occasions.  The two reasons I say that are (a) it is on the higher end for carbohydrates, but great for a day when you have pushed to your personal best at the gym and (b) it is a bit costly and I could justify it for something special (ex: Christmas cookies or biscuits and gravy).  To be honest, I have craved some pre-paleo items and this flour will come to the rescue on those cravings and this is how my southern biscuit recipe was created…

When mixing this recipe together in step four, I started with a wooden spoon.  However, at some point the spoon just pushing around small dough clumps.  This is when you will want to get your hands into the dough and help it form together.  After all, getting your hands dirty is all part of the biscuit making party!  However, too much kneading will cause your biscuits to lose the flaky feel when baked.

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Southern Biscuits

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups cassava flour

1 egg

2 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp honey

3/4 cup + 2 tbsp coconut/almond milk

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Ranchero Sauce from Down South Paleo

Recently in the mail, I received the Down South Paleo cookbook from Jennifer Robins of Predominantly Paleo.  This cookbook is stuffed full of delectable southern recipes from blondes to fried chicken to grits.  Browsing through the cookbook, I got stuck within the desert section.  Something about her blondes caught my eye and next thing I knew, I am in the kitchen creating a pan.  Keep in mind this happened after a long week of travel and pure exhaustion.  However, whipping up a batch was simple and easy…not to mention the pure satisfaction of sitting on my sofa enjoying one catching up on my Hallmark Channel DVR movie!

I’ve decided to share the Ranchero Sauce from her cookbook because it is easy to create and tastes amazing. I think often we forget eggs can be used within a meal outside of breakfast.  We have created this sauce a few times, first as a breakfast creation and then as a dinner option.  I love the heat the sauce provides (not too much but not too little).  I have even made a batch of sauce to take on our camping trip and stored it in the color over night for a great Saturday morning treat!

Jennifer recommends creating the sauce, placing it on top of eggs and tostadas/lettuce.  We have also placed the eggs on top of tostones.  Any option is amazing because the sauce is what makes the meal!

This cookbook is great for the novice to experienced chef cook.  She takes many meals which I thought were off limits due to dietary restrictions (gluten/dairy) and makes them with all natural nutrient foods.  Interested on getting your hands on this amazing cookbook?  Not only is Jennifer’s cookbook awesome, so is she!  Jennifer is going to send one lucky winner a copy of her cookbook.  Follow along on my Instagram page for the giveaway (running 8/22-8/23) details.

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Ranchero Sauce

Ingredients

1 onion diced

1 tbsp. avocado oil (or preferred cooking fat)

¼ cup minced fresh cilantro

1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced

2 garlic cloves, minced

¼ tsp cayenne

8 oz crushed tomatoes

2 cups chicken stock

¾ tsp cumin

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Blueberry Lemonade Pie

I have taken two of my favorite summer items (blueberries and lemonade) merged them together to create a Blueberry Lemonade Pie.  Not only is this pie packed with nutrients from the blueberries, but also from the Vital Proteins gelatin.   Gelatin is amazing for our skin, hair and joints.  I try to consume some everyday through a powder or directly from my chicken feet bone broth.  The important piece to me is knowing where my food comes from.  Vital Proteins has great standards and this is important to me!

When creating this dish, you will notice there is no sugar in it.  Your lemonade will give your pie some sweet taste.  I find often society over sweetens treats and we leave with a ‘sugar buzz’.  With this dish, you want tart and sweet to merge to create a settle taste bud delight.

This pie is a great treat for a summer picnic.  Guests love the taste and always comment on the texture.  I recommend my Blueberry Lemonade Pie for a hot summer day when you do not want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen creating a summer dish.

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