In the Kitchen: Breakfast – Paleo Biscuits and Jam

My kitchen has been hopping!

There are only 4 of these left from the batch I made a few days ago so I thought I’d better tell you about them before the only thing I have left to show are crumbs.

Things are getting easier with my new lifestyle change and eating good food all the time is just another part of my day and it feels great! I have so much more energy and cooking food is now an enjoyable part of my day instead of a last minute dash of what can I make. I’m enjoying trying new recipes and baking delicious things to fuel my body knowing they are 100% good for me.

My newest recipe trial were these ridiculously simple Paleo biscuits.

Gluten and Grain free and totally delicious!

Yes I am still on the hunt for some breakfast foods and I think I might have found something this time. These take only a few mins to throw together and there is enough time to get a few rows of knitting in while you wait for them to come out of the oven. They stay fresh in an air tight container and are even a fabulous freezable snack as well. Freezable is always a bonus if you are running short on time, especially mornings.

*I flattened mine a little too much before putting them in the oven but they still taste delicious.*

I tried my hand at making some Paleo Jam a few weeks ago. With only 3 simple ingredients it was a pretty “no brainer” recipe for my first attempt. While I don’t know that this jam is THE one, it’s not exactly a sweet jam, it is definitely a start and you better believe we are going to be picking berries galore this year.

These biscuits were the perfect companion to my freshly made jam and definitely hit the spot for those morning foods I was kind of missing.

In The Kitchen: Dinner and a Dessert

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the kitchen as of late.

Since changing my dietary needs I’ve had to be more aware of what’s on hand and what can be made for each meal that follow my guidelines.

I’m loosely following Paleo but not putting as much emphasis on meat as paleo seems to do. I’m learning as I go and creating some yummy things with a few tweaks as need.

A success from last week was Paleo Shepherd’s Pie.

I used the same ingredients in the meat portion that I normally do but instead of white potatoes on top I added Sweet Potato and a hint of cinnamon.

Talk about delicious and not much different that what we normally have. It was a hit and will definitely be a new go to.

The thing that I have the most problem not being able to have right now is being off gluten and wheat.

Bread, cereals I crave them!

So when I finally found a no grain bread recipe that was delicious I of course had to share.

This is actually a recipe for banana blackberry muffins but since I didn’t have an blackberries on hand I substituted walnuts and dairy and soy free mini chocolate chips and made it into a mini loaf.

Holy Smokes this one is GOOD!

Tasted better than the Banana Bread we usually buy at the store. Bonus!

We are hoping there will be some of this left for Moose when he gets home….. it is a mini loaf after all and mighty tasty!!

I’d love to hear about any delicious recipes you absolutely love.

Making Winter 2013 – Playdough style

I’m joining Claire today in Making Winter 2013.

The idea being that we post once a week things that we are doing for fun to get through the winter.

On the weekend we had a Nor Easter blow through. We didn’t end up with much snow because of the blizzard like conditions and lots of drifting.

Since we couldn’t go outside to play in the snow, we set up in the kitchen to make some new play dough.

We tried salt dough, but while we were in the process I realized I didn’t have the cream of tartar called for in the recipe.

We forged ahead to see if it would work without.

We used food colouring which worked very well but made our hands turn a rainbow of colours.

The dough did turn out in the end until I put it in an air tight container to store away….. the next day we opened it up to find it had completely gone to mush.

After our flop with the salt dough, we went back to a recipe that was quick, easy and that we knew would work.

Kool-Aid Playdough
Ingredients:
 • 1 1/4 cup flour
 • 1/4 cup salt
 • 1 pkg unsweetened Kool-aid (we use two)
 • 1 cup boiling water
 • 1 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
Directions:
 1.  In a bowl, mix flour, salt and
     kool-aid.
 2.  Stir in water and oil
 3.  Knead with hands for about 5 minutes.

Perfect every time!!

How are you getting through this weird winter?

Join us with your own Making Winter post!