Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Creamy Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

8 oz farm fresh heavy cream (Kalona Brand found at Wholefoods)

2 oz frozen strawberries, sliced (You can freeze your own)

1 oz frozen sliced bananas (You can freeze your own)

Directions:

1. Put everything into a blender and blend till thick and smooth and enjoy!


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Creamy Banana Blueberry Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 ounces frozen sliced bananas. Easy to freeze your own!

1 ounce frozen blueberries. Also easy to freeze your own!

8 ounces of farm fresh heavy cream (Kalona Brand from Wholefoods)

Directions:

1. Put it all into a blender and blend till thick and smooth and enjoy!



Saturday, December 21, 2013

Coconut Sugar Toffee

Ingredients:

2 cups coconut Sugar

2 cups unsalted butter

1/4 tsp sea salt

Directions:

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large heavy bottomed saucepan, combine coconut sugar, butter and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring until the butter is melted. Allow to come to a steady, but not a roiling boil, while whisking constantly.

2. Boil and whisk till a candy thermometer reads 285-295 F. Once the toffee reaches the correct temperature pour onto the prepared baking sheet.

3. Chill in the fridge till hard and break into pieces!

This toffee tastes even better than regular toffee!



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Butterfinger Milk Shake

Yep you read that title right. There really isn't much about this shake that's Paleo. But to be honest I love Butterfingers and I don't mind indulging in a treat like this once in a while. And hey at least you know whats in the milk shake unlike when your buying a butterfinger shake from some place you don't know if they use real milk or where it comes from. This is somewhat healthier at least. Lets get to it!

Ingredients:

4 oz raw milk

4 oz farm fresh heavy cream (Kalona brand found at Wholefoods)

1 regular size butterfinger broke into pieces

1 tbsp of 100% natural peanut butter

4 oz of 100% natural vanilla ice cream (Blue Bunny Brand found at Smith's or Wal Mart)

Directions:

1. Just put it all into a blender and blend away till smooth and enjoy!


Zucchini Hash Browns

Ingredients:

2 eggs

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

sea salt and pepper to taste

1 tbsp butter

1 cup shredded zucchini

Directions:

1. Heat butter in skillet.

2. Mix together all the ingredients.

3. Drop by spoonfuls into the hot skillet.

4. After browning on one side flip and brown the other side.

5. *Optional* You can top with goat cheese, its so delicious!



Sunday, December 15, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake

Ingredients:

5 oz Farm Fresh Heavy Cream (Kalona Brand from Wholefoods)

1 oz Organic Carrot Juice (Find it at Costco) and yes I said carrot juice. It doesn't taste like carrot trust me but it adds such awesome flavor, believe me I've had it both ways and I like the carrot juice in it!

1 tbsp 100% Natural Peanut Butter

4 oz 100% Natural Vanilla Ice Cream, about 4 regular ice cream scoop size. (Blue Bunny Brand found at Smith's or Wal Mart)

2 tbsp Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

2 tbsp Pure Maple Syrup

4 Ice Cubes

Directions:

1. Put everything into a blender and blend till thick and smooth!

2. Top with fresh whipped cream and shaved dark chocolate! ENJOY!





Thick and Creamy Strawberries N' Cream Smoothie

Ingredients:

1/2 cup farm fresh heavy cream (Kalona Cream from Wholefoods)

1/2 cup raw milk

1 oz frozen sliced strawberries. I freeze my own

half a frozen banana, sliced. I freeze my own

2 oz 100% all natural vanilla ice cream (Blue Bunny Brand found at Smith's or Wal Mart)

Directions:

1. Put all ingredients into a blender no ice needed its plenty thick on its own!

2. Blend till thick and smooth and enjoy!


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Paleo (ish) Butterfingers

Well I must admit I love Butterfingers but they don't love me lol. So full of all kinds of crap you wouldn't think about putting into your own recipes. These don't taste exactly like Butterfingers but they are very good and pretty close. Curbs my craving for a Butterfinger. These have only a few ingredients and I say paleo (ish) because they use 100% Natural Peanut Butter which isn't exactly Paleo but hey for a treat once in a while why not, and Pure Maple which is pure sugar but better than refined white sugar for sure but sugar non the less. So lets get to it. This is what you will need.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups Pure Maple Syrup
1/4 tsp Cream of Tartar
1 1/2 cups 100% Natural Peanut Butter
1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
3/4 tsp Sea Salt (decrease to 1/4 tsp is using salted peanut butter)
2 cups Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips or Nestle Dark Chocolate Chips (53% cocoa)
Candy Thermometer

Directions:

1. Add the water, maple and cream of tartar into a saucepan and mix until everything is dissolved. Clip a candy thermometer to the side of the pan and bring mixture to a boil on medium heat. Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.

2. Allow the mixture to boil until it reaches 300 F. (about 8-10 minutes) WITHOUT stirring at all. Meanwhile, measure out the peanut butter, salt vanilla and chocolate chips. Add the salt to the peanut butter right away and have the vanilla ready. You'll add these immediately once the candy reaches 300 F.

3. When it's 300 F. turn off the heat and remove the pan from heat. Add the salted peanut butter and vanilla, then put the pan back on the burner and quickly stir to incorporate. Then, pour the mixture into your prepared baking dish and quickly spread to desired thickness.

4. Pop the dish in the fridge for 1 minutes, then with a sharp knife, cut the mixture into desired size bars. The mixture may still run together after you cut the., but you want to cut these bars when they are still soft. Place in the fridge again for 5-10 minutes until they are firm enough for the chocolate. Melt the chocolate chips while your waiting.

5. Remove from the fridge, re-cut the bars as needed and lay out on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Spread the melted chocolate completely over the bars and place about 1/2 inch apart. Place in the freezer to set completely, 20-30 minutes. These bars are the most delicious chilled, but enjoy at any temepature!