(Full for smoothie, Stage 2/3 for eggs)
Lara Bars, Meat and Veggie Sausages, fruit, leftover soup
(Full for Lara Bars, Stage 5 for Sausages unless use salt & pepper only, Stages 5+ for fruit, Stage 1 for soup)
Coconut Cream Pie
1 1/2 c. dates
1/3 c. almonds
1/3 c. cashews
1/3 c. coconut
I used 1 cup of dates and 1/2 cup raisins. In a food processor, mix the dates (and raisins) until it forms a sticky ball. Remove to a mixing bowl. Process the nuts (with coconut if it's not already shredded super small) until mostly fine, but with a few smaller chunks. Add them to the mixing bowl. With your hands knead the mixture around until it's combined. Shape into bars or balls. I opted for balls. Some people use waxed paper or cling wrap to help in shaping the bars.
This earned 5 out of 6 thumbs up.
1 1/2 c. dates
1 c. cashews
Again, I used 1 cup dates and 1/2 cup raisins. Process the dates (and raisins) until it forms a sticky bowl. Remove to a separate mixing bowl. Process the nuts until mostly ground, with a few smaller chunks. Add them to the bowl and mix with your hands (sort of like kneading bread) until combined. Shape into bars or balls. I opted for balls. Some people use waxed paper or cling wrap to help in shaping the bars.
This earned 2 1/2 out of 6 thumbs up, with it being "the favorite" of the 7-year-old.
about 1/4 c. dehydrated apple slices
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. honey
1/2 c. walnuts
1/2 c. almonds
In a food processor, process the dates, apples, cinnamon and honey until it forms a sticky ball. Remove to a mixing bowl. Process the nuts until mostly fine, with a few small chunks. Add to the date/apple mixture and mix with your hands until combined. Shape into bars or balls. I opted for balls. Some people use waxed paper or cling wrap to help in shaping the bars.
This earned 6 out of 6 thumbs up. I may try it with more dehydrated apples next time to make it a bit more appley. Many of the recipes I saw online used raw apples for this, but said they were runny. Some also added 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, but I don't like the taste so I left it out.
2 c. almonds
1/4 c. flax seeds
1/2 c. prunes (or dates or raisins or mixture)
1/2 c. coconut (I left it out)
1/2 c. almond butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. coconut oil
1 tbsp. honey
2-3 tsp. vanilla (I left it out)
Add all the dry ingredients in the food processor (or blender like Blendtec) and process until almost fine. In a small saucepan, melt the coconut oil. Then add the honey and vanilla if you're using it. Add to the food processor and pulse a few times to combine. Press into an 8x8 pan and let chill in the fridge for about an hour.
This earned 4 1/2 out of 6 thumbs up.
Cilantro Lime Chicken w/lettuce, guacamole, sauerkraut, diced cucumber
(Stage 5 for chicken, Stage 5 for raw lettuce and cucumber, Stage 3 for sauerkraut)
3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1/2 onion, diced
juice of 1 lime
pinch or two chipotle powder
1-2 tsp. cumin
3 to 4 cloves garlic
1-2 tsp. oregano
a bunch of cilantro
You can use leftover chicken meat from roasting a chicken or from making stock. Melt some nice GAPS fat in a skillet (I used coconut oil) and cook the onion until soft. Add the garlic and spices and cook and stir for a few minutes. Pour in some meat stock if necessary to keep it from sticking. Add the chicken and mix well. If you're going to add the cilantro to the whole thing, do so now. I kept it separate because half the family doesn't like it.
We scooped the chicken into lettuce leaves and added cilantro, guacamole and cucumbers then rolled them up like burritos. We tried some with sauerkraut as well. Everything tastes better with sauerkraut. The guacamole was simply avocado, salt and a squeeze of lemon juice. Even my guac haters had some small scoops of it tonight!
The original recipe says to add a Anaheim or poblano pepper and a green bell pepper to the onion and cook it together. My husband and I are the only ones that like peppers so I left it out. Next time I'll make them but keep them on the side, like the cilantro. I felt like it needed a bit more heat, but it was perfect, as is, for the kids.