Friday, October 3, 2014

Paleo Chicken and Veggie Bowls {Gluten-Free}

This is an easy salad idea that was so delicious.  Tender, fall-apart chicken from the slow cooker and fresh homemade salsa and guacamole make it very satisfying.  I added fresh grape tomatoes and grilled squash spears but you can add any veggies you like.   Enjoy!

Shredded Chicken Recipe:
4-5 chicken breasts, frozen is okay
2 cups water
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1. Place all ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on high for 4-6 hours.
2. Pull apart the chicken and serve over salad.

Guacamole Recipe:
2-3 large, ripe avocados, cubed
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 red onion, finely diced
juice of 1/2 fresh lime
1/2-1 teaspoon of salt to taste

1. In a large bowl add 1/2 teaspoon salt and diced red onion and allow to sit for a few minutes while you chop the rest of the ingredients.
2. Add avocado cubes, cilantro and lime juice to bowl and smash until smooth or if you prefer, a bit chunky.  I like to use my potato masher to make quick work of smashing up the avocado but you can also use a fork.
3. Stir to combine and add more salt to taste.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Easy 5 ingredient Salsa {Paleo, Sugar-Free}

This salsa is super easy and yet very tasty.  It started from our attempt to make fresh salsa when we didn't have any fresh tomatoes on hand.  Cheating a bit by using canned Organic tomatoes ended up tasting great and makes for easy 5 minute salsa any time of the year.  The bright lime juice and fresh cilantro give it great flavor and a fresh taste.  There are many more ways to enjoy this salsa than just with chips, I love this over chicken, eggs and salads, although it's great with chips too.  Enjoy!

Recipe: (Makes about 2 cups)
1 (14 oz) can Organic No salt added diced tomatoes
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1/4 cup diced red onion
the juice of 1/2 a lime
1/4 teaspoon salt plus more to taste

Put all ingredients in a small but somewhat deep vessel.  I like to use my glass batter bowl or a small soup pot with tall sides.  Then pulse with an Immersion Blender about 6 times until smooth but still chunky.  If you don't have an Immersion Blender you could also use a food processor or even a blender, just pulse until you get the consistency you like.  Season to taste and enjoy!

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Chocolate Coco-Roons {Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free}

So everything is better with a little chocolate right?  These are the cocoa version of my lemon coco-roons and they are super tasty as well.  When you want a sugar-free treat give these a try!  Enjoy!

Recipe (Makes 8-10)
1/3 cup finely shredded, Organic unsweeted coconut 
2 tbsp Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
3 Tablespoons Organic, Blanched Almond Flour
2 tbsp Creamy Almond Butter
1 Tablespoon Organic coconut sugar
3 teaspoons cocoa powder

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.  Using a 1/2 tablespoon measuring spoon scoop out mixture and form into balls.  Set onto a Silpat lined baking sheet then refrigerate for 1 hour and enjoy.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

No Bake Lemon Coco-Roon Cookies {Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

I've been trying to recreate my hubby's favorite Raw Coco-roon cookies for awhile now and I think these fit the bill.  I'm not usually the baker in the family and these fit in line with that since they are no-bake!  If you are looking for a new cookie option, give these a try.  These use coconut sugar, which looks similar to brown sugar but has a lower glycemic index than regular sugar.  The kiddos love them too.  Enjoy!

Recipe: (yields 12-14 cookies)
1 cup Organic Finely Shredded Coconut, plus more for dusting
1/2 cup Almond Meal/Flour
3-4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons melted Organic Coconut Oil
2 tablespoons Organic Coconut Sugar
1/4 teaspoon good quality vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon good quality salt

1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl using a fork to combine.

2. Using a tablespoon measuring spoon to scoop out the mixture and form it into a ball.  Roll and sprinkle with extra coconut flakes and place on a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet (or have a helpful 4 year old help you).

3. Pop tray into the fridge for 1 hour to firm up then enjoy!

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Bison Burgers {Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

So how many of you have tried Bison meat?  I was in the mood to try something new and when I saw All Natural Bison meat, free of antibotics and hormones, I decided to take the plunge and try it out.  My hubby was thrilled!  The meat is super easy to prepare and doesn't need anything but a bit of salt added.  They were so tasty!  I'm not a huge beef fan and these tasted better to me.  They were a pricey special treat but one I think we'll be enjoying every now and again.  We paired them with a fresh spinach salad topped with avocado, sprouted pumpkin seeds and homemade balsamic dressing.  Enjoy!

Bison Burger Recipe: (makes 4 burgers)
1 1/4 pounds ground All Natural (preferably grass-fed) Bison (10% fat)
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Mix ground meat and salt in a bowl
2. Divide into 4 equal sized patties
3. Grill on a grill for about 5-7 minutes per side until medium well done

Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe:
3 tablespoons good quality Balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning

Directions: Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl or cup and serve.  Store covered in the refrigerator.

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Our Weekly Menu {Gluten Free} 05.25.14

Welcome to another weekly menu plan!  Do you plan a weekly menu?  Since we started intentionally menu planning, we are buying less, spending less, wasting less, eating out less and loving how easy our weeknight dinner preparation has been!  Here's our gluten free menu for the week.  We are loving this warmer weather and grilling outside more often.  Enjoy!

SUNDAY: Avocado-Cucumber Sushi Rolls *recipe coming soon

MONDAY: Steak Tacos with Corn Tortillas

TUESDAY: Chicken and Fresh Veggie Kabobs

WEDNESDAY: Shredded Barbecue Pork Sandwiches with Fresh Spinach Salad *recipe coming soon

THURSDAY: Turkey Meatloaf, Roasted Rosemary Potatoes and Fresh Steamed Broccoli

Check out all Our Weekly Menu posts for more ideas and inspiration.
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