There are endless possibilities when making paleo foods and the truth is, I enjoy how our food tastes now better than I ever did during our pre-paleo days. Nothing is better than fresh veggies soaking up delicious spices and tender bites of meat. Well; nothing food related that is… Today’s lunch was pretty much mouth watering from beginning to end and I hope you all enjoy this meal as much as we did! [Read more...]
I love my CSA. GRUB holds a very special place in my heart and I’m grateful to be a part of such a cool little co-op. I love to chat with the farmers while my kids jump on the trampoline. I get to load up on the most amazing veggies and I know exactly where they come from. I love seeing the beautiful brown dirt which clings to the ends of the freshly pulled green onions and carrots. The same dirt on those veggies covers the hands of the farmers who just pulled them, and it’s also sweetly smeared on the face of their cute little baby who was earlier crawling down the rows of veggies “helping” his mom and dad. [Read more...]
One thing I love about eating paleo; as long as you have some protein, veggies and some good fats anything is possible! For lunch yesterday I threw together a salad that was tons more fun than the standard lettuce and chicken. It was a “kitchen sink salad” of sorts, I tossed together everything in the kitchen but the kitchen sink! [Read more...]
I made a chicken dish the other night when I literally had 30 minutes to make dinner and feed my family – and even with the crazy rush the results were out of this world! I blindly grabbed at the chicken thighs in my fridge, reached desperately for my pressure cooker, through in a few items on hand, and 15 minutes later we had a magical meal that I can’t wait to make again! [Read more...]
Coconut milk should be a staple in the paleo kitchen. Coconut milk is a good fat, and tastes delicious as a base for just about anything! I made lunch yesterday in about five minutes: Pour 1 can of coconut milk into a pot, add a couple handfuls of shrimp, shredded cabbage, and broccoli. I seasoned the whole pot with a 21 seasoning blend from Traders but you can use any combination of spices to make this dish different every time and also any kind of protein can be used as well. I simmered it all together for about 5 minutes and for Rowan, I served it over sweet potatoes. I had enough leftover for a after school snack for Jaden. Our coconut adventures continued into the evening when later on at Raley’s, Jaden saw coconuts in the veggie isle and asked if we could try “real” coconut milk! There is a photo collection below of our adventures. I’ll say this, I think you have to be a CrossFitter to get into an actual coconut!! The kids helped me make dinner – lettuce tacos. So easy. Cook ground (preferably grassfed beef) add cumin, chili powder, a little cayenne, sea salt and pepper. Cut up a ton of veggies – we use radishes, purple cabbage, green onions, avocado, olives and tomatoes. Wrap in lettuce leaves and enjoy!