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!

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!

Beef and Broccoli

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A classic Asian-inspired dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb flank steak (thinly sliced)
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 4 scallions (sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Marinade
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot or tapioca flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot or tapioca flour
  • ½ teaspoon fish sauce

Directions

  1. In a large bowl add all the items for the marinade. Toss in the meat until it is fully coated. Allow to marinate for 10-15 minutes while you prep or overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425F (220C).
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the sauce. Add in the broccoli and coat fully with the sauce.
  4. Take out a large sheet pan and add the broccoli in a single layer.
  5. Using tongs, add the marinated beef to pan with broccoli. You may need to use a second pan.
  6. Place on the tray in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, until the steak is done to your liking and broccoli is just tender.
  7. Remove the pan from the oven. Add the scallions and sesame seeds to garnish.
  8. Accompanies well with the Cauliflower Fried Rice.
  9. Enjoy!