My new favorite treat is bananas and almond butter.
The recipe is simple: one ripe banana sliced and topped with crunchy almond butter (freshly made from whole foods with no extra ingredients added).
It is so sweet and so good.
I make overnight oats one or two times a month. I usually make a batch that includes 1 cup of dry oats and it lasts me a few days. We have only been keeping Steel Cut Oats in the household lately. I had a craving for overnight oats so decided to give it a go with the steel cut oats. What I found is that the steel cut oats do not soak up the moisture like the rolled oats. The end result was a chewy mess. Recipes online say to heat up the oats before serving to make them smoother. I tried heating them but it still was not smooth as I like it and I prefer my oats cold. Additionally you lose the benefits from the active cultures in the yogurt when you heat them. Next time I will pre-cook the steel cut oat or use rolled oats again.
It has been a while since we have attempted to make kale chips. We had an abundance of kale so I decided to take a stab at it.
I loosely followed this recipe.
They were crunchy fun but only lasted a few minutes. I guess next time larger batches are needed.
Note: Check on your kale while it is cooking, mine only required 25 minutes to be fully crunchy.
I made a very low carb breakfast the other morning. The zucchini frittata recipe that I used was adapted from the Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook. This book was the basis that my husband used when he went on a candida cleanse a couple of years ago. Consequently he was cured of many of his allergies.
4 large eggs beaten until foamy
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley (from garden)
1 tsp finely chopped dill weed (from garden)
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp sea salt
couple dashes cayenne
2 cups grated zucchini (slightly drained of juice)
1/3 cup chopped fresh chives (from garden)
1 tsp oil (olive oil) or butter
Pre-heat broiler in oven. Melt butter or oil in cast iron skillet (or high heat pan) on burner on medium heat. Mix all ingredients in bowl. Pour egg mixture in pan. Tilt the pan to distribute the eggs and filling evenly over the surface. Shake the pan gently, tilting it slightly with one hand while lifting up the edges of the frittata with the spatula in your other hand, to let the eggs run underneath during the first few minutes of cooking. When it is browned underneath place the pan in the oven on broil and let cook for 2-5 minutes or until fully cooked or dry and firm on top.
I served it with homemade yogurt topping.
1 cup plain yogurt (used fat-free but low-fat is recommended as well)
1 tbsp chopped dill
1/2 tsp garlic powder
It was a nice protein filled breakfast.
I made an awesome sweet and savory acorn squash from a recipe that I found on the internet. On the sweet half I omitted the brown sugar and star anise. The butter gives it the comfort food feel that will want you coming back for more; but leave it out if you want to reduce the calories a bit.