The Healthy Foodie http://thehealthyfoodie.com A Healthy Living Blog with a Strong Paleo Flavor! Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:00:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Warm Lamb and Apple Salad http://thehealthyfoodie.com/warm-lamb-apple-salad/ http://thehealthyfoodie.com/warm-lamb-apple-salad/#respond Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:00:01 +0000 http://thehealthyfoodie.com/?p=3436671495 Good food doesn’t always have to be complicated. Sometimes, the best meals come together in a matter of minutes, and happen to come to life when the fridge is at its emptiest! This is pretty much what happened with this Warm Lamb and Apple Salad. I opened the fridge one night only to find it particularly […]

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Good food doesn’t always have to be complicated. Sometimes, the best meals come together in a matter of minutes, and happen to come to life when the fridge is at its emptiest!

This is pretty much what happened with this Warm Lamb and Apple Salad.

I opened the fridge one night only to find it particularly empty. There wasn’t much left in there, aside from some leftover Roast Lamb, which I’d made a couple of days prior, a few red apples, some spinach, a bag of sugar snap peas, about 4 or 5 carrots, some celery, bell peppers and a couple dozen eggs. Oh, and a bunch of condiments too, you know: Dijon mustard, paleo mayo, green and black olives, fermented pickles, a few bottles of hot sauce… the usual!

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Good thing is I was in the mood for a humongous salad, and the few ingredients that I had on hand were perfectly well adapted to whip up a tasty one. I wasn’t too sure about including lamb in a salad, however. I’d never tried that before and I wasn’t convinced that it would work all that great. But then I had a brilliant idea: I would sauté it in ghee, along with the apple and sugar snap peas, to make some kind of a warm salad!

Oh yeah. Now THAT sounded yummy! I instantly got super excited and couldn’t wait for my salad to be ready. The 10 minutes that it took me to put it together felt like an eternity.

When I finally got to sit myself down to the delicious meal that I’d just created, I felt I was instantly transported to the land of the gods. I wanted this feast to last forever. I wanted to eat nothing but this for the rest of my life… I wanted to stop time. Honestly. It was that good.

Trust me, you NEED to make this, NOW! Even if you don’t have leftover lamb roast, don’t worry about it. I’m sure cooked chicken or turkey would work just as good…  continue reading

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Bigger Better Butter Chicken http://thehealthyfoodie.com/bigger-better-butter-chicken/ http://thehealthyfoodie.com/bigger-better-butter-chicken/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:00:23 +0000 http://thehealthyfoodie.com/?p=3436671471 Initially, this dish was only supposed to be what’s known as Butter Chicken. Or maybe Better Butter Chicken… The “Bigger” part came in as a bit of an accident… but one of the good kind, though! The thing is, I kind of went a little overboard with the sauce. Halfway through making the stew, I realized I had way […]

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Initially, this dish was only supposed to be what’s known as Butter Chicken. Or maybe Better Butter Chicken…

The “Bigger” part came in as a bit of an accident… but one of the good kind, though!

The thing is, I kind of went a little overboard with the sauce. Halfway through making the stew, I realized I had way too much of it… something had to be done! I mean, I like me a good amount of sauce in my stews, but there’s limits. After all, it wasn’t soup I was hungry for.

I quickly rummaged through my fridge, in search of a good potential addition. Lucky for me, I always keep a few pounds of spinach on hand, and I’d just purchased a bunch of beautiful, fresh button mushrooms. That would be just PERFECT.

In fact, I was instantly thrilled that I’d made a little too much sauce. I knew right then and there that those two very simple additions would elevate this classic dish from great to grand. And that, they did!

In fact, I think I’ll never be having classic Butter Chicken ever again. From now on, it’ll always be Bigger Better Butter Chicken for this foodie! continue reading

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“All the Time” Chocolate Chip Cookies – A Guest Post by Louise of PaleoMagazine.com http://thehealthyfoodie.com/paleomagazine-chocolate-chip-cookies/ http://thehealthyfoodie.com/paleomagazine-chocolate-chip-cookies/#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:45:38 +0000 http://thehealthyfoodie.com/?p=3436671277 Today, I am honored to have Louise from PaleoMagazine.com guest post on The Healthy Foodie. I think you will adore the Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that she is so generously sharing with us. This is just one of her many mouth-watering offerings, though. Indeed, Louise has just released her awesome new cookbook, The Essential Paleo Cookbook, which comes with a great selection of amazing recipes and […]

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Today, I am honored to have Louise from PaleoMagazine.com guest post on The Healthy Foodie. I think you will adore the Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that she is so generously sharing with us. This is just one of her many mouth-watering offerings, though. Indeed, Louise has just released her awesome new cookbook, The Essential Paleo Cookbook, which comes with a great selection of amazing recipes and a bunch of awesome bonuses, too – click here to check it out!

Alright… ‘nough talk on my part. Here’s Louise, you guys…

Make-All-The-Time Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Do you ever find that certain times of year just make you want certain foods more?

We don’t eat many desserts around our house, but even apart from the holidays, I always find that I crave slightly sweeter foods starting around December. And it usually carries over into January and February…

And I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. Remember when Sonia posted her Chewy “Turtles” Cookie recipe?

Yeah…I couldn’t resist that one either.

Despite the name of this recipe, I don’t necessarily recommend making these cookies “all the time.” Even with great ingredients, they’re crazy-easy to overeat.

It’s just that when I was naming them, I kept asking myself what’s special about them, and the only thing that came to mind was that Jeremy (my husband) and I wanted to eat them all the time.

There are a lot of great Paleo cookie recipes, but we LOVE simple recipes, and Jeremy (in particular) still dreams about chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven when he was a kid.

If you make these, I highly recommend the Enjoy Life chocolate chips, which have much better ingredients than 99% of chocolate chips you can find. (And they’re even sold in Target now!)

paleo chocolate chip cookies recipe

Here are step-by-step instructions for making the cookies:

Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C). Mix together the almond flour, coconut flour, shredded coconut, vanilla extract, raw honey, 2 whisked eggs, ghee, and dash of salt in a large mixing bowl.

paleo chocolate chip cookies recipe

Then add in the chocolate chips and fold in.

paleo chocolate chip cookies recipe

Form small 2-inch diameter cookies and place on a parchment paper lined baking tray. Bake for 12 minutes.

paleo chocolate chip cookies recipe

Remove baking tray from oven and cool for a few minutes before removing cookies from the baking tray.

paleo chocolate chip cookies recipe

“All the Time” Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 27 minutes

Yield: about 20 cookies

NF based on 1 of 20 cookies

“All the Time” Chocolate Chip Cookies

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 325F (163C) and place parchment paper on a baking tray
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl (add the chocolate chips in after everything else has been mixed together well).
  3. Form small 2-inch diameter cookies and place on baking tray. It should make around 20 cookies.
  4. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove baking tray from oven and cool for a few minutes before removing cookies from baking tray.

Notes

Recipe by Louise of PaleoMagazine.com

http://thehealthyfoodie.com/paleomagazine-chocolate-chip-cookies/

About Louise Hendon

Louise is the co-founder of PaleoMagazine.com and author of the Essential Paleo Cookbook. Apart from cooking a little too often, she really loves hiking and playing with her Shih Tzu named Karma.

 

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Osso Bucco aka Braised Beef Shanks http://thehealthyfoodie.com/osso-bucco-aka-braised-beef-shanks/ http://thehealthyfoodie.com/osso-bucco-aka-braised-beef-shanks/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:45:20 +0000 http://thehealthyfoodie.com/?p=3436671436 I recently served this Osso Bucco, aka Braised Beef Shanks, to my daughter and son-in-law when they came for a visit with my precious new baby grand-daughter. When it was presented to them, however, this once appetizing dish had already taken the form of leftovers… I had pulled all the meat from the bones and sucked all […]

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I recently served this Osso Bucco, aka Braised Beef Shanks, to my daughter and son-in-law when they came for a visit with my precious new baby grand-daughter.

When it was presented to them, however, this once appetizing dish had already taken the form of leftovers… I had pulled all the meat from the bones and sucked all the marrow out of those same bones before to throw them out. Oh! that marrow was amazing, by the way! I didn’t care much for marrow the first time I tried it, but this one was TO DIE FOR!. Whatever you do, DO NOT throw it out without at least giving it a try. If you don’t really care for it, mix it in with the meat, so at least it doesn’t go to waste…

So anyway, back to my leftover Osso Bucco. To be honest, I was a little uneasy serving it to my guests. I mean, the dish HAD seen better days, you know… what had once been big and beautiful, moist and tender chunks of meat swimming in a rich and tasty tomato sauce now looked like nothing more than a pile of mush pulled meat.

Still, upon taking her first bite, my daughter exclaimed “Oh my goodness, this has got to be the best darn meat dish I have ever eaten. Exactly what kind of meat did you say this was?”

I was a tad reluctant to tell her, as my nose-to-tail eating efforts aren’t always very well acclaimed. My Stuffed Beef Heart, for instance, hadn’t scored too many points… Neither did the Pickled Beef Tongue

But beef shanks were very much okay, apparently, for even after I volunteered the information, the verdict remained: Best darn beef dish she’d ever eaten. And my son-in-law seemed to agree with her.

YES! Looks like I’ll be making this again…
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The Best Cauliflower Mash Ever http://thehealthyfoodie.com/best-cauliflower-mash-ever/ http://thehealthyfoodie.com/best-cauliflower-mash-ever/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:00:25 +0000 http://thehealthyfoodie.com/?p=3436671421 I know, there are probably at least half a million cauliflower mash recipes out there. So why bother posting another one, right? Well, because firstly, it’s always nice to have options. The more, the better, me thinks. And secondly, well, when I say this is The Best Cauliflower Mash Ever, I really mean this is The Best […]

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I know, there are probably at least half a million cauliflower mash recipes out there. So why bother posting another one, right?

Well, because firstly, it’s always nice to have options. The more, the better, me thinks.

And secondly, well, when I say this is The Best Cauliflower Mash Ever, I really mean this is The Best Cauliflower Mash Ever.

What sets it apart from the rest, you ask? Quite simply: the texture! (oh, and the flavor is pretty darn spectacular too, if you ask me!)

Every single time I’ve seen or been served cauliflower mash in my life, I found it to be on the soft side and even downright runny sometimes. No offense if you like yours that way, but that just doesn’t cut it for me. If I’m gonna eat something that pretends to replace my dearly missed mashed potatoes, let it at least have a similar mouth feel to that of the dish I used to cherish. This version does it so well, I think I almost prefer it to the real stuff… honestly.

Unfortunately, there’s only one way to achieve that and it would be by, you guessed it, squeezing the water out of the cauliflower before to puree it!

HA! My favorite activity in the whole wide world. NOT! But to get a cauliflower puree that thick, that creamy, that velvety, THAT delicious? I say taking the extra step is very well worth it.   continue reading

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Smooth and Creamy Coconut Butter – Why you should invest in a Vitamix http://thehealthyfoodie.com/smooth-creamy-coconut-butter-invest-vitamix/ http://thehealthyfoodie.com/smooth-creamy-coconut-butter-invest-vitamix/#comments Sat, 17 Jan 2015 12:43:42 +0000 http://thehealthyfoodie.com/?p=3436671409 You know how I’d been dreaming of getting my hands on a Vitamix for years, but never seemed to be able to justify the expense to myself. Try as I might to convince them, my brains would just brush off any and all of my arguments, no matter how valid. That was until one day I got to borrow my […]

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You know how I’d been dreaming of getting my hands on a Vitamix for years, but never seemed to be able to justify the expense to myself. Try as I might to convince them, my brains would just brush off any and all of my arguments, no matter how valid.

That was until one day I got to borrow my mom’s machine. AH! Now that did the trick. There was simply no way I could go back to being Vitamixless after I got to try one. I was instantly addicted. And now that I am the proud owner of one of those dream high-speed blenders, I wonder how I ever managed without it… A day rarely goes by without me using my precious Vitamix.

As luck would have it, I had the opportunity to test both models of Vitamix’s new generation of blenders: the G-Series. I opted to go with the Professional Series 750 because frankly, for the price difference, if you are going to invest in a Vitamix, I think it’s very well worth paying a little more for the higher-end model. Why? Because first, it comes in Brushed Stainless, whereas the Vitamix 7500 is only available in black, white or red.

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Also too, the Professional Series 750 offers 5 pre-programmed settings, including a self-cleaning option. That alone is worth dishing out a few extra bucks. You simply choose the program you want, i.e. smoothie, frozen dessert, soup, purée or self-clean, hit start button and let the machine do all the work. It’s quite fascinating to look at, too!

Both the G-Series blenders are equipped with an ultra-responsive variable speed button, as well as a handy pulse feature. Oh, and the folks at Vitamix finally redesigned their container to make it wider and shorter, so it can fit under most kitchen cabinets and it’s so much easier to scrape clean, too!

Honestly, I use my Vitamix all the time now. I use it to grind my coffee beans, a task that gets taken care of in mere seconds; I use it to make silky smooth nut milks (I can even skip soaking the nuts if I’m in a pinch); I use it to grind my coarse Himalayan rock salt; I use it to make hot soups and sauces, and even whip up the occasional smoothie…

But, as you probably guessed knowing me, what I appreciate it most for is to make velvety smooth nut butters, and ESPECIALLY, smooth and creamy coconut butter.

That alone, is very well worth the investment, if you ask me!

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Remember how I’d come up with a way to make my very own smooth coconut butter at home, using my good ole food processor? Sure, it was nice and dreamy, but frankly, it also was a lot of work.

The Vitamix yields even better results in a fraction of the time, and requires only fraction of the effort. Even the clean-up will be a cinch thanks to that handy self-clean setting (oh yeah, i really do love that feature!)

Think I’m exaggerating? Not at all. Take a look at my initial post, and then look at how easy the process is with the vitamix.

I used the exact same recipe and the exact same ingredients, in the exact same amounts.

Alright, let’s get started so you can see for yourself how much easier this is…  continue reading

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Braised Leg of Lamb with Dried Prunes and Toasted Almonds http://thehealthyfoodie.com/braised-leg-lamb-dried-prunes-toasted-almonds/ http://thehealthyfoodie.com/braised-leg-lamb-dried-prunes-toasted-almonds/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:32:03 +0000 http://thehealthyfoodie.com/?p=3436671373 Joy! I just reserved my whole lamb for this year. But now I’m thinking maybe I should have ordered two instead… Ah, if only it weren’t that pricey. Sometimes I wish lamb meat was just as widely available and affordable as beef is. I would more than gladly swap my beef for it. Granted, it wouldn’t work with every single dish, but for those dishes where […]

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Joy! I just reserved my whole lamb for this year. But now I’m thinking maybe I should have ordered two instead… Ah, if only it weren’t that pricey.

Sometimes I wish lamb meat was just as widely available and affordable as beef is. I would more than gladly swap my beef for it. Granted, it wouldn’t work with every single dish, but for those dishes where the substitution wouldn’t be such a winning idea, then I would still have the option to stick with beef.

Perhaps I should move to New Zealand or something… I hear lamb is a lot cheaper there, and tastes a lot better, too. Well, for those who, like me, really like the pronounced, almost wool-like flavor of lamb meat.

Ah, wishful dreaming. Well, perhaps I’ll at least get to visit one day. But that would cost way more than the price of a lamb…

If you’re not a fan of lamb, or if you’ve never tried it, I think this Braised Leg of Lamb with Dried Prunes and Toasted Almonds is a good place to start. The stronger flavor of the meat harmonizes really well with the sweetness of the dried fruit and nuttiness of the almonds, and the hint of exoticism brought forth by the garam masala makes the whole experience even more pleasant to the palate.

The contrast between the tender chunks of meat, creamy dried fruits and crunchy almonds will more than probably leave an impression of tremendous pleasure on your senses, too!

I know it did mine…   continue reading

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Butternut Squash, Pear and Chestnut Salad http://thehealthyfoodie.com/butternut-squash-pear-chestnut-salad/ http://thehealthyfoodie.com/butternut-squash-pear-chestnut-salad/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:00:18 +0000 http://thehealthyfoodie.com/?p=3436671358 Remember how I’d been asked to contribute a couple of salads to our Christmas family reunion this year? While I initially found the idea of eating salad at Christmas kind of strange, I still thought the concept to be extremely intriguing and inspiring and was looking forward to coming up with delicious salads worthy of […]

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Remember how I’d been asked to contribute a couple of salads to our Christmas family reunion this year? While I initially found the idea of eating salad at Christmas kind of strange, I still thought the concept to be extremely intriguing and inspiring and was looking forward to coming up with delicious salads worthy of the special occasion.

But then, due to complicated life circumstances, my kids and I eventually decided not to attend said family reunion. That put a halt to my creativity and I had stopped at just this one Perfect Christmas Salad.

Eventually, though, our circumstances changed for the better, so we decided that we were going to attend the reunion after all. It didn’t take long for me to come up with this Butternut Squash, Pear and Chestnut Salad, which was perfectly suitable for the occasion.

Sadly, though, I never got to share it with the fam… it seems like faith had decided that I was not to celebrate Christmas with them this year. I managed to catch a nasty illness the day right before Christmas; the kind that transmits all too easily, if you get my drift. So I was politely asked to stay at home with my germs. continue reading

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Paleo Pecan Pie http://thehealthyfoodie.com/paleo-pecan-pie/ http://thehealthyfoodie.com/paleo-pecan-pie/#comments Sat, 10 Jan 2015 12:00:06 +0000 http://thehealthyfoodie.com/?p=3436671335 WOOHOO! We’re having pie again! Aren’t you happy? Seriously, it’s been like dessert galore around here lately. I’m giving you two dessert recipes in a row, and I still have another one up the pipe for ya. What can I say? I did quite a bit of baking over the Holidays… Today’s offering is something […]

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WOOHOO! We’re having pie again! Aren’t you happy?

Seriously, it’s been like dessert galore around here lately. I’m giving you two dessert recipes in a row, and I still have another one up the pipe for ya. What can I say? I did quite a bit of baking over the Holidays…

Today’s offering is something that I’d been wanting to try my hands at for a very long time now: Paleo Pecan Pie.

Pecan Pie has always been one of my favorites and I’d been dreaming of making a paleo friendly version but I had no idea how to pull it off. I just couldn’t seem to figure out how to recreate that sweet and creamy filling that so lovingly surrounds and engulfs the nuts. Not that it was that complicated, honestly, but I guess that up until now, my craving hadn’t been strong enough for me to seriously look into it. But shortly before Christmas, I got a REAL craving for the baked treat, you know, the kind where you can literally taste the food you’re craving just by thinking about it? Something HAD to be done…

So I looked at a few of my old “traditional” recipes and quickly decided on a combination of date paste and maple syrup, plus the obligatory eggs, of course.

It worked like a charm, even better than I’d hoped it would. Honestly, I think that this filling is even better than the stuff I remembered. For starters, it’s not quite AS sweet and offers much more depth and complexity as far as flavor is concerned. The texture, for its part, is pleasantly smooth and silky but also has a certain density to it that’s not disagreeable at all.

This also means that the pie will hold its shape extremely well after it’s been sliced, and that is something truly appreciate. Personally, I really don’t dig pie mush… I’m all for nice, clean slices.

Honestly, if I was to make this pie again, I wouldn’t change a single thing to the recipe. Not a single thing. continue reading

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Paleo Raisin Pie http://thehealthyfoodie.com/paleo-raisin-pie/ http://thehealthyfoodie.com/paleo-raisin-pie/#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 12:00:33 +0000 http://thehealthyfoodie.com/?p=3436671305 I’m afraid I’ll be serving you guys leftovers today… and well, once or twice again over the course of the next couple of weeks, for that matter. Real sorry about that, but the thing is since I decided to take a little bit of time off over the Holidays and spend some quality time with the […]

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I’m afraid I’ll be serving you guys leftovers today… and well, once or twice again over the course of the next couple of weeks, for that matter.

Real sorry about that, but the thing is since I decided to take a little bit of time off over the Holidays and spend some quality time with the fam and the new baby, well, I didn’t get to share all the fabulous Christmas recipes that I’d been concocting. Had they turned out not so great, I would’ve simply passed, but both the pies and the salad that I made for the occasion far exceeded my expectations. There’s just no way I can let them fall into oblivion.

This Paleo Raisin Pie has got to be the best darn raisin pie I’ve ever eaten. You see, I’ve never been such a HUGE fan of raisin pie, but my son, who doesn’t have a sweet tooth at all by the way, happens to go absolutely crazy for it. Every year come Christmas, he requests that we make raisin pie together (which basically means mom, you take care of the crust, I take care of the filling. Of course, I get to do the dirty job.)

If you don’t already know that about me, working with pie dough is my biggest pet peeve in the kitchen. If you want to punish me or annoy me to no end, have me make pie crust.

That must be why I will only make pies once a year, around the Holiday Season. Because there’s no way I can pass on making our traditional French Canadian Meat Pie, so while I’m already making crust, might as well make a double batch and whip up a couple of sweet pies as well.

Which brings me back to Raisin Pie. Like I said, it’s never been my favorite. Oh, I’m not saying I don’t like it, only it wouldn’t be my first choice if other options were presented to me.

But this one? Not sure I wouldn’t make it my top pick. The addition of blackstrap molasses, walnuts and a little bit of rum really took it over the top. This is one raisin pie that I would’ve chosen over any other, any time.

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