Cinnamon and Cayenne Roasted Nuts

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1½ cup raw pecans
  • 1½ cup raw cashews
  • 1½ cup raw almonds
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil 
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon 
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

 

Instructions:

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine the pecans, cashews, and almonds. In a small bowl combine the coconut oil and rest of spices. 
  3. Pour the spiced coconut oil over the nuts in a large bowl. Mix until all the nuts are evenly coated. Spread the nuts in an even layer on the lined baking shet.
  4. Bake the nuts, stirring until toasted about 25-30 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and serve at room temperature.

 

Lemon Cashew Tahini Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

 

Directions:

  1. Put the cashews in a bowl and cover with at least 1 cup of warm water. Let sit until softened 30 mins.
  2. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the soaked cashews to a food processor, making sure to reserve the cashew soaking water. Add the tahini, lemon juice, and salt to the processor and puree the mixture, adding ¼ cup of the cashew water until the dip is the consistency of hummus. 

From Dr. Mark Hyman

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¾ cup pumpkin
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 3-4 eggs

 

 

Directions:

 

1.   Preheat oven to 325 degrees F

2.  Combine all wet ingredients in a bowl

3.  Combine all dry ingredients in another bowl

4.  Mix both bowls together until well incorporated

5.  Pour into greased loaf pan and bake for 45-60 minutes.

Smoked Salmon Bites

Ingredients:

  • 8oz smoked salmon, wild and sliced 
  • 6oz mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup chives
  • .cracked pepper to taste
  • quinoa pizza crust, cut into pieces

 

Directions:

1. In a small bowl combine cheese, dill, and salt. 

2. Spread cheese mixture over quinoa pieces.

3. Top with a small slice of salmon. Garnish with chives and cracked pepper. 

Garlic Cauliflower Mash

Ingredients: 

 

  • 1 - 2 heads cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil 
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or 2 cloves minced garlic)
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt

 

Directions:

 

  1. Put the cauliflower on a baking sheet, drizzle with oil, sprinkle ½ of the salt and roast for about 10 – 15 minutes. Transfer the cauliflower to a food processor
  2. Add the butter, garlic powder, and salt to the processor
  3. Process until smooth and fluffy

Asian Meatballs

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 ½ pound grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 cup carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons arrowroot flour (ground oats)

 

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients
  2. Use your hands to form a meatball
  3. Bake 375 degrees for 25 minutes
  4. Serve over rice. 

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Sauce for meatballs

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ cup pomegranate juice
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar 
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 2 Tablespoons water

 

Directions for Sauce:

  1. In a medium saucepan heat all the ingredients except the arrowroot powder and water. Make a paste using the arrowroot powder and water. Once the mixture comes to a boil whisk until there are no clumps and sauce has thickened. 

 

Homemade Granola

Ingredients: 

 

  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats (gluten-free)
  • 2 cups nuts or seeds, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla 
  • 1 tsp sea salt

 

Instructions:

 

1. Preheat oven to 250F degrees

2. Add oats, nuts, and coconut to a large bowl

3. Mix oil, honey, syrup, vanilla and salt in a small bowl

4. Add to dry ingredients and mix well

5. Spread mixture onto 2 lipped sheet pans lined with parchment paper

6. Cook for 75 minutes stirring every 20 minutes

Quinoa Date Bars

 Sometimes a little chocolate indulgence is necessary, but it can be healthy too!   Ingredients:    1 cup pitted dates    1/2 cup cooked quinoa    1 cup walnuts 1/3 cup dried cranberries    1/2 cup almond butter       Directions:   1. Place all ingredients in food processor and blend.  2. Take dough and flatten evenly in a baking dish. Place in refrigerator to cool.  3. Microwave 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil until melted. Pour on top of quinoa bars and put baking dish back in fridge.  4. Let cool until chocolate is hard then enjoy!

Sometimes a little chocolate indulgence is necessary, but it can be healthy too!

Ingredients:

1 cup pitted dates

1/2 cup cooked quinoa

1 cup walnuts
1/3 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup almond butter

 

Directions:

1. Place all ingredients in food processor and blend.

2. Take dough and flatten evenly in a baking dish. Place in refrigerator to cool.

3. Microwave 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil until melted. Pour on top of quinoa bars and put baking dish back in fridge.

4. Let cool until chocolate is hard then enjoy!