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Loaded Sweet Potatoes

4903904247_1f42d9639dWho doesn’t love sweet potatoes? I simply can’t get enough of them, so when I see they’re on sale in the local shops, I stock up and make everything I can!

This is a very simple, yet delicious, recipe that doesn’t require much prep. It’s versatile too – you can pop an egg in, fill with thai curry or dress it like a taco. Continue reading

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Gluten Free Paleo Banana Bread

This makes your whole house smell delicious!

This makes your whole house smell delicious!

I found this super easy recipe on Goop and have to say that I’m impressed!

Moist, full of protein and yummy!

Moist, full of protein and yummy!

It’s much healthier than my Grandma’s recipe, and has less ingredients than the Vegan recipe I tried before.

Everything you'll need

Everything you’ll need

You will need:

  • 3 cups almond meal
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil + extra for greasing a muffin or bread tin

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Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 F) and then grease your pan. Mix all the ingredients together and then pour in the tin. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the cake comes out clean.

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Great for snacks and breakfasts on the go!

Easy Breakfast Egg Muffins

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This was a very recipe to make. I saw the idea somewhere online, perhaps Facebook. My friend Maura, also used to make these for her commute into London. I knew I was going to have a busy week so prepared these in advance.

They only need 10-15 minutes to bake at 180 degrees Celsius. Watch for the eggs to rise and turn golden on top.

You can use muffin cases or grease your muffin tin.

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Basically, you beat some eggs and add milk if you like it. Throw in some salt and pepper too. Get together some tasty I gredients for your eggs, like red pepper, green onions and cheese.

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This is what they looked like when I first pulled them out of the oven.

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Better Paleo Bread Recipe – Gluten Free!

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Great with sweet spreads

I have been suffering from a lack of bread after spending the summer in Canada. While the breads I tried were hit and miss, it was nice to see how readily available they were at most shopping centres. Last week I made the Orgran Multigrain Bread Mix, and while it served its purpose, I don’t think I’ll be buying it again any time soon.

So I decided to try out another Paleo bread recipe that I found on Elana’s Pantry. I’ve made a few modifications as I found it was quite sweet and smelled like applesauce. At the end of the day, you want a bread that can go with jam, but also with humus and other savoury things.

The great thing about Paleo breads, is that I find they keep me fuller longer, unlike white flour breads. In addition, by using the flax seeds it tastes a bit more like a whole grain bread, without the annoying chunks of seeds!

I find that this freezes well and should be kept in the fridge.

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This protein will give you a kick in the morning!

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Gluten Free Paleo Bread

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Surprising yummy!

After my detox, I vowed to give up soy and dairy. However, I have decided to keep eggs in the mix, as I need a good source of protein. This loaf, from Elana’s Pantry, has received a few accommodations. I’ve reduced the almond flour and added in buckwheat since it’s another great slow energy releasing source of carbohydrates. As well, I sometimes have difficulty finding arrowroot powder or starch, so I experimented with a few other starches and found that they all work here.

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Buckwheat flour is so healthy for you!

 

This bread is quite easy to pair with other things. Add in a bit more salt, take away the honey, and you have a more savoury bread. You could top with some sea salt and rosemary to have a great accompaniment to humus or soups.  Add in a little more honey and you will have a sweeter bread that goes well with nut butters, jams and other sweet things.

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  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 cup potato starch, arrowroot starch, corn starch or ‘Yes You Can’ gluten free flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk (almond, rice or soy is ok)
  • 1 tsp honey or agave nectar
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In one bowl, combine the dry ingredients: almond flour, buckwheat, starch, flax, salt and baking soda.

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In a second bowl, whisk the eggs until frothy and then add the honey or agave, milk and vinegar.

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Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ones. Combine well.

Grease a loaf pan and then pour in batter.

Bake for approx 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Be sure to cool and then serve.

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