Low Carb - Keto
My new Collaborative Paleo Cookbook is here!
I teamed up with 15 of friends, bloggers, health coaches, and a Naturopathic Physician, who have all been *Empowered by Real Food* in their own personal healing journeys and in those of their family members!
This new cookbook features:
🌟16 Healing Stories from Wellness Warriors
🌟124 Amazing Paleo, Grain-free Recipes
🌟70 Recipes that can be made AIP, Paleo Autoimmune Protocol
🌟70 Recipes that can be made with Vegan ingredients
🌟90 Recipes that can be made compliant for SCD/GAPS gut healing protocols
Below is a sample recipe from the new book!
This grain-free coconut flour chocolate mug cake takes minutes to make before it’s ready to eat!…
This new “vegan” + paleo mugcake recipe came about as I wanted to offer the readers of my new cookbook some super simple mugcake treats, and make sure those who don’t eat eggs could also indulge. Here is a link to the vegan + paleo banana bread mugcake version.
I’ll be honest though, I’m on the fence whether or not this recipe should go into my new cookbook or not? If you try it, will you let me know what you think?…
These low carb onion rings are the real deal! You can fry or bake them. The fried ones crisp up beautifully, just like at the fair. If you are uncomfortable with frying, the baked version is nice, but ultimately if you are craving crispy fried onion rings, the frying method will deliver!
For those looking for an even lower carb, keto-friendly snack, check out my low carb, paleo battered mushrooms recipe. It uses a similar savory tahini batter, and bakes up nicely in the oven. Total keto happy hour bar food experience! …
These simple paleo battered mushrooms where one of my go-to snacks when I was craving “happy hour” type foods while on a low starch diet. Super low in carbs, and easy to prepare. This a great “keto” recipe, especially for those who don’t tolerate dairy. For those who aren’t into mushrooms, check out my low carb battered onion ring recipe! …
We were in the middle of a heat-wave here in Oregon right now. It reached 105*F last week, seriously *HOT* for those of us who are used to living in our generally cool, temperate rain forest here in the Oregon Coast. And anytime the thermometer even gets into the 90’s I go into summer picnic mode! This means easy to prepare, satisfying meals, that don’t require heating up the oven, or slaving away in a hot kitchen. And a good picnic basket also includes a fabulous bottle of wine (or two!)….
I am currently all about savory flax waffles! With a side salad and yogurt for dipping. And if you really want to go all out, add a side of bacon or sausage to that plate. The cool thing about savory waffles is #1 they are so EASY to make. When you have a hankering for some “bread,” I have found that paleo waffles are the easiest grain-free “bread” option to add to your plate. They are ready in minutes, and they are foolproof. I’ve never had a batch of waffles disappoint. I wish I could say the same for all the “grain-free bread recipes” I have tried from Pinterest, cuz so many of those recipes have ended up in the compost bin rather than the dinner plate.
These savory flax waffles and a side salad make a great meal anytime of day. And if flax isn’t your thing, try spicing up your go-to waffle recipe with herbs instead of sweetener next time and see whatcha think. Pictured is a side of Cashewgurt which I am also obsessed with at the moment. It makes a wonderful dipping sauce in place of syrup, especially when you mix a few herbs into it. …
These simple crunchy (corn-free) taco shells are super easy to make. I fill them with seasoned grass-fed beef, wilted cabbage, pickled onions or kraut, and avocado, always avocado. This recipe was featured in my first low starch cookbook called “Pure and Simple Paleo” which I am in the process of rewriting to be an even more phenomenal and delicious healing foods cookbook! Now that I have healed my gut, my outlook on gut healing recipes has evolved, and I felt like the book needed a tune-up. Stay tuned… ♥ And until then, let’s eat some autoimmune paleo approved tacos!! …
Hello! And Happy New Year!! It’s kinda been awhile. I took a bit of a blogging & social media hiatus the past 2 months and it was really nice – peaceful – and full of refection and gratitude. I was able to put lots of time into a self-care & pampering myself a bit – turning a little part of each day into “spa day”. And I have so many juicy details to share about some MAJOR & WONDERFUL improvements I have made health wise as in relation to a new diagnosis I recently got, which I now believe has been at the center of my body falling ill to autoimmunity in the first place. OMG, eye opening revelations have been happening!! But that post will be up shortly. Until then, let’s talk chicken. Like the best damn roast chicken I’ve ever made!! Like this Instant Pot Whole Roast Chicken Recipe that is justification enough for you to run out the door, or more realistically click on over to amazon, and buy yourself an INSTANT POT….
Get ready to dig into the most delicious Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes that exist on the internet, well at least in my humble opinion they are anyway!! With everything from the turkey to the gravy & mashed “faux-tatos”, crave-worthy casseroles and my two top favorite grain-free “cornbread” recipes EVER! If you have a favorite fall recipe not featured, please share it in the comments below! Wishing you happy days of cooking, rejoicing, and gratitude ahead. ♥
The storms have been blowing into the Pacific Northwest quite fiercely the past couple of weeks and it is now soup, stew, and comfort food weather. Just like that. The apples have fallen from the trees, I’ve stocked up on my homemade rosemary applesauce, and I’ve had the Instant Pot earning it’s keep cooking away every day on my counter top. If you recently purchased an Instant Pot and aren’t sure what to cook with it, check out this fabulous new Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook I was a part of creating. Or simply stay tuned to my blog as I unroll more Instant Pot recipes then you can shake a stick at this fall! And if you don’t have an Instant Pot, it’s pretty easy to convert most recipes to your slow cooker or stove top, as I have done with this Low Carb Paleo Stew Recipe posted below….
I’ve been pretty obsessed with cranberries lately! I mean they make such fabulous nightshade-free sauces like this cranberry ketchup (and my cranberry BBQ sauce featured in the new AIP Instant Pot Cookbook) it’s kinda hard not to get a little obsessed!
October is prime time for harvesting cranberries here in the NW. So last weekend hubby and I drove up the coast to Long Beach, Washington to pick our own cranberries at Cranguyma Farm for just 50 cents a pound u-pick! We also stopped by the super cool Cranberry Museum and Pacific Coast Cranberry Research Foundation located just down the road from Cranguyma Farm AND we visited the annual Cranberry Festival in Ilwaco, the next town over too! Oh, and if you are into cranberries as much as I am, be sure to bring some spending money to purchase all sorts of cranberry goodies in the museum gift shop, including my favorite no-white-sugar added cranberry jam, along with cranberry candles, cranberry lip balm (I bought this too!), cranberry ice cream, and fresh cranberries if you visit in October.
If you visit the Cranberry Museum you will learn all about how they grow and harvest cranberries in the NW. To sum it up short and sweet, you can harvest cranberries by dry picking (this is what we did) or flooding the area they are growing in to create a bog, use equipment to shake them loose from the small bushes so the cranberries will float to top of the water and then they are funneled out to a collection area in the corner of the bog. …
Do you all have an Instant Pot yet?!
I use the darn thing at least 4 to 5 times a week and it’s seriously upped my cooking game while decreasing the time spent in the kitchen.
Tonight for dinner we had leftover stew (made yesterday in the Instant Pot) with butternut squash souffle (made tonight in Instant Pot), and tomorrow we’re having chicken & wild rice soup (again made in the Instant Pot).
And I love the new Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook as it showcases 141 crave-worthy dishes one can make on more limited healing diets like the AIP diet, GAPS diet, Low FODMAPS diet, and SCD diet using the Instant Pot too!
Oh my goodness did I recently test through a TON of unsuccessful grain-free pumpkin bread recipes! No matter what combo of almond flour, coconut flour, and ground chia I experimented with, I kept ending up with loaves of pumpkin bread that were on the mushy, almost soggy side. Ick! Sorry, but not having it! No way am I posting a recipe for a soggy blah pumpkin bread. Sooo, that leads me to this new fabulous spongy non-soggy recipe that requires a microwave below! …
My go-to grilled bison burger recipe is currently being featured over at SoFabFood.com. Bison is my favorite choice when it comes to ground “beef” style burgers. I enjoy the savory and lightly sweet flavor, and I love that bison are grass fed & pasture raised. Bison also have a lower fat content than ground beef which makes bison a great choice when it comes to perfectly grilled burgers, savory meatloaf, and flavorful stew.
The recipe for these perfect grilled bison burgers features Manchego cheese (from sheep’s milk), pasture raised bacon, Paleo mayo, red onions, dill pickles, and the best gluten free bun I’ve ever tried from Angie’s Gluten Free Kitchen in McMinnville, Oregon (but if you’re eating Paleo, no-starch check out this simple Paleo hamburger bun recipe). Now that I am eating starches & grains again, (yahoo!! my autoimmune diseases are in remission and I’ve never felt better – blog post with details to come soon!!), I finally got to stop in to Angie’s Gluten Free Kitchen in McMinnville, Oregon. I have so much appreciation and respect for Angie and her Gluten Free Bakery, as the whole kitchen there is soy-free, corn-free, dairy-free, and gum free! That means no guar gum or xanthan gums are used in her baked goods, which makes GF baking a much bigger challenge, but definitely worth all the effort! As I have read these gums can be inflammatory for many and quite a few people I know have reported experiencing inflammation and autoimmune flare-ups from them, so I am in no hurry to add those gums into my diet any time soon.
Angie’s Gluten Free Kitchen is open Tuesday through Saturday and if you make it in there I highly recommend her baguettes (just heavenly!), her bagels (they toast up fabulously!), and her sandwich loaf breads. If you live in the NW, I highly recommend putting Angie’s Gluten Free Kitchen on your must visit list! If you are driving in from a ways away, you call ahead to see what’s available that day or put in a special order. Angie also keeps a lot of staple items in the freezer like bagels, pizza dough (we love this too!), and breads.
Okay, be sure to head over to SoFabFood.com for this simple & delicious bison burger recipe!