Deliciously Organic http://deliciouslyorganic.net Organic, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Paleo Recipes Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:27:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 Grain-Free Chilaquiles Recipe http://deliciouslyorganic.net/grain-free-chilaquiles-recipe/ http://deliciouslyorganic.net/grain-free-chilaquiles-recipe/#comments Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:40:48 +0000 http://deliciouslyorganic.net/?p=115290 A serving of grain-free Chilaquiles totally feels like cheating! It’s kinda like enjoying fancy nachos for breakfast – perfect for a lazy weekend morning. Chilaquiles traditionally uses corn chips, so to keep this recipe grain-free I tested the recipe with both taro and plantain chips and the entire family loved it. This recipe is pretty versatile, […]

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A serving of grain-free Chilaquiles totally feels like cheating! It’s kinda like enjoying fancy nachos for breakfast – perfect for a lazy weekend morning.
A serving of grain-free Chilaquiles totally feels like cheating! It’s kinda like enjoying fancy nachos for breakfast – perfect for a lazy weekend morning.

Chilaquiles traditionally uses corn chips, so to keep this recipe grain-free I tested the recipe with both taro and plantain chips and the entire family loved it. This recipe is pretty versatile, so you can use whatever grain-free chip you prefer.

Serves 6

Grain-Free Chilaquiles

You can make this recipe with either a red or green enchilada sauce, so I gave options for both. If you need to avoid nightshades, then omit the sauce (and the recipe will still taste fantastic!). As I mentioned in the post, I tested this recipe with taro and plantain chips, but you can use whichever grain-free chip you prefer!

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  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Place butter or ghee in a large oven-safe skillet and melt over medium heat. Beat the eggs, pour them into the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally until scrambled. Season with sea salt. Spoon the eggs into a bowl and set aside. Place half of the chips in the the skillet, pour sauce over (if using) and toss until heated. Place the eggs and half of the cheese on top of the chip mixture. Add the remaining chips on top and then add the remaining cheese and jalapenos. Place in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes – until the cheese is melted. Place avocado slices, salsa and cilantro on top and serve.
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Why Stomach Acid is Good for You and How to How to Increase It Naturally http://deliciouslyorganic.net/why-stomach-acid-is-good-for-you-increase-naturally/ http://deliciouslyorganic.net/why-stomach-acid-is-good-for-you-increase-naturally/#comments Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:05:30 +0000 http://deliciouslyorganic.net/?p=115170 We’ve been told by the conventional medical world that too much stomach acid is the cause of reflux and heartburn. This simply isn’t correct. Stomach acid is incredibly beneficial to the body and an increase in stomach acid can actually reduce and many times cure issues like acid reflux or heartburn and improve common issues […]

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We’ve been told by the conventional medical world that too much stomach acid is the cause of reflux and heartburn. This simply isn’t correct.We’ve been told by the conventional medical world that too much stomach acid is the cause of reflux and heartburn. This simply isn’t correct. Stomach acid is incredibly beneficial to the body and an increase in stomach acid can actually reduce and many times cure issues like acid reflux or heartburn and improve common issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), leaky gut, colitis, and other gastrointestinal problems.

Let me explain. . .

What Does Stomach Acid Do?

Stomach acid (also known as Hydrochloric acid or HCL) is a necessary part of the digestive process. The acid is our first line of defense against pathogens, bacteria, parasites, etc. It also helps us digest our food properly.

When the body is relaxed, HCL is released into the stomach and breaks down fats into fatty acids, carbohydrates into glucose, and proteins into amino acids. This breakdown is very important so the body can then use the nutrients in our food.

When the food in your stomach has been mixed with the correct amount of stomach acid, enzymes, and other digestive secretions, it will reach an acidity between 1.5-3.0 on the ph scale and then move into the small intestine to continue the digestive process.

8 Key Things that Happen When There Isn’t Enough Stomach Acid:

1. The fats, carbs and proteins cannot break down properly for the body to utilize them. The food can then sit, petrify, become rancid and/or ferment.
2. The body can’t absorb and utilize many minerals like zinc, iron, magnesium, and calcium.
3. Overgrowth of harmful bacteria can occur which can lead to ulcers and cancer.
4. Because the contents of the stomach aren’t acidic enough, the stomach doesn’t want to release the contents of the stomach into the small intestine (see below).
5. When the contents of the stomach reach the small intestine, the gallbladder isn’t signaled to release bile, the pancreas isn’t signaled to release pancreatic enzymes and sodium bicarbonate isn’t released to increase the ph of the digested food.
6. Because sodium bicarbonate isn’t released, the mixture of food can burn the mucosal lining which lead can lead to ulcers.
7. The proteins that weren’t broken down by proper stomach acid now irritate the villi and can lead to leaky gut. A leaky gut allows fats and proteins to pass through the gut directly into the bloodstream which overwhelms the immune system.
8. The undigested food heads to the large intestine and can degenerate and weaken the colon, disrupt the flora, and cause inflammation, IBS and colitis.

If We Need So Much Stomach Acid, Then What Causes Reflux and Heartburn?

When there isn’t enough stomach acid, the pyloric sphincter – the valve that releases the broken-down food into the small intestine – doesn’t want to open. This leads to food sitting in the stomach for much longer than intended. Eventually the food tends to come back up the other way. Ironically, because the food has been bathed in some stomach acid it burns when it comes back up the esophagus.

So, you’re probably asking, “then why do acid-blockers work, or at least take the burn away”? The acid blockers lower the acidity in the stomach, so when the food starts to come back up, it doesn’t burn. This doesn’t mean the problem is fixed. The acid-blocker is simply masking the symptoms of a bigger issue.

3 Ways to Reverse Low Stomach Acid:

    • Don’t eat when you’re stressed or on the go and eat slowly. This is the most important piece of the puzzle. When you eat slowly and aren’t stressed, your body will be in the parasympathetic state, which is the body’s “rest, digest and heal” function. The parasympathetic state allows your body to release the correct amount of stomach acid, enzymes, etc. to digest your food.
    • Take 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a little bit of water before each meal.
    • Consider taking HCL with Pepsin at each meal. Talk to your holistic practitioner or nutritionist about the proper dosage.So remember, you need stomach acid! Eat slowly, in a relaxed state and consider some of the remedies I mentioned above – I think you’ll start seeing some great results.

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Apple, Bacon and Sausage Breakfast Skillet http://deliciouslyorganic.net/sausage-bacon-apple-breakfast-skillet/ http://deliciouslyorganic.net/sausage-bacon-apple-breakfast-skillet/#comments Tue, 06 Sep 2016 20:12:23 +0000 http://deliciouslyorganic.net/?p=115076 This breakfast skillet recipe has become a favorite in our house. All we we do is fry up some bacon and sausage, add some chopped apple and finish off with a little sea salt and we’re done! This dish is delicious served alone, or great as part of a large weekend breakfast. You need to give […]

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Apple, Bacon and Sausage Breakfast Skillet Recipe This breakfast skillet recipe has become a favorite in our house. All we we do is fry up some bacon and sausage, add some chopped apple and finish off with a little sea salt and we’re done!

This dish is delicious served alone, or great as part of a large weekend breakfast. You need to give this one a try – I’m sure it’ll become a staple in your home, too!

Serves 4-6

Sausage, Bacon and Apple Breakfast Skillet
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Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon, cut into small pieces?
  • 8 ounces sausage links, cut into small coins
  • 4 apples, peeled, cored and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon Celtic sea salt

Instructions

  1. Cook the bacon over medium heat, stirring often, until it’s crispy. Add the sausage to the bacon and cook for 2-3 minutes, until the sausage is just turning golden brown on the edges. (At this point, if there's more than a tablespoon or two of fat in the bottom of the pan, drain the pan). Add the apples and cook for about 1 minute until the apples are hot. Add the butter and stir until melted. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve.
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Homemade Chick-fil-a Nuggets Recipe (Grain-Free, Paleo) http://deliciouslyorganic.net/homemade-chick-fil-a-nuggets-recipe/ http://deliciouslyorganic.net/homemade-chick-fil-a-nuggets-recipe/#comments Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:47:31 +0000 http://deliciouslyorganic.net/?p=114818  I’m a big fan of copycat recipes – after all, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” Chick-Fil-A nuggets are super popular, but sadly they contain MSG, white flour and some ingredients I can’t really pronounce. After hearing so many friends rave about them, my kids and I decided to come up with a copycat […]

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Homemade Chick-fil-a nuggets paleo I’m a big fan of copycat recipes – after all, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” Chick-Fil-A nuggets are super popular, but sadly they contain MSG, white flour and some ingredients I can’t really pronounce. After hearing so many friends rave about them, my kids and I decided to come up with a copycat version we can eat!

The chicken is marinated in pickle juice and buttermilk, providing a tangy flavor and making the meat exceptionally juicy. The nuggets are then coated with a grain-free flour mixture featuring lots of spices. I chose tallow or lard (from good sources) as the frying fat because they withstand high heats without oxidizing.

I hope you enjoy them!

Homemade Chick-fil-a Nuggets Recipe (Grain-Free, Paleo)
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Instructions

  1. Place the chicken, pickle juice and buttermilk in a large bowl. Cover and marinate in the fridge overnight.
  2. Place the almond flour, coconut flour, arrowroot, gelatin, paprika, sea salt, garlic power, black pepper and cayenne in a large baking dish. Toss gently to combine. Crack the eggs into a pie plate and whisk in 2 tablespoons water. Dip a few pieces of the chicken first into the flour mixture, then the egg, then the flour again. Set the coated chicken on a large plate while you coat the remaining pieces.
  3. Place the tallow or lard in a large pot or Dutch oven and heat over medium-high heat to 350ºF on a candy thermometer (this will take about 10 minutes).
  4. Place a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 250ºF and adjust the rack to the middle position.
  5. When the tallow is at 350ºF, carefully place 8-10 chicken pieces in the hot oil. Fry for about 2 minutes, or until they’re golden brown on the bottom. Using a pair of tongs, flip the chicken pieces. Cook until the other side is golden brown, about 2 minutes. As you finish the chicken pieces, place them on the prepared baking sheet. Place the sheet into the oven to keep the chicken warm while you cook the remaining pieces. Serve hot.
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Essential Oils for Back-to-School http://deliciouslyorganic.net/essential-oils-for-back-to-school/ http://deliciouslyorganic.net/essential-oils-for-back-to-school/#comments Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:41:10 +0000 http://deliciouslyorganic.net/?p=114665 This blog is 8 years old! I can hardly believe it! As I sat down to write my annual back-to-school post, I realized I’ve written several times about food, snacks, lunch gear, etc. This year I wanted to add a bit of a twist. Instead of talking food, let’s look at another way we can […]

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Essential oils are a great tool to use alongside a nutrient-dense diet, sleep, stress reduction, etc. to keep our bodies healthy, during the school year.This blog is 8 years old! I can hardly believe it! As I sat down to write my annual back-to-school post, I realized I’ve written several times about food, snacks, lunch gear, etc. This year I wanted to add a bit of a twist. Instead of talking food, let’s look at another way we can help keep our kids healthy and vibrant throughout the school year.

Essential oils are a great tool to use alongside a nutrient-dense diet, sleep, stress reduction, etc. to keep our bodies healthy, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite essential oils for back-to-school. Let’s dive in!

Here are my top 11 back-to-school oils and blends:

  1. For daily immune support – Frankincense, OnGuard, Melaleuca, and Lemon is one of the best immune-supporting blends I know of. You can put 10 drops of each into a 10ml glass roller ball, top it off with fractionated coconut oil and then apply to the soles of the feet 2x a day.
  2. If your kid isn’t feeling well – Add 10 drops of Oregano to the immune support blend mentioned above and apply to the feet 2x a day until they’re feeling 100%.
  3. Respiratory support – if your kid gets the sniffles or a cough when they come in contact with environmental threats, a blend of: Frankincense, Breathe, Lemon, Peppermint and Lavender is one of the best ways I know to support the respiratory system. My daughter gets puffy-eyed and a sniffly nose when she’s around dogs, and this blend keeps her from these occasional symptoms!
  4. The Happy Blend – Do your kids ever wake up grumpy or come home a bit frustrated? Try diffusing Balance, Serenity and Wild Orange into the air and watch the smiles come back.
  5. The Homework Blend – My girls are both teenagers, and homework can be a challenge at the end of a long day! We diffuse Wild Orange and Peppermint at their desks to help them stay focused and alert.
  6. Stress Relief – This one is for the kids and parents! Rub 1 drop each of Serenity and Lavender on your feet or neck and feel the stress start to melt away.
  7. For the occasional upset stomach – Rub a drop of DigestZen on the stomach. I don’t go anywhere without this blend!
  8. For first aid – Use a drop of Lavender and rub it directly on the occasional cut or scrape. Dilute with fractionated coconut oil if you prefer.
  9. For a good night’s sleep – With all the hustle and bustle a new school year brings, it can be challenging to fall asleep sometimes! We love to diffuse Serenity and Vetiver in the room while sleeping. You can also rub a drop of each on the soles of your feet before bed.
  10. For the occasional headache – Rub one drop of Peppermint on the area of concern.
  11. For sore muscles – Rub a drop of Deep Blue right on the area of concern. This oil works like a dream!

If your kids are older, you can also send them with a travel pack of essential oils, so they always have what they need on hand. Below is a picture of the oils my daughters like to carry in their backpacks.Essential oils are a great tool to use alongside a nutrient-dense diet, sleep, stress reduction, etc. to keep our bodies healthy, during the school year.

If you want more information about how to use essential oils, click here to download my “50 Practical Ways to Use Essential Oils” cheat sheet.

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Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breast Recipe http://deliciouslyorganic.net/prosciutto-wrapped-chicken-breast-recipe/ http://deliciouslyorganic.net/prosciutto-wrapped-chicken-breast-recipe/#comments Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:54:13 +0000 http://deliciouslyorganic.net/?p=114371 Sheet Pan dinners make their way onto our table a couple of times per week because of their simplicity and ease of preparation. Toss some vegetables in a healthy fat like ghee, lard, duck fat or tallow, add some meat, season generously with sea salt and black pepper, throw it in the oven and about […]

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For this prosciutto wrapped chicken breast recipe, I wrapped thin slices of prosciutto around chicken breasts and laid them on a bed of green beans andSheet Pan dinners make their way onto our table a couple of times per week because of their simplicity and ease of preparation. Toss some vegetables in a healthy fat like ghee, lard, duck fat or tallow, add some meat, season generously with sea salt and black pepper, throw it in the oven and about 30-45 minutes later you have a nutrient-dense meal!

I like to use carrots, potatoes, squash, bell peppers, green beans, asparagus, broccoli or cauliflower. For the protein, I usually stick with something simple like a butterflied chicken, bone-in chicken breasts or pork chops. It’s imperative we use a healthy saturated fat that can withstand the heat without oxidizing. We also benefit from those fats helping our bodies assimilate Vitamin A, D, E and K for optimum health.

For this sheet pan dinner, I wrapped thin slices of prosciutto around chicken breasts and laid them on a bed of green beans and baby bell peppers tossed in duck fat. I seasoned everything with sea salt and pepper, baked for about 30 minutes and then we all enjoyed!

Here are some more sheet pan dinners you might enjoy:
Roast Chicken and Vegetables
Broiled Steak and Asparagus with Feta Cream Sauce
Lemon-Herb Sole on Crispy Potato Rafts
Apple and Cabbage Oven-Baked Chicken
Salmon with Bok Choy, Green Cabbage and Shiitake

Serves 4

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breast Recipe

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30 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 8-10 baby bell peppers, cut in half and seeded
  • 3 tablespoons duck fat , ghee , lard , or [tallow|http://amzn.to/2bchGX6, melted
  • Celtic sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 4 slices prosciutto

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and adjust the rack to the middle position. Place the green beans and bell peppers in the bottom of a baking sheet or dish. Toss with 2 tablespoons of the duck fat and then season with sea salt and pepper. Wrap 1 piece of prosciutto around each chicken breast and lay them on top of the vegetables. Using a pastry brush, brush the remaining 1 tablespoon of duck fat on the wrapped chicken. Season the meat with sea salt and pepper. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. Serve.
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How to Heal Your Gut After Antibiotics http://deliciouslyorganic.net/how-to-heal-your-gut-after-antibiotics/ http://deliciouslyorganic.net/how-to-heal-your-gut-after-antibiotics/#comments Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:29:23 +0000 http://deliciouslyorganic.net/?p=113461 Today’s post is written by my friend, Eva Aspegren. She’s an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and is going to help us understand how antibiotics are impacting our health and importance of healing the gut after we consume antibiotics.  Today, antibiotics remain helpful – and occasionally essential – for treating bacterial infections and diseases, but they […]

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Many are struggling with weakened immune systems caused by overexposure to antibiotics. Here are 9 ways to heal your gut after antibiotics.

Today’s post is written by my friend, Eva Aspegren. She’s an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and is going to help us understand how antibiotics are impacting our health and importance of healing the gut after we consume antibiotics. 

Today, antibiotics remain helpful – and occasionally essential – for treating bacterial infections and diseases, but they should be used with caution.

The overuse of antibiotics – in the form of unnecessary prescriptions to treat non-bacterial infections in humans and routine use in factory farming – has become quite alarming in the U.S. and worldwide over the past decade, negatively affecting public health.

Antibiotic-resistant superbugs have developed as one result of this situation – threatening the wellbeing of people and livestock.

Men, women and children are also struggling daily with health issues caused by weakened immune systems caused by overexposure to antibiotics – even if they are not personally taking them in the form of a prescription!

How is this possible?

Here are the two main ways antibiotics can cause immune issues:
1. Taking multiple doses of antibiotics over a short period of time. Even one dose of medically justified and necessary antibiotics can weaken your immune system, but exposure to several “rounds” of these medications, or repetitive use over a lifetime, can result in a sub-optimal immune system.

2. Consuming non-organic, non-grass-fed, non-pasture-raised supermarket meat and dairy products and eggs on a regular basis. Especially whole fat dairy and fatty cuts of meats (let’s clarify: the problem is NOT with whole fat products! Fats have a very important role in a healthy diet. The problem is that toxins, antibiotics and other drugs and heavy metals are stored in fatty cells, so if the animal is raised using antibiotics, the fat of the animal can pass them into our food and bodies).

What about prescription antibiotics? In some cases, the use of antibiotics is justified and necessary, no question about that. Unfortunately, according to David P. Calfee, MD, MS, chief hospital epidemiologist at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, “… the results of antibiotic overuse are alarming: Antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” which have developed due to antibiotic overuse, infect about 2 million people in the U.S., resulting in nearly 23,000 deaths annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).” .

He also states that antibiotic misuse sometimes stems from a patient demanding the drug for a viral infection, other times healthcare providers are to blame for over prescription.

Many are struggling with weakened immune systems caused by overexposure to antibiotics. Here are 9 ways to heal your gut after antibiotics.
Exposure to antibiotics from our food supply

While we can control how much prescription medication we take or give our children, we have less control over the routine overuse of antibiotics in agriculture, thus making it more difficult to monitor our indirect ingestion of these drugs.

As a matter of fact, according to the FDA, “Of all antibiotics sold in the United States, approximately 80% are sold for use in animal agriculture; about 70% of these are “medically important” (i.e., from classes important to human medicine).” .

This means that even if we have never taken prescription antibiotics, our bodies may still be exposed to antibiotics through the foods we consume, mainly animal meat and dairy products!

Here are a few things we can do to limit our unnecessary exposure to antibiotics:

  • Get Educated – Learn more about antibiotic overuse on humans and animals.
  • Discuss the details of any diagnosis with our doctors – If possible, request testing be done to ensure an ailment is caused by bacterial infection before taking antibiotics. Don’t be afraid to get a second medical opinion.
  • Eat grass-fed, organic meat, dairy, or pastured egg products – this very important step will significantly reduce your exposure to antibiotics. If you can’t obtain grass-fed, organic animal products (Eat Wild is a good resource), purchasing lean cuts of meat will reduce your intake of any antibiotics stored in animal fat.
    Many are struggling with weakened immune systems caused by overexposure to antibiotics. Here are 9 ways to heal your gut after antibiotics.
    9 Ways to Heal Your Gut After Antibiotic Exposure

    These tips certainly aren’t comprehensive, but they will give you a nice starting point to begin restoring your immune system to full function after exposure to antibiotics.

    Many are struggling with weakened immune systems caused by overexposure to antibiotics. Here are 9 ways to heal your gut after antibiotics.Eva Aspegren is an an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, mother of 2 amazing kids, and the founder of Crave2Live Health and Wellness. Eva is passionate about helping people learn how to implement healthy changes into their lifestyle, be it in their food, home, beauty or health and wellness, one step at a time.

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The Best Egg Replacement for Baking http://deliciouslyorganic.net/best-egg-replacement-baking/ http://deliciouslyorganic.net/best-egg-replacement-baking/#comments Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:05:37 +0000 http://deliciouslyorganic.net/?p=113463 A healthy egg replacement that really works can be extremely elusive! Most that I found were either too gummy or they added an undesired flavor or texture. 

Many egg replacement recipes feature flaxseed, but I’m not a fan because of the very low smoking point for flaxseed. If you add the flax “egg” to a recipe […]

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I've found this egg replacement recipe works well if you need 1 or 2 eggs. I hope you find this helpful for your egg-free baking!

A healthy egg replacement that really works can be extremely elusive! Most that I found were either too gummy or they added an undesired flavor or texture. 

Many egg replacement recipes feature flaxseed, but I’m not a fan because of the very low smoking point for flaxseed. If you add the flax “egg” to a recipe and then put it into a hot oven, the oil will most likely oxidize, which isn’t a good thing.

Also, many who have gut issues and are allergic to eggs can have a hard time with seeds when they haven’t been soaked to reduce the phytic acid. After playing around with different recipes, I finally found a combination of gelatin and hot water that really works! It’s super important to use gelatin from grass-fed animals so you know exactly what you’re getting. I like Great Lakes or Vital Proteins. Good gelatin also provides the added benefit of helping heal the gut and support healthy skin, hair, nails and immune system.

I’ve found this egg replacement recipe works well if you need 1 or 2 eggs, but any more than that and the recipe can become a bit too gummy. I tested this “egg” with my Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies and it worked perfectly: use 1 gelatin “egg” in place of the actual egg, and reduce the 3/4 teaspoon of gelatin called for in the recipe to 1/2 teaspoon.

I hope you find this recipe helpful for your egg-free baking!

Makes 1 gelatin egg

The Best Egg Replacement for Baking (Gelatin Egg)

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons unflavored, grass-fed gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons hot water

Instructions

  1. Place the gelatin and hot water in a small liquid measuring cup. Put the hand immersion blender into the measuring cup and blend the ingredients together until it turns white and frothy, about 30 seconds. Add immediately to your baking recipe when it calls for an egg.

Notes

I only test the recipes on my site with the listed ingredients and measurements. If you would like to try a substitution, you are welcome to share what you used and how it turned out in the comments below. Thanks!

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Blueberry Streusel Muffin Recipe (Grain-Free) http://deliciouslyorganic.net/blueberry-streusel-muffin-recipe-grain-free/ http://deliciouslyorganic.net/blueberry-streusel-muffin-recipe-grain-free/#comments Tue, 21 Jun 2016 20:47:22 +0000 http://deliciouslyorganic.net/?p=113078 It’s been years since I’ve had a fluffy, blueberry streusel muffin – so last week I headed into the kitchen to change that situation. A whole bag of almond flour later, I came up with a lightly-sweet muffin bursting with fresh blueberries. I think you’re going to love it! I chose fresh berries because frozen and thawed berries tend […]

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It’s been years since I’ve had a fluffy, blueberry streusel muffin – so last week I headed into the kitchen to change that situation. A whole bag of almond flour later, I came up with a lightly-sweet muffin bursting with fresh blueberries. I think you’re going to love it!

I chose fresh berries because frozen and thawed berries tend to turn the batter blue, and I wanted a nice “white” batter. The streusel topping adds a bit of crunch and a delightful touch of cinnamon, but you can omit it if necessary. If you’re looking for a blueberry muffin recipe that uses coconut flour, check out this recipe.

Makes 1 dozen muffins

Blueberry Streusel Muffin Recipe (Grain-Free)

20 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    For the Batter:
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups almond flour (I prefer Honeyville )
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
  • 1/2 cup maple sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • For the Topping:
  • 1/4 cup maple sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon coconut flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and adjust the rack to the middle position. Combine the milk and lemon juice in a small bowl and set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Place the almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt and maple sugar in the bowl of a food processor. Process for about eight 1-second pulses to combine. Pour the flour mixture into a large mixing bowl. Pour the milk mixture, almond extract, eggs and melted butter into the flour mixture and whisk until combined and no lumps remain. Fold in the blueberries.
  3. Combine the maple sugar, unsalted butter, cinnamon and coconut flour in a small bowl until a thick paste. Using a large cookie scoop or tablespoon, evenly spoon the muffin batter into a muffin tin lined with baking cups . Using your hands, place little bits of the butter topping on top of each muffin. Bake for 23-25 minutes until just turning golden brown on the top. Cool for 10 minutes. Serve.

Notes

I only test the recipes on my site with the listed ingredients and measurements. If you would like to try a substitution, you are welcome to share what you used and how it turned out in the comments below. Thanks!

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Strawberry Sherbet http://deliciouslyorganic.net/strawberry-sherbet-2/ http://deliciouslyorganic.net/strawberry-sherbet-2/#comments Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:59:54 +0000 http://deliciouslyorganic.net/?p=112961 Strawberry sherbet makes use of the beautiful berries in season right now! The easy recipe only requires 6 ingredients – you can blend it all in your food processor or blender and then freeze in an ice cream maker. I know an ice cream maker can seem like an extravagance in the kitchen, but I have […]

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This easy strawberry sherbet only requires 6 ingredients – you can blend it all in your food processor or blender and then freeze in an ice cream maker.

Strawberry sherbet makes use of the beautiful berries in season right now! The easy recipe only requires 6 ingredients – you can blend it all in your food processor or blender and then freeze in an ice cream maker.

I know an ice cream maker can seem like an extravagance in the kitchen, but I have to say it may be the best $50 I ever spent for a food appliance. Store-bought ice creams, sherbets, sorbets, gelatos, etc. usually have processed ingredients, stabilizers, preservatives … the list goes on. But with an ice cream maker, you can make homemade ice creams full of wholesome ingredients and in the long-run you’ll save quite a bit of money. I’ve had a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker for 18 years and it’s still running strong!

You can substitute any berries for the strawberries in this recipe, and if you have a dairy allergy, coconut milk makes for the perfect substitute.

This easy strawberry sherbet only requires 6 ingredients – you can blend it all in your food processor or blender and then freeze in an ice cream maker.

Here are some more frozen treats the whole family will enjoy!
Frozen Yogurt 
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream
Apricot Ice Cream
Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Firecracker Pops
Orange Creamsicle 

Serves 4

Strawberry Sherbet
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place the cream and lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor and let sit for 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth. (At this point I like to taste the sherbet, and add a bit more honey, salt or vanilla to suit my taste.) Pour the mixture into a large bowl and place over a bowl of ice for about 30 minutes, or chill in the fridge for 2 hours.
  2. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.
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