Antioxidant Superfood Muffins

Antioxidant Superfood Muffins (grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, paleo) |

Hello, friend. I must confess: I don't believe in OMG ANTIOXIDANT SUPERFOODS too much. I believe that some foods are more full than others of the things that make us healthy and happy, yes. These foods come "packaged" in skin and shells and scales, they have roots and rinds, ripeness and rottenness. But! Sometimes it's such fun to play with the buzzwords, to write a recipe crammed with as many delicious natural ingredients as possible that are also included in the "antioxidant superfood" lists (such as they are). Grassfed butter, pastured eggs, cinnamon, turmeric (don't forget the black pepper, because curcumin loves piperine like peanut butter loves jelly!) and cacao. Blueberries, walnuts, and ginger. With a list of ingredients like that, is it any wonder that these happy, ...

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Walnut Sweet Potato Biscuits with Mushroom Gravy

Walnut Sweet Potato Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy (grain free, gluten free, dairy free, paleo) |

Biscuits and gravy is a slight guilty pleasure of mine, probably because my parents wouldn't let me eat the dish growing up. The white, clumpy, greasy, unidentifiably meaty chunkiness that is traditional Southern biscuits and gravy never darkened the doors of my childhood home. Now there's a morbid fascination with it that I can't shake, so today I took the concept out for a thoroughly grown-up spin: rich, nutty, sweet potato biscuits with a hearty, herb-y gravy on top, all piping hot with lots of fresh black pepper. Would you be into that? So here’s a gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, plant-forward version! These walnut sweet potato biscuits are just dense enough to be ideal as a pairing for hot, savory gravy. If I wanted to make this a bit more substantial, I'd put a patty made of ...

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Flourless Brownies

Flourless Brownies (made with almond butter and avocado!) #vegan #paleo #glutenfree |

These flourless brownies are seriously delish, only take about 15 minutes to prep (faster if you don't stand around licking the spoon like I did... no raw egg, so why not?) and feature some rockstar ingredients. Are you ready for this? ALMOND BUTTER and AVOCADO. Yep, totally flourless brownies that include two of my favorite things with a double chocolate twist from cocoa and chocolate chips. Badda bing, badda boom.  The finished product is a brownie with that must-have delicate crispness on the top and sides and a dense and chocolate-y chewy center. I couldn't eat just one, I MAY have cleaned off half the batch in a day. ;) The only tweak I'll experiment with next time is adding some strong black coffee. Yum!  P.S. These are also vegan (depending on the type of chocolate chips you ...

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Paleo Melktert

Paleo Melktert (grain free, dairy free, paleo) |

I was introduced to melktert (which means "milk tart" in Afrikaans) on Jamie Oliver's Instagram. He described the melktert as "naughty" which made me smile and made the idea stick in my head (the photo of his totally gorgeous rendition probably helped with this). That cracked caramel brûlée top! Swoon. ANYWAY. I got to thinking whether a paleo melktert might be possible. The traditional version of this South African dessert consists of a sweet pastry crust containing a creamy filling made from milk, flour, sugar and eggs. Um, pretty firmly a no-go but I was still really tempted by the idea of a paleo adaptation! The ratio of milk to egg is higher in melktert than in Chinese egg tarts, which I must admit I'm not a fan of. There's a famousssssss egg ...

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Cauliflower Kedgeree (grain-free, dairy-free, paleo) |

Cauliflower Kedgeree

I’ll be honest: partly why I decided to experiment with kedgeree is because I’d never heard of it before yesterday. Kedgeree is apparently a traditional British breakfast from colonial India, and it’s got quite the balance of flavors going on: smoky fish, curried rice (in the traditional version), and boiled eggs! Kedgeree is thought to have originated with…

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Instagram Recipes by Grok Grub (mini recipes delivered straight into your Instagram feed) |

Instagram Recipes

Instagram is my favorite, I like it more than Facebook and Twitter combined! Instagram recipes are just one of the many reasons why I’m such a fan. I feel like I’ve hit some kind of tiny jackpot every time I see a gorgeous #foodporn photo and the recipe is posted in the caption or the…

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