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:
- 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**
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
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!
No recipe needed! Just some fresh fruit and creativity! The photo speaks for itself!!
Tuna “Paleo Wrap”
This tuna wrap was made with “Paleo Wraps,” which are made entirely from coconut meat, and can be found on http://paleowrap.com or amazon.com! They make life so much easier as they are a good “on-the-go” meal, which is sometimes hard to find with the SCD diet!! There are so many different ways to eat these wraps, and they are also very tasty!!
SCD Coconut Macaroons
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
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
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!
- Turmeric Root
- Ginger Root
- 1 quart of Boiling water
- 1 Lemon
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!
SCD Mint Ice Cream
2 cups of almond milk
1 teaspoon of peppermint extract
1/4 cup of honey
Put all the ingredients in a blender, and then in an ice cream machine! Enjoy!
SCD Super Easy Jam
Berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc.)
Honey to taste
Put a little bit of water on the bottom of a pot, so the jam doesn’t burn. Boil the fruit on medium heat until it starts to look like jam (about 30 minutes). Add honey to taste. Put the jam into an immersion blender to make it smooth. Enjoy!!
This picture features my homemade strawberry-raspberry jam with melba toast that we bought from Digestive Wellness/Wellbee’s. They have a lot of really great SCD products!
We also use this jam to make strawberry yogurt. I love mixing it with yogurt and adding in granola for a quick breakfast!
SCD Easy Cauliflower Pizza
1 small head of cauliflower
SCD friendly marinara sauce
Grated white cheddar cheese
Cut up the cauliflower and put it into a food processor. Process until the cauliflower resembles rice. Put cauliflower in a nut milk bag, and squeeze out all the moisture. In a bowl, mix the cauliflower with one egg and salt. Line a pizza pan with parchment paper, and press the crust down on to the pan. Bake the pizza for about 20-30 minutes, or until it starts to brown on the edges. Cool down, add the sauce and cheese, and put back in the oven for an additional ten minutes. Add oregano, basil or any other spice. Enjoy!!