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Pizza spaghetti pie

This is definitely a dish you could bring to someone’s house for a potluck and everyone would fall in love. So easy and so good! Found this recipe on PaleOmg and just tweeted a few things.

Ingredients
* large spaghetti squash
* 1 lb spicy sausage
* 1/2 yellow onion diced
* 1 cup mushrooms
* 1 tsp Italian seasoning
* 1 cup pizza sauce
* 3 eggs beaten

1. Cut your squash in half and bake at 400 for about 30-40 mins. I drizzle a little olive oil on top and set the squash halves face down.

2. Right before your squash is done cook the rest of the ingredients. Cook your sausage until no longer pink then add your onions, mushrooms, and seasonings. When this is all cooked down mix in the cup of pizza sauce and combine.

3. Take your spaghetti squash and rake it with 2 forks so you get all the little spaghetti pieces out of the squash and transfer to an 8×8 baking dish.

4. Combine the sausage mixture with the squash and mix together.

5. When that is completely mixed, add the beaten eggs and mis until you can no longer see any of the egg.

6. Bake at 350 for about an hour or until top is crispy. I sprinkled a little cheese on top, totally not necessary but definitely a delicious touch.,

Cool a bit and chow down!

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Posted by on July 29, 2014 in Breakfast

 

Meatball mash

Not so much a new recipe as an awesome combo of two I have recently made. Just take the meatballs and sauce we made the other day, pair it with some mashed cauliflower- top with some fresh basil and BAM delicious leftover meal!

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Posted by on July 14, 2014 in Breakfast

 

Coconut Lemon “Lara” bars

I just discovered larabars. Like last week. Where on earth have I been? They are great! The ones I liked the most were the cashew date and the apple pie. So this recipe is more along the lines of the cashew one, but just add dried apples and they would would be your apple/date bars. I’ll try that next batch.

Ingredients are simple. I got this off a site called ‘bites for babies’. Go figure. I’m making baby food. I just added and took away a few things from hers like honey. I don’t know why you would want to add a sweetener to these, the dates make them plenty sweet enough!

Joe loved them and he is usually my seal of approval. Said they tasted like lemon meringue.

Ingredients:

* 1 cup packed dates (make sure to take the seeds out. I forgot and food processors really don’t like them)
* 1/2 cup shredded coconut
* 1/2 cup cashews (either roasted or plain. Not salted)
* 3 TB almond butter
* 1 TB coconut oil (not melted)
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 1/8 tsp sea salt
* zest of one lemon
* 1 TB squeezed lemon juice

1. Add all ingredients to your food processor and blend away!

2. One you have your desired consistency transfer to a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Smooth the ingredients so they are about 1/2 inch high. You can make it nice and even by pressing it down with an extra piece of parchment paper, also rolling the sides up.

3. Refrigerate about 2-3 hours until they are hard enough to cut into pieces. Wrap each one up in Saran Wrap and keep in the fridge until you have a sweet tooth or need a little burst of an energy bar!

(The picture is actually 2 batches. I bought a pound of dates and that ended up being about 2 cups so figured just make another batch- made about 14 bars)

I realize these shouldn’t be eaten everyday and in case of emergencies… But I like to have something on hand in my house in case this is something I NEED! Even half a bar is pretty satisfying.

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Posted by on July 13, 2014 in Breakfast, Lunch, Sides

 

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Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

ChimiWell the star of this dish is definitely the sauce. You can pretty much have some dry, boring, plain meat- throw this on and it kicks it into life! Also, this sauce really doesn’t need a whole lot of exact measurements so just throw as much greens in as you like, it will taste delicious.

* 2 lbs flank steak
* salt/pepper to rub on steak

* Big bunch of cilantro
* Big bunch of Italian Parsley (Flat leaf parsley)
* 4-5 garlic cloves
* 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
* 1/4 cup vinegar (Can be white or red)
* 1/3 cup olive oil

1. Throw your meat on the grill after you sprinkle a little salt and pepper on it. No need to marinate or put anything fancy on it, because the chimichurri sauce will take care of all the flavoring
2. Put all the remaining ingredients into a Nutribullet or some kind of a chopper that can get fresh herbs grinded down to a nice smooth texture.
3. I love having my favorite veggie dish with it- zucchini, yellow squash, white onion, and dill. Sauté for a few minutes and serve with!
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Cut your steak and put tons of the sauce on it. Delish!

 
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Posted by on July 9, 2014 in Breakfast

 

Cinnamon apple waffles

Who says eating healthy is boring? Well I pulled out this waffle maker that I bought last year at Macy’s for their Black Friday sale, and I think I used it once in a year! But it was $10! How do you NOT buy it?

I have messed up so many pancake recipes in the past I figured as long as the batter is thick enough, I think this will work. It did and it was great!

This recipe is made one full size waffle and one mini one, so you would need to add just a bit more if you were making 2. Probably another egg and tsp of coconut flour.

Ingredients:
* 1 banana (green tipped if your doing the sugar detox like I am)
* 3 eggs
* 2 tablespoons coconut flour
* 1 tsp cinnamon
* pinch of baking soda and pinch of salt
* 1 green apple
* 1 tsp pumpkin pie seasoning (or just cinnamon)

Directions:
1. Cut your apple into small pieces (no skin) and put in a small baking dish. Add the cinnamon and mix around. Bake this for about 10-15 minutes until soft.
2. While your apples are baking, put all other ingredients into a small food processor or bullet and mix until creamy. If its too liquidy, just add a little more coconut flour.
3. Pour batter into waffle maker!

I topped my waffles with a little warmed up coconut butter and then the apples. Perfect breakfast that’s super healthy and looks beautiful!

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Posted by on December 5, 2013 in Breakfast, Sugar Detox approved!

 

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Paleo Spinach Sausage Egg Bake

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I saw this really good looking recipe for a zucchini sausage egg baked thing and thought how good it looked. So on my Sunday shopping to Trader Joes, I wrote everything down I needed for the week making sure to get what was in this dish. I get home, and what do I forget? The main ingredient of zucchini! So I ended up making up an entirely new recipe with items that I bought and substituted the zucchini with spinach. It’s in the oven now, but it looks really good!

Ingredients:

*1/2 red onion

*About a cup of chopped mushrooms

*2 uncooked spicy sausages

*Huge handful or two of baby spinach

*About 10-15 cherry tomatoes cut into small pieces

*5-6 eggs

Directions:

1. This is pretty easy. Chop up the onions and mushrooms and sauté in ghee or butter. When those are slightly cooked, add the 2 sausages- make sure you squeeze them out of the casing and then chop up so it looks like ground beef. When everything is cooked well together add your spinach until just wilted. Add a dash of salt and pepper to taste.

2. Pour your mixture into a greased 8×8 baking dish. Add the cherry tomatoes on top and then whisk your eggs together in a bowl and pour on top of everything. Add parmesan cheese to the top if you want for an extra kick of flavor.

3. Bake for about 25-30 minutes and enjoy! I am going to put mine directly in the refrigerator for tomorrow’s breakfast.

If anyone makes this and would like to use zucchini instead, shred about 4-5 zucchini’s and add to mixture instead of spinach. Or leave the spinach in, might be even better!

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Posted by on September 29, 2013 in Breakfast, Sugar Detox approved!

 

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Creaaaamy protein shake

How to make your protein shake super creamy? Throw in half an avocado!

This one was great and a treat after working out.

*1/2 avocado
*1/2 banana
*1 scoop protein powder (Zipvit type)
*fill to rim with ice
*fill to rim with coconut water (after ice) ends up being about 1/2 cup
— I get my protein products here.

Blend away in your magic bullet. Filling enough for a meal replacement and great for after a workout treat!

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Posted by on September 11, 2013 in Breakfast

 

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