Chocolate Cherry Blondies

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Chocolate Cherry Blondies

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup grass-fed butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup of erythritol or 1/3 cup of raw, organic honey
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chip (I use Enjoy Life brand)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup of dried cherries, chopped
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Spray 8×8 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together butter, erythritol, vanilla, eggs, and almond milk
  4. In a separate medium bowl whisk together coconut flour, baking soda, and salt
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined and batter is smooth.
  6. Fold in chocolate chips
  7. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until edges are golden brown and knife comes out with a few crumbs attached

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Classic Italian Dressing

This is truely the BEST Italian dressing I have ever made. It’s super simple. You can adjust the flavors as you like, but it’s important to use fresh ingredients that’s what really makes this recipe stand out.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 of a medium red onion, roughl chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups of olive oil
  • 1/2cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp of oregano
  • 2 tsp of dried basil
  • Salt & pepp
  • 1/4 cup of fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 3-4 tbs of maple syrup
  • 1-2 Tbs of dijon mustard

Directions:

  1. Place all the ingredients into a blender or food processor
  2. Blend until frothy!
  3. Enjoy on a crisp Italian-style salad

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Weeknight Italian Style Skillet

This is such an easy week night recipe and it SO good. It’s jam-packed with yummy flavors. I’ve been using Mario Batali’s new tomato sauce and it delish. It is made with all natural ingredients and has no added sugars, flavoring, NOTHING. Plus, it’s made with olive oil, not canola oil- p.s. this is hard to come by in most jarred sauces. There are a lot of brands now that use “real” ingredients in the sauce, but they cost you an arm and a leg. I order Mario’s sauce on Walmart for 5.94 for a 24 oz. jar…if you don’t know, THATS A LOTTA SAUCE PEOPLE.

As for the sausage links, to save money – and time- I’ve been buying the spicy Italian chicken sausage from Trader Joe’s. They are GREAT. Not only are they cheap, these also have NO weird added ingredients, and – I can’t even believe it – NO SUGAR. Usually ALL packaged sausage, of any kind, has added sugar in it. So these lil’ babies are quite the find.

Enjoy this Italian goodness!!

The Baconista - Paleo Italian Skillet

Italian Style Skillet

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbs of olive oil
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped (you could use red bell pepper too!)
  • 1/2 of a medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp of minced garlic
  • 3-4 slices of pepperoni, chopped
  • 3-4 slices of bacon, roughly chopped
  • 3 sausage links (you can use chicken sausage too!), sliced
  • 2-3 cups of tomato sauce (depending on how saucy you like it) – you can use a jar of sauce, just make sure there is no added preservatives or sugars
  • 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes, 1 tsp if you like heat!
  • salt & pepp (you don’t need a lot of salt because the bacon adds a good amount!)

Directions:

  1. Place olive oil into skillet and heat for a few minutes on low-medium heat
  2. Place chopped onion and garlic into the pan and heat until onion becomes semi-translucent
  3. Add the crushed red pepper
  4. Once it starts to head up, add the bacon and pepperoni and cook until both become a little crispy
  5. Add the chopped green pepper and cook for another 5-7 minutes, or until the pepper becomes a little browned and soft
  6. Place the sliced links into the pan and cook until the pieces are lightly browned
  7. Add the tomato sauce and let it simmer on low until heated all the way through
  8. Top with more red pepper flakes and nutritional yeast (to give it a bit of cheeeeeziee flavor…YUM)!

The Baconista - Italian Style SKkillet

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