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Brownies

26 Feb

these brownies are legit, the texture is just like a chewy fudge brownie and they taste fantastic.  If you are willing to spend $10 a batch go for it.  the recipe calls for a whole jar of almond butter and a small jar of honey.  I just couldn’t celebrate Josh’s birthday with the family and watch everyone eat Joshs favorite texas sheetcake (that I made without taste testing all for the love of a good man) and not have something to enjoy.  And I really enjoyed them.  They almost fooled the Donnellys but those Donnellys have particularly well developed palates, they know their sugar and gluten quite well and can taste a fake easy.

http://www.elanaspantry.com/brownies/

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Fruit Crisp

16 Feb

Fruit Crisp

So if you know me well you know that I love a good fruit pie. Cherry, apple, strawberry rhubarb, those are the best. So I found a really good recipe for paleo cherry crisp. This could work with any fruit and it was so delicious! I used frozen cherries that were thawed. Feels good having a serving of fruit for dessert. Try it. Youll see 🙂 http://www.ibreatheimhungry.com/2012/09/paleo-cherry-crisp_19.html#

Kale Chips

13 Feb

Ok I know you are not so sure about the idea of kale chips but I made a batch tonight and they were surprisingly delightful!  three ingredients, chopped kale with stems removed, olive oil, and sea salt.  Just mix a bunch of kale with 2 tbs olive oil on a cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes on 350.  Salt to taste.  They are soooo good!  Nice and crispy.

Kitchen Stories

8 Feb

This week has been pretty uneventful.  Thankfully the insomnia from last week and all those other weird symptoms have left this week.  But I’ve been feeling pretty uninspired in the kitchen.  Not gonna lie I don’t like being in the kitchen much unless I’m baking which for obvious reasons I don’t do much these days 😉 This week I had some real hits and misses. 

Serious hit: Tandoori chicken from Nom Nom Paleo.  Josh raved about this and Josh doesn’t rave about any food so that makes it a winner.  Plus I could make it blindfolded it was that easy to make.  This ones going in my monthly rotation forever.

Serious miss:  That Curried cream of broccoli soup I could have done without.  Pureeing it in the Vitamix was an ultimate disaster.  I was covering the top opening with a kitchen towel cause of the steam and somehow that towel lost its way and green broccoli goop ended up all over my kitchen.  I mean everywhere.  Cabinets, clean dishes, countertop appliances.  You name it, it got sprayed.  It would have been fine if the soup was good and I didn’t have to rush to YW activity that I was running late for already.  But it was just not good.  Don’t ever call a soup cream of anything if there is no real cream in it.  Coconut milk doesn’t count.  So many leftovers to force myself to eat but surprisingly Sophia managed to get in 10 good bites of it today at lunch so serious plus there.  I would have never guessed my child would eat pureed broccoli soup. 

 

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Steamed Mussels

8 Feb

Steamed Mussels

Picked up some fresh mussels from the market today and my my were they delish! Mussels are pretty cheap too, only $4 a pound so any seafood lovers out there this is a fast little meal that feels so indulgent! Recipes abound online. I steamed mine in a cup of white wine, 2 shallots, and 4 cloves garlic and a bay leaf. Just heat up the broth till its boiling, add mussels, cover and steam for 3/5 minutes and voila! Add some ghee to the broth and your fish spice of choice. The alcohol in the wine burns off but if you don’t like that you could always sub chicken broth.

Dear Dr. G

4 Feb

Dear Dr. G – when will the nauseous feeling in my stomach go away?  Also, how many more nights tossing and turning until my body says its ok without gluten or milk, or corn, or soy, or eggs and all that processed crapola.  Why are my ears ringing and is it normal to lose 6 pounds in a week?  Little scary.  When will this magical energy arrive…..I’m waiting…..

Day 4

31 Jan

So I’m on Day 4 now and feeling great.  The first day I had a mild headache at the end of the day and have had a few minor bouts of fatigue.  The best part: I haven’t had any cravings yet, not a one! and I haven’t ever felt hungry.  And I’ve learned to make some really yummy new recipes.  I had a little indulgence in some coconut ice cream last night which was delicious.  And am loving those Larabars as a convenient on the go snack option.  Having all my meals planned out for the next two weeks really made all the difference and made this whole transition so much less daunting.