We are full-blown into football season, and football = food, amiright? So guess what I have for your today? A fantastic collaboration between myself, Stacy & Matt from Paleo Parents, and Nicole from Merit + Fork.
Stacy and Nicole are lucky enough to live near each other and get together often to enjoy food and fun times. They recently had a potluck and Nicole was sweet enough to make my cornbread recipe. After rave reviews from Stacy’s adorable boys, Stacy got the 3 of us together to join forces to bring you a menu perfect for tailgating right from your living room.
For our main course, Matt is making a delicious nightshade-free AIP Pumpkin Chocolate Chili. You guys, chili with chocolate! It’s not sweet like you might be thinking, but a savory perfect deliciousness. I’m not even on the AIP and I want this chili.
So first of all, this chili is nightshade-free. The are no peppers of any kind and thus don’t expect it to be spicy, it’s not intended to be spicy. However, despite the pumpkin and chocolate, it’s not sweet either. It’s a perfect savory bite, warming from the inside with a rich spice blend, that we know you’ll love.
Next up, Nicole‘s mouthwatering Apple Pie Bars. If you have yet to try one of Nicole’s recipes that she guest blogs on this site, you are missing out. She’s is a genius in the kitchen and my family is a huge fan.
Take a twist on a classic and try this grain-free, modernized rendition of Not Yo Mama’s Apple Pie! aka Paleo Apple Pie Bars! Old-fashioned, flaky, lard-based pie crust, sweet & gooey, tart apple filling, with a crumbly, cinnamon-streusel topping. Americana in a bite-sized bar.
Lastly, I revamped the original “Corn Bread Without Corn” recipe so you would have not 1, but 3 variations. Personally, I’m a huge fan of the Bacon Jalapeno version (duh, bacon), but all the are great and you’ll have to give them all a shot.
Since posting the original cornbread recipe back in April 2013, I’ve realized that a few alternate ingredients work just as well as the originals, so I’ve added those to the ingredient list. I prefer maple syrup if I’m making the Blueberry or Bacon Jalapeno versions, but stick to honey for the original recipe. And coconut milk works just as good if you’re trying to lay off the amount of almonds in this recipe or simply ran out of almond milk (happens to me all the time).