Posts Tagged: Paleo

Quest Bars (& Vitafiber): Recipe, Review

Quest bars: all the rage with many body-builders, paleo-happy types, & for many seeking low-carb solutions to cravings. For me, Quest bars seem OK. But just in a pinch. (Then again, I am in a pinch sometimes!)

I’d never heard of Vitafiber. Or Quest bars. I don’t run with the crowd that works out at the gym and buys muscle-building supplements! But I do get a lot of exercise, and hitch a ride on the Paleo bandwagon often enough, so Nolan’s interests and mine do intersect at points. Not to mention the frugal quality- saving money can be a driving force for me!

Chocolate Mousse, Easy Paleo

Chocolate Mousse, Easy Paleo

Whip the whole eggs until fluffy- easier than separating out the whites… Also, mix the cocoa powder into the honey 1st, which removes lumps. A plus: Honey fights allergies & infections- whoot!

Chocolate Fix (Easy to add to Smoothies- High-Octane Fuel!)

Update: I think Michael Pollan has made a great point, about how raw foods don’t always release as many nutrients as properly cooked foods (article here). So I toast my raw cacao nibs first, for 10-15 minutes in a 375 degree oven (and then 10 more minutes with the oven off), until darker-colored. They then…

Chocolate Mousse Cream: Paleo Style Dessert, & Low-Glycemic

Gelatin is a common ingredient in mousses, but some object to the flavor. This creamy dessert is held together using coconut oil instead, which firms up some when cooled. This mousse melts in your mouth! For an extra light dessert, chill a can of coconut cream; whip half of it and fold it into the…