Well. I have been MIA for a while because I am in a flare, which in turn became five days of being bed bound sick as my immune system is down. It is very for me to post when I feel so crummy, the worst being the brain fog. Doesn’t mean I haven’t still been processing life, or eager to be in the kitchen. Which is probably what I miss the most. And as soon as I have a little bit of energy, there I am baking and cooking away.
One of the energy conservation tips I learned a while back, is that when this tired and not well, I really just go back to the basics in the kitchen. Now eating autoimmune paleo is very restrictive in a sense, so you might wonder exactly how much more basic can you get? For me, it means bone broth soup and this dish. Zucchini is a truly magical vegetable in my books. I can eat a whole squash in one sitting, just by spiralling it or slicing as I did here and sautéing in coconut oil. Add roast chicken and avocado and you have a healing meal right there.
Since going AIP, I’ve been wanting to adapt one of my favourite brownies…zucchini brownies. Mmm the zucchini adds some moisture and I get a certain kick out of knowing theres a hidden vegetable in my treat.
Try them out and let me know what you think.
*Note: These do have 1/3 c coconut sugar in them, but the recipe is very large. They actually only taste with a hint of sweetness, which is perfect for me. They are also not very “chocolatey” (caroby). If you want a stronger flavour, add an extra 1/4 c carob and 1/4c water.
- 1.5 c shredded zuchinni
- ¼ c applesauce
- ½ c. coconut butter
- ⅓c. water
- 2 gelatin eggs (made with ½c water)
- ½c +2tbsp coconut oil
- ½c carob powder
- 1c. coconut flour
- ½tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ⅓c coconut sugar
- ½c carob chips
- preheat oven to 350 deg oven
- add all ingredients except chips to food processor
- blend for a couple minutes
- add chips and pulse
- Scoop into two pre greased two loaf pans
- bake for 30 minutes
- Pull out of oven and press down. Cool on the counter and then in the fridge before cutting.
*this post is shared on Phoenix Helix AIP Roundtable