Roasted Walnut Pesto and Italian Honeymoon Memories

I LOVE pesto and if you do as well, you’ll definitely want to give this delicious recipe a try.  Growing up, my Italian family (on my mom and dad’s side) never ate pesto as part of our traditional Italian cuisine.  The first time I had pesto, it was made by my mother-in-law before my husband and me were even married.  She used fresh basil from her garden along with roasted pine nuts.  She served it over pasta, and it was out of this world!  The second time that I had pesto, other than from my mother-in-law, was when my husband and I were on our honeymoon and we had the most delicious pesto at a pizzeria in Portofino, Italy called El Portico.

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Easy Grass-Fed Beef With Mixed Vegetables

One of my most favorite things to do is to cook in my kitchen.  There is something about preparing a delicious meal for my family and friends.  But sometimes, especially after a long day at work, I just want to make something that is quick, easy AND delicious.  And if it can be reheated the next day for lunch or combined with eggs for breakfast….well that is a double win!

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Low Carb/Keto Sesame Parmesan Flax Seed Crackers

As you may already know, grain-free crackers can be quite expensive in the grocery store.  Here is a quick and easy way to make your own at home with even better ingredients!  These are delicious with dips, almond butter, sunflower seed butter or even some grass-fed butter.  Did you know that only 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds provide 133% of the daily value for omega-3 fats?  Yep!  They are the the number one source of omega-3s!  Flaxseeds have cardiovascular benefits, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, they support digestive health, they have been shown to benefit post-menopausal symptoms such as reduced hot flashes, and they have even been shown to reduce the risk for some cancers.  Flaxseeds are a great source of copper, vitamin B1, manganese, fiber, phosphorous, magnesium and selenium.

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Low Carb Everything Bagels

I have been mostly grain-free for the past 2 years and one thing that I do miss from time to time is a great bagel.  I can’t remember the last time I had a bagel made with flour.  It aggravates my gluten sensitivity and they really aren’t worth eating to me any longer.  But today, do I have a great recipe for you!!!!  These bagels are made with almond flour.  They are easy to toast, make as a sandwich, or enjoyed with cream cheese.  The best part is that they are easy to make and the dough does not need to rise.

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Zucchini Zoodles With Sardines, Tomatoes & Capers

WAIT!!!  Don’t let the word SARDINE scare you away!!!  If you love tuna, you will LOVE sardines!!  They are so delicious!  Sardines are small fish, so they contain less mercury than most other deep, cold water fish.  Sardines are one of the most concentrated sources of omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which have been known to lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels.  A 3.2 ounce serving of canned, Atlantic salmon contains 338% daily value of vitamin B-12, 87% daily value of selenium, 61% daily value of omega-3 fats, 45% daily value of protein, 44% daily value of vitamin D and 35% daily value of calcium!  That’s a big bang for your buck!

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