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Pear Clafoutis

Pear Clafoutis - dairy free and gluten free. guesswhoscooking.com
Clafoutis is a French baked fruit dessert, but is traditionally made with milk/cream, sugar, butter, and flour, which aren’t the healthiest ingredients. This recipe calls for only 2 tablespoons of added sugar and leaves out the other undesirable ingredients.

Pear Clafoutis

Serves 6-8
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 40 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
Clafoutis is a French baked fruit dessert, but is traditionally made with milk/cream, sugar, butter, and flour, which aren't the healthiest ingredients. This recipe calls for only 2 tablespoons of added sugar and leaves out the other undesirable ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 large bosc pears (unpeeled (but peel if you'd like))
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (drinkable kind)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour (you could probably use regular flour (whole wheat or white) if you'd like)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (such as turbinado)
  • 24 drops liquid stevia
  • 1 tablespoon pear brandy (I actually used amaretto vodka)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • coconut oil for greasing pan
  • cinnamon for garnish

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9" pie plate or cast iron skillet.
Step 2
In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients except pears and cinnamon until well combined (about 1 minute). Batter will be thin, like crepe batter.
Step 3
Cut pears into quarters, lengthwise, then remove the core. Slice pears lengthwise, and lay in the greased pan. Pour the batter over the pears and place in the oven. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown on top. Garnish with cinnamon.

Pear Clafoutis - dairy free and gluten free. guesswhoscooking.com

Pear Clafoutis - dairy free and gluten free. guesswhoscooking.com

Pear Clafoutis - dairy free and gluten free. guesswhoscooking.com

Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin

Coq Au Vin

Makes: 4 servings (1/2 breast each)

Time: 45 minutes

 

Ingredients

1/4 Cup Almond Meal

2 Bone-In Split Chicken Breasts (organic preferred)

1/2 tsp Salt (sea salt or Himalayan preferred)

1/2 tsp Pepper

2 Tsp Arrowroot Starch or non-GMO corn starch

1 Tbsp Coconut Oil

3 Large Carrots, Sliced Thin

1 Medium Yellow Onion, Sliced

1 Tbsp Fresh Rosemary, Chopped

2 1/4 Cups Low-Sodium Chicken Broth, Divided

1/2 Cup Red Wine

1 Tbsp Tomato Paste

 

Directions

1. Cut chicken breasts in half on the diagonal. Sprinkle salt and pepper over chicken. Dredge chicken in almond meal in a dish.

2. Whisk arrowroot starch with 1/4 cup chicken broth and set aside.

3. Heat 1 Tbsp coconut oil in large pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts and cook on each side until lightly browned on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

4. Add carrots, onions, and rosemary, and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.

5. Add chicken broth, wine, and tomato paste. Bring to a simmer and add chicken to pan, along with any juice on the plate.

6. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees, about 15-20 minutes.

7. Transfer chicken to a serving plate. Increase heat to medium-high. Stir arrowroot mixture and add to pan. Stir until sauce is thickened, about 1 minute. Pour sauce and vegetables over chicken and serve.