Saturday, May 11, 2013

Strawberry Shortcake (Gluten-Free)

I made this coconut flour cake for my 2 year-old's birthday last weekend and it was a big hit.  Really sweet strawberries are at the farmer's market now! If you are eating Paleo (and can spare a little wiggle room for honey), if you are avoiding gluten, or if you just want a healthier, updated version of the old comfort food favorite, read on, at GCH!  

Friday, May 3, 2013

Broccoli Bacon Salad

Bacon!  Do I have your attention?  Make sure everyone eats their greens by combining them with bacon!  My Mom made this for nearly every summer barbecue, and I'm sure it will quickly become a favorite for your family too.  Make it your own and change out the raisins for dried cherries or cranberries, or sub almonds or cashews for the sunflower seeds.  Many happy returns, at GCH!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Two Paleo Breakfasts

Kale and Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs

My Paleo Challenge is complete!  Five weeks of eschewing grains, sugar, dairy, legumes, and alcohol. Okay, I slipped up once or twice; I couldn't resist the glass of wine with my Dad at dinner one night.  But otherwise I was a good little cavewoman and made my Paleolithic ancestors proud.  The winners of the competition will be announced this Saturday - I'm not holding my breath, and I doubt I'll win, but  I WILL show up for the Paleo Potluck part of the evening!

One of the principles of the Paleo diet is eating the right nutrients at every meal:  protein, fat, and slow-release carbohydrates.  This is most important for breakfast, since we haven't eaten for ten our twelve hours!  My two favorite breakfasts during the Challenge were a Spinach Scramble, and Kale and Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs.  These were tasty, protein-laden plates that were easy to make, and easy to make ahead to save time in the morning.  They're even substantial enough for a Meatless Monday meal.  Check out my recipes at GCH!

Spinach Scramble