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Salmon Patties on Roasted Cabbage with Avocado


It’s almost a New Year, and I know you most likely want this to be your healthiest year yet! I know I do! In times when obesity is at an all time high, even in our children, and the next generation is the first not expected to live as long as their parents, there has never been a more urgent time to clean up our eating so we can live longer for our loved ones, and leave a legacy of healthy habits for our children to follow. I’ve attached a short video below of Dr. Oz speaking about this and using food as medicine.

That being said, we don’t have to sacrifice delicious food to be healthy and improve our health. That is a myth! Because, real food is delicious food, and I would argue the most delicious of all if our palettes are back on track, and we have so many different spices and herbs and alternatives at our fingertips!

Here is a wonderful salmon dinner using canned non-gmo salmon. It is a budget friendly meal, topped with a fat everyone loves…….the beloved avocado! The salmon burgers have fresh dill in them and other dried herbs, and are delicious! Have I ever told you how much I love herb shears? I am short on the patience required to finely mince herbs like parsley, dill, etc. Kitchen herb shears are so fast, and the mince is super fine. I put a link below if you are interested in seeing what I’m talking about. They come in super handy and are inexpensive!

Salmon Burger with Avocado on Roasted Cabbage

Salmon Patties on Roasted Red Cabbage with Avocado

Ingredients for Salmon Patties:

2 – 7.5 oz. Cans of Canned Salmon (I used Crown Prince Non-GMO)

1/4 Cup of Coconut Flour

1 1/2 Cups of Diced Celery

1 1/2 Cups of Diced Leeks (One Large)

1 Tablespoon of Gelatin (I used this)

1 1/4 Teaspoons of Sea Salt, divided

1/4 Teaspoon of Dried Oregano

1 Teaspoon of Dried Marjoram

1 Teaspoon of Dried Parsley

1 Tablespoon of Fresh Minced Dill (I use these herb shears for mincing herbs. They are fabulous and fast!)

1 Tablespoon of Garlic Infused Olive Oil (you may substitute 2 cloves or garlic and regular olive oil if you like)

2 Teaspoons of Cider Vinegar

2 Tablespoons of Avocado Oil or Olive Oil

Ingredients for Roasted Red Cabbage:

1 Large Head of Red Cabbage, Cored and Shredded with a sharp knife

1/4 Cup of Avocado Oil

2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar

1 Teaspoon of Sea Salt

Directions:

Cook the diced leeks, celery and 1/4 Teaspoon of Sea Salt in 1 tablespoon of Garlic Infused Olive Oil over medium high heat on your stove top until soft. While this is cooking, whisk together the coconut flour, gelatin, herbs and the other teaspoon of sea salt. In a food processor, place the drained, canned salmon, the cooked celery and leeks, apple cider vinegar, and coconut flour mixture, and mix until thoroughly incorporated. With a half cup measure, scoop out the salmon mixture, and form five patties on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate for at least an hour, covered, but as long as overnight. This firms the patties up.

When you are ready to make your patties, Preheat the oven to 400º F. To prepare your red cabbage, toss the cabbage with 1/4 cup of Avocado Oil, the apple cider vinegar and sea salt. Lay on a large rimmed baking sheet, and spread it out in an even layer. It shrinks by about 50 percent when cooking. Place it in your preheated oven, and roast for a full 40 minutes, tossing with tongs after the first twenty minutes. When it is done, it will have crispy brown edges.

When the cabbage is almost done, you can cook the patties. Since everything in these patties are fully cooked, the object is to warm them through and brown the outsides. I used a cast iron skillet. They will be easy to handle when cooking because of the gelatin, but become softer as they cook. They are delicate and delicious, but care is needed in flipping them. The patties are cooked in two batches or use two skillets if you want to cook them all at once. Add a tablespoon of Avocado oil or fat of choice to your skillet over medium heat. Swirl the pan to coat it, and place three of your patties in the pan. Brown on each side, and they are ready to serve. Repeat with the other two patties.

To serve, place a generous mound of roasted red cabbage on your plate. Top the cabbage with a salmon patty and sliced avocado. Feel free to drizzle with a sauce. I never say no to that! I like the Mastadon BBQ which is here.

Salmon Patty Dinner

Paleo AIP Salmon Patties that are grain and egg free and AIP Paleo. They are seasoned with dill and served on a bed of oven roasted cabbage, topped with healthy avocado!

In this short Interview with Dr. Oz and our President, Dr. Oz discusses solutions to our all-time high obesity rates in adults and children in our country. Dr. Oz is a huge advocate for food as medicine!

Here’s to a healthy 2018!

Sam

Holiday Eggnog Cookies – Paleo – Nut and Egg Free


Delicious Paleo Eggnog Cookies (1)

I started loving Eggnog when I was around 12. It seems to me that either you love eggnog, or you hate it. I think maybe it has something to do with the nutmeg, but I’m really not sure why. To me it is a creamy delicious holiday drink to be partaken of while decorating the tree or on Christmas Eve hopefully spiked with rum. 🙂

Here is a recipe for Eggnog Cookies that you can make quite easily. They are pretty, and there is no piping involved, so you can leave your decorating bag in the cupboard for another time. I used mace when making these cookies. Mace is the lacy outside of the nutmeg shell, and nutmeg is the seed inside. Mace is slightly more pungent than nutmeg, and both work beautifully in this cookie, so use what you like.

These cookies are grain, dairy, egg and nut free, and a great cookie to make when you have friends and family with food sensitivities and allergies like myself.

Eggnog Cookies - Egg, Nut and Dairy Free (2)

Holiday Eggnog Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350º degrees F. Lay out a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup of Coconut Flour

1/4 Cup of Coconut Butter

1/4 Cup of Maple Syrup

1/4 Cup of Olive Oil

3/4 Cup of Full Fat Coconut Milk

1 Tablespoon of Gelatin (I use this kind)

1 Tablespoon of White Rum

1 Teaspoon of Pure Vanilla Extract

1/4 Teaspoon of Baking Soda

1/4 Teaspoon of Sea Salt

1/4 Teaspoon of Mace or Nutmeg

16 Teaspoons of  Coconut Butter for the Thumbprints after baking.

Directions:

Whisk together the Coconut Flour, Baking Soda, Sea Salt, Mace and Gelatin in a mixing  bowl. In another medium microwave safe bowl, add the coconut butter, maple syrup, olive oil, vanilla and rum. Warm the liquid mixture in the microwave for 30 seconds, then with a hand held electric mixer, beat until smooth and creamy. If the coconut butter isn’t softened enough, microwave another 30 seconds. Add the liquid mixture to the dry and beat with your electric mixture until you get a soft crumb consistency. This next step will activate the gelatin and make a natural egg replacement. Place the coconut milk in a microwave safe glass measure. Microwave to a boil, but be careful not to boil it over. This is different depending on the power of your microwave, but about one minute to one minute thirty seconds. You can also do this on your stove top. Now with your mixer running, pour in the coconut milk, beating as you go until the milk is all incorporated, and you have a nice dough. With a tablespoon scoop, scoop the cookie dough onto your parchment lined cookie sheet. Press a thumbprint into the center of each cookie, and bake for 9 to 10 minutes until just turning golden brown on the edges. Remove from the oven. Melt 16 teaspoons of Coconut Butter in the microwave, and with a teaspoon, pour the coconut butter one teaspoon each into the indentations of the cookies while they are still warm. Sprinkle with a little additional mace or nutmeg. Cool completely.

Makes 16 cookies

 

Holiday Eggnog Cookies - Nut and Egg Free

 

 

Rum Raisin Ice Cream (Dairy Free)


For all those of you who have been missing Rum Raisin Ice Cream, here is a clean ingredient recipe! Rum Raisin Ice Cream was one of my favorites when I was a teenager. It is a classic flavor and perfect anytime of year, but I really like it in the Autumn. The rum flavor and raisins remind me of my Grandmother’s Plum Pudding with Hard Sauce she always made for the holidays with her recipe from “the old country”, as she used to say. She meant England. She had a very old recipe from my Great, Great, Great Grandmother that I want to try and revamp into a gluten free version. But for now, ice cream!

Rum Raisin Bowl of Dairy Free Ice Cream

Rum Raisin Bowl of Dairy Free Ice Cream

 

This is a simple and delicious recipe of this classic that is dairy and egg free! If you are low fodmap, you can substitute currants for the raisins, and it will be simply delicious!

Rum Raisin Ice Cream (Dairy Free)

Rum Raisin Ice Cream (Dairy Free)

 

Now for the recipe!

Rum Raisin Ice Cream (Dairy Free)

Ingredients:

2 Cans of Coconut Milk (Full Fat)

1/2 Cup of Honey (use Clover Honey if Low FodMap)

1/2 Cup of Raisins (substitute currants if making Low FodMap)

1/4 Cup of Gelatin (Collagen not the Thickening Kind Here great for your hair, skin, nails and tummy)

2 Tablespoons of White Rum

1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

1/8 Teaspoon of Himalayan Pink Salt or Sea Salt

Whisk all the ingredients together except the raisins. Stir in the raisins. Refrigerate for 4 hours to let the raisins plump and absorb some of the flavors and get the mixture chilled. Churn in an ice cream maker. Serve!

One of the things I like about adding rum to a non-dairy ice cream is, if you have leftovers and freeze them, the ice cream is easy to scoop right from the freezer.

8 Servings

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!

 

Grain Free Chocolate Graham Crackers


Looking for a chocolate graham cracker that is grain free and starch free? I have tested and developed this recipe for you, and after several attempts, I do believe it is perfect! 🙂

They can be used however you like, but my favorite is sandwich style! Look here for my Chocolate Blueberry Ripple Ice Cream Sandwiches! They will wow you! The flavor is amazing! What a lovely ending to a warm Summer’s day!

Grain Free Chocolate Graham Crackers

Grain Free Chocolate Graham Crackers

Grain Free Chocolate Graham Crackers

Preheat your oven to 325º degrees.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 Cups of Superfine Almond Flour

1/4 Cup Raw Cacao Powder

4 Teaspoons of Gelatin (Vital Proteins Blue Label or Great Lakes Orange Label)

1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Soda

1/4 Teaspoon of Sea Salt

1/4 Cup of Coconut Oil, melted

1/4 Cup Good Honey

1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract

Directions: Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and stir vigorously with a fork until completely blended and a ball of dough has formed.

Place the dough onto a large cookie sheet sized piece of parchment paper. Flatten slightly.

Grain Free Graham Cracker Dough Ready to Roll

Grain Free Graham Cracker Dough Ready to Roll

Place a second piece of parchment on top of the dough, and roll out evenly to almost fill the parchment, or the size of your cookie sheet. The dough should be about a half inch thick.

With a pizza cutter, make squares as shown below. Pierce the grahams with a fork’s tines.

Ready to Bake Grain Free Chocolate Graham Crackers

Ready to Bake Grain Free Chocolate Graham Crackers

Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.

Remove from the oven and cool completely. Using a large kitchen knife, cut apart the graham crackers at the scored marks.

Enjoy!

 

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!

 

 

Easy Chocolate Mousse for Two


By definition a Mousse is a dessert that incorporates air bubbles to give it a light and airy texture and can range from light and fluffy to creamy and thick.

I was considering calling this mousse Miracle Mousse because there is no cooking and no eggs or dairy in the recipe yet it is thick, creamy and smooth. I whip this decadent dessert up in five minutes flat, at which time it resembles a chocolate syrup. After refrigerating it for 4 hours it thickens and becomes the creamy deliciousness you see below.

Dairy Free Chocolate Mousse

Dairy Free Easy Chocolate Mousse for Two

 

Raw cacao is my favorite for making chocolate recipes, because it is cold pressed and keeps the live enzymes,  and you can control what sweetener you use. In this case it was raw, local wildflower honey.

Why should you make this mousse?

  1. You Crave Chocolate
  2. You Want to Impress Someone
  3. You Need A Fast Dessert Recipe Because You Are Busy
  4. It Has No Refined Sugar
  5. You Have a Romantic Date
  6. It Has Clean Ingredients
  7. It’s Darn Good!

The recipe serves two! How romantic! 🙂

Easy Chocolate Mousse for Two

Ingredients:

1 1/2 Cups of Full Fat Coconut Milk (see In My Pantry for my favorite brand)

1/4 Cup Raw Cacao Powder

1/4 Cup Raw Local Honey

1/4 Teaspoon of Pure Vanilla Extract

a pinch of sea salt

Directions: Dump all the ingredients in a high speed blender. I used the big cup on my Ninja blender. I have also made it in my Vitamix. It just needs to be high speed to incorporate those air bubbles that makes chocolate mousse…..mousse. 🙂

Pour into two individual ramekins, serving bowls or cups.

Refrigerate for 4 hours and up to two days.

This is a decadent dessert for chocolate fans! Enjoy!

Chocolate Mousse for Two

Easy Chocolate Mousse for Two

 

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!

 

 

 

Thin and Chewy Maple Sugar Cookies


Thin, Chewy Cookies are one of my favorites! I like all kinds of textures in cookies…..Cakey, Crunchy, Thick, Thin, Puffy…..those are just some of the variety of textures cookies can have. Then there is the shape! When you think about it, cookie possibilities are endless, thus the huge number of cookbooks dedicated to cookies alone.

Really, the types of cookies you choose to make, when in the mood, also depends on what kind of time you want to put into them and the level of creativity you are feeling. These cookies are fast and satisfying, pretty, chewy, and sweet with maple sugar and honey. The honey makes them chewy!

Thin and Chewy Maple Sugar Cookies

The Thin & Chewy Maple Sugar Cookies also have coconut oil in them, for some good fat, and I used tigernut flour, which is one of my new favorites! Tigernut flour contains some protein, fiber, and resistant starch making it a natural prebiotic to feed good gut flora. It also gives baked items stability and structure. It is not a nut at all! It is an ancient root vegetable! You can find it here.

Thin & Chewy Maple Sugar Cookies

Preheat your oven to 350º degrees.

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Tapioca Flour

1/2 Cup Tigernut Flour

1/4 Cup Maple Sugar, plus extra for rolling

1 Tablespoon Arrowroot Flour

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder (corn and aluminum free recipe here at Whole New Mom)

1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt

1/4 Cup Honey

1/4 Cup Coconut Oil

1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract (alcohol free for AIP Paleo)

Directions: Mix together the dry ingredients in a medium bowl with a whisk.

With an electric hand-held mixer, beat in the coconut oil until crumbly. Add the honey and vanilla and blend thoroughly. Scoop balls of dough onto a parchement lined baking sheet with a tablespoon cookie scoop. Roll the balls between your hands and then into extra maple sugar to coat. Space 2 generous inches apart onto two cookie sheets lined with parchment.

Bake in your preheated oven 11 to 14 minutes until golden. They will spread, so leave space between the cookies.

Thin and Chewy Maple Sugar Cookies on Baking Tray

Cool completely before removing from cookie sheet.

Thin and Chewy Maple Sugar Cookies

Thin and Chewy Maple Sugar Cookies

 

*felt ornaments in the photo hand sewn by me! 🙂

This recipe is not recommended for those with SIBO. This recipe was part of Phoenix Helix AIP Recipe Rountable #195 here.

Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable

Thin and Chewy AIP Paleo Maple Sugar Cookies! Delicious!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Iced Orange Sweet Rolls


‘Tis the Season when I want to enjoy a treat! These rolls are purely indulgent and reminiscent of carefree days, my Mother’s baking, and sharing a decadent breakfast on a cold winter’s day.

Coconut Orange Sweet Rolls Ready to Eat

Times have changed for me since then. Who knew I would grow up and have food intolerances. But as hard as it was in the beginning to transition to a new way of eating, after almost four years of eating gluten free and then a grain free, Paleo diet, I never would have imagined food in it’s true form is what I have come to crave, what tastes really good to me, and is what makes me feel so great! These rolls satisfy all my indulgence dreams, and as a previous artisan bread baker, they are a great creative outlet. I adore handling dough……I know a little weird, but it is art therapy to me! 🙂

Orange Iced Sweet Rolls AIP Paleo Coconut Flour

I love this recipe, and I hope you do too! 🙂 It is a hit with my children for sure!

Iced Orange Sweet Rolls

Preheat the oven to 350º degrees. Lay out a parchment lined baking sheet.

The Bun Dough Ingredients:

1/2 Cup of Tapioca Flour

1/2 Cup of Tigernut Flour (Read More about Tigernut Flour in this article by Lauren of Empowered Sustenance)

1/2 Cup of Coconut Flour

1/2 Cup of Applesauce (No Sugar Added)

1/4 Cup of Clear Honey

1/4 Cup of Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

1/4 Cup of Organic Shortening

1/4 Teaspoon of Sea Salt

1/2 Teaspoon of Cream of Tartar

1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda

Directions: In a food processor, add all the dry ingredients. (Tapioca, Tigernut, Coconut Flours, Salt, Cream of Tartar and Baking Soda). Pulse a few times to blend. Add the shortening and pulse to get pea sized pieces in the flour. Add the wet ingredients and process until completely combined and coming together in a ball. Remove from the food processor and form a ball with the dough. Lay the dough out between to pieces of cookie sheet sized parchment paper, and roll into a rectangle until the dough is 1/2 inch thick.

Filling Ingredients:

1 Cup of Medjool Dates, Soaked for ten minutes in warm water and pits removed

1/4 Cup of Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

1/4 Teaspoon of Orange Zest

1/8 Teaspoon of Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract (No Alcohol for AIP Friendly)

1/8 Teaspoon Sea Salt

Pulse all the ingredients together in the same food processor you made the dough in. No need to wash the processor. Spread the filling to within a quarter inch of the prepared, rolled dough.

Coconut Orange Sweet Roll Dough Spread with Filling

Coconut Orange Sweet Roll Dough Spread with Filling

 

Taking the edges of the parchment as a guide, roll up the buns on the long side. It should look like this.

Ready to Slice Coconut Orange Sweet Rolls

Ready to Slice Coconut Orange Sweet Rolls

 

Slice the buns into twelve even pieces with a serrated knife.

Place on your prepared, parchment lined baking sheet. Like this:

Coconut Orange Sweet Rolls Ready to Bake

Bake in your preheated oven for 18 minutes, until the buns are starting to brown.

Remove from the oven and cool completely before frosting. Icing Recipe Below!

Coconut Orange Sweet Rolls Ready to Frost

Sweet Coconut Orange Rolls Icing

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Coconut Butter

2 Tablespoons of Honey

2 Teaspoons of Tapioca Flour

1/8 Teaspoon of Sea Salt

With a hand held mixer, mix all the ingredients until creamy. Spread it on the cooled rolls. They are ready!

Coconut Orange Sweet Rolls Inside Frosted

Iced Orange Sweet Rolls are the perfect treat! Paleo, AIP and Gluten Free

Makes 12 Rolls.

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!

 

 

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