Legit Whipped Mashed Potatoes | DoYouEvenPaleo.net

Legit Whipped Mashed Potatoes

My beloved man spouse is celebrating his 29th birthday today! I thought we’d celebrate on the blog with his favorite food: Legit Whipped Mashed Potatoes.

After I met my now-husband Tjay, I figured out pretty quickly that he adored mashed potatoes. When his birthday rolled around, I sweetly offered to make him his favorite dessert. He shrugged off the notion entirely, claiming “I’d rather have steak and mashed potatoes.”

I’m no stranger to mashed potato lovers. Tjay happens to share a birthday with my dad, a fellow mashed potato aficionado. (Yes, the amount of similarities between my father and my husband freak me out.)

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Plantain Tortillas | DoYouEvenPaleo.net

Plantain Tortillas (Two Ways)

Add Plantain Tortillas to the long list of overdue recipes here at Do You Even Paleo.

Since I first tried plantains, I’ve professed how much I love them. I’ve made plantain patties, plantain muffins, plantain cake, plantain beef bowls, and more. These starchy veggies are so incredibly versatile…it’s hard not to love them.

I’ve made plantain tortillas numerous times over the past few years, and I finally took the time to write down my favorite ways to make them. Both of these methods do take a little prep time, but tacos with these tortillas are so freaking good…you won’t regret it!

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Chocolate Hazelnut Tart | DoYouEvenPaleo.net

Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

Chocolate and hazelnut are a match made in heaven. This gluten free chocolate hazelnut tart marries the two perfectly.

Admission: this no-bake tart is my last dessert for a while. I’m all sweetenered out! I really went down the rabbit hole of sweets, creating my dark chocolate pots de crème with marshmallow crème, then maca hot chocolate, then maple pecan bars, and finally this treat.

I’ll be back to nourishing whole foods for the foreseeable future. After all, one can’t live off of tarts and custards alone (and I never intended for this blog to be solely desserts)!

If we’re going to wave goodbye to desserts for a bit, this chocolate hazelnut tart is an epic send-off. A basic, press-in mixture makes up the crust like I’ve used in the past for my mocha avocado cream pie. Then you pour in creamy hazelnut butter (which you can buy pre-made or make at home). Finally, top the whole thing off with a thick layer of silky chocolate ganache.

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Maple Pecan Bars | DoYouEvenPaleo.net

Maple Pecan Bars

I’ve been posting a lot of chocolate treats lately, so it’s about time for a cocoa-free treat. Enter: Maple Pecan Bars. Gooey, sweet, and rustic, these simple little bars make a great dessert year-round.

My favorite type of pie is definitely pecan. It’s my top choice every year for Thanksgiving or Christmas. These maple pecan bars remind me of a rich pecan pie, but with a thinner gooey center. And even though I’m debuting these bars around Valentine’s Day, I could certainly see myself making these for Thanksgiving.

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