Friday, August 31, 2012

Paleo Mayo-Baked Chicken

Paleo Mayo Baked Chicken


I'm a big fan of baked chicken when it's cooked right and not dry; which has been what my past baked chicken dishes have been. It's so sad when a great piece of chicken turns out dry. You miserably eat it and regret all the time you put into prepping it.

Thankfully, I made my own concoction of a delicious and simple mixture to spoon on top of chicken then bake it off. It was honestly as simple as putting a few ingredients in a bowl, stirring to combine, spreading on top of the chicken and baking. That's my idea of cooking right there.

Check out my recipe here at The Girl Who Went Paleo: Paleo Chicken. MMM!


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Perfect Paleo Red Potatoes, Two Ways

Perfect Red Potatoes, Two Ways
Find this recipe at my Paleo blog: The Girl Who Went Paleo

There are a lot of people who don't eat white potatoes because it may be a problem for them with the starch and glucose and what-not. There's a long post about potatoes here that you can read if you'd like. It's from Mark's Daily Apple and I happen to like some of the stuff he's written. Although he's primal, it seems that he agrees that a large part of our population can not internally handle tubers (potatoes).

I love potatoes and we eat red potatoes about twice a week. I can handle it and it seems that my boys handle it well, too. Only time will tell for them as they're little ones but when they get older, they can decide to continue eating potatoes or eliminate them from their diet.

So, for any of you red-potato-eating-folks, here's a double whammy recipe for you:
1) Baked red potatoes
2) Skillet fried red potatoes
Paleo Baked Red Potatoes:
Printable Recipe

One small bag of red potatoes washed and cut into quarters
Salt and pepper to taste, approximately 1tsp salt and 1/2tsp pepper
2Tbsp olive oil, or oil of choice
1Tbsp fresh rosemary, minced
1Tbsp fresh parsley, minced
Preheat oven to 400degrees.
Wash and cut red potatoes into quarters and place on a baking sheet. Coat generously with oil of choice and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake approximately (according to the size of the cut pieces) 25-35 minutes flipping the potatoes once half-way through the baking process.
When finished, sprinkle with rosemary and parsley and eat these delicious potatoes.
Paleo Pan-Fried Red Potatoes
Printable Recipe
Use remaining ingredients from the above recipe, which are the cooked red potatoes. In a cast iron skillet, heat 2Tbsp olive oil (or bacon fat, or any fat of choice) until the pan starts steaming. When it's hot, place the potatoes in the skillet and cook 15-20 minutes until browned on all sides. Stir and flip potatoes every minute or so. Keep your eye on this as it could burn easily.

Sprinkle with fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme or parsley. Eat with whatever condiment of choice you'd like (we prefer ketchup!) or sprinkle with cheese and melt then add some chili or sour cream. Yummy in my tummy!

The first recipe is great for a lunch or dinner while the second recipe is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Please enjoy and let me know how you like these two recipes.

Eat and Enjoy!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Paleo Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

Paleo Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies
On my new paleo blog, The Girl Who Went Paleo, I posted a paleo creation for pumpkin breakfast cookies. The texture is chewy and the cookie is hearty. It's great for a quick grab-n-go snack and wonderful for the kids.

Check out the recipe here, and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pumpkin Muffins with Dark Chocolate Chips

Pumpkin Muffins with Dark Chocolate Chips
Printable Recipe

Anyone else ready for the fall to roll around? This summer in Florida has been very hot, humid and extremely rainy. So much for being called the Sunshine State. I'm always ready for spring and fall and enjoy watching summer and winter go away.

Who's in the mood for pumpkin? Who's ready for sweater and scarf season? I know I am! My girlfriend requested an order of pumpkin bread so I made her mini loaves and put dark chocolate chips in them. So delicious!

I also made a paleo version of it ... then I made breakfast cookies with the pumpkin. MMM! Be on the lookout for those recipes.

Makes 1 loaf or 10-12 muffins
1 1/2cups organic all purpose flour
1cup organic pumpkin purée
1/4cup olive oil
2 eggs
1/2tsp salt
1/2cup sugar
1tsp baking soda
1/2cup water
1tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4cup (or more) dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift together dry ingredients into a large bowl. Combine wet ingredients in another bowl and add to the dry ingredients. Mix well. Pour into a greased loaf pan for bread, muffin pan for muffins or any size pan you’d like to use. Sprinkle with dark chocolate chips.
Bake at 350degrees for 40-50 minutes for a loaf pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes for muffins. Bake 20-30 minutes in any 8x8 or 9x9 or 9x13 pan.

Eat and enjoy!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Paleo Meatloaf

Paleo Meatloaf, Electric Ignition Style

Photo Courtesty: Electric Ignition

Christina, over at Electric Ignition, made an awesome looking meatloaf with bacon.

#3. I love how easy this recipe is.

Since I'm related to this fine lady, I know how important it is for her (and me) to make recipes that are quick, easy, and kid-approved. And apparently, her kids (twins) loved it. They scarfed it down and enjoyed every bite of it.

I'd love to give you the recipe here, but I want you to stop by her page and say hello! Check out her recipe and enjoy eating it. Then come back and tell her how tasty it was.. come tell me too :)
Photo Courtesy: Electric Ignition