Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A sweet and healthy dessert to enjoy.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup pumpkin (canned)
  • ½ cup chocolate chips (dairy-free, paleo friendly)
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups almond flour (blanched)
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C).
  2. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Lightly coat with ghee and set aside.
  3. Stir the almond flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg in a large bowl.
  4.  In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, pumpkin, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  5. Slowly pour in the wet ingredients into the center of the dry ingredients.
  6. Gently stir until the flour disappears and everything is well combined. Add in chocolate.
  7. Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and smooth the top.
  8. Bake for about 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and let it cool before slicing.
  10. Enjoy!

Jerk Chicken Bowl

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A tropical, sweet and tangy dish.

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons jerk seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

Jerk Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon thyme (dried)
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (dried)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons allspice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper or cayenne (optional)

Rice

Mango Salsa

Directions

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the jerk seasoning in a bowl.
  2. Season both sides of the chicken heavily with the jerk seasoning.
  3. Heat the avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the chicken and cook 3-5 minutes on one side without moving.
  5. Flip the chicken over and repeat until fully cooked on both sides.
  6. Transfer to a cutting board and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Spoon the cauliflower rice into serving bowls. Add in the mango salsa.
  8. Cut the chicken into slices. Add it into the bowl.
  9. Accompany with lime wedges.
  10. Enjoy!

Cheesecake

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A flavorful dessert that your family will love.

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces softened cream cheese (if paleo use dairy-free)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (if paleo use alcohol-free or avoid)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup coconut sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F (175C).
  2. Place the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon into a mixer, mix until well blended.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing on low speed. Continue adding eggs until creamy consistency.
  4. Pour the cheesecake batter into a baking pan.
  5. Place into the oven for 35-40 minutes or until the center is almost set.
  6. Run a knife around the rim of the pan to loosen cheesecake. Let it cool before refrigerating.
  7. Refrigerate cheesecake for about 4 hours.
  8. Enjoy!

Banana Bread

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A sweet and healthy dessert to enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 5 ripe bananas (about 1½ cups mashed)
  • 6 large eggs 
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons almond butter 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup coconut flour
  • teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • 1 pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Take the eggs out prior to cooking so they can be room temperature before you begin.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F (175C).
  3. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Lightly coat with ghee and set aside.
  4. Mash the bananas in a large bowl using a hand mixer on low speed.
  5. Whisk in the eggs, maple syrup, almond butter, and vanilla. Hand mix until combined.
  6. Add the remaining ingredients. Keep mixing until evenly combined.
  7. Pour the batter into the pan.Gently smooth the top.
  8. Place in oven and bake for 50 to 60 minutes. 
  9. The top should be golden and a toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean.
  10. Remove from the oven and let it cool before slicing.
  11. Enjoy!

Spiced Pork Chops

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A flavorful dish full of protein.

Ingredients

  • 6 pork chops
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon dry mixed herbs (rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano)
  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 large apples (sliced)
  • 1 small onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary (minced)

Directions

  1. Combine half the salt, onion powder, cinnamon, and mixed herbs in a bowl.
  2. Rinse pork chops and pat dry. Season on both sides with the rubbing spices.
  3. Heat half the ghee in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add pork chops to hot skillet and brown on each side. After a few minutes set them aside.
  5. Lower the heat to medium and add the remaining ghee. Add the apples and onions.
  6. Cook, stirring occasionally until they just begin to soften.
  7. Add in the remaining salt, chicken broth and rosemary. Stir to combine.
  8. Return pork chops to skillet, continue to simmer until pork chops are cooked fully through.
  9. Enjoy!

Banana Pancakes

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A simple alternative for a favorite breakfast item.

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Directions

  1. Place the bananas into a mixing bowl. Use an immersion blender to blend until they are smooth.
  2. Add in the eggs and cinnamon. Continue blending until well combined.
  3. Melt the coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  4. Pour the batter into the pan, enough to make four small pancakes.
  5. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side until the edges are golden brown and firm.
  6. Repeat with the rest of the batter. If needed add extra coconut oil after each batch.
  7. Serve on its own or with your favorite topping.
  8. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A healthier alternative to a popular seasonal dessert.

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 15 ounce pumpkin puree (can)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (if paleo use alcohol-free or avoid)
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425F (220C).
  2. Place the eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk.
  3. Add in the pumpkin puree, coconut milk, and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
  4. Add the sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Continue mixing until completely combined.
  5. Place the mixture into a pie pan and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Reduce the temperature to 350F (175C) and continue to bake for another 45 minutes.
  7. Remove the pie when you are able to insert a knife and have it come out clean.
  8. Allow the pie to cool down for two hours before serving.
  9. Enjoy!

Cinnamon Apple Bites

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A sweet dessert or topping without the added sugar.

Ingredients

  • 2 apples (diced)
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Cut the apples into bite-size pieces and remove the cores.
  2. Heat a saucepan over medium heat with the ghee.
  3. Add in the remaining ingredients and stir making sure the apples are fully coated.
  4. Cook until the apples are your desired tenderness while stirring frequently.
  5. Enjoy!

Autumn Pumpkin Bake

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★
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A reminder of fall at any time of the year.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2⁄3 cups coconut milk
  • 1 banana (ripe)
  • 1 apple (pealed and diced)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup cashews (chopped)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven. to 350 F (175 C). Add coconut oil to a baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine pumpkin, banana, eggs, coconut milk, pumpkin pie spice, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and salt.
  3. Using an immersion blender mix the ingredients together.
  4. In a separate bowl sprinkle the remaining cinnamon on the diced apples. Coat fully and add to wet ingredients.
  5. Pour mixture into your baking pan.
  6. Sprinkle the cashews along the top of the dish.
  7. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes until the top is golden and mostly firm.
  8. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes before serving. It can be served warm, cold, or at room temperature.
  9. Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Fries

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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An easy side to accompany your favorite dish.

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).
  2. Peal sweet potatoes and cut into wedges.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the fries with the avocado oil, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Place fries on a baking sheet in an even layer. Make sure they are spread apart.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and flip the fries over.
  6. Continue baking for another 10-15 minutes until the fries are golden and crispy.
  7. Serve with a side of Garlic Aioli.
  8. Enjoy!