sausage frittata

Easy Recipe: Sausage & Onion Frittata

Diane Sanfilippo 21DSD, Beef, Pork, & Lamb, Breakfast 1 Comment

A cast iron skillet makes frittata-making easy! Very often when I dine out, the portion sizes are HUGE. I’m guessing this happens to most of you as well. It’s pretty easy to see that people have come to expect LARGE portions for a small amount of money since that’s how we tend to operate in this country: more/bigger = better, …

turkey bacon club salad

Easy Recipe: Turkey & Bacon Club Salad

Diane Sanfilippo 21DSD, Soups & Salads 8 Comments

I love making salads out of whatever random ingredients I have in the fridge. Sometimes I try to think of a theme or some kind of standard dish that I can re-mix into a salad. When I scoured the fridge today for lettuce-topping ingredients, I came out with what looked like the makings of a classic club sandwich. This salad …

Herb Salt Blends from Practical Paleo | Diane Sanfilippo

Herb Salt Blends from Practical Paleo

Diane Sanfilippo 21DSD, Basics, Spices & Seasonings 13 Comments

I’m pretty obsessed with my rosemary sea salt these days. It’s SO simple to make and they sell it at the local farmers market for a lot more than it costs to just do-it-yourself… shocking!¬†This may seem really basic, but it’s REALLY good – and a fantastic way to keep herbs readily available to sprinkle on anything. If you can …

Stuffed Peppers| Balanced Bites

Easy Recipe: Italian Style Stuffed Peppers

Diane Sanfilippo 21DSD, Beef, Pork, & Lamb 27 Comments

Back when Balanced Bites was an organic meal delivery business, stuffed peppers were among the favorite dishes ordered by my clients. At that point in time, I was mixing a few different ingredients into them but I keep it pretty simple when I’m cooking at home for myself. The inspiration and motivation to make stuffed peppers came about when I …

Roasted Winter Squash | Diane Sanfilippo

Easy Recipe: Roasted Winter Squash with Coconut Butter

Diane Sanfilippo 21DSD, Sides 8 Comments

Winter squash is amazing. It’s sweet but not too sweet. It’s packed with nutrients¬†(vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium to name a few) and it’s comforting and feels so decadent to enjoy. I just adore it. Break out of your standard sweet potato rut and dabble in the world of winter squash. There are lots of varieties and, chances are, …

Easy Recipe: Super Simple Supper – Kabobs

Diane Sanfilippo 21DSD, Beef, Pork, & Lamb 2 Comments

I wish I had an outdoor grill, I really do. I would be outside grilling pretty often if I did, but that doesn’t stop me and my tiny studio apartment from turning out some yummy grilled food off of a cast iron grill pan. A little cross-ventilation goes a long way if you need to do the indoor grilling thing, …

Baked Chicken Legs | Diane Sanfilippo

Easy Recipe: Baked Chicken Legs

Diane Sanfilippo 21DSD, Poultry 8 Comments

I used to be one of those people who only ate white meat chicken or nothing at all. I think part of it was just being used to the color and texture of it all my life. I first tried thigh meat when I realized it was about 2/3 of the price of the breast meat (sometimes the road less …

Pumpkin Custard from "Practical Paleo" | Diane Sanfilippo

Pumpkin Custard from Practical Paleo (or Crustless Pumpkin Pie)

Diane Sanfilippo 21DSD, Nut-free Desserts, Recipes, Treats & Sweets 30 Comments

The version I made recently had NO SWEETENER added to it whatsoever. This “dessert” then becomes a perfect addition if you’re completing my 21-Day Sugar Detox Program. This recipes is not yet featured in the program manual but you can be sure it’ll make it’s way into an updated version when I create one.Feel free to garnish this custard with …

Cilantro Macadamia Nut Pesto | Diane Sanfilippo

Easy Recipe: Cilantro & Macadamia Nut Pesto

Diane Sanfilippo 21DSD, Sauces & Dips 5 Comments

Fresh herbs are a fantastic way to add tons of flavor to a meal while adding health benefits as well. The flavors and spices I cook with can certainly become a bit ho-hum and boring. I grab the same 4 or 5 bottles of spices pretty much all the time. Currently I blame my lack of cable tv and inspiration …