Homemade Sunflower Seed Butter | DoYouEvenPaleo.net

Homemade Sunflower Seed Butter

I’ve been meaning to post DIY basics like this homemade sunflower seed butter for a while…luckily for you, I’m finally seizing the opportunity.

I had an awesome idea for an upcoming recipe (now published!) that requires sunflower seed butter, but I was out. That’s not a problem for a well-stocked paleo kitchen (read: I have a nut & seed hoarding problem) so I just roasted up some raw sunflower seeds and made my own sunbutter! Now that my photography skills are gradually improving, I snapped some photos so I could confidently share the instructions with you.

Oh my gosh, it’s like I’m a legit food blogger or something. That’s the kind of thing food bloggers do, right? Take pretty pictures of food presented in a nearly-unattainable way. Wow, I almost just offended myself – but at least I can take a joke! Ha.

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Plantain Bacon and Kale Hash

Plantain, Bacon, and Kale Hash

What’s the ideal way to start your day?

Some might start a debate between pancakes and waffles (newsflash: there will never be a winner). Some might pine over a bowl of oatmeal. Some might dive into a monologue about the ideal muffin.

Wrong, wrong, wrong.

The best morning meal has got to be a good breakfast hash.*

*Note: this is based entirely on my own personal opinion. You can think whatever you want.

Well…a good breakfast hash and a strong cup of light roast coffee. This recipe for plantain, bacon, and kale hash will get you halfway there.

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Summer Beet Salad | DoYouEvenPaleo.net

Summer Beet Salad with Honey & Mint [Raw or Roasted]

Despite what many marketing emails would have you believe, autumn isn’t here yet. There’s still a bit of time to enjoy this minimalistic Summer Beet Salad before everything turns pumpkin-flavored!

Before we get to the recipe, I have to confess that I’ve been in a bit of a funk. A couple weekends ago I visited my best friend in Columbia, Missouri, and had a magical time. I hadn’t seen this special lady for almost a year, and each moment I got to spend with her was comforting and happy.

After four days, though, I had to return to my normal life. Now I feel like I’m experiencing best friend withdrawal (B.F.W for short). I sit around the apartment, not wanting to do anything because I just want to be back in Columbia.

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3-Ingredient Sweet Plantain Cake

3-Ingredient Sweet Plantain Cake

The plantain obsession is real.

I must sound like your friend who just joined CrossFit, because I won’t shut up about plantains lately.

After posting my highly successful plantain patty recipe (seriously, y’all love those patties as much as I do), I knew I needed to do more with plantains, so I came up with a coconut chapo plantain juice and this amazing 3-ingredient sweet plantain cake.

Only 3 ingredients, you ask? Yes, of course, because I’m all about making recipes as simplistic as possible!

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Coconut Chapo (Plantain) Juice | DoYouEvenPaleo.net

Coconut Chapo Plantain Juice

Plantains have quietly sneaked their way into the very top slot of my genuinely favorite foods. It’s a weird favorite food to have, but I talk about them with all of my friends and acquaintances who begrudgingly listen.

Most people either don’t know what they are or have had a lackluster experience, so I’m out to change that.

I have at least 2 in my pantry at any given time so I can whip up some plantain patties or tostones for dinner. But, as a recipe developer, I do need to try out new recipes, which led me to seek out traditional plantain recipes. I wasn’t sure what I’d find, but I stumbled on a smorgasbord of recipe ideas that I want to try! And one of them was chapo juice.

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