Honey Lavender Roasted Peaches & Simple French Paleo Book Review

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This Honey Lavender Roasted Peaches recipe is: Paleo + AIP (Autoimmune Protocol)

J U M P   T O   T H E   R E C I P E !

Juicy peach slices gently cooked in buttery coconut oil with lavender flowers.  This seasonal recipe is naturally sweet and melt-in-your-mouth tender with elegant floral notes.  Try it as a topping for your favorite ice cream alternative!   

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Both peaches and lavender are currently in peak season here in Seattle so it’s no surprise that they pair wonderfully;  when working with ripe, local ingredients you don’t need much to make a memorable dish.

Such is the case with Sophie Van Tiggelen’s recipe for Honey Lavender Roasted Peaches from her cookbook Simple French Paleo, which she’s kindly let me share with all of you!

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Fact: I don’t own a whole lot of cookbooks.  I let the colors and aromas of our local bounty inspire dishes that celebrate the season’s flavors.  By eating what’s grown locally, when it’s fresh, I know that I’m nourishing my body in harmony with the seasons.  And when I do, simple is always best.

Which is why I gotta tell ya: Simple French Paleo is a gem of a cookbook.

Inspired by the traditional cooking of the French countryside, Simple French Paleo exemplifies what it means to eat fresh, simply, and beautifully.  But the best part? Every single recipes is 100% AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) and allergen-free!

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Having studied at a French culinary school, I’m fairly well versed in French cooking: it tends to involve generous amounts of butter, cream and wine.  All delicious, but not so helpful while healing.  With Simple French Paleo you can enjoy the  authentic flavors of the French countryside without any of the traditional ingredients that cause inflammation.

You can literally have your cake (made of layered crepes, oo la la!) and eat it too.

Simple French Paleo also contains an excellent introduction to the Autoimmune Protocol diet with all the information you need to get started, clearly laid out as a brainfog-friendly reference guide.  Très handy!

Click here to learn more, and treat your tastebuds to a trip to the French countryside while expanding your healing recipe repertoire.

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When we know that what we’re eating supports healing it makes a difference–because intention is everything!  Check out the medicinal benefits of the ingredients in this Honey Lavender Roasted Peaches recipe or jump to the recipe.F2CC46FE-0C41-4036-A20D-6CB5C5594C37Peaches → Contain bioactive and phenolic compounds with anti-obesity and anti-inflammatory properties.  Peaches are an amazing source of vitamin C, and can also help combat the formation of free radicals.

Coconut oil → A healthy fat that provides your body and brain with quick energy.  The fatty acids in coconut oil can also kill harmful pathogens, including bacteria, viruses and fungi.

Honey →  Anti-inflammatory, a source of anti-oxidants, and supports immune system health.

Lavender → Reduces inflammation, promotes relaxation, can help alleviate pain, minimize muscle spasms, and also contains anti-microbial properties.

018864AC-4133-466E-AD36-6DF4FD85DEDFServes 4 | Total recipe time: 15 min

💚  4 medium peaches, ripe but firm (I used a firmer-fleshed heirloom variety)

💚  4 tablespoons coconut oil

💚  1 ½ tablespoons honey

💚  ½ teaspoon dried lavender flowers

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I love that this recipes calls for “ripe but firm” peaches.  In my experience, perfectly ripe peaches don’t look so perfect upon getting home!

A9316BB9-748F-46CF-9746-7FA6C1D05C2F(Note: Many of my recipes include Fatigue Friendly Instructions, but since this recipe is a “guest recipe” I decided to post it as is.)

Peel peaches and cut into eight crescents.

In a large skillet heat coconut oil, honey, and lavender for a couple of minutes over medium heat until blended.

Add peaches and stir, ensuring fruit is well coated with the syrup.

Cover and cook for ten minutes, basting occasionally.

Serve hot with syrup from the bottom of the skillet.

Allow the peaches to cool and slice into bite size chunks before spooning over scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream for a bowl fulla summery-heaven (the ice cream is another of Simple French Paleo‘s recipes, but you’ll have to get the book for that one!)

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6820AA79-2F9F-4DE2-A031-35408B486B4DCreating and maintaining wellness can be work, but it can be wonderful as well.  An illness-inspired life pushes us to embrace simple goodness and health-affirming pleasures.  Be sure to fully enjoy this one!

May you eat well, live well & enjoy a New Wellness.

Lavender & hugs,

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P.S. What other toppings would go good with these Honey Lavender Roasted Peaches?

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“No one who cooks cooks alone. Even at her most solitary a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.” ~ Laruie Colwin

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S O U R C E S :

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/274620.php

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-coconut-oil#section2

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