Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3-4 minutes
Serves: about 1 cup
This superfood seed mixture was inspired by my recent travels to Australia where they would throw a bunch of nuts on salads. I would not say Australia is very progressive when it comes to food but we were lucky enough to visit some amazing farm to table restaurants that were very unique. I try to always take some inspo back from my travels and this nut mixture is just that. This mixture is great to add to your meal prep list and should be stored in the fridge with the rest of your nuts and seeds (yes if they are not in your fridge they should be so they do not become rancid). Throw them on your salad or use them as a snack, and feel free to add your own touch to them by using your favorite spices.
- 1/2 cup raw pepitas or pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup raw hemp seeds
- ¼ cup raw sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 tablespoon Brain Octane, or you can use avocado or coconut oil
Instructions for seed mixture:
In a pan on medium-low heat add all ingredients.
Stir continuously for a couple minutes or until you smell the seeds (it should NOT burn).
Pull them off and let cool and store in a glass airtight container.
Prep Time: preferably the night before or at least 3 hours to let cool
Cook Time: 30
Rice is something I think people tend to stay away from on a strict keto diet. I have found personally and with a lot of my clients (and Dave Asprey from Bulletproof also confirms) if you cook and then cool rice before consuming and also add coconut oil to the cooking process, you are changing how your body absorbs the carbohydrate, lowering the glycemic response in the body therefore not causing your glucose (blood sugar level) to spike as high which also is a reason people gain weight.
Prep Time: 15
Cook Time: 30
I know I know, you either love or hate pumpkin, and this time of year it’s in everything. To be honest, there’s a time and place for pumpkin and I promise you this just might be it. This hearty and comforting curry is topped over coconut low carb rice and yes that's a thing. This recipe is so flavorful and on the table in less than 30 minutes and leftovers are that much better.
Prep Time: 25
Cook Time: 1 hour
Serves: 6 people
One of my favorite winter meals, but to be honest I make it year round because it is so comforting and very satisfying. The meat sauce is a staple that I learned from my Pop and once you make it I promise your family will be begging for more!
Spaghetti squash is packed with fiber and vitamins like carotene and vitamin A, plus you do not need any special tools to make it into "spaghetti" you just use your fork.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 20
Serves: 3.5 cups
Tomatillo means “little tomato” in Spanish and that’s essentially what it is. Small, firm and green with a lantern-type paper covering, most people miss them in the produce aisle. When roasted, the firm acidic meat of the tomatillo transforms into a sticky-sweet tomato caramel you'll want to serve with everything. That being said, the naturally occurring sugars in the salsa are better absorbed in our bodies by adding a healthy fat such as MCT or avocado oil.
Prep Time: 2 hours with soaking and freezing
Cook Time: it's RAW
Who doesn’t love cheesecake? Well, my stomach doesn't, way to much cream and sugar leaves me feeling … ya gross. I decided to use strawberries as the base since they came in my CSA box, but feel free to sub in your favorite fruit or keep it plain with just vanilla. Feel free to cook the crust if you do not want it chewy, but then it's not raw anymore :)
Prep Time: 15 min
Serves: 4 people
Affogato as a dessert or an afternoon pick me up remind me of my grandpa, Pop. Its warm coffee poured over ice cream, so dang good. You can use whatever flavor ice cream you like and feel free to get creative with your toppings. Happy summer!
Prep Time: 1-hour min for dough
Cook Time: 35 min
Serves: 8 slices
As most of you know I would not call myself a"baker" by any means. I always try to make something healthier or add some crazy ingredient like an adaptogen reishi powder and end up ruining it. This summer galette was inspired from some seasonal rhubarb I received from a local farm and I thought it would be super fun to try out it out! I adapted this from Cannelle Vanille who has amazing recipes, basically so I would have less of a chance of screwing up. It actually turned out really good, tart but good. I am afraid of sugar since it leads to disease and inflammation, so I did my best to keep it low sugar, that where a scoop of ice cream helps.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Who doesn't love a quesadilla? I mean it's a childhood staple, a 2-minute snack and to be honest, it used to be my favorite after drinking go to (times have changed now that I go to bed at 8:30 pm.) I created this fancy and delicious version after having leftover hibiscus flowers from some tea I had made, and me being a weirdo tasted the soaked flower and yummm! The hibiscus adds texture and a slight tang, while the goat cheese leaves it creamy. I added summer squash because they are in season but feel free to add you own twist. Serve with my salsa or guacamole is always my fav.
Prep Time: 5 min
Serves: depend if you want to share...
I use New Barn because they care about quality ingredients which unfortunately nowadays is not the case with most companies. They make it with ingredients you would use at home, ones you can pronounce! I was a bit hesitant when trying this out even though I love New Barns almond milk which I have been using for a while now and recommending to my clients. This combo is super easy and is a great base for whatever fun topping you have on hand; hemp seeds, berries, nuts, a chocolate drizzle. Hey, I don't say to eat desserts often but when you do, make sure they aren't going to hurt you and your gut, make it worth it and make it taste delicious.