Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls

It’s about time that we share our fresh spring rolls with you. Our favorite version is this one, clean, fresh and delicious, perfectly suitable for lunch or an appetizer. The beauty about making your own spring rolls is that you can pretty much chose any ingredients that you like and enjoy, as long as they are fresh. Celebrate fresh ingredients whenever you can! Here are our ingredients for our fresh rolls: get a package of rice paper for spring rolls (you will have a lot left over for next time) baby arugula basil (remove all large stems) mint (leaves only) … Continue reading Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Paleo Fig & Barberry Lemon Bites

    Watch out Paleo carbophobes, these treats are not for you.  For those of you that need or want to replenish your exercise depleted glycogen stores with real food and without added sugar, you’ll love these nutrient dense and delicious Paleo treats.  In addition to being great peri-workout options these treats are just the right amount of sweetness and fat for a post meal dessert or quick palette cleanser.  Great for upcoming Holiday parties, or as a gift in a beautiful little box for friends or loved ones. Take a look at these simple ingredients: 10 large dried figs, chopped (make … Continue reading Paleo Fig & Barberry Lemon Bites

The Nutty Kitchen Signature Cookie

I’ve been trying to come up with a recipe for cookie that would not only keep well in the fridge as a cookie dough roll for easy use, but a cookie that we thought would be a good representation of Nutty Kitchen. Behold…The Nutty Kitchen Signature Cookie! Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups blanched almond flour 1 pinch sea salt 1 tbsp raw unfiltered honey 1 tsp baking powder 3/4 cup hazelnuts 1/4 cup walnuts 1/8 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup coconut oil 1 tbsp vanilla extract 1 1/2 tbsp your favorite brand rum (optional) Preparation: Finely chop walnuts, hazelnuts and cranberries … Continue reading The Nutty Kitchen Signature Cookie

Dark Chocolate Covered Lychee Balls

Fresh fruit desert, made with some of our favorite ingredients! Impress your family and friends with these little bites of love! These babies are stuffed! Henry and I love Lychee Fruit when it’s fresh. Lychee loses some of it’s taste when it’s canned and is usually bathed in some kind of syrup or sugar water – really NOT something that we want. So how do you make these amazing little gems?  Easy… buy as many Lychee as you like you will need to peel them once you peel them, carefully slice them open down one side and push out the … Continue reading Dark Chocolate Covered Lychee Balls

Paleo Kung Pao Pork

All we can say is that my husband’s latest creation is absolutely delicious and a must try in your kitchen. Please let us know what you think once you make it – we look forward to your comments and always encourage ideas on possible improvements! Enjoy – Henry and Jo The marinade is incredibly important, as is the sauce, real food ingredients and the preparation of the actual meal. Here’s what you’ll need for your pork’s marinade: 2 tbsp white wine 2 tbsp walnut oil 2 tbsp coconut aminos 1 tsp sea salt 1 lb pork loin, cubed Now prepare … Continue reading Paleo Kung Pao Pork

Almond Bread Breakfast Muffin with Pine Nuts

We love our eggs and bacon in the morning, but on some days (Wednesdays and Sundays for us) when you’re looking for more carbs in your day, it’s nice to dunk that wonderful egg yolk up with a tasty muffin. Almond Bread Breakfast Muffin with Pine Nuts Ingredients 6 Eggs 1 tablespoon Raw unfiltered honey 120 grams Almond Meal 1 pinch Sea salt 1/4 cup Pine nuts 1 pinch Nutmeg Instructions Pre-heat oven to 350 °F. Separate egg yolks and whites. Beat whites until very stiff and set aside. In another bowl beat eggs until creamy and fluffy, then add … Continue reading Almond Bread Breakfast Muffin with Pine Nuts

Not just another salad dressing! Jo’s Almond Butter Salad Dressing

If you pick up any salad dressing bottle in the store and read the ingredients, you’ll probably never want to pour that stuff over your salads again. Even the organic “good for you” kinds will have possible food colorings, canola and soy oils or even more harmful hydrogenated oils, xanthan gum, and juice concentrates.   That makes us wonder why more people don’t mix their own varieties of salad dressing instead of reaching for the bottle on the grocery shelf.  The answer is easy I guess, it’s all about convenience.  But what most people don’t realize is that we could eat … Continue reading Not just another salad dressing! Jo’s Almond Butter Salad Dressing

Thai Almond Pork: awesome for lunch or dinner!

Well my wonderful husband was at it again last night with not only cooking for me, but with coming up with a new dish. He knows how much I love Thai cuisine and that I prefer pork over chicken, especially if it’s pork tenderloin. This dish took him about 25 minutes to prepare and cook. It is packed with veggies, nutrients and explodes with tastes that will surely keep your pleasure receptors happy. 🙂 Hey, if he can cook a full meal for me after working all day, and going to the gym, then so can you. Remember you have … Continue reading Thai Almond Pork: awesome for lunch or dinner!

Banana Blueberry Almond Pancakes

A perfect gluten-free power breakfast! Ingredients 2 large Bananas 1 Egg 1 1/2 tbsp Raw Unsalted Almond Butter 1 pinch Sea salt 1 tsp Vanilla extract 1 pinch Fresh ground nutmeg 1 tsp Cinnamon 1 cup Fresh blueberries Instructions Combine all ingredients except for blueberries and puree them with a hand-held blender until creamy. Add blueberries at the end. We cook ours in with a little ghee in a cast iron pan on medium. Serve with freshly whipped cream and fresh strawberries. This is a power breakfast that will keep you going for quite some time. We love to make … Continue reading Banana Blueberry Almond Pancakes