Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Mint Chocolate Chip Soft-Serve


Summer is in full swing, and ice cream is necessary to beat the heat. And sweet cravings, for that matter. I have become particularly fond of my ninja throughout these hot summer months. Perfectly delicious soft-serve "ice cream" is only seconds away...

Mint Chocolate Chip Soft Serve
serves 2
Ingredients:
  • 1 ripe banana, frozen
  • 2 TB coconut milk
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 2 drops vanilla extract
  • 1 TB coconut sugar
  • 1/4 C enjoy life chocolate chips
  • 2 drops mint extract OR about 20 sweet mint leaves
Add all but chocolate chips to blender and pulse until smooth. Add chocolate chips and pulse until chocolate is chopped to desired size. Serve immediately.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Primal Shortcut Baked Beans


This past Memorial Day, my family got together, as we do for every occasion, for a big ol pot luck supper. We had our traditional smoked pork butt with all the fixins. I don't know what quite goes better with barbeque pork than....barbeque baked beans. True, legumes are not a favorite among the paleo peeps, but every once in a while you just have to indulge, ya know? These particular baked beans are still gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and Primal friendly. The best part is, they only take 30 minutes to make!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hazelnut Crusted Cod with Lemon Butter Sauce


Since fish is pretty much the best choice when it comes to picking a protein, I am always playing around with different methods of preparing it. This one happens to be my newest favorite. There are just so many layers of flavor and texture, beautifully wrapped into one easy to prepare dish.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Salisbury Steak Meatballs


A spin on the traditional meat-and-potatoes manly meal, these meatballs were made with both my Cowboy, and my little one in mind. Everything is more fun in the shape of a ball! And just as I hoped, they both gave me rave reviews. As if their clean plates and requests for seconds didn't say enough ;)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Coconut Crusted Cod and Pineapple Salsa


Mother's Day is just around the corner, and in my case, a baby is following closely behind. So Cowboy is taking me to Destin for my Mother's Day present / babymoon. With the beach on the brain, I have been stuck on seafood all week. I cooked up a delicious shrimp stir-fry, some pan fried cod with mushrooms and onions, and last night I concocted my first successful coconut crusted fish recipe.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sweet and Spicy Pickled Onions and Peppers

 
This sweet and spicy combination is delicious spooned over my Slow Cooker Pulled Pork. Brine the onions and peppers when you put your roast in the slow cooker, and they will be ready just in time for supper. The longer they sit, the better the flavor. You may want to make a double batch to enjoy some later!

Amazing Slow Cooker Pulled Pork


 
This super succulent pork roast is so incredibly tender, it just falls apart. And it only takes a minute to throw together! Paired with Sweet and Spicy Pickled Onions and Peppers, the juicy pork and crispy veggies are a perfect combination.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Broccoli Leek Potato Soup - Primal and Paleo versions

 
 We had a couple of cold, rainy days last week. I was in serious need of some warm and filling comfort food. I had just picked up some leeks on my last grocery trip, and I was anxious to put them to use. As soon as I started cooking them up, my kitchen smelled wonderful, and I knew this dish was going to be awesome.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Strawberry Banana Gelatin "Shots"

 Here is a fun and kid-friendly treat that anyone will enjoy! With an added bonus of gut-healing powers from the added gelatin! Yay!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Crispy Onion Straws

 
These crispy litte fellas made the perfect topping for my BBQ loaded sweet potatoes. Well.....what was left of them, after my husband ate half the batch ;)