Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Chocolate chip cookies (low carb, gluten free)

1 1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour

1 tsp baking powder
1 cup coconut oil or butter
1 cup Just Like Sugar

1/2 cup erythritol
OPTION: add 1 egg (for cake-like cookie)
1 tsp sea salt

2 chocolate bars, chopped (I use Dante Confections dark chocolate made with Stevia)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. In a medium bowl, cream the butter, Just Like Sugar, and erythritol (add in egg if using). Cream for a few minutes until very fluffy. In a separate bowl mix together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add in the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until smooth. Add in chocolate. Roll 2 TBS of dough into a ball in your hands (for uniform shape) onto a cookie sheet, then press down to they are about ¾ of an inch thick. Place cookies about 2 inches apart. Bake in preheated oven for 17-20 minutes or until golden around the edges. Cool completely on the baking sheet before removing. Makes 24 cookies.

Each cookie:
150 calories
4 g carb
6 g fiber
2 g protein
15 grams fat

These were a big hit with the kids!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Gila's Fennel or Cauliflower

Gila’s Cauliflower or Fennel
·         1 head cauliflower or 2 large bulbs fennel
·         2 tablespoons olive oil
·         Juice of 1 lemon
·         1 tsp Better Than Bouillon
·         1/8 teaspoon salt
·         ¼ teaspoon tumeric
·         1/8 teaspoon pepper
Mix all ingredients in bowl. Microwave 15 minutes, stirring twice.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Primal Cheese Scones

Cheese Muffins (Gluten Free, Primal)

1 1/4 C almond meal
1/4 C coconut flour
1/4 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
2 Eggs
3 T Coconut Oil melted
1.5 C shredded Cheese (I used Cheddar, but other kinds would be nice, too)

Mix flours, salt and baking soda in a bowl. Add eggs and oil and mix well. Fold in cheese then put 1/4 cup of batter in each muffin tin. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. Check for doneness with a toothpick. Let muffins rest for 15 minutes before eating. Makes about 10 muffins.

I added 3 packs of Truvia to the recipe and they came out tasting like yummy scones.

Each muffin has:
200 calories
9 grams of protein
2 grams of carbs