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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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Paleo Bacon and Chive Sweet Potato Bisquits

chivesI am a cooking queen today. I made 2 side dishes, a new chicken dish, and a dessert today. Plus I want to try to make a paleo pumpkin cheesecake, but I will wait till Wednesday to do that. That way we can bring to Thanksgiving and not eat it all here. Hopefully it taste good and people actually like it! I will post after I make that one too.

These bisquits were pretty easy to make and are a great side dish at dinner when you are missing a roll, bread, or bisquit. These would be amazing with some grated chedder cheese added, but I decided to go strict and see how they turned out. Really good!

Ingredients:

  • 2 small sweet potatoes or yams (So about 2 cups mashed)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 6-8 strips bacon, cut into small pieces
  • leftover fat from bacon
  • 3-4 tablespoons chives
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Bake the sweet potatos about 30 mins at 350. Till they are nice and soft. When those are done, peel the skin away and mash them up into a large bowl. Add your eggs and mix well. Make sure to mix together completely or when you add your bacon fat they will turn into scramble egg mash!

Slice up your bacon into little pieces and cook until nice and crispy. Set aside on a paper towel to drain. Add the bacon fat to the sweet potato mixture and mix together well.

Now add your dry ingredients, coconut flour, baking soda, salt and pepper. Mix together well and add chives and bacon and mix all ingredients together again.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and use a large spoon to drop your bisquits on your sheet. Try to make them all the same size so they cook evenly.

Cook in over at 400 for about 22-27 minutes.

Let rest a bit and then enjoy!

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Posted by on November 19, 2012 in Sides

 

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Sweet Potato Brownies

pic9IYePk21 day sugar detox is OVER! I lost about 5lbs and gained a ton of knowledge on how much sugar you can easily eat in a day without even realizing it. So I think overall it was a huge success. I plan on doing it twice a year. Next one starting January 1st to kick off the new year, then again in August. Its funny after its over you’re like… what now? Well luckily for me there is another challenge right around the corner! Its called the “Whole Life Challenge”. Which is basically 8 weeks of being accountable for nutrition, excersice, stretching, vitamins, and there is some extra credit weekly challenges you can do also. I will also be taking measurements, doing a workout that I will test in the beginning and again at the end, and logging in each day on line. I love stuff like this. Its basically eating paleo- but again, no sugar. But this challenge I can have fruits, just limited amounts. Anyone can do this challenge. I am joining as part of Sausalito Crossfit, but anyone can do it. Check it out. www.wholelifechallenge.com

So it starts September 15th for 8 weeks. So that officially gives me 11 more days to make some paleo treats again! This one looks nice and chocolately yummilicious. I told Joe I would make him the Paleo Pecan Carmel bars before I head back down to LA for 5 days this week. He loves those. But these look like they will be good. They are in the oven right now, so I will post pics and results soon!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large or 2 small sweet potatoes
  • 3 eggs whisked
  • 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup enjoy life chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt (woops, I forgot this)
  • I also topped mine with just a sprinkle of coconut shavings

Bake the sweet potato until nice and soft. About 30 mins at 425. In the meantime, combine all your wet ingredients together in your food processor. Eggs, honey, vanilla, and coconut oil. When those are all combined add in your coconut flour, baking soda and powder, and cocoa powder. Mix all these ingredients together. Mash up your cooked sweet potato and slowly add that to the mixer as well. Put your chocolate chips in, mix together and your ready to pour!

Pour into an 8×8 baking dish and sprinkle the top with a few chocolate chips and a little bit of coconut. Let cool for a few minutes and then enjoy. I am now waiting for that moment myself!

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Posted by on September 3, 2012 in Desserts

 

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Bacon Banana Eggs

Well today is day 7 of my sugar detox. I made it to 7, just 14 more to go. Things I notice. Im a little sluggish. I am a little more hungry then usual. (they say to just drink water first, see if your just in need of hydration instead of food), and my taste buds are like brand new taste buds. I called them virgin taste buds, but that seems to get an odd reaction. But Joe and I went to dinner and I said to him, ‘you HAVE to taste these carrots!, they have so much flavor and are so sweet!” . Yeah, he tasted them and said- ‘they are carrots’. Same thing with an avocado last night. I thought it was a different variety then normal because it had a sweet flavor to it. So that is a bonus.

So if anything from this sugar detox, my cravings are gone. (But I know those little bastard cravings will come back!), things taste much better overall. No need for salt whatsoever. And I also am much more aware of how much sugar you could potentially eat if you dont pay attention to it. Just a tablespoon of ketchup is 20 grams of sugar! What I am doing, I need to eat less then 10 grams A DAY! So my awareness of how much sugar is in foods and what foods to eat that don’t have a lot of sugar has grown tons. After this is over I think I will go back to low fruit and sugar only on special occasions.

So to kick off my 7th day sugar detox, I decided to go a little wild! I used a ripe banana instead of the green tipped one’s we are allowed on the SD. Oh what has life become when a ripe banana feels like a cheat day! So here is a little sweet and savory breakfast meal. I got this off checking out instagram again.

Ingredients: (I made this for 2 so I up’d the ingredients a little)

  • 1 banana
  • 4 eggs
  • some bacon (I used bacon pieces that I got from TJ’s. They are uncured and nitrate free so no sugar, but this would have been WAY better with just regular yummy crispy bacon)
  • Cinnamon
  • Dash of coconut milk (optional)

Start off with throwing your bacon in the pan and cook until crispy. Add the slices of banana until they start to get a little brown. Take the eggs and add a dash of cinnamon and coconut milk and whisk them together. Add this to your bacon/banana mixture and cook until done. The taste is suprising. The mix of sweet with the bacon is odd, but really good at the same time.

Enjoy!

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Posted by on August 19, 2012 in Breakfast

 

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Apple Cinnamon Eggs

This morning I woke up starving. Like stomach growling at 6am starving. And its not like you can go hop out of bed and cook a meal at 6am. Well, at least I dont. So I just stayed in bed and grabbed my phone and started looking through emails, then facebook, then instagram and found this not so good looking picture of a meal, but the title sounded good. Apple Cinnamon Omelet. I saw that I could eat all the ingredients in my lovely sugar detox so I took note and made it after I got home from CF this morning. YUM! So props to http://www.livinpaleo.com !

Ingredients:

  • 1 green apple sliced thin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp coconut milk (I am out so I used coconut water)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg (none of that either… shopping list)

In a lightly greased pan (I used coconut oil) lay out the apple slices and cook on medium heat. Turn them over once they get a little brown, about 2 minutes.

Meanwhile beat the eggs with the coconut milk and the spices. Pour the egg mixture over the apples. As the eggs start to set, run the spatula around so the eggs all hit the pan and cook evenly. When the eggs are cooked, flip it over and cook for about another minute.

They may not look pretty but they are so good! And if you are not having any sugar, the combo between the apple and the cinnamon makes this feel like a cheat breakfast. Mmmm!

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Posted by on August 16, 2012 in Breakfast, Sugar Detox approved!

 

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Breakfast time!

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This is the time of day I think I eat the ‘cleanest’. It’s usually right after my workout and I just try to stay clean and real. This is also the time of the day I usually get most of my fruit in, unless I get a sugar craving at night- can resist chocolate-and eat fruit instead!

So instead of recipes, here are just a few pictures of my breakfasts!

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Posted by on June 27, 2012 in Breakfast

 

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Paleo pancakes

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This is by far the easiest recipe I have come across that is really good, doesn’t stick to the pan, and fills you up quick! This is for one serving.

  • 2 tbls Cocout flour
  • Coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Vanilla extract

Take the 2 eggs and beat them with the coconut flour until nice and creamy. In a pan heat about a tsp of coconut oil, enough to coat the pan. Drop the mixture into the pan anto you’ll see the sides start to turn a golden brown. Flip over for another minute and serve! I serve with some fresh fruit on top, either blueberries, raspberries, or banana slices. (You can also add a dash of cinnamon and a tablespoon or two of coconut milk if they are too thick)

For a real treat, blend some coconut milk (full coconut, not light) in a food processor with the berries until creamy. Pour over pancakes like a syrup. Delish!!!

Also to give you a few comparisons, these pancakes stats compared to regular pancakes (this is for one pancake)

Calories: Paleo- 120 Flour- 300
Carbs: Paleo- 16 Flour -72
Protein: Paleo- 8 Flour- 6
Fiber: Paleo- 10 Flour- 3

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Posted by on June 27, 2012 in Breakfast

 

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