A Meal In Minutes! Salsa Dancing Chicken

Salsa Dancing Chicken

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…]

Marvelous Meatballs!

These are a must try, and yes, I made them in the crock pot but you can also bake these in the oven as well.  Here’s the recipe:

Mix together (use your hands)

2lbs grassfed ground beef

1lb of pork sausage

chopped celery, onions, and carrots

3 eggs

1/2 cup almond meal

lots of dried oregano, garlic powder, cracked black pepper, and a little cayenne

small drizzle of raw honey

Form into large meatballs and cover bottom of crock pot, you might have to stack them depending on the size of your crock pot.

For the sauce mix:

1 16 oz can of diced tomatoes

1 can of tomatoe paste

a large handfull of torn fresh basil

5-6 coarsely chopped garlic cloves

a couple pinches of sea salt

cracked black pepper to taste.

Cover meatballs with tomato sauce and cook all day on low.  These were even better the next day for lunch!!

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Paleo Party for 10

It was a Paleo Party!  On Halloween evening we fed a party of 10 – 6 adults and 4 kids – an amazing paleo feast.  John grilled sirloin and hamburgers seasoned with sea salt, pepper, and a grill seasoning mix from Trader Joe’s (find with the rest of the spices across from the nuts).  He also grilled chicken legs seasoned with a little sea salt, pepper, and fresh lemon juice, as well as bell peppers and eggplant basted with olive oil.  The salad was a lettuce mix from the farmers market, chopped apples, sundried tomatoes, slivered almonds, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and topped with crumbled goat cheese.  I made a butternut squash “mash”.  I pressure cooked the squash for 12 minutes mashed it with organic butter, sea salt, cinnamon, and a pinch of ground ginger.  We also served cold shrimp with lemon and cocktail sauce.  Our not-so-paleo visiting family didn’t even look around for the missing french bread!  Mission accomplished. : )