Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Busy Mommy!

After ten fun months of blogging and sharing REAL food recipes, it's time for me to take an indefinite break.  Motherhood continues to keep me more and more busy (which I love!)!  A HUGE thank you to all who have shown interest in my blog!  I hope to get back to sharing recipes in the future, but until then, please continue to strive to eat clean and  REAL food...I believe it is one of the best things you can do for your body!  It sure has been life changing for my family and me!
Blessings to each of you!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

October 15, 2013

-I made several changes to this recipe.....
two large sweet potatoes and cooked the potatoes in the oven the day before
added a splash of vanilla
used 3 whole eggs
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup maple syrup (replaced the brown sugar)
I didn't toast or chop the pecans and I didn't use the extra maple syrup for the pecans

I used this spice blend with ground beef and it was delicious!
(picture below: cheesy pasta, topped with the ground beef and chopped tomatoes)

-I used homemade chicken stock
-I used whole milk
-I used whole wheat flour

-I used breast meat
-I used olive oil

Monday, October 7, 2013

September 7, 2013

-I omitted the Tabasco sauce and Worcestershire sauce
-I replaced the sugar with honey
-I used more cheese than what the recipe called for

-I replaced the sour cream with plain greek yogurt
-I used whole milk instead of cream
-I used brown rice instead of white
-I added steamed broccoli to the finished product

-I used whole milk instead of the cream, which meant it had to cook a little longer
-The bacon is not listed in the ingredient list, so don't forget to add it to the grocery list

-I used Walnut Acres Organic Zesty Basil Pasta Sauce
-I used Farmer Cheese instead of the ricotta cheese

-I baked the sweet potatoes in the oven a day before I made this dish
-I used beef instead of pork
-I seasoned the beef mixture with salt
-I used 1 tsp paprika and 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
-I added 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
-I added a few tablespoons of pure maple syrup to the mashed sweet potatoes 

Quinoa, Roasted Vegetables, Raisins & Walnuts
-I basically used  this Roasted Vegetable Loaded Potato recipe and adjusted it 
-I used quinoa instead of a potato (quinoa was cooked in homemade chicken stock)
-black raisins were used instead of golden raisins
-raw walnuts were used, I didn't toast them
-omitted the vinaigrette

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

September 24. 2013

Spaghetti with Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella & Garlic Oil

Apple Nachos
Note: This is the recipe I used for the chocolate - Homemade Chocolate

Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
-I used honey in place of the brown sugar
-I did not use the barbecue sauce

Paleo Banana Bread Muffins 
(A friend passed this recipe along to me.  She couldn't remember where she found this recipe, but it's wonderful!)

-2 cups almond flour
-1/4 cup flax seed meal
-2 tsp. cinnamon
-1 tsp. baking soda
-1 tsp. baking powder
-2/3 cup chopped pecans
-4 really ripe bananas
-2 Tbsp honey
-4 eggs
-1 tsp. vanilla

*sift the dry ingredients together
*in a separate bowl, mix the mashed bananas, eggs, honey and vanilla
*slowly stir in the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients
*add the pecans
*bake muffins at 375 for 17-25 minutes

Overnight Oats
-I didn't add the salt
-I added the mashed banana right before eating the oats, not the night before

Morning Glory Muffins

Swiss Chard Lasagna
-I did not use the red pepper flakes
-I used Farmer Cheese in place of the ricotta

Thursday, September 12, 2013

September 12, 2013

Cucumber Salsa
-I used plain greek yogurt in place of the sour cream
-I ate the salsa on top of some broiled hamburger patties (see recipe below) and baked salmon
-I think feta would be good with this salsa!

-I just made the patties (picture above), not the full burger recipe
-I used ground beef and dried sage leaves 
-I cooked the patties in the oven

-I may make these next time as cupcakes and throw some icing on them!

-I used a homemade whole wheat pizza crust
-I used feta in place of the goat cheese
-I didn't use the cornmeal or the all-purpose flour

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September 4, 2013

Cinnamon Quinoa Bake
-I used organic whole milk, instead of the soy milk
-I did use the pure maple syrup
-I topped the bars with all natural peanut butter (one ingredient)

-I used whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour
-I omitted the crushed red pepper flakes
-I used whole wheat bread crumbs (from my homemade bread)

-I omitted the pecans and brown sugar
-I added a little organic whole milk to the casserole
-I stirred raisins into the casserole
-I topped the casserole with unsweetened shredded coconut and raw walnuts
(picture below: roasted green beans, yellow squash casserole and the maple butternut squash casserole)

-I used organic whole milk in place of the almond milk
-I used honey, not the agave
-I used 1 c cooked butternut squash in place of the pumpkin

Thursday, August 29, 2013

catching up.....

Wow, I can't believe it's been so long since I've blogged!!  I never realized how little free time you get as a mom and especially with a busy toddler!  Anyway, I have lots of yummy REAL food recipes that we've enjoyed over the last month or so.  Let's see if I can catch up a little.....

Vegetable Pancakes

I used organic whole milk instead of coconut milk.  
Also, I garnished my mousse with unsweetened shredded coconut and sliced almonds. 

Turkey Sloppy Janes

Mexican Layered Casserole (Paleo)
(I would suggest using 1 or 2 cloves of garlic instead of 6)