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Paleo Carrot Mug Cake

When you have a sweet tooth, treat yourself with this yummy dessert for one: Paleo Carrot Mug Cake, made in the microwave in under 5 minutes!

Paleo Carrot Mug Cake

You know on those late nights when you are in the mood for a sweet and delicious snack, and you honestly can’t find anything in the fridge or pantry to eat? I think we’ve all been there at one point. Well, the next time you have those moments, this Paleo Carrot Mug Cake is the perfect treat that you can make in under 5 minutes and you’ll most likely have all ingredients already if you have a paleo or gluten free kitchen.

Paleo Carrot Mug Cake Recipe

If you’ve never heard of a mug cake before, it’s a cake made in a mug cooked in the microwave. You just pour the batter in a coffee mug then nuke it for a minute or 2, and out comes a single serving cake you can finish in one sitting. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

It’s a great way to indulge in something sweet without having to worry that you are overdoing it, because you only make a single serving portion.

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#25carrotgoals Instagram Celebration

This Paleo Carrot Mug Cake recipe is coming to you as part of the #24carrotgoals celebration held by myself and my Instagram friends, to give you inspiration on using carrots in your kitchen in a variety of ways. There are over 60 of us participating, each sharing a carrot recipe that’s delicious, unique, and fun.

Here are some of the other bloggers’ creations who are taking part in this celebration:

Square Meal Round Table’s Rainbow Carrot and Ricotta Tart
The Cooking of Joy’s Candied Carrot Rose Tart
Better with Biscuits’ Carrot Souffle
This Healthy Table’s Beet and Carrot Galette
Always Eat Dessert’s Carrot Cake Squares with Orange Glaze
Figs & Flour’s Thai Peanut Pizza
Fufu’s Kitchen’s Oven Baked Carrot Fries Drizzled with a Tahini Sauce
Flours in Your Hair’s Carrot Pecan Cookies
Hola Jalapeño’s Roasted Carrots with Chipotle-Honey Butter
Worthy Pause’s Paleo Thai Curry Carrot Soup
Something New for Dinner’s Minted Sous Vide Carrots with Balsamic Vinegar and Goat Cheese
More Icing Than Cake’s Spiced Quinoa & Roasted Carrot Salad
Hot Dishing It Out’s Vegan Carrot Whoopie Pies
Katie Bird Bakes’ Carrot Cake Scones
Confetti Kitchen’s Harissa-Roasted Carrots with Lentils and Yogurt
Easy and Delish’s Carrot Spaghetti
Pie Girl Bakes’ Five Spice Carrot Bundt Cakes with Bourbon Cream Cheese Glaze
Smoothies and Sundaes’ Carrot Cake Sourdough
Zestful Kitchen’s Moroccan-Stuffed Portobell
Cosette’s Kitchen’s Sumac Carrot and Feta Salad
Measuring Cups Optionals’ Carrot Curry Soup
Rezel Kealoha’s Turkish Yogurt Carrot Dip
Pies and Prejudice’s Carrot Pie with Maple & Cardamom
Amanda Skrip’s Rainbow Roasted Carrots with Citrus Fennel + Arugula
Baking The Goods’ Roasted Carrot & Herby Feta Galette
Marianne Cooks’ Carrot and Zucchini Mini Muffins with a Cinnamon Frosting
Rumbly in My Tumbly’s Chai Carrot Pie
Cook Til Delicious’ Mini Carrot Cake
What Annie’s Eating’s Roasted Carrots with Herby Carrot Top Salsa Verde
It’s a Veg World After All’s Zesty Sunflower Carrot Spirals
Butter Loves Company’s Iced Carrot Cake Cookies
Le Petit Eats’ Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars w/ Maple Coconut Icing
Smart in the Kitchen’s Curried Carrot Ginger Soup (Whole30)
Cocoa and Salt’s Classic Carrot Cake
Dirty Whisk’s Carrot and Herbed Ricotta Tart
A Modest Feast’s Pomegranate-Molasses-Glazed Carrots With Crispy Chickpeas and Feta
Lemon Thyme and Ginger’s Sweet n’ Spicy Herbed Carrots
Jessie Sheehan Bakes’ Chocolate Carrot Loaf Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Whipped Cream
Prickly Fresh’s Carrot Cake Blondies with Cream Cheese Frosting
Sweet Pillar Food’s Carrot and Date Salad with Tahini Vinaigrette
Mom’s Kitchen Handbook’s Salad with Miso Ginger Carrot Dressing
What’s Karen Cooking’s Spiced Cornbread w/ Carrots, Pecans & Chili Butter
Blossom to Stem’s Caramelized Carrots with Fennel, Ricotta, and Walnuts

Wanna join in on the fun? Just use the hashtag #24carrotgoals on Instagram to share your carrot creations. I’m excited to see what you come up with!

Paleo Carrot Mug Cake

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Paleo Carrot Mug Cake

When you have a sweet tooth, treat yourself with this yummy dessert for one: Paleo Carrot Mug Cake, made in the microwave in under 5 minutes!
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 362kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients, except the toppings, in a bowl and stir with a fork until there are no clumps.  
  • Pour into a mug.
  • Microwave for 1-2 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Let it cool for 5 minutes, then add your favorite toppings before digging in.

Nutrition

Serving: 1mug cake | Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 417mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 105.6% | Vitamin C: 2.1% | Calcium: 19.3% | Iron: 13.1%

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Curtido (Salvadoran Spicy Cabbage Slaw) + Giveaway: Latin American Paleo Cooking

This paleo Curtido (Salvadoran Spicy Cabbage Slaw) is refreshing and crunchy, and makes an amazing side dish for almost any meal!

Curtido (Salvadoran Spicy Cabbage Slaw)

I love me a good, refreshing salad, and this curtido has been my go-to side dish for the past few days. The best thing about this Salvadoran spicy cabbage slaw is that the flavors get better and better the longer it sits, so I’ve been loving the leftovers and it goes great with just about anything.

This curtido is actually one of the many delicious dishes from the Latin American Paleo Cooking, a fabulous new cookbook written by my friend Amanda from The Curious Coconut with her mother-in-law, Milagros Torres. When I finally got my hands on the cookbook, I was delighted by all the beautiful looking recipes (I looooove Latin American cuisine) and bookmarked a bunch of pages to try out right away. All the dishes are authentic, allergen friendly (and mostly AIP!), and you can tell there was so much love and attention that went into the book.

I’ve already tried the Tostones (twice fried green plantains), which were so crispy and dangerously addicting. Other recipes I’m most excited for are:

  • “Queso” Blanco: Dairy-free cheese sauce… whaaat?
  • Pastelillos: A type of fried empanadas stuffed with meat
  • “Rice” Pudding: One of my favorite desserts, made grain-free!
  • Canoas de Plátanos Maduros: Meat-stuffed ripe plantains, which sounds like a magical combo to me.

So much care went into making each dish authentic as possible and I love that the book caters to so many food allergies.

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What you can find inside Latin American Paleo Cooking:

  • Over 80 traditional recipes made Paleo, with over 90% being AIP or easily adaptable.
  • All recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free; all but 1 are egg-free.
  • The countries represented include: Puerto Rico, Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, and Brazil, each marked with that country’s flag for easy reference.

Giveaway time!

Now that you’ve heard all about this amazing cookbook, I bet you would love a chance to have access to all the delicious recipes! I’m thrilled to give you a chance to win a free copy of the cookbook. Enter below:

This giveaway will be open for entry until September 1st at 11:59pm PST. The winner will be announced below and will also be contacted by email!

Can’t wait for the giveaway? You can purchase the cookbook HERE.

And to give you a sneak peek of the cookbook, hope you enjoy this curtido recipe!

Curtido (Salvadoran Spicy Cabbage Slaw)

Curtido (Salvadoran Spicy Cabbage Slaw)
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Curtido (Salvadoran Spicy Cabbage Slaw)

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 small head green cabbage, sliced very thinly or grated
  • 4 carrots, grated
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced and cut about 1" long
  • 2 fresh jalapeño peppers, diced and seeded (omit for AIP), or 1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp fine Himalayan salt
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ cup filtered water
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  • In a large, nonreactive bowl, combine all the ingredients and stir well. Depending on how large your cabbage is, you may need to add a bit more vinegar and water.
  • Place it in the fridge for 15 minutes before serving. The flavors will continue to develop as it sits. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days.
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Paleo Asian Chicken “Noodle” Salad [Video]

Refreshing and filling Paleo Asian Chicken “Noodle” Salad is delicious and low carb, made with carrot and parsnip noodles!

Paleo Asian Chicken Noodle Salad

I eat some kind of salad every single day as a meal, usually lunch. I love getting in some quality nutrients with a big ol’ bowl of veggies, in addition to healthy fats and proteins. Since my meals have to fill me up for several hours since I try to avoid snacking between them, my salads are usually chock full of filling and satiating ingredients that are low in sugar.

I made this Paleo Asian Chicken “Noodle” Salad with exactly that in mind. Plus, I just love Asian flavors that are packed with umami and textures. The tender, juicy chicken in this recipe melds together with the freshness of the parsnip and carrot noodles and the crunchiness of the toasted cashews beautifully.

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This salad reminds me of the papaya salads I had in Thailand. I had it everyday for the week that I was there because it was so delicious and spicy. While this Paleo Asian Chicken “Noodle” Salad isn’t spicy, you can add a bit of spice to it if you’d like with sriracha sauce or spicy pepper flakes. Although I’m a huge fan of spicy, I actually enjoyed this salad as it was and didn’t feel like I needed to add anything to it.

The best thing about this dish is that it gets better and better as it sits and the flavors meld together. I would make a big batch in the beginning of the week and enjoy the leftovers. It’s the perfect recipe for batch-cooking!

Paleo Asian Chicken Noodle Salad

Paleo Asian Chicken Noodle Salad

Paleo Asian Chicken Noodle Salad
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Paleo Asian Chicken "Noodle" Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 -4 servings

Ingredients

Dressing

Salad

  • 1 lb chicken thighs or breasts
  • 1 parsnip
  • 3 carrots
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • Cilantro or basil, for garnish
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients for the dressing and stir together to mix.
  • Add 2 tbsp of the dressing to the chicken and massage with your hands to coat evenly. Set the chicken aside to marinate in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  • Use a spiralizer or vegetable slicer to slice the parsnip and carrots into thin noodle-like strips.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add cashews and cook stirring for 3-4 minutes, until the cashews are browned and toasted. Add to the parsnip and carrot mixture.
  • Heat coconut oil in the skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add the chicken in a single layer and cook for 6 minutes on each side until cooked through.
  • Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and slice in bite-sized pieces. Add to the salad.
  • Add green onions and the rest of the dressing. Stir to mix well.
  • Add salt and pepper, if needed, and sprinkle sesame seeds and cilantro or basil leaves. Serve immediately or chill before ready to serve.

Asian Chicken (Noodle- Salad (Paleo, Gluten Free, Whole30)