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Coconut Oil Fried Zucchini Fries

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Coconut Oil Fried Zucchini Fries
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Servings: 1-2
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons corn meal
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • coconut oil (to cover pan to 1/4 inch deep)

Julienne the zucchini. Place milk in a small bowl. In another small bowl mix coconut flour, corn meal, arrowroot powder, salt and black pepper.

In a medium cast iron pan heat coconut oil on medium high.

Dip julienned zucchini a few pieces at a time into milk and then roll in the flours, coating thoroughly. Gently place battered zucchini in the pan with hot oil and brown on all sides. Remove from pan and allow to cool. Best served warm.

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Veggie Tot Patties

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Veggie Tot Patties
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 25 minutes

  • 1 cup broccoli florets, finely chopped
  • 1 cup zucchini, finely shredded
  • 1 cup yellow squash, finely shredded
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets, finely chopped
  • 1 large potato, peeled and finely shredded
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 egg 
  • 1/3 cup almond flour*
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil for frying

Almond Flour:

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

In a large bowl, combine broccoli florets, zucchini, squash, cauliflower, potato, garlic, egg, flour, salt, pepper and dill. Blend together using a fork.

In a large skillet, heat coconut oil over medium heat.

Form vegetable mixture into little patties and pan fry for about 6-8 minutes on each side or until crispy.

Place cooked patties on a plate lined with a paper towel to drain off any excess oil. Serve with guacamole and sour cream or mayo, if desired.

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Gluten Free Cream Cheese and Jalapeno Pinwheels

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Gluten Free Cream Cheese and Jalapeno Pinwheels
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Servings: 16 pinwheels
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon psyllium husk powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped

Pre-heat oven to 400° F.

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl, combine well. Add the butter and eggs, mix thoroughly until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Boil the water and add to the mixture a bit at a time, stirring thoroughly until you have a dough. Cut the dough into four pieces. Roll each quarter into a ball then place each one on a strip of parchment paper. Place another strip of parchment paper over each dough ball and roll each one out into rectangles about 8 x 4 inches each.

Trim any edges and spread the cream cheese over the strip. Sprinkle the chopped jalapeno over the cream cheese. Using the parchment paper base, take one end and roll up the dough like a Swiss roll, keeping it fairly tight. Cut the dough into half, then half again. This will make your pinwheel shape.

Place the pinwheel face down on a parchment paper lined baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes, turning over after 10 minutes.

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Blooming Onion

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Blooming Onion
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Servings: 1
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper
  • pinch rosemary

Cut an onion five times down the middle until you get 1 inch from the bottom of the onion then splash on the balsamic vinegar, coconut oil, salt, pepper and rosemary.

Broil in the oven at 400° F for 15-20 minutes. Serve hot.

Note: Some ovens have broil settings which are adjustable, however if your oven has a predetermined broil temperature then you may place your pan with the onion on the middle rack and monitor carefully until done. (Onion should be soft and translucent but not mushy.)

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Gluten Free Mozzarella Stuffed Breadsticks

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Gluten Free Mozzarella Stuffed Breadsticks
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Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon psyllium husk powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 8  6″ long strips mozzarella cheese

Pre-heat oven to 400° F.

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, combine well. Add butter and eggs, mix thoroughly until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.

Boil water and add to the mixture a bit at a time, stirring thoroughly until you have a dough.

Cut the dough into eight pieces. Take each piece and roll into a ball. Place this on a strip of parchment paper. Place another strip of parchment paper over the dough ball and roll out each one into a rectangle about 8 x 4 inches. Place a mozzarella cheese strip in the center of the rolled dough and cover it with the dough like a parcel wrapping. Make sure all the edges are sealed.

Place the breadsticks on a parchment paper lined baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes, turning over after 10 minutes.

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Hummus

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Hummus
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Servings: 6-8
Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes

Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth and creamy. Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and paprika if desired.

Serve on a dish with your favorite fresh, crisp vegetables or crackers.

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