Late night baking

damn good brownies…..

Ok, so you know when it’s dark and cold outside and you’ve had dinner and all the sudden you get  the hankerin’ for something sweet and delicious? Well, this happens to me, usually around 10 pm. I know. I probably should not be baking or eating this late, but whatev, ’tis the season, right? I usually don’t listen to those voices in my head that say no. I do what I want. So there. But at least I’m trying Paleo friendly treats, well mostly…..I don’t think the chocolate chips count but in general these brownies are a little bit healthier than they could be. So try these next time you want to whip up something tasty super fast. Happy Holidays!!

Chocolate Spice Brownies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Raw Walnuts
  • 2 T Coconut Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • Pinch o' Sea Salt
  • 1 T Cinnamon
  • 1 T Molasses
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Using a food processor, puree walnuts and coconut oil until smooth. (Congrats, you've just made nut butter!)
  2. Now, add all ingredients, except chocolate chips to a mixing bowl and whisk until you have a nice consistent batter.
  3. Add chocolate chips.
  4. Pour into baking pan lined with parchment or coconut oil.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-17 minutes or until knife comes out clean.
  6. Brownies will set up as they cool, so they key is not to overcook!
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Freeeeeeezing…..and warm, fuzzy comfort food

photo 4Brrrrrrrr……It has been cold outside and I’m freezing!! It doesn’t help that my apartment is like a small cave and doesn’t hold heat. The other day I was starving and hadn’t been to the grocery store in awhile and didn’t feel like leaving my home, so I had to get creative with what I had available. This just happened to be a large sweet potato, eggs, oil, and spices. And some salad fixins. But it was cold and I was craving warm and fuzzy food, not salad. Anyhow, I made these and then completely over indulged in sweet potato. OMG, painfully full. But they were so delicious- I couldn’t stop. I actually made a salad too, but didn’t eat it. Don’t tell……

Sweet Potato Fries with Curry Mayonnaise

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Sweet Potato Fries with Curry Mayonnaise

Ingredients

    Fries
  • 1 Large Sweet Potato
  • 1-2 TBLS Coconut Oil or Sunflower Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Curry Mayo
  • 1 Egg (yes, the whole damn thing....)
  • 3/4 C Avocado Oil or Olive Oil
  • 1T Curry seasoning
  • 1tsp Vinegar
  • Sea Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Chop sweet potato into strips and throw into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add oil, s&p and stir to coat all pieces evenly.
  3. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees until soft, about 25 minutes.
  4. For mayo, add all ingredients to a large jar and mix with your handy hand held mixer. OR, if you have a food processor add oil slowly while pulsing the other ingredients.

Notes

If you want your fries extra crispy, broil them on high for a few minutes! Delicious and quite addicting....

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For the love of food….

love food

Welcome to my new and improved blog! It’s all about sharing food ideas, thoughts, pictures, recipes and experiments. I am here to show you that unprocessed, whole foods really can be delicious.  I have cut dairy and gluten (and most grains) out of my life, so I’m learning new ways to cook and eat. It’s a transition, for sure.

I spend a lot of my free time in my kitchen. And I’m one of those cheesy people who take pictures of my food. It’s my creative outlet. I love to eat and love the feeling I get when eating something wholesome. I am a nutritional therapy practitioner and believe in whole foods and traditional methods of preparation. I use organic produce, grass-fed meat and pastured eggs, as much as possible. I usually have a gallon of kombucha brewing,  jars of cultured veggies lined up on the counter and another jar of something sprouting. My kitchen looks like a science project, seriously.  I have to admit that I am really bad at following recipes, so I use them as a guideline, if I use them at all.  So anything I post on here is most likely going to use approximate measurements, just sayin’.  More soon, enjoy!