Superfood Pesto Sauce

Recipe #100!!  This ones a sauce, and a damn good one at that.  As long as you have a food processor (you can get a great quality one for just $40 on Amazon.com, and you’ll use it all the time once you have it.  Totally worthwhile purchase), this recipe is finished in mere minutes.

Made with just kale, basil, parmesan cheese, olive oil, cashews and garlic.  Man oh man, I could eat a jar of this weekly.  I basically already do (the store bought kind.  Pesto being close to my heart for years now).  This kind though?  Light-years better.  With a subtle bite from the garlic.  Earthy flavor from the basil and kale.  The parmesan offering the perfect pinch of zest.

Kale, by the way, is awesome for you.  Its high in fiber, great for aiding in digestion, its loaded with nutrients, vitamins, folate and magnesium.  For a short list of additional health benefits, click on this article.

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Cheesy Cauliflower Pizza

Holy crap.  If I had known pizza without crust/gluten/grains could be this amazing, I would have started making this stuff years ago and ditched the real thing.  I know.  Die hard pizza fans are probably slamming their laptops shut right now, giving me the hand.  I am telling you though, made this for my mom tonight who said upon tasting “whoa, absolutely delicious.  That was incredible, Brooke.”  Though she has liked my other recipes and remarked on them being tasty, her feedback hasn’t been this enthusiastic prior to tonight with this recipe.  I too was skeptical on biting the bullet and giving this one a go.  No longer.  I swear, try this.  You will be stunned, mouth watering as you consume the entire thing, and promptly hooked.

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This recipe is grain/gluten free.  Its low in calories.  Loaded with flavor.  Also, you don’t need to follow the measurements to a T.  I improvised a bit myself and it came out incredible.  Make your measurements roughly what I’ve listed below but don’t worry at all about being exact.

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Pumpkin Tumeric Buckwheat Pancakes

Can you smell it?  Yes, its still summer, but autumn is in the air.  Just around the corner.  Especially for us New Englanders 😉  (So cool that I can say that once again!).  Whether or not this excites or depresses you depends on who you are.  I think autumn is the ultimate season though.  The brisk air, vibrant colors on the trees, autumn nights, leaves rustling in the breeze, bonfires, walks in the woods, hot drinks in hand, bookstores, all things pumpkin flavored.  Just a few of the awesome aspects of autumn.

These Pumpkin Tumeric Pancakes are another 😉

Grain/gluten free, dairy free and sugar free.  Moist and totally delicious.  And taking less than 15 minutes to whip these babies up.  I had five for breakfast this morning.  No regrets there.

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Coconut Tumeric Pancakes

My first coconut flour pancakes!!  I have to say, these are far lighter and fluffier than buckwheat ones are.  Buckwheat pancakes are delectable, filling and bready.  Tasting totally like the real deal, grain and all (yet, without any ;-)).  However the coconut pancakes offer a different texture.  I am loving the lightness to them.

Loaded with majorly healthy ingredients.  To start, coconut flour.  For a short list of health benefits on this gluten free flour alternative, check out this link.

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Second, turmeric.  What’s being touted as a new superfood and for good reason.  To name just a few of the health benefits potentially earned by consuming this spice: can help prevent breast cancer and skin cancer, a natural painkiller, may aid in boosting metabolism, is used in Chinese medicine to treat depression, etc.  Whoa.  Who knew a single spice could be chock full of such power.  For a full list of way cool benefits, check out this link.

Now, how to make these tasty treats:

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Sweet Potato, Bacon and Egg Bowl

Ready for the easiest and tastiest breakfast you’ve ever had?  Here goes.  Just five ingredients needed.  Super healthy, rich, filling, SO yum.  I eat this one several times a week.  And imagine that after sampling it, you might find yourself doing the same ;-)Delicious and keeps you full for hours afterward.

This recipe serves one person so for two people, just double everything.  This entrée is Paleo, Whole30, grain/gluten free, dairy free and sugar free.  Enjoy!!

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Carrot Cake Pancakes

Happy weekend, all!

These carrot cake pancakes are the epitome of a perfect autumnal breakfast.  I know, I know, its way to early to be talking about fall just yet.  Still reveling within the midst of summer, the season of endless evenings, ice cream, the beach, sundresses and picnicking, and loving every minute.  However, while these do scream autumn, they would be equally as tasty during any season or occasion.  Breakfast in bed…or for dinner.  Sunday brunching.  A summer picnic entrée.  Holing up inside with some wintery comfort food when its snowing.  You name it, these are fabulous anytime.

Gluten/grain free, dairy free, sugar free and super easy to make.  Enjoy!

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Four Ingredient Sweet Potato Brownies

Who loves brownies?  If I were able to hear an answer to this through my laptop, I would assume a resounding yes would be the response (save for the few who don’t like chocolate).  Now, how about brownies that are gluten free, dairy free, sugar free AND only require four ingredients?  Yet, are still fudgy, delicious, rich and decadent.  Impossible, many of you might be saying.  Not quite.  Get excited!  Have I got the most awesome treat for you 😉

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Edinburgh Mist French Toast

Named after one of my favorite European cities.  Edinburgh making me think of words like…dark…romantic…lovely…haunting…misty…soot covered…magical.  This French Toast is sweet, ever so subtly spiced, fluffy, and totally tasty.  Making for a special, impressive, yet shockingly easy brunch/breakfast entrée.  Impress your friends and family with this one, all while moaning in deliciousness every bite.

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Pumpkin Chia Cinnamon Oatmeal

Hi all,

I know, I know.  Again with the pumpkin.  You will be thanking me after trying this one though.  Like autumn in a bowl.  Pumpkin-y, creamy, subtle cinnamon and spice, filling, hearty, lightly sweet and just YUM!!!

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Need I remind all you readers of the power of pumpkin?  The health benefits this bright vegetable offers are countless.  Click here for a short list of why pumpkin is AMAZING for your health.  That aside though, this makes for a healthy but oh so tasty treat.  Like a dessert but it isn’t.  The perfect breakfast, snack or healthy sweet.  And a super cinch to throw together in just 15 minutes.  Get excited!!!

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Pumpkin Pasta Bake

Yes, yes, I know, another pumpkin dish.  But hear me out.  Not only does pumpkin taste great but its amazing for you!!

Just to name a few of the phenomenal health benefits that pumpkin offers…

  • its anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant.  It helps with joint health, organ health, stress relief, etc.
  • its high levels of vitamin C help with keeping the immune system strong and encouraging collagen production for skin to maintain its beautiful glow and elasticity.
  • it can help prevent premature aging and cardiovascular disease.
  • its great for bone and tooth health.
  • The list goes on.  To read more of why pumpkin is the bomb, here you go.

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