Primal Coconut No-Bake Cookies

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These will not look right when you get them made and on the cookie sheet.  They’ll be too runny looking.  But pop these babies into the fridge for a few hours and they harden right on up and taste really close to no-bake cookies with oatmeal.  You have to like coconut to like these.

No-Bake Cookies

1/3 cup of honey

2 tablespoons of cocoa

1/3 cup of coconut oil (or butter)

1/3 cup of almond butter (or peanut butter)

1 tsp of vanilla

2 cups of dried unsweetened coconut flakes

Put the honey, cocoa, and coconut oil in a sauce pan over med-high heat.  Whisk while warming up to a boil.  Boil for a minute and then take the saucepan off the heat.  Add the almond butter and vanilla and mix until melted.  Add coconut, mix.

Scoop by spoonfuls onto wax paper lined cookie sheet and put into the fridge until hardened and set.

Eat sparingly because they are SO good!

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Primal/Paleo Asian Pork Loin (with coleslaw)

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I don’t like pork very much, but I do LOVE this recipe.  It’s super easy and really yummy.  Add the coleslaw (which is another really great recipe) and it’s the perfect mixture of flavors.

Asian Pork Loin

Meat:

3lbs of pork loin (or any other type of park roast)

Liberally salt & pepper the roast and place into the crockpot.  Add some minced garlic (or garlic powder if you want) to the top of the roast.

Sauce:

Mix all of the following together:

4 tablespoons of Soy Sauce

2 tablespoons of almond butter (or peanutbutter, if you don’t mind using it)

1 tablespoon of honey

2 tablespoons of white rice vinegar

2 teaspoons of sesame oil

1 – 2 tablespoons of Sriracha (depends on how hot you like it)

1 tablespoon of minced ginger

Pour your sauce over the meat.  Don’t add anymore liquid.  It doesn’t look like enough, but it will be.  Cook on your low crockpot setting for 4-6 hours, or until done.

Slice your roast and pour a little sauce on top.  Add coleslaw on the side (or on top).  Enjoy!

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Primal Pizza Crust

Primal Pizza

The thing I miss most about a low carb lifestyle?  PIZZA!!  I love it in all its shapes and forms.  I love deep dish Chicago Pizza (Giordano’s all the way!), I love the pizza from my college days, Papa John’s, and I love frozen pizza.  Yep, it’s my favorite food.

So I had to make a good primal pizza crust.

It’s a little involved in the baking process, but it’s really yummy.  A thin crispy crust.

Primal Pizza Crust

1 package of mozzarella cheese (2 cups)

2 eggs, beaten

2 tablespoons of flax seed meal

2 tablespoons of coconut flour

1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

Mix all the ingredients together.  I do this my hand, like when I’m mixing meatloaf.

Spray 2 cookie sheets, one should be lined with wax paper.  Take the pizza crust dough and form a crust on the wax lined cookie sheet.  I use my fingers to mash the dough out to about 1/4 inch thickness.  Then put the cookie sheets together and flip the dough onto the greased, naked cookie sheet.  Peel the wax paper off the now top of the pizza crust.

Bake for 15 minutes @ 350.  Then again put the cookie sheets together and flip the dough onto another greased cookie sheet.

Bake the other side for 10-15 minutes.

Top with your sauce, cheese, veggies, meats.  Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Coconut Flour Pancakes

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Going primal-ish in our daily lives wasn’t all that hard after all.  Sure, I miss pasta.  I miss bread.  But I can live without those things.  But eggs and sausage for breakfast every morning gets old.  That’s where these babies come in.  Coconut Flour Pancakes.  There are lots of alternative flour pancakes out there, but these are my favorite.  We even use these pancakes to make primal “Egg McMuffins”.  Yummy!

Coconut Flour Pancakes

4 eggs

1 1/4 cups of milk

2 teaspoons of vanilla

1 tablespoon of honey

1/2 cup of coconut flour

1 teaspoon of baking soda

a dash of salt

Heat the griddle or skillet up ahead of time.

In a bowl, beat up the eggs, then add honey, vanilla, and milk.  Mix well.

In another small bowl mix together coconut flour, baking soda, and salt.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing well.  I use a whisk to get all the lumps.

Grease the pan and make some pancakes!

Here’s a shot of the “Primal Egg McMuffin”

Primal Egg McMuffin