Recent Recipes! #yum

Recently I have been enjoying my purchase of the "I Quit Sugar" Cookbook. I had anticipated it coming to the US for awhile and was stoked it finally came the second week in April! Sarah Wilson is a great blogger, speaker, health advocate etc. and her personal blog tells her story about why and how she quit sugar. It really is WAY more than just about sugar. It is a lot like Paleo and Whole30 but challenges how much fruit/honey (both paleo) you eat... etc. 

Anyways I have just started Week one of the program & here's what I've been cooking up lately!

Home made Chicken Stock!

Home made Chicken Stock!

I feel like this is the most grown-up recipe to make. I'm not sure why but I felt like a true home-maker/Mom making this. We had all these Organic Chicken bones/fat left over and that I had saved just for this. In the I quit Sugar book Sarah Wilson teaches you about how to cook healthier and more nutrient dense (better for you). Making your own Chicken broth is great for several reasons: 1. You can freeze it in ice-cube trays and pop one out to put in a frying pan. As the cube melts you saute/ braise your food in it instead of OIL! 2. Use it to add flavor to most all dishes you are cooking. 3. Don't have to worry about added ingredients in the store-bought stuff.  

DIRECTIONS + INGREDIENTS

1 POT

BONES OF 4 ORGANIC CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS & 2 CHICKEN BREASTS + SOME OF THEIR TRIMMED FAT ( Your'e supposed to use 1 WHOLE ORGANIC CHICKEN CARCASS but I didn't have this)

3 celery stalks + their leaves chopped up, 1 onion chopped up, Salt + pepper, thyme + rosemary (really you can be creative here!)

>>> Cover all ingredients in water + bring to boil then simmer for 2+ hours, put in bowl in fridge to cool and let fat float to the top, scrape excess fat off and then freeze in ice cube trays!

Paleo Meatballs!

Paleo Meatballs!

I used THIS recipe but always vary it depending if I have all the ingredients or not! Cooking is all about being creative and using what you have to make something great! Also Inst

DIRECTIONS + INGREDIENTS:

* I browned these in my frying pan in a little bit of Ghee instead of baking! 

1lb. grass fed ground beef

1 egg

1tsp garlic powder
1tsp paprika

salt and pepper to taste (about 1/2tsp salt and 1/4tsp pepper)

1/2 small onion, minced (I used 1Tbsp dried minced onion in this photo)

1Tbsp fresh parsley (optional)

These are so good and can be put on salads, used with spaghetti squash, or eaten as a quick snack!  They are so good I got the text below from my husband: My reaction may have been over-board but I get pretty excited when my cooking makes my husband happy!!

COCO-NUTTY GRANOLA

COCO-NUTTY GRANOLA

The granola in Goat's milk yogurt with a few strawberries... which it didn't need but this was 'dessert' ha! 

The granola in Goat's milk yogurt with a few strawberries... which it didn't need but this was 'dessert' ha! 

I Quit Sugar has such awesome photography + graphc design...  so I am a sucker for that PLUS great recipes :)

I Quit Sugar has such awesome photography + graphc design...  so I am a sucker for that PLUS great recipes :)

COCO-NUTTY GRANOLA! This recipe I followed almost exactly from her book! I used cashews, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and almonds as my mix of nuts! I LOVE this granola. I put it in my yogurt and ate it all by itself.. It lasted a week! SO good!

Hope you had a great Easter!! Happy Spring!

Hope you had a great Easter!! Happy Spring!