Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Place whole head of cauliflower in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Rub cauliflower with 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Add ½ cup water to the dish. Bake uncovered at 350° for 1 ½ hours, or until a knife cuts easily through the core. Remove cauliflower from oven and allow to cool. Coarsely chop and set aside. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft and translucent, about 15 minutes. Add cauliflower and 4 cups water or stock. Simmer until cauliflower is very soft, about 10 minutes. In a vitamix puree in very small batches until smooth. Transfer back to pot and bring to a simmer. Serve

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Multi “Grain” Crackers

Multi “Grain” Crackers

Pulse almond flour, macadamias and coconut flour in a food processor until well ground. Pulse in seeds, flax meal and salt until almost fully ground (leave a little texture for crunch). Pulse in shortening, then water; dough will form a ball in food processor. Roll out dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper to ¼ inch (or less) thick. Cut into 2-inch squares, 5 rows each way. Bake at 300° for 20 to 25 minutes (or dehydrate; haven’t tried so you will need to experiment). Serve

Makes about 25 crackers

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Paleo Banana Bread

Paleo Banana Bread

Place bananas, eggs, vanilla, honey and shortening in a food processor
Pulse ingredients together
Pulse in almond flour, salt and baking soda
Scoop batter into a greased 7.5 x 3.5 magic line loaf pan
Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes
Remove from oven and allow to cool
Serve with Dandelion Root Coffee (optional)
Serves 12

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Silver Dollar Pancakes

Silver Dollar Pancakes

In a large bowl whisk together eggs, water, vanilla and agave. Add almond flour, salt and baking soda and mix until thoroughly combined. Heat grapeseed oil on skillet over medium low to medium heat. Scoop 1 heaping tablespoon of batter at a time onto the skillet. Pancakes will form little bubbles, when bubbles open, flip pancakes over and cook other side. Remove from heat to a plate. Repeat process with remaining batter, add more oil to skillet as needed

Yields 18 pancakes

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Banana Walnut Muffins

Banana Walnut Muffins

Place eggs, oil, bananas, dates and stevia in a vitamix ; blend on medium speed until combined. Add in coconut flour, salt and baking soda and blend until smooth. Fold in walnuts. Scoop ¼ cup batter into a lined 12 cup muffin pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes (my batch took exactly 23 minutes; all ovens are slightly different). Cool and serve

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Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones

Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones

In a food processor , combine coconut flour, salt and baking soda. Pulse in shortening, honey and eggs. Stir in chopped chocolate by hand. Scoop batter onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. Cool and serve. Makes 6-8 scones

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Easy Meatloaf

Easy Meatloaf

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 6-8 oz Portobello mushroom caps
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup medium hot salsa
  • 1.5 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mince mushroom caps in a food processor until very fine. In a large bowl, stir together minced mushrooms, eggs, salsa, salt and pepper. If salsa is chunky, break up large pieces. Using your hands, thoroughly mix ground beef with mushroom mixture. In a shallow baking dish, form meat mixture into a loaf. Bake for 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.

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Chicken with Herbed Cheese

Chicken with Herbed Cheese

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 cup full-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp minced parsley and chives or other herbs as desired
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp minced onion
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. With a sharp knife, cut a pocket in each chicken breast. In a small bowl, combine the cheese with the egg and mix thoroughly. Stir in the herbs, garlic and onion. Using a small spoon, stuff each breast with several tablespoons of the cheese mixture. Fasten with toothpicks if necessary. Season both sides with salt and pepper and arrange in a single layer in an oiled shallow roasting pan. Pour melted butter over the breasts. Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Turn once when halfway done to brown both sides. Let chicken rest 5 minutes before serving.

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Warm Chicken Salad

Warm Chicken Salad

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 lb snow peas
  • 6 cups mixed lettuce, washed and dried
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into julienne pieces
  • 2 cups sliced button mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro

Dressing/Marinade

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp whole-grain mustard
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 4 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp ground coriander

Mix all dressing ingredients together. Place chicken in a shallow container with half the dressing. Cover tightly and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Store the remaining dressing in the refrigerator.

Assembling the salad:

Broil the chicken until cooked through. Allow to rest 10 minutes.

Cook the snow peas in boiling water for 2 minutes, drain and run under cold water to stop cooking process.

Tear the lettuce into bite-sized pieces and combine with the other vegetables in a serving bowl. Slice the chicken thinly and distribute over the salad. Toss with dressing and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.

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Chicken Paprikash

Chicken Paprikash

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut in large pieces
  • 2 tbsp safflower oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Hungarian paprika
  • 1 yellow pepper, halved and sliced
  • 1 tomato, halved and sliced
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley (optional)

Sautee the onion in oil over medium heat until golden. Remove from heat and sprinkle with paprika. Stir in pepper, tomato, chicken and salt. Cover and cook gently over medium-low heat until chicken is just done. Remove from heat, stir in yogurt and serve with a sprinkle of parsley.

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