I love coffee…I don’t care if it has caffeine in it or not, because I drink it not to get caffeine but because I like how it tastes. In summer, one of my all time favourite drinks is Frappe Latte along with a cheesecake. I would probably jump off the Paleo wagon if I would be back in Vilnius and I could have “Coffee Inn” cheesecake. If you will ever be in Vilnius, eat this cake for me :))))
This is the only dessert that I really enjoyed eating in a restaurant (Most of the time I prefer home made desserts and don’t find restaurant desserts that amazing) and that I honestly miss. But, as Lithuania and Canada is separated by the ocean and 8 hours flight, my Paleo diet seems to be far from being in danger 🙂
However, I can still enjoy my frappe by replacing milk with coconut milk and adding some little extras 🙂 Even Keven got hooked up with this recipe (he doesn’t drink coffee at all) by adding couple of tsp of brown sugar to it 🙂
- Brewed coffee
- 1/3 coconut milk
- lots of cubes of ice (at least 10)
- 1 tsp of cacao
- 1 tsp of almond butter (optional for extra creaminess)
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
Put all ingredients into blender and process until well blended. Pour into tall glass and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Yesterday me and Keven were making dinners whenever which one was hungry, so we were not dining at the same time. He still is finishing our food that we had before switching to Paleo, therefore he had gnocchi with meat sauce. It does not happen that often that we don’t eat dinner together so I decided to use the opportunity and enjoy some seafood that Keven despises (clamps, scallops and octopus would never be his food choice). So, I just decided to have a quick dinner and threw into wok pan whatever I could find on hand. It came out really nice:
Melt 1 tsp of fat of your choice (I used ghee), add crushed garlic, fry for 1 min. until it starts smelling. Add seafood and fry for few minutes until water starts evaporating and seafood starts grilling. Add second tsp of fat. Add cauliflower and fry it a bit with seafood (cauliflower was the only ingredients that wasn’t frozen, therefore I put in first to fry). Add spinach and stir fry vegetable mix. Fry until veggies becomes soft, then add coconut milk and spices. Let the flavours mix and simmer for couple minutes. I also added the mint and parsley pesto because it is very fragrant.
I had to go to CF trainig today, but I was having sore throat, so I was a bit hesitant. And while waking up I startes hearing shores of rain, wind and snow knocking to my window. Radio turn on and they say that some schools are closed that wind is from 28mph. That’s it…I don’t know if I am gonna take myself out today as I work tomorrow as nanny and one of the girls who is 1.5 years old was having huge fever on thursday. So, I am just gonna stay at home warmly with camomille tea and my whole30 approved smoothie:
Coconut milk (1/2 can)
2 organic pasturized eggs
Water (to get desired consistence)
1 tsp of almond butter.
This amount was enough for two of us and I think it is a quickest way to have breakfast that would not include cooking:)
Have a great Monday!!!