Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lemon pistachios cookies

1 3/4 cup Almond meal
4 Tbsp Coconut flour
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/8 tsp Salt
2 Tbsp Coconut oil melted
4 Tbsp Honey
2 Eggs 
2 tsp Vanilla extract
2 tsp Lemon extract
1 Tbsp Lemon zest

In a large bowl combine all the ingredients to make a ball of dough.
Roll out dough 1/4 inch thick.
Cut out flower shapes or the desired shape with cookie cutters.
Place cookies in a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 350F for 8 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
Cool... Makes 18 cookies.

1/4 cup Honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup Pistachios chopped

In bowl combine honey and vanilla.
Brush cookies with honey mixture and sprinkle with pistachios. 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Paleo Bread


2 cups Almond flour
3 Tbsp Coconut flour
1/4 cup Golden flaxseed meal
1/2 tsp Sea salt
2 tsp Baking soda
5 large Eggs
1/2 cup Coconut oil melted
1 Tbsp Honey
2 Tbsp Water
1/4 cup Whole flaxseed (optional)

  • Place almond flour, coconut flour, flax, salt and baking soda in a food processor
  • Pulse ingredients together 
  • Pulse in eggs, oil, honey and water
  • Pour batter into a greased loaf pan
  • Sprinkle over the whole flaxseeds
  • Bake at 350F for 30 minutes
  • Cool and serve

    Thursday, February 23, 2012

    Difference Between Blanched And Unblanched Almond Flour

    Many people have asked me about the difference between blanched and unblanched almond flour, the truth is, there are not nutritional differences....
    With their varied food planning factors, almonds may be incredibly healthy. Full of omega six, omega nine, dietary fiber, proteins, plus a lot more. Investigation has revealed which ingesting almonds are perfect for lowering cholestrerol ranges. Furthermore they do no consist of carbohydrates.  Almonds appeared to become proven to boost skin appearance, boost energy, and in addition ease bowel movements. And in addition of becoming a valuable source of proteins, they're wealthy in monounsaturated fatty acids also as soluble fiber. Theyre furthermore an excellent source of vitamin E and mineral deposits like magnesium, calcium mineral, and phosphorus. It is possible to feel good about eating crunch almonds like a snack or giving them for the youngsters rather than any bag associated with potato chips. 
    They might support market weight loss. Despite the truth that almonds have a tendency to be fat dense, they may possibly are probably involved to promote weight reduction. The higher protein, dietary fiber, and monounsaturated physique body fat content material associated with almonds assists you to manage meals cravings and minimize overall calorie intake. Theyre abundant with antioxidants. The specific skin of almonds are normally abundant with flavonoids which are substances which have powerful antioxidant properties. The de-oxidizing capability for flavonoids assist defend tissue against oxidative hurt be responsible for continual illnesses such as cancer malignancy. 
    Quite a few analysis signifies that almonds might minimize cholesterol levels and potentially lessen the chance of heart problems. A review published inside the the health-related journal circulation indicated that adding almonds to the diet plan may minimize cholesterol ranges by practically 10 %. Thats excellent information for all of the nut lovers in the marketplace. With all of this in mind, its straightforward to realise why almonds are a well-known wellness meals. Sprinkle them inside your salad with an intriguing completely new design and in addition consistency or maybe pour all of them within your trail combine the following time you go strolling. 
    There are no significant nutritional differences between natural almonds and roasted or blanched almonds. Seasonings and additives may alter the nutritional composition of almond forms, and the almond supplier should be contacted for more detailed information. For general nutritional information regarding the various forms of almonds, please visit the USDA Nutrient Database, search for almond, and choose the form you are interested in at

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012

    Apple cinnamon cake

    This cake is super moist, light and delicious!
    1 1/2 cup Almond meal
    1/4 cup Coconut flour
    1/4 tsp Sea salt
    2 tsp Baking soda
    1 Tbsp Cinnamon
    4 Apples
    1/2 cup Honey
    4 Eggs
    1 Tbsp Lemon juice
    1 Tbsp Vanilla extract
    1 cup Coconut milk
    1/4 cup Coconut oil melted
    1/2 cup Walnuts

    Preheat oven at 350F.  Grease a 8'x4' round cake pan.
    Peel apples and cut into small pieces, put them into a bowl and add 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1 Tbsp of honey, 1 tsp of vanilla extract and 1 Tbsp of lemon juice, mix everything and set aside.
    In another bowl mix all dry ingredients and walnuts, set aside.
    In another bowl whip together eggs, vanilla extract, coconut oil, coconut milk, lemon juice and honey.
    Add apples to dry ingredients then add the liquid mixture and mix throughly.
    Pour batter into prepared pan and bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes.
    Cool completely before remove from pan.

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012

    Chocolate Pistachios torte

    1 cup Pistachios chopped
    1/2 cup Cocoa powder
    1/3 cup Coconut flour
    1 1/2 tsp Baking soda
    1/4 tsp sea salt
    1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
    6 Eggs separated
    1/4 tsp Cream of tartar
    1/3 cup Coconut oil melted
    2 tsp Vanilla extract
    3/4 cup Honey
    1/2 cup Hot fresh brewed coffee (unsweetened)

    Preheat oven at 350F grease a 10'' round cake pan or 2 8'' round.
    In a mixing bowl mix cocoa powder, coconut flour, corn starch, salt, baking soda, 1/2 cup of pistachios and chocolate chips.  Set aside.
    In another bowl whisk egg yolks with vanilla extract and honey.
    Into a bowl of an electric mixer whip the egg whites with cream of tartar until foam picks.
    Add egg yolk mixture to dry ingredients, stir until smooth, add oil and coffee mix throughly.
    Fold in the egg whites and pour into prepared pan and sprinkle with the rest 1/2 cup of pistachios.
    Bake at 350F for 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
    Cool completely and decorate with fresh strawberries.


    Tuesday, February 14, 2012

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Strawberries dipped into dark chocolate... yum yum!

    Carrot Cake

    2 1/2 cups finely grated organic Carrots
    1 1/2 cups Almond flour or meal
    3 Tbsp organic Coconut flour
    1 cup Walnuts or pecans chopped
    2 tsp Baking soda
    1 Tbsp Cinnamon ground
    1 tsp Nutmeg
    1/4 tsp Sea salt
    4 large eggs
    3/4 cup Honey
    Zest of 1 lemon
    2 tsp Vanilla extract
    1/4 cup Coconut oil melted

    Mix all dry ingredients including the shredded carrots and 1/2 of the nuts, set aside.
    Whisk all liquids and extracts.
    Pour liquid mixture over flour mixture, stir until mixture becomes smoothes.
    Pour into 8'' round pan sprayed with canola oil or other non stick spray.
    Sprinkle the rest of the nuts over the batter.
    Bake at 350F for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
    Cool completely.
    Sprinkle with some cinnamon and drizzle with melted dark chocolate..... Enjoy!

    Monday, February 13, 2012

    Coconut Cake

    1/2 cup almond meal or blanched almond flour
    1⁄2 cup coconut flour
    1⁄2 cup shredded coconut

    1 lemon zest
    1 tsp baking soda

    1/2 tsp salt
    4  eggs
    1⁄2 cup coconut nectar or honey
    1⁄2 cup coconut oil 

    2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
    2 tsp vanilla extract
    1 cup coconut milk

    Grease a 8’’ round pan with or cover with parchment paper
    Preheat oven at 325F
    Mix all dry ingredients, shredded coconut and lemon zest, set aside.
    Whisk eggs with vanilla extract, lemon extract, coconut oil, honey, lemon juice and coconut milk.
    Add flour mix to liquid mix.
    Pour in pan and bake at 325F for about 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
    Cool completely. 

    Saturday, February 11, 2012

    Paleo Crackers

    Everybody knows that going paleo means eliminating all grains including rice, sugar and dairy products.
    After a few weeks of eating paleo I have more energy, feel healthier and happy, only one problem... I'm craving pizza, bread, cakes and salty snacks, that's how I discovered this easy and delicious recipe!

    1 cup Almond meal 
    2 Tbsp Coconut flour
    1/4 tsp Sea salt
    2  Egg whites
    1/2 tsp Herbes, dry oregano or basil (optional)

    Preheat oven at 350F
    Mix all dry ingredients, then add the egg whites.
    Form a ball. Roll out a portion of the dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper very thin.
    Remove the top piece of parchment paper. Take a pizza cutter and score rectangles on the dough.
    Place dough/parchment paper on a cookie pan in oven and bake at 350F for 10 minutes.
    You may want to check every 5 minutes until the crackers are lightly browned but not burnt. Sometimes I remove the browned ones and then stick the rest back in the oven to keep baking.
    Place the crackers on a counter top to cool.