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Purple Cauliflower & Mushroom Paleo Quiche

Brighten up your Easter brunch table with this purple cauliflower and mushroom paleo quiche!

Purple Cauliflower Mushroom Paleo Quiche

If you are here thinking this is blueberry pie, sorry. This is actually a delicious and savory paleo quiche made with purple cauliflower to give it a deep purple hue. I know it might look a bit crazy, but trust me: it’s SO good!

It always amazes how colorful real food can be. I’m always fascinated by tumeric and beets and how they can just change the colors of anything they touch. And did you know these deep pigments of our food actually tell us something their nutrient profile? Each color signifies different micronutrient levels that are so beneficial to include in our diets. That’s why I always try to put a variety of colors on my plate!

Purple Cauliflower Mushroom Paleo Quiche

 

By the way, Easter is just around the corner and we don’t particularly celebrate it in our house since we aren’t religious, but I do enjoy the idea of this holiday. I honestly love any celebration that brings our loved ones together, and involves activities and games that everyone can join in on.

And what better way to celebrate than with healthy and delicious dishes that everyone can enjoy? I think this cauliflower and mushroom paleo quiche will be a perfect addition for this weekend’s brunch table. And if you don’t like the look of a purple quiche, you can just use regular ol’ white cauliflower instead and the flavor will be the same.

But Easter is all about beautiful colors, so why not have fun with it? I think kids will especially love it.

Hope you make this delicious paleo quiche, and have a happy and blessed Easter weekend!

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Purple Cauliflower & Mushroom Paleo Quiche
 
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Ingredients
For the crust
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ¾ cup coconut flour
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 tbsp avocado oil
  • 4 tbsp water
For the filling
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp fresh thyme
  • 1 medium purple cauliflower, cut into florets
  • ½ cup full fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1½ tsp sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 large eggs
Instructions
For the crust
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 10 inch quiche pan with cooking oil.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together almond flour, coconut flour, sea salt, and garlic powder.
  4. Add an egg, avocado oil, and water, and mix together until a dough forms.
  5. Press the dough into the pan until evenly flattened out on all sides.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes until golden.
For the filling
  1. Heat avocado oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add onion, and cook stirring until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms and garlic, and sauté for 7-8 minutes until the mushrooms have sweat out and softened.
  4. Take off heat and stir in thyme.
  5. Fill a saucepan with 2 inches of water and bring to boil over medium high heat.
  6. Add cauliflower, close the lid and let steam for 7 minutes.
  7. Drain the cauliflower and let cool for 5 minutes.
  8. Place the cauliflower florets in a blender with coconut milk, nutritional yeast, sea salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  9. Add eggs and pulse a few times until they are well mixed in.
For the quiche
  1. Add the cooked mushroom mixture to the baked quiche crust and spread it out evenly.
  2. Pour the blended cauliflower over the mushrooms.
  3. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the center of the quiche is set.

Whole30 Gluten Free Purple Cauliflower and Mushroom Paleo Quiche

Orange Creamsicle N’Oatmeal

paleo vegan orange creamsicle noatmeal

Mmm, n’oatmeal (not oatmeal)! Have you ever tried it? It’s an oat-free breakfast porridge that’s low in carbs, filling, and super quick to come together. I honestly can’t tell the difference between this and the real thing, and I used to eat oatmeal ALL the time during my low-fat-errything days.

And if you’ve never tried it before, this orange creamsicle n’oatmeal is an excellent way to start. It’s absolutely delicious and creamy, and you’ll be reminded of the Creamsicle bars you used to get from the ice cream truck as a child. They were my absolute favorite!

paleo vegan orange creamsicle noatmeal

To be clear, I have nothing against oats and I don’t think they are bad for you if they don’t bother you. However, I know that for me (and for many others), the carb content is too high and it’ll bring on some unpleasant candida symptoms that I’m still healing from. Also, there are many people can’t tolerate grains because they cause inflammation, so a n’oatmeal is a great option that they can enjoy without those symptoms!

There are so many ways you can dress up a n’oatmeal with different flavors and toppings, but these blood oranges were calling my name at the farmers market last week. I just love creating recipes based on the local produce I find, and it helps me stay under budget, eat seasonally, and get creative in the kitchen.

If you are a coconut and an orange lover, I think you’ll love this breakfast option. You can even make a big batch ahead of time and heat it up in the microwave on busy mornings. Just make sure to add the toppings right before you dig in. Hope you enjoy!

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Orange Creamsicle N'Oatmeal
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 medium orange, peeled and seeded
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp almond meal
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • Optional: 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Place orange and coconut milk in a high powered blender, and blender for 1-2 minutes, until completely smooth.
  2. Pour out into a small saucepan, and add almond meal, chia seeds, shredded coconut, maple syrup (if using), and sea salt.
  3. Heat over medium low heat, stirring constantly until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in vanilla extract and remove from heat.
  5. Sprinkle with your favorite toppings (nuts, toasted coconut flakes, chocolate chips, orange slices, etc) and serve warm.

Paleo Whole30 Vegan Orange Creamsicle N'Oatmeal

Instant Pot Eggs in Marinara Sauce

Paleo Instant Pot Eggs in Marinara Sauce-6

Happy Monday! It’s been a glorious weekend in NorCal that was warm and sunny. After a week of rain and flood, I’m so happy that it has finally cleared up and that I can go on long walks with my dogs in a t-shirt and yoga pants (basically my uniform). Anywho… let’s talk about these Instant Pot eggs in marinara sauce.

One of the biggest requests I receive from my readers is that they want to see more Instant Pot recipes. Well, ask and you shall receive. This week, I’m posting not 1, but 2 Instant Pot recipes, and these yummy  eggs cooked in marinara sauce are the first on the lineup!

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and all, and I think celebration should start as soon as you wake up. And what better way to celebrate love than with a healthy warm breakfast that gives you all the happy feels?

Paleo Instant Pot Eggs in Marinara Sauce

Paleo Instant Pot Eggs in Marinara Sauce

Paleo Instant Pot Eggs in Marinara Sauceds

This recipe won’t yield a runny yolk, but it’ll be soft and still delicious. They were cooked just past the runny stage, so they tasted creamy and so so decadent. I especially loved it over some Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free toast. If you are avoiding yeast for one reason or another, try making my Paleo Yeast Free Bread. The crispiness of the toast complements with the soft yummy eggs perfectly!

Paleo Instant Pot Eggs in Marinara Sauce

Paleo Instant Pot Eggs in Marinara Sauce

Paleo Instant Pot Eggs in Marinara Sauce

Don’t you think your honey will love starting the day with a delicious breakfast like this? Just don’t tell him or her that it took less than 20 minutes. If you have a busy morning and want to take even less time, you can even prep and make the marinara sauce base the night before and just cook the eggs in the morning, which is literally 1 minute cooking time in the Instant Pot. There’s nothing to not love about that!

Hope you have a great Valentine’s Day, and make sure to treat yourself and your loved ones with delicious food, sweets, and kind loving words!

Paleo Instant Pot Eggs in Marinara Sauce

Instant Pot Eggs in Marinara Sauce
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1½ cup sugar-free marinara sauce
  • 4-6 eggs
  • Chopped fresh parsley leaves, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Put coconut oil in the Instant Pot and turn it on to "Sauté" setting. Wait a few minutes for it to get hot.
  2. Add garlic, onion, red bell pepper, chili powder, paprika cumin to the Instant Pot. Season generously with salt and pepper, and cook while stirring for about 5 minutes, or until the onion is translucent and the peppers are soft.
  3. Add marinara sauce and stir everything together. Turn off heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Carefully crack the eggs into the sauce, making sure you don't crack the yolks. Try to make them spaced out evenly.
  5. Close the lid, make sure the pressure valve is closed, and set the Instant Pot to Manual on low pressure for 1 minute.
  6. Once it beeps to finish, quickly release the pressure valve and open the lid.
  7. Sprinkle with parsley leaves, and serve on its own or on your favorite gluten free toast! I like Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Bread or my Paleo Yeast Free Bread.

Paleo Gluten Free Whole30 Instant Pot Eggs in Marinara Sauce