Tag Archives: Paleo

Peanut Butter Banana “Ice Cream” (& a review)

Just ever now and then I will eat a banana.  I’ve been wanting to try this frozen banana “ice cream” for a while.  Well now I have.

Yesterday I finally made the frozen banana “ice cream”.  I processed a banana that I had cut into 1″ chunks and froze, with a tablespoon of natural peanut butter and Swerve sweetener to taste.

It reminded me of a soft serve ice cream.

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Now, on to the review…

The good: Bananas are a good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin C, Potassium and Manganese, and a very good source of Vitamin B6.

The bad: A large portion of the calories in this food come from sugars.

So, while this is a reasonably healthy recipe for some, it’s highly unlikely that I will make this recipe again.  🙂

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Almond Flax Bread ~ Low Carb • Grain Free • Wheat Free

I miss a good sandwich bread, so I wanted to try to make this when I saw a similar recipe.  This bread is sturdy and not real tall but can be sliced thin like I like it, so the loaf will make a few sandwiches.

BREAD

Almond Flax Bread ~ Low Carb • Grain Free • Wheat Free

1 cup blanched almond flour (I use the Honeyville brand)
2/3 cup golden flax seed meal
1 tablespoon coconut flour
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon aluminum free baking powder
3 whole eggs, room temp
¼ cup water
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon local honey (I used sugar free maple syrup)

Preheat oven to 350º.
Grease a bread pan with butter, lard, or coconut oil.
In a mixing bowl, combine almond flour, flax meal, coconut flour, salt, &
aluminum free baking powder.

Using your mixer,  beat eggs, honey, water & oil together.
Add wet ingredients into dry and mix well. Let mixture rest in bowl for 5  minutes.  Place bread mixture in the prepared greased bread pan and bake for 30-35 minutes.  Let cool for 1 hour before removing bread from pan.

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COOK’S NOTE:  This recipe makes a dense loaf that does not rise much, but is great toasted in butter and topped with  all natural fruit preserves.  I also used it to make a Black Forrest Ham-mayo-avocado sandwich that was really tasty.

Also optional:  I added sprinkled some poppy seeds over the loaf just before baking.

BREADSTRAW

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Does meat rot in your colon?

Okay, this may be a strange subject, but it just happens to be one I’m interested in.

I overheard a conversation about meat taking days to digest in the system and I got to thinking about it so I decided to do a little research.  Based on my own personal observations, I tend to lean toward this way of thinking.

Does Meat Rot In Your Colon? No.

What Does? Beans, Grains, and Vegetables!

I found this information over at Gnolls . org.

Some excerpts from the article:

“On average, a ‘mixed meal’ (including meat) takes 4-5 hours to completely leave the stomach—so we’ve busted yet another part of the myth. (Keep in mind that we have not absorbed any nutrients yet: we’re still breaking everything down.)”

“It turns out that pepsin, trypsin, chymotrypsin, and our other proteases do a fine job of breaking down meat protein, and bile salts and lipase do a fine job of breaking down animal fat. In other words, meat is digested by enzymes produced by our own bodies. The primary reason we need our gut bacteria is to digest the sugars, starches, and fiber—found in grains, beans, and vegetables—that our digestive enzymes can’t break down.”

“In other words, meat doesn’t rot in your colon. GRAINS, BEANS, and VEGETABLES rot in your colon. And that is a fact.…And That’s Why Beans Make You Fart.”

“You can demonstrate the purpose and limits of human digestion with a simple experiment: eat a steak with some whole corn kernels, and see what comes out the other end.

It won’t be the steak.”

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I don’t want to post all of it as it is a long article.  Please read the rest of this article here.

Credit for the article goes to J. Stanton at Gnolls . org.

Reader question

I’m thinking about adding some free clipart to my blog.

The question is…is this something you can use?  This would mainly be for my other blogging friends who maybe want to add a little something extra to the posts on their own site.

Just click on the design you want, download and save to your computer for future use.

See below for some simple examples of what I’m talking about if I’m not being clear.  lol  I’m writing this post in a rush, so forgive me.

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Sausage and Sweet Potato Hash

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Sausage and Sweet Potato Hash

1/2 of a small sweet potato, cut into small pieces
1 large sausage patty (from the freezer section)
2 tablespoons diced onion
salt, pepper, garlic salt or garlic powder
1 tablespoon bacon grease (or coconut oil)

Saute all together in a small skillet until potatoes are tender
and sausage is heated through.  Serves 1.

Cal 316
Carbs 19
Fat 23
Protein 7
Fiber 4
Sugar 5

Coconut Flour Pancakes ~ Low Carb • Grain Free • Wheat Free

Coconut Flour Pancakes ~ Low Carb • Grain Free • Wheat Free

1 egg

2 oz cream cheese

1/2 cup coconut milk

2 T splenda (or stevia)

1 tsp vanilla

1 dash salt

1/4 cup coconut flour

Blend the wet ingredients together.  Add the dry ingredients.  Mix well and spoon 2-3 tablespoons of batter onto oiled (try coconut oil) or buttered skillet making pancakes about 3-4 inches in diameter.  Flip after a few minutes and proceed cooking until done.

Serve with butter and sugar free maple syrup.

For 4 small pancakes, each pancake:  109 cals, 6 carbs (3 fiber), 7 fat, 4 protein.

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Low Carb Spicy Deep Fried Broccoli

As I was surfing some food blogs, I ran across a pic of deep fried veggies.  That’s where it all began.

My desire for something crispy, “breaded”, and fried!

I couldn’t get it off my mind.

Remembering how I fixed some deep fried cauliflower, I began to mentally check out the contents of my freezer.

I ran home at lunch, grabbed that bag of frozen broccoli that had been staring at me every time I opened the freezer door, and heated up the deep fryer.

I quickly threw the frozen miniature “trees” in a bowl of water and grabbed an egg and the coconut milk out of the fridge.

Reaching into the cabinet, I got out my brand new box of Carbquik  and coconut flour.  (I no longer use Carbquik, but a combination of almond flour and gluten free flour).

I really needed to get this all done within 55 minutes so the rush was on.

To make a long story short, I did.  The results were quite tasty and satisfied that desire for something deep fried.

I think I like them more than the cauliflower!  The next day I discovered they’re just as good COLD!  Hope you give this recipe a try.

Spicy Deep Fried Broccoli

 

One 16oz bag frozen broccoli
1 egg
3 T coconut milk, cream, half and half, or water
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup Carbquik, or almond flour/gluten free flour mix
seasoning spices (Cajun spice, garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, etc)
hot oil for deep frying
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Rinse and thaw the frozen broccoli.  Drain off the water.  With a fork or whisk, mix the milk or even water with the egg.  Set aside.  Add your preferred spices to both cheeses, stir and set aside.
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Put about a cup of broccoli florets into the egg mixture, stir around until the florets are coated with egg.  Next put the florets into the cheese/Carbquik mixture (I put the cheese into a quart size freezer bag) and shake around until the broccoli florets are well coated with the cheese-flour mixture.
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Have your deep fryer ready.  Carefully drop into the hot oil.  Deep fry 6-8 minutes or until golden brown.  Continue until all the broccoli is cooked. Drain on paper towels and serve with your preferred dipping sauce.  I chose Ranch Dip.
COOK’S NOTE:  My hubby has a deep fryer like this and he says it will really cook!  So much better than that little fry baby he had.  😉
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