Gluten-Free

Fantastic Cassava Banana-Blueberry Muffins (no added sweetener)

This is an amazing recipe: https://eatbeautiful.net/2018/07/25/paleo-blueberry-banana-muffins/ . The only changes I made here were in order to eliminate the added sweetener. The texture is wonderful, and it's like banana bread except the muffins get cooked all the way through! No goopy centers, and big bursts of blueberry flavor. :) Sooooo delicious with butter or ghee.

4 medium bananas, ripe but not overly so
3 large eggs
1/3 c. melted coconut oil or other fat
1 T. cider vinegar

1 c. + 2 T. cassava flour
1/4 c. collagen
1/2 tsp. baking soda, sifted
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

How I Cook White Rice

For years, I got so frustrated with countless batches of rice that turn out mushy, or crunchy, or watery, or any number of ways that aren't Perfectly Fluffy, Tender, Chewy, Separate Yet Cohesive Grains of Deliciousness. Then I read this helpful article: https://www.cooksillustrated.com/how_tos/9395-science-the-secrets-of-coo... .

Delectable Dolmas (Stuffed Grape Leaves)

This is not a recipe to provide complete instruction on the Middle Eastern art of creating amazing Dolmas; instead, this is How To Make A Delicious and Wonderful Filling for about 150 grapeleaves. Cookbook Google can provide you with instructions for rolling the dolmas - I will just add to the great information online that you can use tender, young, wild grape leaves without blanching them first!

2 onions, diced small
2 tbsp. salt
1/4-1/2 cup olive oil

Sauté gently for about ten minutes. Add:

1 bunch scallions, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch parsley minced

Our Best Liver Pate Recipe

Liver is so super healthy, and I'm always trying to find sources that are good-quality. We usually eat it once per week as prepared in this recipe, with plantain chips to dip, and maybe some good goat cheese and raw veggies on the side. I'm really pleased with this recipe (thanks to Kristen for the seasoning details! It tastes a little like liverwurst, which is more popular with more members of our family than previous recipes), especially because it is SO much simpler than other techniques, and quite delicious.

Quantities of ingredients may be adapted to taste.

Baked Chicken Romano

This delectable dish is based on the recipe below, with changes made for our dietary requirements (I also used goat butter), and to make enough for six people! The cheese provides just enough salt, the butter makes the sauce creamy, the chicken is super tender, and the lemon gives everything a fantastic burst of flavor. YUM!!

https://www.howsweeteats.com/2009/10/chicken-romano-w-lemon-butter-sauce/

2 lbs (6) boneless skinless chicken thighs
3 jumbo eggs
1 cup finely-grated Romano cheese
1/3-1/2 c. Cassava flour
3 T olive oil
2/3 c white wine
1/2 stick butter

Goat Cheese No-Bake Cheesecake (with Strawberry Option)

Slightly adapted from this amazing blog: https://eatbeautiful.net/2017/07/30/saffron-vanilla-no-bake-cheesecake-g...

Crust:
2 cups macadamia nuts
4 dates
6 tbsp. ghee
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Chevre (Soft Goat Cheese) Filling:
2 11-ounce chèvre logs at room temperature
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup maple syrup OR 1/4 cup raw honey
1-1/2 teaspoons gelatin
2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
(2.5 oz. freeze dried strawberry powder)

To Make Crust:

Sourdough Cassava Waffles

I recently discovered an amazing blogger, and adapted this waffle recipe from one of hers: https://eatbeautiful.net/2017/07/09/cassava-flour-sourdough-waffles-grai...

2.5 c. cassava flour
2 c. brown rice starter http://www.lifeisapalindrome.com/recipes/gluten-free-sourdough-starter
1 tsp. salt
2/3 c. avocado oil
10 large eggs
1/2 c. water

1 tsp. baking soda
3 bananas or other fruit, cut into small pieces

Delicious Salmon Cakes

I adapted this recipe to feed our hungry family of 6 (and to exclude almond flour), from the excellent version found here: https://www.everydaymaven.com/paleo-salmon-cakes/ . They are super yummy, moist on the inside and crispy on the outside, and affordable too!

1 lb. cooked/mashed sweet potato
1 c. flour (I often use cassava)
1/2 c. chopped parsley or fresh dill
3 T. chopped onion
2 T. lemon juice
1 T. salt
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. ground black pepper
(1 T. paprika or smoked paprika, optional)
3 eggs
3 14-oz. cans salmon, drained
Coconut oil for frying

Delectable Solar Oven Peach Cobbler

This came out much better than I thought it would - the peaches kept their shape, the "gravy" was neither too thick nor too thin, the peaches didn't require peeling nor sweetener, and this recipe made delicious and generous servings for six people. The cobbler can be cooked in a regular oven, but you'd have to adjust the temperature and timing - maybe 350f would work, but don't cook it nearly as long (maybe 45 mins), and be careful not to let the bottom scorch. You probably wouldn't need to cover the pan in a regular oven, either.

Beautiful, Tender, Fluffy Paleo Panckes

Green banana alone is too dry; cassava flour alone is too goopy. Together, they make a delicious, awesome pancake that is easy to mix up, holds together great, and yields a truly fluffy, delicious breakfast/lunch/dinner. If the mixture thickens up too much while you're cooking the first couple of batches, just stir in a bit more water.

Makes enough pancakes for six hungry eaters.

2 c. green banana flour
2 c. cassava flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. baking soda (pour through a sieve into the bowl to remove lumps)
zest of one lemon
1 dozen eggs
1 can coconut milk (full-fat)

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