holiday recipes

Holiday Pomegranate Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients ½  cup pure pomegranate juice ½  cup seltzer water ¼  cup of fresh-squeezed orange juice Optional: 1 shot of vodka , champagne or your favorite spirit   Instructions Combine ingredients in shaker with ice (or simply stir) Pour and enjoy!   Serves 1 Inspired by: https://www.paleonewbie.com/pomegranate-cocktail-recipe/    
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Paleo Peppermint Bark

Ingredients 1 cup coconut butter, melted ½ cup coconut oil, melted 2 Tbsp. honey (or maple syrup) 2 teaspoon peppermint extract ¼  cup pomegranate seeds, cranberries and or nuts (for topping )   Instructions Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper Combine the coconut oil, butter, honey, and peppermint extract in a large mixing bowl. Spread the mixture evenly onto the parchment paper. Top ...
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Walnut and Cranberry Stuffed Holiday Mushrooms

Ingredients 1 pound large cremini mushrooms or small portobello mushrooms (stemmed, 16 ounces, about 12 mushrooms with a 2-inch diameter) 1 ¼ cups raw walnut pieces, divided 2 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil ½ cup finely diced shallots (about 2 medium shallots) 2 Tbsp. finely chopped sage leaves 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary ¼ teaspoon dried thyme ¼ teaspoon plus ⅛ teaspoon sea salt, divided, plus more to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste ...
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Leftover Turkey Salad Recipe

Ingredients Salad ingredients 6 cups lettuce leaves of your choice 2 cups leftover roasted turkey, shredded 2 Granny Smith apples, sliced 1 cup toasted walnuts   Roasted pumpkin ingredients 3 cups chopped, raw pumpkin into 1-inch cubes 2 teaspoons curry powder 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper 2 Tbsp. olive oil   Cranberry dressing ingredients 1 cup cranberries, (thawed, if frozen) ...
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Easy Sugar-Free Pumpkin Fudge

Ingredients 1 cup pumpkin puree ⅔ cup coconut butter ½ teaspoon stevia or 1 teaspoon honey 2 Tbsp. coconut flour 1 Tbsp. coconut oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves dash sea salt   Instructions Stir all ingredients in small pot over medium low heat until well combined. Line small container with parchment paper. Spread mixture into lined container. Chill in refrigerator until set. Cut into squares. ...
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Soft & Chewy Paleo Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients 1 medium sweet potato to make 2/3 cup mashed 1/3 cup coconut flour ¼  cup tahini paste ½  teaspoon baking soda ½  teaspoon baking powder ¾  teaspoon cinnamon ¾  teaspoon ground ginger ¼ teaspoon ground cloves ½ teaspoon salt 2 Tbsp. molasses   Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Wash and dry the sweet potato then spear a few times with a knife. Bake 35-45 minutes or until ...
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Oven-Roasted Chicken with Star Anise And Cinnamon

Ingredients 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/3 cup coconut aminos ¼  cup chicken stock 4 Tbsp. raw honey (optional) 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar 2 Tbsp. fresh ginger, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 star anise 1 cinnamon stick ¼  teaspoon ground fennel seed Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper   Instructions Whisk together all ingredients except for the chicken to make the marinade. ...
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Mulled Apple Cider

Ingredients 6 cups unfiltered apple cider Zest from 1 orange Zest from 1 lemon 4 cinnamon sticks 3 whole star anise pods 2 teaspoons whole cloves 2 teaspoons whole allspice berries   Instructions Place all the ingredients in a large saucepan over medium heat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Strain and serve.   Serves 4 Inspired by : https://againstallgrain.com/2017/11/01/paleo-mulled-apple-cider-recipe/
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Holiday Meatball Bites

Ingredients 2 pounds ground beef 1 pound ground pork 1 onion finely diced 2 cloves garlic minced 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 2 eggs 1/2 cup almond flour 2 cups crushed tomatoes Fresh basil for serving Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine all ingredients except the tomatoes in a large bowl. Mix until just combined. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and form the mixture into ...
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Simple Homemade Paleo Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients 3 cups whole cranberries, fresh or frozen ¾  cup 100% orange juice ¾  cup organic coconut palm sugar ¼  teaspoon cinnamon Pinch nutmeg Optional add-ins: ginger allspice, orange zest for extra flavor   Instructions Add cranberries, orange juice and coconut sugar to a medium saucepan over medium heat on the stovetop. Stir gently, bringing the cranberry mixture to a boil (about 5-10 mins), then lower the heat ...
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Fall Kale and Apple Super Salad

Ingredients 2 cups kale, chopped and massaged 6-8 Brussels sprouts, finely chopped 3-4 broccoli florets, finely chopped ½  cup dried cranberries ¼  cup roasted sunflower seeds, (or pumpkin seeds/pepitas) 1 medium apple 1 slice bacon, cooked and chopped (optional)   Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing: 1 Tbsp. coconut sugar, or honey 1 ½  Tbsp. white vinegar 2 Tbsp. paleo mayonnaise, or Greek yogurt 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 Tbsp. vegetable or canola oil 1 teaspoon poppy seeds Pinch salt/pepper Instructions To make poppy seed dressing, combine all ingredients ...
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