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Kerri’s Flourless Gluten Free Chocolate Raspberry Walnut Torte

March 26, 2014

This is what Kerri made for my birthday.

 

Ingredients:

Unsalted Butter at room temp.

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus a dusting for the pan

1/2 virgin coconut oil plus 1 teaspoon (available at office)

10 oz. 85% dark chocolate, chopped (available at Trader Joes)

1 1/4 cup coconut sugar (available at office)

4 large eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt

1/2 cup ground toasted walnuts plus 2 tablespoons finely chopped  walnuts

12 raspberries

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9 inch round cake pain, line bottom with parchment, than butter parchment and dust with cocoa

2. Melt 1/2 cup coconut oil and 8 oz. chocolate in a double boiler until smooth then whisk in coconut sugar.  Whisk in 1 egg at a time followed by cocoa, vanilla, salt, then fold in ground walnuts. Spread batter in pan.

3. Bake until set about 35 minutes. Let cool for several hours; then run a knife around the edge to loosen and remove from pan.

4. Melt remaining 2 oz. of chocolate and 1 teaspoon of oil in a double boiler and spread on cake.  Sprinkle chopped walnuts in center and raspberries around the edge.

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Dr. Noah’s Gluten Free / Casein Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe – Happy Thanksgiving!

November 19, 2013

Dr. Noah’s Gluten Free / Casein Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Filling

  • 15 ounces canned pumpkin / 1 can  (trader joes or just use the classic Libby’s)
  • 3/4 cup palm / coconut sugar (any sugar will work)
  • 2 ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup coconut milk (I used the canned type)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine pumpkin, sugar, and pumpkin spice. Stir in eggs. Gradually add coconut milk. Stir ingredients until creamy and smooth.
  3. Pour pumpkin mixture into the *unbaked pie crust. Bake in the middle rack in the center of the oven for about 1 hour (or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean.) Cool for an hour on top of the stove then put in the fridge to chill.

*Full disclosure it is simply just to annoying for me to make my own pie crust – Wholefoods has a great gluten free / dairy free unbaked frozen pie crust that works great in this recipe and is perfect if you like quiches as well!

**I recommend using all organic ingredients if possible!

60 Day Paleo Journey

August 12, 2013

60 Day Paleo Journey

 

Are you ready for CHANGE?

Come find out why we had an average of a 16 pound weight loss in our first Paleo Challenge.

Paleo / Primal / Ancestral

Paleo Pack – 30 Day Supplement Program

June 17, 2013

We all need nutritional support on some level.  Depending on your genetics, how well your digestive system works, and the quality of your food choices will determine what kinds of supplements are best for you.  It is our belief that if you are eating a Paleo Template Diet with appropriate sun exposure your need for these products should be minimal. Especially if you are consuming organ meats, bone broth, and a wide compliment of fresh vegetables.   However, there are a few supplements that we feel are necessary even in the best of diets and this is why we designed the Paleo Pack.

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So you may be wondering what is in the Paleo Pack. Each packet includes 6 capsules and 2 softgels.  2 capsules (2,000 ius) of Vit. D3, 2 capsules (300 mg) of Magnesium bisglycinate chelate, 2 softgels (2,000 mg) of Marine Fish Oil Concentrate including 10 ius of Vit. E, and 2 capsules of a Probiotic Blend supplying 6 billion cfus of beneficial bacteria.

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Why Vit. D3 – first and foremost many people are deficient – Vit. D3 has roles in calcium metabolism, bone health, and many other physiologic processes – Vit. D receptors are found in the colon, prostate, breast, ovary, and  many other tissues, it is anti-inflammatory, boosts immune function, and up regulates many many genes.

Why Magnesium Chelate – it is a cofactor in more than 300 enzymes, extremely important for cardiac function, energy metabolism, neurochemical transmission, and bone formation.  The chelate form is absorbed and utilized much easier than other forms such as carbonate or sulfate.  Other than cacao and a few other foods magnesium is difficult to get from food alone.

Why Marine Fish Oil – high potency DHA and EPA will  help your body reduce inflammation and to feed your brain and nervous system with the fats it needs to function at high levels.  Omega 3s support many physiological processes related to immune function, lipoprotein metabolism, brain function, and mood regulation. A small amount of natural Vit. E is added to  maintain freshness and retard lipid peroxidation.

Why Probioitics – 6 billion plus cfus of bifidobacter and lactobacillus to help reestablish your healthy balance beneficial bacteria, boost your immune system, and improve your gut health and digestion. Microencapsulation is used to help protect the microorganisms from destruction by stomach acid to ensure there viability and improve shelf life.

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 The cost of the 30 Day Paleo Pack is $45.

SuperFoods 2.0 – This Wednesday 7:00PM – 734 Broadway Bayonne NJ 07002 – The night of the presentation all SuperFoods are 15% Off!

June 10, 2013
This Wednesday at the Office!  * Chia / Chocolate / Goji / Golden Berries / Hemp *Cultured Foods *Ancestral / Paleo Diet *So Much More

This Wednesday at the Office!
* Chia / Chocolate / Goji / Golden Berries / Hemp
*Cultured Foods
*Ancestral / Paleo Diet
*So Much More

 

 

This is our monthly sale! These cashews are the most delicious sweet nuts I have ever tasted!

This is our monthly sale! These cashews are the most delicious sweet nuts I have ever tasted!

 

How to ferment greens – GUNDRU

June 7, 2013
This is freshly picked from my garden and washed with filtered water and slightly dried.

This is freshly picked Kale and Collards  from my garden and washed with filtered water and slightly dried.

Hand Chopped

Hand Chopped

 

 

I used 1/2 package of culture starter and 1 1/2 tsp. salt.

I used 1/2 package of culture starter and 1 1/2 tsp. salt.

 

With your hands very aggressively squeeze and mix the greens, salt, and culture together.

With your hands very aggressively squeeze and mix the greens, salt, and culture together.

 

Finished product!  Very tightly pack all of the greens and liquid into a pint mason jar making sure that the water level is above the greens. Loosely cap the jar and let it sit for 7 to 10 days or until desired taste.  Every few days make sure liquid level is above greens.(very important for safety) Then transfer into your fridge and enjoy.

Finished product! Very tightly pack all of the greens and liquid into a pint mason jar making sure that the water level is above the greens. Loosely cap the jar and let it sit for 7 to 10 days or until desired taste. Every few days make sure liquid level is above greens.(very important for safety) Then transfer into your fridge and enjoy.

 

30 Day Chiropractic Lifestyle / Paleo Challenge

May 9, 2013
30 Day Paleo Challenge

30 Day Paleo Challenge

 

A recent study from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine proved that a Paleo Diet can

Balanced blood pressure

Improved arterial function

Insulin improvements

More balanced cholesterol levels

If you are interested in participating please fill out this contact form.

The initial weigh in, Core Score, and manual pick up is May 15th from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.

The Contest runs from May 15th to June 15th.

YOU HAVE SO MUCH TO GAIN!

 

 

 

Golden Berries (Incan Berries) Superfood of the Month – 15% Off – Check these recipes out……

April 1, 2013

Golden Berry Smoothie

An antioxidant and protein rich blend.

Ingredients

½ Cup Navitas Naturals Goldenberries
¼ Cup Navitas Naturals Cashew Whole Nuts
2 Tbsp Navitas Naturals Hemp Seeds
1 Cup Frozen Mango
¾ Cup Orange Juice
1 ½ Cup Filtered Water (more if needed)
2 Tbsp Lime Juice
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Cups Ice

1 Tbsp Raw Local Honey

Directions

Blend and Serve

Yield: 2 plus servings

 

 

Golden Berry Tea

This is a delicious flavorful low calorie drink.

Ingredients

2 oz. of Golden Berries
1 Large Lemon
1 Tbsp. Raw Local Honey

2 Sprigs of Fresh Rosemary

1 Gallon Filtered Water

Directions

Thinly slice the lemon and add all the ingredients in a large 1 gallon plus container. Put on your counter for 12 to 24 hours and then place in the fridge.

Enjoy with ice or mixed half and half with sparkling water.

When your drink all the water be sure to eat all the goldern berries they will remain sweet, soft, and extremely delicious.

You can subsititure Goji berries with Golden berries if you choose.

Will keep for several days refrigerated.

Gluten and Casein Free Irish Soda Bread Recipe

March 11, 2013

Found this recipe online and thought I would share this with you all.  It is not Paleo but it is Gluten and Casein Free.  I intend to make this bread on Thursday and will blog again about how it came out.  I had to find a recipe that worked as I loved my mothers Irish Soda Bread.  I hope this one works!

Gluten-Free and Dairy Free Irish Soda Bread is adapted from a recipe by Connie Sarros, “Leprechaun Bread” which appears in her cookbook, Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free, Reduced-Calorie Cookbook. This recipe makes a light, classic loaf of Irish Soda Bread with terrific flavor and texture.

 

If you tolerate dairy foods and can find it, serve Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread with Kerry Gold butter- the rich, deep yellow, super creamy butter from Ireland.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups gluten-free all purpose flour mix ( I used Bob’s Red Mill Pizza Crust Mix with great results)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon honey OR 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cold dairy-free butter substitute, cut in small pieces (see note)
  • 1/2 cup currants OR raisins
  • 2 large, lightly beaten eggs
  • 1 cup minus 1 tablespoon light, canned coconut milk (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • Extra gluten-free flour to shape dough
  • Extra coconut milk to brush on loaf before baking
  • Note: If you include dairy foods in your diet, use unsalted butter instead of dairy-free butter substitute and substitute buttermilk for the coconut milk. If using buttermilk, reduce the amount of apple cider vinegar from 1 tablespoon to 1 teaspoon.

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375° F / 190° C

Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease.

Note: The key to preventing stickiness while shaping the bread loaf is to liberally flour a large cutting board (work surface) with gluten-free flour mix or white rice flour. Keep hands and loaf lightly floured while shaping!

  1. Sift all dry ingredients EXCEPT baking soda. Pour into a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Use hands to work cold butter substitute into flour mixture. Add currants.
  3. Add cider vinegar to coconut milk and pour into dry ingredients. Mix with an electric mixer to thoroughly blend.
  4. Add mayonnaise and lightly beaten eggs and mix just until combined. Add baking soda and mix to combine.
  5. Turn the thick, sticky batter onto a floured cutting board and shape the loaf into a round ball, about 6 inches in diameter.
  6. Use a sharp knife to cut an “X” on the top of loaf.
  7. Brush with coconut milk and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Brush with coconut milk again.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes or until the loaf is golden and done.
  9. Serve warm

Serves 6

Split Pea Soup with Hemp Seeds / 15% off Hemp Seeds this month at the office / Check out our new SUPERFOOD Line

March 5, 2013

 

split pea soup

with hemp seeds

This high-protein soup is packed with benefits, thanks to the addition of hemp seeds! Served with a salad it easily makes a satisfying, balanced meal.

ingredients

2 Tbsp Coconut Oil (can substitute olive oil)
2 Cups yellow Onion, diced
4 large cloves Garlic, finely minced
1 Cup Carrots, diced
1 Cup Celery, diced
2 Bay Leaves
1½ Cups dry Split Peas
3 Tbsp yellow Miso Paste (can remove if allergic to soy)
8 Cups Water
⅓ Cup raw Walnuts, chopped finely
½ Cup Navitas Naturals Hemp Seeds
Sea Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper, to taste

 

directions

In a large soup pot, heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add the garlic, carrots and celery, and cook for 3-4 minutes longer, to soften the vegetables. Add the bay leaves, peas, miso paste, and water, and stir to combine. Cover, bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 50-60 minutes, stirring occasionally, until peas have broken down – add additional water if needed. Add the walnuts and the hemp seeds, and adjust seasonings if desired. Serve warm, with plenty of freshly ground black pepper.

Will keep for several days refrigerated.

yield: 6 servings

submitted to Navitas Naturals by Julie Morris