Paleo Super Nachos

What’s better than Nachos?? SUPER NACHOS!! Are the regular kind nacho friend anymore?! lol! Me too, me too! So I created this yummy recipe in partnership with my friends over at Vitacost.com They’re also grain-free, dairy-free & paleo friendly to boot! The perfect size to share with a big group of your loved ones!

I started with a base of Grain-free tortilla chips and then layered on all of my favorite things like, avocado, olives, peppers, taco meat, green onions, cilantro, dairy free nacho cheese sauce and a homemade dairy free sour cream for you to whip up when you make the recipe below!

I also have my preservative and additive free taco seasoning recipe below for you to enjoy. The recipe leaves you with a little extra seasoning to store in your pantry for future recipes. My seasoning is SO easy to blend together and definitely makes the taco meat something special! I served mine on my Lodge cast iron pizza pan but you could also use a large platter or sheet pan! I hope you try it out soon!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Vitacost. Thank you for supporting the companies that make Paleo Paparazzi possible! I only work with companies I’m passionate about & align with the mission of Paleo Paparazzi. As always, all thoughts are 100% my own.

Paleo Super Nachos

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. grass fed ground beef
  • 2-5 oz. pkgs. Siete tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 4 green onions, diced
  • 1-10 oz. container of dairy free cheese sauce, warmed up
  • 6 mini bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 jalepeno, thinly sliced
  • 1 large avocado, sliced or chopped
    Dairy Free Sour Cream:
  • 2 tbsp full fat coconut milk, scooped from the top
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • a pinch of salt
    Taco Seasoning Mix:
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp salt (adjust to your liking)
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients for the taco seasoning mix and set aside.
  2. in a small bowl combine all ingredients for dairy free sour cream and whisk together until it resembles sour cream, set aside.
  3. Add ground beef to a skillet with 2 tbsp. of the taco seasoning mix and cook over medium heat until crumbly and no longer pink, about 10 to 12 mins. Drain grease, cover to keep warm and set aside.
  4. Spread tortilla chips evenly on a large pan topping with taco meat, warm cheese sauce, olives, peppers, green onions, cilantro, sliced/chopped avocado, sour cream and any other toppings you enjoy.
  5. Serve immediately!
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Paleo Carrot Cake Cookies

I’ve been having serious cravings for carrot cake since like January but didn’t really want to make a whole cake, I know, I know, SO lazy right?! Ha Ha! I mean IT IS my job to get in the kitchen and create recipes but I  wanted to make something super quick that was also packed with all the great flavors of a traditional carrot cake. What was born are these delicious cookies that I just KNOW you will fall in love with!

I created these Paleo Carrot Cake Cookies with my friends over at Vitacost and made it easy peasy to grab all of the ingredients I used, just click on either of the previous links. The only ingredients I used that weren’t from there were the carrots and egg. I shop at Vitacost.com to make sure my pantry is always fully stocked! I usually stock up on things like coconut and almond flour, coconut milk, vanilla extract, salt, baking powder, etc…so I can make delicious meals and treats like this for my family.

I was SO happy with how great these cookies turned out and how much they really reminded me of my childhood favorite, Carrot Cake, without all the fuss! Originally I wanted to make a frosting to go on top, but they were just too good by themselves!! If you want to make a faux cream cheese frosting, you could use some Kitehill almond cream cheese and add in some maple syrup to up the yumminess level! I made them for Easter this year, and can’t wait tot share them with my friends and family. I hope you enjoy them too!

Paleo Carrot Cake Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cup superfine almond flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot flour
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened flake coconut
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp flax seed meal
  • 4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder (gluten & corn free)
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix together well.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk all wet ingredients together.
  3. Add wet ingredients into dry mixture and mix until fully incorporated.
  4. Fold shredded carrots and raisins into the dough.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, cover the bowl and chill in the fridge for 30 mins.
  6. After the dough has chilled, remove from the fridge and scoop with a cookie scoop or use hands to make 14 even sized dough balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake until done, about 12-14 mins. Let cool for a few mins. on the baking sheet
  8. before turning onto a wire rack to continue to cool.
  9. Remove cookies from wire rack and serve.
http://www.paleopaparazzi.com/2019/04/paleo-carrot-cake-cookies/

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Vitacost. Thank you for supporting the companies that make Paleo Paparazzi possible! I only work with companies I’m passionate about & align with the mission of Paleo Paparazzi. As always, all thoughts are 100% my own.