Posts Tagged ‘Coconut aminos’

Peanut Lime Dip

Last week I was listening to a radio station where they were talking about food combos that sound weird, but taste good together. Somebody called in and said that they like vanilla ice cream and hot sauce together…interesting…

So I started thinking of combos that I like together or might like to try. Immediately I thought of one of my favorites- pickles and peanut butter. Totally a combo that seems so wrong, yet works so well (dare you to try it). If anyone has any other unique combos they like, please let me know! I’m willing to try!

Now this dip does not feature pickles and peanut butter, but it does combine broccoli, lime, and peanut butter. What can I say, peanut butter makes the world go round. And so does almond butter. Oh, I could survive on those two alone… Anyways, this dip is packed with broccoli, making it filling and good to eat. Dare you to try! 

Peanut Lime Dip

Peanut Lime Dip

Ingredients:

1 head of broccoli

3 tbsp coconut aminos (or soy sauce)

3 tbsp peanut butter (or almond butter)

2 tbsp minced ginger

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1/2 tsp salt

Juice from 1 lime

Directions:

Chop the broccoli into florets and place in boiling water for 5 minutes or until tender. Afterward, drain and place into a food processor. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl and place into the fridge until cool (it tastes the best as a chilled dip!). Serve!

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Curried Egg Drop Soup (Paleo)

This past week I went to visit the school that I am going to be student teaching in next year. I was so excited to meet my cooperating teacher and look around! Only problem is, I had an AWFUL cough. Like the congested kind that makes you lose your voice and forces you to either cough harder or desperately try to clear your voice. (Fun fact- I found out that I’ve developed an allergy to cats this past week :/)

Anyway, here’s me trying to make a good impression while I’m hacking up a lung. And then- uh oh- I cough and no longer have my voice. Praying that nobody would ask me a question, I quietly tried to clear my throat. Which brought on a series of small coughs that made my eyes water like crazy and probably had the whole class think I should be quarantined.

Nice first impression, right?

So, after this, I went home and made egg drop soup to soothe my poor messed up throat. Thank goodness egg drop soup is pretty quick and easy to make. It’s my new go-to on days that I feel off (or have been around a cat).

Curried Egg Drop Soup (Paleo)

Curried Egg Drop Soup (Paleo)

Ingredients:

1/2 tbsp avocado oil

1/3 cup chopped onions

1/4 tsp curry powder

2 cups beef/chicken/vegetable broth

1 egg

2 tsp coconut aminos

Salt and pepper

Optional: chives

Directions:

Heat oil in a pot over medium-low heat and add in onions. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, crack an egg into a mug and whisk until scrambled. Set aside.

After onions are done cooking, add in the curry powder and continue to cook for 1 more minute.

Add in broth, put on high heat, and bring a boil. Once at a rapid boil, immediately turn off heat and quickly stir in the egg. Stir in the coconut aminos and then pour into a bowl. Add salt and pepper and top with chives, if desired.

Deconstructed Sushi Rolls (Paleo)

I was so excited to try my own “sushi” recipe. Instead of using the traditional sushi wraps, I had planned to use cucumber peeled into thin slices with a vegetable peeler.

After I had all my ingredients assembled and ready to wrap, I started with the peeling. A quarter of the way through, however, I came to the realization that this was way too much work. Especially since I would be able to down a whole batch of rolls in a 1/100 of the time it would take me to make them.

And, to be honest, I probably would not go through the hassle to make these rolls again if they required so much work. Nor did I want to give anyone the false impression that I would be by posting the recipe.

Sooooo… to make life easier, I chopped up the cucumber and added it to the mash- thus making my “Deconstructed Sushi Rolls.”

But to keep a bit of the ‘fancy’ factor, I scooped these up into “sushi balls” with an ice cream scooper 🙂

Deconstructed Sushi Rolls (Paleo)

Deconstructed Sushi Rolls (Paleo)

Ingredients:

1 (14.5 oz) can of salmon, drained of excess liquid 

1 Avocado, mashed

1 cup raw cauliflower rice

2 tbsp coconut aminos

2 tsp dried ground ginger

1 cucumber, cubed

Shredded carrot

Directions:

Combine all ingredients (except carrot) in a bowl until evenly mixed. Use an ice cream scooper to plop into balls. Top with shredded carrot for a garnish, if desired.

Peanut/Almond Lime Sauce over Cauliflower Rice (Paleo)

My one greatest weaknesses in life? Nut Butter. Almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter… you name it and I love it.

Now, if only it didn’t cost so darn much :/

Then again, maybe it’s a good thing. Otherwise I’d eat a jar per day…

…Awww who am I kidding, I eat an indecent amount anyway.

So just imagine my excitement when I get to add nut butter to a main course.

Dinner suddenly just got a whole lot more exciting 😉

Peanut/Almond Lime Sauce over Cauliflower Rice (Paleo)

Peanut/Almond Lime Sauce over Cauliflower Rice (Paleo)

Ingredients:

3 tbsp pine nuts

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Sauce:

3 tbsp peanut or almond butter

3 tbsp lime juice

3 tbsp coconut aminos

1 and 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 and 1/2 tbsp hot sauce

1 tbsp minced ginger

2 garlic cloves

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1 tbsp coconut oil

1 onion, chopped into thin half circles

2 cups fresh spinach

2 portobello mushrooms, diced into 1in squares

1/2 head cauliflower, riced

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2 heads of broccoli

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place pine nuts in a metal tin. Place in the oven for 10 minutes, or until golden brown (CHECK OFTEN TO PREVENT BURNING), stirring halfway through. Set aside to cool.

Combine all sauce ingredients in food processor. Set aside.

Heat coconut oil in a large skillet. Add in onion and sauté for 5 minutes. Add in spinach and mushrooms, cooking until spinach is wilted. Add in cauliflower and let cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring every so often.

Meanwhile, cut broccoli into florets and steam until desired softness.

Once finished, pour cauliflower mixture into a bowl. Add in broccoli and sauce and mix altogether. Top individual bowls with toasted pine nuts.