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    Fire Cider Blog — Paleo

    Fire Cider in the Kitchen - a trio of great picnic eats

    Fire Cider in the Kitchen - a trio of great picnic eats

    Our favorite Instagrammer is at it again! This time we've pulled together 3 recipes from @lilsipper that we think would be perfect dishes to share at your next picnic or barbecue.

    Cauliflower Ranch Dip

    Creamy, dairy-free, vegan ranch dip from @lilsipper on the Fire Cider Blog at FireCider.com

    This creamy dairy, sugar, & nut free paleo & keto friendly dip is made with cauliflower! 
    Ingredients:
    2 cups pureed cauliflower (steam then blend - no added water)
    2 Tbsp minced chives
    1 Tbsp Fire Cider
    3-4 Tbsp vegan / paleo mayo
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    1/2 tsp sea salt (or more to taste)
    1/2 tsp onion powder
    2 scoops Vital Proteins collagen peptides
    1 Tbsp additional minced chives
    Method:
    - Make sure cauliflower puree is cooled first.
    - Add all ingredients except 1 Tbsp minced chives to a blender and blend a few seconds to mix.
    - Transfer puree to a large bowl and with a spoon, fold in additional Tbsp of chives. Taste, and adjust spices to preference if needed.
    - Serve chilled with desired dipping foods! (It's also great as a sandwich spread and salad dressing!)

    Sweet and Spicy "Meat" Balls

    Spicy and sweet no-meat Meat Balls from @lilsipper on the Fire Cider Blog at FireCider.com

    These superfood balls using Flora Health fermented greens are packed with protein and you guys won't believe the HEALTHY "sweet and spicy" sauce! 

    "Meat" Ball Ingredients:
    1, 15 oz can black beans
    1, 15 oz can kidney beans
    2 scoops Flora Health Green Blend
    1 Tbsp Flora Health Beet Crystals
    1/2 cup raw almonds
    1/3 cup diced onion
    3 Tbsp tomato paste or ketchup
    1 Tbsp mustard
    - Drain and rinse beans and process everything in a food processor until
    it sticks together and forms into balls.
    Sauce Ingredients:
    1/2 cup apple juice
    1/3 cup fresh orange juice
    1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
    4 Tbsp Fire Cider
    2 Tbsp coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
    1/4 cup tahini
    1/4 tsp ground ginger
    1 Tbsp Vital Proteins grass-fed gelatin (green tub)

    Method:
    - In a sauce pan, heat all ingredients except gelatin on low heat, stirring frequently.
    - Once sauce ingredients are well mixed and tahini is "melted", let simmer until it thickens a bit, then (WHILE stirring) add gelatin until all is dissolved.
    - Remove sauce from heat and let cool (it will thicken even more).
    - Coat sauce in your superfood balls and serve in  butter lettuce cups or keep warm on low in a crockpot for large gatherings.

    Taco Pasta Skillet

    Easy and delicious skillet Taco Pasta from @lilsipper on the Fire Cider Blog at FireCider.com

    Don't be deceived! It may look like a lot, but all you have to do is throw it in a pot! Done!
    Ingredients:
    2 cups Explore Cuisine Chickpea Pasta
    1-2 cups pre-cooked (shredded) chicken (or ground turkey/beef or vegan alt.)
    1 1/2 cups organic tomato sauce
    2 cups Bare Bones Broth
    2 Tbsp natural taco seasoning
    1/4 cup Fire Cider
    1 large fresh tomato, diced
    1/2 cup diced onion
    Fresh cut corn from 1 ear
    1/4 cup sliced black olives
    Cilantro to garnish (optional)
    Method:
    - Soak the chickpea pasta in water a few hours (or you can cook them) and set aside.
    - In a large pot, add remaining ingredients and stir over medium heat until it begins to boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for flavors to "mingle".
    - The last few minutes of cooking, add pasta and cook just until pasta is warm and serve. It's also delicious cold!

    Fire Cider in the Kitchen - Buffalo Chickpeas

    Fire Cider in the Kitchen - Buffalo Chickpeas

    image and recipe credit: Bethany Ugarte

    I made these Buffalo Chickpeas last week and they are well worth it cuz the flavors in these little guys are bangin'.

    Ingredients:
    1, 15 oz. can organic chickpeas
    1 Tbsp Fire Cider (use our Unsweetened Fire Cider to keep these vegan friendly)
    1 tsp turmeric powder
    1 tsp cayenne pepper

    - Drain and rinse chickpeas the pat dry w/paper towel. TIP: put them in your air fryer/oven for 3 minutes @ 400 F to dry them!
    - Toss chickpeas with Fire Cider then add spices and toss again to coat.
    OPTIONS:
    - Roast in your air fryer or oven until desired crunchiness.
    - Eat immediately as a snack.
    - Add them to salads, pizza, soup, or even salsa!

    Fire Cider in the kitchen: Carrot Ketchup with Bethany from LilSipper!

    Carrot Ketchup from Lilsipper on the Fire Cider Blog

    Ketchup that's tomato free?! For all those avoiding nightshades, have a tomato allergy, or just want a healthy twist to the universally used, sugar loaded sauce, then try my CARROT KETCHUP for game day (and every day after! lol) It's the flippn' bomb!

    • Paleo
    • Gut friendly
    • Refined sugar free
    • Vegan option

    Makes about 4 cups
    Ingredients:
    2 cups chopped carrots
    1/2 cup chopped beets
    1 cup chopped apple (gala, honeycrisp, or any sweet type)
    1/4 - 1/2 cup chopped white onion
    4 Medjool dates
    1/2 cup Bare Bones Broth (vegans use water)
    1/2 cup Fire Cider (any flavor)
    2-3 tsp cinnamon
    1 tsp sea salt
    *Option to add cayenne powder to kick up the heat, but if using Fire Cider then it gives all the flavzzzzz!
    .
    - Steam carrots & beets until soft (about 5-10 minutes)
    - Add carrots, beets, apples, onions, and dates to a high speed blender (I used my      @vitamix) and blend until well mixed.
    - Add in remaining ingredients and blend again until smooth.
    - Transfer to a container and refrigerate to chill before serving.

     

    About Bethany (LilSipper)

    Bethany is the face behind the account @lilsipper on Instagram. She is dedicated to healthy eating and living a balanced life. She is also a yoga instructor and loves sharing her passion for health and fitness. Diets never work and always end…AKA fail. She was diagnosed with Gastropareses, which is, according to western medicine, an incurable illness that effects the digestive system. Through natural ways of healing through food and a pure, clean diet, she is currently reversing her illness! Her diet is free from gluten, peanuts, refined sugars, artificial sugar including stevia, and are, of course, full of nutritional value. She never counts calories, only nutrients! Follow Bethany at @lilsipper and @sipperfacts!