Wanna know something really cool? Ok good. I made these cookies the other day and put them in the fridge when I left for the gym. Well, once the bf got back home, he had one of the cookies and told me they were really good. I then told him that they were made from sweet potato and he was super surprised! He didn’t even know they had sweet potato in them. Boom. If you can trick people into eating paleo, they’ll fall in love with paleo without even knowing it.
You know what I found out yesterday? These cookies are even better after sitting in the fridge in a container overnight. Same with my Sweet Potato Brownie recipe, which these cookies were inspired from. I stick those brownies in the fridge or the freezer and they get better and better.
Jackson lifted his leg yesterday to pee!! It was a total fluke but I was so proud. It hasn’t happened since.
The week has seriously flown by. Being in Austin for 5 days has sprung me on a sugar and alcohol binge. Ok, not really a binge but I usually want at least one piece of chocolate at night and I’ve been craving some gin. Which is not an often occurrence. Like, ever. But happy hour will be welcomed today. I need some Colorado friend happy hour time after getting to see all my friends in Austin.
I really have nothing else to say. I wish I did. But I’m off to have a “girls day” with Jackson. No, he’s not a girl but he’s a total mama’s boy. So we are going to tan on the balcony, take some walks, have some lunch together and when he’s nice and tired, I’m leaving him to get some gin. Then him and I are going to make some epic birthday cupcakes this weekend. He’s so excited. He’s like, “Mom. You’re such a ‘cool’ mom.” I’m like, “Duh, Jackson. Duh.” Kbyehaveagreatweekend!
Lemon Chia Seed Muffins
Caramel-Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs
Wanted to do something special with my pasture raised organic chicken legs from #GrassRootsUrbanButcher, so I made activated macadamia satay sauce with kale and carrot ‘rice’. I made the activated nut butter myself & I made the coconut cream myself. Put them together and you have yourself a cranking satay sauce with a superior omega 3 ratio compared with other nuts (I’ve previously homemade ABC butter satay sauce (almond, brazil, cashew) and in a past life, homemade peanut satay from scratch, but peanuts are legumes and therefore digestively problematic, so I never eat them anymore.
Why do I insist on making sauces from scratch? Control what goes into your mouth and you side step carcinogenic artificial additives, added sugar, added chemically produced salt & increase your nutritional intake.
Macadamia satay sauce:
1. Activate macadamia nuts by soaking then overnight in filtered water (include some Himalayan pink salt in the water if you want the butter to be salty). 2. Strain nuts and process in food processor until nut butter consistency.
3. Scoop flesh out of 2 fresh white coconuts. Process flesh with filtered water until rock and creamy (this us your coconut cream. Use desiccated coconut if can’t find fresh ones). 4. In a pan, heat coconut oil, pasture raised chicken legs & garlic on low heat. Add macadamia butter, coconut cream & Himalayan pink salt. Add a dash of maple syrup if sweetening is desired, but it’s not necessary. Simmer until chicken is cooked through.
Here’s a fresh new twist on the “deviled egg” theme: keep the irresistibly creamy center, but go easy on the mayo and add an avocado instead. The bright, spring-green color is perfect for the early days of warmer weather, and the taste is lighter without being bland. If you always found traditional deviled eggs to be a little heavy, this is definitely a recipe to try. Sprinkle them with paprika to add a dash of…
Grilled Fajita Skirt Steak
Not Your Momma’s Waffles