Tag Archives: Dairy Free

Low Carb Zucchini Flap Jacks

Mar 3, 2016 | Posted by in Brunch, Real Food | 0
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Flap jacks have a rightful place in every American’s diet, regardless of nutritional preferences. This is why I went on a quest to discover a LOW CARB, high protein, nutritious pancake alternative! It could very well be contributed to being 37 weeks pregnant, and craving cray-cray carbs…so I must come up with recipes that satisfy the craving without compromising optimal nutrition. Whatever it is – consider this my contribution to keep your brunch game strong, even while eating clean. Brunch on deliciously, people…       Low Carb Zucchini Flap Jacks Ingredients: 1 C Flaxseed 2 T Almond Flour 5 Eggs 1 Zucchini 1 T Vanilla Extract 2 t Cinnamon 1 t Baking Soda 1/2 t Sea salt 3 T Honey or Stevia to taste 2-3 T Almond Milk for runnier consistency Directions: Heat griddle to 400*, butter or sprayRead more …

7 Friendsgiving Tips + Paleo Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Dec 16, 2015 | Posted by in DIY, Real Food, Snacks + Sweets, The Home | 2
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I guess “Friendsgiving” has been a thing for a while now. This year we finally decided to jump on the bandwagon. I mean what’s better than a second Thanksgiving dinner, friends, and games? As you will notice, we happened to pull this off two weeks before Christmas – (AFTER TURKEY DAY) but there’s no rules, right? TIP #1: NO RULES.  Do whatever is comfortable and do what is “you”! Over “pinteresting” will depress & demotivate! So we sent an invite out to some dear friends, coordinated who brought what festive dish, and got to decorating and party planning. As the host we did the turkey, and made a pie for fun, everyone else pitched in to bring a marvelous spread of sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberries,hors d’oeuvre, and of course LOTS of desserts! By the way, I made THISRead more …

Haitian Fare + Cashew Chicken

Jul 15, 2015 | Posted by in Brunch, Real Food | 0
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When your little sister takes her first trip overseas & comes back itching to prepare a traditional meal she experienced…for us. Let’s just say we were not mad. Cassidy, 17 years old, had the chance of a lifetime to visit Haiti this summer with her dear friends originally from Haiti. I remember how impactful my first time out of the country was. Especially in an underdeveloped country – however, despite going without conveniences that I totally took for granted I relished in the experience and welcome future opportunities. Cassidy recounted witnessing a drastic change of pace, little electricity in many homes, and taking showers from a 5 gallon bucket. Proudly announcing she can take a full shower in less than half a bucket! America, take note! She also experienced the emphasis on community and fresh FOOD! The menu below represents specificRead more …

Morrocan Cabbage Wraps

Mar 24, 2015 | Posted by in Brunch, Real Food | 0
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Living grain-free forces creativity. Apart from the incredible health advantages I’ve experienced, the intentional creativity is an added bonus. Enter the W R A P conundrum… Chipotle burritos, wheat wraps, pita bread, pita pockets, pita chips, flour tortillas, each one conveniently hold lots of deliciousness together making each bite an explosion of  D E L I S H. (Insert superhero cabbage here.) A sturdy, slightly bitter yet sweet green or purple biennial plant bursting with vitamin C & K. Also a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B6 & folate. Cruciferous veggies like cabbage may also help stimulate detoxification. Just keep in mind that consuming too much at a time may result in bloating and gas… Cabbage, cabbage, the magical…wait. Never mind. This superfood is sturdy enough to withhold generous fillings, warm or cold without breaking unlike its cousin, sissy lettuce leaves.Read more …

Sweet Potato Chili

Dec 7, 2014 | Posted by in Brunch, Real Food | 0
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What’s better than chili on a cold Fall or Winter day? This year I went searching for a chili recipe without beans & sugar. Chili often has hidden sugar in tomato sauce or added to balance spice. I have been aware as of late to avoid for the most part FODMAPS, or foods that easily cause inflammation. Beans are one of the offenders (in some people).   Currently there is large quantities of Sweet Potato Chili in our freezer to have healthy quick lunch options prepared. It has a subtly sweet kick, and is full of filling protein! We also took this “hit” to our family Thanksgiving this year.   From our family to yours, enjoy! Sweet Potato Chili: 10 Servings Ingredients: 2 Lbs ground turkey 1 red onion 1 t minced garlic 1 large can tomato sauce 2 cans rotelleRead more …

Fat Bombs

Nov 21, 2014 | Posted by in Real Food, Snacks + Sweets | 0
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Just a warning…these fat bombs, are like, THE BOMB. You will be happy to know that eating them…will not make you fat. If you have not caught on yet, good fats are necessary – yes – crucial! Not only for losing weight but putting the “satiety brake” naturally when you eat.   Have you ever felt totally out of control when you start to eat. It’s like anything edible is going down the hatch, and anything “un-edible” is up for debate. Watch out Spot… okay sorry, too far. “Satiety” is natures way of telling your body, “It’s okay to stop eating now.” You feel naturally satisfied and can stop eating.   Good fat, when eaten in proportion to protein and carbs does this excellently! It took me a long time with being okay with eating fat…now I eat it liberallyRead more …

Apple Spice Muffins

Oct 23, 2014 | Posted by in Real Food, Snacks + Sweets | 0
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            My sweet sister came over yesterday for our weekly date. She walked in with a bag full of apples the size of me and some home made apple sauce in hand. Conclusion? What else, but start brewing a batch of applesauce myself and bake some Spiced Apple Muffins! Thanks to Wellness Mama we followed this super easy recipe. Grain, refined sugar, and dairy free of course! The muffins are not overly sweet, but great with almond butter or coconut oil with a dab of raw honey…   Apple Spice Muffins: Ingredients 5 eggs 1 cup homemade applesauce (store bought should work too) ½ cup coconut flour 2-3 TBSP cinnamon 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp vanilla (optional) ¼ cup coconut oil 2 T honey (optional) Instructions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. GreaseRead more …

Sweet Potato Protein Smoothie

Oct 15, 2014 | Posted by in Drinks, Real Food, Snacks + Sweets | 0
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  It’s Fall! Which means an excuse to eat even MORE sweet potatoes. Since I don’t eat grains, finding an acceptable starch is always a pleasure. Mother Nature has it right by providing us with this tubor. These little guys pack a whopping 377% of our daily  Vitamin A requirement! This is also my inaugural smoothie post with our new Blendtec! We did our research between it and a Vitamix. I must say Blendtec sold us (plus it was a few hundred dollars less!). Either of these fine machines will obliterate anything you put in it. Maybe I will do a comparison post about that later… Are you up for a little surprise? Dandy Blend makes a guest appearance! Or instant coffee for those of you who have not made the conversion. This is also loaded with “real food” protein verses proteinRead more …