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Stuffed Mushrooms

It’s mushroom season! White or Crimini Mushrooms work great for this recipe. This is a great paleo snack. Make them with or without cheese!

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Ingredients

  • 6 oz white or crimini mushrooms
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 lb mild Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell peppers, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh oregano leaves, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tsps. fresh Italian parsley, minced (or 2 tsp dried parsley)
  • Salt/pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated (optional)

Directions

  • Oven to 350*
  • Clean mushrooms with a damp cloth and remove stems
  • Finely chop just the stems
  • Place cleaned mushrooms, caps down on baking sheet and set aside
  • Heat butter and saute onion for 4-5 minutes or until golden
  • Add sausage to skillet and cook until browned
  • Add celery, red bell pepper, and finely chopped mushroom stems and cook for another 5-7 minutes
  • Add oregano and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Place meat mixture in food processor with egg and parsley and pulse¬†until mixture is finely chopped
  • Spoon meat mixture into each mushroom cap, top with cheese (optional and bake for ~20-30 minutes until mushrooms are tender and filling is starting to brown
  • Enjoy! ūüôā

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Pumkin Protein Balls with Coconut // Paleo

Tis the season, no?¬† I’ve been seeing Pumpkin Balls pop up here and there, and I decided to try my own.

I will say that these fall into the category of totally yummy, but…healthy ūüėȬ† I want to make the distinction, because I do love myself a decadent dessert!!¬† This is not that.¬† However, Maya chowed them down, and I love that I can make her things that she things are a total treat that are still healthy!

They are nut free, gluten free, and dairy free.¬† So, once again…safe to take to preschool or daycare!Blog Paleo Pumkin Protein Balls with Coconut-1 Blog Paleo Pumkin Protein Balls with Coconut-2 Blog Paleo Pumkin Protein Balls with Coconut-3 Blog Paleo Pumkin Protein Balls with Coconut-4 Blog Paleo Pumkin Protein Balls with Coconut-5¬† Ingredients (Makes 12)

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 cups Organic Pumpkin Puree (got mine at Trader Joe’s)
  • 2 Tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Sunflower Butter (can use any nut butter if you aren’t worried about allergies)
  • 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 2 Tablespoons each of coconut sugar and unsweetened coconut to roll the balls in (optional, but I liked the little added sweetness and texture :))

What to do

  • Mix the first 5 ingredients in a bowl, using a high powered mixer or Cuisinart.
  • Scoop out 1 Tablespoon amounts of the dough, and roll in your palm to form a ball.
  • Roll it around in the coconut sugar and coconut and set in the refridgerator to cool for at least an hour.¬† You can eat them right away, but they are much better once they’ve firmed up!

And, because sharing is caring…¬† We brought a few over to my parents house.¬† Maya was a little excited ūüôāBlog Maya

ENJOY!dit-elle-Lauren

Tricolor Autumn Salad

This is made with purple cabbage, romaine lettuce and carrots.. full of nutrients, all raw ingredients, crunchy and delicious! Toss with Tahini Dressing and enjoy.

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Ingredients

  • 1 small head purple cabbage (grated)
  • 1 small head romaine lettuce (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 batch Tahini dressing

Tahini Dressing (makes 1.5 cups or so)

  • 1/2 cup roasted tahini
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Directions

  • In a large bowl, toss veggies
  • For dressing, puree ingredients until smooth
  • Toss salad¬†with 1/2 cup or¬†up to all¬†dressing and serve

Source: Thanks Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry

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Strawberry Coconut Bonbons (nut free)

I recently posted the Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bonbons¬†and the Raspberry Coconut Bonbons. Both were big hits, but I wanted to make a nut-free variation of those super yummy bonbons. Because these don’t have the cashew nut as a base, and more water, they freeze harder. Simply remove from freezer a while before serving and let them soften a bit.

You can use strawberries, raspberries or another berry or fruit as desired. Adding a small chunk of cooked beet adds a great deeper pink color but does not taint the taste! I promise.. tried and tested and kid approved!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut cream (full fat, unsweetened, comes in cans)
  • 1 cup raspberries or other berry
  • 1-2 Tbsp agave syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions

  • Blend everything on high for about a minute, or until really smooth.
  • Pour into silicone muffin trays (oiled with a little coconut oil), or regular metal trays lined with paper cases. Freeze to set for at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove patties from the molds and place into container and return to freezer.
  • They will keep in a covered container in the freezer for 2-3 weeks.

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Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes with (not so paleo) Mocha Frosting

Need some sweet inspiration? We think a four day week is reason enough to celebrate!

Totally awesome paleo and nut-free cupcakes! Add some mocha frosting (not quite paleo) but so yummy!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2¬†cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • Dash of sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup agave syrup

Directions

  • Pulse together dry ingredients in a food processor
  • Pulse in wet ingredients
  • Line a muffin pan (12) with paper liners and scoop batter into each
  • Bake at 350¬į for 15-18 minutes
  • Cool and serve

Thanks Elana’s Pantry for the cupcake¬†inspiration!

For the Frosting

  • 1/3 stick melted butter
  • 1/4 cup strong drip coffee
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Powdered sugar (1-2 cups)

Directions

  • Mix melted butter, coffee, cocoa and vanilla
  • Start adding powdered sugar while stirring constantly
  • When desired consistency has been reached, frost the cooled cupcakes
  • Top¬†with sprinkles or M&Ms immediately¬†if desired

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