Let’s end the week with a video, shall we? Check out the tools that I use weekly in my kitchen to make life MUCH easier. There is definitely a learning curve when it comes to making meals at home, especially if you haven’t done much cooking previously. It was a challenge for me for a while but now I’ve developed some shortcuts to make meal prep a lot easier. These tools are examples of how I help speed up the cooking process … Let me know if you have suggestions or questions.
How was your week been? If you’re a fan of my Facebook page, you saw that I shared an image that says exactly how I feel: Thankful.
I’m off to a running start with my new business and I’m meeting with some amazing brands, learning so much and being brave every day. I was going to talk to you about fear this week but I’m just feeling to happy to do that right now. Instead, let’s have dessert! 😉
I’ve uncovered some AMAZING recipes this week and I’m going to make at least one of them this weekend. I wasn’t really craving dessert but after looking at these pictures, I’ve changed my mind.
OH and the very last recipe is SUPER fun because my friend Kara made it. *Go Kara!*
This last recipe is a fun one. My friend Kara, who was a major influence in my starting to eat Paleo, made this for her husband’s birthday a couple weeks ago. It was really yummy! Here’s what she says about this recipe:
1/3 c natural cane sugar (I used coconut sugar) (would probably work with honey)
3 Tbsp. Maple syrup
1 13.5 oz can coconut milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
3-4 drops peppermint essential oils
Directions: Set a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water, but do not let the bowl touch the water. Add the egg yolks and both sugars and stir to warm. As the sugar melts, it will become smooth and shiny. If these two need a bit of help melting, just add a spoonful of the coconut milk to get things moving along. Stir the mixture for about 5 minutes. Add the can of coconut milk and whisk everything to combine. As everything warms, it will get smoother. The custard will start to thicken just a bit. Stir in the vanilla, turn off the heat, strain through a fine strainer to remove any eggs bits and transfer the bowl to the fridge to cool completely.
Add peppermint essential oils.
Add the coconut custard to your ice cream maker and churn according to instructions.
I was going to share this post with you yesterday but the power went out to our building. I had to leave my groceries in the car to keep them cold and walk up 17 flights of stairs in the dark. It was an adventure to say the least.
Anyway, as many of you know, I’ve been eating Paleo since August and I’ve been using coconut oil ever since. I initially heard rave reviews about how great coconut oil is and how wonderful it makes your food taste. Well, that wasn’t really my experience. Turns out, there’s a HUGE difference between coconut oils. So I made a video for you, explaining the difference and what to look for/avoid when it comes to choosing a coconut oil.
Coconut oil can be used to cook, saute and fry in place of butter and shortening. You can use it for baking, too. OH and I just found out that it can help keep colds and even the flu at bay because it contains lauric acid. Lauric acid converts to monolauri to fight for your immune system.
Enjoy and I hope this video gives you a little more insight into which type of coconut oil to choose and spares you from making the mistake I did.
*Disclaimer: I’m not trying to bash/promote a specific brand. These are my opinions based on a some research.
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