Baked Bacon And Brussel Sprouts (Paleo)

You have to try these brussel sprouts,  because bacon. This recipe is a great addition to any meal of the day. With just two ingredients, Baked Bacon And Brussel Sprouts is deliciously crispy and soon to be your favorite!

Baked Bacon And Brussel Sprouts

  • 4 slices bacon, fried
  • 3 cups of brussel sprouts, ends cut off and quartered

Fry bacon on medium heat while flipping throughout, until preferred crispiness. Take bacon out and set aside. Do not drain the grease from the pan!

Cut the ends off of the brussel sprouts and then cut in quarters, or so that all the brussel pieces are about equal size. Add them into the pan you fried the bacon in and coat the brussel sprouts with the grease.

Place brussel sprouts on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven or until they begin to brown. In the last 5 minutes, crumble the bacon on top of the brussel sprouts and mix.

Tip: When you take the bacon out, lay it on a paper towel and dab off the excess grease.

These Two Ingredient Apple Chips Are Def Your New Favorite Snack

This treat tastes like Fall, in a bite-sized package.  Tote-able, natural, and deliciously sweet, these dehydrated apples are the best.

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  • 5 red delicious apples, cored and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

Core and evenly slice the apples. In a medium bowl, add in two tablespoons of orange juice and toss the apples to coat them.

-Using a dehydrator, lay the slices on trays and dehydrate for 6 hours or until the slices become crispy chips.

20161023_110856-Using an oven, lay slices on a foil lined baking sheet and bakes at 200 degrees for 2-3 hours or until preferred texture.

Enjoy and Happy Fall!

 

Homemade Crock Pot Italian Beef

Fresh recipes are fun but nailing new recipes on the first try- now that’s the best!

These crock pot Italian beefs are packed full of flavor and once you have the ingredients together, they cook themselves. This makes dinner not only delicious but easy too.

Crock Pot Italian Beef

  • 1 1/2 pound chuck roastIMG_20160827_182022
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1/2 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 2 tablespoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 bay leaf

 

Place the roast and vegetables into the bottom of a crock pot. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high. Remove the bay leaf, shred and enjoy!

Tip: Serve over rolls with a mild white cheese and broil for about 20 seconds or until browned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Potato Sloppy Joe Sliders (Paleo)

Spice filled Sloppy Joes are so flavorful and easy to make. Swap the bun for baked sweet potato slices and enjoy my take on traditional Sloppy Joes.

Sweet Potato Slices

  • 2-3 sweet potatoes, depending on the size
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Cut length wise and thin and place onto a cookie sheet.  Add the olive oil and seasonings and make sure they are all well coated. Space the slices equal distance apart into the pan and bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes and make sure flip halfway through. Set to the side.

Sloppy Joes

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ tablespoon yellow mustard
  • ½ cayenne pepper

Salt and pepper to taste.

In a sauce pan on medium heat, add olive oil and water and onions and peppers to the pan and cook about 10 minutes. Next, add the beef and cook until brown.

Mix the rest of the ingredients into the meat mixture and simmer about 20 minutes. 

Sweet Potato Sloppy Joe Sliders

Take your sweet potato slices and top them with 1-2 tablespoons of meat mixture and enjoy!

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Emmy’s Fruit Salad

Summer heat calls for lots of hydrating fruit! This is my favorite combination of fruits and the addition of bananas is a great contrast to the berries.

Emmy’s Fruit Salad

  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 cup strawberries, cut in half or fourths, depending on their size
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

Add all the fruit to a bowl and then the OJ. Carefully mix the ingredients and enjoy!

 

 

Paleo Chicken & Vegetables with Ginger Garlic Sauce

Thursday nights are for my homemade take on Chinese! This chicken and vegetables with ginger garlic sauce is packed with green vegetables, onions and a sauce so good you’d swear it’s a new item on your favorite Chinese menu!

Paleo Chicken & Vegetables with Ginger Garlic Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oilIMG_20160629_194820
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 2 cups asparagus, diced
  • 2 cups chicken breast, diced
  • 4 tablespoons coconut aminos (soy sauce)
  • 1/4 teaspoon roasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, diced (or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger)
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced

Add the olive oil to a pan on medium low heat and then add in carrots and 3 tablespoons of water. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the onions to the pan and cook an additional minute. Add in the asparagus and chicken and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the chicken turns white.

Add the rest of the ingredients and cook an additional 10 minutes. Top with sesame seeds, serve with your vegetable of choice and enjoy!

 

 

 

Sweet And Spicy Carrots

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Sweet And Spicy Carrots

  • 4 carrots, skinned and chopped into rounds
  • 1 cup 100% orange juice of choice
  • 1 tablespoon honey (or vegan preference)
  • Pinch of ginger
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

In a small sauce pan on medium/high heat, simmer all the ingredients together until the juice evaporates and the carrots are soft, or about 20 minutes

Enjoy!

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Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables, it’s so versatile and can take on different flavors and textures. In this recipe, cauliflower is mixed with garlic and olive oil and roasts up nutty and delicious.

Roasted Cauliflower

  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped or sliced and broken up into pieces20160504_195431
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil (to coat)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine ingredients together in a bowl. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper (for the fastest and easiest clean up!) and spread cauliflower evenly on the baking sheet. Bake until it begins to brown on the outside or to your preferred texture for about 25 minutes. Enjoy!

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