Wednesday, June 28, 2017

My Favorite "Fat Bomb"

"Fat Bombs" and the "ketogenic diet" are all the rage right now......I believe in some of it.
Healthy, organic fats like organic, coconut oil and organic, grass-fed ghee ARE reeallllly good for you to consume. (I eat massive amounts, as do the kiddos.)

Ridiculous amounts of bacon are not.....

Anyway, when I have a craving for something sweet, this is one of my favorites!
This is one serving.  Barely.  Adjust amounts for large gaggle of children. 😜

2 T. organic sunflower butter
2 T. grass-fed butter (or coconut oil, or grass-fed ghee -- you choose!)
1 t. raw cocoa powder
3 T. organic, shredded coconut, unsweetened
couple drops stevia
dash of real vanilla

Stir this all into a bowl.  Don't even bother to refrigerate or make it into "energy balls" -- that's a waste. You're going to eat it all anyway.  Just grab a spoon and dive in!

Paleo Apple Chestnut Pancake

We were out of bananas this morning, after I had already fed the gang and was making myself something, so I had to improvise.  Grabbed a few ingredients from the fridge and pantry and got to work.  I loved it so much, I made another one.....

1/8 c. + organic applesauce (go heavy on the 1/8 c.)
1 organic, farm egg
1 organic, farm egg yolk
1 T. chestnut flour (a nice, FULL T.)
1 t. baking soda
dash of organic vanilla

Pulse all ingredients in the BlendTec.  Pour batter into hot cast iron skillet (heavily greased with organic coconut oil).  Sprinkle with organic cinnamon.  Cook on low heat to avoid burning.  Flip and cook on low heat.  Serve with a heaping dollop of organic, grass-fed ghee and a smidge of raw honey.

I dare you to eat just one!

This is a stock photo meant to show you how many of these I would need to make in order to feed half of my gaggle. 😂

Saturday, October 31, 2015

5 Year Anniversary of the Fast (not!) Food

Yes, we've had this "food" sitting around for five. long. years.  It hasn't changed.  Not one bit.  The kids have added other items through the years.  Several years ago, they added the powdered donut you see pictured.  A month of so ago, they added a grape....looks like that actually IS food and already looks like a raisin.

The lesson here?  Eat real food.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Parenting With Purpose

Nothing screams accountability like being forced to teach a parenting class, lol.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Cilantro Tuna Salad

Wasn't really sure what to call this one, I'm always creating a new way to eat tuna.  Here's how I ate it this week:

2 cans of wild caught tuna 
1/2 organic jalapeno peper, seeded and diced
1/2 organic red pepper, diced
2-3 T. cilantro, minced
3 T. organic, fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
couple dashes of Tabasco
real salt and pepper to taste

Mix all together and serve alongside organic greens or top a large romaine leaf.  
Note: next time I will add some diced red onion, just for fun!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Salad Dressings

My SIL Beth is working on a cookbook of all of my mom's best recipes and asked each of the sisters to submit something.  

I make all of our salad dressings (and believe me, that's no small task with all the salad we eat!) so I figured it would be perfect to pick a couple of our favorites:

Kristen's Creamy Vinaigrette
1/4 c. white wine vinegar
1/8 c. coconut crystals (or raw sugar)
2 T. organic mayo
1 glove garlic, crushed
real salt and pepper to taste
Combine in blender.  Then, slowly drizzle in 2/3 c. organic olive oil

Lemon Vinaigrette
juice of 2 organic lemons
2 T. red wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 T. whole grain mustard
1 T. dried italian herbs
2 T. raw honey
1 T. coconut crystals (or raw sugar)
real salt and pepper to taste
Combine in blender.  Then, slowly drizzle in 1 c. organic olive oil

Poppy Seed Dressing
1/4 c. Bragg apple cider vinegar
1/2 c. coconut crystals (or raw sugar)
3 splashes of worcestershire sauce
1/4 t. paprika
Blend all ingredients and then slowly drizzle in 3/4 c. organic olive oil
Add: 1 T. poppy seeds and 2 t. sesame seeds and pulse a couple times

55 Salad Dressing (from the old 55 Columbus restaurants) - a Costello sister favorite
3 gloves garlic
1 T. dry mustard
1/3 c. white wine vinegar
Blend in blender until smooth
Slowly add:
1/3 c. water
1 1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. sugar (I use raw honey or coconut crystals)
1/2 t. crushed red pepper
1/2 t. black pepper
2 c. vegetable oil (original recipe calls for this, I use olive oil)
Blend for 10 minutes to prevent coagulation

Friday, October 17, 2014