Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse

Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse | #Ketodessertseasy3ingredients #Ketochocolatemoussecreamcheese #Deliciousdesserts #Cookingrecipes #Sweetrecipes #Nocarbdiets #Ketochocolatemousse #Ketosnacks #Ketofatbombs #Lowcarbsnacks #Ketodinnerrecipes #Ketofatboms

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese block, softened
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ large avocado, pitted
  • ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons of desired sweetener, I recommend Swerve.
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 90% dark chocolate shaved, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Beat together the cream cheese until creamy and smooth using a handheld mixer in a medium mixing bowl. Slowly mix in the cocoa powder. Beat in the avocado and mix until creamy smooth, approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Add the vanilla extract and sweetener and beat again until smooth, approximately 1-2 minutes.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  4. Place the whipped cream in the chocolate mixture and gently fold until it's incorporated.
  5. Place the chocolate mousse in a piping bag and pipe into desired containers. Garnish with dark chocolate shavings.

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Whole30 Steak Bites with Sweet Potatoes and Peppers

Whole30 Steak Bites with Sweet Potatoes and Peppers | #Cookingrecipes #Dinnerrecipes #Healthyrecipes #Favoriterecipes #Fooddishes #Yummyfood #Whole30mayorecipe #Mayonnaiserecipe #Homemademayo #Simplemeatballs #Paleomayonaise #Paleomayo

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato (about 12 ounces) diced into 1" pieces
  • 1 tsp sea or kosher salt
  • 1 lb flat iron steak diced into 1" pieces
  • 3 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 bell peppers seeded and diced into 1" pieces
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Place the diced sweet potatoes into a microwave safe bowl, then sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt. Cover with a plate and microwave on high until just barely tender, 4-6 minutes. Stir once halfway through. The potatoes are ready when you can piece one with the tip of a knife and meet just a bit of resistance. Take care not to overcook at this stage or they'll turn out mushy later.
  2. Heat a 12” skillet over high heat. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and heat until shimmering. Add the steak in a single layer. Cook, turning every two minutes, until the pieces are browned and the center is medium, about 10 minutes. Remove the steak from the skillet using a slotted spoon and set aside onto a plate.
  3. Add the third tablespoon olive oil to the skillet. Add the sweet potatoes, toss to coat in the fat and cook until browned, stirring occasionally, until browned, 3-4 minutes.
  4. Make a well in the center of the pan and add the garlic. Sautee, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  5. Add the bell pepper and scallions and toss with the potatoes. Sautee, stirring occasionally, until the peppers are bite tender, 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add the steak and juices back to the pan along with the coconut aminos. Toss all ingredients and cook an additional 1- 2 minutes until the liquid has evaporated.
  7. Add the pepper and cilantro, toss, and remove from heat. Portion onto plates, top with additional fresh cilantro if desired, and serve immediately.

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

CLASSIC DEVILLED EGGS RECIPE WITH A HOLIDAY TWIST

CLASSIC DEVILLED EGGS RECIPE WITH A HOLIDAY TWIST | #foodappetizers #partyfoodideas #Fallbonfirepartyideas #fooddinner #dinnerparty #appetizersrecipes #appetizers #partyfood #Holidayrecipes #Holidayappetizers #cooking #goodies

 

Ingredients

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, cooled and peeled
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Red food colouring
  • Green food colouring
  • Water
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Instructions

  1. Cut eggs in half lengthwise and scoop out the yolks into a bowl
  2. Stir in mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper
  3. Put 5 drops of red food colouring into a bowl of water and 5 green into another bowl of water. Place the egg whites into the coloured water and allow to sit in the water until the eggs are the shade you like
  4. Pat the coloured eggs dry
  5. Fill the egg whites with the egg mayonnaise mixture
  6. Arrange on a plate, cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours

RECIPE ADAPTED  >>>>>  here

Detox Cauliflower Soup

Detox Cauliflower Soup | #Cabbagesoupdiet #Detoxcabbagesoup #Vegetarianrecipeshealthy #Healthysouprecipescleaneating #Cauliflowerdetoxsoup #Dietsouprecipes #Healthydinnerrecipesforweightloss #Weightwatchersmealswithpoints #Cabbagesoupdiet #Heartyhamburgercauliflowersoup #Detoxcabbagesoup #Vegetarianrecipeshealthy

Ingredients

  • 2 heads of cualiflower or two 16oz bags of frozen cauliflower steamed
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 onion cut in half and sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • the juice of one lemon or 3 tbsp
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced (I use white button)
  • 1 cup fresh parsley divided (some with get blended and the rest is to top)
  • salt/pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Steam cauliflower for 12 minutes until tender.
  2. While cauliflower is steaming water sauté the half of the onion (sliced) and all of the mushrooms until both are browned and tender. Keep adding water as needed when you see the onions and mushrooms sticking to the pan.
  3. When cauliflower is done place it in a blender and add in vegetable broth, avocado oil, water, 2 garlic cloves, lemon juice, 1 tbsp of fresh parsley, salt/pepper to taste and depending on how spicy you want it, either a quarter of a raw onion or half.
  4. Blend until smooth and creamy and add salt and pepper as needed. It will be hot because of the steamed cauliflower however if it does get cool you can place the whole thing into a pot and heat it up for a few minutes.
  5. Pour soup into bowls and top with sautéed onions and mushrooms, and a handful of fresh parsley. Sprinkle with extra salt and pepper.
  6. Serve right away and Enjoy!

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Caprese Pasta Salad


Caprese Pasta Salad | #Bltpastasalad #Tortellinipastasalad #Healthydinnerrecipes #Saladsforparties #Coldpastasaladrecipes #Easysummerdinners #Veganmeals #Quinoasaladrecipes #Basilrecipes #Veganlunchideas #Vegandinnerrecipes  #Vegetarianrecipesdinnerhealthy


Ingredients

  • 16 ounce box of pasta (I like to use bowties)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes (cut into 1/4 inch slices)
  • 8 ounce mozzarella cheese ball (not shredded) (sliced into 1/2 inch pieces)
  • 1/4 cup store-bought pesto
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt (plus more for salting the pasta water)
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped basil for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Fill a large pot with water and 1 tbsp of salt and boil your pasta according to the package directions
  2. While the pasta is cooking, slice your tomatoes into 1/4 inch slices and cut your mozzarella into 1/2 inch cubes. These sizes are just my preference so if you like them smaller or bigger, go for it! 
  3. Once your pasta is done, drain it and rinse it with cold water. You do NOT want your mozzarella to get melty.
  4. Add your cooled pasta to a mixing bowl along with the tomatoes, mozzarella, pesto, balsamic, olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. 
  5. Toss together and either serve at room temperature or refrigerated. 

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Friday, September 8, 2017

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie | #BlueberryMuffinSmoothie #Smoothiedrinks #Healthydrinks #Smoothierecipeshealthy #Juicesmoothie #Smoothieshakes #Yummydrinks #Smoothiedrinks #Healthysmoothies #Healthydrinks #Juicesmoothie #Smoothieshakes #Smoothierecipeshealthy


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond breeze)
  • 4 – 6oz vanilla Greek yogurt (1 individual-sized container)
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 frozen banana (or a whole banana if you like your smoothies sweeter)
  • 1/4 cup raw, uncooked certified gluten-free oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to blender in the order listed above
  2. then blend until very smooth, about 2 minutes.
  3. enjoy

recipe adapted >>>>>  here