Monday, June 10, 2013


Have you tried butter in your coffee yet?  Well, it's definitely worth a go.  For its nutritional benefits, max energy, and weight loss check out my original post here.

Now, if you've tried it, like it, drink it, here's a yummy treat for you to try.
  • 2 tablespoons or more of Kerrygold or other UNSALTED, grass-fed butter 
  • 2 tablespoons of MCT oi, we use Life Enhancement
  • 2 tablespoons of organic cacao powder, we use Navitas Naturals
  • about 1/4 teaspoon of stevia, more or less to taste
  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
  1. Start with 2 mugs of good black coffee, we like Portola Coffee Lab
  2. In a small saucepan melt together all ingredients, except coffee
  3. Blend coffee and butter mixture in counter-top blender until there is a creamy head of foam

    Sunday, June 9, 2013

    Baked Onion Rings

    I was craving onion rings!  My husband bought a giant sweet onion at our local farmer's market and I couldn't wait to use it.  Thanks to my friend, Heather, for the inspiration to start putting turmeric* in everything - almost!  These tasty bites are a delicious addition to our Friday burger night.  Here's my version of Delighted Momma's baked thyme onion rings.


    2 large sweet onions
    1 1/2 cups almond meal
    2 teaspoons turmeric
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    salt & pepper to taste
    2 eggs, beaten

    • Preheat oven to 400˚F.
    • Slice onions 
    • Mix together the dry ingredients
    • Dip each onion ring into eggs then almond meal
    • Bake on parchment paper lined baking sheets for about 20 minutes or until golden brown
    *There are plenty of health benefits for using turmeric and putting it into everything possible.  I started using it for its anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties.

    Monday, June 3, 2013

    Innocent Bananas Foster

    I surprised my family and made this for dessert last night.  As I'm writing this I realize we've been having quite a bit of desserts lately.  Time to cut back to weekends only.  We'll definitely keep this one in the rotation.  Thanks to The Crohn's Journey Foundation for the great recipe.

    Photo: Sarah Choueiry

    2 bananas, peeled and sliced into 1/4" chunks
    1 tablespoon coconut oil
    2 tablespoons raw honey
    1 tablespoon water
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, more or less to taste
    vanilla ice cream we like Julie's Organic Vanilla and Strauss Organic Vanilla Bean

    • Heat coconut oil in a skillet
    • Add banana slices and cook until browned, about 7 minutes
    • Meanwhile mix honey and water
    • When bananas are browned add honey
    • Turn heat off and sprinkle with cinnamon
    • Pour over vanilla ice cream.
    Serves 4