Lemon Pound Cake

Lemon Pound Cake

This lemon pound cake is just as rich and lemony as the one you get at Starbucks! However, it is sans the flour, sugar, butter, or oil!  This clean eating and grain-free treat has the perfect balance of tart and sweet. It is a great dessert dish to bring to a family gathering, baby shower or potluck.

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Lemon Pound Cake
Diet Level:5
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Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
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Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl, and add the wet ingredients. Stir until combined.
  3. Pour into loaf pan.
  4. Bake 35-45 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. (Bake first 20 minutes covered with foil, then uncover and bake 20-25 minutes longer.)
Optional Frosting
  1. To make the optional frosting, mix ingredients for frosting and spread over loaf just before serving! (Leftovers can be stored in the fridge.)
Recipe Notes

Go HERE for a link to purchase Sweet Leaf Baking Stevia for this recipe. There are other brands available at HEB and Whole Foods.

Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt can be found at Whole Foods.

You can freeze slices of this cake and thaw out one slice at a time for a treat!

Cauliflower Potato Salad

Cauliflower Potato Salad

This cauliflower “Faux-tato” salad is yummy and perfect as a low-carb substitute for the higher-carb version. This classic, creamy, gluten-free side dish is absolutely delicious and just a touch tangy. Top it with a sprinkling of chopped chives for color.

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Cook Time 20 Minutes
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  1. Add cauliflower florets to a large pot with cold water and a big pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to medium and simmer until cauliflower is tender.
  2. Add all ingredients for the dressing in a jar with a tight fitting lid, then shake to combine and set aside.
  3. Drain cauliflower well, then add to a large bowl and drizzle on 1/2 the dressing. Stir to combine, then let cauliflower cool for 15 minutes before covering and refrigerating until well chilled, preferably overnight.
  4. Once cauliflower is completely chilled, drizzle on a bit more dressing then add eggs, mayonnaise (start with 1/2 cup then add more if needed), and salt to taste. Stir to combine, then refrigerate until ready to serve. Sprinkle with paprika before serving.
Recipe Notes

*Purchase Tip for Mayonnaise--Diet Levels 1-5: Primal Kitchen brand is sugar-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free. You can find it at Whole Foods Market or on Amazon.

You can also make your own mayo. HERE is a recipe for Fueled for GOD mayo.

Cashew Spread

Cashew Spread

This cashew “cheese” is really more of a spread.  You can add any aromatics or other flavorings to this basic recipe. Just pulse and add to taste. It is more the consistency of hummus or ricotta so it acts like a cream cheese spread that’s fantastic with chips, crackers, or veggie sticks, or slathered on sandwiches or wraps.

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Instructions
  1. Soak cashews for at least four hours.
  2. Drain the soaked cashews and rinse thoroughly.
  3. Throw the cashews into the food processor with the other ingredients (except the parsley) and pulse until you reach your desired consistency. Add more water as needed.
  4. Tweak lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and onion powder to taste.
  5. Transfer the cheese to a bowl, and stir through the parsley.
Recipe Notes

For different flavors, omit the parsley from the base recipe and add listed ingredients for each variation.

Herbed Cheese:
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh thyme
1 finely chopped green onion

Tomato Basil Cheese:
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
1 tsp tomato paste

Chive Cheese:
2 tbsps finely chopped chives

Chile Cheese:
2 tbsps chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 finely chopped green onions
1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
1 small green chile, ribbed, seeded, and minced or 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

Apple Crisp, No Bake

Apple Crisp, No Bake

This No Bake Apple Crisp recipe is gluten-free, healthy and easy to make! Eat it cold or warm it up.

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  1. Place 2 apples, raisins, 1 tsp. cinnamon and nutmeg in a food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Toss remaining chopped apples with lemon juice in a large bowl. Pour apple raisin puree over apples and mix well.
  3. Spoon mixture into a medium sized baking dish and set aside.
  4. Pulse walnuts, dates, 1 tsp. cinnamon and sea salt in a food processor until coarsely ground. Be careful not to over mix.
  5. Sprinkle mixture over apples and press down lightly with your hands.
  6. Serve immediately or let sit for a few hours for the flavor to marinate.
Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata

You can’t have too many chicken dishes to serve up to your family or guests. This is an easy one to prepare and goes very well with just a side salad.

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Diet Level:6
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Cook Time 30 Minutes
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Cook Time 30 Minutes
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  1. Cut the chicken breasts horizontally in half so you have two thin slices. Season with the sea salt and black pepper.
  2. Mix the almond and arrowroot flours together in medium sized bowl. Dredge the chicken breasts in the mixture and set aside on a cooling rack.
  3. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add about 4 tablespoons of cooking fat (bacon fat/lard or tallow). Add half of the chicken to the pan and cook for about 3 minutes on each side (or until browned). Remove the chicken and set aside.
  4. Add the garlic and onion to pan. Stir for 2 minutes and then add the lemon juice, chicken broth, capers and fresh parsley and stir to combine. Bring the sauce to a boil and allow to reduce for 3 minutes. Return the chicken to the pan and reduce heat to low.
  5. Cover and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Taste sauce and add additional sea salt and black pepper if needed.
  6. Place chicken on a serving platter, pour sauce over the chicken, garnish with additional parsley (optional) and serve.
Cashew Cheese

Cashew Cheese

I know, weird, right? But, since three out of the six Diet Levels don’t “do dairy,” why not try a little “Cashew Cheese?” We already use cashew creamer in our coffee!!

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  1. Soak, drain and rinse cashews.
  2. Place in a food processor, along with lemon juice, salt and black pepper.
  3. Pulse for about 1 minute to combine ingredients.
  4. Add water and process until completely smooth, about 2-4 minutes.
Recipe Notes

You may want to turn off the food processor and scrape down the cheese from the sides a couple of times. You will have to soak the cashews for at least 1 hour. You can soak them for up to 24 hours. The longer you soak them the more creamy they will become. If you don’t want to soak them for 24 hours, soaking them for an hour is totally sufficient.

Steamed Spinach with Lemon

Steamed Spinach with Lemon

Steamed spinach, cooked in mere minutes, is tossed with heart-healthy olive oil. This green is an excellent source of folate, which may protect against some cancers.

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Steamed Spinach with Lemon
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Diet Level 6: Clean Eating
Prep Time 5 Minutes
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Category Side Dish
Diet Level 6: Clean Eating
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
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  1. Fill a medium saucepan with 2 inches of water, and fit with a steamer insert. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add spinach. Reduce to a simmer. Cover, and steam until spinach has wilted, about 2 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl. Toss with oil, lemon juice, and salt. Garnish with lemon. Serve immediately.
Lemon-Tarragon Salmon Over Asparagus

Lemon-Tarragon Salmon Over Asparagus

Red onion, lemon, and tarragon come together as a tangy topping for salmon and asparagus. Delish!!

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Diet Level 6: Clean Eating
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
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Category Dinners, Lunches
Diet Level 6: Clean Eating
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut out four 12-by-17-inch pieces of parchment; fold each in half crosswise to form a crease, then open.
  2. Divide asparagus and radishes evenly among 4 parchment pieces, arranging mixture on 1 side of each crease. Lay 1 salmon fillet on top of each pile. Season each with 1/8 teaspoon salt and some pepper.
  3. Toss together onion, zest and juice, tarragon, 2 teaspoons oil, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; divide among salmon, spooning over tops. Fold parchment over ingredients; make overlapping pleats to seal.
  4. Bake on 2 baking sheets (2 packets per sheet) for 11 to 12 minutes for medium-rare or 13 minutes for medium. Unwrap; drizzle fillets with remaining 2 teaspoons oil.
Moroccan Carrot Salad

Moroccan Carrot Salad

Cumin and cayenne give this bright orange salad its bite. This is a great salad to take to dinner at a friend’s house because it is so healthy and looks just a tad fancier than other side dishes!

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread pistachios on a rimmed baking sheet; toast in oven until fragrant, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool; coarsely chop.
  2. In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook carrots until crisp-tender, 5 to 7 minutes, adding raisins during last minute of cooking. Drain in a colander; rinse under cold water until cool.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together lemon juice, garlic, cumin, paprika, cinnamon, and cayenne; season with salt and pepper. Whisking constantly, slowly add olive oil.
  4. Add carrots, pistachios, and cilantro to dressing; toss to combine.
Recipe Notes

Prepare this salad and store in the refrigerator, without the cilantro and pistachios, up to 2 days ahead.

Spinach Salad with Pomegranate and Avocado

Spinach Salad with Pomegranate and Avocado

The sunflower seeds and spinach in this unusual but delicious salad are top-notch sources of magnesium, which enables your body to create dopamine.

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Spinach Salad with Pomegranate and Avocado
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  1. Halve pomegranate lengthwise and seed. Working in a bowl of cold water, use your hands to separate seeds from membrane. Membrane will float to the top; discard. Scoop out pomegranate seeds and pat dry.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together 3 tablespoons lemon juice, mustard, and oil; season with salt and pepper. Toss spinach, sunflower seeds, and pomegranate seeds with dressing in bowl. Transfer to a serving platter.
  3. Halve avocado and remove pit. Scoop out flesh and thinly slice lengthwise; drizzle with remaining lemon juice. Transfer to plate and arrange salad on top. Serve immediately.
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