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Holiday Potluck and Cookie Exchange

  • Dec 16, 2012 · 3:00 PM
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We hope you've recovered from your Halloween celebrations, of which we were happy to celebrate with so many of you - healthy style!

I can't believe it's already time to start thinking about the holidays, but since I've had quite a few people ask me already - clearly it's time!

This event is for a paleo(ish) holiday celebration. Whereby we all bring traditional holidays foods, paleoized, and celebrate being healthy and happy together. Make sure the dish is simply grain, dairy, legume and refined-sugar free. If you use butter or cream, just let people know. If you use anything from a box or bottle, please check labels to make sure they're also compliant - soy sauce can sneak in easily! Please RSVP with what dish you're bringing so we are able to get a good variety!

Additionally, we are making this an optional "cookie exchange". That means for each person that signs up for the exchange, you make them a treat (cookies, candy, bars, brownies, tarts, etc). I think a dozen per person is more than enough - because if 8 people sign up that's a LOT of sweets (72!). The good news is, you can freeze them and have paleo(ish) treats all year long! It also gives you a reason to try new things! If you've got nut allergies, however, this might not be the best choice - since a lot of people will be using almond flour. The only rules on the treat exchange: grain, dairy, legume and refined-sugar free. Make sure you have info on where the recipe came from, so that someone who is gifted them in the exchange can make them again if they like them!

We'd be happy to have someone else host at their home - please let us know if you're willing! Otherwise, as usual our home is kid-friendly and families are welcome :) We'll cook a protein of some kind - and of course participate in the treat exchange.

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  • Amelia D.

    The dark chocolate cookies were so good, Fran! I took a few home and my husband loved them, too!

    December 19, 2012

  • Michelle O.

    Would people be willing to share all of their cookie recipes? I had to put a few things in the freezer so they did not get eaten all in one night.

    December 17, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      12 T coconut flour
      8 T lard (leaf lard!)
      8 T maple syrup
      2 eggs (farm fresh)
      2 t vanilla (home brewed from over a year ago!)
      1 t ground ginger
      1/2 t ground allspice
      1/2 t ground cloves
      1/2 t ground cinnamon
      A few grinds of whole nutmeg on my microplane
      4 pinches salt

      Preheat the oven to 365 degrees. I just mixed everything in a food processor, turned it out on a work surface, split it into 4 parts and then split those into 8 (half, then half of a half, etc). Roll each into a ball then place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and flatten. Bake for anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes until they get golden on the edges. Mine may have gone a little bit too long (too many chefs in the kitchen!). I also tried dipping them in some homemade chocolate (I was making almond butter cups) and they were pretty tasty that way too!

      December 17, 2012

    • Fran G.

      I enjoyed all the cookies :). Ours were from www.organicsoul.com, called gluten free dark chocolate cookies. (I subbed palm sugar for the sugar.)

      December 19, 2012

  • Sarah W.

    How many people are signed up for the cookie exchange? I need to get to baking, I think! :-)

    December 15, 2012

    • Stacy

      not sure how many, but we're making 3 dozen and hoping that's enough!

      1 · December 15, 2012

    • Stacy

      Sorry we missed you, emailed the address. Hopefully you got it!

      December 17, 2012

  • Michelle O.

    Wonderful

    1 · December 17, 2012

    • Stacy

      Your BBQ and truffles were great!

      December 17, 2012

    • Michelle O.

      Thanks! It is always fun going to parties where I dont have to ask about every single ingredient in the food :)

      1 · December 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had so much fun getting to know all of you, and my kids had a blast! It's so rare to have times where your kids get to have just as much fun as you. :)

    1 · December 16, 2012

    • Stacy

      Great seeing you again, awesome chili!

      December 17, 2012

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