Coconut Ghee Egg Spiced Chai Lattes


I’ve always loved coffee with cream. Going Paleo meant I had to ditch it and get used to the taste of black coffee. To be honest, I never could. Should I have stopped drinking coffee altogether at that point? Probably—but I didn’t. I soldiered on, so great was my addiction, and began experimenting instead. I tried Bulletproof Coffee, Egg Coffee, coconut oil, and different spices. The results were pretty good but it was just missing one key ingredient, which I couldn’t put my finger on. Thankfully I found it at AHS13 in Atlanta. The vendors at events like these are incredible. There was everything from tallow lip balm to kombucha starters—a veritable cornucopia of Paleo delights. One table that really caught my eye was the Pure Indian Food’s Ghee display. I’ve always loved and used ghee, but it’s hard to find good sources of it. Here, starring me in the face, was organic, grass-fed ghee—gallons of it. Not only that, there was coffee too, with a little sign saying “try some ghee in me!” And so I did. Deciding between the different types of ghee was difficult—they had cultured or plain, coconut mixed with ghee, and different flavors, including a … Continue reading

Homemade Coconut Milk, Coconut Cream and Coconut Butter


Coconut is amazing. You can turn it into flour, milk, oil or butter. You can drink the water. You can simply eat the coconut. You can buy it shredded or in cans. Most of us don’t think about how simple it is to make things ourselves and so we pay $14 for a jar of coconut butter or $2.50 for a can of coconut milk and resign ourselves to shelling out for it because it’s awesome. My kids have to take milk to school to fulfill some bullshit calcium requirement and since they’re dairy free, we’ve been sending them off with coconut milk. I’ve tried watering down canned coconut milk but it tastes…canned. I had started buying coconut milk “drink” in tetra paks, but at $2 each, it was getting expensive. Plus, one look at the “vitamins” on the side revealed that all the additives were artificial – even in the Trader Joe’s brand. I read a post on The Primal Parent about the damage that those artificial vitamins can do and how to make your own almond milk (which I did, and it was amazing but I can’t send the kids off to school with any type of nut … Continue reading

The Evolution of Coffee: Bacon Maple Lattes


I first heard about Bacon Maple Lattes on Anthony Bourdain’s travel show No Reservations. It was a show on San Francisco, where I am lucky enough to live. Apparently, the Pirate Cat Radio Station (now called Mutiny Radio due to legal issues) in the Mission District has been serving them for decades and they were so good Anthony Bourdain had to tell the world about it. Bacon? In coffee? Sign me the hell up. Bacon is one of my staple foods, being Paleo and all, and so is coffee. I figured the combination of the two would be heavenly. The only problem for me was the “maple” bit. At the time I was still having dairy in coffee, so the “latte” part didn’t faze me. Now I’m dairy free so having a latte is out of the question. The amount of sugar in maple syrup is insane, but I decided to have a treat – after all, it’s (fairly) natural; if primitive man came across maple syrup, you bet your ass he’d eat it. So off to Mutiny Radio we went. The Bacon Maple Latte was as good as I expected. It was coffee! It tasted like bacon! It even had … Continue reading