Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Brussel Sprouts and Bacon

Prep time: 3min
Cook time: 40min at 400F

2lbs Frozen Brussel Sprouts 
1lb Uncured Bacon, chopped or whole (I get mine from Trader Joe's that's already in pieces) 
Salt and Pepper to dash on top

Preheat oven to 400F.  Place frozen brussel sprouts on pan and then top with bacon. Sprinkle salt and pepper over top. Place pan in the oven.  Rotate brussel sprouts about every 10-15min while cooking so that they get covered in bacon grease and cook evenly. Remove from oven and serve. 

Easy Chicken Pepperoni Salad

Prep time: 10min
Cook time: 4hrs
Serves 4

8 Chicken Thighs
3oz Applegate Uncured Pepperoni, sliced up 
1 Small Can Tomato Paste
1C Chicken Broth 
2T Italian Seasoning
1/4t Pepper
3oz Applegate Uncured Pepperoni to put on the salad
4 plates-worth of salad (I like Trader Joe's Organic Herb Mix) 
1C Cheese (Parmesan, Swiss, Cheddar, you pick) 

Mix the tomato paste, broth and seasonings together in a bowl. Put the chicken and chopped-up pepperoni in the bottom of the crockpot. Cover with the sauce. Turn on low.  Cook for 4 hours. Plate the salad, place 3-5 slices of pepperoni on top of the salad, smother with chicken from crockpot and then top with the cheese. Enjoy! 

Paleo Strawberry Donuts with Strawberry White Chocolate Glaze

Author: Danielle Walker 
Recipe Here!

These took a fairly long time to prepare only because of all the steps, but they were very easy to make! Highly recommend.  You could also make the strawberry batter and make a cake or cupcakes too! This is a wonderful recipe! 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Strawberry Italian Meringue "Frosting" - Super Easy and Delicious!!!

AUTHOR: Danielle Walker - Original Recipe


  • 2 egg whites, room temperature
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon juice or vinegar
  • 1½ tablespoons strawberry preserves (freshly pureed strawberries will work too)


  1. Bring your honey to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, beat the egg whites and lemon juice until frothy and you can just begin to see trail marks from your beaters. When you lift out the beaters, you should see soft peaks.
  3. With the beaters or mixer running, slowly pour in the boiling honey in a steady stream. Continue beating for 6-8 minutes, until the meringue is cool to the touch.
  4. Gently fold in the strawberry preserves. Put the frosting into a piping bag for a pretty design, or spread onto cupcakes with a knife.
  1. For easier separation, separate the whites from the yolks when they are cold.
  2. Meringue will not stiffen if you use a dirty bowl (usually because of leftover oil) or let any of the yolk get in with the whites
  3. Over beating will cause the meringue to fall. Stop once you can lift the beaters out and see stiff peaks.
  4. The frosting needs to be piped immediately and is best served immediately as well. Once it’s on the cupcakes though, it will hold up in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

Paleo Cashew Butter Bread

Prep Time: 5min
Cook Time: 45min
Adapted from Jeff Nimoy's "The Paleo Bread Search is Officially Over!"

1.5C Cashew Butter
5 Eggs
1.5T Lemon Juice 
3/4t Baking Soda 

Preheat oven to 350F. Mix all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Line entire 9x5x3 or slightly smaller loaf pan with parchment paper. Yes, the whole thing; just fold over to get it all the way up the sides. It doesn't have to be neat, just flat.  No need to grease the parchment paper.  Pour batter into parchment lined pan.  Bake for 45min. Remove from pan by holding onto the parchment paper and set it on a cooling rack.  Cool completely (up to 3 hours) and then wrap in paper towels and place in gallon sized ziplock and store in frig.  You can cut into it with a serrated knife as soon as you would like after it's out of the oven and enjoy it hot. It is great for grilled cheese, toast, sandwiches, etc. You can also use almond butter. I just really wanted to try cashew butter to get a different taste! 

Line up of my favorite breads:
#1 Best Low Carb Bread
#2 Paleo Cashew Butter Bread
#3 Bread!! Say Whaaa????