May 20, 2010

Banana Walnut Muffins

I got this recipe a few months ago from someone at CFPT - Liz, maybe? - and have made it a couple times now. Both times, the muffins have been super moist and very delish. Even my non-paleo boyfriend likes to eat them! :)

Dry Ingredients:

2 C almond flour/meal (Trader Joe’s Almond Meal is the cheapest)

1/3 C coconut flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg (grated fresh)

1 C baking walnuts

Wet Ingredients:

2 bananas, the riper the better

1 T vanilla

3 eggs at room temperature

1/3 C honey

3 T oil (olive oil is fine, coconut oil when liquid is excellent, and hazelnut oil hits it out of the park!)

2 T almond butter (unsalted, but if salted, just add 3/4 tsp salt instead of 1 tsp)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place walnuts in to roast. Keep an eye on the walnuts, they burn easily! Mash bananas into a liquid. Mix in the honey and almond butter. Beat eggs and add in with oil and vanilla. In a separate bowl mix all the dry ingredients including walnuts, then mix wet and dry ingredients. Place in muffin cups. Depending on if you are making small or large muffins, cooking time will vary. It can take anywhere from 10-20 minutes. My batches make 12 muffins and take between 12 and 16 minutes.

May 15, 2010

Lambuger with Tzatziki Sauce

I love lamb. It's delish. The lamb burger is one of my favorite at FLIP. This is my take on the lamburger. The mint in the burger is very refreshing. I not gonna lie I really just like saying lamburger.

1 pound ground lamb
1 small onion, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
3 tablespoons finely chopped mint
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Olive oil, for brushing

Mix. Form into patties. Grill or pan fry.

If you are dairy free the burger works ok without the sauce.

Tzatziki Sauce
1 container plain yogurt- I used grass fed goat milk yogurt

1 cucumber - peeled, seeded and diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
2 cloves garlic, peeled

Blend in a food processor. Serve with lamburger.

-- Katy

May 13, 2010

Mojito talapia salad

This salad and mojito were light and refreshing and well deserved after the mess I made making it. When I made it I spilled the marinade all over myself and the soda water exploded when I made the mojtio. It was a mess.

Mojito Marinade
2 cloves of garlic chopped
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup rum
1 tablespoon freshly grated lime zest
2 limes juiced
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon kosher

Place garlic, mint, rum, lime zest, lime juice, honey, oil and salt in a food processor. Pulse. Pour the marinade 1-gallon sealable plastic bag for marinating. Add protein and marinate in the fridge for an hour.

Grill or bake your protein. Then add it to the salad

**I used talapia I baked it in foil for 40 mins at 350 degrees.

2 cups lambs lettuce
1/4 cup mint
1/2 cucumber chopped
Strawberries, chopped

Lime and olive oil to dress the salad

-- Katy

Fudge Babies

I am obsessed with fudge babies. The name actually grosses me out. Makes me think of sea biscuits and dropping the kids off at the pool. The taste is amazing! They remind me of chick-fil-a brownies. If I could find a paleo recipe for some icedream I would be in heaven.
Although they are gluten free and have no added sugar I would still consider them a paleo cheat.


1 c walnuts
1 and 1/3 cups pitted dates (I like Medjools)
1 tsp vanilla extract
3-4 tablespoons cocoa powder, depending on how chocolaty you want your balls to be

1. Chop/blend all the ingredients, using a food processor, Magic Bullet, etc.

2. Roll into cutey-pie little balls. (Use plastic wrap if you need to.)

3. Pop them in the fridge if they are too doughy

You can mix up the nuts for your balls...
You can find a variety of baby recipes here:

-- Katy

May 12, 2010

Tuna Tartare

I made this last night and it is so good! It is somewhat of a ceviche, but the tuna remains pretty rare.
I adapted it from


12 oz. sushi-grade ahi tuna steak, diced into 1/2" pieces
1 ripe Haas avocado, diced
1 large jalapeno, seeded and diced
1 medium red onion, diced
1 medium cucumber, diced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or put through a press
Juice from 2 limes
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients except fresh lime juice in a bowl. After mixing, squeeze the juice over the mixture and let it soak in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes.

-- Katy