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Grain-Free Twix Bars

Grain-Free Twix Bars

I love that Paleo, gluten-free, wholesome eating has moved beyond sawdust bars for treats. You can’t always just eat the same three dishes because they’re wholesome. There are all kinds of occasions for different types of foods, and when you have a party, need great snacks, need candy for kids’ parties, etc., what are you […]

Paleo Tamales

Paleo Tamales

Bless my father for finding a paleo tamale recipe to make our wonderful, amazing tamale dressing for Thanksgiving! These are made with chicken but the sky is the limit!  Try them stuffed with my Chili Verde, Carnitas, or get creative and post to comments what YOU came up with! The “Masa”  Ingredients 4 cups cooked spaghetti squash […]

Paleo Chili

Paleo Chili

“HEALTHIFIED” TAILGATE CHILI Makes 12 servings. Ingredients 2 pounds grass fed ground beef 1 pound Italian sausage 2 (28 oz.) diced tomatoes with juice 1 (6 oz.) tomato paste 1 large yellow onion, chopped 3 stalks celery, chopped 1 green bell pepper chopped 1 red bell pepper chopped 2 green chilies chopped 4 pieces bacon […]

Kale and White Bean Soup

Kale and White Bean Soup

This is wonderful. Just wonderful. Just . . . onnomnomnom wonderful. From Epicurious. yield Makes 6 main-course servings active time 1 hr total time 3 hr Ingredients 1 lb dried white beans such as Great Northern, cannellini, or navy (or 1 can of white beans, rinsed and drained) 2 onions, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons olive […]

7 Dangerous Medicine Duos to Dodge

7 Dangerous Medicine Duos to Dodge

Got this from Men’s Health and I had no idea about any of these!  Good reference. 1. Limes and cough medicine. You may have heard not to drink grapefruit juice with some prescriptions, including cholesterol-lowering statins. But limes, pomelos, and Seville oranges–although not the more-common navel and Valencia varieties–also may block an enzyme that breaks down […]

Crispy Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes

Crispy Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes

From Yahoo! Food Cooking the potatoes in vinegar seasons them from within, and a final drizzle boosts the flavor. Ingredients: 2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved (quartered if large) 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter Freshly ground black pepper 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives Flaky sea salt (such as Maldon) Preparation:  Combine […]

Glycemic Load/Index

Glycemic Load/Index

What is the Glycemic Index? The Glycemic Index (GI) is one the best tools for fat loss. It measures how quickly foods break down into sugar in your bloodstream. High glycemic foods turn into blood sugar very quickly. Starchy foods like potatoes are a good example. Potatoes have such a high GI rating; its almost […]

Black Bean Dark Chocolate Brownies

Black Bean Dark Chocolate Brownies

Awwww, YEEEAAAHHHH!  Dark chocolate brownies with black beans for protein?  My version is even healthier than the original.   Servings: 16 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes   Ingredients 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed ½ cup dark chocolate chips (or chopped dark chocolate bar like our go-to, Ghiradelli’s 72% Twilight Dark) ¼ […]