Simplicity makes me smile!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Easy & De-Lish Fresh Tomato Omelet

Fresh Tomato Omelet
Right from the garden!
Organic eggs beaten
Fresh Chopped Tomato
Chopped Arugula, Swiss Chard & Spinach mix
Salt and Pepper
Add Meat of Choice and a Fresh Berry
Easy and De-Lish!!
I ♥ easy and delicious ideas like this!

Christmas Minis

Mini Christmas Cupcakes
These are so cute and fun to make for the holidays.
 And you don't feel overstuffed eating one.
Bite size mouth full of goodness.
I buy these little cups at Michaels.
Wilton makes them. I make a little
snip with scissors
on the side of the cup prior to filling.
It makes the cake easier to get out of the wrapper.
 I have seen people just squeezing the bottom
 of the cup to get them out as well.
Place on baking sheet. Spray with non-stick spray and
 fill 2/3 full. Bake approx. 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
Make sure they are done in the middle.
Be creative for the season.
They really are a lot of fun.
Here I topped with Andes crushed white chocolate/peppermint
 candy with chocolate cupcakes!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Paleo Spinach & Arugula Meatballs

 I made these today for a quick lunch and it turns out
 everyone in the family loved them. We just snacked
 on them all afternoon. It was a recipe I got from Stupid Easy Paleo. I follow on
 Facebook and Instagram.
 I suggest
you follow because
I really think her
stuff is easy and really great.
This is
 a modified version of her meatballs.
The recipe calls for these ingredients:
 2 pounds of ground meat ( I used pork and beef)
2 medium onions chopped
1 cup of  fresh spinach and arugula chopped
2 tablespoons of minced garlic
2 tsp. salt
pepper to taste
coconut oil

Cook onion in coconut oil until tender.
Add all ingredients to meat.
Blend well with your hands...it's the only way.
Make 2 inch meatballs. Place on foil lined baking sheet.
 Place in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. Done!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes & Coconut Cupcakes

Just a quick spin on a yellow cake mix.
Light And Refreshing for Summer!
One Yellow cake mix {Duncan Hines Please}
One box instant vanilla pudding mix
4 large eggs
8 ounces of sour cream
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup oil
Cool Whip
Fresh Strawberries
1-  12 ounce bag Coconut
24  cupcake papers
 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix in a large bowl. Cake Mix, pudding mix, eggs, water and oil.
Blend. Add Sour Cream and blend well. Scraping sides of bowl several times.
Fill 12 cupcake papers 2/3 full of batter.
In remaining batter add 1/2 cup coconut.
Fill 12 cupcake papers 2/3 full.
Place in a 350 degree oven for 23 minutes.
Allow to cool.
Top with cool whip.
Add strawberries to yellow cupcakes
 and coconut to the coconut cupcakes.
Must refrigerate.
Serve with fresh berries on the side.
Refreshing and light!


Paleo Banana Pancakes with Fresh Berry Sauce {Easy}

Paleo Banana Pancakes
2 bananas
3 eggs
4 heaping tablespoons coconut flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
pinch of salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
You will need a blender or food processor.
 I used my NINJA {love}
Blend bananas first, add eggs and blend.
Then add other ingredients and blend well.
In a warm skillet with coconut oil
 add a heaping spoonful of batter.
Cook until bubbly around edges.
Don't keep your pan too hot because
these will burn quick. {did it}
Flip when ready.
I had some frozen berries in the freezer
 that I placed in a sauce
 pan and simmered
 over medium heat. Add a little bit of water.
Reduce heat and mash. It makes a
 perfect "syrup" to put over pancakes.
No added sugar. Yum!