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Thanksgiving Desserts

I was in ketosis for years to cure my auto immune disorder. Ketosis is binary, difficult and kinda boring for me as I'm highly sensitive to lectins and cow dairy. I do mostly a paleo regime now so there is far more freedom to mix it up

Here's a breakdown of the recipes I made over the Thanksgiving Holiday.

(I got most of these ingredients at Trader Joe's)


Pistachio, avocado, goat cheese, goat kefir, olive oil and honey ice cream:

6 oz raw pistachio

1 medium avocado

2 oz goat cheese

2 cups kefir

1/8 cup olive oil

1/8 cup honey

Tbs rosemary

Slight ground of black pepper

2 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup water

In a high speed food processor, start with the pistachio, water and kefir. Blend until really smooth, add the avocado, olive oil, honey, salt, vanilla and rosemary. Blend until smooth as possible. Place in the refrigerator to cool, then add to a prepped ice cream maker and churn until frozen. Mine took about 30 minutes then I popped in the freezer.

Note: This recipe needs some acid to balance it out. I was planning on pouring the pomegranate molasses, which is really tart and sweet, on top when I served it but you may want to consider adding something tart...traditional marmalade would be amazing or some kinda of cumquat jam. Even a balsamic glaze might be kinda good drizzled and toped with strawberries....


for the pecan sandies...

2 cups sweetened dried banana chips

I cup raw pecans

1 cup dates

2 scoops protein powder. I used a stevia sweetened, vanilla flavored

1 stick salted butter, softened

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp dried ginger

2 tsp salt

1 Tbs of chia seeds soaked in 1/4 cup of water

Preheat oven to 325. Start with the banana chips in a high speed food processor. Caution...wear ear plugs! It may not turn into a fine flour but that's ok just get it as fine as you possibly can. Add the raw pecans and blend until fine. The oil and moisture of the pecans will help reduce the chips. Add the dates and chia with water. Blend then add the ginger, salt, vanilla. Add the butter in one inch pieces until fully and incorporated. Hand form into inch and a half balls and place on a cookie sheet. Flatten each with a fork tongs and bake for apps 20 minutes. Makes about 2 dozen!

Oven Roasted Plantains

These are so satisfying for those of us that don't eat cake! The key is to start with really ripe YELLOW plantains.

Preheat oven to 300. Peel and slice Plantains in half. Chop up one piece of bacon, I used thick sliced so you may want to add another slice, and fry until crispy. Remove from heat. Add the plantains, pecans, sprinkle with warming spices, I used lots of cinnamon, a bit of clove, dusting of ginger and a grate of nutmeg. I generously sprinkled with salt then added about 3 tablespoons of good butter on top. Cover and roast for about 15 minutes then pour on about a 1/8 cup of either maple syrup or honey, a bit of vanilla extract, cover again and bake for another 15 minutes.


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