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Decadent Chocolate Mousse

Oh, what a decadent Paleo treat this is! Except it is made from all healthy ingredients and is gluten, dairy and processed sugar free. 

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Chocolate and cherries. A wonderful combination.

The mousse can also be used as part of a fancy dessert such as below where it is on top of a chocolate tart (see recipe in dessert section) and topped with a chocolate ball (see recipe section). The strawberries add so much colour to the dish and l topped it all with some finely sliced Loving Earth Organic Raw Chocolate.

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Strawberries and chocolate. What a combination!

In this picture l added the mousse to a berry pancake which was made using Buckwheat & Coconut flours, eggs, water, chia seeds and berries.

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Chocolate and berry pancake.

This mouse will last a few days and is better after it has set in the fridge and even better the next day, although a taste as soon as it is made is definitely advised as it is so delicious! 

The ingredients for the mousse are:

2 ripe avocados, peeled and stone removed

40g raw organic cacao powder (approximately 1 generous tablespoon)

2 tablespoons raw organic honey

85g medjool dates, pitted & soaked in warm water for 20 minutes, then drained (I usually can’t wait the 20 minutes and just give them a quick soak).

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 vanilla pod, split lengthways & seeds scraped (I often use organic vanilla essence-1/2 a teaspoon)

Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. That’s it. Now taste test!

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Pure chocolate mousse!

I have called this chocolate mousse extreme because for me this is an extreme taste sensation and indulgence. Living with food intolerances, sensitivities and a limited diet is a daily challenge and a dish like this can brighten up my whole world.

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Chicken Stir fry with Choy Sum and Kohlrabi

A stir fry is such an easy meal to make and this one uses ingredients which are quick to cook and full of flavour while being free of unnatural preservatives and additives.

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A lovely combination of ingredients

I used coconut amino sauce for the first time in this dish and it has a lovely flavour. It is a healthy alternative to soy sauce and is made from coconut nectar with only 3.6 grams of carbohydrate per 5ml serve and l probably used half of that in the dish.

A very fragrant sauce. 

I used organic chicken fillets which l sliced into small pieces and set aside while l prepared the vegetables.

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I try to buy organic when l can, but also use free range products.

The main part of the dish is preparing the vegetables and you can just use what you have in the fridge. Stir fries are so flexible. I used the following:

2 organic chicken fillets diced

1/3 kohlrabi peeled and finely sliced

1 carrot finely sliced

3 spring onion green tops finely sliced

3 whole bunches of choy sum finely sliced with the ends removed.

1/2 cup bone broth or stock (I used turkey bone broth)

The Choy Sum is really delicious with celery like crunchy ends and then more bitter tasting leaves.

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Give the Choy Sum a good wash, chop the ends off and discard before slicing.

I also hadn’t used Kohlrabi before but as it is a member of the Brassica family of vegetables l thought it would go nicely in a stir fry.

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I eat a lot of swede and turnip and found this similar to prepare and cook with.

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The remaining kohlrabi can be stored in the fridge to use in another meal.

Method:

Pre-heat your wok on a medium heat. Add a suitable oil such as coconut oil, sesame oil or extra virgin olive oil and brown the chicken. Add the kohlrabi and carrot and stir frequently until they start to soften. Add in the green veggies plus a few splashes of the Coconut Amino sauce and stock. Mix gently and cook until the greens have softened.

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I put the wok on the table and served it from there.

Serve into bowls and add seasoning to suit. I used pink rock salt and black pepper. I also added one tablespoon of cold pressed oil to increase the healthy fats.

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A very lovely dish filled with natural flavours.

All healthy chocolate mousse.

Oh, what a decadent Paleo treat this is! Except it is made from all healthy ingredients and is gluten, dairy and processed sugar free. 

2014-07-24 12.37.48

Chocolate and cherries. A wonderful combination.

The mousse can also be used as part of a fancy dessert such as below where it is on top of a chocolate tart (see recipe in dessert section) and topped with a chocolate ball (see recipe section). The strawberries add so much colour to the dish and l topped it all with some finely sliced Loving Earth Organic Raw Chocolate.

2014-07-03 07.46.49

Strawberries and chocolate. What a combination!

In this picture l added the mousse to a berry pancake which was made using Buckwheat & Coconut flours, eggs, water, chia seeds and berries.

2014-07-04 08.48.01

Chocolate and berry pancake.

This mouse will last a few days and is better after it has set in the fridge and even better the next day, although a taste as soon as it is made is definitely advised as it is so delicious! 

The ingredients for the mousse are:

2 ripe avocados, peeled and stone removed

40g raw organic cacao powder (approximately 1 generous tablespoon)

2 tablespoons raw organic honey

85g medjool dates, pitted & soaked in warm water for 20 minutes, then drained (I usually can’t wait the 20 minutes and just give them a quick soak).

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 vanilla pod, split lengthways & seeds scraped (I often use organic vanilla essence-1/2 a teaspoon)

Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. That’s it. Now taste test!

2014-07-02 16.54.36

Pure chocolate mousse!

I have called this chocolate mousse extreme because for me this is an extreme taste sensation and indulgence. Living with food intolerances, sensitivities and a limited diet is a daily challenge and a dish like this can brighten up my whole world.

If you have enjoyed this post please share with a friend. I am on Twitter at Holistic Paleo@carolynlgray and Instagram @Holistic_Paleo. Thanks Carolyn

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Coconut and cinnamon balls with Rainbow Superfood Blend

These tasty raw snacks have the most delicious sweet flavour and are packed with goodness. They are Paleo, gluten, dairy and processed sugar free and filled with nutritious ingredients. 

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Power packed snack.

These are the simplest balls to make and taste testing the mixture is part of the fun. You need a food processor to make these as there is quite a lot of blending required. The method is so simple with all ingredients placed into the food processor and blended until an even consistency.

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Just minutes to make with a food processor.

Ingredients:(everything organic if possible). This recipe makes approximately 12 balls. 

1 cup of raw activated nuts (l used almonds and brazil nuts)

3 tablespoons sesame seeds

2 tablespoons coconut flakes

1 teaspoon cinnamon

4 large medjool dates (seeds removed)

3 generous tablespoons coconut oil

1 level tablespoon of a superfood powder (I used Loving Earth Rainbow SuperFood blend)

Use a spoon to scoop a small amount of mixture out of the food processor and using your hands shape into a small ball. Cover in extra sesame seeds.

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Ready to be covered in sesame seeds.

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Looking good at this stage. A taste test here is highly appropriate.

Place the finished balls on a plate and place in the fridge for a couple of hours to firm up.

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A delightful Paleo snack.

As this mix makes a small quantity of balls you could keep them in the fridge for a few days and eat as desired. Alternatively you can freeze them especially if you are doubling the recipe. You can experiment with different types of superfood powders such as spirulina or acai berry or add some raw cacao for a chocolate flavour.

The Loving Earth Rainbow SuperFood Blend is in a 150g jar and cost me $45 from the health food shop. The ingredients are raw organic macqui, raw organic acai, wildcrafted gubinge, raw organic camu camu, organic spirulina and organic wheatgrass. I like adding it to raw recipes as heating it too much can impact the nutrient content.

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Beetroot and walnut cake!

A lovely cake which is Paleo friendly, gluten, dairy and processed sugar-free. Before this cake is cooked it is the loveliest pink colour which unfortunately disappears after it has been baked in the oven. 

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The end piece is always so crunchy and delicious!

Ingredients:

2 cups almond meal

1/4 cup organic coconut flour (no need to sift, just squash the lumps))

6 free range eggs (700g)

A generous 1/4 cup organic coconut oil (gently melted)

A generous 1/4 cup raw organic honey (gently melted)

1 teaspoon organic cinnamon

1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda (Bob’s Red Mill Aluminium free ).

One small fresh beetroot peeled and grated

1/2 cup raw activated walnuts chopped roughly (or just raw walnuts)

Extra whole walnuts for the top of the cake.

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Ready to be mixed

Place all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and gently combine with a spatula.

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The colour is lovely

Place the mixture in a greased and lined baking tin. Smooth the top with a spatula and then place the extra whole walnuts on top of the cake

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I greased my tin with coconut oil.

Bake in a 180 degree celsius oven until golden and quite firm.

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The cake will be golden and smell delicious

Remove the cake from the oven and run a knife around the edge of the cake to separate it from the tin. Turn the cake gently onto the cooling rack, remove the baking paper from the bottom and turn over.

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Let the cake cool and then sample a piece! I use a serrated knife to gently cut a piece.

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The cake is lovely eaten warm!

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Apple, cinnamon and almond pancakes-gluten, sugar and dairy free.

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These pancakes are a taste sensation for someone who has been on a very restricted diet. In my past life l used to love food that had a cinnamon and sugar flavour and would often purchase an apple and cinnamon muffin if eating out. In an attempt to move away from having only berry based pancakes l have created these delicious apple, cinnamon and almond pancakes, drizzled in organic maple syrup and extra flaked almonds. I blended the mix well so everything was combined, but this recipe would also be nice with some chunkier bits of apple and almond in it which can be achieved with a shorter blending time. I was able to make these pancakes a good size as the mix held together well. This mix makes quite a few and will keep for a day or so in the fridge.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup quinoa flakes

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/2 cup buckwheat flour

2 eggs

1/4 cup flaked almonds

1 heaped teaspoon cinnamon powder

1 small green apple chopped up with the skin on

2 cups of filtered water.

Method:

Place all ingredients in the blender with the wet ingredients going in first. Blend until you are happy with the mix.

Place half a teaspoon of organic coconut oil in the non-stick fry pan and place a few spoonfuls of mix into the pan and flatten slightly with the spoon as the mix is quite thick. Cook until quite brown before turning to help the pancake hold together, When cooked top with your favourite ingredients. I used organic maple syrup and extra flaked almonds. The smell in the kitchen as they are cooking is wonderful!

Chocolate cupcakes-gluten, processed sugar and dairy free

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When you are eating a very restricted diet it is important to have a few healthy treats. I really love chocolate and have created these lovely cupcakes that taste close to the unhealthy version but are so much better because they are filled with good quality and nutritious ingredients. It is important to remember that when replacing ingredients such as cane sugar and dairy milk that the recipe is going to taste different to what you are used to, but that doesn’t mean it is any less delicious. I don’t use a lot of stevia in my cooking and prefer to use raw organic honey but l have found that if l replace the sugar with an equivalent amount of honey that the recipe can be a bit gluggy, so l have used a combination of stevia and honey in this recipe. Stevia also has a strange after taste that can get a bit of getting used to, but l am o.k with it if it means l can have a chocolate cupcake. Buying the best quality stevia that you can is important and like any good quality product it is expensive. I can buy a one kilo bag of cane sugar for under $1 but l paid $20 for a 700g box of stevia. This cupcake recipe originally used 1 cup of sugar but l replaced it with two tablespoons of stevia and one tablespoon of honey, so the quanitities used are a lot less and therefore the stevia will last you quite a long time. A 500g jar of organic raw honey also costs around $10 a jar which is a lot more than regular honey, but l think the cost is worth it as once the honey has been processed it loses a lot of its goodness and has a higher glycaemic index. If you do want to use regular honey then try to buy organic, and l have seen these in local supermarkets recently and purchased a 1kg jar for $10 which l will use in my children’s pancakes.

In a bowl mix together sifted dry ingredients plus all other ingredients until well combined:

1 cup of flour (I used 1/2 cup organic buckwheat flour and 1/2 cup organic coconut flour)

2 teaspoons Bob’s Aluminium free Baking Powder (or gluten free baking powder)

3/4 cup of filtered water (use tap water if filtered water not available)

2 eggs

2 tablespoons granulated stevia

1 tablespoon organic raw honey (or normal honey)

3 tablespoons raw organic cocao powder (or cocoa powder)

3 tablespoons organic coconut oil gently melted on the stove in a saucepan (I don’t use the microwave anymore)

1 teaspoon organic vanilla essence (or regular vanilla essence)

Have a cup cake tray prepared with the 12 pans lined with paper patty pans. Place mix evenly using a spoon into the tray. Bake in a pre-heated 180 degree celsius oven until firm.

This recipe makes twelve small cupcakes and they are delicious eaten warm. They can be individually frozen and packed with your lunch as a snack. The cupcakes are quite small as these are a treat. If you want them larger then you could use a muffin tray and muffin patty pans and make less, or you could eat two cupcakes at a time. I think it is better to just eat one and have something extra with it such as a small handful of raw nuts. Enjoy!