Showing posts from April, 2019

Lemon Blueberry Cardamom Paleo Pancakes

Some ingredients were just made for each other, this is clear when you add lemon, blueberry and cardamom to anything. So get your zesters ready because you are going to be hooked on adding lemon zest to everything (if you're not already hooked from my lemon blueberry cardamom paleo granola, or lemon blueberry cardamom chia pudding).

Lemon zest is such a powerful flavor to bring into any recipe but it really brightens up and plays nicely with the blueberries, while the cardamom brings out the warmth in both ingredients like stepping into the sun on a warm spring afternoon! Sweet, bright and warm!

Birch Benders Paleo Pancake mixZest of 1 med lemonJuice of 1/2 med lemonFresh blueberries (for pancakes)1/2 tsp CardamomFresh or frozen blueberries (for compote) Steps: Follow packaged instructions for larger batch of pancakesAdd lemon zest, lemon juice, and cardamom and mix to combine.For each pancake add desired amount to pan and drop 4-5 fresh blueberries in.For compote add …

Paleo Lemon Blueberry Granola

This granola has passed both the brutally honest boyfriend (just one of the reasons I love him), and the super honest friends test... plus I also happen to think its pretty tarn tasty!

The bf eats mostly paleo but loves his yogurt & granola - one night he was ranting and raving about this new lemon blueberry granola. I tried it (begrudgingly after looking at the amount of additives, sugar & grains) but had to admit it was one of the most most delicious and unique flavors of granola I had tasted. I was determined to make something just as yummy (and way healthier!). After some research about wet to dry ingredient rations and a few trial runs, this stuff is seriously addicting... so be careful if you have portion control issues.

Best part. It's the easiest thing to make.

1 cup sliced almonds 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut 1/2 cup shelled pumpkin seeds 2 tbsp hemp seeds 2 tbsp flax seeds zest of 1 lemon 2 Tbsp lemon juice2 tea…

Coconut Chili Curry Chicken Whole30 & Paleo

The "chili" part happened completely accidentally! I was making my sheet pan fajitas chicken marinade at the same time because they share so many of the same ingredients and accidentally picked up the chili powder instead of the curry powder.  I decided to see how it turned out and LOVED it! So now these two recipes share even more in common!
This + my fajitas are a great meal prep option - totally different flavors, same base ingredients, amount of prep/cook time. The best part is, you can make the marinades ahead of time and prep your veggies while the chicken & marinade do their thing! I am a huge fan of optimizing ingredients and time, and this recipe (along with the fajitas) really do it!
 Coconut Chili Curry Chicken Marinade Ingredients (make 30min-8hrs ahead):

1/2 cup Organic Coconut Cream (or Coconut milk)2 Tbsp lime juice2 Tbsp Coconut aminos2 Tbsp curry powder1 Tbsp chili powder1 Tbsp cumin1/2 tsp salt Veggies:
1/2 onion dicedbottom part of green onions1/3 of 3 d…