CHOCOLATE CHIP VANILLA BAKED DOUGHNUTS WITH SUGAR FREE POWDERED SUGAR

27 May

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I’ve been MIA recently and I apologize, summer is a very busy season and i’ve been working on some great opportunities to expand my foodie skills (๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ‘€) *fingers crossed* but I should be back to posting regularly asap! In the meantime, here’s a healthy cheat treat for those of you who crave doughnuts but still want to stay on track!

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These are gluten free, doesn’t contain butter, low in sugar and are sprinkled with my homemade sugar free powdered sugar. I also used dairy free dark chocolate chips! Have a yummy and sexy summer๐Ÿ˜€โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ

Recipe: yields 6 big doughnuts and 12 baby doughnuts.

Dry Ingredients:

2 cups gluten free oat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt

Wet Ingredients:

2 organic cage free eggs
2/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk (from Can)
2 tsp organic pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup organic coconut oil
1/3 cup raw honey (melted)

Add ins:

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand)
Powdered sugar (1/2 baking stevia blended with 1/3 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch).

Preheat oven to 350ยฐF and spray 2 doughnut pans with coconut oil spray.

In two separate bowls, mix wet and dry ingredients separately until well combined, then fold in the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until you get a semi fluffy/mousy batter.

Fold in chocolate chips and gently mix. Scoop batter into a piping bag or a large ziplock bag with the tip cut out, and pipe your batter into the doughnut pan until the edges are filled.

Place the pans in the oven and make for 15-20 minutes. When ready, take the doughnuts out of the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes, or they will fall apart.

Carefully remove doughnuts from the pan and dust with the powdered sugar mixture.

Note: Some people might find the taste of stevia funky, especially when used in baked goods. My palate is used to it so i don’t mind it. However, if you’re not a fan of stevia, you could simply use powdered sugar instead!

PALEO HONEY LIME SALMON

13 May

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Hey guys! Be one step closer to your goals or maintain your healthy lifestyle by eating this yummy and nutritious salmon. Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamin B12, B6 and D. Sometimes the simplest meals make the best ones! Have a great day!

Recipe: adapted from Damn Delicious

4 salmon filets
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 tablespoons raw honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
Zest of 1 lime

For the browned butter lime sauce
4 tablespoons grass fed butter
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 tablespoon raw honey
Juice of 1 lime
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 400ยฐF.

To make the browned butter lime sauce, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until the foam subsides and the butter begins to turn a golden brown, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic, honey and lime juice, salt and pepper, to taste; set aside.

Season salmon with salt and pepper, to taste. Drizzle each salmon filet with 1 tablespoon honey.

Heat olive oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Working in batches, add salmon to the skillet and sear both sides until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes per side.

Place into oven and bake until completely cooked through, about 8-10 minutes.

Serve immediately with browned butter lime sauce and lime zest, if desired.

CHEWY BUTTERSCOTCH CHIP COOKIES

7 May

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Cheat cookie alert!! This means everyone should have a love affair with their favourite yummy treats without worrying about any restrictions๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿด๐Ÿช๐Ÿช I made these yummy cookies for my big sis Estrelita so that her tummy would be happy while she recovered from surgery and she loved them๐Ÿ˜€ I mean who doesn’t love butterscotch right?

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These cookies are made with spelt flour and clean ingredients, so at least you can indulge and be happy๐Ÿ˜€

Recipe: modified from Sally’s Baking Addiction

3/4 cup unsalted grass fed butter, softened to room temperature
3/4 cup coconut palm sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups spelt flour (or whole wheat flour)
2 teaspoons tapioca starch (or cornstarch)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup butterscotch chips

In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat the butter for 1 minute on medium speed until completely smooth and creamy. Add the sugar and mix on medium speed until fluffy and light in color. Mix in egg and vanilla. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. In a separate bowl, combine flour, tapioca starch, baking soda and salt. On low speed, slowly mix into the wet ingredients until combined. The cookie dough will be quite thick. Add the butterscotch chips and mix for about 5 seconds until evenly disbursed.

Preheat oven to 350ยฐF. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.

Roll balls of dough, about 1 Tablespoon of dough each, into balls. Bake for 10 minutes, until golden brown around the edges. They will look extremely soft when you remove them from the oven. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet. If the cookies are too puffy, try gently pressing down on them with the back of a spoon. They will slightly deflate as you let them cool. Transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.

SRIRACHA HONEY BAKED CHICKEN AND WAFFLES

4 May

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Yes! I’ve finally given into the hype of chicken and waffles…and it was worth it! I made these for my cousin this weekend and she loved them! I The chicken also came out very crispy and they’re baked, not fried! I used almond flour to coat the chicken because it is a healthier substitute to panko bread. Start your week with some soul food ;)

Recipe:

Waffles:
1 1/2 cups organic spelt flour
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk 1/2 tsp white vinegar
2 organic cage free eggs
1/4 tsp organic baking soda
1/4 tsp organic baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp organic coconut palm sugar
Organic pure maple syrup (for drizzle)

Chicken:
8 free range chicken drumsticks
2 cups almond flour
2 organic cage free eggs
1 tsp Flavor God garlic lovers seasoning (or garlic powder)
1/3 cup sriracha sauce
1/2 cup raw honey (melted)

Preheat oven to 425ยฐF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place almond flour and garlic seasoning in one bowl and eggs in another. Dip each chicken drumstick in the almond flour, then the egg mixture, and back in the almond flour, then place them on the parchment paper.

Place chicken in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the chicken starts to brown.

While the chicken is in the oven, make your honey sriracha sauce. Place a skillet on your stove over high heat and bring honey and sriracha to a boil and set aside. Make your waffles afterwards.

When chicken is ready, take the chicken out of the oven and turn the settings to broil. Coat chicken in honey sriracha sauce and place back on the parchment paper. Place back in the oven and bake for 6 minutes.

Take the chicken out of the oven when ready and serve with waffles.

CHOCOLATE WALNUT BROWNIES

29 Apr

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That moment when you get a craving for brownies and you make the best brownies ever๐Ÿ‘… These are gluten free, dairy free, protein packed, and contains healthy fats, so they are good for you. These brownies are perfectly moist and light so be careful or you might just eat the whole batch๐Ÿ˜‰

Dry Ingredients:
ยฝ cup brown rice flour
ยผ tsp. gluten/aluminum free baking powder
ยผ tsp. gluten/aluminum free baking soda
ยผ tsp. sea salt
1/3 cup raw cacao powder

Wet Ingredients:

1 organic cage free egg (at room temperature)
ยฝ cup organic raw honey (melted)
ยฝ cup organic unsweetened applesauce
2 tbsp. organic extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. organic pure vanilla extract

Ad-ins:

1/4 cup crushed walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease an 8ร—8 square pan with coconut oil or butter and line with parchment paper; set aside.

Mix melted honey and cacao powder in a bowl until you get a melted chocolate texture, then set aside to cool.

Mix all wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls before bringing them together, then add in the cacao honey mixture and mix until all ingredients are incorporated. Sprinkle walnuts on top of the batter.

Pour brownie batter into the baking pan and place in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes if using macadamia nuts or 25 minutes if you omit them.

When ready, take brownies out of the oven and set aside to cool. Enjoy when ready.

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