I hadn't posted in a few days, as we spent Thursday in NYC, Friday was the aforementioned GF pizza night, and yesterday and today were obviously a little busy on the family front. Things have finally died down, though, and I wanted to share a couple of successes; in particular, I was pleased that these dishes both fit my lifestyle but also appealed to all of my family.
Food Renegade's Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites are utter perfection in their simplicity. Two total complimentary flavors, made even more delicious by the quick dunking in chili powder-spiked butter. I made the recipe as written, but when (not if) I make this again I think I would be a bit more generous with the seasoning.
Finally, I also served up a big Spinach-Apple Salad. The curry-spiked pecans were delicious. I made them as directed except for using powdered stevia for the sweetener. I also added some mushrooms to the salad, and they complimented the flavors nicely.
For dessert I became smitten by these Santa Hat Brownies. I realize there is not much Paleo about them, but I tweaked the recipe to selfishly suit myself but still have the cuteness for my kids and their cousins. For the brownie base I made the Fudgey Brownies from Health-Bent. I've made them before and LOVE them. You honestly cannot taste the almond butter and it's amazing how well they come together without grains.
I won't share the frosting recipe I made, as it's not remotely Paleo (but oh-so delicious...) The resulting Santa brownies were very cute, and I was able to have a nice dessert of brownie and strawberries.