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A Big Paleo Protein Cookie with Nuts and Dried Fruit
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

A Big Paleo Protein Cookie with Nuts and Dried Fruit

I wanted to make a snack "cookie" that hubby and I could share after our walk on the beach with Jake.  I could have made more cookies but I thought one big one was kind of romantic to share!  You will make 2 large cookies with this recipe.

Enjoy my paleo cookie!

 

Ahi Tuna with Angel Hair Pasta
  • Complexity: medium

Ahi Tuna with Angel Hair Pasta

I was at our local fish store to pick up salmon but spotted perfect Ahi Tuna. I came home and mixed together the perfect seasonings. My husband wanted a little pasta so I pulled out a 1/2 red pepper, 1/2 container mini-roma tomatoes and a zucchini. This was a great dinner for my hubby and I.

If you are following a Paleo or Gluten Free Pasta you can substitute pasta for spaghetti squash, gluten free pasta or even zucchini noodles. Be creative!

 

Almond and Double Chocolate Soft and Chewy  Cookies
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Almond and Double Chocolate Soft and Chewy Cookies

If you are looking for cake like, healthy, chocolate, chewy but crunchy and a pale cookie well try my Almond and Double Chocolate Soft and Chewy Cookies!

I just whipped these up and my taste tester Coltin from next door gave me the thumbs up.

You can use a smooth almond butter but I love the crunch of these cookies!

 

Almond Butter and Blueberry Smoothie
  • Time: 15 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Almond Butter and Blueberry Smoothie

My Almond Butter and Jelly Smoothie is a spin off "peanut butter and jelly" and it is my perfect mid-afternoon snack! Sometimes even my lunch!

I made these in my Ninja blender and they are perfect every time!

You can use almond milk or coconut milk and from the carton or the can!

I hope you enjoy this recipe and you can add other fruits such as strawberries to enjoy.

This recipe make 2 servings!

 

Almond Butter Cups
  • Complexity: medium

Almond Butter Cups

I am addicted to almond butter. It seems that most of my new recipes have almond butter and now I thought chocolate and almond butter! How about Almond Butter Cups and it’s a Paleo Recipe.. Sounds good to me…

I made them in a mini-cupcake tin so they were the perfect bite size treat. I sprinkled some organic unsweetened coconut on some of the before the chocolate hardened!

 

Almond Fig Cake
  • Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Almond Fig Cake

Almond Flour
  • Complexity: medium

Almond Flour

I use almond flour with many of my recipes but it is very costly. I want to experiment with a few inspirations for the holidays therefore decided to make my own almond flour. I had a huge bag that I purchased a while ago to make a nut crunch. I used my food processor but I bet you can do the same with a coffee grinder as well. My advice would be to pulse it because I fear if you over blend you will end up with almond butter.

It came out perfect so now off to cooking land!!

Almond Meal Waffles
  • Time: 25 Minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Almond Meal Waffles

You can be very creative with these waffles. I like toasting some chopped pecans and adding to the mixture. Adding fresh blueberries give the waffles an extra burst of flavor! A great way to start any day.

 

Almost Paleo Cornbread Biscuits
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Almost Paleo Cornbread Biscuits

There is just something about homemade cornbread that makes everyone happy.  We smoked a pork shoulder for Superbowl  Sunday and I thought having some cornbread biscuits would be a great addition to the rolls.

I just love Bob's Mill Paleo Baking Mix and it worked great with this recipe.

Also, I don't buy buttermilk and it's so easy to make at home. This is all you do!

  1. Pour 1 cup of milk into a measuring glass
  2. Either squeeze 2 lemons for 1 tablespoon of juice or 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to a bowl.  Stir and let sit for about 10 minutes....
  3. Now you have buttermilk.

 

Amaranth Fruit and Nut Butter Smoothie
  • Time: 25 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Amaranth Fruit and Nut Butter Smoothie

Since I have learned about Amaranth and the benefits we have been using in many recipes including our smoothies. 

I love using my Ninja blender!  I will be making this smoothie on Better Connecticut, Thursday, February 26th (my son Steven's birthday) and one lucky audience guest will be going home with one!  How exciting is that..   I just love giveaways...

Some information on the Ninja!

NUTRI NINJA® | NINJA® BLENDER - Nutrient extraction, blending, and meal making is packed into one appliance featuring intelligent programs that, at the press of a button, deliver consistent, delicious, results.

·Optimized for maximum nutrient and vitamin extraction and pulverizes fibrous vegetables, fruits, seeds, and nuts to an ultra-smooth consistency.

·Includes a 72-ounce pitcher, and 18-ounce, 24-ounce and 32-ounce Nutri Ninja® Cupswith Sip & SealTM Lids.

·All detachable parts are dishwasher safe and BPA free.

·Available at major retailers nationwide in September 2014, starting at $199.99 MSRP.

 

 

 

 

Amaranth Mediterranean Salad with a Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Time: 30 minutes

Amaranth Mediterranean Salad with a Balsamic Vinaigrette

I love healthy salads and after discovering Amaranth and all of the great benefits this dish was created!  Being Italian and loving Mediterranean recipes made this dish a show stopper at our house!  

You can also use quinoa for this salad as well.

 

 

  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Amaranth Patty Cakes

Amatriciana
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Amatriciana

I love starting my Italian cooking with pancetta and onions! This is a great way to make a traditional Italian Sauce.

Amatriciana goes great with seafood, chicken cutlets or even pasta! It does have a different taste than your Italian marinara but once you give it a try…

You will love it.. Sometimes I add capers right before serving! Cooking Italian is certainly my favorite! Enjoy…

 

Anchovy Pizza
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: medium

Anchovy Pizza

If you are Italian or have traveled then you know why this recipe is in my cookbook. An anchovy pizza is the most common pizza in the entire Tuscan region. The pizza is thin with a perfect amount of anchovies, a sweet sauce, and no cheese. I decided to develop a Paleo version for you to enjoy and feel like you are in Italy!

Thank you Danny at D&D Market, Hartford for all of your support.

 

 

Andouille and Eggs Stir Fry
  • Time: 20 Minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Andouille and Eggs Stir Fry

I love a country breakfast on the weekend or a lazy weekday and this andouille sausage and eggs stir fry brings back memories of my French grandfather. On Sunday mornings he would fry together what ever was left in the refrigerator and a pan of potatoes! The house smelled so good we all went running to the kitchen. Miss those amazing mornings but I hold on tight to the memories! I had the best grandparents and they brought so much love to our family and it started every morning in the kitchen!

 

Antipasto
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Antipasto

The foods offered before the meal is called the Antipasti. The plates are colorful with a variety of meats, olives, artichokes, eggs, anchovies and other ingredients to create a mini-feast.

An Italian tradition is to create an antipasti with a selection of color, flavor, texture and how well each complements each other. An antipasti is also considered a great way to get everyone socializing together.

*Cindy's Note* Antipasti or Antipasto? I get this question all the time. Here is the literal definition, Antipasto (plural) means "before the meal" and is the traditional first course of a formal Italian meal. Traditional antipasto includes cured meats, olives, pepperoncini, mushrooms, anchovies, artichokes, cheese, picked vegetables or meats and drizzled with oil and vinegar! 

 

Apple and Chestnut Stuffing
  • Complexity: medium

Apple and Chestnut Stuffing

This Apple and Chestnut Stuffing is really delicious. I made it to go with my apple spice pork tenderloin and the flavors were perfect together.

To make this a paleo recipe just omit the stuffing and add cubed sweet potatoes! I also Like to use my Olivia’s Croutons - traditional style stuffing! So yummy….

I used fresh chestnuts but you can purchase canned as well.I used fresh chestnuts but you can purchase canned as well.

Apple Cider
  • Time: 4 Hours 30 Minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Apple Cider

I made this apple cider in the slow cooker and it was perfect! I love how the house smelled so good. My friends thought I had a cinnamon candle burning in the house! I guess you could "spike" this cider!! Enjoy

My apple cider also follows the Paleo diet!

 

Apple Cider Doggie Brownies
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Apple Cider Doggie Brownies

Hubby and I were on a vacation to Punta Cana celebrating our 7 year anniversary. Our trip was fantastic but we missed our Jake.
Since our return Jake has been our shadow so I decided to make him a doggie treat. After looking in the refrigerator (which is kinda empty right now) I found a few ingredients to make these little treats. Jake doesn't like really crispy cookies (he is a picky eater) so I thought a brownie like texture would be perfect for him.

I took out my NutriBullet and created the batter then poured into a prepared baking sheet for 20 minutes. These were sure easy and Jake is happy!

So if you have a NutriBullet they are not just for smoothies!

 

Apple Spiced Pork Tenderloin
  • Complexity: medium

Apple Spiced Pork Tenderloin

My apple spiced pork tenderloin gained many smiles at home. The house smelled like cinnamon and apples. This meal pulled together so well and it is a great Paleo Recipe and Gluten Free. You can enjoy this with any fall sides. I made a apple and chestnut stuffing that was the perfect paring! Enjoy

 

Apple Upside Down Cake
  • Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Complexity: medium

Apple Upside Down Cake

This apple upside down cake comes out so moist and really amazing!

 

Artichoke  and Bacon Frittata
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Artichoke and Bacon Frittata

If you know me well then we are all aware of my love for artichokes! I either have canned, marinated or fresh handy! My granddaughter Brooke and I made this delicious breakfast together and she even decorated the plate with flowers from my garden! I just love that I am creating memories with her as I did with my nana! My Artichoke and Bacon Frittata is a great paleo recipe and also gluten free!

 

Artichoke and Chicken Sausage
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: medium

Artichoke and Chicken Sausage "Cauliflower" Paella

I just love a great one-pot dish that makes everyone go "WOW".  I prepare, cook and serve right out of my beautiful braising pan.  You can also use your paella pan which I have two but decided to use this one!  

Thank you to D&D Market (the new Wethersfield, CT store) for the fresh ingredients to make this great recipe.  You will find this recipe on my cooking segment on Mass Appeal - March 11, 2015!

Note:  Using Cauliflower as your rice makes this dish a perfect Paleo side dish or main course!  This is also a stove to table dish without any mess in 30 minutes!

 

Artichoke and Red Pepper Soup with Arugula and Lemon
  • Complexity: medium

Artichoke and Red Pepper Soup with Arugula and Lemon

Here’s a great paleo recipe, making a quick soup using your Vitamix blender. This is a super easy recipe from start to finish within 15 minutes!  How easy is that…

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