Paleo Vanilla Flag Cake

Mangia Paleo

The most patriotic paleo dessert of all time! America, the beautiful!

My great aunt used to make a rectangular angel food cake with cool whip and berries every summer for Independence Day. I would look forward to our fourth of July picnics just for this cake. So it was only a matter of time before I created a gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and refined sugar free version!

Red, White, and Blue meets paleo in the most refreshing dessert on the internet!

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Ingredients:

  • 8 egg whites
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup coconut flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 cup honey or 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk (from carton)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • pinch of sea salt
  • About 6-7 medium strawberries
  • 1/4 cup blueberries

For the whipped ‘cream’:

  • 2 cans full fat coconut milk (cold and hardened – like my heart LOL!)
  • 1 tbsp…

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Baby Back Ribs

Ribs

Ever been caught between two recipes and wanted to see what’d happen when you combined the two? I think this is how most of my hidden gems are found.

 

What You’ll Need:

  • 6-8 Ribs
  • 1 1/2 Cup of Cauliflower
  • 1 1/4 Cup of Chicken Stock (1/4 cup for cauliflower)
  • Salt/ Pepper
  • 1 1/2  tsp Cumin (1/2 tsp for cauliflower)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Oregano  (1/2 tsp for cauliflower)
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Dry Mustard
  • 1 tbl Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp Garlic

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Sweet and Spicy

Sweet and Spicy

I find when mixing sweet potatoes into some meals, it can be overpoweringly sweet. So I was hoping to create a meal that I wouldn’t get “sick of” two bites in per se.

What You’ll Need:

  • Shrimp (precooked or non-cooked)
  • Scallops
  • Spinach
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Tsp Garlic
  • 1 Sweet Potato
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Cajun
  • 1/2 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 Onion
  • Cinnamon (to lightly spread over sweet potatoes)

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Healthy Sweet Potato Balls

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A dessert recipe couldn’t get any easier. 

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 Cup of Mashed Sweet Potato
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Ginger
  • 6-8 Pitted Dried Dates
  • 1 Cup of Walnuts
  • 1 Cup of Pecans
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup of Dried Apples
  • Almond flour to roll balls in (might not need)

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Stuffed Meatballs – Wrapped in Bacon

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Bacon just makes everything better, it’s that simple. 

 

What You’ll Need: (one serving)

  • 1lb of Ground Beef
  • 3 Strips of Bacon/ Bacon Grease
  • 2 Peppers
  • Medium Zucchini
  • 1/2 Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Onion
  • Tsp Ground Cumin
  • Tsp Garlic
  • Salt/ Pepper

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Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Sausage filled Sweet Peppers

 

I didn’t have a lot of time today to make my lunch, so I came up with this simple idea. I took sweet peppers and decided to stuff it with some sweet sausage and (honestly) threw in some of the greens I had to use before they went bad. And voila, this is what came of it.

 

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 Sweet Peppers
  • 1/2 lb of Sweet Sausage
  • Basil
  • Asparagus
  • Spinach
  • Salt/ Pepper

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Fiddleheads are back in town!

Fiddleheads

This might be my favorite thing to pick and eat as a child. I remember my Uncle would take us down to the stream and we’d collect some to freeze and for dinner that night. It might be more of the memories that make these my favorite but they are pretty good too.

What You’ll Need: (one serving) 

  • A Dozen Fiddleheads
  • 1 lb of Ground Beef
  • Small Spaghetti Squash
  • Salt/ Pepper/ Red Pepper Flakes
  • Spinach
  • Cajun

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