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Paleo two tone nutty fudge

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Oh for the love of almond butter. First, do not make these for just yourself or your man. Make these for a treat you take to a party. Or for a treat after a dinner party you are throwing. These are too decadent and rich to keep in your house just waiting for a bad day to pop up and you scarf down like 3-4 of these little suckers. Just because these are paleo, they are not low on the caloric intake! So be warned. Because they are heaven in a little bitty square.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 4-5 tablespoons of unsweetened coco powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Handful of ‘enjoy life’ mini dark chocolate chips (dairy, nut, and soy free)
  • Sprinkle of coconut shreds on top
In food processor add coconut oil and almond butter. Then raw honey along with vanilla extract. Add the shredded coconut and when completely blended together pour 1/2 of mixture into bread pan. Place in freezer for about 10 minutes.
With the remaining mixture add the coco powder one tablespoon at a time until creamy. I tossed in a few extra chocolate chips also. Take the pan out of the freezer and pour remaining mixture over first half. Add a sprinkle of coconut shreds and small handful of the chips. Put back in freezer for another 10-15 minutes.
Take out, cut in squares, and enjoy! (only one…enjoy only one!)

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Posted by on July 1, 2012 in Desserts

 

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Coconut Macaroons

Super easy. Super yummers. Oh how I love me some coconut.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shredded organic coconut
  • 1/4 cup honey. (raw honey can be used too)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds (I got a package of sliced almonds at Trader Joes, but still put them in food processor to chop finely)
  • 4 egg whites

Put sliced almonds in food processor and chop til fine. Add egg whites and honey, and blend. Add the shredded coconut and mix everything together. Take out spoonfuls and put on a cookie sheet with parchment paper on the bottom. Bake for about 18-20 minutes at 350, till just golden brown on top.

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Posted by on June 29, 2012 in Desserts

 

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Paleo ‘non peanut’ sauce with coconut chicken and ‘rice’

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This is the best sauce I think I have ever made! This goes great on any kind of chicken. I just made a simple coconut crusted chicken and side arugula salad to go with it. But this sauce would go great with beef or chicken skewers too.

Sauce ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (not light)
  • 1 1/2 tbls. fresh grated ginger
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1/2 a squeezed lime
  • Chili oil to taste if you like a kick

Combine everything in a food processor until extra creamy. Voila! Your done! I threw a few almond pieces on top just for some crunch.

Chicken:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 egg
  • Some almond meal mixed with coconut shavings
  • Salt pepper to taste

Beat the egg and use it as a wash on the chicken. Roll chicken in it then around in the almond meal/coconut mixture. Little sea salt on top, cook at 350 for about 35 minutes.

Salad

  • Arugula
  • Avocado
  • Olive oil
  • Other half of lime
  • Mushrooms

Mix a few tablespoons of olive oil with the lime juice. Add pepper and a bit of sea salt. Cut up other ingredients and add dressing.

Cauliflower rice

  • Cauliflower
  • Coconut shavings
  • Coconut milk
  • Salt/pepper
Put pieces of cauliflower in food processor. Chop until very fine pieces. Throw in microwave dish with some coconut flakes, about 1/4 cup coconut milk, and S/P. Microwave with lid on for about 4 minutes. Serve under chicken!

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Posted by on June 27, 2012 in Chicken, Sauces

 

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