Paleo Banana Bread

Paleo Banana Bread

Last weekend, I was invited to a holiday party at CrossFit Headway, a local CrossFit gym that I belong to. The invitation stated that the party was a potluck hors d’oeuvres party and that all guests were encouraged to make dishes that followed the Paleo diet. For those of you who are not familiar with the Paleo diet, it is a diet free of grains, dairy, gluten, soy, and legumes. You might be thinking to yourself, “How can I possibly enjoy delicious foods, especially holiday treats, if I’m following such a limiting diet?” The truth is, the Paleo diet isn’t limiting what you can eat at all. You simply need to re-think the ingredients you use and you can almost always modify your favorite dishes to be Paleo friendly.
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Thanksgiving Recipe Series #5- The Turkey

In the Bensalem Comfort Thanksgiving Recipe Series we’ve shared some great recipes for appetizers, soup, salad, side dishes and desserts.  Now it’s time for the big guns, the star of the show, and the centerpiece of the dinner table.  That’s right folks; it’s finally time to talk turkey.  I’ve decided to share two recipes with you today for your Thanksgiving turkey.  One is very traditional and the other one will bring something a little bit different to your dinner table.  Both are certainly delicious and sure to be the star of the show.

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10 Ways to Cook A Turkey

Are you tired of the same old Thanksgiving turkey year after year?  Does your Thanksgiving usually include a turkey cooking catastrophe?  Does that poor, dried out and tasteless bird sit on your table quietly mocking you for having lost the battle with it once again?  Have no fear!  I’ve compiled a list of ten delicious ways to turn your turkey into the centerpiece of your dinner table.  And get this; some of the cooking methods are actually easy!  So don’t let that turkey intimidate you this year.  Approach it with a new cooking method, a fresh mindset and show that turkey who’s boss!

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Thanksgiving Recipe Series #4- Desserts

Hello there everyone! Welcome back to Bensalem Comfort’s Thanksgiving Recipe Series! Today’s post is all about desserts.  Yum!  I don’t know about you, but dessert is my favorite part of any meal.  I especially love the many fall flavors that are featured in Thanksgiving desserts such as pumpkin, apples and the spicy aromas of cinnamon and cloves.  As much as I love a good pie, I’ve decided to share some different recipes with you today.  Pumpkin roll with toffee cream filling and caramel sauce is sure to impress all of your guests and is an amazingly rich and decadent dessert.  If you’re looking for a somewhat healthier option, give apple-spiced caramel-dipped doughnuts a try.
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Thanksgiving Recipe Series #3- Side Dishes

Today’s blog in Bensalem Comfort’s Thanksgiving Recipe Series is all about side dishes.  Sometimes Thanksgiving side dishes steal the show from the turkey itself!  We all love our casseroles and sweet potatoes, cornbread and cranberry sauce, but sometimes it’s nice to try something new.  To mix things up a bit, I’ve decided to post two side dishes that are a little different from the traditional Thanksgiving fixings.


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Thanksgiving Recipe Series #2- Soup & Salad

Welcome to part two of Bensalem Comfort’s Thanksgiving Recipe Series!  Part one featured two delicious appetizers to keep your guest’s bellies from grumbling while waiting for the turkey.  If you missed the recipes, be sure to refer to my November 12th blog post.

Today I’m going to share a cozy and comforting butternut squash soup with fontina cheese crostini and a pear and pomegranate salad with a warm dressing.  Either one of these dishes is sure to be a hit on your Thanksgiving table so give them a try!

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Thanksgiving Recipe Series #1- Appetizers

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and since this holiday is all about the food, I’m going to provide you with a complete recipe series from appetizers to desserts that is sure to please everyone in your family.  Whether you’re hosting dinner at your house or you’ve been asked to bring a dish over to someone else’s home, you’re sure to find something in this blog series that will work for you.  Be sure to check out BensalemComfort.com up until Thanksgiving to collect all of the recipes.  And who knows, you might even cook up a new family favorite.

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