Paleo Cookies

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Hey everyone!

These cookies are AMAZING!!!! I was so excited with how good they turned out because I just made up the recipe as I went along.

For the Jam Cookies:

1 c coconut flour

1 egg

2tbsp butter

6 dates

a bit of baking soda ( i didn;t measure)

Blend.. roll into ball… make a thumbprint.

Put a blob of jam ( I used apricot jam)

Bake at 180 for about 25 minutes

They are soft cake-like cookies. Let them cook and try go slow!!!

For the Chocolate Cookies:

1 ¼ c coconut flour

½ + ¼ c cocoa powder

a bit of baking soda

1 egg

6 dates

2 tbsp butter

Roll into ball and squash down with fork

bake at 180 15- 20 minutes

ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!

Amy

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Tehina Muffins ( Halva muffins)

The other day I was out walking my dog and got a frantic call from my roommate… also out walking her dogs.

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all these guys…. ye we have a zoo in our house.

Anyways… so  my roommate is squeaking like mad on the phone about a bird who sounds like a cat and nobody will ever believe her and i must come quickly.. bird.. cat… what??!!

I had no idea what the girl was on about. So I said ok ok I am coming….

We have a beautiful green path behind our house and thats where they were. When I got there she was staring up into a tree and said sssshhhh the bird is making a noise like  a cat.

I kinda thought the exam period had gotten to her head.

And then  I heard a cat mew.

And looked up into the tree and there was this bird:

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Every time it opened its mouth a mewing sound came out. My roommate was jumping around like a crazy lady saying:

‘ את קולטת כאילו????’

do you hear??? do you understand whats going on here???? The bird is making a sound like a cat???!!!!

and then it went’ rraawwrrrrrrrrrr’ like a pissed off cat.

We were laughing hysterically and she was saying thank god you are here!!! No-one would ever have believed me!!!!

And then a quick google search told us they bird is a Jay known for mimicry. I felt stupid.. with my zoology degree and all.

Best I just go eat muffins.

So these were originally meant to be cupcakes and then I ran out of time to make the icing.. and because I am a greedy girl who loves to eat I still ate them anyway 🙂

And they were super delicious so I just thought to leave the recipe as it is! With no icing.

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for the muffins:

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup coconut flour

3 eggs

2 tbspoon  raw tehina

1/4 cup coconut oil

baking powder

6 dates

Blend everything together and bake at 180 for 15-20 mninutes

For the filling

Blend raw tehina with dates

Spoon out a hole in the muffin, fill it up with the tehina filling and and put the lid back on

These went down well even with non-paleo people.

🙂

ENJOY

Paleo Malva Pudding

This has to be the most AMAZING thing I have ever baked. EVER.

For a few reasons.

1. because it is Malva Pudding

2. because it is PALEO MALVA PUDDING

3. because it still tastes EXACTLY like Malva Pudding

4. because did I mention already that it is MALVA PUDDING????!!!

For those of you who are unfortunate enough to have not grown up in the beautiful rainbow nation of South Africa.. you most likely have no idea what all the fuss is about. Well I shall try explain.. and then when I have finished you probably still won’t understand so best you just go and make this straight away.

Firstly… please click this link here to see what Malva pudding looks like when its not being photographed in really bad lightening at night half way through being eaten.

Ok… basically its a traditional South African dessert that is just super soft and gooey and sweet and warm and comforting and homely. One of my fondest memories is of me and my best friend at a school biology camp when we were about 16. We went to a Jewish school and aside from the fact that it needed to be kosher food, Jewish mothers are paranoid their little darlings will starve so there was enough food to feed an army…kosher catering knows how to feed people.  Every night there was Malva pudding for dessert. Anyways… so me and my bestest friend decided to lock ourselves away in the dining room one night and put on music and dance. But not just any music… really dumb stupid music and we were dancing like idiots on purpose and thought it was hysterically funny and didn’t stop laughing the entire time. Except for the every 10 minutes we dug our spoons into the Malva pudding… carried on dancing… another spoonful of pudding… more dancing…more laughing… more pudding and so it went on until we finally decided to go to sleep. And when we went back to the cabin we found an enormous water fight going on. In the middle of the night. Teachers included.

Bio camp was awesome.

So is Malva pudding.

For the pudding:

1 cup of almond flour

1 egg

1 cup coconut milk ( try use the watery part and keep the thicker part aside for the sauce)

3 large tsp of apricot jam

1tsp baking soda ( don’t switch this for baking powder!)

1tsp apple cider vinegar

4 tbsp butter

1 cup of medjool dates

blend everything together and bake at 180 for about 40 minutes

As soon as the pudding comes out the oven prick holes all over and pour the sauce over it.

For the sauce:

heat in a pan:

3/4 cup of coconut milk ( the thicker part)

3tbsp butter

1 tsp vanilla

 

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PLEASE for your own sake go make this now!!!!

Then maybe go do a workout 🙂

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Happy day 🙂

Amy

 

Mint Cream filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Hi! I have a few cupcake recipes coming up to make up for my long absence.

We had a crazy CRAZY storm here last week… non stop rain, wind, power outages, floods… snow. Insane stuff! It was so cold I just didn;t want to move. I even skipped going to the gym and did bodyweight workouts at home.

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One fun workout I did was 10 minutes of 30 seconds on 30 seconds off : 1 candlestick 1 burpee= 1 rep

My parents are here in Israel visiting from overseas so I wanted to make them yummy cupcakes!! The first batch I made went down well.. They were tehina cupcakes. AMAZING recipe.. I’ll post it in the next few days.

Yesterday I made mint chocolate cupcakes but my mom apparently doesnt like mint essence… so if you are a mint snob then this recipe if not for you.

But you should make it anyway and send them to me for inspection.

This recipe is based on my mint paleo slice and to be honest the cake of the mint slice I think was better than the cake I made this time around. But that could be me being fussy. I also used date syrup in the gananche and the cake which I think wasn’t as good as using honey. And after all this stormy weather baking I am ready for a whole30!

But in the meantime…

For the cake:

1/2 cup of cocoa

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup cilan ( date syrup)

1/8 cup coconut milk

2 eggs

1/4 cup coconut oil

baking powder

1tbspoon manuka honey

Bake for 20 mins on 180-  I got about 2o small cupcakes

While these are in the oven get your mint cream going.

I had a coconut milk can in the fridge over night… so your milk looks like this:

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Put all the thick cream into a blender with dates and blend

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I start off with 6 medjool dates and then see if I need more according to the taste.

Once you have blended these two together, add in a drop of peppermint essence and taste… add in teeny tiny drops at a time so you don;t land up with listerine mouthwash.

When your cupcakes are cooled, dig a little hole, add in a blob of peppermint cream and then cover the hole with the cake you dug out.

Now get your chocolate ganache going

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raw 100% chocolate

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Mix on a low heat with the thick part of the coconut milk

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Add in whatever sweetener you like.. honey/ maple/ date syrup

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Enjoy 🙂

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And I couldn’t have done it without my kitchen helpers

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Banana Mint Chocolate Cups

Hey everyone!

Anyone want a three legged dog?

Anyone?

Free to a good home.

Doesn’t eat underwear… noooo never

Yes… yes that is was one of my sports bras.

Nevermind… nothing a little bit of deadlifting can’t fix

Nothing like deadlifts to fix a bad mood.

I did  a few warmup sets and then 3 sets of 5 @70kg and did a few weighted pullups, double unders and kettlebell swings.

Post WOD:

1. Mash a banana

2. add a spoon of coconut oil and a drop of peppermint extract

3. place into cupcake holders and freeze

4. melt 100% dark chocolate ( 8 chocolate buttons) with a bit of coconut oil ( about a teaspoon)

5. take out frozen banana bites and cover in the chocolate

6. put back in the freezer ( the chocolate actually froze straight away on the banana!)

EASY- this made three little cups of joy

YUMMMMM

Enjoy

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ten minute Paleo Apple Muffins

HI! So the other night, as in a few weeks ago… ( I have a backlog of recipes to upload!) I really felt like an apple muffin!

I wanted individual sized muffins so that I didn;t have to make  a whole batch of muffins and then land up eating them all myself- which is what usually happens when I bake. So… this recipe I made up on the spot, not thinking too much about it. I think the only thought that was running through my head was: apple muffin NOW.. on repeat.

This took 10 minutes to bake and 3 minutes to prepare and 1 minute to eat all four that came out the oven 🙂

Ingredients:

1 egg

1 apple

1 tablespoon of almond flour

2 tablespoons of coconut flour

half a tablespoon of coconut oil

a TON of cinnamon

a drop of vanilla

a sprinkle of baking powder

I baked them at 200 degrees in a silicone cupcake holder

 

SO GOOD!!!!

Enjoy!!

Amy

Banana Pudding Cupcakes

Hi!

I am rushing off to spend the weekend in Jerusalem with two of my favourite girls!! I can’t wait.. but I thought I’d leave you with this recipe first… and I’ll be back next week with workouts and recipes!

Enjoy

xxxx

For the cupcakes:

3/4 cup almond flour
3/4 cup coconut flour
3 bananas
2 eggs

1tbsp honey

vanilla
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup coconut milk
blend together, spoon out into cupcake holders and bake.. i did bigger cupcakes, so it took about 30 minutes to bake.

for the pudding:
1 cup of coconut milk mixed with an egg yolk- heat in a pan until thick. Put this aside and cook up a banana in some coconut oil, cinnamon and honey… when thats cooked and mashed and yummy mix the two together and let it cool- it will be a nice thick pudding.

for the icicng:

5 medjool dates, 1 cup of coconut mik, coco powder all blended in the blender- it should get nice and thick!

( mine didn’t thicken properly because I used too much of the liquid part of the milk and not enough of the cream… that obviously went into the pudding. Make sure you use a lot of thick cream!)

When the cupcakes are cooked and cooled, dig a little hole in the middle, put a spoon full of pudding inside, cover up the hole with the cupcake you dug out, and top with chocolate icing!
EPIC