Book Update: Since I woke up at 2am yesterday and couldn’t go back to sleep, I finished more of “Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult. No court case yet! Maybe this one will be different. It is interesting, but one of those books I can put down rather than must finish that hour.
I got my Wildtree kit yesterday, too! Holy cow is there a TON of stuff in here and ALL natural. I’m so excited. I feel like a Trader Joe’s that delivers because everything is free of artificial colors, artificial flavors, preservatives, MSG and hydrogenated oils. While doing a little research on taco packets, I found a really popular one that contains “silicone dioxide” and ethoxyquin! Ethoxyquin is new to me, so thanks to google I found out it is a pesticide and possibly toxic to fish. Seriously!
Recipe: Speaking of healthy, here is a new Paleo dish I tried. I guess this is why the cookbook, “Practical Paleo” is so popular on Amazon. The recipes have all been great and amazing! I made her paleo pumpkin pancakes a month ago and they were great! I also made a pork recipe to post later which was good as well. Note, I am not totally Paleo. I try to add much more healthy, nutritious foods to our diet. Totally not Paleo, but here is an Alton Brown quote: “We are fat and sick and dying because we have handed a basic, fundamental and intimate function of life over to corporations. We choose to value our nourishment so little that we entrust it to strangers. This is insanity. Feed yourselves. Feed your loved ones. And for God’s sake feed your children.” (I would argue that we are ALL dying whether we like it or not… but you get what he means.)
The original recipe feeds 12. I only got 10 muffins out of this. But it all worked out. I would recommended to spray like crazy and not use liners. The egg seems to stick to liners. I have made mini quiches before (which is what this is …. kind of) and they pop right out. My only problem with her published recipe is that she states 3 green apples should be about 2 cups of chopped apples – which totally doesn’t work out in the real world. My one large apple was 1 and 3/4 cups chopped, so I just used 2 cups of chopped apples as it instructed. I did leave the skin on since it adds texture and nutrition. These took a long time to prep. I would get up really early in the morning, or preferably, just make the apple mixture the night before and pop it into the fridge. It’ll be ready to make in the morning!
Paleo Apple Muffins
2 cups of chopped green apples (you can peel them. This is 1-2 large apples or 2-3 small ones)
3 Tb. water
1 tsp. cinnamon, divided
9 large eggs (or 7 XL eggs)
1 and 1/2 Tb. butter or coconut oil, melted
3 Tb coconut milk or regular milk
1 and 1/2 Tb. coconut flour or 3 Tb. regular flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
pinch of salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add your apples, water, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and butter in a large skillet. Cook over medium heat until the apples get soft like apple pie filling. Set aside to cool. (I stashed mine in the fridge overnight.)
2. In a large bowl, whisk together your eggs, coconut or regular milk, coconut flour or regular flour, baking soda and salt.
3. Now, add all BUT 1/4 cup of the apple mixture to the egg mixture. Set aside that 1/4 cup of apple.
4. In a lined and sprayed muffin pan, or sprayed well muffin pan, pour 1/4 cup of the mixture into each well. Top with the reserved apple mixture.
5. Bake for 30-40 minutes. Yum! These fridge or freeze well. Just reheat in the microwave.
Recipe adapted from “Practical Paleo”