Some Different, Is Good!

Eating gluten-free, especially Paleo can feel mundane sometimes – unless you get out of your box.
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This new cookbook I got from Paleo OMG (which I choose to say Oh, My Goodness… but do not love either), is the bomb-diggity.  It’s turned Paleo on its head and really come up with some different things for me to make for my family.  I love her recipes.

The good news is, she also has a lot of great ones online… so if you can’t buy the cookbook now – then definitely check out her website.

I’ve really enjoyed some of her different muffin ideas, and her meal ideas are also fabulous. (not for me, BUT definitely for my family!)

I thought I’d share a few of the muffins I’ve made recently (with a few adjustments, because … well… I’m just like that). 🙂  But the credit and ideas are hers… I just make it work for our family of 10.

Maple Pecan Crunch Banana Muffins (the topping makes these delightful, and they were a HUGE hit with my family!)  ** I did add a cup of coconut flakes, and a cup of almond flour.  I didn’t put the dates in the food processor, I just cut them up small instead.

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Aren't they pretty??  My husband claimed they were some of the best muffins, EVER.  (That's a homerun!)

Aren’t they pretty?? My husband claimed they were some of the best muffins, EVER. (That’s a home run!)

Another favorite was a banana, chocolate chip, STRAWBERRY muffin.  I think I quadrupled this recipe and made 2 dozen.  The only changes I did was no flaxseed and I just chopped up the dates. again, vs. putting them in the food processor.  (Although I might start doing that because I have ONE child who swears she doesn’t like dates.  WHAT?  How can you NOT like God’s caramel???)

Our staples are EGGS and bananas in this house. We go through a ton.  Do you see why?  Great binders for Paleo eating!

Our staples are EGGS and bananas in this house. We go through a ton. Do you see why? Great binders for Paleo eating!

It's crazy how just adding strawberries into something can really trick your taste buds.  My kids were so excited about these muffins!!

It’s crazy how just adding strawberries into something can really trick your taste buds. My kids were so excited about these muffins!!

Right before they went into the oven.  My kids like "poofy" muffins - so I try to fill them up past the muffin cup top.

Right before they went into the oven. My kids like “poofy” muffins – so I try to fill them up past the muffin cup top.

WARNING:  One major thing I don’t like, and other have complained about, is her crass language through her blog and cookbook.  She’s young, immature, and I wouldn’t leave her cookbook out for your kids to read.  Personally I just skip her little blurbs and look at the pictures and recipes.

Happy Saturday!  We are entertaining a family of 7 tomorrow – so we’ll have 17 people here!! I can’t wait!  First on my list – make fruit kabobs!

“Finally, brothers,

whatever is true,

whatever is honorable,

whatever is just, whatever is pure,

whatever is lovely,

whatever is commendable,

if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise,

think about these things.”

 Philippians 4:8 ESV

Posted on June 22, 2013, in Auto Immune Disease, Celiac/Gluten Sensitivity, Cook Books, Food To Try and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. looks awesome– thanks for sharing- 🙂

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