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coconut shortbread (AIP/Grain free/dairy free/paleo)

coconutshortbreadChristmas is upon us! There’s no escaping it now it’s December,  so many of the posts over the next few weeks will be my favourite Christmas treats (my famous rocky-road/ a new GF & nut free version of the rocky road, nougat etc) are a few on my list to make and post.

I came across this recipe through a blog I follow on Facebook: The Clothes Make the Girl.  It appealed as it’s a biscuit that’s Auto-Immune Protocol compliant which sounded intriguing (no eggs… hard to bake!).  They worked!  They are certainly a shortbread style, coconut-ty and the chocolate on top makes them look good (but not AIP).

They were SUPER easy.  Here is the link to the recipe.

I cut mine after the freezing stage.

everyday chicken

Some days I simply lack inspiration for the family meal.  Last night was one such night.  I kept staring into the fridge looking for something exciting to jump out.  All I saw was mushrooms and zucchini that needed using up and some chicken thighs. Here was my ‘mystery box’ moment.  Not very exciting ingredients,  but a meal needed to be cooked none-the-less.  A further investigation found some bacon and sweet potato.  So here is my ‘everyday chicken’ with roasted veggies.  The secret in the veggies is coconut oil – if you haven’t started to cook with it, please do.  It’s ultra healthy and doesn’t have a strong flavour.  This meal might not win any Masterchef competition but it did get eaten by everyone in the family (well the chicken did), so that makes it a winner!

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liquid lunch – raspberry and banana parfait

raspberrybananaparfaitThere was nothing inspiring for lunch in my fridge today.  As I have a smoothie for breakfast most days,  I usually like to actually ‘chew’ my lunch and dinner, but today I thought I’d do a ‘liquid’ lunch instead of munch my way through lots of bits and pieces out of the fridge and pantry.   The result was a ‘creamy’ parfait/smoothie. It was thick enough to eat with a spoon. Now I’m full and hopefully won’t snack away the afternoon.

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choc-caramel bites

choccaramelbites(Step 3 (top), step 4 (middle), step 5 (bottom))

Are you looking for something a bit fancy to serve with coffee at a dinner party?  Here is a simple but decadent recipe – combining the winning chocolate/caramel combo.  If you use dark chocolate it’s dairy-free too.

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coconut cream caramel sauce

caramelsauceI wanted to take a ‘sweet treat’ to Sydney for a family catch-up whilst my sister was visiting from London.  I also was trying to make something AIP compliant.  Not an easy task! I came up with the idea of making a caramel sauce using coconut cream and then putting it into a chocolate (see choc-caramel bites).  Because of the sugar it’s not really paleo or AIP – you could use honey instead depending on how strict you are, but in the end I came up with a yummy, thick caramel that tasted good and in the end, that was good enough for me!

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