“Here's what was up last week!
- Liz and I talk stress!
- Book & Recipe Review: Lexi's Clean Kitchen by Alexis Kornblum Davidson
- Facebook LIVE Tomorrow – Chat about Holiday Stress!
- Balanced Bites Podcast Episode #269 – Stress Part 1 – Prepping for Stressful Situations, Stressing vs. Grieving, & Tips to Help Deal with Stress
- New 21DSD Recipe: Pumpkin & Vanilla Chia Pudding
- New 21DSD Recipe Round-up: Soups & Stews
- Highlights from Instagram
Liz and I Talk Stress
Check this out! Liz and I were together, in-person on a Facebook LIVE answering your questions! We kept our focus on stress this time.
Book & Recipe Review: Lexi's Clean Kitchen by Alexis Kornblum Davidson
There’s a new cookbook on the shelves, and let me tell you it is darn delicious! Lexi of Lexi’s Clean Kitchen blog has just released her first cookbook, fittingly named Lexi’s Clean Kitchen, and it is packed with paleo-friendly recipes (over 150!) that are free of gluten, grains, soy and refined sugars.
Lexi was kind enough to let me share the recipe for her Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry. This is an easy, filling recipe to throw together on a weeknight, and it makes for great leftovers. I like things saucy so I made a double portion of the sauce, and it was perfect!
Facebook LIVE Tomorrow – Chat with me tomorrow about Holiday Stress!
Join me for “Office Hours” tomorrow, Thursday, November 20th at 4 PM PST/7 PM EST (note the time change!!), to discuss Holiday Stress and hang out! Make sure you are following me on Facebook: facebook.com/thedianesanfilippo.
Balanced Bites Podcast Episode #269 – Stress Part 1 – Prepping for Stressful Situations, Stressing vs. Grieving, & Tips to Help Deal with Stress
New on the 21DSD Blog
I love fall. Golden leaves on the ground, fireplace lit, and trips to the pumpkin patch. It’s the time of year that I usually make pumpkin bars, hearty soups, and spiced cider. This year, we are also enjoying my Pumpkin & Vanilla Bean Chia Pudding. It’s super easy, packed with nutrients, and can be enjoyed as breakfast or dessert!
When the weather cools down, it’s time to get some soups & stews on the stove!
Highlights from Instagram
When I post the same food fairly often, does it make you feel like: 1) Ugh! I don't need to see the same. Darned. Food. Again. 2) Oh that looks so yummy every time she posts it! Must make! 3) Okay, if she eats the same thing all the time it must be okay to eat the same thing all the time… so I'll keep eating what I am eating on repeat, too. Or, 4) I didn't even notice that you post the same meals pretty often, Diane, who can pay attention to that kind of thing?! I'm busy over here. Let me know! 😘 D
[RECIPE BELOW] Dinner last night: grassfed beef meatballs with roasted Brussels and goat cheese. My how-to for the Brussels is in my IG story for a few more hours, and the meatball recipe, that I think I'll call Savory Goat Cheese Meat balls is this: • 2# grass-fed beef • 2 beaten eggs • 2 tablespoons Everything* or Savory Blend from #PracticalPaleo • 2 ounces goat cheese, broken into small pieces • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives (*I used the Everything blend which is confusing bc it sounds like the Everything Bagel blend, but isn't the same. Also, when the spices release for sale shortly, it will be called the Savory blend. I know, even more confusing, sorry.) . Mix all ingredients together well with your hands. Ball into 1 ounce portions and bake at 375F either on a rack over a pan or directly on a pan for 20-25 minutes until cooked through. . This post is not sponsored but the meat was provided by @butcherbox – and it was delish! If and when I ever make a sponsored post, where I am given money in exchange for the post, I will note that it is sponsored and by whom. Please note that if and when I do decide to do that, it'll only be from companies and products I love. Trust me, I'm given the chance often to make sponsored posts, but I mostly turn them down at this stage simply because my energy is focused elsewhere with my business. There is zero shame in making sponsored posts because we all need to make a living and brands should pay for that exposure, IMO. And, there are some amazing brands that you all should know more about and I may be sharing from more of them soon! Okay, enjoy the meatyballs. 😘 D
When in doubt, throw everything you're eating over a pile of greens… that's what I do. Here I have chicken thighs I seasoned with the Mediterranean blend from #PracticalPaleo 2nd edition cooked with some capers, lemon, and coconut milk to make a sauce and topped with fresh cilantro over a giant pile of romaine and the last two wilted kale leaves I had. 😂 This is how I eat probably 50% of my meals – not fussy or majorly planned. We make sure we have proteins and veggies on-hand as well as staples like plenty of spices, lemon, and capers. Boom – a meal in about 15 minutes. . #paleo #lowcarb #keto #macros #dianessaladmadness #bbspices #balancedbites