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Posted by on April 6, 2013 in Beef, Dinner

 

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Paleo Stuffed Chicken Breasts w/ Bacon, Mushrooms, Artichoke hearts, and Spinach

chicken-breastThis is kind of a left over type of meal. Just see what you have left in the fridge after your week of meals, sautee it all together, and then stuff it into the center of a chicken breast! Serve with a side of roasted brussell sprouts and you are good to go!

Ingredients:

* 2 chicken breasts
* 4 slices of bacon- chopped up
* 2 cloves of garlic
* about 6-8 oz of chopped mushrooms
* Half a jar of artichoke hearts chopped up
* couple handfulls of spinach

1. Chop up your bacon into bite size pieces. You can cook the bacon and then chop, but I think its easier this way. Cook until nice and crispy and take out of pan and onto a paper towell.

2. Keep the bacon fat in the saucepan and add your chopped garlic. After just a minute, add your chopped mushrooms and cook unitl soft. Add your chopped artichoke hearts. Throw in your spinach and when the spinach is wilted and everything is combined together your ready to stuff!

3. Take your chicken breasts and cut them in the middle so you create a pocket. Stuff the mixture inside and then close them with toothpicks.

4. Cook at 375 for about 30 minutes. That’s it!

5. Serve with any vegetable- I prefer roasted brussels. I would have put bacon in the brussels but its already in the stuffed chicken. But if you dont mind bacon overload- throw that in with the brussels. Delish!

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Posted by on April 5, 2013 in Chicken, Dinner

 

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Grass-fed Beef Burger with Guacamole, Bacon, Sautéed Mushroom/Onions and Grilled Pineapple. Oh holy Paleo!

TG-0750M-lThis is more like a fantastic dinner idea than a recipe. This is the best thing to serve when people ask, what the heck is paleo? Well this is paleo at its best. Just a really good quality burger with all the yummy fixings!

Ingredients:

* Grass fed burger patties or ground beef to make into patties
* Bacon
* mushrooms
* onion slices
* avocados
* sweet potatoes
* cinnamon
* pineapple slices

First get your sweet potatoes started. Cut up the sweet potato into wedge size pieces. Toss with some coconut oil and cinnamon. Cook at 375 for about 20 mins. Or until your burgers are done.

Second, start out by cooking your bacon. Once nice and crispy, set aside. Toss in your onion slices (carefully. I burned the crap out of my finger with the bacon grease splatter) when the onions are soft then add your sliced mushrooms. The reason you don’t add both at the same time is the mushrooms will soak up all the bacon grease before it has a chance to cook up the onions!

While these are cooking, slice open 2 ripe avocados and mash together well. Add some chopped red onion, salt, and cilantro if you have it. I didn’t so I added a little hot sauce to it.

When your mushrooms are soft, add your burger patties directly to the pan. Cook medium or medium well, however you like them. Then take off the pan and add a couple pineapple slices and crank your heat up so that they really get a good sear. The juice of the pineapple also makes the mushrooms and onions scrumptious.

Take your burger, top with guacamole, bacon slices, pineapple, then onion and mushrooms. Serve with your side of sweet potatoes. Sooooooo good!!!

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Posted by on January 7, 2013 in Beef, Dinner

 

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Paleo Bacon and Chive Sweet Potato Bisquits

chivesI am a cooking queen today. I made 2 side dishes, a new chicken dish, and a dessert today. Plus I want to try to make a paleo pumpkin cheesecake, but I will wait till Wednesday to do that. That way we can bring to Thanksgiving and not eat it all here. Hopefully it taste good and people actually like it! I will post after I make that one too.

These bisquits were pretty easy to make and are a great side dish at dinner when you are missing a roll, bread, or bisquit. These would be amazing with some grated chedder cheese added, but I decided to go strict and see how they turned out. Really good!

Ingredients:

  • 2 small sweet potatoes or yams (So about 2 cups mashed)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 6-8 strips bacon, cut into small pieces
  • leftover fat from bacon
  • 3-4 tablespoons chives
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Bake the sweet potatos about 30 mins at 350. Till they are nice and soft. When those are done, peel the skin away and mash them up into a large bowl. Add your eggs and mix well. Make sure to mix together completely or when you add your bacon fat they will turn into scramble egg mash!

Slice up your bacon into little pieces and cook until nice and crispy. Set aside on a paper towel to drain. Add the bacon fat to the sweet potato mixture and mix together well.

Now add your dry ingredients, coconut flour, baking soda, salt and pepper. Mix together well and add chives and bacon and mix all ingredients together again.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and use a large spoon to drop your bisquits on your sheet. Try to make them all the same size so they cook evenly.

Cook in over at 400 for about 22-27 minutes.

Let rest a bit and then enjoy!

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Posted by on November 19, 2012 in Sides

 

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Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

This is a great side meal. My friend made these the other night and they were super tasty so I decided to make a batch during lunch for the hell of it. Its just way too easy not to try it.

Ingredients:

  • Sweet Potatoe’s
  • Bacon
  • Cinnamon
  • Sea salt to taste

Slice up your sweet potatoe, cut the bacon into little pieces, sprinkle with cinnamon and a little sea salt. Lay out on a baking sheet and cook at 35o for about 15-20 minutes until tender. Voila! I hear if you put them into tin foil, wrap them all up, and throw them on the BBQ, its even better!

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Posted by on August 23, 2012 in Sides

 

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Bacon Banana Eggs

Well today is day 7 of my sugar detox. I made it to 7, just 14 more to go. Things I notice. Im a little sluggish. I am a little more hungry then usual. (they say to just drink water first, see if your just in need of hydration instead of food), and my taste buds are like brand new taste buds. I called them virgin taste buds, but that seems to get an odd reaction. But Joe and I went to dinner and I said to him, ‘you HAVE to taste these carrots!, they have so much flavor and are so sweet!” . Yeah, he tasted them and said- ‘they are carrots’. Same thing with an avocado last night. I thought it was a different variety then normal because it had a sweet flavor to it. So that is a bonus.

So if anything from this sugar detox, my cravings are gone. (But I know those little bastard cravings will come back!), things taste much better overall. No need for salt whatsoever. And I also am much more aware of how much sugar you could potentially eat if you dont pay attention to it. Just a tablespoon of ketchup is 20 grams of sugar! What I am doing, I need to eat less then 10 grams A DAY! So my awareness of how much sugar is in foods and what foods to eat that don’t have a lot of sugar has grown tons. After this is over I think I will go back to low fruit and sugar only on special occasions.

So to kick off my 7th day sugar detox, I decided to go a little wild! I used a ripe banana instead of the green tipped one’s we are allowed on the SD. Oh what has life become when a ripe banana feels like a cheat day! So here is a little sweet and savory breakfast meal. I got this off checking out instagram again.

Ingredients: (I made this for 2 so I up’d the ingredients a little)

  • 1 banana
  • 4 eggs
  • some bacon (I used bacon pieces that I got from TJ’s. They are uncured and nitrate free so no sugar, but this would have been WAY better with just regular yummy crispy bacon)
  • Cinnamon
  • Dash of coconut milk (optional)

Start off with throwing your bacon in the pan and cook until crispy. Add the slices of banana until they start to get a little brown. Take the eggs and add a dash of cinnamon and coconut milk and whisk them together. Add this to your bacon/banana mixture and cook until done. The taste is suprising. The mix of sweet with the bacon is odd, but really good at the same time.

Enjoy!

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Posted by on August 19, 2012 in Breakfast

 

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