I love pancakes, eggs & bacon on the weekends. Making them from scratch isn't that much harder than whipping out the Bisquick mix(which is loaded with hydrogenated oils and other crap you don't want in your body). These Almond Flour Pancakes are a healthy, grain free indulgence made with real ingredients. Go ahead, have another!!
This broccoli salad is a wonderful addition to any meal, especially during these last few weeks of summer grill season here in NH. The tangy & sweet flavors of the dressing mix perfectly with the crunchy broccoli and salty bacon. Its even better the next day, after the broccoli has soaked up all the flavor!
Steak and Cheese on a fresh baked hoagie was one of my absolute favorites. Especially from D'anjelos, boy do I miss it. Now that i'm not eating much gluten these days and have taken on a healthier lifestyle I don't really eat fast food. That doesn't mean I don't think about it though. Being able to create a healther version of the foods I used to love is fun and rewarding when it comes out delicious. I don't even miss the soft, chewy bread...ok, maybe a little.
I love stuffing peppers with all sorts of fillings from rice & beef to quinoa & lamb, so why not steak and cheese. These are really quick and simple, especially if you only use meat and cheese. I love the addition of the sautéed veggies, since I love a loaded steak and cheese.
The addition of our friend Steve's locally made Blackwater Sweet & Hot Mustard is what makes these peppers amazing. The mustard has a wonderfully thick consistency and the sweet followed by hot flavor cant be beat. This mustard even sits in the National Mustard Museum in Wisconsin after a 2011 World-Wide Mustard Competition win (first place in a blind taste test out of 340 mustards!).
You can find it locally in NH, and all over the world...
Feel The Burn
This delightful chocolatey version of strawberry shortcake is a gluten free/grain free chocolate lovers paradise!
The moist chocolate cake is made with almond & coconut flour, sweetened only with a little honey. The fresh whipped cream and strawberries are sweetened with a touch of maple syrup. Its the kind of dessert that wont leave you feeling stuffed after a nice meal.
None of your guests will ever know this moist cake is gluten free. But you will feel better knowing that this tasty creation is the healthier version of your typical sugar & chemical loaded box cake mix.
Fresh raw cream and local strawberries make this cake simply amazing but any kind of whipping cream and berries are just fine!
There is nothing like garlic sizzling away in the pan to create a wonderfully aromatic kitchen. As much as I love the flavor of cooked garlic in many dishes, fresh garlic is also delicious, and even healthier. Many of the powerful nutrients are lost when garlic is overcooked which is why eating it fresh is much more beneficial.
One remedy I use when feeling a cold coming on is to swallow a clove of garlic in some raw honey. It always seems to help, but I'd much rather get tons of garlic in a flavorful meal than swallowed whole!
This Garlic Dressing recipe has a strong garlic taste but also smooth olive oil and herbs so that the garlic isn't too overpowering. It may be too intense for some people, in which case I would recommend adding more olive oil, or just using less of it on your salad.
If you are a garlic freak like I am, this is dressing you want for ANY salad! It would even be great as a marinade.
13 Surprising Benefits Of Garlic
This sweet and tangy salsa is the perfect companion to chips and guacamole or along with grilled chicken and a margarita. The perfect scoop-able summertime dish with lots of exciting flavor!
I absolutely love slow cooked, bone in, skin on, juicy thighs from the oven. Summertime means less oven time and lots more grill time now that Mr. Weber isn't covered in 3 feet of snow. With the change in weather, its also time for a change in the way chicken is prepared. The fresh tastes of lime & cilantro mixed with spices and tangy yogurt give this chicken insane flavor. It's always a hit at backyard barbecues and pairs awesome with this Black Bean and Mango Salad or fresh Pineapple Salsa!
These Rice Crispy Treats couldn't be easier to whip up for a quick crowd pleasing dessert. There's no baking involved, and if you're not a fan of peanut butter, just use plain chocolate or a candy of your choice. Any substitution works great!
Summertime In a dish! I always look forward to making this bean salad when the weather is finally nice enough to sit outside and hang by the grill with some friends. Turn this into a meal on its own or serve with grilled meats, veggies, pasta or potato salad for the ultimate summer feast!