Okay, if you read my post a few days ago, then you already know that I really liked Melissa’s first cookbook, Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat and you saw my photograph of two of her recipes, Moroccan Meatballs and Cauliflower Rice Pilaf. Her book is full of great recipes that are sugar free, wheat free, gluten free, grain free, and dairy free and she offers so many great tips to help you save time by working more efficiently in the kitchen and doing more prep in advance of meals and a busy week.
To read my review of Melissa’s book, Well Fed, click here.
To try one of Melissa’s delicious recipes, an easy to assemble dessert free of refined sweeteners, scroll down past the giveaway criteria.
Tis is the season of giving and I love giving gifts. Today I’m going to give you a chance to win a copy of Well Fed. It would make a great addition to any health conscious omnivorous cook’s book collection. You can keep it or give it to a friend if you win.
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Deadline: Midnight, Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 (Mountain Time).
Selection criteria: Random drawing
Note: Available only to U.S. residents.
The winner of the last drawing, for 3 packages of Pork Clouds (preservative-free, chicarrones fried in olive oil), was Nicole Thomas of Scottsdale, AZ. Yeah! Nicole’s been on a winning streak this year with a few wins under her apron.
This recipe for Peach Almond Crisp is from Melissa’s cookbook Well Fed: Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat. It was the winner of the Paleo Magazine award for Best Treat Recipe in 2012. Plus, it’s super yummy. Enjoy!
Peach Almond Crisp
Serves 4-6 | Prep 15 min | Cook 40 min
Warm, tender fruit nestled under a blanket of cinnamon-scented, crumbly topping is the very definition of summer desserts. In each bite of sun-kissed peaches, you can taste the warm rains, and dirt, and languid afternoons. Happily, this recipe works equally well with frozen fruit, so even in the depth of winter, you can recreate golden days so tasty, you will need a spoon. (NOTE: This recipe is not approved for Whole30-ing, but it’s a great way to celebrate after.)
1 pound peaches (2-3 medium), cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 4 cups)
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/3 cup almond flour or almond meal
4 dried dates, pitted (I like Medjools)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt (I suggest finely ground Celtic Sea Salt or Redmond RealSalt)
1 tablespoon coconut oil, chilled until solid, then diced
1/4 cup sliced almonds
You Know How You Could Do That?
Here are some other fruit and nut combinations that are just as, um, peachy as the peaches.
• 1/2 pound peaches + 1 pound pitted cherries + sliced almonds
• 1 pound pears + sliced almonds or chopped walnuts
• 1 pound apples + chopped pecans
• 2 pints raspberries/blackberries/blueberries + sliced almonds
• 2 mangoes + chopped macadamias
• 2 pints strawberries + chopped pecans