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Flower Pot BAM - Granola & Nutmilk

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Flower Pot BAM - Granola & Nutmilk

A good friend of mine posted a video showing a bar that made a cocktail similar to this. I took the idea and added a few modifications to present Flower Pot BAM - Granola & Nut-milk.

This simple, fun and visual BAM makes everyone want granola any time of day.

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Easy to make and many varieties to choose from with KitchFix granola. I love that you have it delivered right to your door via Amazon making it easy to say bye, bye to sugar free unhealthy morning foods. Adding a cute presentation element like a flower pot every member of your family will be begging for this in the morning.

Flower Pot BAM - Granola & Nutmilk

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Flower pot

  • Mason Jar & straw lid

  • Metal Straw

  • KitchFix Granola

  • Nut-milk

  • Fresh Rosemary

  • Optional - cup of brewed coffee & plastic zip lock bag

Directions

  • Place mason jar or plastic zip lock bag filled with nut-milk into flower pot.

  • Place straw through lid hole.

  • Cover and fill flower pot with granola until covered to top.

  • Add rosemary sprig to center and serve with a spoon.

  • Optional - brewed coffee added to nut-milk

Drink a sip of the milk and a spoonful of granola.

Simply a fun and delicious morning start!

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Herb Crusted Paleo Chicken and Waffles with Rosemary Infused Maple Syrup

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Herb Crusted Paleo Chicken and Waffles with Rosemary Infused Maple Syrup

I have never been more excited for a recipe as I was to recreate this little number. Who doesn’t want some chicken and waffles that are Paleo perfect?

BAM. BAM. BAM is all I can say.

Being a minimalist I personally do not see myself owning a waffle iron. Having Kitchfix take care of the waffle part is one of my life nirvana moments and what makes this recipe easy for anytime of day.

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I met the fine folks at Kitchfix at a trade show where they were serving chicken and waffles. I have wanted to recreate this recipe with a twist since our meeting over a year ago, but at the time I was on the road so recipe creating was not so easy for me. Now that I am back living in CA only two weeks and you can be sure this was on the top of my list. I have no words to describe how excited I am to finally make this delicious dish with a Chef V twist and share it with you all. You have to make this. Cassava flour is key to the crunch factor too.

BAM-a-LAM!

Herb Crusted Paleo Chicken and Waffles w/ Rosemary Infused Maple Syrup

  • Serves - 4

  • Total time - 30 minutes

Ingredients -

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (thin)

  • 1 box Paleo Waffles - Kitchfix

  • 1 cup Otto’s cassava flour (code Paleoboss10 saves)

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary

  • 2 rosemary twigs

  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh thyme

  • 2 pasture raised eggs

  • 1/4 cup Epic duck fat (or preferred fat)

  • 1/2 cup of maple syrup

  • 2 teaspoons Redmond real salt (code BAM2019 saves)

  • 1 teapsoons fresh ground black pepper

  • * Optional grass-fed butter

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Directions -

  • Grab small saucepan and add maple syrup and rosemary twigs. Put on low and infuse slowly. No need to boil.

  • Heat oven or toaster oven to 350.

  • Take a large soup bowl or plate and place cassava flour, salt, pepper and chopped herbs mixing with your hands.

  • Take eggs and beat in a bowl until well mixed.

  • Heat duck fat or desired oil in cast iron or preferred pan on medium heat.

  • Dip chicken in egg coating completely. Followed by placing in cassava mixture working to cover the entire breast.

  • Place in cast iron cooking until crispy about 15 minutes turning halfway. Remove to oven safe plate keeping warm in the oven until all are done.

  • Put four waffles in the oven for 10 minutes turning half way.

  • Once all are cooked assembly to YUM starts - beginning with the waffles - start to stack with the waffle, chicken, waffle, chicken approach.

  • Remove rosemary stalks from stove and pour warm infused rosemary syrup directly on the stack. You have the option of buttering the waffle first adding syrup placing chicken on tip and repeat finishing off with a final syrup pour over entire stack.

  • Enjoy!

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This meal is great anytime of day and Otto’s cassava flour adds a crunch that will have you hooked (code paleoboss10 saves).

Feel free to play with spices and even without. You can’t go wrong and the sky is the limit.

Hang tight because I have a few more recipes coming using Kitchfix products.

I am madly in love and proud to be an ambassador for a company whose lens includes products like granola, waffles are bars that are delicious and Paleo.

Blog on why I love Kitchfix here.





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Eli's Date Drop Cookies

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Eli's Date Drop Cookies

As many of you know while the BAM van was being built out I lived with my daughter and her boyfriend for a few months. God bless them both for this. I know how much of a sacrifice it was to have me and Gidget.

Not only that, but I learned Eli is quite the baker.

While living with them I introduced Eli to Otto's Cassava Flour  & Nutpods and the next thing I knew I was waking up to delicious cookies.

Eli made the most incredible recipe for what I consider to be a breakfast cookie and I am proud to share it with you because they are tasty beyond words. This recipe does have dairy using grass-fed butter.

When I left on tour he packed me several and I savored every bite. Officially I have the recipe and an oven in the van. I see these in my future and hope you will too!

Eli's Date Drop Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 cups of Otto's Cassava Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Organic Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground organic cloves
  • 2 sticks of grass-fed butter
  • 1.5 cups of Nutiva Coconut Sugar
  • 3 large pasture raised eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Soda
  • 2 tablespoon Nutpods origianl
  • 2 cups of organic chopped dates
  • 1 cup organic chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened chopped chocolate chips

 

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Have butter and eggs at room temperature.
  • Mix wet ingredients and fold in flour and dry ingredients one at a time. (Eli does this by hand the entire process) mixing well.
  • Add nuts, dates and chips mixing together.
  • Place about 3/4 tablespoon of batter on tray and bake for about 12 -15 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

 

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Cinnamon Breakfast Bars

There are few times in life you meet people and you know from the moment of introduction you know they are 'good people.' A few years ago I was at a party thrown by the founder of Tin Star Foods and I met Sadie & John the founders of Otto's Cassava Flour and knew from the word go they were 'good people' as my grandmother would say.

Hearing the company was named after their son Otto confirmed my gut feeling.

I have decided to give up nuts for 90 days at some point in 2018. I have terrible allergies that we cannot seem to get under control. Allergies are an autoimmune issue and I am committed to changing the severity of my allergies. I am allergic to mold and many nuts are prone to mold. So nuts gone for 90 days will happen. Until this becomes reality I will be working hard to find replacement foods that support me mentally and physically during the transition.

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As luck would have it cassava flour is not only gluten and grain free it is nut free. BAM.

I have been working on the menu list for the tours cooking classes and knew I needed menu idea's that were nut free. Grateful Otto's Naturals Cassava Flour makes it easy. I have been busy in the kitchen these last few weeks and decided to try a cinnamon breakfast bar recipe using Otto's.

Luckily I am living with a friend who was more than happy to be my taste tester and we could not decide on one recipe so I will share two versions: a paleo and primal.

The difference in the two versions involves using grass-fed butter or Ghee.

Believe it or not the texture and taste is quite different. Me and my friend Clair agreed that both were worthy of sharing. You will have to be the judge as to which you like better.  Enjoy and report back.

Thank you Sadie, John and Otto for making my healing transition delicious and easy using your Cassava Flour. I am pleased to say that Otto's has joined the tour as a sponsor and is helping support the community I serve. BAM.

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This recipe was adapted from Back Porch Paleo's Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

CINNAMON BREAKFAST BARS

Ingredients:

Directions:

  • Combine flour, salt, baking soda and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon in a bowl and set aside.
  • Add 2 tablespoons coconut sugar, ghee or butter, egg and date paste in a bowl using a mixer blend well until creamy. Next add coconut milk mixing well. Note mixture will be thick.
  • Grease a square 8 inch pan and place in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until done.
  • Once out of the oven mix the remaining coconut sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and sprinkle on warm bars. These bars are delicious hot or room temperature. The texture changes based on temperature and both are BAM.

 

 

 

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Pumpkin-palooza!!  Feeling like a fall comfort food weekend...

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Pumpkin-palooza!! Feeling like a fall comfort food weekend...

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Happy Saturday! I know... I know... pumpkin is everywhere and you're probably already over it...  but I woke up needing a serious fall fix this morning.  Here in the Mid-Atlantic we've been bouncing between frost warnings and springlike warmth.  It's a bit crazy!  And to top it off, family schedules and life chaos have been stressful to keep up with this month.  So I've decided that it's a full on, fall comfort weekend on the home front. Mother nature agrees because the leaves are in absolute fall radiance mode this morning, and it's actually a bit crisp out!!

I spent my morning coffee time going through PBL's recipes, and here's some of what's going to be happening in the LL kitchen this weekend.  (I'll put links in to help you find products fast, but I order most things from Thrive Market online, and have them in my pantry so I'm always ready if I have a craving.) The bonus... everything is refined sugar free!!!  Sweet!

Pumpkin Pancakes

My mouth is watering right now!!  And as soon as I write this, I'm about to start pouring the batter onto the griddle!! I saw these on V's facebook page and called her for the recipe.

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Put everything in a NutriBullet (can also use a blender or hand mixer & bowl) and blend until smooth.  Heat up cast iron griddle or skillet.  Melt enough ghee to lightly coat the pan.  When a drop of water sizzles it's ready to go!  Pour in batter to desired pancake size.  Flip once bubbles in batter start to pop and hold their shape.  Pancakes are done when the second side is lightly browned.

Pumpkin Smoothies

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This one doesn't look pretty, so I'm posting a "before" pic ... but V promises me that it tastes amazing!!  Or as she said: "Tastes delish, but looks ugly" (I'll post an instagram when I make this and let you know how mine comes out!)

1/2 can Organic Pumpkin Puree

1/2 Can Organic Coconut Milk (unsweetened, full fat)

1/2 - 1 avocado (depending on size)

1 cup Kale leaves (no stems!)

1 date

A few good dashes of Pumpkin Pie Spice

Put it all in your NutriBullet and blend for 1 minute.

Pumpkin Granola

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I'm going to use V's recipe from Breaking Muscle to make this, but instead of cinnamon, I'm using my Pumpkin Pie Spice again.  Might as well get the most out of it, right?!

If I'm still in the mood for more pumpkin, I just might make these amazing looking Pumpkin Pie Bites from Michelle Smith for Sunday dinner dessert.  I watched her periscope as she made them last night... and that may be what started this whole pumpkin weekend obsession...

If you try any of these, or have any other amazing, refined sugarless fall treats you think I should try, please let me know!!  I'm always looking for something new to add to the healthy, yummy, comfort food repertoire. Enjoy your weekend!

LL

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Friday's Friend & Grown-Up Back-to-School Recipes

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Friday's Friend & Grown-Up Back-to-School Recipes

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By: V Capaldi At this point I am pretty sure we all know who is my hero, mentor and friend that provided the tools for me to get my life back!  Yup, Dr. Terry Wahls and The Wahls Protocol!  Long before The Wahls Protocol I became a Wahls Warrior.  For over 1400+ days I have been a faithful, devoted and successful miracle under the guidelines for wellness outlined in the best-selling book, The Wahls Protocol by Dr. Terry Wahls.

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In-Person Symposium 2015

This wellness bible is available in both hardback and paperback and

I truly believe it is a must for every household's library.

Many of the concepts, idea's and components of the protocol are lifestyle based on conscious awareness that involve far more than food.  This life changing book explains how and why we got here regarding health and wellness and in addition informs us how to live, eat and move based on our cellular level needs.  An approach like the Wahls Protocol puts you in the driver seat and removes many of the victim filled outcomes the majority of us live with.

In fact 1 in 3 Americans are legally disabled with The Wahls Protocol

poised to change this without drugs or high healthcare costs.

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Healthcare Bible

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of seeing 1st hand the power of Dr. Wahls, her family and The Wahls Protocol teachings to change lives beyond any healthcare science I have ever witnessed.  None of what took place at the symposium was based around consumer driven principles or sponsored by a drug company as in traditional healthcare.  Instead all was based around accessibility with self-care tools of empowerment shared by the buckets!

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Friday Friend

My FRIDAY FRIEND has been the most important person in my life to date by showing me the way to thrive! Before becoming a Wahls Warrior I was dying a slow and painful death. To find out how amazing Dr. Terry Wahls is click here and check out her stuff.

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Mason Jar Meals Rule

Only because I am an ass would this matter so here it goes...I am sick of Back-to-School being about kids only!

What about us as grown-ups? Do we not matter?

This time of year has always been significant my entire life. As a kid, parent and even later in life yet no one addresses what this means to anyone but kids. Well I have had enough and present: Grown-up Back-to-School Mason Jar meals.

Thanks to my good friends at Breaking Muscle for helping me to make this happen!  Click here for recipes of yum!  Enjoy and stay tuned more recipes coming in September!

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Italian Influence

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