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Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto

You’ll love the taste of this light and refreshing grain free, Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi tossed in the tastiest avocado pesto. It’s so delicious and lower in carbs than the traditional potato gnocchi!

Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto

So my Instagram feed has been exploding with Trader Joe’s new product, paleo cauliflower gnocchi, and I’ve been so intrigued that I had to try it out. When I finally tasted it, it was actually pretty delicious covered in a yummy sauce and quite simple to prepare. Well, I’m always looking for a new challenge in the kitchen so I decided that I had to recreate this tasty gnocchi from scratch.

The result? Total success, if I do say so myself. This version of paleo cauliflower gnocchi is made with a mixture of steamed cauliflower (duh), cassava flour, coconut flour, with an egg to bind it all together. After it’s cooked, I served it tossed with the most addicting avocado pesto that I whipped up in seconds.

Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto

The pillowy soft bites of the gnocchi were so tasty with the creamy decadent sauce, and it was so perfect served with a side of chicken. I also love that it’s much lower in carbs than the traditional potato version, and it doesn’t weigh me down or make me feel tired afterwards.

The avocado pesto sauce could be a recipe on its own because it’s so delicious and it’s a yummy twist on my creamy chimichurri sauce. You probably won’t need to use the whole batch in this recipe, so if you are like me, you can save the leftovers and put it on ALL the things, like using it as dressing in salads, putting it on a gluten free toast, or eating it as a dip with your favorite crackers or veggies!

I guest posted this Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto recipe on Lauren Geertsen’s blog, Empowered Sustenance, so go check it out there. I hope you love it as much as I do!:

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE!

Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto

Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Happy Friday, you beautiful humans! I’m in such a happy mood today, because a lot of good things happened this week and I’m excited to share them with you! These are just a few things taking over my life right now:

  • We found a house to live in! We’ve been living in an Airbnb in Los Angeles until we find a permanent place to rent, so it’s a been a stressful week of house hunting. But our application got accepted for a BEAUTIFUL house with a HUGE backyard in Long Beach! Guys, I haven’t lived in a house in forever. It’s been apartment living for over past 10 years, and it’s so exciting to finally have a house to live in. We move in at the end of this month!
  • I’m a guest on a podcast for the first time ever! A few moths ago, Dr. Jon Rojjanasrirat, a chiropractor and an health advocate, approached me and asked if I would like to be on his podcast, and I had to say yes! You can tell I was nervous by how I stumble on some of the words, but I talk about topics I’m passionate about: sugar detox, stress management, and self love. Go give it a listen!
  • Beautiful springtime produce and recipes are on my mind! First up: this Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast!

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Sweet potato toast has been trending like crazy recently, so I feel like I’m late in the game but I had to try it out! My love for sweet potatoes goes deep so using them as “toast” to top with delicious things? Well, that’s a no-brainer for me. And refreshing and delicious bruschetta screams Spring to me. This is such a epic combo, you have to try it out!

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

I’ve seriously been eating this Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast for the past several days because I just can’t get enough! The tartness of the bruschetta complements the sweetness of the sweet potatoes and I’ve been loving it for breakfast, lunch, and even as a snack.

I’m excited to bring you more delicious and fun recipes like this one this season so come check back often or sign up for my newsletter to get all the latest updates. Hope you have a beautiful weekend, friends!

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a big bowl, mix together all the ingredients, except for sweet potatoes. Let sit for at least 10 minutes.
  2. While the bruschetta marinates, cut sweet potatoes lengthwise into 1/4 inch thick pieces.
  3. Pop the sweet potatoes slices in the toaster until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Alternatively, you can bake them in the preheated 400 degree F oven for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  4. Top with spoonfuls of bruschetta, and serve!

Paleo Vegan Whole30 Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast - Perfect for Spring!

Thai Green Curry Lamb Loin Chops

curry lamb

I feel like I’m finally back to my normal self after my trip to NYC. I know it was almost a week ago, but as someone recovering from stress, digestive, and hypothyroid issues, my body takes a hard hit when I travel with little rest, especially to a different time zone. I’m finally feeling good after sleeping a lot, eating home cooked meals, and giving my body the time and space to rest.

Speaking of home cooked meals, you NEED to make this lamb recipe! I saw these lamb loin chops at the Costco the other day and they looked so good, with awesome marbling. It’s my first time cooking lamb loin chops and I’m so pleased to report that they turned out sooooo delicious.

curry lamb

curry lamb

curry lamb

By the way, if you can’t find high quality, grass fed meat at the grocery store, lamb is your safest choice. Because there’s less demand, lamb business is far less industrialized than that of beef or chicken, and they are less likely to experience the confined factory farm conditions other animals do. This is why if lamb is a choice on a menu at a restaurant and it’s not clear where they source their meat, I tend to choose a lamb dish.

curry lamb

Anyway, back to the dish! Did I mention that you should make this? There’s something amazing about the combination of spicy curry and the gaminess of the lamb. The flavors meld together so well and this dish tastes like what you would get at a restaurant. These lamb loin chops are so tender and juicy and I love that it only takes 10 minutes in the oven. Enjoy with a side of veggies and rice or cauliflower rice!

curry lamb

curry lamb

curry lamb

Thai Green Curry Lamb Loin Chops

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients except the lamb and coconut oil in a food processor and pulse until a thick paste is formed.
  2. Lay out the lamb in a single layer on a shallow dish and pour the sauce over the lamb.
  3. Thoroughly coat the lamb with the sauce, massaging the paste into the flesh for a minute or so.
  4. Let marinate at room temperature for 30-60 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  6. Heat coconut oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium high heat.
  7. Add the lamb and cook until browned, 2 minutes on each side.
  8. Transfer the skillet into the oven and cook for 10 minutes, or until the lamb reaches an internal temperature of 130 degrees F for medium rare.
  9. Take out of the oven and let the lamb rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Paleo Whole30 Thai Green Curry Lamb Loin Chops