Chocolate Custard

Chocolate Custard

Yesterday being Valentines Day was if anything a great excuse to make dessert!  Inspired by Andy Deascoconut milk apple pudding, we decided to make a chocolate version. It was so sinfully easy that I can hardly call it a recipe but if you are looking for a special occasion dessert that is still somewhat paleo (minus the sugar in the chocolate of course) and tastes like you slaved away for hours; I highly recommend our Chocolate Custard! To make this treat 100% paleo, stick to Andy’s version for a yummy anytime snack! [Read more...]

Chicken Dive In!

Chicken Dive In!

My mom used to make Chicken Divan when company came over for dinner.  It seemed very gourmet at the time because for us it was so different.  My mom was a total “health nut” and our normal meals usually consisted of veggie stir fries, big pots of beans or split pea soup and home made whole wheat bread.  However; when we had guests she would bust out her Divan with big chunks of chicken and broccoli smothered with a mixture of cream of mushroom soup, mayo, and a touch of curry powder – and of course topped with slabs of melted cheese. [Read more...]

One Final Thanksgiving Treat Recipe and Being Thankful

Laura's Cookies!

I am thankful for All Of You! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my little blog. Everyday Paleo is a labor of love and I am humbled and honored to share my recipes and ideas that hopefully help make your life a bit more manageable.

I am thankful for the folks who have given me the resources to figure out how to live a healthy paleo lifestyle. [Read more...]

Blackberry Cobbler

cobbler

I love the seasonal fruits and veggies of summer.  This time of year in Chico you’ll find a fresh fruit stand on almost every corner.  On my way home from the gym yesterday I pulled off the road to one of the stands and picked up an abundance of strawberries, blackberries, and cherries.  I knew the blackberries would go bad before we could eat them all and the first thing that came to mind was cobbler…  Here’s what we came up with. [Read more...]

Coconut Adventures!

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!

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