Monday, February 18, 2013

Paleo Raspberry Muffins

Oh lawdy are these muffins amazing. One of my dear friends first introduced me to these paleo delights this past summer and they are easily one of my favorite treats and a go-to recipe for any occasion. When I need a sweet baked fix and know that any item I would buy and eat from a local place would make me sick (damn you gluten intolerance!) I am so glad I have these in my back pocket...and my Perfectly Paleo Pinterest board ;)

I used to bake all the time but after discovering my unfortunate intolerance, I had to change my ways a little bit. And honestly, I am so thankful. I have never felt better and my body has never felt stronger or more in balance. Simple adjustments made to your diet can be amazing and completely change your life and the way you feel. So do what's right for you to feel great!

With some simple and healthy ingredients you most likely already have in your cupboard, these sweet and scrumptious cuties can be yours!

6 large eggs
1/3 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
4 tblsp unsalted butter, melted
2 tblsp coconut oil, melted (if not on hand, double butter)
3/4 cup plus 2 tblsp coconut flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup applesauce
1 1/2 cups frozen raspberries (do not thaw)

1. Pre-heat oven to 375 and make sure rack is in middle of oven
2. Line muffin pan with liners
3. Whisk eggs, milk, honey, extracts and butter in a large mixing bowl.
4. Sift coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt over a medium bowl.
5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and whisk until no lumps remain.
6. Fold in applesauce followed by raspberries.
7. Spoon batter into muffin liners and bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown on top.
8. Let cool and store in airtight container.


Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tuna Steak ala Sarah

Ok, let's get real, I live in the flipping middle of the United States, there is no salt water in sight and our state fish is catfish. Not quite the aquatic fare of choice, but I'm not going to lie and say that I haven't tried it, sorry I'm not sorry. You know how people say frying makes everything taste good? Well those people are dirty liars. There is no helping the taste of catfish.

As much as I love me a fantastic medium rare hunk of steak, like any good Nebraska girl does, I die for seafood. Thank the dear sweet Lord that modern technology has given us planes so we can life flight some fresh fish in to the most land-locked place in the continental US. So after saying all of that, y'all are going to be real disappointed to hear that this beautifully photographed tuna steak is just a frozen delight from Trader Joe's. Whaa Whaa, let down. What you may not know is how absolutely yummy those frozen steaks can be. For realz, don't be afraid of the frozen fish...but if you have access to fresh and you are taking my frozen tips right now, may the gates of the underworld open at your feet. Get out of the frozen section you crazy person!!

Well, there you have it, my rants of the day. Now go cook your tuna steak in a cast iron skillet with only salt and pepper and olive oil. And for God's sakes, rare in the middle, please.