GRILLED PORTOBELLO PESTO

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I have to admit that this may be my favorite Paleo recipe of all time. I’m not usually one for recipes with out a large protein staple but this is just as savory as a grilled steak.

INGREDIENTS

4 Portobello mushroom caps
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 cup basil (or one small package from the store)
1/3 cup + 2 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic
salt
black pepper

RECIPE

Cooking the Portobello:

Remove stem from the Portobello mushrooms and scoop out gills. Wash thoroughly.
Using a brush, brush the 2 tbsp of olive oil(you can substitute with coconut oil) over the mushroom caps and sprinkle with black pepper and salt.
Grill for 5-10 minutes or until mushrooms begin to soften.

Making the Pesto:

In a food processor combine the basil, garlic, pine nuts and olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste, I added roughly 1-2 tsp of each.
Blend until smooth.

Now drizzle the pesto over the Portobello mushrooms and you’re ready to go. I added a simple side salad with mine to make one fantastic meal!

Here’s to eating healthy without compromising taste!

Melissa Van Dover

@mvandover | melissavandover.com 

 

Caprese Baked Egg

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“What nicer thing can you do for somebody than make them breakfast?” ~ Anthony Bourdain

This breakfast favorite and featured item at our most recent Cooking Demos is Italian-inspired, vitamin-packed and incredibly easy to make:

INGREDIENTS

1/4 teaspoons coconut oil
1 thick slice fresh organic tomato
1/4 teaspoon oregano spice
3-4 fresh baby spinach leaves
1 large organic, free range egg

RECIPE

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Grease an oven-compatible egg ramekin with the coconut oil.
Place the slice of tomato at the bottom of the dish and sprinkle with oregano.

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Top the tomato with spinach.
Crack the egg on top of the spinach.

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Place in the oven for 11-13 minutes for a soft yolk, or 13-15 minutes for a hard yolk.
Remove from the oven and then, using a knife, lift the egg dish out of the ramekin (being careful not to burn your hands).
Serve hot alongside some nitrate-free baked bacon!

Now that’s a good start to the day…and may it only keep getting better…

Camilla Carboni

@camillacarboni | camillacarboni.com