Paleo Mayo

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{ homemade mayo } for those of you who don’t like mayo… You should give this a try! It’s seriously good and super easy to make!

Ingredients:

1 egg, room temperature

juice 1/2 lemon

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp dried mustard

1 c avocado oil

Directions:

In a mason jar add all ingredients. Place your immersion blender in your jar all the way to the bottom and mix together and your ingredients will start to thicken. Blend for about 2 minutes.

* I make my mayo in a mason jar so you can just pop on the lid and stick it in the fridge, less mess, less dishes and there you have it!

xo erin

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Grilled Shrimp & Warm Potato Salad

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Ingredients:

1 bag mini red potatoes, quartered

1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-in.(0.5 cm) thick diagonal slices

1 pkg freshwater shrimp (12)

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp garlic salt

Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette:

1/4 c olive oil

1 tbsp lemon juice

2 tsp grainy mustard

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat barbecue to medium-high heat. In a aluminum bbq dish pour in 3 cups cold water and add your potatoes. Cover with foil and seal edges. Place on barbecue and cook 25 to 30 minutes, until fork tender.
  2. While potatoes cook, make Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette by whisking together olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in parsley. Set aside.
  3. Remove potatoes from barbecue and carefully remove foil. Drain any remaining water. Keep grill heated.
  4. Toss potatoes with 2 tbsp (30 mL) of vinaigrette (reserve the rest). Cover and keep potatoes warm.
  5. Toss shrimp with the 1 tbsp olive oil and garlic salt. Grill shrimp 2 to 3 min. per side until pink and just cooked through. Grill zucchini for 2 min. per side, or until tender-crisp and grill-marked.
  6. Combine potatoes, shrimp and zucchini in large bowl. Toss with reserved vinaigrette.

Adapted from Jamie Oliver’s recipe.

Avocado Appi

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Ingredients:

Avocado

Balsamic vinegar

lemon juice

pink Himalayan sea salt

Directions:

1. Slice your avocado. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and sprinkle with sea salt.

* it tastes better if you let it sit a while to marinate..but if you are like me I am usually too impatient:)

xo erin

Pear Cranberry Gingersnap Crumble

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Adapted from Smitten Kitchen blog

Ingredients:

Crumble
1 cup oat flour
1/4 cup coconut sugar
3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
1 cup gingersnap crumbs (about 16 store bought cookies)
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon table salt
Pinch of white pepper, especially if your gingersnaps aren’t particularly snappish
1/2 cup  unsalted butter, melted and cooled

Filling
2 pounds (about 4 to 5) large ripe pears (I used Anjou) peeled, halved, cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
1 tablespoon (15 ml) lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Stir together the oat flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, gingersnap crumbs, ginger and salt. Stir in the melted butter until large crumbs form.
  3. In a 1 1/2 to 2 quart baking dish, mix the pears, cranberries, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk the sugar and cornstarch together then toss it with the fruit mixture in the pan.
  4. Sprinkle the gingersnap crumble over the fruit. Set the crumble on a foil-lined baking sheet (in a 2 quart dish, mine didn’t come close to bubbling over but I see no reason to risk it) and bake it for about 45 minutes, until the crumble is a shade darker and you see juices bubbling through the crumbs.

xo erin

Avocado Salsa

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My friend Tania makes the BEST Mexican food around! She is from Mexico, myself from Canada and we met at school in Utah and became the best of friends! She shared this recipe with me after eating it at her house and wanting to drink the bowl of it…. now I want it on everything!

Ingredients:

1 avocado

4 tomatillos

1/2 lemon, juiced

1 seranno pepper

1/3 c cilantro

1/4 onion

salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Add everything to a food processor and combine till smooth. Add a little bit of water if needed and salt and pepper to taste.

xo erin