Been busy but I wanted to take a minute to add some new recipes. One of them comes from Judy in Cupertino who is doing great following the "Caveman" diet, or as much natural foods as she can. As a result she is feeling great! Here is her recipe for Paleo Banana Bread which has no processed foods:
Paleo Banana Bread
2 c almond Flour
1/4 t flaxseed meal
2 t cinnamon
1 t baking soda
1 t sale
4 small ripe bananas
1 T vanilla extract
Bake at 350 degrees in a greased loaf pan for 35 - 45 minutes (large pan 55 - 60 min)
Next, because we love Pizza but wanted to do Pizza in the healthiest way possible I took the time to create a great recipe to made pizza dough from Whole Wheat Flour. I make them, then roll then out into 10" circles and put them in the freezer. For a quick meal, I take one out put on the toppings and cook for 10 minutes at 425 degrees. So you can make this as healthy as you like and with the ingredients that you want.
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
3/4 c warm water (110 degrees)
1 - 2 TBS honey
2 Packets Rapid Rise Yeast
6 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/4 cup Olive Oil
3 TBS Pesto
1 tsp Salt
Stir honey into warm water and add yeast. Let yeast proof. It will get poofy
Put flour in mixer then add water mix gradually with mixer running. If the mixture seems too dry add more warm water, gradually until the mixtures holds together but is not sticky. Add olie oil, pesto and salt.
If you are lucky and have a dough hook attachment on your mixer, then knead for 6 - 8 minutes. Otherwise, sprinkle some flour one your counter and hand knead for 6 - 8 minutes. The dough should feel elastic when you pull at it. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with a kitchen towel and place in a warm spot to rise. If your kitchen is chilly, heat the oven to 200 degrees turn it off. Then place the bowl inside and close the door. It should take about an hour for it to rise to double or more.
Take it out and put on the counter and give it a couple of good punches. Depending on how large you want your pizzas to be, cut it into pieces. Eight pieces will make 8 - 10" round pizzas.
You can either stretch it out, or be lazy like me and use a rolling pin. Now you can layer it with parchment paper and freeze it until you want to use it.
When you want to make one, preheat the oven to 425 degrees, assembly your ingredients and then take the frozen pizza base out of the freezer. Top it with whatever you want. Be creative. I usually spread it lightly with some pesto mixed with a little prepared pizza sauce, put on some onons, peppers, ham, olives, grape tomatoes, parmesan and jack cheese.
Bake in a pre-heated 425 degree oven for not more than 10 minutes.
Next is a chicken recipe. First let me tell you, I am not a chicken fan, so it do whatever I can to disguise it. This recipe was born out of that.
Wishbone Italian Dressing
Large Chicken Breast
½ c chopped Sweet Onion
1/4 c chopped bell pepper
1 egg white
1 jar mariniated artichokes, drained
Marinate the Chicken Breast in the Italian Dressing for at least 2 hours. Use a food processor and chop the onion, the bell pepper and the artichokes. Put in a bowl and then chop the chicken, adding 1/4 c of the dressing. Add to the bowl. Mix together, then mix in the egg white and Parmesan Cheese.
Spoon the mixture into muffin tins, should make about 4 - 6. Bake at 375 degrees for ½ hour. Good alone or serve with mayonnaise. You can mix some of the dressing into the mayonnaise for an extra kick.
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