Happy Fall Folks!


It’s Festival Season and the Cavegirls are jumping in head first! We have several upcoming Festivals, Bazaars and Craft Fairs on our schedule and we hope to see you at many of them. 


First on the agenda is the Bothell Country Village Harvest Festival.  Stroll the grounds decorated with corn stalks and pumpkins while you enjoy unique craft booths featuring one-of-a-kind items made by local artisans. Paint a pumpkin! Pumpkins and paints are included. Also, face painting, pony rides, train rides and much more!The Eclectic Cloggers will be performing on Saturday in addition to other live entertainment throughout the weekend!


Bothell Country Village Harvest Festival

October 11th & 12th

11:00am to 5:00pm


Harvest Festival at Country Village


We will bring a selection of yummy treats to the festival including:


Pumpkin Muffins!

World Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies ;)

Chocolate Cupcakes

Lemon Muffins

Coconut Cupcakes

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins

Chocolate Chip Scones

and I might even get crazy and bring a few pecan pies!

 


Also, I’ll have copies of all 4 Northwest Cavegirls Cookbooks:

 

   


Bake

Sides, Salads and Starters

Breakfast

Entrees


And copies of our children’s books:

 

   


The Spy Who Quacked

The Case of the Pilfered Peanuts

The Duck Flew Over the Kookaburra’s Nest

Spirit Visions


Drop by, sample some yummy treats, listen to some live music, and browse the acres of cool stuff. I hope to see you all there!

 

Well, folks, you ask and we deliver! We’ve gotten requests for a book compiling our recipes into print and eBooks format; so, we’ve put together several full color books of our favorite recipes. All books are now available on Amazon and at our local Festival and Craft Show appearances. Get yours today!

 Our first book, The Northwest Cavegirls Bake, features cookie, cupcake, muffin, scone and pie recipes, many of which have never before been published and are exclusive to this book. We’ve included many colorful photographs of these tasty treats as well.  The Northwest Cavegirls Bake, is available in Kindle or Print formats from Amazon. If you have Amazon Prime, you can borrow the eBook for free, otherwise it is available for only $2.99; the print version is only $11!

 

Our second book, Sides, Salads and Starters, is available in Kindle format from Amazon for only $2.99 or the print version can be purchased for only $11 ! Get your copy of this full color book containing more than 40 tasty vegetable, salad and appetizer recipes today! 

 

Our third book, Breakfast, is available in Kindle ebook format from Amazon for only $2.99 or the print versioncan be purchased for only $11 ! Get your copy of this full color book containing more than 40 tasty pancake, waffle, muffin, “cereal” and smoothie recipes today! 

 

 
 

 

Our fourth and newest book, Entrees, is now available in Kindle eBook format from Amazon for only $2.99 or the print version can be purchased for only $11 ! Get your copy of this full color book containing more than 40 tasty meat, “pasta”, casserole and soup recipes today! 

 

As we continue to move forward, we hope to compile more books featuring topics such as “Freezer Meals”, “Snacks” “Kid Friendly Paleo Foods”, “Paleo Dinner Party Ideas”, “Paleo Meal Plans” and many more. What kind of book would you like to see us put together? Is there a topic you’re most interested in seeing published? Give us your ideas and we’ll go to work making them a reality for you.

 

We’re having such fun on this adventure and love sharing our journey and the things we’ve learned along the way. We hope you find it nearly as exciting as we do, and we hope you continue to let us know what we can do to make your Paleo lifestyle even more fulfilling.

 

Stay tuned to see what us crazy Cavegirls do next!

 

 

Hi folks! 


Summer has been gorgeous here in the Pacific Northwest and we’ve been keeping busy spending time with friends and family, enjoying the bounty of the garden, listening to the birds chirping, soaking in some Vitamin D and generally having a good time. We hope your summer has been just as nice as ours!

Celebrate Woodinville Logo-2014

Next Saturday, August 16th from noon to 6pm, Northwest Cavegirls will be hosting a booth at the Celebrate Woodinville Festival in downtown Woodinville, WA. Admission is Free, and there will be live bands, plenty of food to eat and wine to drink, lots of arts and craft items to browse, and best of all The Northwest Cavegirls  will be bringing lots of yummy treats including:


World Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies ;)

Chocolate Cupcakes

Lemon Muffins

Coconut Cupcakes

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins

Chocolate Chip Scones


Also, I’ll have copies of all 3 Northwest Cavegirls Cookbooks:

 

  


Bake

Sides, Salads and Starters

Breakfast


And copies of our children’s books:

 

   


The Spy Who Quacked

The Case of the Pilfered Peanuts

The Duck Flew Over the Kookaburra’s Nest

Spirit Visions


Drop by, sample some yummy treats, listen to some live music, and browse the acres of cool stuff. I hope to see you all there!

 

Good Morning Folks! Long time no see. :)


Lots of work has been going on over here, and it’s about time I updated you on some of it. First off, Northwest Cavegirls will be at the Punk Rock Flea Market on Saturday June 7th from noon – 10 pm at:


Underground Events Center

2407 1st Ave

Belltown Neighborhood

Seattle, Washington 98121

 


Admission is $1 and there will be live bands playing all day, plenty of food to eat, lots of interesting items to browse, and best of all The Northwest Cavegirls  will be bringing lots of yummy treats including:


World Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies ;)

Chocolate Cupcakes

Lemon Muffins

Coconut Cupcakes

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins

Chocolate Chip Scones

Blueberry Scones


Also, I’ll have copies of all 3 Northwest Cavegirls Cookbooks:

 

  


Bake

Sides, Salads and Starters

Breakfast


And copies of our children’s books:

 

   


The Spy Who Quacked

The Case of the Pilfered Peanuts

The Duck Flew Over the Kookaburra’s Nest

Spirit Visions


Drop by, sample some yummy treats, listen to some live music, and browse the acres of cool stuff. I hope to see you all there!

 

I’ve made several versions of Pecan Pie over the last several years. Before I ate paleo, I made my Mama’s Pecan Pie. Her version had a crispy layer of pecans on top with a thick gooey layer of syrupy goodness in the middle and a flaky crust on the bottom. That was my favorite pie for years and I was sad to give it up when I gave up grains and refined sugars.

A couple years ago I did some research and created a new version of pecan pie with a  nut crust and a center made from pecans, eggs and dried plums. This version was very tasty but not enough like Mama’s traditional pecan pie to make me feel like I was back in her kitchen.

So this year I decided to take another stab at remaking Mama’s Traditional Southern Pecan Pie without the grains and refined sugars. In this version, I went back to the original recipe and worked on substituting healthy ingredients for the not-so-good ones. I’m pretty happy with my usual nut crust, so I didn’t change that. The main bad ingredients were the sugar and corn syrup that make up the gooey layer in the middle. I decided to use maple syrup and molasses for the sweetener and then used some unflavored gelatin along with my eggs to give the middle layer some strength and help it become more gooey rather than runny. I’m pretty happy with the result, and the rest of the family agreed that it was pretty close to a traditional southern pecan pie.

You may be wondering if molasses is paleo. Here’s what thepaleolist.com has to say about it. 

Molasses comes from the sugarcane plant. It is made by boiling cane syrup a second time, and for the more common blackstrap molasses, by boiling this syrup a third time. That’s it. The problem with common table sugar lies in the refining process, which molasses doesn’t suffer from. Today’s regular white table sugar (pure sucrose) is completely void of natural nutrients and minerals, and concentrated to be much sweeter than anything cavemen would have found while gathering. So, fortunately for us, pure molasses contains all of those nutritive compounds lacking in table sugar, making it a source of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and copper. It’s just about as close to the source as possible, with a deeper and less concentrated flavor than cane syrup. The sources are right; molasses is the optimal primal sweetener!

 

 

Southern Pecan Pie Revisited

Crust

1 C Walnuts

1 1/4 C Pecans

1/4 C Coconut oil or melted butter

 

Filling 1 1/4 C Pecans – chopped

3/4 C Maple Syrup

3/4 C Unsulfured Molasses

1 T Vanilla

2 T Coconut oil – melted

4 Eggs

1 tsp. Cinnamon

1 T Unflavored Gelatin

1/4 C Warm water

In a food processor pulse all crust ingredients until well incorporated. Press mixture into a pie tin and bake at 350F for about 15 minutes.

 

In a small bowl mix gelatin and warm water until gelatin is dissolved. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix chopped pecans, maple syrup, molasses, vanilla, cinnamon and eggs. While stirring syrup mixture, drizzle in coconut oil. Keep stirring then drizzle in the water with gelatin. Pour combined mixture into crust and bake for about 30 minutes or until mixture doesn’t jiggle when you move the pan.

 

 

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