Ingredient: salt

Cherry Salad with Grilled Chicken

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Summer is out and grilling is an easy go-to for lunch or dinner. Sometimes we live by simply grilling out as much as possible. This recipe adds a few fresh greens and cherries to the plate. Break out of the usual and change up the dish a bit to add more seasoning when it comes to grilling the chicken. Or add more vegetables to the salad. Simply have fun and enjoy this delicious and easy dish!

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Cherry Sauce with Grilled Chicken
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
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Instructions
  1. Prep your chicken breasts by rubbing Olive Oil or Coconut Oil on them. Add salt and pepper, lightly seasoning. Now we recommend adding other seasonings that you prefer, so get creative or spice up that chicken!
  2. Be sure to have your grill going beforehand.
  3. Cut the chicken into 1/4 inch thick slices. Put the chicken breasts on the grill. Typically 6 minutes for each side of the chicken to be done, although if you are unsure, cut open the chicken to see if it is fully cooked through.
  4. Now beging to prepare the Vinaigrette. Combine all the ingreidents listed for the Vinaigrette. Be sure to stir the ingreidents together.
  5. Tear up your green leaf lettuce, place on a plate. Add your chicken to the top of your lettuce and pour the Vinaigrette over the top of everything.
  6. Dinner or a delicious lunch is served!
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Cabbage Rolls

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Cabbage rolls can offer a series of boosting proteins. This would be considered a hearty meal, or a main dish. However, this will help out on those days where the slow cooker is the only thing to turn to because of a long day. While this can make up to 6 servings, this could also be a meal prep dish since the cabbage rolls can go in the freezer. By the end of the week, you can bring out the rest and enjoy!

Take the stress out of your day and bring out the slow cooker! We all could use a little helping hand every now and then.

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Cabbage Rolls
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 3 Hours
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Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 3 Hours
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Instructions
  1. Grab a large bowl and mix together Cauliflower rice, Ground Beef, Salt, Pepper, Oregano and Garlic cloves.
  2. To use the leaf from a cabbage, you do not have to boil if you do not want to. Try microwaving anywhere from 20-30 seconds to soften the leaf.
  3. Scoop up 1/4 Cup of the mixture into the prepped cabbage leaf. Roll up until secured and not overly tight.
  4. For the bottom of the slow cooker, create a thin layer with the diced tomatoes.
  5. Then add in the cabbage rolls with the seam side facing down.
  6. With your remaining diced tomatoes, pour them on top of the cabbage rolls.
  7. Cook on High for 2-3 Hours.
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Stuffed Butternut Squash, Cinnamon Peppers

These stuffed bell peppers will either have you coming back for seconds or even more!

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Stuffed Butternut Squash, Cinnamon Peppers
Bell peppers stuffed with butternut squash and a dash of cinnamon to add a well-rounded taste. This can be used as an entree or for a snack on the go.
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Take your two bell peppers and cut off the top, then scrap out all the seeds.
  3. Place hollowed out bell peppers on a baking sheet. Allow them to cook for 35-40 minutes or until soft.
  4. Meanwhile, with the bell peppers in the oven. Sautée your butternut squash on medium heat with coconut oil.
  5. Once you are sautéing the butternut squash for roughly 5 minutes, add in the diced onion.
  6. Have a separate pan ready to cook the ground beef. Cook until brown with coconut oil.
  7. While cooking the ground beef, crack open the large egg into the pan. Mix together.
  8. If the onions has become clear or translucent, add the onion and butternut squash sautée to your meat/egg mixture.
  9. Then add the remaining cinnamon, walnuts, salt and cardamom.
  10. Be sure to cook everything together, cook until the butternut squash becomes soft and tender.
  11. Then stuff the mixture evenly into your bell peppers!
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Cinnamon Maca Bites

Even though these Cinnamon Maca Bites are in the dessert section of Paleo Living, these bites pack a punch. Since Keto has become interlaced with Paleo, these two various healthy avenues seem to compliment each other. By cutting out the sugar, you’ll receive a healthy dose of protein.

The Cinnamon Maca Bites are filled with nutrient-rich fats and protein. Meaning one bite could fill you up. Consider these little bundles of joy to help boost your day. Every now and then, especially during the holidays, we need a pick me up snack. Instead of reaching for chips, reach for a bite!

Imagine these Cinnamon Maca Bites would be great with a cup of green tea! Another added note, this is a Ketogenic, sugar-free recipe!

By the way, this mini recipe can jumpstart the Ketosis diet!

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Cinnamon Maca Bites
Course Dessert
Cuisine Paleo
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Course Dessert
Cuisine Paleo
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Instructions
  1. Bring out the food processor. Place every ingredient in the processor and blend for 1 minute.
  2. Make sure to use a silicone ice tray. Or if you can find a mold that can withstand freezing temperatures. Spoon the mixture into the cube spaces.
  3. Allow to freeze for an hour or two until solid.
  4. Then when it's time to serve this mini bites. However, allow the bites to thaw from the mold before taking them out one by one.
  5. These Cinnamon Maca Bites will stay fresh for up to two weeks as long as they are in a sealed container in the freezer.
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Beet & Caramelized Onion Soup

Did you know including beets in your diet while pregnant can help prevent birth defects.Or that beets have a high amount of B vitamins essential to your overall health. Luckily this root vegetable targets the pancreas, nerve function, kidneys, muscle movement, liver, and bone health. So for towards sweet reward, Beet & Caramelized Onion Soup has a savory yet intense flavor ready for any seasonal illness!

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Beet & Caramelized Onion Soup
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 12-15 Minutes
Cook Time 40-45 Minutes
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 12-15 Minutes
Cook Time 40-45 Minutes
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Instructions
  1. Bring out the stockpot and place the beets inside.
  2. Add 4 of the 5 cups of Chicken Broth to the stock pot, along with pepper and salt.
  3. Be sure to cover and cook for up to 45-50 Minutes or until beets are soft.
  4. Take out a large skillet and on medium heat, melt the butter or ghee.
  5. Place the onion and carrots in the skillet so they can be sautéed. Constantly stir until the onions have caramelized and the carrots are soft.
  6. Then once the carrots and onions are done, add them to the stockpot.
  7. Allow the soup to simmer and cool down.
  8. Once the soup has cooled, transfer to a blender to incorporate everything into a smooth puree, add the remaining Chicken Broth.
  9. Place back into stockpot, add pepper and salt for a perferred taste. Bring to a simmer and enjoy!
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Garlic Mashed (Yet Creamy) Cauliflower

As Christmas Eve approached, typically the dining tables are lined with food ready to be sampled. However, what about the after effect, overly stuffed and feeling sluggish. We have yet another side dish to utilize this holiday season!

Instead of the traditional mashed potatoes, try your hand at garlic mashed cauliflower! This is an excellent substitute for mashed potatoes without the added bloat! Adding this decadent side dish will offer a better alternative, this recipe can also be changed over time to include your favorite seasonings.

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Garlic Mashed (Yet Creamy) Cauliflower
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 5-6 Minutes
Cook Time 12-15 Minutes
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 5-6 Minutes
Cook Time 12-15 Minutes
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Instructions
  1. Boil a medium size pot filled with water, add a pinch of salt.
  2. Once boiling add the cauliflower florets. Turn the heat from high to medium.
  3. Cook until florets are soft, about 15 minutes.
  4. Take out a frying pan and on medium heat melt the butter or ghee. Once heated, saute the garlic for 2-3 minutes or until tender and soft.
  5. Once the cauliflower florets are cooked. Remove from the stove and drain out the water.
  6. With a food processor add the florets, the garlic that has been sautéed, and the butter the garlic was cooked in. Also add in the milk (or coconut milk), parmesan cheese, black pepper and salt.
  7. Pulse and puree until smooth and creamy.
  8. Serve with a dash of chives or rosemary.
  9. Bon Appétit
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Diary-Free Eggnog

Looking for Paleo-friendly holiday recipes? They seem to be hard to come by because the holidays usually call for anything dairy, gluten and well overly sweet.  However, we intend to change that perception at least one recipe at a time. This Christmas season we will be giving more recipe ideas for this foodie holiday season!

Since eggnog is a staple and generally a traditional drink for these impending Winter nights, here’s an eggnog recipe with a twist! Funny when you search for dairy-free Eggnog you tend to run into recipes that still call for 4-6 egg yolks… even though most people are looking to make this dessert drink without the need for eggs! Well in this recipe we have thrown in an egg-free, vegan, Paleo-friendly recipe for those of you that are struggling. Or for those of you that want to try something new.

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Diary-Free Eggnog
Course Dessert
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 9-10 Minutes
Cook Time 3 Minutes
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Course Dessert
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 9-10 Minutes
Cook Time 3 Minutes
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  1. Start off with placing the cashews in a glass bowl. Then cover with hot water.
  2. Soak cashews for 10 minutes.
  3. After 10 minutes has passed, strain the cashews and dump the water.
  4. Bring out the High Speed Blender and place every ingredient inside. Blend or pulse until all the ingredients look incorporated and mixture appears smooth.
  5. Serve warm or at room temperature with a dash of nutmeg on top. This can also be served chilled.
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Sweet Curry Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

Roasted chicken is an easy go-to for those dinners where I am stretched for time. This is a “twist” on the traditional roasted chicken recipe.

Using one of my favorite ingredients, curry, this dish is sure to please and smells delicious! The mustard and honey makes the curry a great, sweet flavor.

Traditional curries usually have white potatoes as an addition to the meat. I “paleoized” the ingredient and added one root vegetable – carrots, and of course, cauliflower. The sweet curry becomes a glaze with the carrots and are delicious with the sweet curry sauce.  I love the cauliflower instead of the traditional rice that is served with curry dishes.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken (about 3 pounds)
  • 6 carrots, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 3 tablespoons grass-fed butter butter
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place the chicken in a roasting pan and roast 1 hour in the preheated oven (oven times vary – make sure to check the chicken).
  3. In a saucepan, heat to medium and melt the butter
  4. Mix the honey, mustard, onion, curry powder, salt, cayenne pepper, ginger, and garlic.
  5. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  6. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  7. Gently pour the curry and honey mixture over the chicken. Continue roasting about 20 minutes, or until the glaze has browned. The chicken meat should reach an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C).
  8. Place carrots and cauliflower in a separate roasting pan.
  9. Drizzle and roast the vegetables with the chicken for the last 20 minutes, or until the glaze has browned.
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Sweet Curry Roasted Chicken with Vegetables
Curry Whole Chicken and Veggies
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Course Main Dish
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Curry Whole Chicken and Veggies
Recipe Notes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place the chicken in a roasting pan and roast 1 hour in the preheated oven (oven times vary – make sure to check the chicken for doneness).
  3. In a saucepan, heat to medium and melt the butter
  4. Mix the honey, mustard, onion, curry powder, salt, cayenne pepper, ginger, and garlic.
  5. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  6. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  7. Gently pour the curry and honey mixture over the chicken. Continue roasting about 20 minutes, or until the glaze has browned. The chicken meat should reach an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C).
  8. Place carrots and cauliflower in a separate roasting pan.
  9. Drizzle and roast the vegetables with the chicken for the last 20 minutes, or until the glaze has browned.
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