Thursday, August 29, 2013

Paleo Cocoa Puffs Cereal by way of PaleOMG and Real Sustenance

Yesterday I was surfing on Facebook and came across this post from PaleOMG: Guest Post: Paleo Cocoa Puffs with this photo.

Here is Juli's post with the recipe. Or get it here Paleo Cocoa Puffs Cereal. (Gluten/Dairy/Refined Sugar Free) from Real Sustenance. Please look at both of these blogs.  They are fantastic!!

I said to myself, "OK, this is one recipe I have to try."  My kid loves cereal and since we are trying not to eat grains she had to give cereal up. I had all of the ingredients so I made the puffs.

 These are the "puffs" before they went into the oven.

These are baked halfway. See how much larger they got!

These are finished baking.

These taste so good!!  My daughter had some for breakfast this morning as cereal.  She only ate a little bit before she felt full.  The puffs are great as a snack too.  They get very crispy like amaretti cookies.  It got over 60 with this batch.  I put half of them in the freezer for another time.  A person COULD make a sandwich cookie with these using coconut butter as a filling.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Healing Foods from DK Publishing

Take control of your life and your health through what you eat with Healing Foods — an indispensable resource that shows you exactly what foods are best, and how to optimize their super-food potential.
With more than 200 healing foods, from carrots to clementines, and 150 easy-to-prepare recipes that heal, Healing Foods empowers readers to practice optimum nutrition, and shows how certain foods can be incorporated into daily life to target specific health issues, from the publisher.

There is some very interesting information in this book.  I appreciated the beginning of the book where they list Foods that Heal. They list everything you can think of from fruit to oils and tell the reader what is beneficial for the body and how it can help you.

Then there is a section with recipes.  I especially liked the Almond and Raspberry Cake on pages 286.

Everyone would benefit from this book.  All kinds of eating plans can use the recipes.

Pages: 351

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


I LOVE guacamole.  This is my take on the typical recipe when I am in the mood for BACON.  I like onion flavor but I do not like raw onions so I left them out.  But you could use any onions or scallions you like.

1 ripe avocado
1 tomato - chopped
garlic salt to taste
a few shakes of Penzeys Granulated Onion
juice of 1/2 lime
3-4 slices of bacon, chopped and cooked

Mix the ingredients together.  You can use this as a dip or serve as a salad over greens. OR throw it in a bowl and chow down!