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Mango Popsicle Recipe for Zoku

It’s no secret that I love the Zoku Quick Pop Maker. It’s seriously an amazing way to make quick refined sugar free and dairy free desserts. The best part is you don’t need to wait overnight for the popsicles to be ready. Now that it’s starting to get warm I am using it so much more. And, this is my favorite recipe I have made so far. Maybe it’s cravings for the Mango Margarita I can’t have right now? They were delicious and super easy plus so fast thanks to the Zoku.

Mango Popsicles Gluten Free Paleo

Combine the following completely in a blender:
1/2 Fruit of 1 Mango
1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1/4 cup Honey

Zoku Time: 8 Minutes
Makes 4 Zoku Pops

Mano Popsicles Gluten Free Paleo 2

Mango Popsicles Paleo Gluten Free

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Book Your Bacon Flight Now {Gluten Free & Paleo Recipe}

This is really just inspiration disguised as a recipe. I want to inspire you to change up your bacon. This is super easy and so fun. Great for when you have guests. I love bacon. Like syrup loves pancakes. Seriously, i’m obsessed. So when I went to Palm Springs last year for a girl’s weekend, I was super excited to be offered a flight of bacon at Cheeky’s, one of my favorite breakfast spots ever. Wine flight, champaign flight, beer flight, and now bacon flight. This is most definitely my kind of flight. If you like bacon as much as me, check out this blog, Bacon Unwrapped.

How to make a bacon flight

You could literally put anything on bacon and it would taste good. All of the flavors I made were really good but my favorites were the rosemary and jalapeño. The flavors at Cheeky’s were applewood smoked, apple cinnamon, black pepper, Thai sweet chile, and jalapeño. I would also try pineapple, mango, red chili pepper, sundried tomatoes, wasabi powder, or beer. The options are endless.

Here is all you need to do:

1. Place bacon on a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
2. Sprinkle or rub whatever you want on the bacon.
3. Place cookie sheet into a cold oven, set the oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit, and set the timer for 20-25 minutes.

Mine was perfectly crispy and not burned at 20 minutes. I served the bacon with this awesome paleo pumpkin pancake recipe.

Thank you to Danielle of Against All Grain who posted the perfect bacon baking instructions on instagram.

Enjoy!

P.S. Here is a photo of what my flight looked like going into the oven.

How to make a bacon flight

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Not Your Mama’s Brussels Sprouts {Gluten Free}

I get a lot of inspiration from eating out. Last week I was in Denver for work and we had an amazing dinner at Panzano located downtown. Talk about gluten free heaven. They had a special gluten free menu, fresh baked gluten free bread, and the waiter completely understood what gluten free meant. And yes, I really did get to eat delicious fresh baked gluten free bread before dinner along with my coworkers rather than sitting there watching them all eat delicious looking bread in front of me like I always have to do nearly everywhere else when I go out to dinner. It was heavenly for sure. I appreciate restaurant experiences like that so much and highly recommend Panzano if you are traveling to Denver anytime soon whether you are gluten free or not. The food was awesome and they definitely set a high bar for what it means for a restaurant to be gluten free friendly. While we were there, we had an amazing appetizer – Brussels sprouts with pistachios, rosemary salt, sliced green apples and apple cider reduction. I know what you are thinking, brussels sprouts are disgusting, right? Wrong. They were so incredibly delicious I went to the grocery store on the way home from the airport to buy ingredients to try to make it. Seriously so delicious I had to have them immediately again. I forgot to buy pistachios so I used bacon instead and they were awesome.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20-25 minutes
Servings: 2

Here is what you need:
15 Brussels Sprouts
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Fresh or Dried Rosemary
1 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Slices Bacon, chopped and cooked until crispy
1 Green Apple Sliced Into Spears

Instructions:
1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees

2. Line a baking sheet with foil

3. Chop off the ends of the sprouts and tear off any leaves that don’t look good. Rinse thoroughly to remove any dirt.

4. Shred the sprouts with a knife or cuisinart so they look like this:

Not Your Mama's Brussels Sprouts

5. Add olive oil, rosemary, salt, and pepper to the sprouts and stir until mixed

6. Spread the sprouts on the baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes

7. While the sprouts are roasting, reduce the apple cider vinegar in a sauce pan over medium heat to 1/4 cup.

8. Toss sprouts and roast for another 12-15 minutes until edges are charred and you smell a bit of smoke. If they look done but don’t char, move the rack up and broil for a minute or until charred.

9. Toss sprouts, apples, bacon, and apple cider vinegar reduction together.

Enjoy!

Not Your Mama's Brussels Sprouts

Not Your Mama's Brussels Sprouts

Not Your Mama's Brussels Sprouts

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Spicy Strawberry Mango Mojito Salad Recipe {Gluten Free and Paleo}

I think I may have a problem. A salad problem. I hate regular salads with too much lettuce. So I am obsessed with making great salads with unusual ingredients. This recipe may look gourmet but is super duper easy and delicious. Oh, and paleo. And, of course gluten free. If you are as obsessed with salads as much as I am you will definitely love this recipe.

Spicy Strawberry Mango Mojito Salad Recipe-Delicious, Paleo, Gluten Free, and Easy

What you need:

1 Mango diced
1 Jalapeño diced
1 Pint Strawberries diced
Zest of 1 Lime
Juice of 2 Limes
2 Tbsp Fresh Mint chopped

Spicy Strawberry Mango Mojito Salad Recipe - Delicious, Paleo, Gluten Free, and Easy

Combine all ingredients

Spicy Strawberry Mango Mojito Salad Recipe - Delicious, Paleo, Gluten Free, and Easy

Enjoy!

Spicy Strawberry Mango Mojito Salad Recipe-Delicious, Paleo, Gluten Free, and Easy

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BBQ Bacon Wrapped Dates {Gluten Free and Paleo Recipe}

The first time I had bacon wrapped dates was at a restaurant I love in New York called Boqueria. They are a perfect combination of sweet and salty and are so good. I believe Boqueria fries theirs and adds cheese with the almonds, but I prefer to BBQ mine and skip the cheese to make them paleoish. Dried fruit has a lot of carbs and is not recommended for a paleo diet unless you’ve reached your desired leanness. These are certainly a delicious treat and make a great appetizer especially for entertaining or a cheat day. If you don’t have a BBQ, get one. It is seriously the best way to cook and a great excuse for eating outdoors. Otherwise you can also bake these in a toaster oven or oven.

Ingredients:
Dates Pitted
Almonds or Pistachios
Bacon – cut into thirds
Toothpicks

Here is how you make them:

1. Insert almonds or pistachios into dates
2. Wrap with bacon thirds
3. Secure with toothpick
4. BBQ on medium for 4-6 minutes rotating or until bacon is fully cooked

To bake, preheat over to 450 degrees and bake for 18 minutes rotating halfway through.

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Dates

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Dates

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Dates

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BBQ Bacon Wrapped Dates

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Cherry Chocolate Popsicle Recipe For Zoku

This is one of my favorite Zoku Popsicle Maker recipes perfect for cherry season. And, it’s a much healthier version of Ben N Jerry’s Cherry Garcia. I love making gluten free and paleo desserts with the Zoku and this recipe is one of the best i’ve made.

Ingredients:
1.5 cups almond milk
1T unsweetened cocoa powder
3T agave nectar or honey
Chopped pieces of fresh cherries (seeds removed)

Blend 1st 3 ingredients
Place zoku sticks inside zoku
Fill zoku with cherry pieces
Fill with blended ingredients

Zoku time: 8-10 mins in freezer

Cherry Chocolate Popsicle Recipe for Zoku Gluten free Paleo Dairy Free Sugar Free and Delicious

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