Saturday, February 8, 2014

Paleo Almond Dog Bites

My guilty pleasure was always a good corn dog. Since finding out I have Celiac back in 2010, I haven't had one of those delicious ultra-processed babies. I made these out of Almond and Coconut flour for the Super Bowl, and was very impressed!

Recipe adapted from:

1/4 cup melted butter
3 eggs
2 T honey
1/4 cup almond flour
2 T coconut flour
1/4 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
4 hot dogs cut into fourths
mini muffin pan

Preheat oven to 325. Mix the butter, eggs and honey. Add in and mix the flours, baking soda, and salt. Mix well, then pour into the mini muffin pan, filling each tin half-way. Press in hot dog pieces. Bake for about 15 minutes. Perfect!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Sausage and Cabbage stir-fry

You know you're an Irish Korean when you douse your sausage and cabbage with soy sauce/liquid aminos! I always giggle when I make this. It's so yummy, so quick, and nutritious. You can add in whatever other veggies you have in the fridge and need to get rid of.

1 T sesame oil
Sausage, sliced (any is fine... make sure it's nitrate/nitrate free!)
purple cabbage, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1/4 cup liquid aminos or soy sauce
black pepper
Korean red pepper or crushed red pepper is fine
sesame seeds

In a wok on medium-high heat, toss the garlic and onion in the sesame oil for about 1 minute. Add in the sausage and stir until heated. Add in the cabbage and rest of the ingredients, stir, then cover for about 10 minutes, stirring intermittently. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Paleo French Onion Soup

You really love someone when you make them French Onion soup. Slicing a bunch of onions can really bring a big man... or in my case a tough girl... to tears. Anyway, the hubbs requested this and it turned out pretty good!

1 T olive oil
4 onions, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 T arrowroot starch
1/4 water
2 shredded carrots
2 cups chicken stock
2 cups beef stock
pepper to taste
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp sage

In a crockpot (if your insert is removable for frying) or in a large skillet, sauté the onions, garlic, and oil until onions get soft. Sprinkle the starch and stir for about 1 minute. Add water to deglaze the pan (this is really good if you use a gluten free beer or wine instead). Add the rest of the ingredients, bring to a boil, then put the pot back into the crockpot and cook on low for a couple of hours until you are ready to eat.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Paleo Poppers

You know those delicious grilled Jalapeños stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon? Well these are incredibly similar, only I used avocado instead of cream cheese and broiled them since it's freezing outside. Be careful when you handle them, because I apparently picked up the world's hottest jalapenos and my hands were pretty numb for a couple days... ouch!

8 Jalapenos, halved and seeded
8 slices of bacon, cut in halves
2 avocados, meat scraped out

Stuff each jalapeno with avocado and wrap with a half of a slice of bacon. Place the stuffed peppers into a 8x13 casserole dish or directly onto the grill. If using the oven, bake at 400 for 10 minutes then broil on high for about 5 minutes or until bacon is crispy. Serve and enjoy!