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Slow Cooker Paleo Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving dinner staple, but no one wants to stand over a simmering pot for hours or just wants to eat something out of a can. Our slow cooker paleo cranberry sauce recipe is made with all fresh ingredients and is easy to boot. Slow cooker recipes are great for busy moms and wives who want fresh healthy meals but don’t have the time to slave over a hot stove or oven all day.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 lbs. fresh organic cranberries
  • 1 large organic orange – zest and juice
  • 2/3 to 3/4 cup, or to taste, organic honey (use concentrated fruit juice sweetener for vegan version)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cinnamon and clove to taste.

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse the cranberries, pat dry, and then place in slow cooker.
  2. Zest and juice 1 large orange. You can peel the zest or grate, whatever you’d prefer.
  3. Stir the honey and fresh orange juice together in a separate bowl. Then pour the mixture over the cranberries in the slow cooker.
  4. Cook on high for 2 ½ hours, stirring at least once an hour.
  5. Turn off slow cooker after 2½ hours, remove the lid and allow cranberry sauce to sit for at least 15 minutes to cool.
  6. Serve either hot or cold. Enjoy!
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Paleo Strawberry Jam Recipe (Sweetened with Honey)

Make some fresh homemade jam to enjoy on toast, coconut yogurt or a paleo scone. We know it can be hard to find a paleo jam or jelly in the grocery store so we put together an easy jam recipe. Our paleo strawberry jam recipe only has 4 ingredients with no cane sugar or artificial sweeteners.

INGREDIENTS (YIELDS 5 CUPS OF JAM):

  • 4 cups of chopped and mashed organic strawberries
  • 1 cup of Organic Honey (use concentrated fruit juice sweetener for vegan version)
  • 2 tsp pectin Pamona’s Pectin
  • 2 tsp calcium water Pamona’s Pectin 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Wash and rinse all jars, screw bands. Keep jars in a clean sink, covered with hot water. Add lids to a saucepan of hot water, keeping warm while making the jam.
  2. Prepare the strawberries. Wash and clean all fruit, removing hulls and stems. You can use frozen berries too, just make sure to let the berries thaw all the way. Chop and mash strawberries, putting in stock pot when done.
  3.  Add calcium water to strawberries, stir well.
  4.  Measure honey into a separate bowl. Mix pectin thoroughly into honey and set aside.
  5.  On the stove on high heat, bring strawberries to a rolling boil stirring constantly. Add honey and pectin, return mixture to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly (about 3-5 min cooking time). Remove strawberries from heat.
  6.  Fill jars to ¼ of the top. Wipe jar rims clean, screw on 2-piece lids. Process jars in a water bath canner with boiling water for 10 minutes. Remove jars from canner and allow to cool at room temperature. Check lids to ensure seal has taken.

Why try Sprouted Nuts and Seeds?

First of all, what are sprouted nuts and seeds? Sprouting is the process of soaking any seeds, grains, nuts or legumes in water for a period of time, allowing them to sprout and to germinate further enhancing the digestibility of the sprouted grains, nuts and seeds.

Facts about sprouted nuts & seeds
  • Sprouted nuts and seeds are easier to digest than raw nuts and seeds because the soaking process releases their enzyme inhibitors.
  • Sprouting allows your body to absorb the nutrients better..
  • When you sprout nuts it breaks down their phytic acid, which binds with minerals preventing absorption.
  • One of the biggest benefits of sprouting grains, beans, legumes, nuts, and seeds is to decrease the presence of all anti-nutrients. Anti-nutrients naturally occur in plant seeds and interfere with our ability to digest vitamins and minerals within the plants.
  • Raw nuts and especially raw seeds, contain moderate levels of phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors. Although all plants contain phytic acid in some levels – grains, legumes, nuts and seeds typically contain the highest levels.
  • Phytic acid is necessary for the plant, it helps safeguard the nut or seed until proper growing conditions are present and germination can occur naturally but it can cause potential health problems in humans. Some of the phytic acid will be broken down through the digestive process, but soaking those foods high in phytic acid helps with digestion and absorption of nutrients.
  • Sprouting seeds helps with digestion and nutrient availability and absorption, but may also reduce the amount of starch they contain and even boosts their nutritional value.

Sprouting nuts and seeds may be especially important for young children who lack the amount of the enzymes needed to break down plant foods.  If you have ever noticed undigested nuts, grains or seeds in a child’s stool? This is partially due to their inability to digest certain proteins and nutrients in these foods.

How to Sprout Nuts & Seeds

Soak raw nuts and/or seeds in a salt and water. Dehydrate in the oven on a low temperature. This helps to break down much of the phytic acid and helps to make the nutrients in the nuts and seeds more available.

Stop in and check out our selection of sprouted nuts and seeds!

7 paleo grilling necessities

7 Paleo Grilling Necessities

We’ve assembled our top 7 paleo grilling necessities to have this summer.  We love to enjoy a BBQ with friends and family during the summer time, but it can be hard to stick to your dietary restrictions while you’re around everyone else. We wanted to help, so we created a list of our favorite things to bring to a BBQ. The list includes paleo buns, bbq sauces, and seasonings that will be sure to add a paleo kick to your next get together and you’re guests won’t even know it is paleo.

Buns:

Paleo Hot Dog Buns: These are perfect to make your own hot dog creations. Just pickup or order a package of hot dog buns to take to your next BBQ – then you won’t have to feel left out.

Paleo Hamburger Buns: Make the perfect paleo hamburger bun and all by using our paleo white bread – no more protein style hamburgers unless you want one.

Sauces

Zesty BBQ Sauce: Our Paleo Zesty BBQ Sauce has a rich and bold flavor with the perfect blend of organic herbs and spices to accompany any meat and make your mouth water. This is the perfect addition to ribs, chicken, steak and more.

Spicy BBQ Sauce: Our Paleo Spicy BBQ Sauce with it’s bold, rich distinctive flavor and an extra added kick of jalapeño peppers is the perfect accompaniment for anything you’ll put on the grill.  This is the perfect addition if you like to add some spice to your BBQ.

Dry Rubs & Seasonings

Barbecue Dry Rub: Our paleo Barbecue Seasoning Dry Rub is the perfect dry rub addition to any type of meat you’re grilling this weekend. This seasoning is the go to in our kitchen for ribs, steak, chicken, and more.

Cilantro Lime Dry Rub: Our paleo Cilantro Lime Seasoning Dry Rub is the perfect seasoning for tacos, fajitas or carne asada. Our cilantro lime dry rub has the perfect balance of the two flavors, and adds a little something extra to your next fiesta.

Umami Dry Rub: Our paleo Umami Seasoning Dry Rub is the perfect seasoning to pair fish or chicken with stir fry or cauliflower fried rice.This seasoning has hints of onion, garlic, ginger, and lemon for a balanced Asian flavor.

7 paleo grilling necessities

  • Paleo Barbecue Sauce Spicy

    Spicy BBQ Sauce

    $7.99
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  • Paleo Zesty BBQ Sauce

    Zesty BBQ Sauce

    $7.99
    Add to cart
  • Paleo White Bread

    White Bread – 5 pack

    $9.99
    Add to cart
  • Paleo Hot Dog Buns

    Hot Dog Buns

    $9.99
    Add to cart
  • paleo barbecue seasoning dry rub

    Barbecue Dry Rub

    $10.99
    Add to cart
  • paleo cilantro lime seasoning dry rub

    Cilantro Lime Dry Rub

    $10.99
    Add to cart
  • Paleo Umami Seasoning Dry Rub

    Umami Dry Rub

    $10.99
    Add to cart