A Birthday Weekend!!

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Rowan

On October 27th, Rowan turned 4 and on October 30th, Jaden turned 8.  Time  really does fly and when I look at my little boys who keep getting so darn big, intense emotions run through me. If you are a parent, you know exactly what I am talking about and trying to express the above mentioned emotions into words really is impossible.

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Everyday Paleo Fruit N’ Nut Bars

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I recently posted on my Facebook page a quick recap of the recipe we created at home which was similar to what most folks recognize as a Lara Bar.  The Lara Bar is a bar made primarily of dried fruit, dates and nuts.  My kids love these bars and I will continue to purchase them now and then but making my own has proven to be extremely cost effective, fun, and incredibly easy. Even better – we can make unique creations and experiment with different flavor options!

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Easter Menu: Smoked Salmon Casserole, Easter Bunny Carrots, Egg Cradles, & Tropical Macaroons

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Easter is fast approaching and yet somehow the holiday feels incredibly late this year! The following recipes are brunch recipes but if you plan on making a big Easter dinner, I recommend either my Pot Roast or Rib Eye recipe.  I had so much fun preparing this meal!  I made most of it last night and we have been eating the leftovers all day today. My first two macaroon attempts were complete failures but this afternoon the boys and I pulled it together and came up with a macaroon we all were happy with.  Before I share my recipes I’ll share with you our typical approach to Easter, sans the “traditional” candy stuffed plastic eggs and over-sized chocolate bunnies.  [Read more…]

One Final Thanksgiving Treat Recipe and Being Thankful

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I am thankful for All Of You! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my little blog. Everyday Paleo is a labor of love and I am humbled and honored to share my recipes and ideas that hopefully help make your life a bit more manageable.

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One Crazy Week = Nutty Cookies

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Every week is crazy, this one especially so – faced with a deadline to finish the cover of my book plus a photo shoot for the fitness section, plus the three kids, two dogs, and well – life in general.

We relied this week on some good old standbys that I’ll share with you later in this post. Today, I found myself with a little down time in which Rowan and I whipped up some “cookies” with what we found left in the kitchen after our nutty week. [Read more…]

Server Problem Solved and Paleo Apple Muffins!!

So, I think the server issue has been resolved, so finally I can post again!! 

I woke up the other morning and groggily asked John what he wanted for breakfast and he mumbled something about the usual eggs and I mumbled back that I really wanted muffins.  John laughed at my silliness, because where the heck was I going to come up with muffins?  So I stumbled to the kitchen and while still bleary eyed and half asleep, I mixed up these most amazing muffins and ate them feeling guilty, although I had no need to feel guilt at all….  So, I’ll share the recipe with you and hope that you feel a bit guilty too; because then I’ll know they are as good as I experienced them to be.

Paleo Apple Muffins

2 1/4 cups almond meal

4 omega 3 enriched eggs

1 organic apple finely chopped

1 very ripe banana

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/3 cup water

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 heaping tbsp cinnamon

Pre heat oven to 350.  As pictured, have a two year old attack and kill an apple while you peel the banana and using a fork, mash the bananna in the bottom of a large mixing bowl.  Using a hand held chopper if you have one, finely chop the freshly killed apple, and add to the bowl.  Add all other ingredients and mix by hand.  The batter will not be super thick, but more like a cake batter.  Using a bit more coconut oil, grease a muffin tin.  Fill the tins about 3/4 of the way full.  Bake for 15-17 minutes.  You will know they are done when you can insert a toothpick into the middle of a muffin and it comes out clean.  Serve hot out of the oven with some ghee melted on top, accompanied by eggs over-easy, and hot black coffee. If you eat them all at once, don’t blame me…  Makes approximately 16 muffins.

Enjoy!!

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Almond meal griddle cakes…

Missing pancakes?  Look no further!!  Almond meal cakes are easy, yummy, and will keep nicely for a few days in the fridge for quick snacking – and kids like them too!  Here is my recipe: 2 cups of almond meal, 3 eggs, 1/2 can of coconut milk, a big drizzle of either walnut oil or coconut oil, 2 apples grated, and a whole lot of cinnamon.  Mix all ingredients together and cook on a super hot griddle or frying pan in more walnut or coconut oil.  These cakes are great warm or cold and are delicious served with bacon, of course!

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