Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Nibmor chocolate review

Who doesn't want chocolate? I don't know anyone who doesn't.  Anyway, hubby was browsing at our Whole Foods and found this chocolate and bought it for me. I had to share my thoughts about it.  It's not exactly paleo or GAPS-friendly due to the fact that it has agave nectar, but I was willing to try it.  It has a different taste, a slightly different feel and texture. It's softer than regular chocolate. I like that it has 65% cacao and it's been crafted at low temperatures to minimize the loss of nutrients and flavonoids.  It's also non-GMO which is a huge deal for me.

There are several flavors but I prefer the plain one.  At 3.99 a bar it costs more than regular store-bought chocolate but it's worth it.

I like this chocolate and I will continue to buy it!

Paleo Coconut pineapple muffins

I realized I have a lot of coconut flour left and some leftover pineapple that has to be consumed ASAP.  This recipe is really easy, paleo and GAPS-friendly as well.

I need to add more pineapple next time!

1/4 cup sifted coconut flour
3 pastured eggs
1/4 tsp gluten-free vanilla
a dash of celtic salt
Bits and pieces of pineapple(I'm not sure how much I used, sorry)
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp melted Spectrum shortening or real butter if you can handle it.
2 tbsp raw honey

Mix eggs, honey, Spectrum shortening, salt and baking soda.  Then add the remaining ingredients. Make sure to remove clumps.  Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes. Makes about 6-7 muffins.

Note: I've made this with nuts and blueberries. Just substitute for the pineapple and add nuts, berries or whatever you want. Enjoy