Berries and Cream Breakfast 

I went to visit some family over the weekend and made a stop at Trader Joe’s. While I was there I stocked up on a few of my favorite items. My sweet friend Blair had just told me about how she uses coconut cream and then I saw this:

  
So I bought a few cans, let one chill in the fridge overnight. 

In the morning open it, scoop out cream off the top into a small mixing bowl. (I used the thickest part of the cream but I’ll save the rest of the can for coffee creamer.) Next I add in a tiny drizzle of local honey. 

  
I love local honey! I’m considering getting bees of my own 🐝

Then I use a hand mixer on med speed for 3-4 minutes until it has the consistency of cool whip. 

Then just add some berries and enjoy!  

 
There was pleanty left over so I’ll be enjoying this a few times this week! Perfect summer paleo treat! 

  
Here is the essential “part of a complete breakfast” photo. But it’s pretty filling on its own. Enjoy!

Paleo-Faileo berry cobbler

WARNING The following is NOT a paleo recipe but it is amazing. And you’re welcome. 

  
Ok I make a real homemade berry cobbler about once a year. It feeds my soul. Reminds me of my Grammy. Today I was at Sam’s and couldn’t resist these beautiful strawberries. I already had intended to do something else with berries so one thing lead to another. I came home with a HUGE box of strawberries. 

  
Here’s what you need 

1 1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 stick of butter melted (real butter, it’s important) 

1 single serving of yoplait yogurt (I usually go with strawberry or mixed berry) 

 
Last but not least the berries. Today I used strawberries, but blue berries and black berries are great too. Any combination of these work.
Preheat to 350

Mix the flour and sugar together then fold in the melted butter, the consistency is sort of like wet sand. Take about half pour into a greased pan (I used a 9×9) shake the pan until it spreads out and do some technical “smooshing” until it resembles more of a crust. Now here is the really technical part take a few more handfuls and smoosh around the edges of the pan. 

Boom you made crust. Good for you, Grammy would be proud. 

Now take your berries, slice them if you prefer and mix them with the yogurt. Seriously try this yogurt thing once and you’ll never by that goo they call pie filling ever again. 

Dump the berries in the crust. 

Dump the left over sand, -I mean crust mixture-over the top. 

Bake for 45 min and enjoy!  

One more shot for jealousy purposes.

 

Paleo Apple crisp

Tonight I wanted some fall comfort food. I scoured the kitchen.

Here’s what I came up with:
Apple
Honey
Walnuts
Cinnamon
Nutmeg
Butter
(Coconut oil would be fine)

I peeled and chopped the apple, and added a sprinkle of spices. About a tablespoon I butter, and handful of walnuts and drizzled honey over the top. Put it in a microwave safe bowl covered and microwaved it for 2 minutes. My kitchen smelled amazing when I opened the microwave. But this lasted about 30 seconds while I impatiently waited for it to cool off then devoured it. As I write this post I’m thinking about making a second bowl.

*Important to note that this is just enough for one person. A perfect treat that just took less then 5 minutes to make. Eating paleo doesn’t have to mean you live in a world with no treats.

Enjoy!

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Coconut Chicken & Roasted Sweets

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Rob and I had a busy day lots of errands, a work project for me and karate for him. I was just really wanting fried chicken so I made a coconut fried chicken with green beans and roasted potatoes.

Here is what you need:
4 med sized sweet potato
Few table spoons of olive oil
Cayanne
Italian seasoning
S&P

Peel and dice the potatoes then I tossed them with some olive oil and seasoning and put them in a cake pan then I popped them in the oven at 450 for 30 min.

For the chicken,
1 lb Chicken
Coconut
Coconut oil
1 egg
Cayanne
Coarse salt
Pepper

Once that was cooking I tenderized the chicken. Beat the egg in a small bowl, dredge the chicken then rolled it in coconut. Pan fried it in coconut oil. 20130826-224922.jpg

The whole process took about 20 minutes. Because when I finished the chicken the sweet potatoes were done.

The green beans are from a can, just heated and seasoned.

All in maybe 45 minutes? A little longer then we usually spend on dinner but worth the wait.

Grilled bananas in coconut rum sauce

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So Rob had a late night at work tonight, and I’ve been wanting something sweet. So I scrounged around and came up with this.

2 bananas
1 peach
Coconut oil
Cinnamon
Honey
One shot rum bottle
Coconut extract
Shredded coconut

Melt a few tablespoons of coconut oil in a skillet. Then crank the heat up high, add the fruit and stir occasionally until it browns lightly. Then sprinkle a tiny amount of cinnamon over top. Mix the rum shot with about a tablespoon of honey and a tsp of coconut extract. (I heat the honey in the micro first to make mixing easier) pour the honey mixture over the fruit and let the liquid cook out. Then bring the heat down to a simmer and sprinkle a tiny amount of shredded coconut on top.

Then eat it all immediately before anyone else comes home and wants you to share. 😀

Paleo Pumpkin Goodness (mug cake)

Paleo Pumpkin goodness.

The other night Rob and I were at home we had both had long days, it was late. All I wanted in the world was bready- carby- sugary- comfort food.

Exactly what we do not keep in our house for this reason.

But I’m as stubborn as I am creative. I was determined to make something sweet, comforting and delicious.

Here’s what I came up with:
1/2 can pumpkin
4 tablespoons of shredded coconut
1 med egg
1 tablespoon of honey
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp vanilla
Toppings:
Dash of cinnamon
Handful of walnuts

Mixed this all together. Cooked it in a mug in the micro for about 4 min. When it came out I topped it with a dash of cinnamon and a handful of walnuts.

It was everything I hoped it would be. Even Rob who has never been remotely interested in any type of dessert in his entire life tried a bite, then asked me to make him one and then demolished it.

Paleo dessert.Feed yourself well. Enjoy life.