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 …

Easy Recipe: Buttery Turnip Puree

Diane Sanfilippo 21DSD, Sides 4 Comments

Get creative with new ingredients! I’ll be the first to admit that I can really get into a rut with not only the types of produce I buy on a regular basis, but also with how I prepare that produce. Well, in a recent Greenhearts Family Farm CSA I received a bunch of round, white root veggies that I couldn’t identify by …