Flourless Brownies

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

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) | GrokGrub.com

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. http://instagram.com/p/sxCACrq29f/ 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

Cauliflower Kedgeree (grain-free, dairy-free, paleo) | GrokGrub.com

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 an Indian rice-and-bean or rice-and-lentil dish Khichri, traced back to 1340 or earlier. Some variant of the dish was brought to the United Kingdom by returning British colonials who had enjoyed it in India and introduced it to the United Kingdom as a breakfast dish in Victorian times. I don't have many recipes inspired by the cuisine of the United Kingdom on this site, but my mulligatawny soup is one of my favorite dishes and this ...

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Instagram Recipes

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

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 comments! Sometimes, if I'm really lucky and ask very nicely, folks on Instagram will type out their recipe for me in the comments even if it's not posted originally. Instagram recipes come in all formats and levels of complexity... the fun thing is discovering them via their mouthwatering photos! I've gotten in on the fun with a few Instagram recipes of my own in the recent past. Check 'em out... I try to keep it simple when posting Instagram recipes, but since it's possible to view Instagram posts on ...

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Cheesecake Factory Crab Hash (sweet potato, onions, bell peppers, crab, eggs, Hollandaise sauce) | GrokGrub.com

Cheesecake Factory Crab Hash

I’m posting this recipe for Crab Hash as my entry in the Paleo Parents’ Cheesecake Factory Paleo Recreation Roundup! Although I don’t know if I can call this a “Paleo recreation” because the description of the original sounds so tasty that although I haven’t eaten at a Cheesecake Factory in years (and certainly never experienced their…

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Baked Bacon Cauliflower | GrokGrub.com

Baked Bacon Cauliflower

Well, folks were very enthusiastic when I posted a test shot of this concept on Instagram two weeks ago. It’s a super simple idea, and I’ve been wondering if it would work for quite a while! I love roasted cauliflower and I love bacon, so this seemed like an obvious win-win if I could pull it off,…

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