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Cinnamon Spice No Guilt Paleo Diet Cookies

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What do these Cinnamon Spice No Guilt Paleo Diet Cookies and guacamole have in common? Actually not one thing.  Well almost.

I’m not sure if it was the guacamole or just a guy thing that started up a conversation that led to these cookies. I was working on a shoot for Franklin Covey, in Phoenix, Arizona. One night, after work, I went out with the guys to find the best Mexican Food around. And it was. I really think we nailed it..

“Laughter is

brightest

where food

is best”

Irish Proverb

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Then the guys started talking and every one of  them wanted to order guacamole. The cute waitress with a delicate apron wrapped around a teeny waist lifted a single eyebrow. “So we want 7 guacamoles here?”

“Yep” came the choir of mens voices.

She headed off for the kitchen and of course, our talk was all about food, restaurants, and back to more food. I always knew that Rodney was a connoisseur of food so I shouldn’t have been surprised to learn that he liked to cook. Not only that, but that he even had a recipe posted online for his Cinnamon Spice Cookies.

I was intrigued. I pulled it up on my phone. I hadn’t heard of that flavor of cookie and Rodney seemed pretty darn proud of his edible concoction. I looked through the list of ingredients and must have had that thoughtful look as I contemplated whether I’d be able to restructure it to a healthy option or not. I could feel a smile work it’s way across my face. “I think I can do it!”

Maybe my timing wasn’t right because the waitress had just laid down 7 heaping plates of guacamole. Every eye was suddenly fixed on me. I looked around at the huge green piles of guac laid before them. I could tell that not one of them had any desire to part with even a small glob of the precious guac but they looked at me, almost wincing with fear that I was ready to tackle their sacred plates.

I had to laugh. It was actually quite hilarious, these guys were so funny and there was no way they would be able to down that much guac in one setting–even as much as I love the stuff, the thought of it kinda grossed me out for them.

“Rodney, I think I can come up with a conversion for your cookies.” He chomped down on that guac and shot me a look of doubt. That was all I needed. Ready or not Rodney, here I come.

So there.  Plain and simple, that is what inspired this recipe for Cinnamon Spice No Guilt Cookies.

So when you taste it and love it, don’t thank me. Thank Rodney.

Oh, and as for that guacamole? Failure. Those silly guys looked about as green as their guac about 1/2 way through the sludge. Lol. They and that guac totally made my night.

So anyway, here we go:

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Cinnamon Spice No Guilt Cookies

WET INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cups extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon organic vanilla extract

DRY INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cups coconut flour – organic
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon organic cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1-2 handfuls chopped pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 F or 175 C.

Place WET INGREDIENTS in a blender and mix well.

Place DRY INGREDIENTS in a large mixing bowl. Add the WET INGREDIENTS MIXTURE to the bowl, and mix together well.

Drop by teaspoons onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten slightly by pressing a glass against each cookie. Bake 8-10 minutes. Remove, cool, and devour.

And here are links to both of our cookbooks that we think you’ll LOVE!

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

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If you are a fan of the Paleo Diet, Mediterranean Diet, GAPS Diet, Southbeach Diet, or Flat Belly Diet (or  just very very smart)…Boom. You are about to fall in love! Please let us know how you do!

xo

Laurie & Tiffany

Grain-Free Tortillas for cheaters! PALEO

YES! These grain free tortillas are for cheaters! We say that because they are super simple, no kneading required. AND as always, they are perfect for anyone on the paleo diet or who smartly wants to stick with a gluten free diet, grain free diet, sugar free diet, soy free diet, and chemical free diet. And of course, a motivational quote, perfect to help you to better health and beauty. Beautiful, that’s it. Please share with anyone you love and oh, comment below–we will reply back! Let’s do this! xo

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Grain-Free Tortillas for cheaters!

Why for cheaters? Maybe because you don’t even have to roll these cuties out! If you’re formally a fast food lover, because of the word “fast” then I think this is the perfect recipe for you.

And whether the people you’re cooking for are into eating clean and healthy or not doesnt’ matter one bit. They won’t feel like they are missing a thing when these yummies come warm, right off the stove.

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These Grain-free tortillas are for real, but if you don’t have a lot of time, or don’t want the fuss of having to roll them out to cook them, congratulations, you have just hit the tortilla lottery! 🙂  So yeah, call it for cheaters, for whatever you want, but we all know that the true title of this recipe should be Grain-Free Tortillas for Smarties!

You simply throw all of the ingredients in the blender, and whamm, you’re just about done! And  they really taste great too. They are soft, yet hold together well for stuffing full of fajitas or taco filling, or even for egg burritos.

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Ready for a lot of fun? Here you go…

PALEO Grain-Free Tortillas

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

  1. Heat a crepe pan over medium heat.
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender and mix well.
  3. Spray or pour avocado oil on the pan
  4. Quickly pour tortilla mixture onto the hot pan, turning to cover all the way to the edges of the pan.
  5. Allow to bubble, then turn with a spatula. Cook until done.
  6. Serve

Go ahead, go crazy! These are so fun and will totally rock your world. Let us know how much fun you have with them and all of the awesome ways you plan to use them!

Here are links to both of our cookbooks that we think you’ll LOVE!

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

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Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy, and let us know your thoughts, ideas, and questions! Love you guys!!

xo

Laurie & Tiffany

Grain-free Frosted Banana Bars Recipe

Hey Paleo, Gaps, Mediterranean, and Southbeach Diet lovers, last week we posted the Lemon Icing for this recipe and hope that you’ve been drooling ever since.

Grain-free Frosted Banana Bars Recipe

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This Grain-free Frosted Banana Bars Recipe is so delicious, especially when topped with our Lemon Icing recipe, mmmm. We really hope you try it, if you haven’t yet. AND if you have, did you try it on something exciting? If so, please share!! Did you try it on your face? Did you try it on your cheeks? Did you try it on your neck? Or did you try it in your tummy? lol–ok, enough with the Dr. Seuss-isms, if that’s even a word. 🙂 The you really could do any of the above and have a wonderful skin softening spa treat!

And you’ll be surprised at how simple it is to make too! It came about because I had some overly ripe, ok black bananas, on my counter and wasn’t about to throw them away. I’ve made delicous banana bread, and amazing Caramel Sticky Buns with black bananas, so I decided to try something else that I could share it with you.

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“You have brains

in your head

you have feet

in your shoes

you can steer

yourself any

direction you choose”

-dr. seuss

AND–with many of you working on filling your new Pantries with staples, so we have something very wonderful to share….IF you need a great place to get great quality organic ingredients, AND you’re wanting the very BEST PRICES on them, we highly recommend that you check out this new ORGANIC MARKET, their prices are a steal, in fact they are better than anywhere else we’ve seen, amazon included, and we know these items are all fresh! We only share affiliate  links to brands and items we completely believe in, and in this case we highly recommend them and wholeheartedly believe you will too. Alrighty, here you go!

Grain-free Frosted Banana Bars Recipe

Wet Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 hormone free eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure organic liquid stevia
  • 1 teaspoon pure organic vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup tapioca starch
  •  2/3 cup banana flour
  • 1/3 cup organic unsweetened coconut (grated)
  • 1 level teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 level teaspoon organic gluten free, aluminum free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink himalayan sea salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Grease a large 13x18x1″ cookie sheet with coconut oil
  3. Place all “Wet Ingredients” in the blender and blend until smooth, set aside.
  4. Place all “Dry Ingredients” together in a large bowl. Stir together.
  5. Pour Wet Ingredients in with Dry Ingredients, then mix well with a hand mixer.
  6. Pour mixture into the cookie sheet and place in oven.
  7. Bake 20-24 minutes.
  8. Remove and cool completely
  9. Frost with Lemon Icing

 

Here are links to both of our cookbooks that we think you’ll LOVE!

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

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Please let us know how you love them and any fun stories, questions, ideas, or changes you came up with! You guys are the BEST, we love YOU!

xo

Laurie & Tiffany