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12 Days of (Paleo) Christmas 2015

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2015 List of Paleo-Friendly Gift Ideas:

On the first day of Christmas…la la la la la la…

InstantPot-IP-DUO

#1 Instant Pot pressure cooker for convenient prep of favorite Paleo comfort foods.

 

Frankincense

#2 Frankincense & Myrrh essential oils for nearly anything that ails you – even kills cancer cells!

 

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#3 Red Apple Lipstick Gluten-free makeup to deck yourself out for the holidays and every day.

 

Christmas Tea  brown betty

#4 Downton Abbey Christmas Tea and Brown Betty Teapot – because Downton and tea.  Yeah.

 

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#5 Otto’s Cassava Flour and Tigernut Flour for all your GF/Paleo cooking and baking needs.

 

Bulletproof Cookbook 2

#6 Bulletproof Cookbook Fuel yourself to live a kick-ass life – and enjoy it!

 

toe socks

#7 Happy Feet Toe Socks align your feet and destress your body.

 

salt lamps

#8 Himalayan Salt Lamps purify the air of electrical pollution and particles.

 

thrive

#9 Thrive Market Membership for Paleo-friendly discounted food and lifestyle products.

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#10 Glutenza and Bulletproof Activated Charcoal Protect/recover from all those holiday parties.

 

beeswax candles

#11 Beeswax Candles for clean, sweet-smelling ambient light.

 

baconbar baconbites

#12 EPIC Bacon Bars & Bites  Well, because BACON!


Have a very Merry Christmas (or other appropriate Winter Holiday!)
We look forward to another year of sharing and caring with you.  🙂

 

Lego mistletoe

All of my boys LOVE Legos, so they are always on the Gift List!

Perfect Paleo Bake Pans

Wilton Pans 1Wilton Pans 2

I recently discovered this Wilton pan set at Sur la Table and thought how perfect it would be for Paleo baking, as the coconut and almond flours do not rise nearly as much as the glutenous kind.  And, who wouldn’t love all those layers of frosting or cream filling?!

Tested them out by making giant whoopie pies using the Carrot Cake Cream Pie recipe from Primal Cravings.  They turned out perfect!  One batch made 4 pans (2 giant pies) baked for 18 minutes (a few minutes longer than for the small pies).  To ensure full release, I brushed the pans with ghee before filling.

Ready to eat!

Carrot Cake Whoopie Pie

This cake serves 4 easily.

These carrot cakes were (Paleo) perfection!

*Note: These pans bake much more evenly that muffin tins or mini-loaves.
They are now my “go-to” Paleo bakeware!

Next Project:  Vanilla layer cake using the Vanilla Cupcake recipe from Paleo Indulgences (p.60). The recipe should yield enough batter for all 5 pans and will be layered with maple cinnamon frosting (p.48) and topped with fresh pineapple rings!

Mmm…

I forsee these as useful for Paleo Dough flatbreads as well!

Like Walking a Tightrope… or Trampoline?

slackline

Found this on Clearance at JM Cremps, Mall of America. Score!!

Look what I found at the Mall of America yesterday.  Yowsa!

Our backyard is “heavily wooded”, so we have lots of trees to choose from for this new summertime activity.  We could all use a little more balance – and FUN!

Mark Sisson is a HUGE fan of slacklines!  (Where else would I see such a thing?!)

Too bad it’s -14F today and we’re blanketed in snow and ice.  Can’t wait until Spring to try it!

Here’s how the Pros do it:

Cucumber (Noodle) Salad!

Tested the Paderno vegetable spiral slicer on some cucumbers this evening.
Voila!  Cucumber Salad with a twist – literally.

Peeled the cucumbers, sliced off the bitter ends and ran them through the machine with the help of my trusty assistant Alex.  Salted generously and added snipped chives from the garden.  All done.  

This was really fun.  Some of the “noodles” were nearly 3 feet long!  Next up will be zucchini “zoodles” and sweet potato noodles.  Hmm…guess it’s time for a trip to the store…

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Looks like spaghetti! Check out the length on those cucumber spirals!

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Yup. Roll it up just like pasta. …Yeah…this is how we roll… *giggle*

What a Deal!

Facebook was alit with the news that the Paderno vegetable spiral slicer was 50% off.
Time to pounce!  Those zoodles were a hit!

slicer

Even though I wasn’t keen on more equipment to take up money and space, the price made it worth the bother.  I was surprised at how compact it is – much smaller than I anticipated.

I plan to make a variation on cucumber salad with it tonight, and some zoodles and sweet potato noodles this weekend.  This should be fun!

It’s Food Prep Day Again

Testing out the Nesco Dehydrator  I received from Hubby for Christmas on some apples and yams. It worked well on the coconut macaroon cookies last week.

Nesco American Harvest FD-37 400 Watt Food Dehydrator

 

Also bakin’ bacon, yams, sweet potatoes, cherry Larabar wannabes and another loaf of George’s fantastic Banana Bread!