Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Paleo Cinnamon Bread

Ok, I decided since it was rainy today that it would be fall preview day at my house. I made a little twist on my amazing paleo bread. It turned out really yummy, I topped it with some Nutiva coconut spread and a little cinnamon sugar sprinkle, not paleo but it was so good! It's great plain too or with a little coconut butter maybe? Would make great french toast as well!

Preheat the oven to 350 and prepare a loaf pan like this, spray with coconut oil and line the bottom with parchment, it makes it very easy to pull the loaf out. 

4 eggs
4 egg whites
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
4 tbsp. coconut oil 
1/4 cup grade b maple syrup

1 cup ground golden flaxseeds
1 cup of arrowroot powder
1/4 cup tapioca starch
2 tbsp. cinnamon
pinch of salt
4 tsp. gluten free baking powder

Place the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix, in a separate bowl add the wet ingredients making sure they are well incorporated. Once they are mixed separately begin adding the wet ingredients into the dry. Pour into the loaf land and cook about 25-30 minutes. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

NOT PALEO brown rice pasta with PALEO marinara (feel free to sub zoodles or spaghetti squash)

This sauce was phenomenal. So fresh and so tasty! It was NOT ideal to have a simmering pot when it was 90 degrees but it sure did taste good after!

1/4 large sweet onion
4 cloves of garlic
1 can of crushed tomatoes
1 tbsp. honey
about 1/4 cup chopped basil
EVOO or Avocado Oil

Start the pasta water, make sure it's well salted. When it's ready add the brown rice pasta.

For the Sauce:

Start by Heating a dutch oven or large sauce pan over medium high heat. Add the oil (about 1-2 tbsp.) Then put the garlic and onion into the food processor until it's fully pureed. Add the puree to the oil and begin to cook for a few minutes. Next add the tomatoes, salt, pepper and oregano. Drizzle in the honey and stir. Cook for about 45 minutes until sauce becomes slightly thick. Add the basil at the end and stir. Then using a slotted pasta spoon scoop the pasta into the marinara and toss. Top with fresh basil.

Radiantly You Product Review

So about a year and a half ago my sister-in-law introduced me to a small company called Radiantly You. I was instantly obsessed with their sunscreen. Not only did it work and smell good. it absorbed easily (not a ton of rubbing in the white zinc) and it was made with totally pure natural ingredients. This year Evelyn became a rep for the company and sent me a few new products of theirs. Same situation this time, great products, totally safe and worked great! I got to try the lavender vanilla scrub, which I loved the ingredients are: Cane Sugar, Pomace (Olive Oil), Glycerin and Essential Oils of Lavender* and Vanilla* (asterisk denotes organic ingredient) 
The Scrub worked great and smelled amazing! 

The other product I tried was the Dead Sea Face Wash. Now, I had a bit of a hard time with this (I got a couple zits at first, but my brother-in-law and my husband both loved it). I do have very sensitive skin and usually changing any product causes me a reaction, so I don't go by my reaction. The texture of this wash is awesome and the ingredient list is amazing. They are: Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil*, Sustainably Harvested Palm Oil*, Olive Oil (Pomace), Rice Bran Oil, Aqua, Sodium Hydroxide, Dead Sea Mud, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E)
Lastly, I tried the All-natural Counter Spray Concentrate. This stuff was wonderful especially on wood since it has orange oil in it. This was the concentrate so I recycled an old spray bottle and added the appropriate amount of water. It smelled citrusy and delicious and did a great job on both my wood surfaces and my synthetic countertops. The ingredient list for this is so pure you can't help but try it! Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Carbonate, RY Castile Soap, Sweet Orange Essential Oil* - For those who don't know, this is Water, Baking Soda, Castile Soap, and Orange Essential Oil. SO SIMPLE. 

I hope you will give some of these products a try, especially that amazing sunscreen (and especially if you have kiddos!) I have heard great things about the toothpaste and many other products as well! 

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