recipes

Paleo Pressure Cooker Beef Stew!

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs beef stew meat (I used butcher box) Cut into 1½ -2 inch pieces
  • 2 T avocado oil
  • 6 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 6 celery stalks, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 – 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 6oz. can tomato paste
  • 1 package mushrooms
  • 32 oz. carton of chicken or beef bone broth (or 4-6 cups)
  • 4 potatoes of choice, cut into chunks
  • 2 t dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Heat 1 T avocado oil on the “sauté” or “brown” function on your pressure cooker.
  2. Once it is hot add ½ of the beef to the pot in a single layer and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Brown the beef on both sides (about 4 min per side) then transfer to a bowl to rest. Then brown the second half of the stew meat, adding more oil if necessary.
  4. Remove the remaining beef from the pot and add more avocado oil. Place the onions in the pot and sauté for a few minutes. Once the onions have begun to soften, add the garlic and stir.
  5. Deglaze the pot by adding 1 cup of broth and scraping the bottom. Then add the remaining bone broth.
  6. Add the tomato paste, mushrooms, thyme, bay leaves, and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Stir then add the beef and stir again.
  8. Add the celery, potatoes, and carrots to the top- Do not stir.
  9. Close the lid to the pressure cooker and seal the steam release valve. Cook for 35 minutes at high pressure.
  10. Once the time is up, allow the pressure to release on its own (do not use the quick release function). This should take 10 more minutes.
  11. Release any remaining pressure with the quick release valve then open the pot.
  12. Remove the bay leaves if you can find them and stir it all together!
  13. Serve hot and enjoy!

Notes:

  • This recipes works for all types of pressure cookers! Not just Instant Pots! I actually have GoWise.

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! 🙂

GF + Grain Free Brown Butter Sugar Cookie Recipe

It’s cookie time!! Spring is in the air and I wanted to share my gluten free and grain free cookies recipe! This recipe is just in time for Easter as well 🙂 I first tried brown butter cookies on a trip to Paso Robles at the Brown Butter Cookie Company and I was immediately hooked. I knew I had to try to recreate the recipe myself so here it is!! Let me know what you think!

Gluten Free/Grain Free Brown Butter Sugar Cookie Recipe

Course Dessert
Keyword cookie, gluten-free, recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter Pasture raised (I like Kerrygold)
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar plus 1/8 cup for rolling
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 3/4 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup cassava flour

Instructions

Brown Butter

  1. Melt the butter over medium heat in a small pot, stirring occasionally as the butter simmers.

  2. The butter is done when it is dark yellow/light brown in color. The particles at the bottom of the pan will be dark brown and it will have a nutty aroma.

  3. Remove from heat, place in fridge, and bring back to a solid.

Cookie Dough

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. 

  2. Add the butter and coconut sugar to a mixer and beat on high for about five minutes or until fluffy. After scraping the bowl, slowly add the eggs, vanilla, baking powder, and salt.

  3. Once well-combined, slowly add each flour to the mixer, and beat until smooth.

  4. Roll dough into 1½ inch balls and roll them in the remaining coconut sugar (in a separate bowl). 

  5. Place 12 cookies on a baking sheet and use a fork or the bottom of a drinking glass to press down each cookie to flatten.

  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes and cool on baking sheets.

Recipe Notes

  • To make #nutfree, use more cassava flour in place of almond flour!
  • To make #paleo, substitute the butter for ghee or coconut oil.
  • To make #vegan, substitute a #flaxegg instead of a real one, and coconut oil for the butter.
  • To make cookie shapes, roll out the dough on a floured surface with a rolling pin. I used cassava and tapioca flour so the dough didn’t stick. The use your favorite cookie cutters! Carefully transport to a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake. FYI these cookie are easily breakable because they do not contain gluten which is a binder!
 

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. 

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!

Raw Paleo Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

This recipe is by far the most popular of my my recipes with everyone that tries it! Give it a go and let me know what you think! 🙂

Raw Paleo Chocolate Cheesecake

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup gluten free, grain free granola I used BeeFree!
  • 2 T coconut oil

Cheesecake Filling

  • 1/4 cup cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream or 1 5.4 ounce can
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 3 T organic real maple syrup
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups raw cashews soaked overnight

Instructions

  1. Soak the raw cashews overnight in filtered water in a jar.

  2. Place the crust ingredients (grain-free granola and coconut oil) in a food processor and mix until crumbly.

  3. Line an 8x8 glass baking dish with parchment paper. Hint: Spray the glass dish with cooking spray first and this helps the parchment to stick to the bottom.

  4. Pour the crust into the pan and spread it to out to cover the bottom of the dish.

  5. Place the crust in the freezer while making the filling.

  6. In the morning, strain and rinse the nuts.

  7. Place the cashews along with the rest of the filling ingredients in a Vitamix (or a high powered blender) and mix until smooth.

  8. Pour the filling over the crust and spread it out evenly.

  9. Freeze for about 2 hours.

  10. When it is ready, take the cheesecake out of the freezer and let rest 5 minutes before serving!

Recipe Notes

Make sure to soak your cashews overnight the day before you want to make the recipe! You can choose to make the crust the night before too if you want but it is not necessary.

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!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

 

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

You know you are going to be carving pumpkins before Halloween, so take advantage of the extra seeds!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Raw Pumpkin seeds

Instructions

  1. Separate out all of the seeds from your carved pumpkin and the wash them off with cold water in a strainer.

  2. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

  3. Spread the seeds out on a baking sheet and sprinkle with garlic powder and sea salt to taste. Pour about 2 T of avocado oil over the seeds and stir them up.

  4. When the seeds are spread evenly over the sheet, place them in the oven for about 1 hour and 20 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes.

  5. Seeds are done when they are completely dry and crunchy ?

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