2 cans fire roasted tomatoes
1 medium yellow onion, peeled chopped
2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 tsp dried oregano
salt to taste
Optional adds (Talamo Favorites):
Sprinkle of Red Pepper Flakes
1/4 cup Kalamata Olives, pitted and halved
1-2 tbsp Capers
1 lb Ground Beef or Lamb, simply saute with garlic and onion until lightly browned, before adding remaining ingredients to simmer (as noted below).
This recipe is great to double up and eat throughout the week. I will throw in roasted sweet potatoes, avocado, etc. to spice it up for lunches.
Approximately 1 cup peanut butter (or nut butter of choice, I suggest just peanuts or peanuts + salt as the ingredients)
2 cups coconut oil
1 cup 100% cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 tbsp natural sweetener of choice (I used coconut nectar for a lower glycemic index.. AKA it won't spike the blood sugar as high)
Pinch of sea salt (optional)
Once you pop, I promise, YOU WILL NOT be able to stop. The caramel goodness from the date mixed with the peanut butter and chocolate goodness is NEXT LEVEL. It has become a staple in both of our households and using a silicon pan is so satisfying as you pop each mini cup out.
Makes: 24 mini cups, using a mini silicon pan (highly recommend!)
Time: 10 minutes to prepare and 40 minutes total.
3 Cups old-fashioned oats
1/4 Cup each of ground flaxseed, chia seeds, and hemp hearts
3/4 Cup raw nut of choice (I use chopped walnuts; almonds/peanuts/pecans as alternatives)
1/3 Cup 100% cocoa powder
1/2 Cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy is fine, I use no sugar added)
*1/3 to 1/2 Cup liquid sweetener of choice (I use a mix of agave and maple syrup, honey works too)
1/4 Cup coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
*I prefer my granola just slightly sweet, so I use a little less than 1/2 C mix of maple syrup & agave. I will sometimes add chocolate chips to my granola once it's cooled for an added sweet treat!
16 oz brussels sprouts
2 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp EVOO
salt & pepper
Zest and Juice of 1/2 a lemon
2 tbsp fresh grated parmesan
8 oz dry orzo pasta (1/2 a package)
~1/2 Cup fresh pesto (add more based on desired taste)