Monday, May 12, 2014

NEW Post: Simple Random Paleo-ish Noms

I'm getting right to it today. Countdown for wedding is 110 days, time to get on the train and get things done! But of course I haven't been on here forever, whats new? 

I've decided to put together some random simple recipes for your arsenal of cooking & creating. People can then be impressed by your cooking, but you know you don't really try hard. So basically it's a win-win situation. Got me?! Okay...

I love salads. Like a little kale with a whole bunch of toppings because I'm a topping kind of gal.  This dressing, I can NOT get enough of it. I crave it. Kinda of weird.

Lemon Basil Tahini Dressing

1 heaping Tb. of tahini

1 Tb. fresh lemon juice

1/2-1 Tb. EVOO

1 Tb. fresh basil, chopped or 1 tsp. dried basil

Dash of salt & pepper

* Optional: Dash of garlic & onion powder

*Optional: 1/2 Tb. nutritional yeast

Measure and mix together.  Top your favorite salad with this and enjoy it's wonderfulness. Easy, peasy. 

Burgers are my jam! I absolutely love me some red meat. I remember a time I hated the texture of steak & ground beef. I am for sure over those is a delish burger recipe using coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.

No-Soy Sauce Burgers

1 lb. grass-fed ground beef

2 Tb. coconut aminos

Dash of salt & pepper

1/4 c. chopped onion or 1/2 tsp. onion powder

2 chopped cloves garlic or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Combine all ingredients and evenly mix with meat. Separate and shape into 4 even patties. Grill or pan fry until slightly pink in the insides.  From here you can lettuce wrap, or just eat it straight up with a fork & knife. Side of spicy mustard is a must for me! NOM!

You all know I have a sweet tooth. Pancakes may be one of my favorite things. So of course I have a go to pancake recipe that is not full of sugar & gluten.  I've been staying away from nut flours also lately, so this one is coconut based. 
Try it out!

Coconut Blueberry Pancake

1 egg, whisked

1 Tb. applesauce

1 Tb. coconut milk

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1 Tb. coconut flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

Dash of salt 

Dash of cinnamon

1/4 c. blueberries

Combine all ingredients expect blueberries.  Pour into a skillet on medium-high heat. Once it looks set, place a tablespoon of blueberries evenly on top of the pancake.  Flip to the other side and cook for about a minute, making sure to not burn the blueberries.  Place onto plate and top with favorite topping (coconut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, etc) Place remaining blueberries on top!  Enjoy :)

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