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Keto Paleo Mixed Berry Crumble
As you most likely already know, I am trying out a Paleo diet, more specifically Whole 30. With that said, I am also trying to somewhat keep to a keto diet, so this recipe is appropriate for both diets, just swap the honey with artificial sweetener, and it’s now Keto approved. Crumble is never the most photogenic food, but this is a very delicious dish, plus, it’s super easy to make.
Berries are a great option for Paleo as well as Keto, as they are low in carbs for a fruit, Blueberries and blackberries are also a great source of antioxidants. This dish also easily gives 8 desert servings, as it’s quite rich and filling given the nut and coconut flour used in the crumble.
- 1 cup of chopped strawberries
- 6 oz blueberries
- 6 oz of blackberries
- 1/2 C almond flour
- 1/4 C coconut flour
- 1/4 C unsweetened shredded coconut
- 4 tbsp honey, divided into 2-2 tbsp portions
- Alternatively, you can use 5 tbsp erythritol for a lower carb alternative
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil divided
- 2 tbsp water as needed
In a cast iron pan, 1 tbsp ghee or coconut oil over medium heat.
Add all the berries and 2 tbsp of honey and cook for 1-2 mins, until the berries start to “bleed” (ooze juices), but don’t overcook them into a mush.
Combine the almond flour, coconut flour, and coconut shreds. Add remaining honey/sweetener and 1 tbsp of oil, and mix until it creates a fine crumb. add water as needed.
Cover berries with your crumb mixture, and bake at 350 for 10 mins, then broil for a couple minutes until crust is golden brown.
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Freshly Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad
Caprese salad is the quintessential Italian dish. It screams the very definition of what Italian cuisine preaches, which is use the best ingredients while keeping it simple.
I do not eat tomatoes often, as they are quite carby, so when I do, I spend a little extra for the good ones. This is essential when making a salad that consists of really, 4 ingredients. Good mozzarella is also key. None of that low moisture, rubbery cheese will work. You want fresh mozzarella that when you cut into it, the inside oozes out all over your board. As far as basil, only fresh basil will do. I grow my own so I have a ready supply, as any good Italian should. And lastly, Olive oil. I buy Italian olive oil, but the Spanish make a great one as well. I try to stay away from Greek or Tunisian Olive oils, as I don’t find them to be as fruity. Wow. Could that paragraph sound anymore pretentious?
Traditionally, Caprese salad is slices of fresh tomato, mozzarella, and basil leave, layered on a plate and drizzled with olive oil, salt and pepper. its light, and refreshing and great for a summer lunch. This salad I served as a side to some delicious Garlic Crusted Pork Tenderloin Medallions.
- 2 Vine Tomatoes (very ripe)
- 2 oz fresh mozzarella
- 1 tbsp fresh basil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
To make this salad is painfully simple. Simply slice the tomato and place on a baking sheet (or in your air fryer like I did- turned out so good!) place in your oven at 350F for 10-15 minutes, or until the tomatoes have become soft, but not dried out. Once the tomatoes are to are moderately soft, remove from oven and layer with the cheese.
Make sure to salt and pepper to taste on each layer.
Chiffonade, or thinly shred, your basil leaves, and sprinkle over the top of your salad.
Then just drizzle with olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. If you’re really watching your carbs you can add only a small amount of the
balsamic vinegar, and mix it with red wine vinegar or even apple cider vinegar. Or, simply add more oil.
Balsamic is not traditionally used on a Caprese salad. That said, it’s become popular, and I feel the acidity from the bal
samic adds a great depth of flavor to the sweetness of the roasted tomatoes.