Saturday, March 21, 2015

Simple Paleo Pesto!

It's no secret I love pesto! As I try to avoid dairy these days I needed to re configure my pesto recipe to make it dairy free! Going into this I wasn't sure how it would taste or if I would even like pesto without my beloved fresh romano or parmesan cheese!!  I was delighted to realize I don't even miss it!! I absolutely love this new take on my pesto recipe, not only is it Paleo, it's also Vegan and Vegetarian as well, plus it tastes amazing!

1 cup fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
2-4 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon lemon juice
¼ teaspoon sea salt
3 tablespoons EVOO

As always I like recipes that are simple, quick and easy! 


To make the pesto you want to toast the pine nuts over low to medium heat for a few minutes to bring out their flavor. 



Put everything (except oil) in your food processor.



As it begins to mix slowly add in the oil 



Thats it! Now enjoy!



There are so many great uses for Pesto, for example, pesto linguini and shrimp, but tonight I used it to top off my dinner of organic red quinoa and chicken. Yum!



What is your favorite way to eat Pesto?

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Delicious Husband Approved Paleo Banana Bread!

My husband loves banana bread, and I try to avoid wheat and processed sugar!  So when it came to creating something out of a batch of bananas that had gone bad I decided to try something we both could enjoy.  That is how we ended up with a delicious grain free, sugar free, super moist banana bread. 
Bonus, it's totally easy to make!

3 brown bananas
⅓ cup palm shortening (can use coconut oil)
½ cup coconut flour
4 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
¼ teaspoon sea salt

(Feel free to add some of your favorite nuts or even some dark chocolate chips)

To make, mix all your ingredients in a bowl and transfer the batter in to your bread pan. (you can grease your pan with coconut oil but I didn't)  Then just bake in an oven that has been preheated to 350' for about an hour.  You want your bread to be set in the center and have a warm golden color!

Would you try this recipe?

Monday, March 2, 2015

This is a great inspirational video! Happy Monday everyone!