Friday, January 6, 2012

Paleo Meat on a Stick

Wish I had a better way to describe this yumminess, but that's basically what it is. My boys love food served on a stick so this was a hit in our house. It was quick and simple to make. Just be sure that if you use wooden skewers, that you soak them so they don't burn. Also in this recipe, I pulsed my beef in a food processor for a finer texture.

Paleo Meat on a Stick

3 lbs ground beef (grass fed preferred)
3 eggs
1/2 lbs bacon, finely minced (food processor works great)
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp dry mustard
2 tsp sea salt
3/4 cup almond flour

Mix all ingredients together in large bowl until well blended. Form into hot dog shapes around the skewers. Grill to desired internal temperature. Serve and enjoy!!!- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Paleo Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (faux-tmeal)

These cookies are a gluten free grain free oatmeal raisin cookie, that taste as good as the quaker version. Oatmeal was one of the last grains I gave up when going paleo. And oatmeal raisin cookies are one of my absolute favorites. I totally understand that no baked good is paleo, but I live a paleo life. No grains, no beans, no dairy, ect all of the time. So these are my special treats. :). Definitely not a good choice for those on a strict paleo plan (these are not whole30 approved). Hope you like these cookies as much as we do. They are nice and low in sugar, but if you need them a little sweeter then add a bit more. I used coconut sugar but I'm sure maple would work also.

Paleo Faux-tmeal Raisin Cookies

1/2 cup ghee
1/2-3/4 cup coconut sugar (I used 1/2+ 2 tbsp)
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup almond flour
2 tbsp coconut flour
3 tbsp arrowroot
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups sliced almonds, processed in a food processor or blender until resembles the size of oatmeal grains)
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350. In large bowl cream together ghee and coconut sugar. Once completely combined add one egg, blend together well. Add the next egg and beat to combine. Add the almond flour, coconut flour and arrowroot. Stir to combine. Add baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir to combine. Add almond pieces and stir to combine. Gently fold in raisins. Drop tablespoons of cookie dough onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Lightly press the tops of the cookies to flatten slightly. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheet for 3 minutes. Remove and cool on a cooling rack. Serve and enjoy!!!

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