Marinated Onionsl | Balanced Bites, Diane Sanfilippo

Marinated Onions

Diane Sanfilippo BASICS, GREEK, SIDES, SUPER GARLIC 2 Comments

While marinated onions typically include sugar, these have no sugar at all and are a healthy way to add some tangy flavor to lots of dishes. Enjoy these marinated onions on burgers, in tuna salad, in tacos, or as a salad topper. Keep a batch of these on hand at all times; you’ll be glad you have them! Other sides …

Ultimate Onion Dip | Balanced Bites

The Ultimate Onion Dip

Diane Sanfilippo APPETIZERS, BASICS, Food, SIDES, SNACKS, SOUPS, SALADS, & DRESSINGS, SUPER ONION 5 Comments

When I dip, you dip, we dip! The Ultimate Onion Dip features Balanced Bites SUPER ONION blend – perfect for a squeaky-clean, real-food-only onion dip!  Featuring just two ingredients, this onion dip is easy to make and is a perfect no-cook summer snack or addition to your next cookout. Enjoy this onion dip with your favorite veggies or chips for …

How to make ghee & clarified butter | Balanced Bites, Diane Sanfilippo

How to Make Ghee and Clarified Butter

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How to Make Ghee and Clarified Butter If you’ve ever wondered how to make ghee and clarified butter, know that is super easy! The only special equipment you will need is a cheesecloth to strain it and you’re good to go. Butter is an extremely nutrient-dense food that is loaded with vitamin A, vitamin D, and even vitamin K2. Still, …

Smoky Coffee BBQ Spice Rub | Diane Sanfilippo

Smoky Coffee BBQ Spice Rub (Trader Joe’s copycat, made organic!)

Diane Sanfilippo BASICS 23 Comments

I recently purchased a BBQ coffee spice rub from Trader Joe’s that many of you may be familiar with as well. It’s delicious, but, sadly, it’s not organic. Most of the spices at Trader Joe’s aren’t organic. And while I’m not against using non-organic spices now and then, I typically seek out better quality spices to be in my regular …

Homemade Almond Milk & Almond Meal | Diane Sanfilippo (recipe from The 21-Day Sugar Detox)

Homemade Almond Milk & Almond Meal

Diane Sanfilippo BASICS, BREAKFAST, DESSERTS, DRINKS 4 Comments

I recently posted a few photos to social media of almond milk labels and Nutrition Facts/ingredients panels. Much to the surprise of many of you, a very popularly sold brand that is stocked in the cold section of the grocery store (health-washing at its finest here, folks – you’re tricked into thinking it’s healthier since it’s sold as perishable, sigh…) …

Diane's Magic Green Sauce | Balanced Bites

Diane’s Magic Green Sauce

Diane Sanfilippo BASICS, SOUPS, SALADS, & DRESSINGS, TRIFECTA 19 Comments

Diane’s Magic Green Sauce This green sauce can be a base for a creamy sauce when mixed with mayo, a marinade or salad dressing when mixed with citrus and some extra virgin olive oil, or used straight up. For a creamy version, mix the Magic Green Sauce 50/50 with a mayo of your choice. This version with the mayonnaise added …

Spaghetti Sauce | Balanced Bites, Diane Sanfilippo

Easy Recipe: Spaghetti Sauce

Diane Sanfilippo BASICS, KID-FRIENDLY 10 Comments

This recipe is a great choice to enjoy while on The 21-Day Sugar Detox.  spaghetti sauce grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • nut-free • sugar-free • sweetener-free • 21DSD PREP TIME: 5 minutes COOKING TIME: 30-35 minutes YIELD: 3-4 servings NUTRITION INFO: coming soon ingredients: 2 tablespoons bacon fat, lard, coconut oil or other cooking fat (I used strips of lardo that I diced and rendered down) 1/2 cup …