Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Blueberry Banana Pumpkin Muffins (Grain Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free, Nut Free)

Do you know what one of my biggest pet peeves is? When people post recipes for food without a picture. Strangely enough, it doesn't bother me when I'm the one posting it. I wasn't able to get a good picture of them before they were gobbled up! I made these for a  friend who is not a regular Paleo eater, but has decided to do the auto-immune protocall for 30 days - meaning no grains, nuts, nightshades, eggs or dairy. (did I miss anything?) - so these were born, and they were gone fast. So without further delay, I bring you grain free, dairy free, nut free, egg free Blueberry Banana Pumpkin Muffins!

Blueberry Banana Pumpkin Muffins


2 cheetah banana's (ripe)
1 1/4 fresh pumpkin puree
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4  cup melted coconut oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 cup blueberry


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mash the two bananas in a bowl until smooth. Add the pumpkin, maple syrup and coconut oil - mix until smooth. Add the coconut flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix until combined, then add the blueberries. Bake for 30 minutes, or until stiff.

Allow to cool and enjoy!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hello Internet!

Okay - I admit it - I caved and am becoming one of those trendy health nuts (the amount of times people have referred to me as trendy, is a little bit concerning to me), who spends all their time blogging about healthy food instead of doing something more productive with their lives. Not that I have a problem with that,

This blog exists because of months of posting pictures of all my food on facebook, being asked repeatedly for recipes and as a result sending irritating facebook alerts to peoples phones, I have decided that yes it is a time to stop the insanity and just make peoples - and my - life easier! Sound good? I thought so!

But wait, you may ask, I havent seen you post food on facebook in at least a month - what is going on? Truth - I haven't - but I've certainly been busy cooking!

For those of you who either a) dont know me or b) dont pay attention to what I eat, here is a little information about my eating way of life!

I follow the Paleo Diet - which basically means if a ccaveman wouldn't have eaten it - neither will I. This means that all modern processed foods are a no go. This also includes all grains including wheat, corn, rice, rye, barley, refined sugars or processed dairy. I mean really people, do you think
Adam and Eve were chowing down on bowls of sticky rice - I don't think so.

Usually when I tell people I don't eat grains, sugar or dairy they go a little bug eyed and say "what exactly do you eat?!?!"

Eating only whole foods may sound very limiting, but in reality its not - you simply have to change the way you think about food. Yes, I limit myself to fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, nuts and coconut - but what you can do with those things is absolutely extraordinary! Really people - and thats what I'm here to share you!

People often think that without grains, dairy or sugar that food gets boring or bland - and its my mission to share that having good health while still eating delicious food is possible! Of course there is a lot of why behind why I eat Paleo - the health benefits have been extraordinary for me, but I will save that for another post!