Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies + Homemade Chocolate Chips (Paleo and Almost SCD)

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Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies + Homemade Chocolate Chips (Paleo and Almost SCD)

When I decided to introduce a bit of chocolate back into my diet, I HAD to find a good recipe for chocolate chip cookies. The one I used to make these cookies was one of the first ones I clicked on. These cookies are absolutely AMAZING. The recipe can be found on elanaspantry.com, she has so many great recipes and has written a couple of awesome cookbooks! Here is the link: http://www.elanaspantry.com/dairy-free-gluten-free-chocolate-chip-cookies/. I also decided to make homemade chocolate chips because there are literally no chocolate chips out there without added soy, dairy, sugar, etc. People on Paleo often use enjoy life chocolate chips, but they have evaporate cane juice, which is not SCD legal! I’ll rewrite the recipe (credit to elanaspantry.com!) here because I made a few substitutions:


Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil (the original recipe calls for grapeseed oil)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup honey (the original recipe calls for agave nectar) 
  • 1 cup of homemade chocolate chunks**

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, put parchment paper on a baking pan, form cookies and place them on the pan, bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit


**Homemade Chocolate Chunks

Melt the chocolate in a pan, add honey to taste. The chocolate will have a weird texture, but thats because of the honey. Also, make sure to add enough honey, because if you don’t, the chocolate will be REALLY bitter (I learned the hard way). Next, line a pan with parchment paper and smooth the chocolate mixture over the parchment paper. Put the chocolate in the freezer and then cut it into chunks when it has solidified. ( I recommend making a big batch and storing it in the freezer for whenever you need chocolate chips!)

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

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Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake 

Recently I decided to try out chocolate (no, not the kind with sugar, soy, and milk, but 100% chocolate/ 100% cocoa powder). Even though chocolate/cocoa is technically illegal on the SCD diet I have been on the diet for about 2.5 years, so now seemed like a good time (plus I was getting impatient!). My mom made me this cake for my birthday, and it was amazing!

This recipe came from an amazing new cookbook:  The Healthy Coconut Flour Cookbook

It is written by the writer of the blog Comfy Belly , which has so many amazing and healthy recipes!

SCD Honey Lemon Chicken

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SCD Honey Lemon Chicken

Ingredients:
  • 4 cornish hens (not the small baby hens)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 table spoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoon oregano
 
 Instructions:
  • preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
  • brush oil and honey all over the cornish hens. Add salt to taste.
  • Place chickens uncovered in oven for 30 minutes – should brown nicely.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven, squeeze lemon over the chicken, and add oregano.
  • Lower the oven temperature to 300 cover the chicken and cook for another hour and a half
  • Cut, serve, and enjoy!

SCD Coconut Macaroons

SCD Coconut Macaroons

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
3 egg whites
1/2 cup of honey

Instructions:

Whip the egg whites until stiff, then fold in the other ingredients. Drop spoonfuls of batter on a tray lined with parchment paper. Place in an oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Turmeric Ginger Lemonade

Turmeric Ginger Lemonade

This drink is an anti-inflammatory digestive aid, and a refreshing treat! Turmeric root can be hard to find. Whole foods carries it sometimes, otherwise, order it from amazon!

Ingredients:

  • Turmeric Root
  • Ginger Root
  • Honey
  • 1 quart of Boiling water
  • 1 Lemon 

Directions:

Slice and peel approximately two inches of turmeric and ginger root. Put in a 1 quart glass pitcher, pour boiling water over the roots, squeeze a full lemon into the drink, and add honey to taste. Can be enjoyed as a hot or cold drink. Enjoy!