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Archive for January, 2014

What’s all the hoo ha about Bullet proof coffee?

I know every morning when I get up I have a cup of coffee.  I am on the wagon of bullet proof coffee and I’m riding it as long as I can.

It has helped me break the sugar cycle, or honey in my coffee.  There have been days that it kept me full until late in the afternoon.  It does  give me energy and my mind seems to be a little more clear.  I use what is available to me locally and even though I’d love to try the bullet proof coffee and MCT oil from the actual web site, I really can not justify the cost on my limited budget.  Here is the link to the original recipe and on the web site you can purchase the coffee beans and MCT oil, as well as a few other items.

http://www.bulletproofexec.com/bulletproof-coffee-recipe/

Here is the pictures of my version and the products I use.

ImageMy bullet proof coffee with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

ImageUnsalted grass fed cow’s milk butter.

ImageCoconut  oil, aka. MCT oil

 

ImageLocal roaster, small batch roasted coffee beans.

I love going to get my beans, I get them fresh every two weeks.

 

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Recipes are fun!

I have been doing the 21 DSD and making the recipes in the book, not the cook book.  I haven’t gotten the cook book yet.  The recipe I made this time was the apple streusel muffins.  They were very tasty but not what I was looking for.  It seemed to wet when I bit into it.  I can’t give you the whole recipe you can buy Diane’s book The 21 DSD and get the awesome recipes, tips and different levels you can do.  I found it at Costco for under 20.00.  

ImageApple Streusel egg muffins.

I did however fall in love with her almond butter cup recipe!  It takes that chocolate edge off and kills it dead!  I love the almond butter cups.

  The apple muffins have granny smith apples peeled and chopped,eggs, cinnamon,coconut milk and quite a few other ingredients in them, but I can not share them since they do not belong to me.  I will how ever show you the pictures of how I made them.

ImageRaw cacao and coconut oil, it can be a little messy!

Imagealmond butter in a baggie to make layers easier.

ImageOnce done they go into the freezer to firm up.

ImageWhat they look like right before someone takes a bite.

ImageOnce bitten!

 

Get the book, it really has great stuff in it!!  I’m hoping to get her new 21 DSD Cookbook!!  Maybe Valentines will be the day !!

Caulifredo sauce, why did I wait so long to try you?

I have seen many recipes on Pinterest about faux Alfredo sauce and healthier versions of the butter and cream filled awesomeness that is Alfredo sauce.  I finally caved and gave it a try, much to my surprise it is really, really good!  I tried it first without any dairy and decided to add the Parmesan cheese to it for a little more pizzazz.  I will have to warn you though, full disclosure and all, I love garlic.  I use garlic in everything I possibly can and a lot of it.  I will be making this again and very soon, since I got more cauliflower in my co-op share this weekend.

1 head of cauliflower cut into florets

8 cloves of fresh garlic, minced

4 cups of broth ( I used my chicken bone and feet broth)

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese ( I used a little less)

salt and pepper to taste

bacon grease, butter, ghee or coconut oil ( to cook garlic)

Melt bacon grease, add minced garlic cook until almost crispy, set aside.  In a soup pot add broth and cauliflower to pot and cook until cauliflower is very tender, using a slotted spoon put cooked cauliflower into Blender or food processor, add garlic and 12 ounces of the broth and blend until creamy.  Add Parmesan and blend until smooth, add salt and pepper to taste.  I had baked a spaghetti squash and grilled some chicken thighs to go with my Califredo sauce, which went great together!!

ImageSpaghetti squash and Caulifredo sauce.

Imagegrilled chicken thighs on top.

I welcome all comments and would love to know if you tried this and what you thought!

 

Real food with vegetables for breakfast.

Hash browns, I love them, but according to some, white potatoes are not Paleo.  I have my own thoughts on that, but they are a night shade and those tend to cause me issues, some more than others.  I wanted something, not a sweet potato to try instead.  Spaghetti squash to the rescue, again!  I will have to say I was very happy with my results.  They were not at formed as the potato, but they worked and what I cooked them with made them taste awesome!  I will try and tweek them out a little more to see if there is a way to help them keep their form better.  Maybe using the dehydrated spaghetti squash would work better. 

I made the “hash browns” to go with my eggs and bacon.

Image

 

Ingredients

1 cup cooked spaghetti squash

2 shallots chopped

1/2 tsp garlic ( I love garlic)

salt and pepper to taste

bacon grease to cook with

melt bacon grease in a pan, add chopped shallots, cook until just tender.  Add chopped spaghetti squash,garlic,salt and pepper.  Cook until browned.

They do try and fall apart when you put them on the plate, but they are darn tasty!!

ImageTrying to make them square.

ImageNice and brown

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If you try these and are able to keep them from falling apart let me know how you did it. If you try them and just want to let me know what you thought, please do.  All comments welcome, I love feed back!

 

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