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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

Paleo Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Merry almost Christmas! This is my last recipe before Christmas so I decided I need to fit in one more recipe of everyone’s favorite dessert: chocolate chip cookies!

About 2 weeks ago, I asked on my Instagram what you like to do with chestnuts (’tis the season!), besides just roasting them and eating them. I got several responses which were all great, and one of my friends mentioned that you can use them as flour by grinding them up after roasting them. What a great idea! That’s exactly what I did with my chestnuts to make them into these chocolate chip cookies.

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I loved the texture of these cookies, and you honestly can’t really taste the chestnuts. They taste like good ol’ chocolate chip cookies, which no one hates at all. I actually sent these to my dad for Christmas all the way to South Korea, and they held together with no broken pieces! 

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If you are looking for last minute crowd-pleasing recipe for the holidays, I hope you make these because they are absolutely delicious! I think it’s the perfect treat for Santa Claus and if he doesn’t finish it, you can nibble on them while you open those presents he brought. Hope you have a wonderful holiday, filled with cozy and relaxing times with your loved ones!

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Paleo Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
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Serves: About 18 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 cup roasted and peeled chestnuts
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 6 tbsp coconut sugar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 oz 75% (or higher) dark chocolate bar, roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place roasted chestnuts in a food processor, and grind until crumbly and fine.
  3. In a large bowl, combine ground chestnuts, coconut flour, coconut sugar, and baking soda.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together coconut oil, egg, and vanilla extract. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Fold in chopped chocolate.
  6. Scoop with a large rounded tablespoon to drop dough onto the lined baking sheet. Flatten slightly.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until slightly golden brown.
  8. Cool completely before serving.

Paleo Gluten Free Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Clementine Chocolate Paleo Cake

chocolate clementine paleo cake-16I’m so excited that clementines are back in season! I saw them recently at Whole Foods and of course, I bought a whole 2 lb bag of it. I’ve been obsessed with clementines ever since I was young and I remember eating about 10 of them in one sitting and impressing my parents.

As much as I stay away from desserts and sugar, sometimes, especially with the holidays coming up, cake is necessary. I honestly don’t do well with too much sugar, so I try to satisfy my sweet tooth with fruits and natural sweeteners. So when I decided to create a cake, I used all healthy sweeteners to bake a delicious clementine chocolate cake and I had to share it with you today!

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Instead of mixing the clementine slices into the batter, I decided to top the whole cake with them because they just look so pretty. The combination of chocolate and clementines go together so well, and you’ll love the burst of the juicy clementine slices as you bite into them.

Except for the 2 tablespoons of honey that goes into the batter, the cake is sweetened with bananas and clementines and you won’t miss the sugar at all! It’s plenty sweet and delicious, and it’s a healthy treat if you are trying to lower your sugar intake.

Also, if you end up making this, you HAVE TO make the glaze. It really pulls together the cake beautifully, and brings out the clementine flavors even more which I absolutely love!

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Clementine Chocolate Paleo Cake
 
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Ingredients
Cake:
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cacao powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 6 large eggs
  • ¾ cup full fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 clementines
Coconut Clementine Glaze:
  • ¼ cup coconut coconut butter
  • Juice and zest from 1 clementine
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk
Instructions
Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease the sides of a round 9 inch cake pan with coconut oil. Cut a circle from a parchment paper and fit it on the bottom of the pan.
  3. In a large bowl, combine coconut flour, cacao powder, baking powder and sea salt.
  4. In a food processor, place bananas, eggs, coconut milk. honey, and vanilla extract, then pulse until combined thoroughly.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, then mix with a spatula until combined well. Be careful not to over-mix.
  6. Pour the batter into the cake pan and spread out evenly.
  7. Peel the clementines and separate them into slices. Press the slices evenly into the batter.
  8. Bake for 50 minutes.
  9. Let cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Coconut Clementine Glaze:
  1. While the cake is cooling, combine all the ingredients for the glaze in a saucepan and heat over low heat.
  2. When the coconut butter liquifies, whisk together until well mixed.
  3. Drizzle over the cooled cake and serve.

 

Clementine Chocolate Paleo Cake with Coconut Glaze