Tag Archives: primal snacks

eggplant

16 Jan

I had a breakthrough this morning. I got really really excited about my dehydrator.  I was given this little machine a while ago by my man who is always so thoughtful and creative.  Honestly, I really didn’t think much of it other than it cost more than I thought it was worth. Well, I am starting to love it.

I have been loving eggplant lately, and it dawned on me that it might make a pretty darn good snack when made into chips. I thought I was being pretty innovative with this idea, but after two seconds on google, clearly this has been tried many times by plenty of people!!

Anyway, here is what I did.

preheat oven to 450 degrees.
1 eggplant, halved, sliced 1/8″ thick on a mandoline.
spray cookie sheet with olive oil using my misto.
lay slices flat on cookie sheets spray the tops of the slices with the olive oil.
sprinkle with sea salt, or other seasonings to taste.
and bake about 10 minutes.
transfer to the dehydrator, turn it on to 140 degrees for about 4-6 hours.

no dehydrator? flip the eggplant slices every 10 minutes until they reach the desired crispness. watch them carefully.

These would be wonderful paired with fresh guacamole.  Also, these are so much tastier, substantial, and more functional as actual chips than kale chips. Perhaps I just dont have a palate for kale, or I did not do it the right way, but kale chips are something I just dont get.  The swirl pattern of the seeds looked rather whimsical, I really think these are so pretty.

enjoy!
Leigh



paleo ‘granola’

12 Jan

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here is one of my all time favorite snacks to make.  this stuff is hard to not hoover the complete batch, but paired with coffee or an apple, it is really yummy.

Paleo “granola”

5 cups nuts and seeds (sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, pecans, sunflower seeds, etc; you can use whatever you want, but make sure you use at least 2 – 3 cups sliced almonds, as these take the place of what is normally oats)

1 cup banana chips (i kinda crush them down) -or- dried fruit of your choice (raisins, craisins, etc)

1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

1/3 cup honey

1/3 cup coconut oil

2 tsp vanilla

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp salt

Mix honey, oil, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer on the stove. Let it cool slightly.

Place the nuts, seeds, banana chips, and coconut in a large bowl.

Pour the cooled honey mixture over the top. Mix it around to get everything covered.

Spread mixture over greased baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes at 300 degrees.

Allow the pan to cool and then put the mixture into a bowl.

Store in airtight container

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