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cauli-egg sandwich thins [gluten free, paleo]

In breakfast, food porn, gluten free, paleo, primal on July 22, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Egg sandwich with a slice of organic turkey lunch meat on a cauli-egg sandwich thin.

3 cups grated or processed raw cauliflower
3 eggs
1tsp salt
a few grinds of black pepper
1tbsp ground flaxseed or chia seed (optional)

Preheat oven to 450
Whisk everything together very well (using a big whisk or fork)
Place in 1/4 cup mounds on a parchment lined baking sheet sprayed with olive oil
Using your hands shape into flat rounds, like sandwich thins
Bake for 10 minutes, flip and bake another 5

recipe & photo credit: http://www.healthylicious-housewife.com/pages/recipes/?p=recipe&recipe=124

kiwi pineapple popsicles

In food porn on July 14, 2012 at 9:01 am

http://www.theslowroasteditalian.blogspot.com/2012/07/green-tickles-kiwi-pineapple-popsicles.html

Looking for cute popsicle molds? Check out Tovolo Green or Yellow Groovy Ice Pop Molds, Set of 6 or Kidco Healthy Snack Frozen Treat Trays at Amazon.

Tovolo Green or Yellow Groovy Ice Pop Molds

Kidco Healthy Snack Frozen Treat Trays

grilled peach and ginger ice cream

In desserts, food porn, recipes on July 12, 2012 at 11:22 am

http://paleoparents.com/featured/grilled-peach-and-ginger-ice-cream/

chocolate valentino, flourless chocolate cake

In desserts, food porn, gluten free, paleo, primal, recipes on July 12, 2012 at 10:41 am

Flourless chocolate cake, spiced up with a hint of chili powder.   A silky, decadant texture…very moist and rich.  Heaven!!

Served with sweetened whipped cream, a simple raspberry sauce and fresh raspberries – a  classic and  perfect combination.

Chocolate has many associations – godliness, health-giving, mood altering, and addicting. Bless the ancient Mayans and Aztecs for developing the cocoa bean into the delicious luxurious chocolate drink that the Spanish explorers brought back to Spain. How the Spanish kept chocolate a secret for 100  years is a mystery that perhaps can only be explained by the lack of the internet!

Use your favorite chocolate – the finished cake will taste exactly like the chocolate you use. Be creative with your chocolate, if you like a sweeter cake use milk chocolate or a combination of the semisweet and milk chocolate. If you like bittersweet chocolate use that and add sweetness by mixing the semi sweet with bittersweet. If you are daring, try white chocolate. A higher cocoa percentage increases the bitterness of the chocolate.

Note: it is optional to use a heart shaped pan. For a real Valentino, bake it in a heart shaped pan or cut it out into a heart shape. You may use any shape pan that gives you an area of 50” – 6×8 or 7×7. An 8” spring form pan works with great results as do smaller pans or ramekins.

This recipe is adapted from Sweet Treats by Chef Wan.

Chocolate Valentino,  Flourless Chocolate Cake

Preparation Time:  20 minutes

16 ounces (1 pound) (454 grams) of semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped

½ cup (1 stick) plus 2 tablespoons (146 grams total) of unsalted butter

5 large eggs separated

1/4 tsp Vanilla extract

1/4 tsp chili powder

1. Put chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl and set over a pan of simmering water (the bottom of the bowl should not touch the water) and melt, stirring often.
2. While your chocolate butter mixture is cooling. Butter your pan and line with a parchment circle then butter the parchment.
3. Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites and put into two medium/large bowls.
4. Whip the egg whites in a medium/large grease free bowl until stiff peaks are formed (do not over-whip or the cake will be dry).
5. With the same beater beat the egg yolks together.
6. Add the egg yolks, chili powder and vanilla to the cooled chocolate.
7. Fold in 1/3 of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture and follow with remaining 2/3rds. Fold until no white remains without deflating the batter.
8. Pour batter into prepared pan, the batter should fill the pan 3/4 of the way full, and bake at 375F/190C
9. Bake for 25 minutes until an instant read thermometer reads 140F/60C.
Note – If you do not have an instant read thermometer, the top of the cake will look similar to a brownie and a cake tester will appear wet.
10. Cool cake on a rack for 10 minutes then unmold.

 

Whipped Cream

1/2 cup Heavy Cream
1/4 tsp Vanilla extract

Mix ingredients together and whip to a stiff peak.  Make sure not to over mix!!

Or if you prefer a dairy free whipped topping, see the ultimate guide to coconut cream frosting (dairy free, gluten free, paleo)

baked egg cups

In breakfast, food porn, recipes, step by step how to make ... on July 9, 2012 at 3:58 pm

“Food can bring people together like not much else can. Sitting around a table, sharing a meal breaks down barriers and walls- it crosses cultures, it tells a story…it nourishes and sustains us. I believe in the power of fresh, seasonal food with simple preparations- light, healthy and full of nutrition. Cooking healthy food that tastes good is what its all about. Its easy to throw a stick of butter in basically anything and make it taste good- but creating a balanced nutritious dish is so much more fulfilling!”

These little cups are the perfect pairing with any breakfast…they are SUPER easy to make, and packed full of healthy lean protein…one lovely little cup has only 100 calories and 17.6 grams of protein…not to mention lots of creamy, dreamy cheesy flavors.  So, whether it is Saturday morning brunch, or a quick grab-and-go Monday morning breakfast (you can throw one of these egg cups in a whole wheat english muffin for good food on the go) these egg cups are a definite winner in my book.

http://thesimpledelights.com/?p=246

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lemonade cucumber spa popsicles “spa pop”

In casein free, clever ideas, dairy free, desserts, food porn, gluten free, recipes, snacks on July 9, 2012 at 12:32 am

  • These spa pops are a healthier & more cost efficient alternative to store bought pops. More eco too, no packaging to toss!
  • As always, use your own taste buds to determine how sweet you want your ice pops.

Slice lemon in half and squeeze it over a strainer into 2 cups of cold water. Sweeten lemon water to taste with your favorite sweetener. Fill popsicle molds 2/3 with lemonade. Freeze uncovered for about 1 hour. Take pops out of freezer. Scrape and stir any ice crystals that have formed. Add a spoonful of the julienned cucumber to the pop molds. Be sure to leave a tiny bit of room at the top of your popsicle mold so they don’t overflow when you add the stick. With a popsicle stick or a butter knife, press the cucumber into the mixture so it is evenly distributed. Add your popsicle sticks, freeze pops for another 3-4 hours until solid. Makes 3 cups of popsicle mix

http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2010/08/03/lemonade-cucumber-spa-popsicle-recipe/

homemade apple chips

In casein free, dairy free, food porn, gluten free, recipes, snacks on July 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm

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Homemade Apple Chips
via The Italian Dish Food Blog

Just use cinnamon, or cinnamon + allspice

http://theitaliandishblog.com/imported-20090913150324/2012/1/2/homemade-apple-chips.html

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watermelon frosty

In casein free, dairy free, desserts, food porn, gluten free, recipes on July 3, 2012 at 3:42 pm

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Watermelon Frosty
serves 2

2 1/4 cups frozen watermelon cubes
1/2+ cup water
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 large lemon, squeezed (lime juice also works very well! use 2 limes)
1 fresh banana

optional: 2 shots of tequila (or sub with more water or fruit juice)
also optional: a few dashes of cayenne powder in the blender or over top when you serve!

Garnish: a few slices of watermelon – with rind on – frozen.

Blend Pour. Garnish with frozen watermelon/rind slices. Serve! Enjoy.

Blending Tip! The best way to blend up this frosty is in a Vitamix – it really frosts up that thick frozen watermelon!

http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2011/05/watermelon-frosty-or-margarita.html

porkitos! (a.k.a. crispy prosciutto chips)

In food porn, recipes, snacks on June 26, 2012 at 6:03 pm

 

“I prefer prosciutto chips to bacon bits because they cook evenly and there aren’t any unappetizing flabby parts. These “Porkitos” also add a terrific salty crunch to creamy soups, salads, and purées. Or you can just stuff your face with them.” — Nom Nom Paleo

http://nomnompaleo.com/post/25437941473/porkitos-a-k-a-crispy-prosciutto-chips

Teresa Cutter’s chocolate protein power balls

In food porn, gluten free, paleo, primal, recipes, snacks on June 22, 2012 at 2:51 pm

These cookies are a great source of complete protein that contain all the essential amino acids needed for repair and for a healthy immune system, also a good source of vitamin E and minerals from the almonds and fresh dates.  The  cinnamon adds a lovely flavour and also helps stabilize blood sugar levels.  If you can’t have nuts, I would grind up some lovely sunflower, pumpkin and linseeds then throw them in the mix in place of the almonds.  I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

http://www.thehealthychef.com/2011/09/protein-fudge-cookies/