Irish Soda Bread

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I found it!  After a long search I found a Paleo friendly Irish Soda Bread.  It uses apple cider vinegar instead of buttermilk.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Enjoy :-)

Ingredients

2 ¾ cups blanched almond flour
¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
½ cup raisins
2 eggs
2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
pinch of caraway seeds

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Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

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May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

~ Old Irish Blessing

Yes folks, it’s my favorite holiday of the year on Monday, St. Patrick’s Day!!  I love the way the smell of corned beef cooking in my crockpot fills up the house, I love all things green :-), and even my kids look forward to eating this meal.  This recipe has been adapted from my mother’s grandmother who gave her this recipe 35 years ago.  You can always substitute the water for gluten free beer, I prefer Redbridge.  My mom always cooks it in beer :-)

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Almond Crusted Tilapia

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Since it’s Friday and Lent, here’s a Paleo friendly fish dish for you :-) And if you don’t like tilapia, you could replace it with any kind of fish you want or have on hand.  As the blogger said, this is much healthier than eating some cheap fried in crap oil fish filet sandwich on sugar loaded processed bread from McDonald’s.  LOL!

Ingredients

  • Fresh tilapia filets
  • Almond Meal
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Herb seasoning
  • Onion Powder
  • Ginger Powder 
  • Coconut Oil

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Artichoke Stuffed Artichoke

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Growing up one of my favorite things about a holiday is the stuffed artichokes.  When I was older, me and my mom would be perfectly happy with a couple of stuffed artichokes and a bottle of wine.  Those were the best kind of holidays :-)  Now the artichokes that I used to eat as a kid are not Paleo friendly so I went on a quest and found these.  They might not be full of breadcrumbs and cheese but I think they will more than do :-)

Ingredients

  • 4 large fresh artichokes
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped (or substitute any mild tasting green)
  • 1 Tbsp cooking fat (I used extra virgin coconut oil)
  • 4 oz bacon, cooked until crispy
  • 2/3 cup of Bacon Fat Mayo

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Vanilla Maple Glazed Pork Chops

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Holy cow, I found this recipe and I was instantly hooked by the name!  It sounds so rich and decadent I had to give it a go. The maple flavor of course comes from pure maple syrup, and the vanilla comes from real vanilla. By frying these in coconut oil you’re going to get plenty of awesome flavor infused right into the meat, and it provides a better taste than conventional cooking oils. In less than half an hour they’re done from start to finish, so they’re also simple to make and that’s what really got my attention ;-)  Anything ready in under 30 minutes is for me!

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Pork Chops and Applesauce

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One of my husband’s all time favorite ways to eat pork chops is baked with apple sauce.  I stumbled across this recipe, gave it a try, and it was awesome! 

Ingredients

  • 8 boneless pork loin chops, about 3 ounces each
  • 1 teaspoon kosher sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin

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Paleo Sweet Potato Brownies

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Here’s a great way to work some vegetables into your brownies, so you know that you’re getting nutrition along with your sweet snack. They have also managed to sneak in an entire avocado, so you’re really getting a fiber stack here, as well as healthy fats and a carbohydrate that will keep you sustained for a while. That makes these a great midday snack.

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The Best Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

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On this cold gloomy day here in New York I decided to go on a search for chocolate chip cookies.  Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies?  And with the title of The Best Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies, I had to give this one a try.  These definitely make the mark! 

Ingredients
  • 1 c. almond meal
  • scant ¼ t. sea salt
  • ⅛ t. baking soda
  • ¼ t. cinnamon, optional, but delicious!
  • 3 T. coconut oil or butter, melted
  • 2 T. honey or maple syrup
  • 1½ t. vanilla
  • ½-1 t. water, only if/as needed
  • 2-4 T. chopped dark chocolate, depending on your personal preference (I used 3 T.)

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