Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Instant “Baked” Apple with Chocolate-Maple-Raisin Filling

So, my latest sweet kick has been microwaved fruit, as unsophisticated as it sounds.  When I first started eating paleo, I thought to myself, “How on Earth could fruit be considered a dessert?!”  I used to eat fruit as a healthy snack, and it was not exactly something I would crave for dessert.  I was more the giant-piece-of-chocolate-cake kinda girl...That is, until I went paleo and started limiting my fruit consumption due to the fairly high sugar content.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Shredded Beef Brisket

beef brisket
This is a very simple crock pot beef recipe that goes well with just about anything... except maybe your vegan friends, who may not appreciate it so much.  Although, I have heard that grass-fed beef has been know to convert a significant number of vegans, because grass-fed cows are treated more humanely (and they taste so much better, though I doubt you will hear a recovering vegan admit to it). 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Roasted Garlic and Daikon Hummus

Ahhhh, Valentine’s Day. What better way to spend a holiday than feeling a sense of obligation and bitterness toward that special someone, or lack thereof, right?  Now, I know that sounds a little cynical, but think about it... Half the population is consumed with spending money on and buying gifts for their significant other while the other half is left feeling pessimistic and lonely because they don’t have someone to buy them things.  Why does there have to be one specific day dedicated to doing something nice for someone you care about?  Moreover, why does that something nice have to consist of buying gifts and other material things? ...Exactly.  It doesn’t.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Loaded Egg Muff-tatas

Okay, before I get into this post, let me just clarify: muff-tata = muffin + frittata. Sort of like a mini frittata, if you will…I guess I could have called them mini-tatas, but I thought that may have been a little too suggestive.  Anyhow...

For breakfast most mornings, I usually make some combination of eggs and vegetables with the occasional strip or two of bacon thrown in there.  One thing I like about egg and veg combos is how versatile the combinations can be.