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Paleo fruit gummies!

 I was hearing all the good things about bone broth and Great Lakes Gelatin. It can help heal your gut, they’re also rich in an essential nutrient for gorgeous skin, lustrous hair, and strong nails!  I was able to find it locally, this way I could buy it without the online hassle!

There are a ton of recipes on the Internet for gelatin gummies, the one that caught my eye is from this blog,

http://www.mommypotamus.com/homemade-gummy-stars/#comment-47437

I came up with the one I would like best and I doubled the batch.

 

6 TBS Great Lakes Gelatin (red container)

2/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice, I used Cara Cara, Mineola and Blood oranges.

2 TBS raw honey

1/2 tsp orange extract ( for more orange taste)

Pour your juice into a pan and whisk  it will be very gummy and well kind of gross looking like it will never become smooth, just keep stiring until it has no big lumps. I added a little at a time.

Put pan on low heat and stir until it becomes very smooth, making sure there are no lumps left , add orange extract and stir well.

Once it has become very liquid and smooth, remove from heat and stir in raw honey.

pour mixture into a pan (I put coconut oil on mine to make sure it didn’t stick)

put in freezer for about 10 minutes.

Remove from freezer and peel it out of the pan, it came out very easy, cut into desired sizes and shapes.

It will remain solid on the counter.

I used Blood oranges mainly for the color, if you are making these for your children you may want to add the extra TBS of raw honey. I am going to try Key lime ones next!

If you try these please let me know how it turns out for you!!

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Trying out a recipe for treats to take to my produce sort this week.

A really simple quick treat to make for friends, family and neighbors. This is a much better option than any other sweet treat you can find or buy. All Paleo friendly ingredients too.

1 cup Almond butter ( no sugar added)

1 farm fresh egg

1/4 cup raw honey

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

3/4 cup chocolate chips ( I used enjoy life, no soy,dairy ect)

Mix all but the chocolate chips together well. Add chocolate chips and using a spoon drop onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Cook for 8 to 10 minutes in a 350 degree pre-heated oven. Cool for how ever long you can stand it and enjoy.

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Valentine’s Day Tasty Paleo Friendly Treat

Orange cranberry scone with bacon

Orange cranberry scone with bacon

I wanted to make a epic Valentine treat for my husband and not feel bad about feeding it to him. So my search began. He’s not a big fan of chocolate, but I am and this is for him not me.

Orange and cranberry  is one of his favorite flavor combos, I used to make him orange cranberry bread, pancakes, and anything else I could think of. I decided on scones, not too sweet, but pastry-like. It seems a lot of different people make scones, cranberry, orange, lemon, blueberry, but with my days of searching I didn’t find a cranberry orange one. That makes me happy because I made an epic cranberry orange scone that two of my poor friends had to be tortured with by trying it.  Friend two said I had the texture down perfect and you would think it was a regular SAD (Standard American Diet) scone. The recipe will follow the pictures. If you don’t use dairy you could sub the Ghee for coconut oil in the glaze and it would turn out just as good.

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Pre-heat oven to 350

Ingredients for scones

2 cups almond flour/meal (skinless/blanched)

1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt

2 tsp baking soda

1/4 cup Arrowroot flour

1 farm fresh egg brought to room temperature

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

2 TBS Grade “B” maple syrup

zest from 1 orange

3/4 cup dried cranberries

Mix dry ingredients together in a medium bowl and set aside

In medium bowl add egg, maple syrup, melted coconut oil (make sure it’s not hot), mix with hand mixer until well blended. Add wet ingredients to the dry and mix well. Mixture will be very wet and sticky, add orange zest mix well, add cranberries and mix well. Add an additional 2 TBS of Arrowroot flour to help dry batter out and make it less sticky so you can handle it easier. Form your batter into a ball and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, flatten slightly. You want to cut your flattened ball into eight pieces, I used coconut oil spray on my knife to help the knife slide through the batter better. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until just turning golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet with a cooling rack. While your scones are cooling make the orange honey glaze. Don’t eat a warm scone, even though you will be tempted by the orange cranberry smell. (full disclosure, I ate one)

Ingredients for the glaze

4 tsp Ghee melted

4 tsp raw honey

zest from 1/2 orange

Mix honey, and ghee together very well.  Add orange zest and mix well. I heated mine a little to help the flavors marry. Let the glaze cool until it gets a little thick, drizzle 1 tsp over each scone, then add a little more to each scone. If you don’t do dairy you may substitute coconut oil for the ghee.  If you don’t have ghee and do dairy use unsalted grass fed butter. You can also sub honey for the maple syrup.  If you make these, please leave me a comment and let me know how they turned out for you.  Please notate if you tried any other fruits or zest like lime or lemon.

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