Tuesday, November 24, 2009

How to fool a family

My family does NOT eat the way I do. So this year, I am fooling them. My grandparents refer to the computer as "the solitaire player" so I am not worried about them reading this. A staple during the holidays is buttery mashed potatoes. Jessica gave me a great paleo recipe for mashed potatoes and I am HOOKED!

step 1. steam 2 heads of cauliflower
step 2. put in blender
step 3. add 1/2 can of coconut milk
step 4. blend
step 5. eat all of it.

HAHAHA evil laugh. They are going to eat a vegetable and not even know it. This is sooooo good. My husband asked me how much butter I used, so I know it tasted awesome.

Secondly, a great paleo dish i tried today that I am also bringing is

Gluten Free Apple Crisp- A.K.A. Apple Pie

2 cups blanched almond flour
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ cup grapeseed oil
¼ cup agave nectar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
5 medium apples, peeled, sliced, then chopped in half width-wise

In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg
In a smaller bowl, combine oil, agave and vanilla
Stir wet ingredients into dry
Place apples in a 2-3 quart glass baking dish (a pyrex bowl or an 8x8 square)
Sprinkle topping over the apples
Cover and bake at 350° for 50 minutes on low rack
When apples are soft and their juices bubble, remove cover and bake 10 more minutes to brown crisp
Serve warm

Lastly, I made this dish today. It is a desert, but still paleo.

Gluten Free Squash with Cherries

1 large butternut squash, peeled, cut into one inch cubes
½ cup dried cherries
3 vanilla beans
3 cinnamon sticks
10 slivers lemon peel
1 cup apple juice
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt

Toss ingredients together in an 9 x 13 pyrex baking dish
Bake covered at 350° for one hour
Remove cover and bake an additional 10 minutes to brown