March242014

Frittatatataaaa (aka Frittata)…

Breakfast feast!

Recipe: 

Anything you want + eggs!!

I put Bacon, Spinach, Onions, and Mushrooms

Add some salt and pepper, maybe some paprika to taste, and you’re all good man.

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Process: 

Cook the bacon in pieces on medium heat with the onions.  The bacon grease is all you need.  

Add the mushrooms and, when everything looks cooked, add the spinach.

Put all the seasonings on top, mix it in.

Grab 3-4 eggs, depending on how big you want it.

Mix them all up and toss it all over everything.  Let it sit and cook for a few minutes, then move to a plate. 

It’s like a breakfast pizza. 

Enjoy!

March182014

Cauliflower Rice for the familia

So we had a birthday party for my aunt this past weekend and, besides the unnecessary pizzas we ordered, we made it like a potluck.  I brought my mashed sweet potatoes that I posted on here awhile ago, and cauliflower rice.  And of course, no one really ate the cauliflower rice.  My sister-in-law tried it.  Thanks sis.  

Recipe: 

1 huge head of cauliflower

about a handful of fresh parsley 

2 tablespoons of coconut oil 

chopped 1/2 onion 

3-5 garlic cloves - minced (I love garlic so I put a bunch)

salt and pepper 

4 tablespoons of chicken broth 

optional: paprika and cilantro 

So it’s uber easy if you have a food processor.

Process: 

1.) Take the cauliflower, cut off the bottom, and toss the pieces into the food processor.  Pulse it all until it looks like….rice!  Who’d a thought.

2.) Heat up the chopped onions and garlic over coconut oil on medium heat in a stir fry pan - don’t burn the garlic like I did

3.) dump the cauliflower in the pan, stir it all together, then add in the chicken broth, parsley, cilantro, paprika, salt and pepper

4.)  Cook it until you know it’s ready.  You’ll know.

5.) As always, Enjoy :] 

March172014

Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Chia Pudding

Yeah…it’s a lotta goodness in one little cup!

So, I give all creative abilities to PaleOMG: http://paleomg.com/protein-pumpkin-pie-chia-pudding/

Check it out.  I love their stuff.  But!  I added my own flare to it as well, as always.

Recipe:

1 1/2 cups Chocolate Almond milk 

1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree (if you haven’t noticed, I’ve been wanting to get rid of my pumpkin puree lately)

1 scoop of protein powder - I use the Chocolate Organic stuff from Whole Foods, it’s not soy or whey so I don’t get sick off it. 

2 tablespoon almond butter 

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon vanilla 

1 teaspoon cinnamon 

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

⅛ teaspoon ground ginger

⅛ teaspoon ground allspice 

pinch of salt

¼ cup chia seeds

Alright, now check it out.  I haven’t tried her original version, but mine is pretty damn delicious.  So if you like chocolate pumpkin pie, you’ll like this. 

Steps:

1.) Blend everything until smooth, except the chia seeds. I used my smoothie maker and it took all of 2 seconds.  Then either put it in small jars, a large water bottle, a smoothie bottle…pretty much whatever is sealable.

2.) Pour the chia seeds in and shake it a bit.  Mix it all in together

3.) Let it sit for awhile or overnight.  I made mine at like 1am so I had it sit overnight and ate it in the morning.  Awesome! So you can do that.

4.)  Enjoy!

March112014

Trail Mix Granola Bars without the granola

I found these in the Paleo magazine I used to get - way too expensive, never again - but they had great recipes! This is one of em.

Now I made these awhile ago and they’ve lasted me a long time since I put them in the freezer (you’re supposed to anyways).  I figure I’ll just show  you what I have without going through the whole process again.

What I’m saying is that I’m lazy.

But here is the recipe:

1/2 Cup dark chocolate melted

1 tbsp coconut milk

1 tsp vanilla 

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup almond butter

2 tbsp coconut oil 

1/2 cup raw almonds

3/4 cup raw pecans

I added about a 1/4 cup of chia seeds too

3/4 cup raw cashews 5 large dates 

1/4 cup shredded coconut

1/4 cup raisins (I didn’t add them)

2 tbsp dried cranberries (I just put more cranberries.  It really doesn’t matter, tastes great either way, up to you)

Now the process on this recipe takes a bit longer.  The prep time, like 5 minutes, the…making?…time is about an hour, and the waiting around until they’re frozen time, like 2 hours.  But trust me, they last a long ass time and well worth it for how delicious and nutritious they are.  Literally, delicious and nutritious.  

First, melt the dark chocolate with the coconut milk in a sauce pan over low heat so its a smooth liquid, like a ganache.

Take some parchment paper a top a baking sheet and spread the ganache over it so that its somewhat flat and covers most of the area, they put that in the fridge for about 10 minutes to cool off.

Now, again, in a saucepan, over low heat, put the vanilla, honey, almond butter, and coconut oil - mix it together and stir slowly.

While doing that, put all the nuts, dates, coconut shreds, and chia seeds in a food processor and chop until it’s like sand, then place that in a big bowl.

Take the almond butter mixture when its all hot and mixed up, and place it in the bowl with the nut mixture - and add the dried cranberries and/or raisins.

Once that’s all mixed up - place that all atop the dark chocolate ganache - take another sheet of parchment paper, and put that on top so you can spread the mix on top the ganache so it’s even and flat.

Take the parchment paper off from on top and put the baking sheet in the freezer for 2 hours. 

Yup, 2 hours.  No worries, it just needs to sit in the freezer to become the awesome bars they’re going to be. Go out and grab a drink like I did while you wait.  Not very paleo, I know. Oh well.

Once done, take it out and use a knife to cut it up into bars.  You can put it in the fridge and it’ll last for a couple weeks, or you can be awesome and put it in the freezer where it’ll last forever!…Well, a few months.

Enjoy!

7PM

Coconut, Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies!

So!  First, I based this recipe off, this recipe:

http://theysmell.com/low-carb-pumpkin-cookies/ (She has a cool website)

But!  I added my own shtuff to it.  Check it out. 

So if you checked it out, on her recipe, there’s like 5 things.  I’m like 5 things?  Pshh, this is ‘Murica!  So I added a few other things (I didn’t actually say that).  

1 cup Organic Pumpkin Puree (I have that frozen in my freezer)

2 tbsp Coconut Oil 

2 eggs 

1 tbsp Vanilla 

1/8 tbsp Stevia (NOW, this is important…Stevia is very sweet and strong, so don’t put a lot.  I put a bit too much honestly, so just add a very little bit, but more than a pinch)

1/2 cup of crushed pecans

1 cup of shredded coconut

1/2 tbsp cinnamon

2 tbsp Coconut Flour

1/2 cup Chocolate Chips  

Yup, they come out pretty good. It’s also the easiest recipe ever.  

Just turn your oven on to 350 degrees.

Dump the pumpkin puree, coconut oil, vanilla, coconut flour, and eggs in a large bowl - mixed it all up.

Add the coconut shreds, choco chips, pecans, cinnamon, and stevia in the bowl until everything is mixed up in an awesome lookin cookie dough.

That’s it.

Put spoonfuls of it on top of parchment paper on top of a baking sheet (or just butter the baking sheet) and have it cook for 20 minutes or so.  Mine took about 20-25, but I kept watch and checked em with a tooth pick.

So there ya go! And by the way, it shows almond butter in the picture…I didn’t use it, it didn’t need it.  And Stevia is entirely up to you.  It tastes good with or without it, but unfortunately I love sweet things, and Stevia has become my new best friend.

Enjoy!  

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