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Paleo Recipes and Real Life Adventures

Month: January 2012

Crab topped Talapia

Crab topped Talapia

Only a few months til OBX and I can’t wait! I am getting excited to put my feet in the sand and listen to the ocean by day. Chow down on some fresh seafood and chase ghost crabs by night. Tonight I decided to prepare […]

Fresh Blueberry Pancakes

Fresh Blueberry Pancakes

Looking forward to my usual Wednesday night Breakfast for Dinner night and thought I would share this from last weeks meals!  Fresh Blueberry Pancakes Ingredients ·         4 eggs ·         1 cup milk (raw, organic or coconut) ·         2 teaspoons vanilla extract ·         1/2 cup coconut […]

Paleo And Primal Eating Tips

Paleo And Primal Eating Tips

Weight loss, Healthier, more energy, No more medications, Better hair, better skin, better achievements at the gym, A fun challenge, Try something new that you don’t have to pay for a meal plan or a gym membership! Brandon lost a pants size without stepping foot in a gym!
Try it for 21 days and I garuntee that you won’t regret it!!
                Typical week for us:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paleo Meat staples:

  • Venison, Beef, Bison
  • Free- Range chicken or game birds
  • Nitrate free bacon or ham
  • Roasted Turkey
  • Pork
    *Try to go with Grass fed, lean meats for the bulk of your meat eating. Breakfast meats are tricky- we do ham, bacon or even left over pulled pork or steaks with eggs or in an omelet.

My Paleo Snack or side dish staples:

Cauliflower
Salad
Asparagus
Fresh Salsa
Guacamole
Carrots
Celery
Squash
Cucumbers
Onion
Peppers
Grape tomatoes
sesame seeds
almonds
Macadamia nuts
Cashews
Berries or in season fruits
Almond flour (buy in bulk)
Coconut flour
Any fruit in moderation
a little dried fruit in moderation
Dark chocolate 72% or higher in moderation
*Eat all the veggies you want- some days I eat an entire container of cherry tomatoes for a snack.
Dijon mustard’s
oil and vinegar
Herbs and spices

Try to avoid:

  • Dairy products (If full Paleo, if just primal- you may have full fat, raw organic milk products- Brandon is more Primal because he still does grass- fed cheese)
  • Sugar (yes sugar is not paleo) -replace with honey, palm sugar or maple syrup- all natural
  • Juices- make your own
  • White/ wheat flour
  • Grains- your body cannot naturally digest them
  • no white potatoes
  • corn
  • Legumes- What the heck is a legume?
  • Soy
  • *When buying dark chocolate- try to get soy, dairy free – or make sure soy lechtin is last on the list*
  • Trans-fats
  • Processed- pre made foods.
  • Vegetable oil
    Best tip– Read the labels and make sure you know what all of the ingredients are before you buy them. Buy foods with the least amount of ingredients.

*I’ve noticed that if I pre-slice some of the veggies and keep them in an easily accessible container- I am more likely to snack on them rather than opening up a chocolate bar or a bag of nuts and dried fruits.

For a great description and shopping list check out Mark Sisson. For some great inspiration and to see what your foods are doing to your body, read the Friday success stories- make sure you have a box of tissues!
For a good recipe book check out: Make it Paleonomnompaleo.com, http://www.primal-palate.com/, http://www.paleocomfortfoods.com/, http://www.balancedbites.com/, http://www.everydaypaleo.com/

 

Perfectly Paleo Pumpkin swirl Muffins

Perfectly Paleo Pumpkin swirl Muffins

Here is a swirly treat packed full of delicious flavor and good for you ingredients. What a great way to start a morning. I make these for breakfast on the go and they are very filling. Perfectly Paleo Pumpkin Swirl Cakes    Ingredients: 1 1/2 […]

Holy Guacamole BLT

Holy Guacamole BLT

One of my favorite foods in the whole world is a BLT sandwich. Unfortunately, I do not eat bread anymore so I have really been missing them. This morning I woke up craving it so bad that I actually looked around my kitchen for some […]

Venison Chili

Venison Chili

I am a firm believer that Football was made for good food! This should not change just because you are eating healthier. Today I made a Game Day Chili, Guacamole and Chocolate Chip cookies. Let’s Go Giants!

Venison Chili

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Lb Ground Venison (can use ground beef or turkey)
  • 4 small Venison Steaks (can use 1Lb Ground chuck) cut into bite size chunks
  • 3 Vine Ripe Tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz). can of Tomato Sauce + 1 Can of water
  • 1 (6 oz.)can Tomato Paste
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Fist, Minced Garlic
  • 1 Habanero Chili
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tbs Sea Salt

Process:
1.) Brown Meat in a pan, Drain well
2.) Pour Tomato sauce, paste and meat in Crock Pot.
3.) In a food processor- chop each Peppers, Veggies, Chili’s (can hand chop too) and Add to Crock-pot.
4.) Add spices and seasonings to Crock-Pot.
5.) Mix well and allow to cook on High for 2 hours or on low for 4 hours.

Homemade Chicken Soup

Homemade Chicken Soup

Kimberly’s Classic Homemade Chicken Soup Ingredients:  4 lg. boneless, skinless chicken breasts (do not slice) 2 C.  Chicken broth 8 C. Water 1/4 tsp Garlic 2 C. Green Beans 1 C. Carrots, diced 1 Parsnip, Diced 2 Celery stalks, Diced 1 tsp. Parsley 2 tsp.  Sea […]

Bangin’ Banana Chocolate muffins

Bangin’ Banana Chocolate muffins

Tonight all I wanted was BREAD and chocolate. So I saw my bananas rotting away and thought..hmmm chocolate covered bananas? Nope, Banana bread with chocolate- YES! Preheat oven to 350FIngerdients:1/2 c. Coconut Flour1/2 tsp Sea Salt1/4 tsp Baking Soda6 eggs1/2 TBS Vanilla Extract1/2 tsp Cinnamon1/2 […]

Flank Steak

Flank Steak

Hello all! So this is going to be my first time writing out a receipe! I hope you enjoy it! Kimberly had me try some of her cauliflower mash! MMMMM, it was DELISH! So, I found this receipe that calls for the same! It was was SO good!! Hope you enjoy it!

Flank Steak with Cauliflower Puree

Ingredients:

  • 1 Small head of cauliflower
  • 1 1/2 lb of steak
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup parsley chopped
  • 2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 shallot or 1/4 small red onion (finely chopped)

Process:

1. Fill large saucepan with 1 inch of water. Fit with a steamer basket. Bring the water to a boil and place cauliflower in the basket ( destemed and cut into pieces) Cover and cook until tender.

2. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Season steak with 1/2 tsp of salt and pepper. ( 5 to 6 minutes on each side)

3. Transfer cauliflower to processor. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil and 1/4 tsp salt and pepper Puree until smooth.

4. In small bowl, combine parsley, vinegar, capers,shallot, and tbsp of olive oil. Serve with steak and cauliflower

Enjoy!!! It was SO yummy!!!
Sweet Venison Steaks and Buttery String beans

Sweet Venison Steaks and Buttery String beans

Venison steaks are delicious and melty in your mouth as long as you know how to cook them! I have had some TERRIBLE steaks but I will tell you how to make them right. *You can use this on regular steaks as well* First, Pull […]


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