Quick Tip – Plan for the Holidays
There’s that word again! PLAN!
Before Thanksgiving comes next week, or any other holiday you will celebrate this season, you need to make a decision. What are you going to eat? Are you going to eat whatever? Are you going to eat within certain perameters. It doesn’t matter, the choice is absolutely yours. And no one will care if you reach for the dressing or regular pumpkin pie. But decide for yourself beforehand what you want.
I have decided that I am staying, not so much paleo, but more gluten, dairy, and sugar free. I’ll be making cornbread stuffing (keeps the gluten away), and a paleo apple pie recipe I got from Rochelle. Other than that I plan on lots of meat, pickles (a family thing), some kind of sweet potato something, and greens. There will be other treatsÂ and possible temptations. My friend is in charge of dessert for everyone else. But I feel good that deciding before what I want to do I can stick to what I think is best for me.
Do what’s best for you!
Rochelle’s Paleo Apple Pie Recipe
This apple pie recipe calls for 5 tart apples.Â Tart apples are not in season but others will taste yummy.
5 apples or about 8 cups of sliced apples
1/4 cup apple sauce
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 tblsp lemon juice
1 tblsp tapioca starch
2 cups chopped pecans, almonds and walnuts
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 cup coconut oil
In a large bowl soak apples in cold water and 1 tablespoon lemon juice for 10 minutes. Meanwhile prepare pie pan by coating with coconut oil and sprinkling with either nutmeal (almond meal) or tapioca starch to make it non-stick.Â
To make spice mixture; mix together apple sauce, cinnamon, nutmeg, sea salt, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and tapioca starch.
To make the topping combine nuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.Â Cut in coconut oil until crumbly.
Drain apples combine apples with spice mixture.Â Put into prepared pie pan then top with topping.
Bake in pre-heated oven for 50-60 minutes until apples are soft and tender and topping is brown.Â If topping browns before apples are cooked cover the top of the pie with tin foil.