Thursday, January 27, 2011

Coconut pancakes

Who doesn't love coconut?  This is easy and doesn't require a lot of prep work. 

I apologize for the picture, the pancakes were devoured.  Also I don't go for perfection, I like things to look rustic as long as the taste is great!


1/4 cup coconut flour
2 organic eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup hemp milk, get unsweetened if you can.  Or use coconut milk, even better
Optional: a dash of salt

Mix everything together and make sure there are no lumps.  No one likes lumpy pancakes! LOL  Set it aside after mixing.   Heat up pan or griddle, cook on medium heat til done.  It won't bubble up like a traditional pancake recipe, please make a note of that.

Enjoy!  I actually served it with watermelon, just because today is watermelon day in the rotation diet but you can serve it with anything!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Chestnut flour muffin with chocolate!

This is the first time I baked with chestnut flour.  It came out great!  There's no dairy, grain, eggs, soy in this recipe.  I normally use honey or agave nectar but it would be too watery so I went ahead and used beet sugar.  I hope you enjoy these muffins! They were so good.  My daughter gobbled one up and wanted more!

1 cup chestnut flour *
1/2 cup beet sugar (or less, it's a little too sweet for me, next time I'll use 1/4)
Equivalent of 1 egg, egg-replacer
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup hemp milk
4 tbsp Spectrum shortening, softened for 30 seconds in the microwave.
1/2 Tbsp baking powder (make sure it's the gluten-free kind)
1/4 tsp baking soda
A dash of salt
A handful of chocolate chips *I use sugar-free and purchased them from

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix all the dry ingredients together.  Mix all the wet ingredients together til smooth/creamy.   Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients together.   Mix and then slowly fold in the chocolate chips.  Bake in a cupcake-lined tin for 20 minutes or til toothpick comes out clean.

Enjoy!  They're yummy!
*Bought from in case anyone is wondering.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Cashew butter muffin

Cabin fever set in and I was just experimenting.  Desperate times calls for desperate measures.  :)  I'm loving the fact that nut butters can work on their own without any flour. Great news for me because we're grain-free.

I adapted this recipe from the recipe on Joyful, she uses almond butter but my daughter is reacting to almonds right now so I decided to use cashew butter instead.  This one didn't rise as much as if you would use almond butter.  I suppose you can also make them bigger or even use cupcake liners.


1 cup cashew butter
1 egg
2 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tbsp lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix everything together by hand or with a mixer.  Put spoonfuls in greased muffin pan.  I put apricots on a few of them just for the heck of it.  Bake for 20 mins or til done!  They looked a little funky but they were good!  My daughter liked them!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Paleo Pork stew

Paleo Pork Stew

This came out very good and I was eating everything in sight!  I served it with organic baked red potatoes.  Towards the end, I dipped the potatoes on the broth/soupy part, however you call it!


Pork tenderloin ( is that what you call it, LOL).  It had some bones
A few bay leaves
Turmeric (for color)
Black pepper
Sea salt to taste
1/2 onion, diced
2 Tbsp Coconut Aminos
A few cups of water

Boil everything together until the meat is tender.  Mix it every now and then to make sure the color stays even.  Eat and enjoy!

Paleo Coconut Bread

I forgot to take a picture of this when it first came out of the oven, ooops.  Rather easy to make, just make sure you get rid of the clumps.  Mine was rather clumpy at first, it took a while to get them all out. 

3/4 cup coconut flour
5 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup butter or melted coconut oil
2 tbsp agave nectar
1 tsp baking powder

Mix everything until all lumps are gone.   Grease pan and bake.
Preheat oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake til brown on the sides.

They stayed together and was good with peanut butter!  We enjoyed this!

Coconut chicken curry

I love coconut anything.  This is a simple and hearty recipe and I hope you enjoy it!

This picture was in the process of the whole thing cooking.

Note: I don't like to use chicken filets, I prefer meat that has bones, it adds to the flavor


Chicken thighs, legs, etc.  Whatever parts you can find inexpensive. I buy organic.
A whole lot of curry Powder (I use McCormick)
Half an onion
a few diced potatoes, no skin
a bunch of carrots, roughly chopped
A couple of bayleaves
Water (I didn't measure, I never do!)
1 can of coconut milk (I don't use light so I'm not sure how that would render itself)

Sautee spices and then add the chicken, water, and everything else.  Boil until meat is tender!  Serve over boiled plantains or eat by itself.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Almond Milk from soaked almonds

I've been meaning to post this recipe but I've been busy and got sick over the holidays, here it goes.

I got a bag of almonds and soaked them for 12 hours, rinsed them and then blanched for 3-5 minutes til the skins came off.  You don't want the skin when blending almond milk, it kind of tastes bitter.

Ingredients/stuff you'll need:

Cheese cloth for straining
1cup almonds
2 cups filtered or distilled water
Sweetener of choice, I use agave nectar

After you've blanched the almonds, put them in the blender and add the water.   Blend til smooth.  Strain on the cheesecloth.  Save the pulp for something else, you can use it for making granola bars (more on that later).
I didn't end up adding the agave nectar to the blend.  I just added it before I drank the almond milk.  My daughter liked it a lot!  It tastes pretty good by itself or even in coffee :).

Enjoy!!!  for my previous blog with recipes and anecdotes from an allergy-celiac mom.