Coconut Oil

Spicy Walnut Butter

Spicy Walnut Butter
Spicy Walnut Butter
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Servings: 1.5 cups
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

  • 2 cups raw walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons coconut cream concentrate
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 medjool date
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Place walnuts in a food processor and run until a coarse texture is achieved.

Add the remainder of ingredients and run until a smooth nut butter texture is achieved.

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Ravioli Soup

Ravioli Soup
Ravioli Soup
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Servings: 4-6
Preparation Time: 40-45 minutes

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, diced small
  • 1 large or 2 small zucchini, halved lengthwise & cut into half moons
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon pink salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups jarred or canned organic diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 ½ cups mini cheese ravioli (regular or gluten free)

Heat the oil over medium heat in a large soup pot. Add the onions, carrots and zucchini. Sauté until vegetables are softened, 8-10 minutes.

Mix in the basil, oregano, garlic, red pepper, salt & pepper, and stir 1-2 minutes to release their flavors. Stir in the diced tomatoes, Parmesan, broth and water and bring to a boil.

Add the mini raviolis and bring the soup back up to boiling. Reduce the heat to medium, and simmer until the ravioli is completely cooked through, 15-18 minutes (or according to package directions).

Adjust salt & pepper if needed and serve garnished with extra Parmesan cheese.

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Gluten Free Tropical Pina-Coco-Nut Fruitcake

Gluten Free Tropical Pina-Coco-Nut Fruitcake
Gluten Free Tropical Pina-Coco-Nut Fruitcake
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Servings: 12 small loaves and 6 muffins or 24-30 muffins
Preparation Time: 2 hours

  • 1 1/2 cups grated organic apples
  • 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate (frozen)
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup flaked or shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 2 tablespoons candied (with honey) orange rinds
  • 1 cup dried pineapple chunks
  • 4 cups mixed and diced dried fruits: raisins, mango, figs, bananas, apples, cherries, cranberries, pears,
    blueberries, etc.

Mix everything together thoroughly, press firmly into molds.

Bake at 325° for 25 – 40 minutes, depending on whether loaves or muffins are selected. Watch carefully.

Remove from oven and allow to fully cool before removing from molds. Enjoy with cold milk.

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Slow Cooker Southwest Stew

Slow Cooker Stew
Slow Cooker Southwest Stew
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Servings: 4-6
Preparation Time: ½ hour prep, 4 hours slow-cooking

Stew:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 pound ground beef or bison
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies
  • 3 potatoes, diced
  • 2 cups frozen kernel corn
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1 heaping tablespoon dried oregano
  • ½ tablespoon ground cumin

Garnishes:

  • grated cheese of your choice
  • sour cream

Sauté the onion, garlic and beef/bison in the coconut oil over medium heat, until browned. Combine the meat mixture with the rest of the ingredients in the slow cooker.

Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours, or until the potatoes are soft. Add salt/pepper and garnishes to each bowl.

Note: For a soup-like consistency, add another cup of broth.

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Coconut Flour Peach Cobbler

Coconut Flour Peach Cobbler
Coconut Flour Peach Cobbler
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Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Filling:

  • 2 cups peach slices (about 4 large peaches, peeled and sliced)
  • 1/4 cup honey

Topping:

In a greased 2 quart baking dish, combine peaches and 1/4 cup honey.

In a bowl, stir together sugar, honey and coconut oil until smooth. Add in egg and vanilla and stir to combine.
Gently stir in almond flour, cassava flour, coconut flour, arrowroot starch, baking powder, salt and nutmeg until no lumps remain.

Pour batter over peaches and spread evenly over top.

Bake at 350° F for about 20-25 minutes or until topping is cooked through and slightly brown. Remove from oven and let cool about 10 minutes before serving.

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Grain Free Coconut Granola Bars

Grain Free Coconut Granola Bars
Grain Free Coconut Granola Bars
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Servings: 16
Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Preheat the oven to 350° and line a 8×8 pan with parchment paper or use a silicone muffin pan. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine nuts, coconut, cinnamon, salt, chocolate chips, and almond or coconut flour.

In a small bowl mix together coconut oil, honey/maple syrup, and almond butter.

Pour coconut oil mixture on the dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated. Add the egg and stir again.

Pour mixture into the prepared pan and press down to make very firm, as evenly as possible. This is an important step to get them to hold together.

Bake for 30 minutes, the edges will be slightly brown.

Once removed from the oven, press down again using a spatula.

Store covered at room temperature.

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Chicken in Zesty Lime-Cilantro Sauce

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Chicken in Zesty Lime-Cilantro Sauce
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 large cloves garlic, pressed or finely minced
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup coconut milk*
  • (1) 4 ounce can diced green chilies
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala or curry powder
  • 3 green onions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro leaves
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • cooked rice of choice

Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute, stirring continually, until it is fragrant but not browned, about one minute.

Add the chicken and sauté until it is lightly browned on all sides, about 7 minutes. Add the coconut milk, chilies, lime juice, lime zest, and garam masala or curry powder, scraping up any browned bits that have adhered to the pan.

Bring to a simmer and cook about 5 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked. Turn off the heat and stir in the green onions and cilantro, mixing well.

Allow to sit for a minute or two, then finish with salt & pepper to taste. Serve over cooked rice.

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Avocado Chocolate Coconut Fudge

Avocado Chocolate Coconut Fudge
Avocado Chocolate Coconut Fudge
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Servings: 16 (2 inch squares)
Preparation Time: 1.5 hours

In small saucepan, add cocoa powder, coconut milk, sugar, and salt. Mix over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth and creamy.

Let come to low boil and continue stirring and cooking for about 5 minutes.

Add vanilla, stir again, and remove from heat.

Let mixture cool completely. (You can speed this up in fridge, but do not let it harden.)

While chocolate is cooling, whip (or blend) CCC, coconut oil and avocado in a mixing bowl (or blender), until creamy and smooth.

Add cooled chocolate mixture to avocado mixture and whip (or blend) again until very creamy and smooth, scraping sides as needed.

Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper. Pour fudge into pan, spreading out evenly.

Chill fudge in fridge until firmly set (about an hour).

Cut into 2 inch squares. Serve.

Note: Keep stored in fridge.

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