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Apple Cake

12 May

Apple Cake (adapted from Mama 2’s recipe for Apple Cake)

  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. unrefined coconut oil
  • 2 c. flour (used mix of Bob Red Mill’s Gluten Free 1-to-1, einkorn, and spelt)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 to 1 1/2 c. sugar (used coconut sugar)
  • 1 to 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 c. apples, cored and chopped (skins on)
  • 1 c. chopped nuts (used walnuts)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt the butter and coconut oil together and set aside to cool. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, stir the nuts and apples together. In the stand up mixer, mix together the sugar, cooled butter and coconut oil, vanilla, and eggs until combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients (flour). Then fold in the apples and nuts. Pour into a 13×9 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.


Cheesy Tuna Pasta

31 Dec

Cheesy Tuna Pasta (adapted from One Skillet Cheesy Tuna Pasta  at http://www.chelseasmessyapron.com)

  • 4 Tbs. butter
  • 2 c. milk
  • 1 c. water
  • 1/2 box (~6 oz.) spaghetti broken into pieces
  • 2 (5 oz.) cans tuna
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard (or 1/2 Tbs. liquid mustard)
  • 2 c. shredded cheese
  • 1 c. peas
  • 2 to 4 Tbs. pickles, minced
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley

In a large pot, over medium heat, add the butter, milk, water, spaghetti, tuna, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and mustard. Bring to a boil, then cover and turn heat to medium-low. Cook for 10-15 min. stirring every few minutes until thick. Add the cheese, peas, and parsley. Season to taste with salt, pepper, or hot sauce.

Grain-free Biscuits

28 Dec

Grain-free Biscuits (adapted from recipe Paleo Biscuits at mynaturalfamily.com)

  • 1 c. almond flour
  • 1/3 c. coconut flour
  • 2/3 c. tapioca flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 5 Tbs. butter, cold and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 c. buttermilk (or 1/2 c. coconut milk + 1 tsp. lemon juice)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c. cheese, shredded or cut into chunks.

Whisk together the first six ingredients. Cut the butter into the flour. Whisk together the eggs and buttermilk in a separate bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined (do not overmix). Can mix in 1/2 c. shredded cheese.

Brown gravy

26 Jul

Brown gravy (good with turkey)

  • 4 Tbs. tallow
  • 4 Tbs. flour
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. dried garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. dried sage
  • 1.5 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 c. broth
  • 1 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt

Melt the tallow in a saucepan over med-low heat. Combine the spices in a bowl. Add the flour to the melted tallow and whisk thoroughly. Add the spices and whisk for 10-30 seconds. Add the 1/2 c. of broth, keep whisking. When combined, add the remaining 1.5 c. broth. Cook over med-low heat until thickened and turn to low. Before serving, add butter and salt.