Archive for the 'Side Dishes' Category

10
Jul
13

strawberry spinach salad

This is the perfect summer salad with honey balsamic dressing.

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Dressing:

4 tbsp balsamic vinegar

3 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp mustard powder

2 tbsp honey

1/2 tsp sea salt

fresh ground pepper to taste

It is easier to blend this dressing but a whisk will do.

Salad:

10 oz organic washed spinach

2 cups of sliced fresh organic strawberries

1/3 c slivered almonds (or chopped)

OPTIONAL ADD:

1/3 c fresh goat cheese

Use a large bowl and layer all the ingredients so that you have an even layer of spinach, almonds, and strawberries. Pour on the dressing just before serving and mix well.

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06
Jul
13

spanish cauliflower rice

This is a new take on the classic cauliflower rice. Spicy and yummy.

2 whole cauliflower heads

1 yellow onion chopped

2 jalapeno minced

1 15 oz can diced organic tomatoes

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1 1/2 tbsp of taco seasoning (can be bought or combine  chili powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, cumin, black pepper, cayenne pepper)

1 tbsp coconut oil

1/2 cup of chicken or vegetable stock

Cut the cauliflower into manageable chunks and grate into bowl. You can also put the cauliflower into a food processor.  Set aside.

In a large skillet add coconut oil and chopped onion and jalapeno and cook until soft. Add spices and cook until fragrant. Add cauliflower and stock and diced tomatoes.  Stir on high until mixed well and then turn to low to simmer and cover for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Recipe given to readypaleo by: Anita McCoy

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21
Jun
13

Chopped summer salad

Looking for a fresh easy side to go with any meal? Try this recipe!

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Ingredients:

1 cucumber

1/2 jicama

1 small seedless watermelon

juice of 3 limes

2 ripe but firm avocados

2 yellow bell peppers

1/2 bunch of cilantro chopped

1/2 tsp coriander

1 tbsp chipotle chili powder

Chop everything into small chunks. Add chopped cilantro. Squeeze lime and sprinkle spices over chunks and mix well. Serves 10 – 12 people Recipe by Julie Burr

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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.

03
Dec
12

Turkey Egg Muffins!

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Muffins in the morning! Muffins in the evening! Muffins at supper time! When Muffins are paleo and healthy, you can have muffins all the time!! The Turkey egg muffin is easy to make, great to eat later, and healthy.

Ingredients :

– 2 tablespoon olive oil.

– Olive oil spray.

– 1 pound ground turkey (I used ground turkey, but feel free to switch it up, 1 lb lean beef or pork.).

– 8 eggs.

– 1 cup of egg whites = 4 eggs ( You could make your life easier and just do a dozen eggs.).

– 1/2 red onion.

– 2 bell peppers.

– 2 jalapeños.

Directions

In skillet add oil, then cook ground turkey. Once its mostly cooked,  add red onion.

In skillet add oil, then cook ground turkey. Once its mostly cooked, add red onion.

Chop your veggies.

Chop your veggies. Preheat oven 350 degrees.

crack eggs in a bowl. Add egg whites and beat.

Crack eggs in a bowl. Add egg whites and beat.

Add diced veggies.

Add diced veggies.

Add ground turkey mix.

Add ground turkey mix.

Spray muffin pans with some olive oil spray. Pour mix in them. I found some extra turkey bacon and decided to use it. Just imagine how great some real bacon would taste?!

Spray muffin pans with some olive oil spray. Pour mix in them. I found some extra turkey bacon and decided to use it. Just imagine how great some real bacon would taste?!

30 min in the oven at 350. Let them cool for 5 minutes. Lear from my mistake.. They rise.

30 min in the oven at 350. Let them cool for 5 minutes. Lear from my mistake.. They rise.

Finished product. Great for now. Put some in a ziplock and you have yourself lunch or a snack for later.

Finished product. Great for now. Put some in a ziplock and you have yourself lunch or a snack for later.

20
Nov
12

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am not cooking this year. Sad but true! I have gathered some of my favorite recipes from some of my favorite blogs. You won’t find “how to cook a turkey” (I think anyway is a great way YUMMY turkey!), but just some great sides and munchies. Paleo eating during the holidays is possible. Just remember:  Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar.  If you love pie like I do. Make a sweet potato pie or yummy apple crisp paleo style.  Don’t forget to look at our Sweet Potato Pie recipe, brussel sprouts & bacon recipe, pumpkin cookie recipe, in earlier posts. OR enjoy your cheat day and stop reading now. 🙂

SWEET POTATO MASH Recipe from Primal Palate

4-6 sweet potatoes or yams

1 heaping tbsp of coconut oil

1 tsp cinnamon (or to taste!)

pinch of ginger (or to taste)

1/2 cup full fat coconut milk

salt and pepper to taste

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PALEO STUFFING  Recipe from PaleOmg

Ingredients
  • 1lb ground pork sausage
  • 5 pieces of bacon, diced
  • 5 stalks of celery, diced
  • 1 yellow sweet potato (is that a yam? or a sweet potato? whatever.)
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 container of mushrooms, diced
  • 2 apples, diced
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ⅓ cup chicken broth
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with foil, throw diced sweet potatoes/yams on it, sprinkle with olive oil and salt and pepper. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender, then set aside.
  2. While those cook, pull out a large skillet, place it under medium-high heat and place chopped bacon in it to begin to cook down. When some of the fat has seeped out and bacon has begun to cook, add your chopped apples, celery, and onions.
  3. When onions begin to become translucent, add ground pork and mushrooms and your white wine vinegar. Let that cook down until pork is almost completely cooked through. You will be placing it in the oven so you want it pretty close to done. (If you’re not sure how long that will be, use your eyes. Pink meat is not what we want here people.) Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Once the sausage is all done, add mixture to a bowl to cool. Now beat your eggs, add to your sausage mixture, and add your chicken broth, along with your sweet potatoes, pecans, and dried cranberries. Mix well.
  5. You can now either use a 9×13 baking dish to place your stuffing in OR place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Either way will work.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until everything is a bit browned.

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APPLE CRISP   Recipe from Caveman Strong

Ingredients

2 cups blanched almond flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ cup coconut oil
¼ cup honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
5 medium apples, peeled, sliced, then chopped in half width-wise

Instructions:

In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.  In a smaller bowl, combine oil, honey and vanilla.  Stir wet ingredients into dry.  Place apples in a 8×8 pyrexbaking dish. Crumble topping over the apples.  Cover and bake at 350° for 50 minutes on low rack.  When apples are soft and their juices bubble, remove cover and bake 10 more minutes to brown crispy.  Serve warm

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BACON WRAPPED DATES Recipe from too many sites to post 🙂

  • 18 pitted dates (preferably Medjool)
  • 18 salted and roasted/OR raw whole almonds
  • 6 slices bacon cut crosswise into thirds
  • toothpicks

Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Stuff  1 almond into each date, then wrap one piece of bacon around each date and secure bacon with a toothpick if desired. Arrange dates, bacon seam down and 1 inch apart in a shallow baking pan.

Bake 5 minutes, then turn dates over with tongs and bake until bacon is crisp, 5 to 6 minutes more. Drain on a paper towel or parchment. Serve immediately.

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PALEO AMBROSIA SALAD Recipe from Luv Ya Lyn
½ pineapple

4 TART apples
3 kiwis
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 can coconut milk; fat from the top
1 Tbsp. honey
¼ tsp. vanilla

OPTIONAL ADD:
1/2 c chopped pecans
1/2 c chopped dates

Peel and cut up the pineapple and kiwis. Peel and section the clementines.  Mix together the pineapple, kiwis, clementines, and coconut flakes. Blend together the thick coconut milk, honey, and vanilla and fold it into the fruit. Chill and serve.

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ZUCCHINI FRITTERS Recipe from Paleo Plan
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini (about 2 medium zucchini)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tbs coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepperPicture of Zucchini Fritters Recipe
  • coconut oil or bacon grease
  1. Shred zucchini by hand or in a food processor (rough chop) and set aside (if it is very wet, lightly blot it dry with a paper towel).
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs together.
  3. Sift coconut flour into eggs and beat together. Note: coconut flour often has clumps, which is why sifting is important.
  4. Mix shredded zucchini, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper together, and combine with egg mixture.
  5. Meanwhile, set a large cast iron skillet over medium-low heat.  When hot, add coconut oil or bacon grease to coat the bottom of the pan.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the pan in desired sized fritters.
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  8. Optional: add other spices or fresh herbs to the recipe in step 4.
18
Jul
12

sweet potato fries

Ingredients:

3-4 medium sweet potatoes peeled OR not peeled and cut.

2-3 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp paprika (smoked paprika is great!)

1 tsp ground cumin

1/2 to 1  tsp cayenne pepper (depending on how spicy you want them)

1 tsp chipotle powder

Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 4oo degrees. Put all ingredients in a bag, shake to mix well and put on a baking sheet OR put sweet potatoes on a baking sheet, drizzle with the olive oil and coat with the rest of the spices mixing well. Cook 20-25 minutes or until tender.