Creamy S'Mac and Cheese with Broccoli
Monday, June 23, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014 Alanna Figueira 6 Comments
Blueberry Crumb Muffins
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Alanna Figueira 8 Comments
love love love a blueberry muffin PACKED with blueberries with a sweet crumbly topping. I don't know why that is, but I need it that way. I'm not going to lie, these muffins took me quite a few tries to get right. They kept coming out too moist and I can't be making muffins every day so I would just leave the recipe aside for weeks and then re-visit it from time to time. Finally, I am satisfied with these muffins. Beyond satisfied actually. They are moist, but not too moist and definitely flavorful. The crumb topping is seriously out of this world insane delicious so please please do not skip it! The ingredients are simple, only substitute a granulated sugar because honey or maple syrup will make them way too moist.
*makes 9 muffins
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/3 cup almond flour
1/3 cup tapioca flour
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup coconut milk (unsweetened, full fat canned, blended then measured to emulsify fat and liquid)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup blueberries
For the crumb topping
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1/3 cup coconut butter (NOT oil), melted
1 tsp cinnamon
*Mix it all up in a small bowl until it is a crumble consistency
1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a muffin tin with 9 papers.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients- coconut flour, almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
3. In a small bowl, lightly beat the eggs with vanilla.
4. Add eggs to the dry ingredients.
5. Add coconut milk and melted butter to dry ingredients. Mix to combine.
6. Fold in blueberries last.
7. Divide batter evenly into 9 muffin papers, filling each about 3/4 of the way.
8. Top evenly with crumble topping.
9. Bake at 350F on center rack for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through.
10. Allow to cool before eating. If you open them when they are still piping hot the blueberries will explode and it will be very moist.
3 Day Whole Body Reset
I just got back from a week long vacation in Mexico. It was awesome! I drank too much, ate way too much mystery food, and spent a week relaxing with my family. I got sick on day 2, I'll spare you the details but lets just say I spent the 2 following days eating rice and bananas. My 3 year old has diarrhea and my 8 month old is constipated because I was too scared to let her eat anything but bananas and avocados! But it's all good, we are back and I will get everyone regular starting now. I do all of the things that I will list below, and I will be doing all of these things from - if you want to watch along on my Instagram. See ya carb flu.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014 Alanna Figueira 6 Comments
- Bones of a whole chicken
- Veggie scraps- this is just to taste so you don't even need to do this step but here are the perfect things to add- 1 onion, a head of garlic, 3 bay leaves, 3 celery stalks, 3 carrots
- Enough filtered water to cover chicken bones
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. This acid is necessary to extract the minerals from the bone so don't skip this! You can use any vinegar.
- High quality protein
- An avocado a day
- Probiotic Foods
- Other great detoxifying foods, spices and herbs
- What to Avoid:
- Drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water each day
- Add the juice of 1-3 whole lemons to your water each day
- Drink 8 oz- 1 quart of bone broth each day
- Begin and end your day with 1 tbsp ACV in 1 cup warm water
- Eat garlic each day- at least 3 cooked cloves or 1 clove raw
- Take vitamin D
- Take fish oil
- No eating after dinner
- Go to sleep by
- What to eat:
- What to avoid:
Coconut Chicken Tenders with Sweet and Spicy Mango Dip
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 Alanna Figueira 2 Comments
Homemade Maple Sausage Patties
Here is an easy breakfast sausage recipe that will make you wonder why you are still spending $8 on Applegate sausages. Or maybe that was just me. These are easy, cheap, fresh and you know exactly what went in. You can skip the maple syrup for whole30. You can separate with parchment paper and freeze them too!
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 Alanna Figueira 0 Comments
1 b ground chicken, turkey or pork (pictured is turkey)
2 tbsp grade B maple syrup
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground sage
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp granulated garlic
1/2 tsp fennel or anise seed
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tbsp fat (I use ghee) to fry in
1. Heat a skillet on medium.
2. Mix everything (except fat) together in a large mixing bowl.
3. Heat your fat.
4. Form flat patties out of meat mixture.
5. Place patties in hot fat to cook, flipping halfway and cooking until cooked through.
6. Makes 8-10 patties, depending on how large you make them.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 Alanna Figueira 6 Comments
3. Dump everything else in the blender and blend until smooth.
Monday, June 02, 2014
Monday, June 02, 2014 Alanna Figueira 4 Comments
Hi There, I'm
- I have a love for clean eating and love experimenting in the kitchen for my two food sensitive children. I founded Planks, Love and Guacamole, to create a sustainable paleo lifestyle without missing the comfort of traditional meals.