HEALTHY CHERRY CHOCOLATE COOKIE CAKE

3 Jul

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Happy Friday! I made a similar recipe over the holidays last year, but since summer always blesses us with an abundance of delicious red cherries, I decided to replicate this recipe with a summer twist! This is gluten free, low in sugar (I relied mostly on the cherries for the natural sweetness), yummy and easy to make! I also used my homemade powdered sugar, which you can also find on the original recipe.

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The original recipe can be found here. Just use cherries instead of strawberries. Have a great weekend.

PALEO TURKEY MEATBALL AND SPINACH PIZZA (WITH CAULIFLOWER CRUST)

23 Jun

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It’s been a while since I made cauliflower pizza because to be honest, working with cauliflower can be a messy chore, but worth it! I decided to create my version of a meatball pizza with a healthy twist. This recipe is paleo, uses lean turkey, and full of flavour, and all the ingredients are organic 😊

Recipe:

The Crust:
β€’ 350g cauliflower, grated
β€’ 1/4 cup coconut flour
β€’ 2 tbsp almond flour
β€’ 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
β€’ 1 tsp all purpose seasoning of choice
β€’ 2 large organic cage free eggs

Turkey:
β€’ 1 lb lean ground turkey
β€’ Β½ a cup almond meal/flour
β€’ 1 organic cage free egg
β€’ 2 tbsp onion powder
β€’ 1 tbsp garlic powder
β€’ Β½ cup pizza sauce

Toppings:
β€’ 1 cup organic baby spinach
β€’ 1/4 pizza sauce
β€’ sliced onions, mushrooms, scallions, and grape tomatoes
β€’ ΒΎ cup grated mozzarella cheese

The Turkey:

Preheat oven to 375Β°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper

Combine all turkey ingredients in a bowl. Roll mixture into palm size meatballs and place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.

Bake for 20 minutes. When ready, toss the meatballs in the pizza sauce and set aside, then make your crust.

The Crust:

Preheat oven to 475F.

Rice cauliflower in a food processor, then transfer to a microwave safe bowl and place in the microwave for 5 minutes.

When ready, let it cool for 10 minutes before handling or it will burn you. Place cauliflower in several sheets of paper towel and squeeze out as much moisture as you can. This will prevent the crust from being mushy.

Transfer cauliflower back into the bowl and add remaining crust ingredients.

Line a pizza baking pan with parchment paper and dap it with a little bit of coconut oil. Spread out cauliflower crust batter in the pan, but make sure it’s not too thin.

Place in the oven and bake for 8 – 11 minutes, until it starts to turn golden brown, then remove from oven and place the baking pan on your kitchen counter. Top with topping ingredients and as many turkey meatballs as you’d like, then place the pizza back in the oven and bake for 7-10 minutes, until the cheese is melted.

PERFECTLY GRILLED CORN

22 Jun

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If you’re planning on having a bbq or going to one, add some yummy roasted corn the menu!🌽🌽 These perfect summer side treat is yummy super easy to make. First, turn on your grill, then soak your naked corn in water for 10 minutes. Transfer corn to the grill and brush about 1 tbsp of melted butter on each one. Grill until all sides are evenly roasted, and stick a fork or knife in the middle of the corn to check if its ready. It should be slightly soft. When ready, top with scallions or toppings of choice. Have a great week!

GRILLED LEAN TURKEY CHEESE BURGERS WITH SWEET POTATO SPEARS

16 Jun

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Happy Tuesday everyone! I’ve been MIA recently and I apologize. Work gets very busy in the summer time and I also pick up more activities that add to my busy schedule. But never fear! I haven’t forgotten about you. Here’s my healthy spin on a cheese burger to satisfy your burger cravings the healthy way. Cheers😊

Recipe: makes 4 burger patties

1 pound organic lean ground turkey
Β½ cup chopped scallions
2 tbsp all spice mix (or you could season with salt and pepper to your desired taste)
2 tbsp EVOO (or grapeseed oil)
4 sprouted whole grain burger buns
1 organic avocado
Cheddar cheese slices for topping
1 sweet potato (sliced and grilled)

First, turn on your grill. Combine ground turkey with seasoning until well incorporated, and then divide into 4 patties. Rub each patty with olive oil and set aside until your grill is ready.

Place the patties on the grill and grill for 15 minutes, flipping over after 5 minutes. These have to be cooked completely since its poultry. Before taking out the patties, top them with sliced cheese, then cover them on the grill for a few seconds until the cheese is completely melted.

Spread avocado on burger buns and then top with the grilled turkey patties. Top with scallions and serve with sweet potato spears. Serves 4.

VIRGIN PINA COLADA SMOOTHIE

29 May

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It’s nice and sunny outside!β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ Enjoy these babies on your balcony or even make them at a bbq! Yummy, light and very refreshingly delicious! These contain:

2 cups pineapple chunks🍍🍍
1 banana🍌
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (light)🍼
1 cup unsweetened almond milk🍼
1 cup IceπŸ’Ž

Blend all ingredients in a blender. Serves 2.

If you want to make these as a drink and not a smoothie, juice half a pineapple and mix with with unsweetened full fat coconut milk from the can. Add in some rum if you’d like😁

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