Skirt Steak Tacos| Balanced Bites

Dinner Into Breakfast: Skirt Steak Tacos, Steak & Eggs

Diane Sanfilippo 21DSD, Beef, Pork, & Lamb, Breakfast 8 Comments

After sitting down to breakfast this morning I realized that I had just done something I do quite often but that I think a lot of people forget is a fantastic possibility… turn dinner leftovers into a “fancy” breakfast. Last night, on my way home from the gym, I picked up some grass-fed skirt steak at my local Real Foods …

Grain-Free Zucchini Pancakes Recipe (Paleo and 21DSD) | Diane Sanfilippo

Easy Recipe: Grain-Free Zucchini Pancakes

Diane Sanfilippo 21DSD, Baked Goods & Pancakes, Breakfast 46 Comments

I recently made sweet potato pancakes and they were fantastic, so I decided to work on mastering a zucchini pancake option for those who can’t or don’t choose to eat sweet potatoes. I think you’re going to like this one, it’s quite simple and really satisfying. I think they’re great with a side of sausage or bacon… Enjoy! This recipe …

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, …