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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Two Ingredient Primal Pancakes (PALEO, SCD, GAPS)


Yep, another banana recipe. I'm not sure why, but the last 3 recipes that I've posted have used bananas as a main ingredient. I totally forgot about this little gem of a recipe, until my daughter asked for "pan-pakes" last week. I don't know how I could have forgotten about it. It is awesome for mornings when you're short on time or ingredients. Flavor wise- it does not disappoint. Think banana bread. The following recipe will serve 2, so you may want to double the ingredients.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

1 Ingredient Ice-Cream (PALEO, SCD, GAPS)


Melty, creamy, rich, sweet deliciousness. There is just nothing like ice-cream! For me, it is one the ultimate comfort foods. During the Summer months, I was deeply saddened by all of the ice-cream recipes on Pinterest (monster cravings would be an understatement). Even the more simple recipes have gobs of honey, and are fairly expensive to make. So, when I stumbled upon this gem- I was ecstatic. Don't be deterred by your assumptions! When I first saw this recipe, I thought "there's no way." But let me tell you, just this one ingredient makes the creamiest, lightest, smoothest ice-cream ever. 
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Monday, January 20, 2014

PRIMAL Banana Fries Recipe {Autoimmune Paleo}






Ever noticed that you gravitate towards crunchy foods when you're stressed? Well, you might like to know that it's totally normal. Consuming crunchy foods actually helps us to relieve tension and stress. Personally, anything with some fat and crunch are my go to comfort foods. No, I do not condone emotional eating or eating foods for comfort, but sometimes these foods can be so incredibly grounding! I started a new semester of college last week, and I have been a bit overwhelmed with changes in my life- So, I really needed these. I want to note that this recipe is not an original creation; I had been seeing this recipe all over Pinterest, and just had to try it. So, since I have seen this recipe on so many sites, there is no one person to give the credit to. I would also like to remind you that frying your food is obviously not the healthiest way to cook it- so I don't recommend eating these very often. I would consider these fries a nutritionally neutral food; in moderation, they're neither good or bad for you. However, if you aren't using coconut oil, lard, tallow, etc.- they can be extremely unhealthy. It is very important to know the smoke point of the oil you are cooking with! Check out this chart for more information. These fries are AI Paleo, GAPS, and SCD friendly. However, if you follow the SCD, use very ripe bananas. This recipe will serve two.
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

DIY Epic Bar Recipe {Autoimmune Paleo}


How many of you struggle to find a savory on-the-go snack that is actually healthy? I definitely do. I don't know how many times I've needed a snack to hold me over, and walked up and down the isles of my local health food store trying to find something savory. All of the quick snacks that are appropriate for my restricted diet are sweet- Larabars, dried fruit, etc.  I often result to getting a package of sliced Applegate roast beef, and eating the whole thing. Seriously. When we're hungry, eating sweet stuff only makes us hungrier. And for me, it's nauseating. So, when our lovely health food store, Nature's Wonders, finally got Epic Bars- I was ecstatic. They contain grass-fed meat (lamb, turkey, pork, beef, or bison), dried fruits, nuts, and spices. As far as ingredients go- it doesn't get any cleaner than that! So, when I realized that I needed to up my game and try the Autoimmune Paleo protocol- I was devastated. Nuts are not legal on this protocol, so Epic Bars are no longer an option for me. However, they have such a short ingredient list, that I knew I could recreate them! With that being said- if you can eat nuts, you should definitely try an Epic Bar. They're heavenly.
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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Coffee Enemas: Demystified



For those of you who didn't already think I was strange- you probably will now. Maybe even gross.. or crazy. Whatevs. I'm honestly surprised that you even made it to this sentence! Congratulations on being an open-minded creature. I'm sure some people saw the above picture, gagged, and then continued browsing. If you're still with me, I encourage you to keep reading. Coffee enemas are not a new fad- they've been around since the 50's, and enemas themselves since the 15th century! Not only is it a tried and true method of detoxification, it's totally safe and easy. 
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All recipes are original creations by Tyler Peacock (The Primitive Homemaker), unless otherwise noted. If you wish to use a recipe on your own recipe or blog, please provide your readers with the link to my original recipe.