I'm a Christian wife & homeschooling mama, saved by faith through grace. I changed my family's diet from SAD (Standard American Diet) to healthy, delicious & nutritious traditional foods. I've recently discovered there's a name for the way that I eat. It's called Primal or Paleo (I like the diet and think of the men and women who worked hard from sunup to sundown, constantly on the go, eating meat, berries they picked, cheese they made. I do not believe in evolution). No grains, legumes, refined sugars, and no/limited dairy.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Plum Syrup & tomato free BBQ Sauce

Oh. My. Yum.
This is amazing. I didn't intend on trialing plums, bitin was making this for my sweet kiddos and somehow a little syrup ends up in my mouth. I can't quite remember if it had fallen on t finger or what, but clearly, it wanted to be eaten.
And wow.

I just made a cut in each overripe mini plum, pulled out the pit and pulled off the stem, plopped in a pot and let them simmer covered for a hour or two. I sort of forgot about them. Oops. But a yummy oops!

Them I poured them into my omniblend and added about 1/4 cup coconut sugar. They probably didn't need the coconut sugar. Blended and it was pretty thick, so I added some water and blended again. Possibly 1/2-1 cup of water. I didn't measure. Aren't you impressed with how exact I am in syrup making?

I'm thinking pancakes and eggs for dinner, so my family can find out how AMAZING this syrup is!

Update: It was amazing warm, then tasted more like ketchup cold. So I tried it putting it on the chicken I was baking. AMAZING BBQ sauce!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Chocolate Protein Pancakes

My third child, a 2 1/2 year old girl, has decided she's not really into breakfast. I'm not quite on board with that, so I try to pack as much protein into these pancakes as I can, so she'll get what she needs to start the day right.

Chocolate Protein Pancakes

12 eggs
1 cup hemp protein powder
1 cup coconut flour
1/2 - 1 cup raw cacao powder
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup coconut sugar or honey (add 1/4 cup less water if using honey)
2 cups water or a milk (raw cow's, almond, coconut, etc)
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1 Tbsp vanilla (optional)
2 tsp apple cider vinegar

I put them into my Omniblend V blender in the order listed, that way, if I get a bad egg, it doesn't ruin the whole thing. You could put all the liquids in first, then dry, make sure the baking soda goes on top of everything, so it doesn't react with the vinegar yet. Put protein powder down first, so the coconut flour doesn't start absorbing the liquids before you're ready.

Blend. Let sit for a couple minutes.
Make pancakes.