Recipes

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know I eat a lot of food and post it online! I was inspired to start this page from several friends to give others ideas of easy, yet healthy meals. I am not a professional cook, but I do enjoy cooking. These recipes will be tied to the Paleo Diet, as this is how I choose to eat. For most of these meals, I found ideas from other cooking blogs, modified them to my taste and also simplified them for time's sake. I hope you will try a few of these ideas and let me know what you think! 



May 5, 2013
My Favorite Burger Recipe with Sweet Potato Biscuits!
A very tasty burger with a fun biscuit recipe from PaleOMG!

 Ingredients:
1 lb of ground beef
1/2 onion, finely diced
8-10 brussel sprouts, finely chopped
6 bacon strips diced and pre-cooked
Peach BBQ sauce* (or your fave)
1/2 avocado
Salt and pepper

** Sweet Potato Biscuit recipe can be found here **

 This recipe is something I threw together because for some reason it all sounded good together and I happened to have all of these ingredients in my fridge. The Peach BBQ sauce is something I bought online. You can certainly substitute another tangy kind if you wish.

Preheat oven to 350. I used a 9x13 glass dish to bake my burgers in the oven, but cook them however you like.

In a bowl, throw in your ground beef, chopped and diced onion, brussel sprouts, cooked bacon and add about 1/4 cup of your BBQ sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix everything together well with your hands, because lets face it, that's really the only tool that works for something like this. Shape the mixture into 8-9 patties and place into the baking dish.  Bake for 25-30 minutes and check to see if they are done. To crisp them up a bit from all the juices left in the dish, just throw them in a skillet for a few minutes once they come out of the oven. Add sliced avocado on top and voila! Yumminess!


April 21, 2013
Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
A very filling and easy dish to make with leftovers for the next day.



Ingredients:
1 large sweet potato
1 onion, chopped
5-6 slices of bacon OR 1 lb. of cooked pork sausage
1-2 eggs
Salt, pepper, and garlic powder





  Serves - 2
1. Start by chopping your bacon slices in to small pieces. Place them in a frying pan and cook until fairly crisp (or as done as you want). Once finished transfer the pieces to a plate with a paper towel to drain. Keep the bacon fat in the pan to use for your sweet potato.
**[NOTE: If you are using pork sausage, cook in the pan beforehand and use butter or another type of fat for cooking your sweet potato.]
2.  Slice your sweet potato very thinly (see picture) or chop into small diced wedges. Place into pan of bacon fat.
3. While the sweet potato is cooking, chop your onion to the desired size and then add to the sweet potato. Stir them around and cook until the sweet potato is soft enough to eat. Add salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste.
4. Cook your eggs in bacon fat, coconut oil or butter in a separate pan and scramble or fry if you like a runny yolk.
5. Add your bacon or sausage back to the sweet potato and onion, stir, then scoop out some in a bowl and add your egg on top! Voila!

 

April 20, 2013
Breakfast Shake
A good way to get your veggies, fruit and fat for breakfast or snack.

Ingredients:
8 oz. Coconut or almond milk
2 tbs. Sunflower seed butter or other nut butter
1/2 banana
1 cup of frozen spinach or kale
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
cinnamon
Optional: 1 scoop of protein powder

Mix all your ingredients in a blender until smooth and drink up! You can always sub in the fruits or other veggies you like better. I like this one because it is just sweet enough without going overboard. Serves - 1
 

April 9th, 2013
Zucchini and Yellow Squash "Pasta"
My new favorite side or veggie. I was surprised at how good and almost buttery it tasted!

BEFORE


1. Grab one good sized zucchini and one yellow squash and using your potato peeler, peel the zucchini from top to bottom, ending up with long noodle like pieces. Continue peeling until you have reached the seeds on every side.


  

AFTER - Yum!



2. Repeat with the yellow squash.
3. Heat 2 tbs. of Coconut Oil (could sub butter or bacon fat) in a skillet. Add your slices.
4. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder. Use as much or as little as you would like (but do add some!)
5. Stir and cook until the noodles look wet and are soft, almost like cooked cabbage. 
6. Transfer to plate and enjoy! :) 
Serves - 1 or 2





 


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