Category Archives: vegetarian

Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Ok here’s the pumpkin recipe I mentioned earlier….yum! I would not add baking soda to the crust mix and I would not add as much coconut oil in the crust either. I would just get the walnuts ground up and add small amount of coconut oil to it.
Anyways pics? You bet!

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Recipe…here’s the link 😉
Paleo Pumpkin Pie; this recipe calls for butter but because I did not have any butter from grass fed cows I opted for coconut oil. Enjoy!

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Home made….Almond butter

Ok so homemade almond butter; holy hell this has opened the door for an insane amount of possibilities! Can we say butter blends, can we saw raw cocoa almond butter or macadamia butter with cashews, roasted almonds, roasted any nut…..
All that’s needed:
1. kick-a$$ blender like the vitamix (heaven!) my favorites appliance in the kitchen!

2. Almonds

3. Patience. I’m not good with this but it’s required and the end product is beautiful….so I kept going. From dust to this magical cream that formed after minutes of scraping and rescraping…and minutes more and then finally…..magic.

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And the process….

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Breakfast

I am enjoying my delicious breakfast of oats, almond milk, buckwheat groats, flax seed, blueberries, raspberries, cinnamon, hemp hearts, and a tbsp of natural pb. This is probably the first time in well over a year I’m having something other than yogurt for breakfast, but this meal will give me all the energy I need for my workout in an hour

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Juicin’

Made the green glowing smoothie and baby Iz loves it!

Recipe courtesy of Kimberly Snyder found here

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Spirializer Spiraling

Ok so I bought this amazing and beautiful gadget last week while downtown with husband. Is it necessary, well….absolutely it is, No it’s not…but it sure makes veggies pretty and fun! Putting the veggies through the spiraler was so satisfying. It’s a wonderful thing when you can look at your vegetables and think they are the prettiest things you have ever seen. So my gadget is The Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer, I just love it! We made the dish below as well as some apple chips that baby Iz and I loved!

Spiraled zucchini with Peanut Honey Lime Dressing courtesy of http://www.theathletarian.com and my inspiration for purchasing this handy gadget

Peanut Honey Lime Dressing with modified ingredients made by moi 🙂

  • 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 Tbsp red chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp tamari
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • Zest of one lime
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup almond milk unsweetened original
  • 1/2 cup water

I mixed all this together and put in pot on stove top on low and simmered, when the liquid reduced I served it over chicken i lightly grilled on BBQ which was on top of the gorgeous veggies I spiraled!

Delicious Black Bean Burritos

these are AMAZING and a staple in our house

Black Bean Burritos 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 onion (i use whichever i have on hand) diced
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (has higher smoke temp than other oils)
  • 2 cans drained & rinsed Black Beans
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 c corn frozen
  • cilantro, adjust to your preference
  • 1 can Alymer Accents spicy red pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • tortilla wraps, I love Josephs low carb wraps
  • 1 baby-bell light cheese or a cube of part-skim mozzarella

Directions :

1. heat coconut oil on med. heat in pot, add garlic & onion, sauté until onion is translucent making sure the garlic is not burned.

2. add black beans

3. add 1 cup water and simmer until soft and reduced

4. use a hand-blender or a super fantastic mixer like the Vita-mix and blend what’s in pot.

5. back in pot and add diced tomatoes and Alymer accents, corn and cilantro and stir together

6.scoop on your flatbread and put in oven with park-skim or light babybell cheese cut up overtop. YUM!

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