Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Ginger Chicken with Simple Mango Salsa

Here's how I served Ginger Chicken with Simple Mango Salsa.  It is so good, even leftover!

Gluten Free Rhubarb Bars

This is a wonderful treat to make with rhubarb this season.  These are well like by those do not eat gluten free also.  They are quick and easy to make, but it does dirty 2 bowls and a pan.  Here's the link to Gluten Free Rhubarb Bars.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Peruvian Style Chicken

This dish could completely stand alone as a 1 dish meal, or add a side dish.  I served ours with some frenched beans.  Recipe in Against All Grain, Meals Made Simple cookbook. This recipe is very similar if you don't have this cookbook.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Cucumber, Tomato & Avocado Salad

Here's what my supper looked like.  Want to make this?  Here's how.  Start by assembling the salad.  This salad is kind of like guacamole meets caprese salad.
Cucumber, Tomato & Avocado Salad
1 English cucumber, cubed
3 plum tomatoes, cubed
2 Hass avocados, cubed
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
handful cilantro, chopped
4 shakes Frank's Red Hot sauce
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 
1 lime, juiced
salt & pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients a chill at least 1 hour before serving.

Next it's biscuit time.  I use this Buttermilk Biscuit recipe but add 2 tsp of dried herbs (basil, oregano, parsley, chives, etc.  Brush with 2 Tbsp melted butter with 1/2 tsp garlic salt.

Next, get that spaghetti squash cooking!  Mine was huge and took an hour to bake.  I follow this recipe loosely:  Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

Lastly, steam and season the broccoli.  

This meal took a fair amount of kitchen time & dishes, but I doubled most of it and will enjoy the leftovers later.  

Paleo Meal Ideas

I've been slacking a bit on meal planning & that always results in slacking on eating healthy, UGH!  Anyway, here are some meal ideas.  I hope it can be of some help for you.  Why wait until a new week to get back on track?  Let's start today!

Everyday:  Organic coffee with collagen and MCT oil, lots of water with lemon & lime

Breakfast: Sweet potato hash (mine had baby kale & green onion from my garden), fried egg
Lunch:  Mixed greens with leftover roast chicken, tomatoes, carrots, radish, V&O
Supper:  Cucumber, tomato and avocado salad, Buttermilk biscuits with herbs & garlic, and Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

Breakfast:  Pumpkin pancakes
Lunch:  Leftovers
Supper:  Peruvian Style Chicken with green beans

Breakfast:  Scrambled eggs & spinach (Blend eggs, spinach, garlic, salt & pepper then fry in coconut oil)
Lunch:  Salmon Salad
Supper:  Ginger Chicken and Mango Salsa, cole slaw, peas

Breakfast:  Mango/Kale protein smoothie
Lunch:  Grilled burgers with Paleo Hamburger buns, spiralized squash & carrots, pickles, ketchup, mustard, lettuce
Supper: Battered Fish, green beans, french fries, berries

Breakfast:  Paleo Dutch Babies with berries, chicken sausages
Lunch:  Apple and almond butter
Supper:  Eating with family.  I'm taking a batch of Strawberry Rhubarb Mini Tarts and a pan of Gluten-Free Rhubarb Bars.

Breakfast: Sweet potato hash & fried egg
Lunch: Leftovers
Supper:  Roast Beef, roasted potatoes, brocolli

Breakfast:  Turkey sausages & fresh fruit
Lunch:  Salad with leftover roast beef
Supper:  Grilled Lemon Chicken Salad, Herbed Focaccia Bread

Friday, February 19, 2016

Paleo Battered Fish & Ketchup

I have not tried any new recipes for awhile, so tonight I decided to try 2 I've been eyeing.  Both turned out well.  The fish was crunchy and smelled wonderful when frying it up.  My family would all like to see this fried cod on their plates again.  I've made the ketchup from the Against All Grain cookbook many times.  She recently posted this ketchup recipe, so i gave it a try.  I think I like it even better, and it's Whole30!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Feb 1 Meal Plan

Coming off my Whole30 eating, I'm working on a meal plan for my whole family.  For me this means it has to be gluten free, minimal processed foods, carb options that my kiddos like and I can pass on sometimes.  Filling, nutritious meals that everyone can eat and meet my eating goals.  I dislike cooking special for individual family members!  Here's my plan for breakfast and supper this week.  Lunch will be leftovers or eating out this week. 

Breakfast:  Scrambled eggs & grapefruits
Supper:  Hamburgers with sauteed mushrooms, baked potatoes, roasted squash & broccoli

Breakfast:  Chocolate Coffee Protein Breakfast Bowls
Supper:  Mini meatloaves, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit salad

Breakfast:  Swirly Crustless Quiche
Supper:  Greek Chicken, roasted sweet potatoes, cooked spinach, berries

Breakfast:  Chicken Apple Sausages
Supper:  Steak fajita meat, Lime Cilantro Rice, corn, something desserty TBD

Breakfast:  Practical Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes, bacon
Supper:  Leftovers

Monday- make  pudding for Tuesday breakfast
Tuesday- Marinate chicken for Wed supper
Wednesday- Thaw meat for breakfast & supper on Thurs
Thursday- Thaw bacon