Cauliflower Buns/Pizza Crust 

I am always hunting and searching for delicious “vehicles” if you must, for burgers, sandwiches, pizza etc.  Well I may have done it! Woo Hoo…. So incredibly excited at the possibilities! 

1 cauliflower head, riced in food processor

1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese 

1/4 cup shredded Parmesan 

2 heaping tablespoons arrowroot powder 

1 egg

Pinch of salt & pepper 

  
  
  
  
  
  
  

  • Spread the riced cauliflower in pan, I like using my roasting pan. 
  • Bake at 400 for 12 minutes. 
  • Stir and spread, bake an additional 12 minutes. 
  • Remove and allow to cool. 
  • In a large bowl combine the ingredients and mash all together ! Use your hands !!!! 
  • Divide the mixture into 8 balls. 
  • Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and give it a little spray with olive oil spray. 
  • Shape and flatten with small spatula. 
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees 
  • Take out, let sit 5 minutes, flip carefully with spatula and bake an additional 5 minutes. 
  • Allow to cool and enjoy!!!!! 
  • If you are making pizza crust spread entire mixture and shape into large circle.  Bake only 15 minutes, take out and spread your sauce, cheese and pizza toppings and bake until everything is melted and delicious 

 

Cauliflower Buns/Pizza Crust 

Bacon Kale Burgers 

How awesome is this! Super tasty and a ton of kale! Juicy and tender … Full of flavor! 

2 lbs ground pork 

1/2 pound bacon or bacon bits 

4 green onions 

2 whole kale bunches 

4 garlic cloves 

1 egg 

1 tablespoon seasoning (Flavorgod Pizza is what I used) 

1 teaspoon sea salt 

1/2 teaspoon ground pepper 

  • Mince bacon, garlic and green onions in food processor. 
  • Mince both kale bunches stems and all in food processor. 
  • Combine all and form patties.  
  • I like using a large cookie scoop to make parties uniform.
  • Indoor or outdoor grill until golden brown and serve with all your favorites! 

   

    
    
 

Bacon Kale Burgers 

Bacon Covered Pork Meatloaf 

 Talk about piggy overload! This meatloaf is super moist and tender! It will become a family favorite …. I promise ! 

2 pounds ground pork 

2 cups shredded carrots 

2 celery stalks, diced small 

3 green onions, chopped 

1/3 cup paleo or gluten free bread crumbs 

2 eggs 

2 teaspoons sea salt 

2 teaspoons salt free herb seasoning mix 

1/2 teaspoon ground pepper 

6-8 slices of nitrate free bacon 

1/4 cup organic ketchup 

3 tablespoons maple syrup 

2 tablespoons whole grain mustard

  • Combine the ground pork, carrots, celery, green onions, bread crumbs, eggs, salt, pepper, herbs and spices. Mix until well incorporated. 
  • Place in loaf pan. 
  • Latrice the bacon over the top. 
  • Bake at 350 for 45 min. 
  • Remove loaf from oven. 
  • Mix the ketchup, maple and whole grain mustard. 
  • Carefully pour out excess fat. 
  • Pour the mixture over the top. 
  • Raise heat to 375 
  • Bake an additional 15 minutes 
  • Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes before touching ! 

  
   

Bacon Covered Pork Meatloaf 

Sweet Onion Dressing 

Have you guys tried those Kale and Brussels Salad kits with the cranberries and pepita seeds? Well my husband and son are addicted! Then one of my clients asked for a yummy dressing to go with her meals so I made a much healthier version of this dressing! 

Sweet Onion Dressing

1/2 red onion

3 green onions, whites & greens 

1/2 cup olive or avocado oil 

8 tablespoons maple syrup 

6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 

3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 

1 teaspoon mustard powder 

1/2 teaspoon sea salt 

1/4 teaspoon ground pepper 

1 tablespoon poppy seeds 

  • Put everything but the poppyseeds in vitamix or blendtec. 
  • Blend until smooth. 
  • Place dressing in mason jar, add the poppyseeds and cover with lid. 
  • Shake well and refrigerate. 
  • Use in salads, dip veggies in it or smoother on sandwiches. 

  

Sweet Onion Dressing 

Brussels & Bacon 

Just two amazing ingredients ! Just two !!!!  I can eat this everyday! I feel silly blogging this recipe because it is so incredibly simple but I am sharing it by request of a dear friend! So here you go Nicole Riggle!!! 

1 pound fresh Brussels Sprouts, sliced thin 

4-5 slices bacon, I used thick cut Applewood Bacon, chopped 

  • Slice your Brussels Sprouts nice and thin. 
  • Heat a large skillet and add the bacon.
  • Cook the bacon until just before “crispy”. 
  • Do not remove the fat!!!! 
  • Add the Brussels and cook on high until nice and wilted and they start to caramelize.  Serve nice and hot with pretty much anything ;-) 

 

Brussels & Bacon 

Balsamic Braised Short Ribs 

Who doesn’t love short ribs?  They are stupid good! Meaty, moist, succulent and just the right amount of fat.  This is a throw in the crockpot before you go to work kind of meal.  This dish feels like a hug from the inside out, comfort on a plate. 

Balsamic Braised Short Ribs 

2-3 pounds short ribs

1 white onion, thinly sliced 

6 garlic cloves, crushed 

2 cups chicken or beef stock 

1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes 

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 

4 tablespoons Tamari, Soy Sauce or Coconut Aminos 

2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

1 tablespoon oregano 

1 tablespoon sea salt 

1/2 teaspoon fresh crushed pepper 

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 

  • Whisk all ingredients but short ribs in bowl.  
  • Place short ribs in crock pot and pour liquid mixture over the top. 
  • Set for 6 hours.  

   
 

Balsamic Braised Short Ribs 

Brussels & Bacon

Just two amazing ingredients ! Just two !!!! I can eat this everyday! I feel silly blogging this recipe because it is so incredibly simple but I am sharing it by request of a dear friend! So here you go Nicole Riggle!!! 
1 pound fresh Brussels Sprouts, sliced thin 
4-5 slices bacon, I used thick cut Applewood Bacon, chopped 

  • Slice your Brussels Sprouts nice and thin. 
  • Heat a large skillet and add the bacon.
  • Cook the bacon until just before “crispy”. 
  • Do not remove the fat!!!! 
  • Add the Brussels and cook on high until nice and wilted and they start to caramelize. Serve nice and hot with pretty much anything ;-) 

  
  

Brussels & Bacon