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Carrot Apple Muffins!

There is nothing that screams Easter bunny more than carrots! I adapted an old recipe created by a good friend and made it healthy 🙂 This recipe is extremely versatile and you can easily add and remove ingredients and they will still taste great! For example, if you are missing a few things or if you don’t have the correct flour, just use what you have! Enjoy and have a beautiful Easter weekend.

Carrot Apple Muffins

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword dairy-free, dessert, gluten-free, muffins, snacks
Servings 18 muffins

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 2 cups grated/shredded carrots grate yourself or buy them pre-shredded
  • 2 cups chopped apples
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 2 t baking soda
  • 1-2 t pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Beat together the oil, eggs, banana, and vanilla.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine all of the other ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

  4. Fold the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients until well combined.

  5. Line a muffin tin with baking cups and full each one 3/4 full of the batter.

  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through.

Recipe Notes

Serving suggestion: Tastes great served warm with melted grass-fed butter spread on top! 🙂

Paleo Thai Red Curry

When I first posted on my Instagram stories that I was making red curry for dinner, I received so many requests for the recipe so I knew I had to share. This is a recipe that I make from memory so it took me a while to write it all out 🙂 Please know that this recipe is extremely versatile and you can use your favorite protein and vegetables, not just the ones listed. Enjoy!

Easy Paleo Thai Red Curry

I used to make this as a kid with my dad for my family dinners. This recipe is my revised paleo version that tastes just as great!

Course Main Course
Keyword recipe, thai
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2-3 T Coconut oil
  • 2-3 T Red curry paste Use less if you don't like it too spicy. Mae Ploy is the very BEST brand out there.
  • 1 pound Frozen Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp
  • 2 cups Shredded carrots
  • 2 cloves Minced fresh garlic
  • 2 t Minced fresh ginger
  • 1-2 cans Coconut milk I use full fat coconut milk because it thickens up the curry. If you don't like your curry to be too soupy, start with only one can.
  • 3 T Coconut aminos
  • 1 t Red Boat Fish Sauce
  • 1 pound Snow peas
  • To Taste Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot/deep skillet over medium heat. 

  2. Once hot, add the curry paste and sauté for 2 minutes. 

  3. Add in the shrimp, carrots, garlic, and ginger and stir until the red curry is evenly coated over all of the shrimp. 

  4. Pour in the coconut milk, aminos, and fish sauce and stir until well combined. 

  5. Bring the curry to a boil and then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

  6. Add in the snow peas and continue simmering for 10 more minutes until all ingredients are cooked through. 

  7. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

  8. Serve on top of cauliflower rice with top with lime slices, fresh cilantro, and peanuts! 

Recipe Notes

Feel free to change out the protein and the veggies! I used to only make this dish with pork, bamboo shoots, and red peppers. Taylor loves it with shrimp, snow peas, and carrots! Pick your favorite meat and vegetables it will still taste good because this is a very versatile recipe. 

Note: If your shrimp aren't raw and frozen, you will need to add them in at the end because they will get way overdone if you simmer them for 20 minutes. This is also why we added the snow peas in at the end. 

The Ultimate Paleo Granola Recipe

Homemade Paleonola!!! ??
I have been wanting to try this recipe for a long time and it finally happened. I was happy because not only did I love it, but it received glowing reviews from my friends and family!! ❤️

Recipe⬇️
2 T chia seeds
1 t cinnamon
2 t vanilla
2 T almond butter
1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup chopped raw almonds
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1 cup chopped raw pecans or walnuts
2 T maple syrup
2 T coconut sugar

*Mix all of the ingredients together. Bake at 300 for 30 min stirring halfway through * Add only 1 T of each sweetener if you want it less sweet ?

Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed!

Simple Salmon Dinner

This meal is a staple in our house and works for lunch or dinner. It is well balanced and includes protein, carbohydrates, and fat. I have really been loving my green beans lately (topped with olive oil, salt, and pepper of course)! I would have to say wild-caught salmon is one of the healthiest foods you can eat with an abundance of omega-3 fats. The quinoa finishes out the dish and fills you up 🙂 All of this can be freshly prepared in less than 30 minutes!

To make:

*Wild Salmon- Heat a cast iron skillet until hot and use coconut or avocado oil. Sear the salmon for about 3 minutes per side and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with Green goddess dressing from Trader Joes.

*Organic green beans- Steam for 10 min and top with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

*Organic Quinoa- Soak the quinoa overnight then rinse before cooking. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium sauce pan with 1 cup quinoa. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for about 20 min until all of the water is gone, stirring occasionally.

Mediterranean Lamb Meatballs

This was my first time making a recipe with ground lamb and it turned out great! We made this beautiful Mediterranean meal on Sunday night and I’m excited to share how to do it with y’all. If you haven’t tried lamb, now is the time! If you don’t like lamb, feel free to sub it out with any other form of ground meat. You can use this recipe as a main dish or an appetizer. We mixed up some healthified tzatziki sauce to go with it, as well as the beet hummus I posted yesterday on my Instagram. Serving suggestion pictured above! I made a salad with mixed greens, tzatziki sauce, hummus, cucumber, tomatoes, @woolwich_dairy 100% goats milk feta cheese, and avocado!!

Mediterranean Lamb Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1 package ground lamb
  • 1 T cumin
  • 1 organic egg
  • 1 T fresh chopped mint leaves
  • 1/2 t sea salt
  • 1 T minced garlic
  • 1/2 t paprika
  • 1 T lemon zest
  • 1/4 chopped white onion
  • 1/2 t pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 t pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Mix all of the ingredients together by hand in a glass bowl.

  3. Form 1.5 inch balls and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked through. 

Tzatziki Sauce

A healthified version of a Greek favorite!

Ingredients

  • 1 Siggi's plain greek yogurt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 t dill
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/2 t cumin
  • 1/2 chopped cucumber
  • 1 T fresh chopped mint leaves
  • Salt+pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix it all up and you’re good to go!

Beet Latte <3

Check out this delicious and beautiful recipe for a coffee alternative latte!!

Beet Latte

Ingredients

  • 1 cooked beet
  • 1 t coconut butter
  • 2 t tocos optional
  • 1 scoop collagen optional
  • 1/2 cup hot almond milk
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Blend up all the ingredients until well combined and frothy, and pour into your favorite mug!

Farmer’s Hash

After popular request for this recipe, here it is! The perfect meal for the morning after Oktoberfest in Leavenworth ? It is pretty easy to make but it does require a lot of chopping so if you’re like me, you’ll recruit your significant other as a sous chef. Feel free to choose your favorite seasonal produce and mix it up!

Listed below is what I used:
Onions, bell peppers, parsnips, carrots, baby gold potatoes, leeks, zucchini, yellow squash, kale. Then I also heated up organic chicken sausage and corned beef and served them on the side. Lastly, we cooked up some over easy eggs to top off the hash! This breakfast is perfect for big groups because it makes tons of food and people can make their hash however they like- vegetarian or add their favorite meat!

How I did it:
Chopped up the carrots, parsnips, onions, peppers, and potatoes and sautéed them in an extra large pan with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Once they were almost cooked I added the chopped zucchini and the yellow squash to the mix and cooked for about five minutes. Next step was to add the kale for another five minutes. While the veggies were cooking I heated up the chopped up corned beef and chicken sausage. Then we fried the eggs! We served everything buffet style. It’s been a huge hit the past couple weekends and there’s usually leftovers for food prep for the week ? Save this one for later use! Happy Sunday y’all!

Greek Turkey Burgers

I have been making this recipe since I was in college. It is always a hit with everyone and easy to make! Enjoy!

Laura's Greek Turkey Burgers

Delicious, Greek-style burgers! Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free recipe that is sure to please the whole family!

Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 T grass-fed butter or ghee
  • 1 t chopped garlic
  • 4 cups spinach leaves
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 T fresh or dried basil
  • 1 t fresh or dried oregan
  • 1/4 t sea salt
  • 1/4 T black pepper

Instructions

  1. Bring a large skillet to medium-high heat on the stove and melt butter. Add onion and garlic and, stirring often, cook until softened, about 4 minutes.

  2. Add spinach to the skillet with onion and garlic. Stirring often, cook until spinach has wilted and excess moisture has evaporated, 3 – 5 minutes.

  3. Remove skillet from heat. Once cool enough to handle, carefully blot away any excess moisture from the onion-spinach mixture with paper towels. Set aside.

  4. In a large bowl, combine turkey, eggs, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Using your hands, mix well. Add cooked veggies to the bowl. Using your hands, mix until uniform.

  5. Evenly divide turkey mixture and firmly form into four patties. (Cover and refrigerate if not cooking immediately.) If you want sliders, make 8 patties!

  6. Bring a greased skillet pan to medium heat. Add patties, cover, and cook for 5 – 8 minutes per side, until cooked through.

  7. Eat your patties with a knife and fork or, if you like, wrap them up in some lettuce leaves with onion and tomato. Pictured above I served the burgers on top of spaghetti squash with marinara sauce! Enjoy 🙂

Recipe Notes

If you do consume dairy products, I would highly recommend adding 1/2 cup of feta cheese to the burger mix. It adds a great flavor to the burgers!

Pumpkin Spice Balls!

Another day, another pumpkin recipe!! Since it is full-fledged pumpkin season, I made #glutenfree pumpkin spice balls! I served these at my nutrition class last week as a sweet treat and they were a total hit! Let me know if you give them a try ?

Ingredients:

1 c. gluten-free oat flour
1 ¼ c. almond flour
3 T. organic real maple syrup
1/2 c. pumpkin puree
2 scoops Vital Proteins collagen
½ t. cinnamon
1 t. pumpkin pie spice
¼ t. salt
½ t. vanilla
Coconut Sugar Coating:
¼ c. coconut sugar
¼ t. cinnamon
¼ t. pumpkin pie spice
Instructions:
1. In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix until well combined (you may have to use your hands)
2. In a small bowl combine coconut sugar, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.
3. Scoop out about 2 tablespoons of the dough and roll into a ball.
4. Place the ball in the coconut sugar bowl and roll to completely coat it. Place on a large plate or glass Tupperware for storage.
5. Repeat the above two steps with the remaining pumpkin spice ball mixture.
6. For best texture, serve immediately. The coating tends to melt after a couple of hours. You can always re-coat the balls if needed so keep the extra sugar mixture handy.
*I will be making these multiple times throughout the fall season!!! For those of you health nuts out there, you know that sometimes it is hard to get people to switch over to healthy desserts during the holidays. Give these a try and try them out on friends and family ❤️

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