Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with bacon and onion!! YUM

OK....this was one of those dishes that is soooo yum yum!! What could be better than roasted sweet potatoes? I will tell you/ add a bit of bacon and onion to the mix!  Serves 3

I used 2 large sweet potaotes
one slice of raw bacon cut up
1 small onion
olive oil
salt to taste

Throw in a pan. Spritz with olive oil and back at 400 for about 45 minutes turning once or twice. Cook until the bacon is crisp and potatoes are done.

Monday, February 10, 2014

chocolate cake/ GF and grain free

quick tasty and satisfies a gluten free, grain free urge for chocolate

I found this recipe here http://bravoforpaleo.com/2013/07/03/fudgy-brownie-recipe/

However I cooked it in a slightly narrower pan and forgot the vanilla!

  1. 4 large pastured eggs
  2. 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  3. 1/4- 1/3 cup maple syrup (I used the 1/3)
  4. 1/3 cup extra virgin coconut oil
  5. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I think I forgot to add this and guess what--still tasty!)
  1. Preheat oven to 350.(325 if glass)
  2. Mix ingredients in a large bowl with a mixer or KitchenAid.
  3. Pour in 4 x 8 loaf pan. (Mine was a bit smaller)
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes. (don't over cook!! or it will be dry!!)
  5. Let cool before eating, or place in fridge until cool (about 10 min).

Go to her link for the reviews on this. Some added stuff to it.  I liked it just as is, but you have to be very careful not to overcook it or it will be dry. NOTE --if using glass pan use a lower temp--I did mine at 325--I did lightly grease it with coconut oil). You still want it a bit gooey when testing with a tooth pick so it will not be dry. I did it so the toothpick was with just a bit still sticking.

quick iceberg salad with blue cheese

I really love this quick salad. Good for snacking.

Iceberg lettuce
blue cheese
your favorite blue cheese or ranch dressing

Just cut the lettuce into wedges --as many as desired. Place in individual bowls and sprinkle with tomatoes, blue cheese and dressing.

egg and mushroom delight

 This was so tasty. I found the idea here http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2013/02/baked-eggs-mushrooms-parmesan.html

I had started this recipe and then realized I could not cook it in the oven as she described because I had some yogurt making going on in my oven.

I ended up cooking it in my iron skillet and then covering it to complete the cooking of the egg ; it was delicious.

Mushrooms/ any kind and amount you desire. I think I had bella
coconut oil/ or whatever
egg--the amount you want/ I made one
Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper

I cooked the mushrooms until tender with a bit of coconut oil and getting the nice brown look. I made a hole in the center and dropped the egg adding salt and pepper and sprinkling with Parmesan.  Then I covered the skillet with a top and turned it on a low type setting for about ten minutes until the egg was as desired.


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