Chocolate Coconutty Bars

Chocolate Coconutty Bars
Chocolate Coconutty Bars
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Servings: 35 square bars
Preparation Time: Approx. 15 minutes + cooling time

Turn stove on low. Melt chocolate, coconut cream concentrate and coconut oil in a pan.

Blend nuts in a food processor until fine.

Grind coconut chips (if you prefer it to be chewy, skip this step).

Mix oats, coconut chips and blended nuts together in a bowl.

When chocolates are all melted, put in dry ingredients and mix well. Put mixture in an 11 x 7 pan. Spread evenly and set aside to cool and harden, or pop in the fridge to speed this up.

When firm, slice into little squares.

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Low-Carb Strawberry Icebox Bars

Low-Carb Strawberry Icebox Bars
Low-Carb Strawberry Icebox Bars
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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Crust:

Filling:

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Crust instructions:

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Add coconut oil and mix well to get a sandy texture.

Scramble eggs, then add to sandy mixture along with ice water. Knead to mix thoroughly. Spread out into 9×12 baking dish. Bake 15-20 minutes until done, edges golden brown.

Remove from oven and let cool while making filling (about 10-15 minutes).

Filling instructions:

Put lemon juice in small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over it to hydrate.

In a small pot, bring water to boil, then add hydrated gelatin/lemon juice mixture, and stir to dissolve gelatin.

Add strawberries, honey, and salt to pot, and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until strawberries are soft. Let cool for about 10 minutes, then pour over baked, cooled pie crust.

Transfer to fridge and let chill for at least 4 hours, or until set firm.

Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

*You can grind your own almond flour by placing whole almonds in a blender/food processor and blending until you get a fine meal.

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Strawberry Fat Bombs

Strawberry Fat Bombs
Strawberry Fat Bombs
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Servings: 24
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

  • 3/4 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, softened (not melted)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Place 24 mini muffin cups on a cookie sheet.

Scrape mixture into plastic bag or pastry bag and fill mini muffin cups, or spoon mixture into mini muffin cups.

Freeze until solid – about 2 hours. Store in freezer in airtight container. Note: If you prefer a softer, creamier fat bomb, store in refrigerator.

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Thyme for Mushroom Stew

Thyme for Mushroom Stew
Thyme for Mushroom Stew
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 25-30 minutes

  • 1 pound mixed mushrooms, sliced (tough portion of stems removed)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • handful fresh thyme, leaves picked
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 whole lemon, sliced, for serving

Rinse and pat dry the mushrooms before slicing. Set aside.

In a large pot, on medium heat, melt the coconut oil. Add the onions and garlic to the pot and cook until soft, about 7 minutes.

Now add the mushrooms, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Cook mushrooms until soft.

Pour in the coconut milk and beef broth and whisk well. Allow to simmer for a few minutes and then toss in the thyme and green onions.

Serve with fresh slices of lemon to squeeze into the stew, if desired, this tangy pop of citrus brings the flavors forward.

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Little Miss Sunshine Smoothie

Little Miss Sunshine Smoothie
Little Miss Sunshine Smoothie
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Servings: 1
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup frozen peach
  • 4 ounces orange kombucha
  • 6 ounces coconut water
  • 1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy.

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Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Soup
Creamy Cauliflower Soup
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Servings: 8-10
Preparation Time: 45 minutes

  • 2 heads cauliflower florets, steamed
  • 4 cups chicken broth or water
  • 1.5 – 2 cups coconut milk*
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter
  • 2 tablespoons Himalayan salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes (or fresh parsley, chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder (or 2-3 fresh cloves garlic, pressed)
  • juice 2 lemons

Blend steamed cauliflower with water, divided in several batches if needed. Add to soup pot. Add coconut milk and seasonings. Warm to desired temperature. Add fresh squeezed lemon juice.

Serve in bowls with garnish, if desired, or enjoy as is.

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Raspberry Oat Bars

raspberry oat bars
Raspberry Oat Bars
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Servings: 24
Preparation Time: approx. 15-20 minutes

Crumble:

Filling:

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the oats, flours, sugar, zest, molasses, and baking powder. Cut in the butter and coconut oil using a pastry blender or your fingers and mix until the dough comes together.

Gently press two thirds of it into the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking pan. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until the edges just start to turn brown.

In a bowl, stir raspberry jam, vanilla extract, honey, and lemon extract or lemon essential oil until smooth. Spread this mixture over the baked crust and then evenly sprinkle the remaining oat mixture over the jam mixture.

Bake for another 25-30 minutes or until the top has lightly browned and the filling is bubbly.

Let the bars cool completely before cutting.

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Simple Summer Skillet

Simple Summer Skillet
Simple Summer Skillet
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

  • 1 pound asparagus spears, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 3 cups greens (preferably kale, spinach or mustard greens)
  • 2 cups baby potatoes, halved (any color variety)
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Combine ingredients in a large skillet over medium heat. Pan roast vegetables for about 10-15 minutes or until cooked through and slightly crispy, stirring occasionally.

Optional add-ins: sausage, ground beef or bison, and/or sauerkraut.

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