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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!

Purple Cauliflower Mushroom Paleo QuichePurple Cauliflower Mushroom Paleo Quiche

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

Paleo Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

So… who’s excited for Valentine’s Day? Half of you are probably saying, “Me, me, me!!” and the other half of you are probably rolling your eyes. But hey, no matter whether you are single or have that special someone to celebrate with, I think we can ALL enjoy some sweets and express a bit of love to someone else and/or to ourselves.

And what says L-O-V-E better than a chocolate treat? These sheet pan chocolate chip blondies will definitely fulfill the purpose of giving you all the happy feels without the gluten, soy, and processed sugars. They did for me!

Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

Full disclosure: I made these chocolate chip blondies in a sheet pan for the sole reason that we are in the middle of a move staying at an Airbnb, and a sheet pan was all I had to bake anything in. But hey, I don’t regret a thing because they turned out fan-freakin-tastic! I already tested out popping them in the freezer and defrosting one square at a time and it still tastes amazing. Oh, and they are even better when toasted in the oven for a few minutes after getting defrosted!

Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

If you want to go full treat mode, you can even make some chocolate frosting to slather on top and make it a sheet pan cake. The blondies are soft and fluffy enough to be pass as cake, and it’ll add another layer (pun intended) of decadence!

How will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day? C and I usually are pretty low-key about it. We don’t exchange presents but we do like to try out a restaurant we haven’t been to before. But, sometimes we just get lazy and I just cook at home. I know… cooking at home is lazy to us, but that’s because we can be our my sweatpants for dinner and there’s something so magical about that. Who’s with me??

No matter what you’ll be doing, I hope these sheet pan chocolate chip blondies will be part of your mini celebration of love, whether you are treating yourself or someone else!

Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

Paleo Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies
 
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 18"x13" sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together almond flour, tapioca flour, baking soda and sea salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix almond butter, avocado oil, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract until smooth and combined.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well until a thick batter is formed.
  5. Fold in 1 cup of dark chocolate chips.
  6. Pour the batter into the pan and spread out evenly with a spatula.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and take the remaining ¼ cup chocolate chips and place them on top of the batter evenly. Bake for additional 10 minutes
  8. Cool completely before cutting into squares, then serve.

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Paleo Gluten Free Dairy Free Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

Spiced Bacon Cashews

Spiced Bacon Cashews

Oh man, I’ve had a looooong weekend. We moved out of our apartment yesterday, without a permanent new place. We are still staying in the same area but at an Airbnb until we figure things out. So this past week was a whole lot of putting crap in boxes, driving around in a U-Haul, lifting heavy things, and lugging things into storage. I’m so so tired today so I’m taking it easy. Luckily, our Airbnb is so nice and gorgeous, and I’ll probably share a few photos on Instagram.

Right before the move out day, I prepared by putting together snacks that I could munch on during and after the move. Of course, this consisted of thinking of ways to use up whatever food I had left in the kitchen. This was basically the process of how I came up with this easy but SUPER ADDICTING recipe: spiced bacon cashews.

Spiced Bacon Cashews

Spiced Bacon Cashews

Spiced Bacon Cashews

I don’t know why I never thought to put cashews and bacon together before. I mean, even the thought about it sounds amazing! Crispy, salty bacon and creamy cashews. What’s not to love? I had to portion this out a handful at a time, because I know I can just finish the entire thing in one sitting. However, it’s actually quite filling so it held me over between meals when I was exerting a lot of energy during the move.

Spiced Bacon Cashews

Spiced Bacon Cashews

Spiced Bacon Cashews

Also, since it’s coming up, this could also be an amazing Super Bowl snack! If you don’t know, it’s this weekend, and I’m excited to munch on all the game day foods. Plus, if you are in a hurry, these spiced bacon cashews literally comes together in less than 10 minutes. What’s not to love about that? Hope you try out this amazing combo, because it’s just the best!

Spiced Bacon Cashews

Spiced Bacon Cashews
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cayenne (optional)
  • ⅓ cup chopped thick-cut bacon, sugar-free
  • ½ lb raw cashews, about 2 cups
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix together sea salt, cinnamon, and cayenne, if using. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Cook the bacon in the skillet for 4-5 minutes, until they are crispy.
  4. Add the cashew and cook while stirring for 2-3 minutes, until toasted evenly.
  5. Add the mixed spices and stir together for 1 minute until evenly coated.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool.
  7. Serve immediately, or store in the fridge until ready to eat.

Paleo Gluten Free Whole30 Spiced Bacon Cashews