Breakfast · Desserts · Vegetarian

Paleo Nutmeal (oatmeal)(nut-free option)

My grain-free, protein rich version of a traditional comforting breakfast: Paleo Nutmeal

Oatmeal brings me tons of childhood memories. Growing up I was an extremely picky eater, there were about 5 things I could tolerate, but they needed to be spaced out with at least a week in between. Needless to say, meal times were always a torture. There were only three things that I looked forward to regularly: macaroni and cheese, flan, and oatmeal. Since then oatmeal has been sort of a comfort food for me and somehow my oldest daughter now feels the same way about it. Luckily for me, she eats most anything I put on her plate, but Paleo Nutmeal is something she always looks forward to.

If you don’t like cashews or you do not want to use a blender you can replace the cashews, water and dates for 1 1/4 cup of sweetened almond milk, Here is my recipe for it.

For a NUT-FREE version replace the cashew nuts and water for 1 1/4 cup of coconut milk.

For other sweet breakfast treats try my banana scramble, cream of chocolate or crispy paleo waffles

Paleo Breakfast Porridge

Ingredients:

1 large egg
1 tbsp of coconut flour
1 tbsp of  coconut oil
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of cashew or macadamia nuts
3-4 pitted dates or sweetener or choice
1/4 tsp of vanilla extract
a pinch of salt
1 tbsp of hemp seeds (optional)
Optional toppings: raisins, cinnamon, shredded coconut, lucuma powder, sliced bananas, chopped nuts, berries

 

Preparation:

  • Using a blender combine all the ingredients together, except the hemp seeds.Blend until the nuts are finely ground.
  • Pour the mixture in small saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • When most of the  liquid is absorbed, remove from heat, mix in the hemp seeds and desired toppings, and serve. You may add more water or almond milk if the consistency is too dry.
Paleo Nutmeal (oatmeal)
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Paleo
Author: Edible Harmony
Prep time:
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp of coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of cashew nuts
  • 3-4 pitted dates or sweetener or choice
  • 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp of hemp seeds (optional)
  • Optional toppings: raisins, cinnamon, shredded coconut, lucuma powder, sliced bananas, chopped nuts, berries
Instructions
  1. Using a blender combine all the ingredients together, except the hemp seeds. Blend until the nuts are finely ground.
  2. Pour the mixture in small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally to prevent it from sticking at the bottom of the pan.
  3. When most of the liquid is absorbed, remove from heat, mix in the hemp seeds and desired toppings, and serve. You may add more water or almond meal if the consistency is too dry.
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Beef · Entree

Sesame Beef

Paleo Sesame Beef

This sesame beef recipe is inspired in a traditional Asian dish, but instead of using soy sauce I used coconut aminos, and date paste as a sweetener, you can also use honey instead.

Asian food used to be my one of my favorite cuisines. I miss it a lot but it just doesn’t agree with me anymore. I am not sure if it’s the  soy, the wheat in the soy sauce or the MSG they often add to it, but every time I go to an Asian restaurant I am guaranteed a stomach ache. Out of necessity I’ve had to learn to make similar dishes to the ones I used to love. This sesame beef just hit the spot!

For other similar dishes try my no-fried rice, paleo Thai rice, or chicken lettuce wraps

Ingredients

1 pound round or skirt steak cut into strips
4 tbsp of coconut aminos ( soy sauce replacement)
4 tbsp of date paste or 1 tbsp of honey
1 tbsp of coconut oil
2 tbsp of sesame oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons of toasted sesame seeds*
A pinch of salt
Black pepper to taste

 Preparation:

 

  • Place the meat in a medium bowl or a Ziploc bag and add the coconut aminos, garlic, green onions, date paste, salt, and pepper and let it marinade in the refrigerator for at least an hour or overnight.
  • In a large frying pan or wok, heat the coconut oil and sesame oil and stir fry the meat over medium/ high heat until desired doneness.
  • Add sesame seeds, remove from heat and serve.

 

*To toast the sesame seeds simply pre-heat the oven to 400, spread the sesame seeds over a cookie sheet and bake until golden brown.

Sesame Beef

Recipe Type: Entree
Cuisine: Paleo Asian
Author: Edible Harmony
Prep time:
Cook time:
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound round or skirt steak cut into strips
  • 4 tbsp of coconut aminos ( soy sauce replacement)
  • 4 tbsp of date paste or 1 tbsp of honey
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp of sesame oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of toasted sesame seeds*
  • A pinch of salt
  • Black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Place the meat in a medium bowl or a Ziploc bag and add the coconut aminos, garlic, green onions, date paste, salt, and pepper and let marinade in the refrigerator for at least an hour or overnight.
  2. In a large frying pan or wok, heat the coconut oil and sesame oil and stir fry the meat over medium/ high heat until desired doneness.
  3. Add sesame seeds, remove from heat and serve.
Notes

*To toast the sesame seeds simply pre-heat the oven to 400, spread the sesame seeds over a cookie sheet and bake until golden brown

Desserts · Sauces and Dips

Date Paste

Homemade Date Syrup
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All the controversy about sweeteners often confuses me. One day something is considered a healthy alternative to sugar, and the next day it’s considered brain damaging, toxin filled, cancer causing, liver enlarging, etc. Even the so-called experts can’t agree on this subject. So I decided to use this date paste as my sweetener. Granted it still contains natural sugars, but while studies currently seem to point towards Stevia being the healthiest sweetener, I am not ready to make the switch yet. I am waiting for more research and frankly I just can’t get past the after-taste of it.

While dates are not a low glycemic food there are packed with nutrients,fiber, and anti-oxidants. According to Organic Facts they contain healthy fats, iron, copper, calcium, sulphur, potassium, phosphorous, manganese and magnesium which are advantageous for health. It is said that consumption of one date daily is necessary for a balanced and healthy diet. Dates help in fighting constipation, intestinal disorders, heart problems, sexual weakness, diarrhea and abdominal cancer.

This date paste is great over pancakes, for sweetening drinks or baking as a replacement for honey or agave. Add cinnamon and spices to make a fruit dip. For other recipe ideas using date paste, click here.

Ingredients:

1 cup of dry dates, packed (about 25 deglet dates)
1 cup of water.

Preparation:

  • In a medium bowl soak the dates in the water for about an hour. If you have a high power blender like a Vitamix or a Blendtech you may skip this step.
  • Transfer all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks