Friday, November 22, 2013

Paleo Pumpkin Soup

Perfect for a cool, fall day :)

4T coconut oil
3 (large) garlic cloves, minced 
2 cups chicken broth
2 1/2 cups canned puréed pumpkin (not pie filler)
1 can (13.5oz) light coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Sea salt & black pepper to taste

Melt coconut oil in large sauce pan. Add garlic until just browned, then add chicken broth. Once boiling, add pumpkin, coconut milk, and spices. Stir well, lower heat to medium-low & let cook for another 10 minutes. 

Pour into individual bowls, top with an extra sprinkling of pepper, and serve!

Makes 4 servings; 225 calories each :) 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Homemade Granola

Granola seemed easy enough to make myself, so I threw a bunch of stuff together, and, I was right! Came out delicious :)

1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup flax seeds
2 T honey
2 T maple syrup 

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients in medium mixing bowl & spread on baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Bake for 20-25 minutes, tossing & re-flattening a couple of times. Let cool & voila! 

Great mixed with yogurt or to simply eat as a snack :) 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Spiced Pumpkin Seeds


Fresh seeds from 1 pumpkin; pulp removed
Olive oil
Ground cumin
Garlic salt
Sea salt

Rinse & dry seeds. Place in small mixing bowl & drizzle with olive oil. Give a generous sprinkling of ground cumin, then add sprinklings of other spices & salt. Mix well, and place on aluminum foil lined baking sheet. Bake (in toaster oven) on 325 for about 20 minutes. 

Let cool & enjoy :)