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Paleo Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread (super moist!)

Posted by on 20 Jun 2015 in Treats & Desserts | 5 comments

Paleo Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread (super moist!)

My daughter sent me a picture of some zucchini bread she made the other day, and my husband has been begging me to make him some ever since. My daughter made this recipe from PaleOMG (which she said was very good). I changed it up, and was really happy with how it turned out. I think my husband was, too. He ate half the loaf in about 15 minutes. I was hoping to get it out of the house and take it to the gym to share, but I’m pretty sure it will gone by then. Sorry Gym Buddies. **We did, indeed, finish it off after our workout the...

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Ruby Red Grapefruit Tarts

Posted by on 17 Feb 2015 in Recipes, Treats & Desserts | Comments Off on Ruby Red Grapefruit Tarts

Ruby Red Grapefruit Tarts

I love grapefruit. I eat one every single day. I always tell myself that I’ll have just half of one after lunch and save the other half for after dinner. Never happens. Since it’s Valentine’s Day and I wanted to make something special (but had no chocolate in the house), I decided to make something with grapefruit because I always have plenty of those. I looked at the grapefruit curd recipe from Martha Stewart and used just yolks instead of whole eggs (I don’t tolerate eggs but thought I’d give egg yolks a try)...

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Gingerbread Men

Posted by on 9 Dec 2014 in Recipes, Treats & Desserts | 5 comments

Gingerbread Men

  Mr. Swiss Paleo’s favorite cookie is the good old Gingerbread Man. These were the only Christmas cookies that I made this year and they disappeared in the blink of an eye. Poor Santa didn’t get any. They turned out crispy and chewy at the same time and the gingerbread flavor was just right.                                 PrintGingerbread Men Ingredients2 1/4 cups almond flour 3 Ta

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Dark Chocolate Autumn Bark

Posted by on 21 Sep 2014 in Recipes, Treats & Desserts | 2 comments

Dark Chocolate Autumn Bark

  This has so many different things in it that I wasn’t sure what to call it :-), but since it’s Autumn and it has nuts and seeds and cranberries in it (those are Autumn kind of foods, right?), that’s what I called it. It was really easy to make and it even looked a little fancypants when it was finished.       I recieved some organic hemp seeds from the European distributor for Hemp Oil Canada and was looking for ways to use them and this bark is just one of the recipes I decided to try the hemp seeds...

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Pumpkin Pie Spiced Sweet Potato Butter

Posted by on 18 Sep 2014 in Breakfast, Recipes, Treats & Desserts | 4 comments

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Sweet Potato Butter

On a recent trip home from studying at University in the States, my daughter brought us a jar of Braswell’s Sweet Potato Butter. It was delicious, and I think the jar lasted about 2 days. We spread it on some grain free crackers and we ate it by the spoonful right from the jar. I decided it couldn’t be all that hard to make my own and so I did. It turned out perfectly and tasted like pumpkin pie filling. I felt better about eating this stuff right from the jar than I do about nutbutters. So what does one do with sweet potato...

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Salted Dark Chocolate Cashew Butter

Posted by on 15 Sep 2014 in Recipes, Treats & Desserts | 2 comments

Salted Dark Chocolate Cashew Butter

    I should never have made this. It turned out really yummy and I had to take it to the gym to share so that I wouldn’t just sit myself down with a spoon and eat it all. I wish I had taken some pictures of the process so that you could see what it looked like at each stage. You really (really) have to have patience if you are making this with a food processor. I think it took me about 15-20 minutes with my food processor. Lucky you if you own a Vitamix or Blendtec, as they are much faster. At first it looks like...

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Kombucha Jello

Posted by on 5 Jun 2014 in Recipes, Treats & Desserts | 6 comments

Kombucha Jello

I’ve been brewing my own kombucha (recipe here) for well over a year now and I drink it pretty much every day. The other thing I’ve been trying to add to my diet every day is gelatin. Sometimes, I have enough bone broth on hand that I drink a cup and get my gelatin that way. If not, I add some to hot water and drink that. It gets the job done, but it’s not very enjoyable. Since It’s not very nice to drink, I sort of forget half the time. This is the gelatin I use. It comes from 100% grass fed cows. You can order from...

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Orange Cake

Posted by on 22 Jan 2014 in Recipes, Treats & Desserts | 17 comments

Orange Cake

I saw this recipe on a holiday baking show and decided to give it a try as our Christmas dinner dessert. When you read the recipe, I know you will think it sounds really strange. Yes, you use whole oranges….peel and all. I am not a big cake fan, but this is more like brownie consistency than dry yucky cake. My daughter decided that this was the best cake she had ever had.  Ingredients 3 oranges 300 grams (3 cups) of ground almonds (almond meal) 300 grams (1.5 cups) of coconut sugar 2 teaspoons of baking powder 1 teaspoon ginger 1...

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Pumpkin Pie Spice Bread (Cake)

Posted by on 13 Jan 2014 in Recipes, Treats & Desserts | 8 comments

Pumpkin Pie Spice Bread (Cake)

I had some left over pumpkin puree from making pumpkin pancakes and so I whipped up this quick bread/cake to make use of it. And, let’s face it, so I could eat cake. This recipe is super quick and easy to throw together and tastes fantastic. You could halve the recipe and bake it in an 8×8 pan or make a whole recipe in an 8×12 pan. This is delicious served plain, but you can really turn it into something special by topping it with a dollop of coconut milk whipped cream flavored with a splash of maple syrup and a dash of...

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Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars and a Dinner Guest

Posted by on 14 Sep 2013 in Recipes, Treats & Desserts | 13 comments

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars and a Dinner Guest

As much as I’d like to be, I am not the “Hostess with the mostest”. Having people over for dinner usually sends me into a state of panic. Needless to say, we don’t have many dinner guests. So, I don’t know what possessed me, but a few weeks back I invited a total stranger over for dinner. It all started several months ago when a Swiss Paleo reader (Hi TJ!!) sent me an e-mail to say that her husband was being transferred to Switzerland and that they would be moving here in about a year. We traded a few messages...

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