Recipe of the Week: Banana Chocolate Chip Donuts

This Sunday I adjusted a recipe I’ve been working on and I think it’s ready to share! 

  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1 1/4c almond meal
  • 1/2c whole wheat flour
  • 1/2c protein powder (I use Perfect Fit)
  • 1/2tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbs maple syrup 
  • 1 tbs coconut oil 
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • 1/4c almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt 
  • 1/3c choco chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350*. Spray a donut pan with coconut oil. 
  2. Mix all of the dry ingredients (minus the chips). Mix all of the wet ingredients. Mix together.
  3. Add chocolate chips. Adjust texture with almond milk or water. 
  4. Cut a corner of a sandwich baggie and place batter inside. Pipette batter into donut pan. 
  5. Bake for 20-22 minutes. 

Enjoy! If you want they are also delicious with a peanut butter topping!

Xo, Pam

Recipe of the Week: Cauliflower Pizza

I have tried a couple different recipes and they have either been extremely labor intensive or turned out to be a sloppy mess! I was finally victorious with this recipe and you can switch up the toppings with whatever you like – I happen to be a pepperoni and pineapple girl 🙂
Ingredients
  • 28-32 ounces cauliflower rice (you can also place cauliflower florets in food processor)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 ounces chèvre goat cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Optional: 1 tsp pizza Flavor God seasoning

Toppings

  • Whatever you like! We did pizza sauce, fresh mozzarella, pineapple, pepperoni, red onion, red pepper, parmesan, and pepper flakes.
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Steam the cauliflower rice. I typically buy the ones that you can steam directly in the bag. Once cauliflower is cooked, place in a towel and squeeze all of the liquid out.
  3. Place the cauliflower pulp in a mixing bowl and add in the egg, goat cheese, oregano, garlic powder, and sea salt, and pizza seasoning. Mix well.
  4. Once mixed, place the mixture onto the baking sheet. Using your hands, press the mixture until it is spread out evenly with no thin patches, about 1/3 inch high.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes and the top begins to brown.  Then carefully flip the crust over and bake for another ı0 minutes.
  6. Once the crust is ready, add your favorite pizza sauce and toppings and then bake for another ı0 minutes at 400ºF.
  7. Enjoy!

Xo, Pam

Recipe of the Week: Apple Nachos

I make this recipe on a weekly basis because it’s quick, easy, and DELICIOUS.

Step One: Thinly slice your apple.

Step Two: Warm up a tablespoon (or two!) of peanut butter or cashew butter. Pour over top.

Step Three: Unlimited options. Top with mini chocolate chips, a crumbled chocolate bar (like I did here with Eating Evolved), or add some crushed peanuts!

Step Four: ENJOY!!!! 🙂

Xo, Pam

 

 

B&B Favorite Super Bowl Recipes

It’s that time of year – SUPER BOWL WEEKEND! I love this weekend because there are always races, fun events, and the best of all – parties with your friends! This weekend would be more fun if the Baltimore Ravens had successfully made it to the post season – but we are left with the Falcons and Patriots instead.

I wanted to share with all of you some of my favorite recipes to take to a party! There is something here for everyone – my favorite are the Buffalo Cauliflower Bites!

Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

 Prep Time: 5 minutes

 Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Brussels sprouts
  • 1 tbs grape seed oil
  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • 1 tbs minced shallots
  • 2 tbs slivered almonds
  • 2 tbs balsamic vinegar

 Cut off the ends of the brussels sprouts and cut in half lengthwise. Steam brussels sprouts for 5-8 minutes (until tender). Toss brussels sprouts in a pan with oil, shallots and almonds. Add balsamic vinegar 4 minutes in. Sauté brussels sprouts on medium heat for 5-6 minutes. Add in syrup right after removing the pan from heat. Enjoy!

 

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • ½ cup brown rice flour (whole wheat would work also)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tbs coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup hot sauce

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450*. Cut head of cauliflower into bite size pieces. Whisk flour and water together with the spices. Coat cauliflower evenly by placing into a bag or a sealed container and shake. Bake on greased sheet for 15 minutes.

While the cauliflower is baking, heat up oil and hot sauce in a pot. Re-coat cauliflower evenly with the hot sauce/oil combo and place back into the oven for another 20 minutes, or your preferred doneness. Enjoy! They are delicious when dipped in a hummus or greek yogurt dip.

 

Orange Chicken Spicy Skewers

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

  • 1 Orange
  • 1 lb Chicken Breasts
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Low Sodium Soy Sauce

Soak wooden skewers in water for at least 20 minutes. Slice orange into 16 bite size pieces. Cut up the chicken into 1 inch cubes. Alternate adding the orange and chicken on to the skewers. In a bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients. Brush kabobs with the mixture until each piece of chicken is coated. Place on a pre-heated grill on each side for about 5-8 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

 

Flourless Black Bean Brownies  (Original from SkinnyTaste)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (14 oz) canned low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of freshly ground coffee or instant coffee
  • 2/3 cup of carob chips, divided (or semisweet chocolate chips)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350*. Spray a 9×9 pan with baking spray.Blend the beans, eggs, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, oil, almond milk, balsamic vinegar, baking soda, baking powder, and coffee in the blender until smooth (you need to use a blender or food processor, beaters do not work).

Fold in ½ of the chips.Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining chips evenly over the top of the brownies.Bake the brownies about 30-32 minutes. Allow them to cool before slicing into squares.

 

Xo, Pam

Recipe of the Week: Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Brussels are one of my favorite vegetables – I’ve even converted my boyfriend to be a believer. This recipe can come in handy for the holidays, a dinner party, or an easy recipe on the go.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 5

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Brussels sprouts
  • 1 tbs grape seed oil
  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • 1 tbs minced shallots
  • 2 tbs slivered almonds
  • 2 tbs balsamic vinegar

 

Cut off the ends of the brussels sprouts and cut in half lengthwise. Steam brussels sprouts for 5-8 minutes (until tender). Toss brussels sprouts in a pan with oil, shallots and almonds. Add balsamic vinegar 4 minutes in. Sauté brussels sprouts on medium heat for 5-6 minutes. Add in syrup right after removing the pan from heat. Enjoy!

Enjoy!

Xo, Pam

 

Recipe of the Week: Black Bean Soup


Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3 cans of black beans
  • 4 cups of vegetable stock
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp mirin (apple juice)
  • 1 tbsp tamari

Directions

  1. In large pot over medium heat, sauté  onion in oil with a touch of sea salt for 3 minutes. Add garlic, celery, carrots, cumin, and cayenne. Sauté 8 minutes or until carrots are tender.
  2. Add beans to pot along with stock, tomatoes, mirin, and tamari. Bring to a simmer and cook 30 minutes to combine flavors. Season with salt and pepper.

Enjoy!

Recipe of the Week: Simple Turkey Chili

Confession: I can cook, but I don’t. I’ll be honest, most of the time I am grilling chicken and vegetables. But if it only requires one pot- sign me up! Here’s my recipe for simple turkey chili- I spiced it up with fire roasted tomatoes and chili powder. If you want more heat, toss in chopped jalapenos! Less heat? Regular diced tomatoes will cool it off 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • 1 package ground turkey
  • 1 can red kidney beans (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 can Cannellini beans (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Dash of salt (to taste)
  • Shredded cheese (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil. Then add ground turkey and cook through.
  2. Mix in beans, tomatoes, and spices.
  3. Allow to cook for 10 minutes until heated. *I let mine simmer for an hour so all the flavors combined*
  4. Serve and enjoy!

❤ Louise

Recipe of the Week: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars


Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie.

It’s fall time – which to me means pumpkins, hot coffee, and vests. This recipe is easy to make and so delicious – I promise you won’t even guess it has beans in it! The only thing I recommend is do not eat them cold- if you store them in the fridge just hear them up quick before eating.

Ingredients:

Wet ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 c canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 c maple syrup
  • 1/2 c rolled oats
  • 1/2 c peanut butter

Dry ingredients

  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350* and grease a 9×9 pan.
  2. In a food processor- mix all of the wet ingredients well. Then add all of the dry ingredients except the chocolate chips and continue to blend.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips. Place in dish and bake 28-30 minutes.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


Wet Ingredients:

  • 3 medium bananas
  • 1/2c peanut butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tbs maple syrup
  • 1.5 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Dry 

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350*. Spray a bread loaf pan. 

2. Place wet ingredients in mixing bowl and use a hand mixer to mix well. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and continue to mix.

3. Fold in chocolate chips except save a few for the! Bake in oven for 35-45 minutes.

Recipe Adapted from Rachl Mansfield

Recipe of the Week- Zucchini Pizza Boats


Quick easy meal for those busy week nights!

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium size zucchini
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups pizza sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (modify to liking)
  • Sprinkle of seasoning: oregano, red pepper, FlavorGod Pizza, etc

1) Preheat oven to 350*. Slice zucchini in half lengthwise, and then half width wise. Triangle out the middle – leaving a scooped out shell. Brush one tablespoon of olive onto zucchini quarters and place into oven.

2) Meanwhile, cube the zucchini you cut out. On the stove, sauté 1 tbs of oil, garlic, and cubed zucchini until soft. Add pizza sauce to pan.

3) Remove zucchini quarters from oven, scoop filling into the zucchini, top with cheese, sprinkle on seasoning, and cook another 10-12 minutes.

Enjoy!
Xo, Pam