Recipe: Chocolate Pecan Pie (Paleo)



In this blog, I wanted to share a recipe for a Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie I tried for Thanksgiving that I found on Pinterest. I changed it up a bit and it turned out to be delicious. It is easy to make and has some healthier ingredients than some standard recipes. Give it a try if you would like.

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Crust

2 cups Almond Flour (I used 2 cups ground almonds)
2 Tbsp Coconut Flour
½ tsp Gelatin
¼ tsp Sea Salt
2 Tbsp Coconut Palm Sugar
1 Large Egg Yolk
8 Tbsp Butter (cold, cut into tablespoons)

Filling

1 cup Natural Maple Syrup
¼ cup Coconut Palm Sugar
¼ cup Butter, cut into chunks
1 Tbsp Coconut Milk, full-fat canned
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
2 Large Eggs
1 cup Pecans, roughly chopped
1/2 cup Chocolate Chunk Chips (I used a little more, as I love chocolate)

 For the crust:

Combine the almond flour/ground almonds, coconut flour, gelatin, sea salt and coconut plam sugar in a large bowl. Stir to combine everything evenly.

Add the egg yolk and butter to the bowl and cut in with a fork, or use a mixer. Continue until the mixture is crumbly and easily presses together in your hands.

Dump the crust mixture into a greased pie dish. Press the mixture evenly across the bottom and up the sides.

Refrigerate the crust while you prepare the filling.

For the filling:

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Add the coconut palm sugar and butter to a large bowl. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, add the maple syrup and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes.

Remove from heat and pour over the butter and coconut palm sugar in the bowl and let sit for a few minutes to melt the butter and dissolve the sugar. Stir to combine.

Add the coconut milk, and vanilla to the bowl and stir to combine.

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until frothy. Slowly pour the eggs into the syrup mixture, whisking continually. The mixture is hot and you don’t want scrambled eggs.

Finally, add the pecans and ½ of the chocolate chips. Mix evenly.

Remove the pie crust from the refrigerator and pour the filling into the crust. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top. Garnish with a few pecan halves, if desired.

Bake at 400°F for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F and continue baking for 20-30 minutes, or until center is set.

Cool completely before serving.

Enjoy!

Barb

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Posted in Cooking in your kitchen on November 30th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Happy Thanksgiving From Paramount Granite Company!



Happy Thanksgiving!

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We wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you are able to spend quality time with family and friends on this special day. For your convenience, our holiday hours are listed below.

Holiday Hours:
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26th) Closed
Black Friday (Friday, November 27th) Closed

In Gratitude!

The Paramount Granite Company Team

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Posted in Uncategorized on November 25th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



5 Trending Kitchen Designs



While everyone wants something unique when it comes to kitchen design, we often see trends over periods of time that many consumers like to try. This is true when it comes to colors, appliances, cabinets and also countertops. In this blog, I thought it would be interesting to look at some trending kitchen designs…

Let’s take a look…

  1. White/Gray Countertops

    While white and gray color tones have been popular over the last several years, they still are trending strong and predicted to stay that way for awhile. Many consumers like this trend because light and white colors offer a clean, elegant look that goes with a variety of decorating options. Accent colors can easily be added into the design, adding a little personality to the overall look.

  2. Alternate Natural Stone Options
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    Sienna Silver Travertine Tops
    While many consumers like the look of granite countertops, some consumers are opting to select other natural surfaces, which may have a slightly different look and feel to them. While granite is still the most popular choice for countertops, many other natural stones have a unique, beautiful look to them. Why not try something a little different?
  3. Mix and Match Countertop Colors

    We are seeing more and more mixing and matching of countertop colors these days, especially with larger kitchens. Some people like variety and may choose one color for an island, and another color for their countertops. The sames holds true for cabinets. It definitely gives a unique design.

  4. Built-In Appliances
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    any consumers these days like the look and feel of built-in appliances. They not only create more space, but help organize the room. The picture above features a built-in appliance wall, which keep all appliances together and gives more area to move about.
  5. Textures
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    Bianca Perla Honed Quartzite
    Textured surfaces have also become popular over the last several years. From honed, to satin to leather and antique, each option offers a variation in texture finish, which is different to the popular polished looked that most consumers choose. While a honed finish offers a matte look and is still mostly smooth to the touch, other textured finishes offer both a different look and feel. Keep in mind that most textured finishes are only available in a limited number of colors. 

Thanks for reading!

Barb

 

 

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Posted in Design on November 20th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



6 Laundry Top Ideas…



While most remodeling projects focus on the kitchen, or bathrooms, laundry rooms are another area that have become popular to upgrade. Many laundry rooms are small and outdated. This is especially true in some older homes where the design incorporates more of a closed space. While some new homes offer more open space for laundry rooms, many older homes don’t always provide that much space to move around in, let alone offer space for folding clothes, or storage. It makes sense that some consumers want to make their laundry area more roomy and inviting.

In this blog, I wanted to take a look at some laundry top ideas that I came across that offer some folding areas and more storage spaces.

Let’s take a look…

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Fabricated and installed by Paramount Granite Company

Traditional Laundry Room by Claremont Cabinets & Cabinetry Crown Point Cabinetry
Traditional Laundry Room by Wooster General Contractors Weaver Custom Homes
Traditional Laundry Room by Falls Church Kitchen & Bath Designers Cameo Kitchens, Inc.

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Traditional Laundry Room by Santa Rosa Beach Architects & Building Designers Geoff Chick & Associates
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If you are looking to upgrade your laundry room, make sure stop by our showroom to take a look at our material options and colors. We have a lot to choose from.
Thanks for reading!
Barb
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Posted in Laundry on November 16th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Winter, Spring, Summer Or Fall…



The 4 seasons of the year are a constant reminder of change.

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They come and go and while some of us look forward to one more than another, each one brings its own expectations, hopes and gifts. I don’t know about you, but I think this fall has been one of the most beautiful ones that we have had in a long time. The weather was warmer than most, and the colors were beautiful and vibrant, which is something we should all be thankful for.

Speaking of being thankful, it is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost upon us. I have to say, it is one of the things I most enjoy about the fall. Hope you are looking forward to it, and will be able to enjoy the gift of spending time with family and friends.

Keep in mind, that we can still get your projects in before the holidays. If possible, please give us a heads up, as our measuring schedule does fill quickly into the holiday season. For your convenience, our holiday hours are listed below:

Holiday Hours:
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26th) Closed
Black Friday (Friday, November 27th) Closed

No matter what the season, we are here to help you with your countertop needs!

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Company, Granite on November 12th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



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