Monday, April 22, 2013

Tuna Bacon Cakes

These are so delicious and the best part is that they are made with ingredients you probably already have on hand! I recently found Wild Planet Tuna at Costco and could not believe my eyes. I paid less than $3 per can. At the local grocer I was buying it only when it was on sale because it cost $6 a can! This tuna is so delicious. It is wild caught and not packed in anything- the can is just all meat!

We ate our patties with homemade guacamole- what is not even better with avocado!

Serves: 3 (2 patties each)
10 oz wild canned tuna, flaked
2 slices bacon, diced
1/4 medium onion, diced
2 Tbs garlic
2 Tbs Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp red pepper
1 Tbs coconut flour
1 egg, whisked
sea salt and pepper to taste (use the salt sparingly)
1. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add bacon. Cook until crisp. Spoon bacon onto a paper towel covered plate to drain.
2. Add onions to pan. Cook until tender- approximately 5-10 minutes. Add garlic. Cook 1 minute. Remove from heat
3. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl using a fork or your hands. Form into 6 patties
4. cook patties in the leftover bacon grease in your skillet over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes per side. Serve with homemade guacamole. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Primal Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

The picture does not do these justice. They are so delicious that I made three batches in one week when I first came up with this recipe. That is a bit excessive but these are a great treat or cupcake for a birthday party! The best part is they have hidden vegetables and only 1/8 cup added sweetener for 12 muffins. I love any treat that hides nutrition in them like these muffins, banana bread and carrot muffins. I hope you will make these for your family soon!

Makes: 12 muffins
2 cups blanched almond flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/8 cup honey
2 eggs
1 cup grated zucchini (1 medium/large zucchini)
1/2 cup Enjoy Life dairy free mini chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with 12 liners.
2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Using a cookie scoop, scoop equal amounts of batter into each muffin liner.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes. Cool and enjoy!
*This can also be made as a loaf. Follow all directions the same except grease a loaf pan and add batter to pan. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan before eating.*