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Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease 9×9 baking dish.
Chop almonds in food processor or by hand. Blend with almond flour, salt, and Swerve. Add melted butter and mix well.
Press into the baking dish and bake for about 20 minutes or until it starts to turn slightly brown around the edges and dry enough in the middle so it doesn’t slide around when the pan is tipped a bit. Allow to cool totally.
In a large bowl, blend the cream cheese until fluffy. In a separate, chilled bowl, whip the heavy cream until it forms peaks. Fold into the cream cheese. Spread into the baking dish over the cooled crust. Refrigerate until set, about an hour.
(For the gelatin layer, keep in mind that you are not following the instructions on the box.) In a large bowl, blend boiling water with the raspberry gelatin packets until dissolved. Add the frozen chopped cranberries and the frozen raspberries, and stir until thawed. Pour over the cream cheese layer and refrigerate until set.
Optionally, serve with extra whipped cream and almond slivers.
I love a good cheesecake! This cheesecake is fluffy and creamy with a delicious hazelnut crust. Sometimes, I use almond flour instead of hazelnut. You can also just use coconut flour (increase to 1 cup total) or have no crust at all!
3 bricks cream cheese, room temp
1/2 c. sour cream
1/3 c. heavy whipping cream
3 eggs, beaten
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. Confectioner’s Swerve (powdered erythritol)
1/2 c ground hazelnuts (or other nuts)
1/2 c. Coconut flour
3/4 stick melted butter
Blend hazelnuts and coconut flour. Add melted butter and incorporate. Press into a greased cheesecake pan or pie plate. Bake at 300 for about 10 minutes.
While the crust is baking, blend cream cheese, sour cream, and heavy cream. Add eggs, then vanilla and blend until incorporated. Add sweetener and blend.
When the crust is done, fill with the cream cheese mixture.
Bake at 300 for 45-60 minutes or until center is set. It usually cracks but if you’d like to use a hot water bath, that will help prevent it.
This is a family favorite, although a bit on the spicy side for the kids. It makes fantastic leftovers, too.
8 slices of boneless pork loin, preferably from pastured pork
1 organic red pepper, finely diced
2 T. coconut oil for pan, divided
? ground chorizo (I haven’t tried it yet, but I’d like to make this) (make sure it’s gluten-free, if you need to be GF)
1 c. cream, half-and-half or whole milk
1 c. Monterrey-Jack Cheese, finely shredded
1 c. cilantro, chopped
1 head cauliflower (or rice)
Melt 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a large skillet over high heat. Then, reduce heat to medium. Carefully, so as to not splatter hot oil on yourself, lay pork loin slices in the pan and cook until browned. Remove loin from the pan.
Melt 1 tablespoon coconut oil in pan over high heat. Then, reduce to medium. Add red pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until tender. Remove from the pan.
Over medium-high heat, add the Chorizo. Break it up with a spatula and stir until cooked.
Add red pepper back top the pan and stir to blend.
Add cream and whisk.
Once the cream is heated, add back in the pork loin pieces and reduce heat to medium-low.
Meanwhile, steam cauliflower florets about 15 minutes or until tender. Then, “rice” the cauliflower. I like to use a potato masher for this.
Serve 1-2 slices of pork per person topped with queso flameado sauce and cilantro on a bed of riced cauli or regular rice.
Toppings like pepperoni, olives, mushrooms, spinach – just don’t overload it
Another good combo is pesto for the sauce with mozzarella, chicken and Toma tomatoes
1. Line a mixing bowl with a tea towel.
2. Place the cauliflower on top of the tea towel in the bowl. Rice it finely with a potato masher or a fork.
3. Twist up the tea towel and squeeze the excess water out of the cauliflower.
4. Dump the cauliflower into the bowl. Add eggs, almond meal or coconut flour, spices, salt, and Parmesan to the bowl and blend well.
5. Evenly spread a thin layer of oil on a baking sheet. I use a perforated Demarle baking sheet (12″x17″) lined with a Silpat.
6. Press the cauliflower mixture onto the baking sheet in an even layer. Do not put toppings on yet.
7. Bake at 425 degrees F for about 15 minutes or until brown on the edges. This crust is best taken out just before it starts to get burned.
8. Top with sauce, cheese, toppings – don’t overload it! Bake until the cheese is golden brown, about 8 minutes.
9. Cool, cut, and enjoy!