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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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

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts is one vegetable I use to hate.  Like HATE!  About five years ago we hosted Thanksgivings and my brother requested brussels sprouts.  Well, being the nice sister I made him a batch.  Yep, that batch was all his!  He was on cloud nine while we all enjoyed the Thanksgiving junk.  Needless to say, brussels sprouts have made an appearance the last two years at Thanksgiving and we are all chowing them down!  This is just another example to try, try, try food over and over.  Our taste buds are constantly changing through our life.  Living a Paleo lifestyle, I could not image a week without brussels sprouts!

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Green Fuel

I have always been into juicing!  I make frequent visits to one of my favorite juicing places called Juicy Leaf.  However, with the holiday season and lots of nasty weather in Michigan…I have started juicing at home again.

Juicing from home has a few perks: First, I control all the ingredients I put into my drink (I think all vegetables and one green apple).  Next, if juicing in bulk…it is a bit cheaper to buy and juice my own vegetables.  Then, I know how fresh my juice is (minutes off the juicer).  Lastly, there is also the convenience of doing it in my PJ’s and laying on the sofa preparing for the day.

However, there are a few perks for getting a juice at a local juicer: First and the big selling point for me is time. It is quick and easy because sometimes I don’t have time to make my juice.  Next, I’m supporting a local company who is supporting our local farmers using fresh ingredients.  Then, I can’t forget the conversations I have with my juicing people (they may inspire me to try new things).  Lastly, it is cheaper if I just want one drink versus buying an item which give me multiple juices.

Why am I juicing?  My body can handle cooked vegetables, but eating raw vegetables causes me to bloat.  When drinking juice, I do not bloat and it helps my digestive system run smoothly.  I love the way I feel after drinking a large glass of juice.  I feel as though juicing is my green fuel giving me lots of energy!  However, I am very picky what I juice and watch the glycemic index when adding in my items.  I want fuel not a natural sugar high from what I juice.

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Paleo Pumpkin Cream Sauce

Here in Michigan, pumpkins are all over the place!  I see them in our neighborhood on door steps, at the farmers market, in classrooms and in my kitchen!  I love baking and cooking with fresh pumpkin!

When we went Paleo we consumed an abundance of spaghetti squash and ‘zoodles’ (zucchini noodles) to satisfy our spaghetti cravings.  However, a few months ago we were introduced to Cappello’s pasta.  This pasta is Paleo approved and made with almond flour.  At first the price tag might seem high, but consider how much you would spend dinning out.  We use Cappello’s pasta as a treat and consume it once or twice a month.  This recipe tastes amazing on top of their gnocchi or fettuccine.  We have also enjoyed the Paleo Pumpkin Cream Sauce on top of spaghetti squash.  However, my taste buds don’t feel it mixes well with zoodles.  I have made this sauce and served it over top of chicken breasts as well.

Please note if you want this sauce sweeter, just add another tsp of maple syrup.

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Paleo Pumpkin Cream Sauce

Ingredients
1 cup pumpkin purée
1/2 cup coconut cream
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp water
4 tsp maple syrup
salt and pepper to taste
 

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Paleo Pumpkin Pie Caramel

Fall is in the air!  I think in Michigan on Monday people were wearing shorts and t-shirts and on Friday they had their Ugg boots out and wearing lots of layers to stay warm!  This is my favorite time of year with lots of apples and pumpkins.  With the quick changing weather, many leaves are falling at our house and it’s been a busy week!wedding1

Last weekend we had my brother’s wedding in Chicago.  He has married his queen and now they are enjoying themselves living in their castle with my niece dog (Zoey).  Below is a picture of the lovely bride (my sister-in-law…YEAH) and her maids.

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Remember above how I mentioned I loved apples and pumpkins?  Well this recipe uses both.  A key to making caramel with cider is to never let it burn while it is boiling.  Making caramel reminds me of making mayo, it requires lots of patience.  However, good things come to though who wait!!

For those who live in Southwest Michigan, I use Juicy Leaf’s cider.  For those who don’t know about Juicy Leaf, they are new juice bar in downtown Kalamazoo.  They are open 11am-7pm, Monday-Friday.  If you can’t meet them during the week, they are also at the farmers market on Saturdays.

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Paleo Pumpkin Pie Caramel

Ingredients
1 cup cider
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
 

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