Paleo Chocolate Pudding

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I dedicate this post to my dad who would have celebrated his 97th birthday today!  No one I know had a bigger sweet tooth than him!  Love and miss you so!

 

This cool, creamy dessert is PERFECT for warm summer nights.  It comes together in a snap. stays in the fridge until ready to serve.  It is thick and creamy, sweet enough to satisfy all palettes but not so sweet that it is cloyish.

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Paleo Cherry Blueberry Ice Pops

 

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Paleo Cherry Blueberry Ice Pops…..cool yourself down during these hot summer days with a healthy, fruity ice pop that gets a boost from sparkling La Croix! Continue reading

Paleo Thumbprint Cookies

Paleo Thumbprint Cookies

 

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After making my Paleo Raspberry Jam the other day, I decided to use a little of it to make Paleo Thumbprint Cookies.  This was a great success.  The base of the cookie dough is made with mixed nut butter from Trader Joe’s. I found the consistency of it a little loose but the flavor is great!!  It was perfect for these cookies.

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Easy Paleo Grilled Pineapple Rings

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Easy Grilled Pineapple Rings

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This yummy recipe for Easy Paleo Grilled Pineapple Rings has become my Spring and Summer go-to side dish.  It is so perfect for any grilled meat or fish, or even as an accompaniment to a vegetarian dish.  With the convenience of a whole pineapple, already peeled and cored, you can slice what you want for one meal and store back in the fridge for the next. Continue reading

3 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Covered Cashew Clusters With Sea Salt

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3 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Covered Cashews Clusters With Sea Salt

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Simple, slightly sweet, a little salty with a roasted cashew crunch!  That’s what you get when you make these Dark Chocolate Covered Cashews With Sea Salt.

This would be a lovely treat to make for Mom on Mother’s Day!!  Place them in a pretty box found at craft stores with a nice hand written note!

They take only 10 minutes to toast , plus a little time to cool.  Then it takes just a couple minutes to dunk them in melted 72% cacao chocolate, a quick sprinkle of fine flaked sea salt and about 15 minutes in the fridge until they are ready to serve!  That is it!  If you are like me, you will have all these ingredients on hand……inventory always includes a variety of nuts, stored in the freezer, dark chocolate bars, a variety of salts and parchment paper!  Trader Joe’s has the best prices on nuts in my opinion. Continue reading

Paleo Instant Pot Lava Cakes

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Paleo Instant Pot Lava Cakes

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I am SERIOUS!  Paleo Instant Pot Lava Cakes was a last minute  dessert for last minute company last night…and was a huge success!  I was the only “clean” eater in the group but EVERYONE raved about this gooey, fudge-y, dark chocolate dessert!  It was so fast, having all the ingredients in stock and literally cooked in 17 minutes (8 for steam to build up and 9 for the actual cooking).  I served the others a small scoop of vanilla ice cream with it, but I enjoyed it just as it was.

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Breakfast Cake

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Breakfast Cake

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Facebook was running a hot Blueberry Lemon Cake video that was all the rage last week.  Of course, it looked wonderful, but, alas, it was not clean.  Not a bit.  It had everything on the “Do Not Eat” list:  dairy, grains, sugar. We had no choice, but to give this a clean up job.  Sooooooo glad we did!

I also used a new flour:  Banana Flour!  It was a gift from my friend Michele.  I have not checked to see if it is available at local grocers yet, but it is available on the internet. If you can’t find it, substitute coconut flour or more almond flour.

My first reaction to tasting this was that it reminded me of a breakfast coffee cake, but a lot more moist!  The fresh blueberries practically melted into the cake, yet there were many of them still round and juicy! The Breakfast Cake is a must try, for breakfast or dessert!

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Chocolate Covered Blackberries

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Chocolate Covered Blackberries

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Blackberries were on sale for 88 cents per pint the other day!  When I got them home, they tasted a little too tart.  “Chocolate”, I said to myself!  That will remedy this situation.  (This is the way I think!) So, Chocolate Covered Blackberries became a reality and although the tartness of the blackberries was still evident, the 71% cacao chocolate more than made up for it! Continue reading

Everything Cookies

Everything Cookies

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These are called Everything Cookies because they are everything I want in a cookie.  No kidding.  They are a tad crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, sweet but not too sweet, chocolate, nuts, vanilla and a little salt to enhance the flavors.  I love these Everything Cookies! Continue reading

Clean Orange Breakfast Cake

Clean Orange Breakfast Cake

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What almost was pitched into the trash is today’s post!  A breakfast cake with an orange marmalade glaze came across my email via the New York Times Cooking site.  This original recipe is by Melissa Clark and she called it Orange Marmalade Cake.

As I usually do, I try to “clean” up recipes so that we paleo and clean eaters can enjoy them without worrying about grains, dairy and processed sugar.  This turned out delicious but not so show-stopping pretty.  One reason is that when coconut sugar is substituted for white sugar, the result is a dark brownish color versus a lovely “yellow cake” look.  The other reason is that due to the conversion, the middle of this cake sunk.  (Although upside down, it is easy to see the middle is deflated!)

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But not to worry, flipping it over then slicing it made it look like the loaf cake it was!

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