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Paleo Stuffed Mushrooms March 11, 2013

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Paleo Stuffed Mushrooms
Ok now these look amazing. And I do love mushrooms. Many of our clients and patients have been asking why we keep posting paleo recipes…. and here is the answer in a nutshell…. refined carbs (such as the breadcrumbs you would normally put in stuffed mushrooms as a binder) break down quickly in the body as sugar.  Excessive amounts of sugar is bad.  Converting some of your favorite recipes into Paleo is a great way to naturally lower sugar intake.  This recipe comes to us from Loreta, Tranquility owner and manager.  She eats mostly paleo and drinks a green smoothie almost everyday…. and she’s beautiful! Enjoy!
  • 1 lb bacon, chopped
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon chives
  • 1 package white button or baby bella mushrooms (rinse and separate tops from stems, but do not discard either)
  • 1 lb. ground beef or sausage
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • approx. 1/4 cup almond meal
  1. Cook bacon in medium skillet. While bacon is cooking, place celery, onion, basil. chives, and mushrooms stems in food processor and chop.
  2. Add food processor mixture to skillet with the bacon and cook until the bacon becomes crispy. Remove from heat and drain everything from the bacon grease. Put everything in a large mixing bowl along with the oregano, cayenne pepper, paprika, sea salt, and garlic.
  3. Cook up ground beef (or sausage) until no longer pink. Add to bowl with the other ingredients. Add almond meal until the texture is right.
  4. Stuff mushrooms with the meat mixture.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes

Nutty Bacon Bark February 18, 2013

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In honor of Heart Health Month (February), the Tranquility Staff is compiling a collection of desserts and treats that are Heart Healthy, Paleo and just darn right good for ya! What ever your eating preference, we hope this month’s recipe posts with satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your well-being!

The following recipe come from Beverly Miller, Tranquility Spa owner and esthitician.  She has eaten Gluten free for years and has recently begun consuming a more Paleo diet.  Paleo eating is centered around fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots and nuts.  And excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils…. think “caveman” diet.

Tranquility is a big supporter of Walnut Family Farms for organic, community sustainable and humane beef, poultry, pork and eggs.  Check them out at


Nutty Bacon Bark

What’s better than bacon and chocolate!! This is so easy and delicious.

1 cup dark chocolate chips
1tsp bacon grease or coconut oil
1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts (or any other nut)
4 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
1/2 tsp sea salt

Melt the chocolate chips with the bacon grease over a double-boiler on low heat or in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir vigorously before adding more chocolate chips. Add microwave time in 10-second increments only to prevent burning the chocolate.
Spread the melted chocolate on the parchment paper over a cookie sheet, and set aside to cool. Once the chocolate is nearly set but not entirely, sprinkle the hazelnuts, bacon and sea salt evenly over the top. Chop or break roughly before serving.

You can make this in 15 minutes!! Great for that sweet and salty craving and it’s Paleo!


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