Put veggies and beans in the bottom of the crock pot. Layer with meat, spices, and water.
Switch crock pot on low for 8 hours, or high for 4 hours… and that’s it! Easy as!
I like to serve with a little grated cheese and sour cream. Below… Scott served up our chili with Scott-sized cheese portions on top! But lets be serious… I didn’t complain!
Another clean recipe I just tried for fun last weekend was Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies. Now a disclaimer… they dont look quite like your normal chocolate chip cookie. And maybe they don’t taste quite like your normal chocolate chip cookie. But in the baking world, from a scale of Twinkie to Healthy, these probably score a solid 9. And maybe I’m open minded, but I actually think they’re pretty darn yummy!
Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe curtesy of The Bite Sized Baker, slightly modified
3 1/4 cup almond meal (those of you in the U.S. can get this at Trader Joe’s for cheap)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1 cup good quality dark chocolate chips
Combine almond meal, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl.
Melt coconut oil over the stove (or not, if you’re in a place that’s warm!) and combine with honey.
Add vanilla and eggs into coconut oil mixture.
Use an electric mixer to combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients.
Add chocolate chips.
Scoop out whatever your normal cookie sized cookies are. Mine were about 2 inches across (pictured below) yielded 30 cookies. I found flattening the cookies out before baking ensured that they cooked all the way through. Bake at 375 F (190 C) for 8-10 minutes.
So they look a little funny (seriously check out the link above for what professional ones look like… it got me to try the recipe!)… but they’ve got no gluten and no refined sugar! Guilt free chocolate chip cookies!? Well… almost!