1 small sweet potato
3/4 cup raw almond butter
2 eggs
1/4 c water
1/2 very ripe banana

1. Cook sweet potato (I peeled and diced mine then boiled it until knife tender).
2. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until thoroughly combined.
3. Cook on skillet over medium heat. (Flip pancakes when batter begins to darken).

Biscuits and Gravy

2 egg yolks
1/2 c cream
1 c steamed cauliflower
1/2 tsp salt
generous amount of fresh ground pepper (tsp? maybe…I just added enough for my liking)
1/2 lb sausage, cooked

1. Whisk yolks and cream together in a small sauce pan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture can coat the back of a spoon fairly thickly.
2. Pour into blender and add cauliflower and salt. Blend on high until thoroughly combine.
3. Return gravy to saucepan and add sausage.
4. Season with pepper to taste (typical country gravy has a decent amount of gravy).
5. Cook over medium heat until hot.
6. Serve over biscuits.
**I use 1/2 lb sausage and this makes quite a “meaty” gravy. I prefer it that way, plus it ups the protein content a little.

Biscuits (adapted from Elana’s recipe in her Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook)
2 tbsp grapeseed oil
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp vinegar
1/2 tbsp water
1 egg
1 1/4 c almond flour
1/2 scant tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda

1. Whisk together oil, honey, vinegar, egg and water.
2. Add almond flour, salt and soda. Mix well.
3. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop batter onto pan. Slightly flatten with palm of hand.
4. Bake at 350 for 15 min or until edges start to turn light brown.

Yield: 6

Coconut Hot Chocolate

1 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tbsp honey
pinch of salt
3/4 c coconut milk

Mix cocoa, honey, salt and 2 tbsp coconut milk (you might add some coconut cream to make it richer) together until thoroughly mixed. Add remaining coconut milk and pour into sauce pan. Cook over medium/low heat until steaming. (Or microwave.)

Serves 2

Strawberry Muffins

3 eggs
1/4 c grape seed oil
1/4 c honey
1 tbsp vanilla
2 tbsp vinegar
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 c almond flour
2 c diced strawberries

1. In a large bowl whisk eggs.
2. Add oil, honey, vanilla, salt and soda. Whisk well.
3. Add vinegar, mix, and allow to sit for a couple of minutes (this will help activate the baking soda).
4. Stir in almond flour.
5. Fold in strawberries.
6. Place heaping tablespoons into a lined muffin tin.
7. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

*** Alternate version***
Keep everything the same except use only 3 tbsp honey and add 2 tbsp coconut flour. This makes a denser, less moist muffin.

Coconut Pancakes

1 can coconut milk
1/2 c almond flour
1/3 c shredded coconut
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of sea salt (optional)
1 tbsp vanilla
5 eggs
Coconut oil

Whisk together all ingredients in a large bowl. Add a little coconut oil to a skillet and cook over medium heat.

**This makes a lot, so I usually save some batter and put it in the fridge.

Eggs with Zucchini

8 eggs
1/4 onion, diced
1 small zucchini, sliced into moons
Few ounces of cream cheese

1. Sauté onion in a little oil until just starting to turn golden.
2. Toss in zucchini and cook for 3-4 minutes.
3. Add eggs and scramble.
4. When eggs are almost done and in cream cheese.
5. Give it a good stir and then serve! (Season with salt/pepper if desired.)

Primal Breakfast Casserole

1 pound ground breakfast sausage or other ground meat
3 turnips, peeled and grated (a food processor works well for this)
4 eggs, beaten
3 scallions, chopped

Instructions: Sauté sausage, breaking it up into small pieces with a spoon or spatula, until almost cooked through. Mix the sausage with the rest of the ingredients. Spoon into a 8×8 baking pan. When ready to cook, heat oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 45 minutes then cover the pan and bake for 25 minutes more. Let cool 15-20 minutes so the casserole sets before cutting into it. Approximately 4 servings


§  1 small handful of walnuts
§  1 small handful of pecans
§  2 tablespoons ground flax seed
§  1/2 – 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
§  1 pinch of ground nutmeg
§  1 pinch ground ginger
§  1 tablespoon almond butter
§  1 banana, mashed
§  3 eggs
§  1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk (add more if you prefer it a little runny)
§  2 teaspoons pumpkin seeds
§  1 handful of goji berries or fresh berries

Directions: Add walnuts, pecans, flax seed and spices to a food processor and pulse it down to a course grain, making sure to stop before it’s totally ground into a powder. Set aside.

Whisk together eggs and almond/coconut milk (May use a Blender Bottle) until the consistency thickens a little bit into a loose custard. Thoroughly blend together the mashed banana and almond butter and add it to the custard, mixing well.

Stir in the nut mixture. Microwave or gently warm on the stove until the “no-atmeal” reaches your desired consistency; this should only take a few minutes. In both cases, stir the mixture frequently as it cooks.

Sprinkle pumpkin seeds and berries on top. Add more almond/coconut milk if you want. Lick the bowl clean!

Liz’s Paleo Muffin Madness

  • 1 1/2 cups almond meal
  • 3/4 cup canned organic pumpkin
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (or fresh if you desire)
  • 1/2 cup pecans

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all of the dry ingredients, then add the vanilla, eggs.  Add the pumkin and then mix/fold in the nuts and cranberries.  The batter will be a little wet, but that’s ok…it makes the muffins super moist.  Place batter in cupcake liners and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Let them cool a little and enjoy!

I also did some adaptation and instead of pumpkin used very ripe bananas, fresh raspberries, and walnuts.  Sub cinammon for pumpkin pie spice and you are all set.

C.C.’s Spicy Asian Porky Wonderment (with Greens)

Asian Pork Meatballs with Braised Winter Greens

1 pound ground pork
2 small shallots, minced fine
1 small shallot, sliced thin
4 small Thai chiles, minced fine
1″ piece fresh ginger root, grated (squeeze juice from remaining ginger pulp)
salt & pepper to taste
1 bunch fresh greens, washed & torn into 2″ pieces
2 Tbs. soy sauce **editor’s note: soy is not Paleo friendly (sub coconut aminos)
1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
1 Tbs. neutral flavored oil (like coconut or grapeseed)
1/4 c. chicken stock

Combine ground pork with minced chiles, ginger, ginger juice, and shallots. Season to taste with salt & pepper and form into golfball-sized meatballs. Heat high-sided skillet or wok over high heat, add sesame oil and grapeseed oil and lower heat to medium. Brown meatballs all over, remove to a plate and set aside. Quickly saute sliced shallots, then, rinse greens, and with water still clinging to leaves, add to hot wok, adding more oil as necessary. Briefly saute until wilted. Add meatballs back to the wok, nestling amongst the greens. Add chicken stock and soy sauce, cover and lower heat to medium-low. Braise just until meatballs are cooked through.