Archive for February, 2013

27
Feb
13

Spicy Citrus Ginger Sole food!

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Make sure we eat some fish. Here is an easy recipe from our very member Kasia. Do you like citrus? Do you like spice? Check this one out.

Ingredients :

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– Grapeseed oil

– Sole fish 1lb

– 1 jalepeno

– 1tsp of fresh ginger

– 2 tablespoon of diced onions, garlic, shallots

– 1 tangelo orange

-1 tablespoon of honey

– 1 green onion

– sesame seeds

– salt/pepper

– box choy (not shown in picture)

Recipe :

Add half of tangelo juice to bowl.

Add half of tangelo juice to bowl.

Add honey.

Add honey.

– Add salt and pepper and let the fish marinate for 3-5 hours. Saute fish in medium high pan with tablespoon of grape seed oil.

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Heat pan with Grapeseed oil on high. Cut bok Choy in halves. Add to hot pan face down. Cover and reduce heat to medium for 5-7 minutes.

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26
Feb
13

spicy chicken stew

This recipe was emailed to me by a CF Ready member. I did not use a slow cooker but rather a dutch oven. I generally don’t think ahead for dinner or else I would have used my slow cooker :). This is SOOOOO tasty and if you are trying to lose weight, an excellent low calorie, filling, and delicious one pot meal. I adapted this recipe for my family. The original recipe calls for frozen corn and  I substituted  black beans. Corn tortillas and Greek yogurt topping which I substituted with avocado.

 Ingredients

  • 2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 15oz can organic black beans
  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jar (15oz) of natural, salsa (I used hot/spicy – I did not use low sodium but you can to cut on sodium)
  • 1-1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp Chile powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 – med to large skinless, boneless, chicken breast
  • 2-1/2 cups veggie broth, no sodium (chicken broth will work)
  • 4 (6 inch) fresh corn tortillas cut into strip

Garnish Options:

Avocado diced
Fresh Cilantro

  • Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in dutch oven on stove and place potatoes, corn, celery, carrots, onion, garlic. Heat until onions start to soften.
  • Stir in salsa, cumin, Chile powder and pepper.
  • Cut chicken breasts in half and place evenly on top of veggies and pour veggie broth (chicken broth) over chicken. Bring to a boil
  • Cover dutch oven and cook stew on low for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the chicken pulls apart with fork.
  • Shred the chicken with a fork. Serve with avocado
  • Makes 8-10 servings

If you are using a slow cooker follow the instructions above but omit the oil and add vegetables after the cooker is hot before adding the chicken. Cook in slow cooker 4-6 hours.

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Recipe given to me by Cari M CF Ready athlete. Look here for original  RECIPE.

22
Feb
13

Protein Balls

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I have seen versions of this recipe on many paleo blogs. You can adapt this recipe and use the nuts and fruits you like. I have also made these with dark chocolate chips and rolled in unsweetened shredded coconut. Keep in mind that you need 1 cup of nuts to 1 1/2 cups of dried fruit. The protein powder makes the mixture  dry so you made need extra fruit and/or coconut oil.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 c dates

1/2 c cranraisins

1 c dried apricots

1 c raw almonds

1 c raw walnuts

2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

3  scoops Progenex More MUSCLE (chocolate or Mocha)

OPTIONAL

2 tbsp coconut oil melted

2 tbsp raw honey

OPTIONS

substitute almonds for pecans

substitute dried cherries for cranraisins

substitute dried apricots for dried mango

1/2 c dark chocolate chips

1/2 c unsweetened shredded coconut for rolling

Place the nuts in the food processor and pulse until almost creamy.  Then add the rest of the  ingredients one at time pulsing until mixed thoroughly before adding the next item. If the mixture is not moist enough add the coconut oil. The protein powder is sweetened so I do not put any extra honey or agave in the mixture but add if you like. This is a very dense and dry mixture. You will need to take a level tablespoon of the the dough and form each ball by hand. A great post workout treat or mid-day treat to keep you going.

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13
Feb
13

Paleo cookies

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This is a fast easy recipe. A simple cookie that is so good, no one will believe it’s paleo.

Preheat oven 325 degrees

1 1/4 c almond flour/meal

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 tbsp coconut oil

1/4 c maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat and scoop heaping teaspoon size balls on to pan. The cookie will spread when cooked. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

OPTIONAL ADD:

1/4 c shredded unsweetened coconut

3 heaping tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder

Recipe Adapted from PALEO COOKIES via Natalie Abot, CrossFit athlete

11
Feb
13

Easy Cauliflower Mash!

Easy Cauliflower Mash

Easy Cauliflower Mash

Very easy recipe. All in 1 pot.

Ingredients :

– 1 cup chicken broth

– 8 cups of cauliflower

– 1/2 tablespoon of Rosemary

– 3-4 cloves of garlic. Chopped and smashed.

–  2 table spoons of olive oil

– salt and pepper

Directions :

Add cauliflower and garlic to pot

Add cauliflower and garlic to pot

Add rosemary. Salt and pepper.

Add rosemary. Salt and pepper.

Set on medium heat. cover pot for 20-25 minutes. Until cauliflower are soft. Mash with a fork and serve.

Set on medium heat. cover pot for 20-25 minutes. Until cauliflower are soft. Mash with a fork and serve.

08
Feb
13

Apple Chicken Salad

Salad Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound bacon, or 4-5 slices, cut into 1/2 inch bits
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, chopped into 2 inch pieces, seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 1 avocado – peeled, pitted and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnut
  • 1 apple – cut into 1 inch chunks (optional)

Best Dressing on the Planet!

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • pinch salt
  • pinch black pepper
  •   1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Recipe given to ReadyPaleo by E.G. via Mark’s Daily Applesaladingredients-2 dressingingredients-1 ChickenBaconSalad-1