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byKelly Bejelly

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One of the complaints I hear the most from people new to the grain-free lifestyle, is how to feed their family.  It’s pretty darn tough to get kids to give up their treats and  favorites from the past but thankfully Carrie Vitt’s new book “The Grain-Free Family Table” includes fun recipes like squash macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese and cookies.

However, when browsing through her beautiful cookbook, I was transfixed by her Zinger recipes.  How genius is stuffing apricots with jalapenos and wrapping them in bacon? You can see from my photo below that I didn’t use the toothpicks and it still worked wonderfully.

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Inside the Grain-Free Family Table  are a diverse range of recipes for everything from pie crust and homemade nut butter to Pork Carnitas Breakfast Crepe Tacos and Grain-Free Biscuits, Avocado with Mango-Shrimp Salsa, Roasted Garlic Alfredo with Chicken and Vegetables, and Cauliflower “Fried Rice.”

In addition to sources for healthy ingredients, time-saving ideas, health tips, and 100 easy grain-free recipes, there are also variations to create more restrictive Paleo or Primal recipes.

Don’t forget to grab your copy here!

Zingers + The Grain-Free Family Table

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Carrie Vitt – the grain-free kitchen table
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Ingredients

  • 20 dried apricots
  • 20 slices jarred jalapeno
  • 7 slices bacon cut into thirds
  • 20 strong toothpicks

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 and adjust the rack to the middle positions. Line a baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
  2. Using a pairing knife, cut a slice horizontally down an apricot. Cut almost but not all the way through, so that it will open like a book.
  3. Place a jalapeno slice inside te apricot, wrap the apricot in a piece of the cut bacon, secure it with a toothpick, and place it on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes. Using a pair of tongs, flip the zingers and bake for 10 minutes more, or until the bacon is golden brown. Serve immediately.

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10 Comments

  • Natalie
    November 25, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Thank you for the recipe! I have been trying to enter the cookbook giveaway, but the rafflecopter isn’t coming up.

      • Natalie
        November 26, 2014 at 5:34 am

        For some reason the link will not come up. It’s not there to click. I am using my IPad and tried on my computer too, but it’s doing the same thing. Just wanted to let you know. Thanks and thanks for the great blog!

        • November 28, 2014 at 8:32 am

          I changed the giveaway to the comments entry

  • Natalie
    November 26, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Wow! Never thought of using plantain chips or pork rinds as a grain free breading, but what a great idea. Thank you! Enjoying your blog and info. I am new to grain free living, but finding myself feeling so good, energetic and free from the brain fog. Things are looking up and so much clearer. Thank you.

  • Gina
    November 28, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    I actually didn’t know you could do grain free baking at all! So I’m pretty excited about that. Thanks for this giveaway!