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.
Apple 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.
Raw cacao and coconut oil, it can be a little messy!
almond butter in a baggie to make layers easier.
Once done they go into the freezer to firm up.
What they look like right before someone takes a bite.
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 !!
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.
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!!
Trying to make them square.
Nice and brown
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!
I started out my day really slow and mellow. Then I put my head phones on and BOOM!!!! Energy and focus became mine. I went and did my errands, went to the store and found what I needed. Once I got home I started cooking. I opened my 21 DSD book and decided to make the Buffalo Chicken Egg muffins. I will give you the link below for the recipe. Lunch was given to my by my BFF Tiffany, who lives across the street from me. So no pictures of that today! Level one on the 21 DSD allows dairy and cheeses, full fat raw milk or at the very least Organic. Yes there is a reason I put that in here. I put my chicken in the oven to cook and continue with the recipe. I love the finished product so much I had it for dinner tonight. Let me show you what I made.
6 of the 16 it makes and they are very tasty. here’s another shot, the close up
I have an idea for a modification. I’m going to add just a few Blue Cheese crumbles to it next time I make it.
What I ate today,
Coco monkey shake and soft boiled eggs with Kerry Gold butter and Turmeric.
Lunch there is no picture and I wish there was because it was awesome. Tiffany made Spaghetti squash lasagna!
Baked butternut squash with cinnamon and Buffalo Chicken Egg muffins. they are in the book and on Balanced bites web site, which I am going to give you the link for!
I’m starting to feel like I am consumed with nothing but preparations for the 21 DSD so I don’t slip up or fail! Yesterday I had a case of the I don’t want to do anythings. That put me leaving the house to go to Costco at 4:30 p.m. I had taken out the eggs I needed to make one of the recipes in the 21 DSD book and it was so late by the time I got home, I ate them for dinner. I will say though I got side tracked at J.C. Penny’s buying Christmas gifts. I am happy to say, all the females on my list that are in Texas are done!!! And a bonus two guys are taken care of as well. I did get my DH something for his birthday, December 8th 🙂 , now I only have the DH, my sister and husband, mom, mom in law and two brother in law’s left. And last but not least the 3 teen nephews and one new nephew! The teens get cash, so they are pretty much taken care of as well. Not a lot of food pictures for the 8th day, but I will list what I had where there is not pictures.
Carrot pumpkin muffins topped with Kerry Gold Butter and Almond butter , BACON!!!!!
Not very hungry, so I had Kalona full fat cottage cheese and Greek tomato cucumber salad.
Dinner was 4 scrambled eggs and Brussel sprouts Tiffany gave me. I snacked on 1 ounce of cheese and pistachio’s when I shopped. That’s it for today.
Energy with out drinking extra caffeine is a wonderful thing! I started taking Natural Calm three nights ago. I don’t know if it’s a coincidence, but I’ve been sleeping better. I was busy getting ready for our cold snap this week, but nothing odd is happening, no craving except when I come face to face with chocolate. So far I have escaped any slips and I will continue to do so. I found a new tea I absolutely adore, Republic of Tea Peppermint Chocolate. I had a cup last night with just a splash of full fat cream. It was a great way to end the day! I have another flavor I got and I’m going to give it a try tonight, Red Velvet Chocolate.
What I ate today,
Coco Monkey Smoothie and bacon. This was the best bacon I have ever had in my adult life. I got it through my co-op R.O.C.K. in Dallas Ft. Worth. The bacon was so good it almost didn’t make it into the picture.
Wild caught Coho Salmon poached with dill and Capers and my vegetable was,
Steamed zucchini with Kerry Gold butter, cracked black pepper and a dash of sea salt.
Dinner was fantastic Portabello mushroom and feta omelette with Greek tomato and cucumber salad, recipe below.
1 large tomato
1 English cucumber
15 Calamata olives sliced
1 tsp Oregano
2 TBS olive oil
2 TBS Red wine vinegar
4 TBS crumbled Feta cheese ( I used goat’s milk feta)
Sea salt and pepper to taste
I was feeling tired and a little cranky on day 3. My DH is still very sick so that has kept me quite busy. I’ve been taking pictures of most of my meals just to help me keep track of the likes and dislikes and what I am eating. Pistachio’s have been saving me while at doctors offices and pharmacies for my DH. I’m going to really load up on the food pictures on this post because I skipped a day. Today’s post will cover my day 3 and 4. I am on the tail end of day 5 whilst typing this. One thing before I forget. I got some Green Pastures Blue Ice Royal Butter oil/ Fermented cod liver oil blend gel in cinnamon tingle. I have come to realize I am the biggest pansy in the world. Oh my this stuff is hard to get down! The first time I took it was when I first got it and it was liquid, sorta, but not really. It’s almost about to turn me off cinnamon. I take one dose a day and I really hope this horrifying goop has great benefits, because it is close to torture. I have to talk myself into to taking it, blech!! If anyone knows of a better way to get this stuff ingested please tell me, please! Ok, enough of that, on to the good stuff.
Breakfast smoothie made with Raw cow’s milk, 1 frozen green tipped banana, 2 TBS Almond butter 1/2 tsp cinnamon and a hard boiled egg. I needed avocado for this but the ones I got at the farmers market this past weekend were no good 😦
oven baked chicken and cucumbers with olive oil, vinegar and salt and pepper.
Dinner was rotisserie chicken and cucumbers, nothing picture worthy. I had a glass of Raw milk before bed.
On to day 4,
carrot pumpkin muffins topped with coconut butter mixed with cinnamon and two eggs fried in Ghee with Turmeric. Very filling breakfast!
left over rotisserie chicken and cucumber salad made with cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives, a English cucumber, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, cracked black pepper, oregano, basil and sea salt. I decided I wanted feta cheese to top it off for the next time. I decided to go shopping after lunch. Dinner was left over chicken and cucumber salad with feta cheese added. I got a few other things I needed to make the smoothie out of the book for day 5. Time to go into the kitchen and make some Chia seed pudding for tomorrow. The question is should I do chocolate, cinnamon or a combination of the two?
It was pretty uneventful for day two except for the fact my right shoulder problem moved to my neck and I couldn’t turn my head. I go to see my Chiropractor today at noon. I’m really glad I had cooked extra chicken and boiled eggs on hand. I did get a little snippy with my husband, but that could be because of the pain or the detox. I will admit walking past the cookies my husband has on the counter was pretty hard. I took care of that problem this morning, I threw them in the garbage. DH is sick with a virus right now, Stomatitis. He can’t eat or drink without pain so we’ve been to see the doctor twice in two days. If this keeps up it’s the ER for him!
Yesterday for breakfast I had two eggs fried in bacon grease sprinkled with Turmeric and a super easy fast butternut squash soup. I will give you the recipe for the soup. You can have 1 cup of butternut squash on Level 1 of the 21 DSD and I needed some kind of a veggie that didn’t take much effort. I happened to have fresh butternut squash puree in my fridge ( go me thinking ahead).
recipe for soup
1 cup butternut squash puree
1 cup chicken bone broth
3 TBS Raw milk
1 heaping tsp cinnamon
mix well heat and eat.
Lunch was a super big chicken thigh and spinach sauteed in bacon grease with black pepper and garlic.
Dinner was a wash, it was late after getting home from the Minute Clinic with my DH and my pain level was through the roof.
I made a smoothie with 1 frozen green tipped banana 1 cup raw milk 2 TBS almond butter and cinnamon. I ate a hard boiled egg with that. No pictures. I also snacked on pistachios today.
I do know that if I can move my head after the Chiropractor today, there will be a visit to Trader Joe’s for the rest of the ingredients for the smoothies in the book and some more butternut squash. I really need more vegetables in my life, but without many of my old favorite dressing options for salads, I’m not in a rush to eat a salad!