6 12, 2021

Herbed cheese ball

2021-12-06T10:46:23-05:00December 6th, 2021|Recipes|

Ingredients: 8 oz. goat cheese, at room temperature 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature 1 tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 tbsp. chopped fresh chives 1 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves 1 tbsp. finely grated lemon zest Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/2 c. toasted pine nuts Directions: Beat goat cheese, cream cheese, parsley, chives, thyme, and lemon zest with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Chill until slightly firm, about 30 minutes. Place pine nuts in a shallow dish. Roll cheese mixture, with slightly wet hands, into [...]

29 11, 2021

Candy Cane Energy Balls

2021-11-29T14:44:00-05:00November 29th, 2021|Recipes|

Ingredients 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 2 tbsp coconut oil 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp peppermint extract 1/8 tsp salt 2 ounces Lily's Chocolate Chips 1 sugar free candy cane Instructions: Place the walnuts, shredded coconut, coconut oil in a food processor and pulse to form a chunky paste. Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor and pulse to form a thick dough. Scoop the dough into 1 inch balls, rolling each smooth with your hands. Place the rolled energy balls on a flat sheet tray then drizzle with [...]

22 11, 2021

Flaxseed Wraps

2021-11-22T14:59:54-05:00November 22nd, 2021|Recipes|

Ingredients 1 cup flaxseed meal 2/3 cup hot water 1/2 tsp. salt Instructions Add water into a medium-size saucepan and bring it to a boil. Add the salt and flaxseed meal. Turn the heat off and stir immediately with a wooden spoon, until the flaxseed meal absorbs all the water, As you stir, the flaxseed meal will form a dough and gradually un-stick from the saucepan. It takes about 1-2 minutes max. Remove the dough from the saucepan and place it on a non-stick surface, When cool to touch, break the flaxseed dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll out each [...]

15 11, 2021

Almond Flour Blueberry Muffins

2021-11-15T14:34:17-05:00November 15th, 2021|Recipes|

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cup  Almond Flour 1/2 cup Erythritol (or any granulated sweetener) 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder 1/4 tsp Sea salt (optional, but recommended) 1/3 cup Coconut oil (measured solid, then melted; can also use butter) 1/3 cup Unsweetened almond milk (at room temperature) 3 large Eggs (at room temperature) 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract 3/4 cup Blueberries Method: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Line a muffin pan with 12 silicone or parchment paper muffin liners. In a large bowl, stir together the almond flour, erythritol, baking powder and sea salt. Mix in the melted [...]

8 11, 2021

Beef Breakfast Sausage

2021-11-08T15:21:42-05:00November 8th, 2021|Recipes|

Juicy and flavorful beef breakfast sausage is so tasty and filling. You can make several of them ahead of time and quickly reheat each morning. Ingredients: 1 lb. lean ground beef 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon smoked paprika ½ teaspoon dried thyme ½ teaspoon dried sage ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil Method: Place all the ingredients except for the oil in a medium bowl and use clean hands to combine them into a uniform mixture, but don't over-mix. Divide the mixture into four ½-inch thick patties. You can also divide it into eight small patties if you wish. Heat the olive oil in a [...]

1 11, 2021

Sheet Pan Chicken with Crushed Olives

2021-11-01T14:27:36-04:00November 1st, 2021|Recipes|

Thanks to M for passing along this delicious recipe! Ingredients: 3 ½–4 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken parts (one whole chicken cut up into ten pieces, or just use all thighs, legs, breasts, etc) Kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper ⅓ cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling  ⅓ cup white distilled or white wine vinegar 1 ½ cups green Castelvetrano olives, pitted and crushed (use any olive brand you enjoy - we also tried with garlic-stuffed olives which were fantastic) 2 garlic cloves, finely grated 1 ½ cups parsley and or cilantro, tender leaves and stems, coarsely chopped   Method: [...]

25 10, 2021

Low Carb Cauliflower Leek Soup

2021-10-25T15:29:00-04:00October 25th, 2021|Recipes|

A simple yet tasty alternative to potato leek soup. Great for those watching their carbs or calories, or just looking for a different vegetarian soup. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons butter 3 leeks, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 large head cauliflower, chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 8 cups vegetable broth salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 cup heavy cream (Optional) Directions: Heat the olive oil and butter in a large pot over medium heat, and saute the leeks, cauliflower, and garlic for about 10 minutes. Stir in the vegetable broth, and bring the [...]

18 10, 2021

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

2021-10-18T15:40:42-04:00October 18th, 2021|Recipes|

These fluffy pancakes from maebells.com are perfect for a decadent fall breakfast or lunch and each pancake contains only 2.5 net carbs!   Ingredients: 2 large eggs 2 ounces cream cheese 3/4 cup almond flour 1/4 cup canned pumpkin 1 tablespoon brown sugar monkfruit sweetener 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice 1/2 teaspoon baking powder pinch of salt Instructions Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Allow the batter to rest in the fridge for 10 minutes as the skillet heats up. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add butter or coconut oil to the [...]

16 07, 2021

Pineapple Chicken Salad

2021-07-16T11:55:26-04:00July 16th, 2021|Recipes|

This deliciously fresh summer salad is great with grilled chicken, but you could also use grilled fish, tofu or steak as a protein topping.  This salad is dairy-free, and would be vegan if using a plant-based protein.   Ingredients: 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, grilled or baked 3 cups leaf lettuce, chopped (any variety) 1/2 cup cucumber, chopped ⅓ cup red onion, thinly sliced 1/2 cup pineapple chunks, fresh or canned 1/4 cup cilantro ⅓ cup pineapple dressing (recipe below) Directions: In a large salad bowl, combine lettuce, cucumber, red onion, pineapple, and cilantro. Pour pineapple dressing over salad and toss [...]

11 06, 2021

Sesame Shrimp Skewers

2021-06-11T12:38:11-04:00June 11th, 2021|Recipes|

These shrimp skewers are fast to make and delicious to eat!  Pair with a salad or roasted veggies for a great summer meal.  This marinade could also be used with chicken or tofu. Ingredients: 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails removed 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce (here is a link to one you can find at Walmart: https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/huy-fong-foods-chili-garlic-sauce/6000188761468) 1 clove of garlic, minced Instructions: Make marinade by combining the sesame oil, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce and minced garlic. Place shrimp and half of the marinade in a ziplock [...]

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