Here is the recipe for the paleo all-purpose flour I use for almost all my baking. I make a large batch and store it in a gallon size mason jar. I make a large batch probably every week. Any of the recipes that call for paleo all-purpose flour, this is the one. I will also have it available for sale soon from my website for those that do not want to buy separate flours or do not have the time to mix it up yourself. Contact me through the website if you are interested.
- 3 c almond flour
- 2 c tapioca flour
- 1 c coconut flour
Combine all flour into a mixing bowl, mix until well combined. Transfer into a large container. Now you have grain free all-purpose flour. Bake. Eat. Enjoy.
It is strawberry season down here in Florida, and that is what inspired me to make strawberry jam. It is not hard to make fruit jams. However, it does take a little time. This would be a great project to do with your children. There are lots of teachable moments in the process. Also, they make wonderful personalized gifts.
- 9 1/2 c fresh strawberries, hulled, chopped
- 1 c coconut sugar
- 1 c water
- 1 lemon juiced
- 4 1/2 tbsp pectin
You will also need a large stock pot, canning jars with rings and lids. There are canning kits online that are inexpensive.
In a large dutch oven combine all ingredients are cook over medium heat. Cook until fruit is at the consistency you desire. Transfer to sterilized jars and lids. Do not tighten lids too tight before you put them into the water bath. You can tighten when the jars have cooled.
Place jars in a large stock pot with boiling water. This takes about 10 minutes. You can tell when the jars are ready when you touch the lids and they do not make a popping sound. Share. Spread. Enjoy.
Here is another recipe that I am excited about. Pancakes. These might just become my favorite pancake recipe. So if you do not eat grains or gluten this recipe will make you happy. Pancakes are good for breakfast or breakfast for dinner. It is one of those comfort foods that you probably do not have very often, but now you can have it whenever you feel like.
Whisk together dry ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix until well combined. Let rest while griddle or skillet is heating.
Lubricate griddle/skillet with cooking spray Pour out batter to desired size of pancakes. When bubbles form on pancakes it is time to flip the pancake over. Top with maybe some Blackberry Jam ,fruit or warm maple syrup.
Serve. Eat. Enjoy.
This is a wonderful winter dessert. It is not overly sweet and has a fresh flavor from the tart cranberries and the in season oranges. It is a beautiful dessert to serve for company. They will think you went all out just for them, but only you will know it is easy to make. It will be our secret.
- 2 c fresh cranberries
- 2 tsp arrowroot
- 2/3 c almond milk
- 3 tbsp aquafaba, room temperature, whipped to stiff peaks
- 1/2 c paleo all-purpose flour, plus 2 tbsp
- 1/4 c maple syrup
- orange, zested, juiced
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
- 3 tbsp sliced almonds
- 2 tsp coconut sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch ceramic or glass pie plate.
Toss cranberries with arrowroot, spread in an even layer on bottom of prepared pie plate.
In a mixing bowl add almond milk. Add the flour, maple syrup, orange juice, orange zest, vanilla extract and sea salt. Whisk all ingredients so that they are well combined. Beat the aquafaba until stiff peaks are formed. Fold in aquafaba into batter. Pour batter over cranberries and sprinkle coconut sugar and almonds over batter. Bake until clafouti is puffy and golden, and a knife inserted in center comes out clean, 50-55 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool for at least 15 minutes. Slice into 8 pieces; serve warm or at room temperature. Top with whipped coconut cream.
Share. Eat. Enjoy.
I made this side dish to accompany the pork chops and creamy mustard dish. The entire meal can be made in less than 30 minutes. What I like about this is you can put the veggies in the oven and work on your pork chops that are in the skillet. Multi-tasking at its best.
- 1 large sweet potato, 1-inch cube
- 2 medium zucchini, 1-inch cube
- olive oil (optional)
- all-purpose seasoning (see website)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a large sheet pan spread out sweet potato and zucchini. (Drizzle olive oil on veggies.) Sprinkle seasoning. Stir to make sure all veggies are coated.
Roast in oven for 10 minutes. Stir veggies and roast for another 10 minutes. Serve. Eat. Enjoy.
I will be honest pizza is one of my favorite foods. When I cut out gluten, pizza is one of the things I really missed. Sometimes I would eat some anyway, and then pay for it later. I am very excited about this recipe. Now I can have my pizza without paying for it later.
In a food processor mix together dry ingredients: flour, salt, and baking soda.
- 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flax meal/6 tbsp water)
- 2 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp almond butter
Mix up flax eggs and set aside for 5-15 minutes.
Add wet ingredients: flax eggs, water and almond butter. Pulse until well combined. Let rest at least five minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Prepare a small bowl with water to dip fingers in. This will help from the dough sticking to your fingers. Believe me, this is an important step. Turn dough out onto baking sheet. The dough is very sticky. Press evenly into sheet pan.
Bake for 7 minutes. Remove and top with favorite toppings or whatever you have on hand.
I love to make gremolata. The traditional ingredients are parsley, lemon and garlic. It is a wonderful combination. This is a twist to the traditional recipe, and just as good. I like this recipe for southwestern and asian recipes. Remember, this is good on salads, soups, and flatbreads. I like to keep both kinds in my refrigerator to jazz up a dish.
- 1/2 c cilantro finely chopped
- 1 lime, zested
- 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
Just like the traditional gremolata, this version only has three ingredients. All you have to do is mix and refrigerate.
Gremolata ? If you have never had gremolata then you are missing out on some spectacular flavor. Gremolata is a great way to top a dish with freshness and flavor. I try to keep a container of this goodness in the refrigerator. I use it on salads, omelets, oven potatoes, and flat breads. As you can see it is extremely versatile and yummy. It is amazing that something so simple could punch up your dish to the next level.
- 1/2 c flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
- 1 lemon, zested
- 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
Only three ingredients, that is it. Combine all the ingredients. That is all you have to do. Now that is easy.
Top. Eat. Enjoy.
This recipe was intended to be something else and turned into something better. My husband loved them at first bite. He is a chip kind of guy. Whereas, I am a brownie kind of girl. I am going to have to keep these in stock. They are that good, and if it makes my honey happy I am all for it. I am surprised how easy these are to make, which is good because I am going to be making these a lot.
In a food processor pulse flour, mediterranean seasoning and xanthan gum. Pulse until well combined. Add water until dough comes together.
Wrap dough and refrigerate for 30 minutes to a couple of days.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Roll dough out between two waxed paper sheets as thin as you can. I tried plastic wrap first. The dough did not release from the plastic wrap – big mistake. With a pizza cutter cut dough into 1-1inch squares. You could make them larger so that they could accompany a dip. Transfer to baking sheet lined with parchment.
Bake in oven until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes. Turn over about half way through baking time. Let cool about 5 minutes. That might be difficult. My husband was eating them off the hot baking sheet.
Share. Eat. Enjoy.
I think you should have two really good red sauces in your repertoire: a meat-sauce and a marinara. I know they are both red sauces. However, I use the meat-sauce for something that is hearty. I use the marinara sauce for a lighter touch. This marinara is great for pizza.
- 1 tbsp vegetable broth
- 1 onion, large, diced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- Mediterranean Seasoning
- 6 oz. tomato paste
- 2 26.46 oz. can/box diced tomatoes (Pomi)
- 1 29 oz. tomato sauce
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 bay leaves
- basil, garnish
Add onions, garlic, and sprinkle a generous amount of mediterranean seasoning to a large dutch oven. Cook over medium heat until onions are translucent, add vegetable broth as needed to keep onion mixture from sticking. Add tomato paste to onion mixture. Stir in tomato paste, working the paste into the onion mixture. This takes only 2-3 minutes. Add some more mediterranean seasoning. You want to layer flavor at every step.
Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, maple syrup, bay leaves, and some more mediterranean seasoning. Stir occasionally. Turn heat down so the sauce is at a low simmer. Simmer for 2-3 hours. Serve. Eat. Enjoy.
To store in freezer, let sauce cool and transfer to gallon ziplock bags. Make sure you get out the air, close and lay flat. Remember to date your bag, and first in is the first out.