Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations http://civilizedcavemancooking.com Easy Paleo Recipes - Gluten Free Recipes Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:02:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Smoky Candied Bacon Sweet Potatoes – Celebrations Cookbook Review http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/recipes/celebrations-cookbook/ http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/recipes/celebrations-cookbook/#comments Wed, 21 Sep 2016 01:19:54 +0000 http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/?p=16872 Very rarely do I come across a book of any kind that excites me to stop what I am doing and examine from cover to cover with a […]

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Very rarely do I come across a book of any kind that excites me to stop what I am doing and examine from cover to cover with a kid in a candy store enthusiasm, nevermind a cookbook. I might have been hyped up on sugar from the fudge that came with the book (page 312), but once it was open, it still captivated my attention. I navigated the mouth-watering pages from cover to cover taking mental notes of all the food I wanted to try before realizing I really should review this one for you guys.

Thank you, Danielle Walker, for writing Celebrations Cookbook to remind all of us that the secret to a happy life is good food, good people, and lots of celebrations. Click on any image to buy the book or click here.

Celebrations Cookbook – A Masterpiece by Danielle Walker

Rarely will I make a recipe from another cookbook but Danielle Walker’s newest release, Celebrations Cookbook, has inspired me to share this wonderful collection of recipes with you. Rather than just typing, I decided to record a video as well. Enjoy, and comment if you want some more video reviews.


One of the most common questions I get asked is why am I not losing weight even though I am eating clean or working out a lot. We as a society are brainwashed into thinking that in order to be healthy all you have to do is eat a certain amount of the right things and do a certain amount of the right movement. Those are marketing dollars speaking that are distracting us from the simple answers we have had all along.

Want to be healthy? We NEED to slow down!

In my opinion, one problem with food and health today is we don’t cook or eat like we used to. We are all so busy rushing from place to place, task to task, or day to day that we forget how to breathe. The therapeutic process of taking 20-30 minutes to prepare a meal that will nourish our bodies and souls is nonexistent these days. We choose takeout, fast food, or pantry food because we say we don’t have time. What we are really saying is that Facebook and Instagram are more important.

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All of this busyness keeps our bodies operating in fight or flight mode (sympathetic nervous system) from the constant go go go. In order for our bodies to absorb nutrients, heal, and thrive we need to be in rest and digest mode (parasympathetic nervous system). The evolutionary skill built into our DNA to transition us into rest and digest mode is cooking.

We should take the time to enjoy the art of cooking and sharing a meal with those we love. No phones, televisions or distractions. Just quality family time in the kitchen and at the dinner table slowly enjoying our meals together which is scientifically healthy. Are you wondering where to start? There is a book for that, it’s called the Celebrations Cookbook!


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This book is loaded with over 125 recipes and 12 occasions to plan from throughout the year.  I love them all but some of the recipes that stood out to me are. Click the recipes that are linked to get the recipes:

  • Smoky candied bacon sweet potatoes (Make that recipe below)
  • Chai Poached Pears
  • Be Mine Pizza
  • Salted Caramel-Chocolate Panna Cotta
  • Caramel-pecan sticky buns
  • Asparagus Proscuitto Tart
  • Lavender Rosemary Leg of Lamb
  • Blood Orange Honey Glazed Ham
  • Skillet Corn Bread
  • 6 amazing cakes – Chocolate, Red Velvet, Nut-free Yellow Cake, Yellow Cake, Strawberry Cake and Vanilla Cake
  • Chicken Salad Biscuits
  • Caramel Apples
  • Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Shallots
  • Apple Sausage Stuffing
  • Roasted Brined Turkey
  • Rosemary Garlic Rib Roast
  • GingerBread Houses
  • And even some cocktails to get the party started

Don’t forget about the occasions that are all planned out for you with a menu and recipes for a Backyard Barbeque, Birthday Parties, Christmas Dinner or even New Year’s Eve cocktails. You can also mix and match and create your own family occasions using any of the recipes. If you start a new family tradition, leave us a comment below and tell us all about it. (To buy the book, click the image below)

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Lots of cookbooks are published every year and occasionally a special one comes along with an idea that becomes the standard for all books to follow. Somehow Danielle Walker always manages to create these gifts and Celebrations Cookbook delivers that once more. In the back of the book, you can see every recipe listed and whether it is:celebrations cookbook by danielle walker nutritional information for caramel sticky buns

Did I mention that she also provides nutritional information for every single recipe in the book? And not like inaccurate, I don’t care about this nutrition information, like REAL nutrition information.

Gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free for sure but did you know that this recipe is also Fish-free. That’s great though because fish in Caramel Pecan Sticky Buns doesn’t sound that appetizing. I bet some crazy paleo people would add some fermented cod liver oil with cinnamon on this recipe, but I am not one of them.

I am pretty sure this book review would be great without that last paragraph, but I am too lazy to delete it so hopefully, you laughed a little bit. I doubt anyone even reads this far come to think of it so I am safe.

Smoky Candied Bacon Sweet Potatoes

Celebrations Cookbook is a hardcover work of art that belongs in the kitchen of every cooking human being. I have known Danielle personally since 2011 and I feel incredibly grateful to have witnessed such an incredible journey. I have yet to meet someone so in touch with their gift and so committed and successful in using it to make this world a better place.

After you are done devouring these delicious bacon sweet potatoes, ensure you buy a copy of this book for yourself and everyone you love. Don’t forget her other masterpieces either. You can get them all right here:

Alright, it’s time for you and me to get cooking. As a special treat, Danielle has been kind enough to share her recipe for Smokey Candied Bacon Sweet Potatoes.  When I first came across this recipe I knew it was going down in the caveman kitchen.  I also knew that you, my Caveman family would love this one too!

This recipe is a delicious step away from the traditional candied sweet potatoes with the marshmallow topping but only if you want it to be. Danielle also included a marshmallow recipe so you can recreate even more traditional dishes during your celebrations if you choose. Savory and sweet pair perfectly in this side dish that is sure to become a family favorite and hold a place on your holiday tables for years to come.

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Smoky Candied Bacon Sweet Potatoes
 
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  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes, scrubbed but not peeled
  • 6 ounces bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the sweet potatoes into even 1-inch cubes. Toss them with the bacon, pecans, maple syrup, chili powder, salt, cinnamon, and cayenne in a bowl. Spread in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets.
  3. Roast for 20 minutes. Stir and continue roasting for 15 minutes, or until tender. Turn the oven to broil and brown the potatoes for an additional 5 minutes. Watch the nuts closely and pull the baking sheets out early if they begin to burn. Serve hot.

“Reprinted with permission from Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain Celebrations: A Year of Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes for Every Occasion by Danielle Walker, copyright © 2016. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.”
Photography credit: Erin Kunkel © 2016

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loaded mashed cauliflower

I want to thank Tessa, from Hold the Grain, for sharing this delicious slow cooker recipe for loaded mashed cauliflower.  Cauliflower is one of the most versatile ingredients in a Paleo kitchen and she makes it even better by adding my favorite ingredient… BACON!  I’m sure this will be a favorite go-to recipe for your family!  Be sure to check out the Ultimate Crock Pot guide for everything you need to know for this incredibly useful kitchen tool!


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Slower Cooker Loaded Mashed Cauliflower

Hello everyone! I am so excited to be sharing this recipe here today! And, since this is George’s blog after all, I thought it only appropriate that this recipe includes bacon.

Okay, so you can find a lot of recipes for cauliflower mash out there, and most people will have their tried and true favorite way to prepare it. But now you can cook in your slow cooker too! I love cauliflower mash and I love a good slow cooker recipe, and so I decided to combine the two into loaded cauliflower mash. Did I mention the bacon?

Cooking the cauliflower in the slow cooker with bacon and broth gives the cauliflower a great flavor while allowing it to cook without burning or turning to mush. Once the cauliflower is cooked and mashed, it is loaded with nutritional yeast, scallions and more bacon for a cheesy, comforting and flavorful side dish.  If nutritional yeast is a new ingredient to you, it’s used to add a cheese-like flavor to dairy-free recipes, but feel free to omit it if you prefer.

And that’s it! Now you can make a greatloaded mashed cauliflower in the slow cooker! If you like this recipe, be sure to join me over at Hold the Grain where I share new recipes each week.

Slow Cooker Loaded Mashed Cauliflower
 
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  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 2 heads of cauliflower, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth (or water)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1 thinly sliced green onion, garnish
Instructions
  1. In the bottom of a slow cooker, place 4 slices of bacon and top with the chopped cauliflower florets.
  2. Pour the broth over the cauliflower, and then season with the turmeric, garlic, onion and pepper.
  3. Cook on high for 3-4 hours.
  4. When the cauliflower is almost done, in a pan, cook the remaining 2 slices of bacon until crispy and set aside. Chop into pieces once cooled.
  5. Once fully cooked, transfer the florets to a food processor with a slotted spoon. Depending on the size of your food processor, you may need to do this in a few batches. (Be careful not to transfer the excess liquid into the food processor, or the mash will be too thin.)
  6. Process the cauliflower until smooth.
  7. Place the mash in a bowl and stir in the nutritional yeast. Garnish with thinly sliced green onion and the chopped bacon.
  8. Enjoy!
Notes
*You can also mash the cauliflower with a high speed blender in small batches. Use the tamper to press the cauliflower down, and keep your blender on its lowest setting.

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You asked for it and we have delivered!!  I mean really though, who doesn’t love a donut?  One of the guilty pleasure treats you thought you had to give up when you decided to go Paleo can now be the star of your recipe box!  Impress your friends with this delicious combination in my latest recipe for Chocolate Frosted Banana Bread Donuts!

In this recipe, I bring together my world famous Banana Bread recipe with the Date Lady’s Chocolate Spread.  The sweetness of the bananas pair perfectly with the decadence of the chocolate to make this perfect chocolate frosted donut.


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Once you try this new donut recipe, be sure to try the Banana Bread in the many creative ways we have already thought of for you. Of course, let us know what new combinations you come up with!  The Banana Bread recipe itself is great as a base for a delicious loaf but also can be used to make:

You can even use that delicious Date Lady Chocolate Spread as a filling for your muffins or as a sweet topping for those waffles!

Be sure to comment and let us know below how much you love these Chocolate Frosted Banana Bread Donuts.  Remember, you are not in a monogamous relationship with food.  There is no cheating only choices.  And this is a very tasty choice to make!

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Chocolate Frosted Banana Bread Donuts
 
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  • 4 bananas, (2 1/2 cups mashed or 575 grams)(they can be yellow bananas)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond butter (140 grams)(or coconut, sunflower seed, macadamia nut, etc butter)
  • 4 tablespoons grass-fed butter, melted (can substitute coconut oil)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour (75 grams)(or almond flour, macadamia nut meal, etc)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (gluten-free or homemade)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Date Lady Chocolate Spread
  • Muscavado Sugar, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine bananas, eggs, nut butter, and grass-fed butter in a blendtec, blender, food processor, or mixing bowl and mix well (if using a mixing bowl you need a good hand-mixer).
  3. Once all of the ingredients are blended, add the coconut flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, and sea salt. Mix well.
  4. Pour the batter in a donut pan and spread evenly in each donut well.
  5. Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Allow donuts to cool.
  7. Warm the Date Lady Chocolate Spread over a double boiler until just smooth.
  8. Dip the tops of the cooled donuts about half way. Dip the rounded side of the donut for a smoother finish.
  9. Allow the chocolate spread to cool and set.
  10. Sprinkle the tops with Muscavado sugar for added decoration, if desired,

 

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Maple Bacon Coffee Deviled Eggs http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/recipes/sides/maple-bacon-coffee-deviled-eggs/ http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/recipes/sides/maple-bacon-coffee-deviled-eggs/#comments Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:08:43 +0000 http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/?p=16793 So one of my dirty little secrets is that I am addicted to mayonnaise. Not like I eat too much of it, even though that is true, but […]

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maple bacon coffee deviled eggs

So one of my dirty little secrets is that I am addicted to mayonnaise. Not like I eat too much of it, even though that is true, but I put it on everything. I will make bacon, add mayonnaise. Eggs, add mayonnaise. Burgers, fries, hot wings are all fair game, and there is no limit to the madness. I am openly addicted to the heavenly condiment named mayonnaise, which also makes me quite the mayonnaise expert. Given my other self-given titles of addictions, I combined them together in one recipe and created Maple Bacon Coffee Deviled Eggs.

I have made my own mayonnaise and have tried every paleo brand of mayonnaise on the market. I have liked some, not liked others, and then I fell in love. Avocado oil and egg yolks pair together to make the fluffiest, creamiest and most delicious mayonnaise I have ever tasted, thanks to Sir Kensington’s. I was already a fan of their other mayonnaise and special sauce, but they have been replaced with the new kid in town.

Disclosure – Sir Kensington’s compensated me for creating this video and recipe.


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Maple Bacon Coffee Deviled Eggs – Heaven in one bite

Over the years of eating paleo, I have developed quite a few repetitive behaviors (addictions) to food. If you have known me for any amount of time, then you know my name is synonymous with bacon. Recently, I also launched my own coffee and naturally, combinations started occurring.

I scoured the internet and couldn’t find any recipes for coffee deviled eggs or anything similar, and I knew the world needed me to jump in and save the day. People are used to eating savory deviled eggs and sometimes sweet deviled eggs but not at the same time. This recipe for coffee deviled eggs will make your taste buds explode with excitement!

How to Bake Perfect Bacon Every Time

Now, there are two easy parts to this recipe, which are making perfect hard boiled eggs and making perfect bacon every time. The only way we cook bacon is in the oven because it turns out perfectly every single time. We also wrote an entire post on making perfect hard boiled eggs every time.

To make your perfect bacon in the oven, follow these simple instructions:

  1. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy cleanup. Place the bacon on the baking sheet in a single layer. The bacon can be close together, but don’t let it overlap because the bacon will stick during cooking.
  2. Place the bacon on a rack in the lower third of your COLD oven. Bringing the bacon up to temperature as the oven preheats will prevent the bacon from shriveling and cook more evenly.
  3. Set your oven to bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit and let the magic happen. The exact baking time will depend on the thickness of the bacon and how crispy you prefer it.
  4. Start checking your bacon at 12 minutes total cook time since all ovens and bacon cook differently. Allow the bacon to cook until it is done to your liking. If you have excess bacon fat, pour some off and place the bacon back in the oven.
  5. Remove the bacon from the oven and let cool on a paper towel-lined plate.
  6. Serve or eat immediately. Leftover bacon can be refrigerated for up to a week or frozen for up to three months. But seriously, what is leftover bacon?

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  1. Follow the instructions for the perfect hard boiled eggs here or use whatever method you prefer. Sometimes I buy them from the store already hard boiled.
  2. Gently cut each egg in half and scoop the yolks into a mixing bowl or the bowl of a food processor.
  3. Add the avocado oil mayonnaise, ground coffee, maple sugar, and one-half of the bacon crumbles in with the egg yolks and mix until smooth and combined. I prefer to use a food processor to make the filling as smooth as possible.
  4. Season to taste with sea salt.
  5. Place a few bacon crumbles in the bottom of each of the empty egg whites and scoop or pipe the yolk mixture into each egg.
  6. Once each egg is filled with the yolk mixture, sprinkle extra coconut sugar or ground coffee on top of the eggs for garnish right before serving, if desired.
  7. Deviled eggs are best consumed within 24 hours of making them so enjoy them.

 

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Hello, you fabulous paleo-eaters! I’m Laura from Mangia Paleo and it’s a privilege to have created this guest post for George. The first time I found one of George’s recipes was in fall of 2013. It was my first autumn without my mom’s gluten-and-sugar-packed pumpkin cookies. After finding George’s recipe I discovered it tasted so similar to the cookies I knew growing up. I was hooked! Today I don’t have cookies – that’s up to George, but I do have a savory treat!


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Rosemary Tallow Crackers

One of the most difficult parts about eating clean is the convenience of snacking on-the-go. If you work all day or have a busy lifestyle like me, you just want a quick snack. Do you ever just want to nosh on something crunchy? I gotcha covered with these rosemary tallow crackers. Plus, with just a few accessible ingredients, it won’t break the bank.

Also, an amazing thing happened when I made these crackers. Non-paleo eaters inhaled them. Serve them to a non-paleo eater, and they would never know the difference. In fact, I brought a batch over to non-paleo eaters, and the crackers were finished immediately.

An important note about this recipe is to be mindful of your cooking fat selection. As you may or may not know, I’m all about experimenting in the kitchen. Usually, if a recipe calls for coconut oil, I’ll add ghee. If a recipe calls for pine nuts, I might add walnuts. Really, it’s a personal preference. However, with this recipe, it is important to use a savory fat like tallow or lard only. The recipe only has a few ingredients, which means you can taste each item very distinctively. Replacing tallow or lard with another fat may jeopardize the savory flavor and crispy texture. Plus, tallow is simply delicious!

The cook time is only about 20 minutes and you can double the batch for company. The texture mimics Wheat Thins and taste like a gourmet cracker that begs to be added to an appetizer platter.

Serve with your favorite paleo dip, enjoy as a to-go snack, or add it to your antipasto platter with soft prosciutto and salty olives.


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Rosemary Tallow Crackers
 
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Peel and puree the plantain. This may be done with a food processor or hand blender. The harder and drier the plantain, the less sticky the dough will be and will result in a crispier cracker.
  3. Once the plantain texture reaches a smooth paste, add the almond flour and combine.
  4. Add egg white, tallow, salt, and rosemary to the plantain mixture and combine. You can use a stand mixer or your hands to combine the ingredients.
  5. With your hands, form the dough into a ball and wrap it in plastic wrap. Place the dough into the fridge for about 20 minutes to let it chill.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Remove the plastic wrap from the chilled dough and place it on the lined baking sheet.
  7. Roll out dough to 1/8-inch thick with a rolling pin. If the dough sticks to the pin, either the plantain was too ripe or the dough isn't chilled enough. To fix this, place a piece of parchment or plastic wrap between the pin and the dough and continue to roll. Once the dough is the desired thickness, remove the parchment paper or plastic wrap on top of the rolled out dough and discard before baking.
  8. Place dough in oven for 3-4 minutes. Remove from oven and use a pizza cutter to cut dough into desired size and shape. Sprinkle with additional salt, if desired.
  9. Return to oven and continue to bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until desired crispness is achieved. As they bake, crackers will begin to pull away from each other on the baking sheet.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool before serving.
  11. Enjoy.

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Blueberry Coconut Chocolate Chip Scones http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/recipes/desserts/blueberry-coconut-chocolate-chip-scones/ http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/recipes/desserts/blueberry-coconut-chocolate-chip-scones/#comments Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:42:00 +0000 http://66.147.244.87/~civiliz5/2011/04/11/blueberry-coconut-chocolate-chip-scones/ Paleo breakfasts are the most requested recipes we get. I will say you might not want to eat these blueberry chocolate chip scones for breakfast every day but occasionally […]

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Blueberry Chocolate Chip Scones

Paleo breakfasts are the most requested recipes we get. I will say you might not want to eat these blueberry chocolate chip scones for breakfast every day but occasionally is great. Not to mention, you can easily swap out the fruits or ingredients to make as many fancy flavors as you want. Pumpkin orange, cranberry walnut, chocolate chocolate chip are just a few ideas that graced my brain to share with you.


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Blueberry Chocolate Chip Scones

My favorite way to eat Blueberry Chocolate Chips Scones are when they are still warm from the oven and covered with grass-fed butter or homemade whipped cream. However, sometimes I change up the recipe and create entire new scone flavors that are equally as delicious. For these variations, the entire recipe stays the same except for omitting the dried blueberries and/or chocolate chips.

  • Coconut Scones – omit the blueberries and chocolate for a basic but delicious scone.
  • Fresh Blueberry Scones – omit the chocolate chips and add 1 cup of fresh blueberries.
  • Chocolate Scones – omit the dried blueberries and add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips, depending how chocolatey you want your scones.
  • Strawberry and Chocolate Scones – replace the dried blueberries with fresh or dried strawberries that are chopped into smaller pieces. You can omit the chocolate and add 1 cup of fresh or dried strawberries for Strawberry Scones.
  • Cherry and Chocolate Scones – replace the dried blueberries with fresh or dried cherries. You can omit the chocolate and add 1 cup of fresh or dried cherries for Cherry Scones.
  • Raisin and Chocolate Scones – replace dried blueberries with an equal amount of raisins.
  • Blueberry and Lemon Scones – omit the chocolate and add the zest of 1 to 2 Meyer lemons, depending how much of a lemon taste you prefer.
  • Pineapple and Coconut Scones – omit chocolate and add 1 cup of fresh or dried pineapple that are chopped into smaller pieces.

Of course, there are endless fresh and dried fruit and even nut combinations, but these are the ones that I have tried and loved. If you don’t feel life experimenting, you can make one of my other delicious scones recipes.

Whether you create your own flavor combination or make my recipe for Blueberry Chocolate Chip Scones, I know you’ll enjoy every delicious bite!

Please comment below and tell me what scone flavor is your favorite.

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Blueberry Coconut Chocolate Chip Scones
 
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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, sea salt, baking soda, blueberries, chocolate chips, and coconut
  3. In a smaller bowl, mix the egg and pure maple syrup until well blended
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well
  5. Knead the dough with your hands if necessary to ensure an even distribution of ingredients
  6. Form dough into 2 circles approximately 1/2 inch thick
  7. Cut each circle like a pizza into 6 or 8 slices depending on the size you want your scones
  8. Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet
  9. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through
  10. Enjoy

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Easy Spaghetti Squash http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/recipes/easy-spaghetti-squash/ http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/recipes/easy-spaghetti-squash/#comments Thu, 07 Jul 2016 20:02:53 +0000 http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/?p=16676 I have heard way too many nightmares and stories of people breaking their kitchens trying to make spaghetti squash! I am not joking. Cut fingers, hands, legs, broken […]

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easy-spaghetti-squash

I have heard way too many nightmares and stories of people breaking their kitchens trying to make spaghetti squash! I am not joking. Cut fingers, hands, legs, broken knives, neighbors scared from screaming and police called. Kidding about the police and neighbors, but even with the sharpest knives, cutting raw spaghetti squash is not a smart move. You don’t have to risk your life or your significant others anymore with this easy spaghetti squash!

Yes, I said easy. Your knives including your butter knives (maybe not but it sounds good) will slide right through this with ease. We also included a video showing you how as well as crockpot and instant pot instructions. If you were scared of this delicious squash, have no fear any longer. This easy spaghetti squash also makes a perfect recipe base for many delicious meals that we linked below.


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Easy Spaghetti Squash

Of course, easy spaghetti squash is delicious simply served with marinara sauce or grass-fed butter and a sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper. However, here are a couple of other recipes that use spaghetti squash as a main ingredient of the dish or as a delicious side.

Other ways to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Even though baking is the easiest way to prepare spaghetti squash, there are other ways to prepare it that are equally as delicious and almost as easy. First, spaghetti squash can be cooked in a crockpot, which is perfect for the hot summer days since it will not heat up the kitchen like a stove does.  Second, spaghetti squash can be prepared in a Instant Pot, which is the fastest way to prepare it.

How to Prepare Spaghetti Squash in a Crock Pot:

With a sharp knife or tines of a fork, poke several holes in the flesh of the spaghetti squash. Place the whole spaghetti squash in the crock pot with 1 cup of water and close the lid. Cook on high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until spaghetti squash is soft to the touch. Carefully remove cooked spaghetti squash from the crock pot and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Cut the spaghetti squash horizontally and remove the seeds. Fluff the spaghetti squash strand with a fork.

How to Prepare Spaghetti Squash in an Instant Pot:

With a sharp knife or tines of a fork, poke several holes in the flesh of the spaghetti squash. Pour 1 cup of water in the Instant Pot. Using the rack, place entire spaghetti squash in the Instant Pot. Close the lid and seal the vent. Change the setting to manual and set the time for 12 minutes. It will take approximately 8 to 10 minutes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure. Once the cook time is done, quick release the steam and open the lid. Carefully remove cooked spaghetti squash from the Instant Pot and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Cut the spaghetti squash horizontally and remove the seeds. Fluff the spaghetti squash strand with a fork.

Bonus tip: Each 4-pound spaghetti squash yields approximately 5 cups of cooked squash.

Whether you choose to cook your spaghetti squash in an oven, crock pot, or Instant Pot, I know it’ll turn out delicious each and every time. Please leave a comment below telling us how you like to prepare the perfect spaghetti squash!


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Perfect Baked Spaghetti Squash
 
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  • 1 medium spaghetti squash, approximately 4 to 5 pounds
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Prick the flesh of the entire spaghetti squash using the tines of the fork and place on a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Place in the oven and bake for around 1 hour or until the spaghetti squash is soft to the touch. Turn over spaghetti squash during mid-bake.
  4. Once cooked, remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. With a sharp knife, cut the spaghetti squash horizontally (stem to end).
  5. Using a spoon, scrape out the seeds and pulp. With a fork, separate the spaghetti squash strands.
  6. Serve as a main dish or delicious side dish.

 

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Caveman Feast 3.0 http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/recipes/caveman-feast-3-0/ http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/recipes/caveman-feast-3-0/#respond Wed, 06 Jul 2016 20:18:55 +0000 http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/?p=16669 What if you never needed a cookbook again? Behold our new cooking app, Caveman Feast 3.0! Whether you have an iPhone, iPad or Android, our brand spankin’ new […]

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What if you never needed a cookbook again?

Behold our new cooking app, Caveman Feast 3.0!

Whether you have an iPhone, iPad or Android, our brand spankin’ new app is finally ready for you in the app store!

This app is years in the works. Caveman Feast comes with 250+ Paleo-friendly and Wild recipes, a shopping planner, and the best pulled pork you’ve ever had.

When we launched Caveman Feast 1.0 in 2013, the app went straight to the top of the charts – beating out The Food Network, Martha Stewart, and even Angry Birds!

Thanks to you, Caveman Feast became the #1 Food app in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Colombia, and Chile! Not only that, Caveman Feast hit the #6 app overall across the world (Angry Birds was #45!) with over 1,100 5-star reviews in the first 3 days.

We’re on a mission to help millions of people heal with real food, and we’re incredibly grateful for your support!

We’ve just added a ton of new features and improvements for the new Caveman Feast 3.0, and we can’t wait to share them with you.

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HOW TO USE CAVEMAN FEAST 3.0 – A WALKTHROUGH WITH GEORGE

Here are a few powerful features you’ll be wielding in the palm of your hand:

  • 250+ Paleo and Wild recipes with high-resolution photography
  • Innovative new meal planning integration*
  • Built-in calorie calculator*
  • Integrated with Apple Health*
  • Save time with Shopping List function*
  • Switch between Standard & Metric units
  • Seamlessly track calories and macros*
  • Adjust serving sizes automatically*
  • Add personalized notes to your meals
  • Organize shopping list by aisle or recipe*
  • Easily send recipes to friends via text or email
  • Future upgrades for power-users*
*iPhone / iPad only

I’ve partnered with my good friend, Abel James of The Fat Burning Man and My Diet Is Better Than Your Diet, to help share my incredible Paleo recipes with you. With more than 250+ recipes, you’ll never be without a proper feast.

After years of following a so-called “healthy” low-fat, low-cholesterol diet and “effective” running program recommended by magazines, TV shows, and his doctors, Abel discovered that it was actually causing him to be fat and sick. Once Abel did the opposite of what his doctors told him, he dramatically improved his health and reversed his hypertension, healed his malfunctioning thyroid, and effortlessly lost 20 pounds in 40 days.

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Now you have all of my favorite feasts along with detailed instructions and beautifully photographed images right in the palm of your hand.

Recipes include Crockpot BBQ Pulled Bison, Almond Butter Banana Cookies, Honey Dijon Crock Pot Chicken, Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin Cinnamon Muffins and many more…

Are you ready to dig in?

HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT CAVEMAN FEAST

We’d love to hear your feedback, too. We would appreciate if you could please take a minute to leave a review and let us know what you think!

Bonus points if you share your thoughts publicly with a video, blog review, or tweet.

CAVEMAN FEAST ON ANDROID

Good news for Android users! We added 60 new bonus recipes, made the app even faster, and added over 75 new high-resolution photos of feasts.

What if you already have Caveman Feast? The good news is you get all 60 recipes absolutely free just by updating the app.

These indulgent new recipes include:

  • Bacon Deviled Eggs
  • Cranberry Almond Muffins
  • Apple Rosemary Roasted Chicken
  • Flourless Chocolate Muffins
  • Spicy Elk Chili
  • Pumpkin-Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Dates
  • Braised Short Ribs
  • Bacon Spaghetti Squash Fritters
  • Pumpkin Blueberry Blondies with Raspberry Honey Frosting
  • And so much more…

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much does the app cost?

Caveman Feast is $2.99 on both iOS and Android. Thanks to technology, this little app comes packed with more recipes and features than $20+ cookbooks!

If you want the most robust Meal Planner, you can upgrade to the Pro Edition on the iPhone/iPad version for $0.99 per month or a flat $5.99 per year (50% off). That’s about the price of a head of cauliflower.

Do you have a Android Version of Caveman Feast yet?

Yes! You can get the Android version of Caveman Feast on Google Play.

Why can’t I download the app?

Check to make sure your device operating system is up to date. Whatever comes up, we’ll help you sort it out!

I love Caveman Feast! How can I help you guys out?

Thank you so much! We pour our hearts into each project we do so it means the world to us when you enjoy them. If you can, please leave us a review in the app store so that others can hear about our app. It makes a big difference! You rock.

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Have you checked out the new Caveman Feast app yet?

Leave a comment below to let us know what you think!

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Bacon Chili with Coffee – Instapot, Crockpot or Stovetop http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/recipes/bacon-chili/ http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/recipes/bacon-chili/#comments Tue, 17 May 2016 23:06:07 +0000 http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/?p=16548 Today, you are going to be making bacon chili with a secret ingredient. Hug in a Mug coffee! I had a blast teaching you guys how to make […]

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bacon chili with coffee in an instapot, stovetop, or crockpot

Today, you are going to be making bacon chili with a secret ingredient. Hug in a Mug coffee! I had a blast teaching you guys how to make this recipe on video. I have no shortage of chili recipes on my website, but I felt overdue for a new one inspired by our new coffee. I have been talking about nothing but coffee and bacon for five years, so it was time I created my own coffee. Not only is this bacon chili with coffee delicious, it’s versatile. You can make this in an instapot, crockpot, or stovetop and all the instructions are included below.


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Bacon Chili with Coffee (Hug in a Mug)

So as I mentioned above, we just launched the first ever physical civilized caveman product. It’s the nectar of the gods, Coffee! We created a custom roast and blend of the highest quality coffee for you to drink. We named it Hug in a Mug Coffee. We named it that mainly because it tastes so good, it loves you from the inside out.

This coffee ships directly to anyone in the United States. If you are outside of the U.S., here are some options:

Now you have no more excuses for drinking crappy coffee that is burnt and moldy. We made it easy to acquire and enjoy the best coffee on the planet (self-proclaimed). I also decided there was no better way to announce it than to cook with it after I drank a few cups.

So now you have this delicious bacon chili that has a deepened flavor with our secret hug in a mug coffee!

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There will be many more recipes to come for both cooking with coffee and different ways to enjoy drinking the coffee itself. If you have any questions or ideas, leave them in the comments below.

For the cooking of this Chili recipe, these are the tools I used and what you asked about on our live stream video:


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Bacon Chili with Coffee
 
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Stovetop
  1. Place your diced bacon in the bottom of a large dutch oven or stockpot
  2. Start cooking over medium heat, stirring occasionally so the bacon doesn't stick
  3. Continue cooking until your bacon is browned (approximately 5-6 minutes)
  4. Add your onion and peppers and stir well allowing to cook for 5 minutes
  5. Add your ground beef (or pork, or 50/50), hug in a mug coffee, paprika, garlic, chili powder and salt and pepper stirring well
  6. Continue breaking up the meat while it cooks until cooked through
  7. Add your fire roasted tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato paste and stir well
  8. Allow your chili to continue to cook for 10-15 minutes for all the flavors to meld together
  9. Serve immediately or turn the heat down to low and let it simmer until ready
  10. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days or freeze in ziplock bags for easy meals for up to 6 months
Instapot
  1. Press the saute button on the instapot
  2. Add your bacon and beef (or pork, or 50/50) and stir often until cooked through
  3. Add all of your remaining ingredients and lock the lid on the instapot
  4. Press the keep warm/cancel button and then the meat/stew button
  5. Ensure the steam valve is closed
  6. Once the chili is done, the instapot will switch to keep warm automatically
  7. You can allow the pressure to release naturally or use the quick release
  8. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days or freeze in ziplock bags for easy meals for up to 6 months
Crockpot
  1. Cook your bacon and beef (or pork, or 50/50) in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink
  2. Transfer your cooked meat, including the fat into the bottom of your crockpot
  3. Add all of your remaining ingredients, mix well and cover
  4. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours
  5. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days or freeze in ziplock bags for easy meals for up to 6 months
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This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled by just adjusting all ingredients

 

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Raspberry Marshmallow Crepes – Gluten Free and Paleo http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/recipes/raspberry-marshmallow-crepes/ http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/recipes/raspberry-marshmallow-crepes/#comments Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:59 +0000 http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/?p=16491 Yes, raspberry marshmallow crepes. You can thank my honeymoon to Mexico for inspiring these. That may seem odd, but when we were there, Lindsey and I had crepes […]

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raspberry marshmallow crepes that are gluten free

Yes, raspberry marshmallow crepes. You can thank my honeymoon to Mexico for inspiring these. That may seem odd, but when we were there, Lindsey and I had crepes almost every morning, and we have been missing them immensely. I decided that for mother’s day I would make my beautiful wife the crepes she loves so much. Raspberries also happen to be one of her favorite fruits, so we always buy Driscoll’s Raspberries at our local organic grocery store.

Disclosure – Driscoll’s compensated me for creating this video and recipe.

Now this recipe is broken down into four simple parts, and you can interchange them or swap some out. The marshmallow cream cheese dip is Gluten-free, not paleo. I eat them and it doesn’t upset my tummy at all but if you are sensitive, just use coconut milk whipped cream.


Simple – Life Changing Paleo Crepe’s with raspberry compote, marshmallow dip, and chocolate!
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Raspberry Marshmallow Crepes – The Crepes are Paleo and Gluten Free

So I had actually never had a crepe before I went Paleo so I wasn’t introduced to how phenomenal they were. While honeymooning I tried 3 different types of sweet crepes and 4 different varieties of savory crepes. I personally loved the chicken and bacon crepe but Lindsey preferred the sweet crepes.

Once I had the opportunity to work with Driscoll’s I was pumped. We already use them and buy their berries so I was excited to start brainstorming recipes. Since creating these raspberry marshmallow crepes my brain won’t stop spinning with all the possibilities. I am planning on making new recipes using the crepes as a base and adding things like:

Just to give you a few ideas, take the flourless brownies and crumble them up. Add the crumbled flourless brownies to the crepe, top with the delicious raspberry compote below and sprinkle some toasted walnuts or pecans.

Make the buffalo chicken, add it to the crepes with some coleslaw and raw cheese and enjoy the flavor explosions on your taste buds.

Leave me a comment below with ideas for different flavors to create crepes with. I can’t wait to make more and post more recipes for you.

How to Fully Enjoy these Raspberry Marshmallow Crepes

So I separated each of these elements to make it easier for you. You can actually make all of these recipes in advance and just put them together when you are hungry. Or you could just make the raspberry compote and marshmallow cream cheese dip in advance and use them when you make the crepes and chocolate.

If you do decide to make all of these ahead of time, here is how I reheat them to be served as delicious as when made fresh.

  1. Add butter to a pan on medium heat and warm your crepe for 1 minute on each side and move to a plate.
  2. Warm up your Chocolate Drizzle over a double boiler or in really hot water.
  3. Add the cold raspberry compote and cold marshmallow cream cheese dip inside your crepe.
  4. Close the crepe, top with some more fillings and drizzle with your chocolate.
  5. Eat as many as your heart desire

raspberry marshmallow crepes


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Paleo/Gluten-Free Crepes
 
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  1. Beat eggs on medium-high in a stand mixer or in a mixing bowl using a hand mixer until pale yellow and fluffy (4-5 minutes)
  2. Add melted butter, honey, salt and cassava flour and mix on low to combine
  3. Add almond milk or raw milk 1/2 cup at a time, blending well after each addition of milk
  4. Heat a lightly butter pan medium heat (we used a 10-inch stainless steel, you can use a cast iron skillet as well)
  5. Pour 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan and tilt the pan so the batter coats the pan evenly
  6. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the bottom is light brown and can be easily moved with a thin spatula (this will make a huge difference)
  7. Flip the crepe and cook the other side
  8. Serve with sweet or savory fillings of your choice. Use the below recipes to make this a raspberry marshmallow crepe
  9. Store in a Ziploc bag in the refrigerator and reheat in a pan as needed

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Easy Raspberry Compote
 
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  1. Combine your Driscoll's raspberries, coconut sugar, lemon juice and cassava flour in a medium saucepan and stir to combine
  2. Simmer for 10 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally
  3. Once the raspberries have broken down (you can help with a spatula) and the compote is thickened, remove from heat
  4. Allow to cool for 20 minutes before serving
  5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week

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Marshmallow Cream Cheese (lactose-free) Dip
 
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Serves: 2 cups
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  1. Place your cream cheese in your stand mixer or mixing bowl (you'll need a hand mixer)
  2. Beat on high for 3 minutes to whip your cream cheese
  3. Add your marshmallow dip and your coconut milk whipped cream
  4. Beat on high for 1 minute
  5. Transfer to a bowl and enjoy
  6. Store in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to 1 week

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Chocolate Drizzle (Magic Shell)
 
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  1. Add your chocolate chips and coconut oil into a double boiler
  2. Melt them together stirring occasionally until melted together and mixed well
  3. Drizzle on your favorite foods like these crepes
  4. If you drizzle this on cold items it will harden into a magic shell
  5. Store in the refrigerator and reheat to use

 

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