Paleo Watermelon Cake

Paleo Watermelon Cake

This super cake uses REAL natural ingredients, no baking, no added sugar, and is ridiculously delicious. It’s bound to impress your guests and be a conversation starter – plus, it’s super healthy too!

Prep time: 15 mins                   Cook time: 5 mins               Servings: 6-8

Ingredients:

1 large seedless watermelon
2 cans full-fat coconut milk (left in the fridge for 6 hours or more)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. raw honey
1 cup sliced almonds or shredded coconut
Seasonal fresh fruit (for topping)

Equipment:

Cutting board
Kitchen/Chef knife
Measuring spoons
Measuring cups
2 medium mixing bowls
Hand Mixer
Paper Towels
Can opener
Medium-sized skillet
Stirring spoon

Directions:

TO MAKE THE COCONUT WHIPPED CREAM
1. Place the can of coconut milk in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours (or overnight). This will cause the cream to separate from the milk. The cream will be at the top of the can.
2. Open the can of coconut milk and scrape the cream into a medium-sized bowl. Hint: I always open the can from the bottom and pour the milk into a separate container before scraping the cream. You can use the saved milk for smoothies and other recipes.
3. Add the vanilla and raw honey to the mixture. Whip the cream with a hand mixer on medium speed and work your way up to high speed until the cream is fluffy, about 5 minutes (it will not be as fluffy as dairy whipped cream). Place the bowl of whipped cream in the fridge until ready to use.

TO MAKE THE TOASTED ALMONDS OR COCONUT:
1. Place a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat and let the pan get hot.
2. Add the sliced almonds or shredded coconut and toss in the pan until they are toasted and turn a light brown color. Remove from pan and set aside to cool.

TO ASSEMBLE
1. Remove the top and bottom from the watermelon and remove the rind from the middle section. You should be left with a cake-shaped piece of watermelon. Cut the watermelon “cake” into the number of wedges/slices you want. I recommend 6-8 slices, depending on the watermelon size. (See below for a visual of cutting the watermelon!). NOTE: You can leave the watermelon intact if you plan on traveling with it or do not want to cut it. Slicing a cake ahead of time makes it much easier to dip the edges into the icing and then into anything else you want to adhere to, such as the almonds or toasted coconut.
2. Pat the outside of the watermelon dry with paper towels (this is important because it will help the coconut whipped cream adhere better).
3. Dip the outside edge of each slice into the coconut whipped cream and then into the toasted almonds or coconut, and reassemble the wedges into the cake shape on a serving platter. Top with more whipped coconut cream and your favorite fresh fruit (I used blackberries, strawberries, and kiwi). Serve or store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

how to cut watermelon for cake

Original Recipe by Paleo Cupboard

Baobab, Bacon & Dill Potato Salad

Baobab, Bacon & Dill Potato Salad

Ingredients

2 lbs. baby golden potatoes
8 slices bacon
1 cup Mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. Baobab powder
2 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
1 large shallot, peeled & diced
2 Tbsp. chopped dill
Salt & pepper to taste

 

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Once boiling, add potatoes and cook 10 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Drain potatoes and let cool a few minutes. Once cool, cut into quarters.
  3. In a skillet of medium heat, add bacon and cook until browned. Remove and let cool. Chop the cooked bacon into pieces.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add mayonnaise and baobab powder. Mix well.
  5. Add potatoes and the remaining ingredients. Stir until well combined. Adjust seasonings as needed.
  6. Serve immediately or store in the fridge to serve cold.

Authentic Salsa “Caliente”

Authentic Salsa “Caliente” (or Not)

Jalapenos are rich in vitamins A and C and potassium. They also have carotene — an antioxidant that may help fight damage to your cells and folate, vitamin K, and B vitamins. Many of their health benefits come from capsaicin.

Ingredients

1-5 JALAPEÑO’S, DEPENDING ON THE SPICE LEVEL YOU DESIRE. 

BOIL JALAPEÑO’S IN WATER (5-10 MIN), REMOVE & CUT OFF STEMS. REMOVE SEEDS AND SLICE. (TIP: WEAR GLOVES. MOST OF THE HEAT IS IN THE SEEDS. AVOID TOUCHING ANYTHING, ESPECIALLY EYES, WHICH CAN CAUSE BURNING THAT CAN LAST SEVERAL HOURS)

WHITE ONION CHOPPED INTO LARGE CHUNKS, 

1 BUNCH OF CILANTRO FINELY CHOPPED

I CAN OF DICED TOMATOES (PREFERABLY MEXICAN STYLE)

2 MINCED GARLIC CLOVES OR 3/4 TABLESPOON OF MINCED / CRUSHED GARLIC

2 TSP SALT

2 TSP BLACK PEPPER

2 PINCHES OF MENUDO MIX- Simple Menudo Mix

2 parts oregano

2 parts onion flakes

1 part coriander seed

1 part ground cumin

1 part chili flakes

Directions

EMPTY CAN OF TOMATOES  and 1⁄2 CAN OF WATER INTO BLENDER.

ADD SALT, PEPPER, MENUDO MIX, ONIONS, GARLIC,  CILANTRO, AND JALAPEÑO’S.

BLEND.

POUR INTO A SERVING BOWL.

DON’T FORGET TORTILLA CHIPS FOR DIPPING, DELICIOSO!

Passion Flower Tea

Passion Flower Tea Recipe

As a tea, passion flower boasts a clean and amber-like color with a rich, savory, earthy flavor that is reminiscent of a broth.

Ingredients

1 tbsp. dried passionflower (about 2 grams) or a teabag
1 cup hot water
Honey, milk, or sweetener (optional)

Directions

Steep dried passionflower in hot water for 6-8 minutes. Steep for 10-15 minutes for a stronger tea and more potential benefits.
Strain or take the teabag out of water. Optional: Sweeten with a touch of honey.
Drink one cup of tea made with 1 tablespoon of dried passionflower per night for at least seven days to feel the effects.

GOLDEN MILK

Golden Milk Recipe

Use to reduce inflammation, boost your immune system, or get relief from a nagging cough. Turmeric golden milk is a pleasurable natural remedy. It is best to drink it about an hour before bedtime to feel the effects of the relaxing, soothing properties that Golden Milk offers.

Yields: 2 cups.

Ingredients

2 ½ cups unsweetened and full-fat almond or coconut milk

1 stick cinnamon or 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 ½ teaspoon Ubee Nutrition bulk Turmeric Curcumin

1-inch fresh ginger sliced or ½ teaspoon ground ginger

1 tablespoon coconut oil

Pinch of black pepper

1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey or more to taste

Instructions

Place milk, cinnamon stick, turmeric, ginger, coconut oil, and black pepper in a small saucepan.

Cook, frequently stirring, until warm. DO NOT BOIL. ( boiling diminishes the Turmeric effect)

Add your sweetener.

Sprinkle with ground cinnamon.

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