Archive for June, 2016

Cabbage and Chicken Skillet (Paleo)

A tasty meal with some simple ingredients…

Cabbage and Chicken Skillet (Paleo)

Cabbage and Chicken Skillet (Paleo)

Ingredients:

1 tbsp avocado oil

1/2 tbsp minced garlic

1/2 large onion, chopped

1 and 1/2 tbsp paprika

1/2 tsp dried thyme

1/2 head of raw green cabbage, chopped

1 chicken breast, cooked and cubed (I use leftover grilled chicken)

1/3 cup tomato/marinara sauce

1/3 cup beef broth

2 bay leafs

salt and pepper

Directions:

Heat oil in a deep skillet over medium-low heat. Add garlic and onion and sauté for 5 minutes. Add paprika and thyme and cook for 1 more minute. Throw in cabbage, chicken, tomato/marinara sauce, broth, bay leafs, and salt and pepper. Stir altogether and top skillet with lid. Let cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leafs and serve.

 

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Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo)

Goodness gracious, I feel like I’m getting old.

Friday was my little brother’s high school graduation. But in my mind, I still see him as 12 years old. Which doesn’t actually make too much sense as he’s now a foot taller than me :/

So just in name of reliving childhood a bit, Ive got a chocolate chip cookie recipe to share! Ok, so there’s avocado in it. But come on, coming from me, what else do you expect?

IMPORTANT TIP WHEN MAKING THESE: I don’t know if it’s just me, but baked avocados kinda have a weird taste. Luckily, I’ve learned the secret to using them in a baked good: Wait a few hours (or preferably the next day) before digging in! Not only does all traces of avocado disappear, but the baked good gets a super rich taste and the avocado prevents the cookies from getting hard/stale! I recommend making these at night to have the next day, or in the morning to have later that night.

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo)

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo)

Ingredients:

1/3 cup tapioca flour

1/3 cup coconut flour

1/3 cup honey

1/2 tbsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 avocado

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

pinch of stevia

3 tbsp chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a baking sheet. Place all ingredients (except the chocolate chips) in a food processor and blend. Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon cookie batter onto the baking sheet and bake for 18 minutes. Makes 18-20 cookies.

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo)

Vegetable Casserole (Paleo)

This casserole definitely fits the bill as comfort food. It has a rich taste that you can (and will) keep piling into your mouth. Unlike most comfort food, however, this casserole is jammed packed with veggies and all-good-for-you ingredients. So feel free to go back for second, third, and forth helpings!

Vegetable Casserole (Paleo)

Vegetable Casserole (Paleo)

Ingredients:

1 cauliflower, chopped into florets 

2 tbsp ghee

1 lb green beans, chopped into bite-sized pieces

1 onion, chopped

1 cup raw carrots, coined

1/2 cup celery, chopped

1 cup fresh spinach, roughly chopped

3/4 cup canned coconut milk

2 eggs

2 tsp garlic powder

salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 baking dish.

Place cauliflower into a pot with water and bring to a boil. Cook until tender. Drain and transfer cauliflower to a food processor. Add in ghee and blend until cauliflower is at a mashed potato-like consistency. Transfer cauliflower to a large bowl. Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir all together.

Spread the casserole ingredients into the baking dish. Place in the oven for 40 minutes. Let cool before serving.