Grain free, coconut flour Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

3 large or 4 small ripe, mashed bananas

1/3 c butter, melted
6 eggs
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tbsp cider vinegar 
1/2 c coconut flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp guar gum (optional)
pinch of salt
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 c dark chocolate chips (optional)
1/2 c nuts (optional)


Combine bananas and butter. Mix well. Add eggs, honey, vanilla and coder vinegar. Whisk until smooth. 

Add dry ingredients one at a time and whisk after each addition. Add chocolate chips and nuts, if using and stir well. 

Transfer batter to greased (or parchment lined) bread pan bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.


Balsamic coffee pot roast (gluten free, sugar free, low carb, EASY!!!)

Balsamic coffee pot roast (gluten free, sugar free, low carb, EASY!!!)

2.5-3 lb pot roast (beef shoulder)

1 cup strong coffee, brewed

1/4 c balsamic vinegar



Onion powder

Ground mustard

1 onion, thinly sliced

Place onions in the bottom of the slow cooker. Lay meat on top of onions and sprinkle all spices liberally on the top. Turn meat over and sprinkle spices again on bottom side.

Pour balsamic on top of beef and pour coffee on the sides of the beef.

Cook on high for 8-10 hours….turn the meat halfway thru if you are home and/or think about it.

Serve beef, slightly shredded with extra cooking liquid as a gravy. Yummy with roasted veggies!

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Pizza Stuffed mushrooms

Pizza Stuffed mushrooms

4 oz cream cheese (softened)

1 Tbsp tomato paste

1/3 c(packed) shredded cheese (mozzarella or pepper jack)

20 pieces of pepperoni diced

1/3 c cooked sausage

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper

1/2 tsp onion powder

1 tsp Italian seasoning.

Blend everything but the mushrooms in a food processor. Taste and add additional seasoning if necessary Stuff mixture into de-stemmed mushrooms and bake at 350 for 35-50 minutes.

Serve hot.

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Onion pork chops (gluten free, low carb, dairy free)

Easy weeknight meal…similar to the Lipton soup mix pork chops and rice that I loved growing up!

Onion pork chops (gluten free, low carb, dairy free)

3 thick (1 inch, minimum) cut boneless pork chops

3/4 c chicken stock

2 Tbsp butter (or ghee)

Olive oil



Onion powder

Garlic and black pepper grinder

Dried minced onion

Salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic,pepper grinder the chops.

Olive oil in skillet, brown chops on both sides, approx 3 minutes.

Add 2 Tbsp butter and 3/4 c chicken stock. Sprinkle 1-2 Tbsp minced dried onion over chops and sauce.

Cover and cook over medium for 12-15 minutes or until chops are cooked through (slight pink in middle).

(Optional step) Remove chops and crank heat to reduce sauce by half. Return chops to pan once sauce is thickened a bit and heat is off.

Serve chops doused in sauce.

We had them with roasted broccoli…which was also delicious doused in the cooking liquid 😉 enjoy!!

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