Super Bowl 2010….

I will officially admit that I WILL use tomorrow as an excuse, like everyone else in America, to sit on my arse, eat a lot of food, and partake in a couple of drinks…

So, here it is: My Paleo Super Bowl, sit on my arse while not really caring about the game, and falling asleep early menu:

Big Pot of Bean-less Chili

2 lbs of grass fed ground beef

1 lb of spicy italian pork sausage

7-10 celery stalks diced

6 carrots diced

1 white onion diced

6 cloves of crushed garlic

4 tbsp olive oil

1 16 ounce can of diced tomatoes w/ juice

16 ounces of chicken broth

2 big pinches of sea salt

2 tbsp dried oregano

2bsps dried basil

1 tbsps cumin

3-4 tbsps chili powder

1 tsp cayenne pepper (more if you like it spicy)

Saute veggies in olive oil for about a minute and add meat and brown.  Season the meat mixture with all the spices.  Add the tomatoes and chicken broth and simmer for 35 minutes.  Taste and add more seasoning if desired.  If you are feeling a little frisky, eat this awesome chili with a dollop of sour cream and some crushed corn chips.  If you are keeping it 100% paleo for the big day, it’s good just like it is!!

Deviled Eggs

12 boiled eggs

1/4 -1/2 cup of Trader Joe’s or other all natural mayonnaise

1 tbsp of fresh dill – minced

small pinch of sea salt

1 tsp of garlic powder

crushed black pepper to taste

Bring enough water to cover 12 eggs to a boil, add eggs, and boil rapidly for 8 minutes.  As soon as the timer beeps, drain the hot water from the eggs, add cold water and ice to stop the cooking process.  The faster you cool off your eggs, the easier it will be to peel them!  Leave eggs in the cold water for 5-10 minutes before you peel.  Peel eggs and cut in half length wise.  Carefully scoop out all the yolks into a mixing bowl and mash with a  fork.  Add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth.  Fill the egg halves with the mixture and sprinkle with a little paprika if you like

Walnut Red Pepper Dip – I haven’t tried this yet but my dear friend Christina gave me the recipe and SWEARS by it, so tomorrow I’ll give it a go and I’ll serve this with an assortment of fresh veggies. – It sounds amazing and a big thanks to Christina for the recipe!

2 cups shelled walnuts (soak them for at least 1 hour to soften them; it’ll be easier to process them this way)

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/2 – 1/4 tsp. salt

1 jar (12 oz.) roasted red peppers – drained

1 garlic clove, minced

2 tbsp. olive oil

2 tsp. lemon juice

In a food processor, pulse walnuts, cumin, and salt until walnuts are finely ground (like the consistency of Hummus). Add peppers, garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice.  Whirl until smooth.

Maybe some meatballs…

If we actually need more food, which I doubt we will, I’ll have some gluten free Trader Joe’s meatballs on hand if the kids really want them… I feel stuffed just thinking about it…

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  1. Davey says

    sounds great i can’t watch the Superbowl (i thin they might replay it on tv tonight tho) but i’m gonna make this anyway & probably keep it for lunches.

  2. Michelle says

    Just want to say that I love, love, love your website! Your recipes are so delish! Thank you for sharing! Being a novice to Paleo/Crossfit, I am always searching for different (not to mention relatively quick and easy) recipes–you’re website is a blessing! =)

    I am definitely going to add these new ones to my recipe file! Not sure if you’ve ever tried it, but last night I made Zucchini hummus and OMG!! It was delicious! You definitely do not miss chickpeas with the recipe!

    Here’s the recipe:
    1 large zucchini in summer or 2 small zucchini in winter (at least in PA)
    1/2 cup Tahini
    2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
    2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
    1 Teaspoon Salt
    1 Teaspoon Cumin
    1 Large Garlic Clove
    Sprinkle of Paprika

    Peel the zucchini until all the green skin is removed. This is very important! Not peeling the zucchini will make it chunky and green, not like hummus at all. Slice peeled zucchini into smaller pieces. Combine all ingredients except Paprika into food processor and blend until creamy and thick. If not desired consistency add a little bit of water while blending. Serve in a bowl or store Zucchini Hummus in a plastic container (I re-use a plastic store bought large hummus container) and sprinkle with paprika. Great garnishes or hummus variations can include other fresh or dried herbs, sun dried tomatoes, red peppers, a drizzle of olive oil, olives, or pine nuts.

  3. says

    One of the readers on my blog (Health Habits) is having trouble wrapping her brain around integrating Paleo eating into her student lifestyle.

    She knows what she should do…she just doesn’t “think” she can do it.

    One of her big stumbling blocks is lunch. I suggested she check out my fave Paleo food bloggers (yourself included)

    During our discussion, I realized that she had raised a great question:

    How does she “brown bag” her lunch “Paleo style”

    What a perfect idea for a blog post.

    And that is why I am contacting some of my favorite Paleo food bloggers to ask them that question:

    How do you “brown bag” your lunch “Paleo style”?

    If you are interested in participating, email ( me your ideas and I will include them in the article – with full credit going to you.

    For your reference, I did a similar post last year on how to get fit and save money –

  4. says

    For Halloween we had many vegetarian friends coming over so I made a vegetarian chili and your chili recipe for my family and a few of the dad/kids that might want chili. I was totally surprised when two “vegetarian” moms were eating the Paleo chili with delight. In fact, one emailed the next day to tell me she was still thinking about the chili. :) I was glad that it was liked by so many but a little sad for me because I was looking forward to leftovers the next day and there weren’t any!

  5. Jayne says

    Made this dip for my new mini-processor’s inaugural run and used it as a topper for some roasted chicken I had…delicious! Another everydaypaleo success!

  6. Katie says

    Just made the Walnut Red Pepper dip for a dinner party…first time made and it was such a success!! And lucky for me, I kept a stash in the fridge just for myself! Thanks for the great recipe.

  7. Laura says

    Could you make this in the crockpot instead? Would I just throw everything in raw/uncooked, or still brown the meat and sautee the veggies ahead of time and then throw everything in the crock pot?

    • Sarah says

      You could for sure just throw it all in the crockpot, no need to brown it first, just cook it all day until everything is done!

  8. jamie says

    sarah, did you ever make this walnut red pepper dip? i tried it tonight and the walnuts just clumped up in my food processor. i only have a mini one but noticed that another person said they made is in their mini processor. i had to make mine in batches because it wouldn’t all fit but it still has large chunks of walnuts and never really got anywhere near a “hummus” consistancy. was it supposed to be more smooth? it seems like it needs more liquid to thin it out. thx for your input.

  9. Angelica says

    Made the bean less chili for myself tonight I LOVED IT!!!! Seriously way better than any legume-centric chilis I once enjoyed =D . . . My secret ingredient was sun dried tomatoes canned in olive oil =D Each week I pick two of your recipes to try, so this past week it was the chili and “rockin moroccan chicken”. This way of eating has been the best thing for me!

  10. Bethany says

    Loved this!!!! Had two bowls too! I roasted chopped up butternut squash in the oven while it simmered and then tossed some in the bottom of my bowl and scooped this awesome chili on top. I also used my food processor to “dice” the veggies. Super simple and great flavor! Will make again!

  11. Jasmine says

    Holy Guacamole! I have made several versions of “Paleo Chili” and this was BY FAR absolutely the best! You are amazing. Thanks so much.

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