holiday recipes

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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Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

Ingredients 1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup coconut butter ½  cup pumpkin puree ¼  cup raw honey 3 eggs, whisked 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½  teaspoon baking powder ¼  teaspoon cinnamon 1/8  teaspoon nutmeg pinch of salt coconut oil, for greasing baking dish   For the pumpkin frosting: 3 Tbsp. pumpkin puree 2 Tbsp.  coconut milk sprinkle of cinnamon Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a double boiler, melt chocolate ...
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Delicious Paleo Chili

Ingredients 2 lbs. grass-fed ground beef 1 whole onion, diced 14 ½  oz. fire-roasted diced tomatoes 28 oz. fire-roasted whole tomatoes 15 oz. tomato sauce 2 teaspoons garlic powder 4 Tbsp. chili powder 1 teaspoon sea salt Zucchini noodles OR baked sweet potato cubes 2 ripe avocados   Instructions In a large skillet, brown the beef and drain the excess fat. Add the onion, tomatoes, tomato sauce, ...
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Paleo Apple Muffins

Ingredients 2 cups almond flour ½ teaspoon baking soda ⅛ teaspoon sea salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 large apple, grated and drained 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 3 eggs ¼ cup honey 2 Tbsp. coconut oil or ghee   Instructions Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease or line muffin tin. Toss grated apple with lemon juice in a medium bowl. Combine ...
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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Ingredients ½  cup canned or freshly-cooked pumpkin 1 cup almond milk 1 medium banana, frozen (if you have a fresh banana, just add 1 cup of ice) 1 Tbsp. honey ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice optional whipped cream topping   Instructions Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Top with whipped cream if desired. Enjoy! Serves 2   Inspired by: https://www.familyfreshmeals.com/2014/09/pumpkin-pie-smoothie.html#_a5y_p=2427219    
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Bacon and Thyme Mashed Cauliflower

Ingredients 2 lbs. cauliflower florets 2 cloves garlic 6 slices bacon 2 Tbsp. ghee or grass-fed butter 1 teaspoon chopped thyme Instructions Bring a large pot of water to boil and steam cauliflower florets and garlic cloves until tender. Meanwhile, cook 6 slices of bacon to desired crispness. Once cooked, remove bacon and pulse in a food processor or blender until small bits are created. Once cauliflower is cooked ...
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