Archive | November, 2012

Raw Cacao and Roasted Hazelnut Butter

You know that song chestnuts roasting on an open fire? Okay well I say out with the old and in with the new. I’m talking, hazelnuts roasting, but screw the open fire, those bad boys need to go in the oven. That my friends is where it’s at. And yeah I wasn’t kidding about that hazelnut spree I was talking about on my Facebook page. I cannot get off of the love of hazelnuts lately but this is my last post about hazelnuts for a while. I promise.

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Heaven (Also Known As a Farmers Market)

Chances are, if its real food, you’re probably okay. When it really comes down to it our health is mainly reflected through the way we eat. If you eat lots of junk food your going to look and feel like junk. If you eat lots of healthy foods you look and feel healthy. Not to mention a lot of the time a lot of the real foods like vegetables and fruits and properly raised meats that are free of hormones and antibiotics actually look kind of, well, beautiful. And I think in a way that kind of reflects to their health properties.  Once you can get past all of the crap in most store bought stuff your on a good track. At that point its really just moderation of everything.

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Hazelnut, Feta and Rosemary Frittata

So, I started using my regular camera. Or well I say regular camera. Its a Canon powershot SX20 IS. Wait a minute, thats not a DSLR camera!!! Well if thats what you said then you are correct. It is not a DSLR camera because I don’t have one. So I will be using this to the best of my ability. Which isnt so good. Seeing as I am incredibly new to the whole photography scene. But I will get better in time right? But anyway, Ive been using this camera and messing with it and sometimes it comes out with some amazing photos and sometimes… not so much. Sometimes they are just atrocious. Like my iPhone could do better. But I guess I cant complain since its my fault they are coming out horrible. Oh woe is me!

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Chipotle Dijon Turkey Meatballs

When it comes to making meatballs, I usually go with ground turkey. But sometimes I like to go with other meats like beef or pork. Or maybe get a little more fancy? Duck and veal? Lamb and veal? So decadent and delicious and unlimited meat combinations when it comes to meatballs. But I choose to keep my nutrition as balanced as I can. So for example with meat I try not to eat red meat all the time due to its difficulty to digest (EVEN THOUGH IT IS SO DELICIOUS). I try to reduce my red meat intake to about twice a week. That’s all I really need to satiate that filet Mignon craving I get about once a week. Seriously, I’m not even kidding about that. I legitimately get a filet Mignon craving at least once a week. The need for a tender, moist, melt in your mouth bite of that beautiful cut of tenderloin the french call Filet Mignon. How can anyone resist it? Delicate, warm and buttery that slightly resists when you bite and then gives way and melts into nothing but pure flavor as you chew.

Okay I apologize for that. I’ll stop with my near sexual explanation of the process of eating a nice steak. But can you really blame me?

Lets get back to these meatballs. These are really simple to make and can make a weeknight dinner or lunch very very easy. The ingredients are simple, and the cooking time is pretty ridiculously fast. I’ve always noticed that ground turkey tends to cook very quickly. So I guess you could say when in doubt use ground turkey. Plus turkey is so good for you so I dont see a problem with eating it more than once a week. It is fairly high in naturally occuring Tryptophan, which is an essential amino acid the body needs to function and help repair muscle tissue and is very high in protein.

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Cinnamon Crumble Coconut Flour Donuts (Paleo, Grain free, Gluten free, Primal)

So I know that I need some content started on here. And I have plenty of awesome recipes to share with you guys. But I dont have any pictures yet. So Im gonna be using some of my instagram pictures for this post. But these will be delicious regardless! I promise! Well, okay I am pretty sure you will like them. If you don’t, then, I guess I will be sad.

Very sad.

But seriously. Don’t these look delicious?!

 

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