Archive for April, 2012

30
Apr
12

Grand Opening Ready Buffet

For our grand opening we had our very own Kyle Leach and Leah Anderson prepare  some amazing paleo dishes. Below the “Cauliflower Rice” post please find Fruit and Nut spheres. Here are some more recipes from the buffet.
Cocktail Sauce:
-3 -6 oz. cans of Tomato past
-Whole squeezed Lemon juice
-4 tbsp Horseradish
-1 clove garlic diced fine
-1 tsp salt
Directions :
1. Whisk together and serve chilled
Hummus (Recipe from Make It Paleo by Bill Staley)
-1 3/4 cup Zucchini
-1/2 Macadamia Nuts (unsalted…and if you can find raw, even better)
-2 T Tahini  (You can also make your own tahini if you wish, I just used store bought)
-2 T Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
-2 1/2 teas. Lemon Juice
-1+ cloves of Garlic
-1 teas. Sea Salt
-1 slightly rounded teas. Cumin
-2 Roasted Red Peppers
Directions :
1.Put everything in the food processor and pulse or blend until it is smooth and creamy.
Thai Curry Sauce for bbq chicken tenders : Kyle’s own recipe
BBQ Thai Chicken Tenders
Red Thai Paste :
-2 Tbsp Coconut Oil – 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
-1 cup diced onion
-1/2 cup Lime Juice
-1/2 bussel Cilantro
-6 Thai Chilies- Dried and re-hydrated
-3 Cups water
-2 tsp. Salt
-1 can Coconut Milk
Directions:
1. Saute Onion, garlic and Thai Chile’s
2. add water bring to a boil
3. add rest of ingredients turn down to simmer
4. Blend in mixer or hand blender
5. return to simmer until thickens
6. Grill chicken wings or breast cut into bite size chunks and add sauce to flavor
Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies Author unknown
– 4 large eggs
– 1/2 cup honey
– 1/4 cup coconut butter
-1/4 cup coconut oil (Dr. Bronner’s Magic “All-One!” coconut oil that we received from Jen!)
– 1 tsp vanilla
– 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
– 1/2 cup coconut flour
– 1 cup almond flour
– 1/4 tsp baking soda
– 1/4 tsp salt
– 1 cup dark chocolate chips ( use Enjoy Life brand – they are soy and dairy free)
Directions :
1. Preheat oven 375
2. In a medium bowl add eggs, honey, coconut butter, oil, vanilla. Whisk together thoroughly.
3. add shredded coconut, coconut flour, almond flour, baking soda, salt. Mix until all combined.
4. stir in chocolate chips.
5. use spoon to drop dollops onto cookie sheet, and bake 11-15 minutes (depending on size). let cool and serve.
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30
Apr
12

CAULIFLOWER RICE WITH TURKEY BURGER

Cauliflower rice has been a much-needed addition to our family’s dinner time meal. This is an excellent replacement for grains and starches normally served with your proteins and you get a good carbohydrate bonus.

What you will need: a grater, head of cauliflower, salt, pepper, green onions, curry powder and/or Chilpotle powder, coconut oil, olive oil.

1 cauliflower

3 tbsp coconut oil

1 tbsp olive oil

4 cloves of garlic chopped fine

a small bunch of green onion chopped fine-greens only

Optional add:

1 cup mushrooms chopped

salt and pepper to taste

Below are options for seasoning:

1/2 tsp chili powder

1 tsp curry powder

or

1/2 to 1 tsp of chilpolte powder

1 tsp curry

Start by cutting the cauliflower into pieces and grating into a large bowl. You may microwave this for 3 minutes to soften it up for a faster meal or if you hate the idea of microwaving your food – don’t do it. Heat a large skillet with coconut oil,  garlic, spices until fragrant then add the grated cauliflower and rest of ingredients . Cook for 15 minutes stirring. Add olive oil, salt and pepper to taste and cook another 5 minutes or until soft. I believe you could add chicken   and make this a meal in itself.

 

29
Apr
12

Fruit and Nut Balls

This paleo treat is perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up, a before or after work-out boost, in lunches, or just because…..

What you will need: food processor,  raw nuts, dried fruit, unsweetened coconut, or cocoa powder.

Just remember a cup of nuts to a cup of dried fruit. For our Grand Opening Party we used:

1 c. almonds

1 c. walnuts

1 c. pecans

1 c. apricots

1 c. dates

1 c. pomegranate infused cranraisins

Blend nuts and transfer to a bowl. Blend dried fruit and add to nuts. You can add a dash of juice at this point but the mixture will be sticky to the touch. Use a teaspoon or tablespoon (depending on portion size preference) scoop flattened and roll into balls. Transfer balls into a bowl of unsweetened coconut or cocoa powder to coat. These paleo treats will store well in a sealed container at room temperature or refrigerated. I guarantee you will have no waste.

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25
Apr
12

Paleo Indian Dish

“This is probably one of the best paleo dishes I have made to date.”- Emily Welk, CrossFit Ready athlete.

Chicken Tikka Masala!

2 step process.

1. The chicken

  • 6-8 boneless/skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, finely chopped (bottom stems cut off)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped or grated fresh ginger
  • Small pinch cayenne pepper (or more, for a spicier dish)
  • Generous pinch of salt (you can add more to the sauce later, if needed)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

2. Combine all the ingredients in a large baking dish. (The spices can stain pans, so Jillian uses a disposable lasagna pan.)

3. Bake chicken for 1 hour covered

– while the chicken is baking-

Sauce ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 yellow onions, sliced thinly
  • 6-ounces tomato paste (or less, for a less tomato-y sauce)
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 28-ounces canned/boxed crushed tomatoes in their juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala (an Indian spice blend)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1. In a large, deep pan over medium heat sauté the onions in the olive and coconut oil until golden brown, about ten minutes.

2. Add the remaining ingredients, mix well, and let simmer 20 minutes, stirring often.

3. When the chicken has finished baking, add it to the sauce on the stovetop. Simmer for 20 minutes.

– Recipe thanks to Markdailyapple.com and Emily Welk

– (Cauliflower Mash coming soon)

22
Apr
12

paleo brownies!

 

 

½ cup coconut oil (solid)

½ cup good quality cocoa powder

½ tsp ground cinnamon

½ cup coconut milk

2 tbs honey

1 egg

1 cup almond meal

 

Place the coconut oil, cocoa powder and cinnamon in a bowl and combine well. Add the coconut milk, honey, egg and almond meal and mix .

Line a 9×13 pan with foil or parchment paper and pour batter in
Bake at 325 for 25 minutes. Then let cool and enjoy!

09
Apr
12

Food when your out, the right route

“Food when your out, the right route” is a new series that we will be posting on how to eat  out or when your on the go and are crunched for time.

After a great and long workout session, I drove over to Whole Foods and purchased a whole bbq turkey leg, with some delicious potato medley sprinkled with slivered almonds, and a nice size coconut water. Here we have a decent balanced meal of Protein (turkey leg), fats (slivered almonds, and i even count the delicious skin on the turkey leg), and the wrongfully feared Carbohydrates (potato medley)

09
Apr
12

Crossfit Ready Is Coming Soon!

Hello all!

The wonderful and new Crossfit Ready will be having its Grand Opening On April 28th, 2012.  Our website should be up by this Friday!