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12 Days of Paleo Christmas!

The second annual edition of Pamela’s 12 Days of Paleo Christmas.
OK, so I listed more than twelve…the more, the merrier!   Enjoy!

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Gift ideas featured in Pamela’s 12 Days of Paleo Christmas:

Paleo Dough makes nearly anything savory or sweet: bread, biscuits, crackers, tortillas, pizza crust, dumplings, meat or fruit pie pockets etc.

Bulletproof Coffee and Kerrygold Butter (available at Costco and other stores)

Great Lakes Gelatin and Silicone Mold(s)

EPIC Bars

Downton Abbey Teas
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Gather: the Art of Paleo Entertaining

Paleo Happy Hour

Bulletproof Activated Charcoal for rapid recovery from consuming anything dubious

Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salts  (available at Costco and other stores)

Red Apple Lipstick Products: lipstick, lip gloss, lip liner, lip balm, eyeliner, eyeshadow

Caveman Feast App for IOS or Android

Paleo Treats

Mabel’s Labels – for all the things people lose

Ball Mason Canning Jars for food storage and drinking

Primal Blueprint Boxed Set – ALL the Primal Blueprint books in one place

Evernote Market – amazing tools to keep organized at home or on the go

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Apple Pie Gummi Snax

Gummi Snax are a tasty way to get more gelatin into your diet.
We love them in lemon-limeconcord grape and now APPLE PIE!

We all know by now (don’t we?!) that gelatin is a wonder-food, providing proteins like collagen and glycine to nourish the tissues in our body – everything from bones, cartilage and muscle to skin, hair and nails.  Most importantly, it provides the building blocks to heal, seal and strengthen our gut!

For real apple pie flavor, start with a can of:

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Cascadian Farm Organic Apple Juice (frozen concentrate)

[1 can = 1 1/2 cups (thawed) Organic Apple Juice concentrate]
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup Great Lakes grassfed beef gelatin

Pour the thawed apple juice into a saucepan.

Whisk in cinnamon.

Sprinkle gelatin into juice and allow to “bloom” (just a fancy term for allowing it to moisten and absorb the juice) for about 5 minutes.  Do not skip this step or it will clump!

Once all the gelatin is moistened, heat on medium-low and stir occasionally until all the gelatin is dissolved.  Pour liquid into silicone molds or a glass baking dish and place in refrigerator for at least 3 hours until gelatin is very firm.

Pop out of the molds, into a container and keep refrigerated.  Yummy!

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Secret to the TASTIEST Gummi Snacks

Here’s the Ticket: Cascadian Farms frozen Organic Grape Juice!

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I used the recipe from an earlier post for Lego Gummi Snacks.  Dilute the frozen juice just enough to make 2 cups.  For each cup of juice, add 6 tbsp (2/3 cup total) of grass-fed gelatin until dissolved.  Pour into the silicone molds and chill until firm.  

So good I was scraping the last bits from the pan!  (Citrus gelatin gummi mixture usually tastes a bit nasty until well-chilled.)  These gummi snacks are on the sweet side as they have a fair amount of fruit sugar.  But hey, if it will get the child to eat the gelatin…

Lego Gummi Snacks

Everyone has been making them lately: gelatin gummi snacks.  [Me too!  Me too!]

Gelatin has undisputed healing properties.  It’s good for the gut as well as your hair, nails and skin ~ and one gets tired of plain bone broth.

I first saw the recipe(s) on Kehoe’s Kitchen Facebook page for citrus, coconut and peppermint jellies, then I found Tulsi tea gelee,  Gut-Healing Gummy Snacks, and a probiotic gummy candy version.  They all looked so good, and I plan to try them all in good time.

My first attempt at making them with Naked brand Mango juice worked, but were bland.  Somehow the gelatin sucks up the sweet fruit flavor.  I think that is why the blueberry fruit recipe contains lemon juice.

So then, we tried lemon.  They were good, but a little too sour for our taste.

Next up: LIME.  As in sublime.  The juice I used was very sour, so I added some sugar to it as I knew the gelatin would not be able to tame that pucker power.

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The lime juice came in a 16 oz bottle, so I made a double batch.  The ratio for juice gummies is 6 tbsp gelatin to 1 cup liquid (2/3 cup gelatin to the 2 cups of juice).  After taste-testing, I ended up using nearly a cup of sugar – but that juice was really sour to begin with.

Begin my pouring the juice into a saucepan and sprinkling the gelatin over it.  Allow it to rest at room temperature for about 5 minutes to moisten and soften the gelatin.  (If you skip this, it will clump!)

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Once all the gelatin is moistened, add the desired amount of sugar.  Heat on medium-low and stir occasionally until all the gelatin and sugar is dissolved.  Pour liquid into silicone molds or a glass baking dish and place in refrigerator for at least 3 hours until gelatin is very firm.  Pop out of the molds, into a container and keep refrigerated.  They are very firm and hold their shape well (think Jell-O Jigglers, only good for you!)

Enjoy that squishy, squeaky, tart goodness!

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I found these fun Lego brick, minifigure and gummi bear silicone molds online at Amazon.

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