Monday, May 26, 2014

Paleo Chocolate Chip Nut Cookies

Just when you think you have perfected the best Chocolate Chip cookie ever something even better comes along.  The original recipe that this one is based off of is from Fast Paleo called "The Best Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies".  And because of this recipe and some high quality nut flours I seriously feel like it is mastered.  I had been making these with Bob's Red Mill Almond flour until I ran out just before I needed to make a batch for my CrossFit Kids class.  I had no time to go to the store so I grabbed the Organic Almonds that my sister sent me from her awesome new company "Our Community Pantry" out of Portland, OR…(thanks Sheilah!) and I quickly grounded the almonds in my Baby Bullet (thank you Julie for that lovely gadget!)  Holy cow this cookie came out "Fresh"!  What a difference… I don't think I will ever buy pre-packaged nut flours again.  

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mable's Paleo Cafe meets Reebok CrossFit St Thomas

Oh how I love a great big bowl of steaming hot oatmeal on a stormy morning but as you all know when you are on paleo that is one of those things that you choose to give up even if it is made with gluten free oats and when you live on this Rock, thunder and lighting rainstorms don't come around too often.  I know most of you locals and vacationers are probably thinking I'm crazy and want the sun back out but we have that all the time and to have a little cozy dark morning to enjoy a good cup of coffee and a bowl of Paleo "Oatmeal"...  I'm all over it!

Maple Glazed Paleo Mini Donuts

If you know me or ask anyone in my family they will all tell you that growing up I had a serious weakness for Donuts!!!  I could not pass up an opportunity to stop in a Dunkin Donuts or a Krispy Cream shop if I saw one.  So when I went 100% gluten free back in 2000 donuts and beer were the two most difficult things for me to give up and along my gluten free path I have come across some ok GF donuts but they were just ok so I thought what's the point in eating them, right?  If I'm going to cheat on a treat I want it to be amazing and a big bowl of GF Cinnamon Chex wins every time.  On to the next chapter of living my life 90 to 100% Paleo I have yet to even bother taking a bite into a donut until Cyrstal Oliphant brings these little mini gems into the gym last week.  OMG Paleo is right.  These little guys satisfied my longtime craving for donuts.  Shhhhh don't tell my boys because this momma didn't even share, bad mommy!  Maybe she will make another batch or two so you can pick them up at  your local Reebok CrossFit STT Box and my kids can partake this time.  Thank you Crystal for sharing your amazing recipe with us all.  

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Paleo Smokin Hot Brisket

This meal has been my life saver when it is time to have guests over.  It is always a hit and super easy to make!! Everyone one that has had my brisket dinner has begged for the recipe so I thought what a better place to get it out to everyone than on my blog.  The number of people you are having over will determine the size of the brisket needed.  The smaller briskets actually come out a little more tender and tasty then the huge ones but they are all good.  I'm able to prep the meat while the kids are watching a short show and when I get it in the oven I'm ready to play with the boys for the next 2 hours plus while it cooks.

Where can you get a good Brisket???  The Fruit bowl in St Thomas just got them in and the meat is AMAZING!!  Thanks Dave you truly do have THE BEST meat selection on Island!  We had this last night and wow it was by far the best one I have ever had and I've been making this dish for years.  Enjoy!