Links I Love


2015/05/19 by nikkiledford

This one is a recipe edition because I made an epic amount of dishes today and none of them were my own (though I did make some adjustments… see below!) I love getting inspired by what other bloggers are doing and sharing the delicious love.

pork belly


Pomegranate Pork Belly from The Paleo Chef, Mary Shenouda

  • As a side I made a baby kale salad with thinly sliced bell pepper, green onion, parsley, and shredded carrot. Dressing was dijon mustard, honey, olive oil, one lemon juiced,  salt and pepper. This was a great pairing because it complimented the sweetness of the pork marinade but the mustard and lemon cut the fat of the belly.

Sunbutter Bars

Chocolate Pumpkin Sunbutter Treats from Juli Bauer at PaleOMG

  • I subbed tahini for sunbutter, maple syrup instead of honey, and canned sweet potato for pumpkin. No cloves or nutmeg. Just cinnamon and ginger.

zucchini breadPaleo Zucchini Bread from Danielle Walker at Against All Grain

  • sub maple syrup for honey.

Almond Flour Biscuits from The Spunky Coconut guest post on Against All Grain

  • I used regular almond meal and added a 1/4 c. of water to dampen it. I also used Lard like she recommends

2 thoughts on “Links I Love

  1. geoffledford says:

    you don’t love links. You love me.


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PUMPKIN FIG OATS //Caught some morning light on my morning bowl of goodness. I made this last week and it was so good (and loved by my child) that I made another batch! I don't know if it's the figs or golden raisins, the coconut milk or the collagen, or maybe it's the banana and the pumpkin that make this bowl of oats absolutely satisfying for a day of leading, teaching, cooking, sweating, loving, and seeking. 
#sometimesibreakfast #sometimesidont #glutenfreeoats #notpaleo #dairyfreeoats INGREDIENTS // one of my favorite activities is going out for coffee. For me, the sights, sounds, and smells of a coffee shop signal rest and I enter into a state of slowing down, more observing and less doing. Lately, I haven't been out to coffee too often because 1. It's expensive and 2. I don't tolerate dairy and I'm not much of a black coffee drinker so at most shops I'm limited to their dairy-free options. While it's nice to have nut milks available, I have discovered that all the other ingredients in these alternative drinks do NOT do my body any good. 
A solution to would be to bring my own homemade milk, but I don't always have some ready or I forget to put a bit in a small container (which then gives me the fun task of toting around a dirty jar in my car all day). These smaller bottles of almond milk are perfect for adding to my coffee when I'm out as most dairy-free milks come in huge cartons and are inconvenient for a coffee outing.  @popandbottle only uses basic, real food ingredients for their almond milk. They even sweeten it with a bit of date! 
I like to think that I always have a choice about what I put in my body. Sometimes I'll have to settle for black coffee, but if I plan a bit, I can still enjoy my coffee outings without ultimately compromising on what is best for me in the long run. SNACKS // kept it really simple today during meal prep. This is a tasty bowl of yams, banana, almond butter, and coconut flakes. FAST FOOD// Roasted all these veggies last night for a tasty quick lunch. Added a new find from Whole Foods. @goodlovinfoods lemon garlic dip. If you like bitchen sauce, you'll like this (!! bonus, they don't use any soy ingredients either !!)

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