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Paleo Coconut Curry Deviled Eggs

7 Apr

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There is a tasty paleo potluck at The Foundry/Printer’s Row Crossfit today following everyone’s last attempt of 13.5 CrossFit games open workout. We’ve got some people bringing bacon maple meatballs from PaleOmg fruit platters, sweet potato hash, a Dominican dish called mangu (mashed plantains), and I’ll be bringing these tasty deviled eggs! I always like curry in my deviled eggs and in my chicken salad, but I wanted to take it all the way to the flavor zone of a real curry by using coconut oil and adding lime. My only afterthought is maybe I could have added tomato of some sort, but oh well. They’re delicious and you don’t have to make paleo mayo or use avocado, although you could 🙂

recipe:
18 boiled eggs peeled, halved and deyolked
yolk of 18 eggs
4-5 Tbsp coconut oil
4-5 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp fresh minced yellow onion
1 tsp basil
1 tsp tsp garlic powder (raw would be too overpowering)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp coriander
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp lime juice

I added everything but the egg whites to the food processor in batches and then added 6 egg white halves to bulk up the amount of filling. Desperate times call for desperate measures so I made a few attempts at making a piping bag out of a paper plate and a one gallon freezer bag. Not the best, but “worked”in a pinch. Fill remaining 30 egg white halves with filling. Sprinkle tops with a little basil and paprika, or if you’re bold, cayenne 🙂

And a tip if you’re transporting them- line the dish with paper towel so they don’t slide around.

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Paleo Trail Mix

18 Jan

20130118-075112.jpg I love to make this trail mix to bring to work. It’s a great go to when you aren’t quite hungry enough to eat lunch. It’s a blend of cashews, walnuts, raisins, dried cranberries, enjoy life chocolate chips, shredded coconut. I also make these into bars and I add sunflower seeds and chia seeds. Yum!

Nut N’ Honey Balls

17 Oct

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I try not to make too many paleo treats, but we needed something to take to a dessert exchange.

18 oz sunbutter
8 oz finely shredded coconut
4 oz finely shredded coconut
6 Tbsp raw honey

Mix honey and sunbutter before adding 8 oz coconut. Form into one inch balls. Drop them in a bowl with the remaining 4 oz of coconut and shake them to coat in groups of four or five. They are best served chilled. Simple and kids loooove them!

Guacamole and Cucumber Slices

14 Sep

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While visiting my parents I usually reserve half of my suitcase for paleo snacks. This time I tried to keep it simple and just go shopping for the minimum once I got here. This is a small town, so no coconut milk, almond flour, unsweetened dates, or even unsweetened shredded coconut. My Mom would normally suggest I eat a sandwich so I bought the equivalent which I consider to be lettuce and meat for wraps. We also bought toasted sunflower seeds, olives, blueberries, bananas, beef jerky, lacroix, no sugar added salsa, avocado, cucumbers, and carrots. These are all things both my toddler and I can eat, and take on the go. I’m doing my best not to succumb to the left over box of pizza in the fridge. This guacamole should help keep me satisfied.

1 avocado
1 sliced cucumber
1/2 tsp garlic
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp lime juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Mash up the avocado with the seasonings and dip your cucumber chips. I happened to find a salsa with no sugar added, but you can also make your own.

1 large tomato diced
1/2 small onion minced
3 minced cloves garlic
Juice of 1/2 lime
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro
Dash cayenne pepper

Butterfinger Balls

12 Sep

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2 Tbsp peanut, sunflower seed or almond butter
2 Tbsp chocolate chips or cocoa powder
1 tsp honey
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup finely shredded coconut

Mix honey and salt. Add nut butter followed by your choice of chocolate. Roll into balls and press into coconut to help maintain shape. Refrigerate. If you find the dough too wet add coconut shreds into it. If you find it to be too dry as is the bottom of most natural nut butters, dip your fingers in coconut oil and incorporate it into the dough.

Paleo Cereal

7 Sep

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Let me preface this by saying this is the best tasting cereal substitute I have ever tried!

16 oz large coconut shreds
12 oz raisins
8 oz sliced almonds
8 oz walnuts
8 oz finely shredded coconut
1 cup freeze dried strawberries
1 cup freeze dried bananas
1/4 cup honey
1 Tbsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix almonds, walnuts, and large coconut shreds in a bowl and bake on a cookie sheet until coconut shreds brown, about 5 to 10 minutes. Heat honey in microwave to liquify. Pour honey over nuts and sprinkle the cinnamon over the nuts. Stir. Add finely shredded coconut to coat nuts. Stir in raisins and freeze dried fruit. Store in an airtight container. This makes the equivalent of a value size box of cereal so feel free to make the smaller version of this recipe which I will post below.

1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup raisins
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup finely shredded coconut
1/4 cup freeze dried strawberries
1/4 cup freeze dried bananas
2 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Lemon Dill Tuna- now with dill :)

2 Sep

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It needs to be said sometimes that we are all human. I added this recipe and forgot to add the measurement of dill, so if you happen to see a mistake I’ve made, please let me know for the good of all that is paleo, ha ha.

4 5 oz cans tuna in water
Tbsp onion powder
Tbsp dijon mustard
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp dill
tsp parsley
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic
1/2 cup homemade mayo

Serve over greens or as a vegetable dip with carrots, cucumbers, or bell peppers.