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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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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Chunky Monkey Chia Pudding with Pure7 Chocolate

Chunky Monkey Chia Pudding + Pure7 Chocolate Amazingness

I’m going to be totally up front. I actually really hate the term “Chunky Monkey”. I don’t understand at all why the terms “chunky” and “monkey” apply to food…it doesn’t sound appealing at all. But, to be fair, it is an easily recognizable way to describe a food that has banana and peanut butter and possibly chocolate. And can you imagine how long the title of this post would be if I had to type all that out? So, this delicious breakfast/snack/treat is Chunky Monkey Chia Pudding.

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Homemade Apple Cider

Homemade Apple Cider

I’m a big fan of apple cider.

Growing up, the minute the temperatures outside dipped below freezing (which, in my neck of the woods, is sometimes October), my mom would deliberately set a big stockpot on the stove, fill it with jug after jug of apple cider, add further flavor with spices, and turn the burner on low, just enough so the cider was almost hot, so we kids could come inside from playing in the snow and enjoy a warming cup of cider as our frigid skin melted. The pot would stay on the stove, continually being refilled, until it was getting too warm for that sort of thing – usually when our subzero winter temps started creeping up to the 20s in February or March.

Once the kids were all moved out, the tradition got shortened, with a duration of while we were home for the holidays. Still, colder temperatures tend to awaken a craving for apple cider. Now that I live on my own and I’ve adopted a real food lifestyle, I wanted a different alternative to the apple cider sold in a jug (made from juice concentrate and additives). With a little bit of research and time in the kitchen, I made an apple cider that definitely satisfies this year’s cravings!

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Chia Energy Bars

Spiced Chocolate Chia Energy Bars

Sometimes I really just want chocolate. I mean, who doesn’t? People that don’t like chocolate, I guess. But those people are kind of weird and you should be a little suspicious of them.

The problem with chocolate, though, is that on its own it’s not super great for you or very filling. I’m not really one of those “oh, I’ll only have one bite of this dark chocolate bar and I’m good” kind of people. I’m not really a “I can’t help myself and I’m going to stuff my face with chocolate” person, either. Perhaps I just like experimenting too much, so I just throw cacao powder at things hoping it tastes good. Well, whatever the reason, I came up with these Spiced Chocolate Chia Energy Bars, and they were chocolatey and delicious enough to share with all of you!

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