Sandwich Bread

Sliceable bread that holds up for a hefty sandwich and freezes well also.  

  • 4 T. almond flour
  • 0.25 c. flax seeds whole 
  • 8 T. coconut flour
  • 1 T. baking powder (gluten and aluminum free)
  • 1/2 t. pink salt
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 T. organic butter 
  • 1/2 c. boiling water
Grind flax seed in blender or food processor.  Add almond and coconut flours, baking powder, and salt.  Boil the water and melt the butter.  Add the boiling water to the Vitamix (blender) while blending on low speed.  Add the butter and eggs.  Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until thoroughly mixed.  Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until top is springy to touch.  Let completely cool before slicing and serving


Coconut flax bread

Gluten free, dairy free, grain free bread? I’m sure there are many more trendy labels for this humble loaf. Easy to make in the vitamix. Bring on the butter. Or coconut oil. Or guacamole. Sometimes all three. Who says I’m not ambitious?

Coconut flax bread:
 1/4 c whole organic flax seeds (I use brown)
 6 tablespoons organic coconut flour
 1 tsp pink salt
 1 tablespoon baking powder (I use bob red mill gluten free no aluminum)
 6 eggs, large
 2 tsp organic apple cider vinegar
 ~ 2/3 c boiling water

Spray oil on Pyrex. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For this bread I use the vitamix.
Add the whole flaxseeds first and blend on high until ground (a few seconds). Add salt, baking powder, and coconut flour. Blend until mixed (a few seconds).  Crack eggs in a separate bowl and set aside (I skipped this once in a rush and ground eggshells into the bread. Crunchy. Yucky). Add boiling water and then vinegar while mixing on low. Then add eggs. Cover top and turn speed to high. Blend about 1 minute until completely mixed. Pour into Pyrex and bake 1 hour or until firm and bouncy to touch.  Sliced thin makes 15 slices.

Coconut flax bread. In all it’s half eaten glory

Tastes much better than my pictures look. I’m not into food photography and food porn. I like quick easy and healthy food.  As a note my mother in law has made this with two less eggs and added ground pumpkin seeds with great results.


Organic Keto Meatloaf with mashed cauliflower and green beans

A comfort food meal on a chilly day the whole family will like. Well at least my picky boys (husband and toddler) like! A thank you to Mark Sisson at Marks Daily Apple for the base for this meal. We’re not all Keto, but we like variations on simple healthy food. The meatloaf uses my own version of tomato topping with stevia rather than ketchup or primal kitchen commercial sauces.

 2.5 lbs organic beef (85/15)
 3 eggs, large
 3 tablespoons organic coconut flour
 1.5 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce low sodium
 Pink salt, dash
 Black pepper, dash
 2 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder
 1 tablespoon dried parsley, 1 tsp dried oregano

 6 oz organic tomato paste
 ~1/2 c water
 1 tsp organic apple cider vinegar
Dried parsley dash
 4 packets organic stevia powder (I used NOW brand organic stevia)

Mix beef, Worcestershire sauce, eggs, coconut flour and spices. Mash until well blended. Press into oiled loaf pans or Pyrex. Mix tomato sauce topping until it is the consistency of ketchup. You can substitute organic ketchup or add blackstrap molasses or dates to your homade sauce. I only used stevia since I had extra packets on hand. Pour tomato sauce over meatloaf. Bake at 350 for 1.5-2 hours or until finished (our oven doesn’t work well so your cooking time may be much less than ours. Check after an hour). I cut thin slices so about 16 slices total.

Mashed cauliflower (my lazy way):
 10oz frozen organic riced cauliflower
 Pink salt and pepper to taste
 1 tablespoon organic butter
 Pinch dried parsley (or dried dill)
 ~ 2 tablespoons water to steam cauliflower (reserve liquid)
Makes 2 1/2 c servings

Steam cauliflower. Once very tender add butter (or buttery coconut oil if non dairy), salt, and pepper. Mash. I used the cooking water rather than cream or milk.

Greens beans are just steamed with olive oil.

I hope you enjoy. There are a lot of similar recipes out there. I don’t generally keep things like almond flour or specialty sauces on hand. Personally I’d just eat plain cooked beef and steamed cauliflower. The whole mashing and baking in shapes with sauces seems like too much effort to me. Food is fuel. But when feeding a toddler ....