July 14, 2013

Cashew Coconut Butter (SCD, Paleo)

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a good weekend. For those of you in Calgary I hope you are having a great Stampede and staying safe.

Now I don't often sing my own praise but this Cashew Coconut Butter is delicious. Seriously. And super easy to make!
Have I tempted you yet?
I have been topping my cooked apples with this for the last few weeks. It's also really good with cooked pears. And by itself. And topping banana bread... I could go on....

Cashew Coconut Butter (SCD, Paleo)


Ingredients

2 cups soaked and dehydrated raw cashews
1 cup coconut butter or coconut manna (if you don't have any on hand you can create your own by blending raw coconut into coconut butter using your food processor) 


Directions

1. Place all ingredients into your food processor and blend until you create a creamy texture. This will take some time but be patient! It is worth it! You will have to take breaks to scrape the sides of your food processor from time to time. 
2. Fill a mason jar or any other container with your butter and store in the fridge. This will keep for weeks (probably longer mine just never lasts that long!) 



The sweetness of the cashews combined with the sweetness of the coconut blend to create a delicious combination. 
I almost feel bad calling this a recipe because it is so easy, and only has 2 ingredients! 

Ok that's all for now! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday everyone 


July 07, 2013

Chocolate Raspberry Zucchini Bread (Paleo, Dessert, Dairy free, Gluten Free)



I am finally done being ward senior! What does that mean? Well hopefully you will be seeing a little more of me for one... and that I get somewhat of a life back! No more 16 hour days for this girl... at least for a couple months...

I made this recipe for my team who worked so hard this month on MTU! You know who you are! and thank you! I also let the boyfriend sample some... and he approved so hopefully you all do too!

I will keep this post short since I am still on call and just got home from the hospital. I am hoping I don't have to go back! But it's endocrine so I really can't complain.

Anyways let me know what you think about this one! I always love feedback.

*** NOTE: A kind reader pointed out that I forgot to include the cocoa powder in the ingredients list, so this recipe was altered on August 13, 2014 to include that.





*** NOTE: A kind reader pointed out that I forgot to include the cocoa powder in the ingredients list, so this recipe was altered on August 13, 2014 to include that.

Ingredients

3 1/4 cups almond flour (buy here
2 free range eggs
1 pint organic raspberries 
1 cup grated zucchini
1 TBSP organic vanilla extract (I use this kind
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup grassfed butter or coconut oil (I used this brand)
1/2 cup organic cocoa powder 
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt 



Directions

1. Mix all ingredients together in your mix master (or by hand with a pastry blender)
2. Preheat oven to 350F
3. Grease a bread pan with butter or coconut oil 
4. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean 
5. Let cool for 1-2 hours and then remove loaf from pan 
6. Enjoy!