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Homemade Pasta Sauce (without Tomatoes)

This recipe came about because a few friends are allergic to tomatoes and at times the gluten that can be in pasta sauces. Which can lead them to need to sitting out from the dinner course and ordering something else?

This recipe will include the organic canned beets and organic canned carrots since it can take some time to cut and peel these vegetables.

This sauce can be used for pizza’s, pasta dishes, or even for dipping! Now, this sauce will taste a bit different because there are no tomatoes in this recipe whatsoever. That being the case, you can experiment with various Italian seasonings to bring out a heavier taste.

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Homemade Pasta Sauce (without Tomatoes)
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Gluten free
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine Gluten free
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Grab a saucepan or a cooking pot if you are doubling the recipe. Also, grab your blender.
  2. Open the can of beets and place in the blender. Blend until smooth. Add in 1 can of carrots and blend together. Pour some of the mixture into the saucepan and add the other can of carrots to blend until smooth.
  3. Pour in the rest of the beet/carrot mixture into the saucepan. Set to medium heat. Allso the sauce to come to a slight boil. Then turn down the heat to a low-medium, place a cover over the top. Allow the sauce to cook for 15 minutes.
  4. Then juice your small lemon and add the juice to the sauce. Stir. Allow to cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Then add the italian herb. Mix together. Now adding the italian herb is about what you like in seasonal taste. So add a full Tablespoon and go from there.
  6. Allow to cook for another 20 minutes. Sometimes you can allow this to simmer for 30 minutes to truly incorporate the ingreidents.
  7. Your pasta sauce is ready!
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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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Servings
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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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Chocolate Coffee Substitute

Trying to find a coffee substitute recipe? One that’s perfectly delicious and doesn’t have so many ingredients you’re not sure what you’re drinking anymore? This recipe can be put together fairly quickly and offers that boost you can get from coffee.

Also the cocoa can be more than the recipe calls for, this is all about taste when it comes to that morning hot beverage.

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Chocolate Coffee Substitute
Course Beverage
Cuisine Paleo
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Course Beverage
Cuisine Paleo
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Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Lunchtime either means making a pit stop from work to catch something to eat, or you have a decent lunch hour. Preferably make this the day before since the cook time is around 30 minutes. A lovely chipotle chicken lettuce wrap that will rejuvenate and add a bit of spice to your lunch!

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Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat your preferred oil (olive or coconut) in a frying pan and quickly place the chicken pieces in. Cook the chicken strips until golden.
  2. Using the same frying pan, after the chicken is done. Add more oil and sautée the onion until soft.
  3. Then add in tomatoes, brown sugar, cumin, and chipotle peppers to simmer for 15-20 minutes. Or until the tomato sauce begins to thicken.
  4. Place the chicken back into the frying pan with everything. Cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Take your lettuce, avocado, and remaining cherry tomatoes to start arranging an open lettuce wrap. Once the lettuce is placed on the plate, place the chicken chipotle mixture on the lettuce. Then place the avocado and tomatoes on top. With a spritz of lemon.
  6. 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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Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry Bake

Whether you’re looking for the perfect side dish, a healthy protein enriched, post-workout food or, simply a holiday-themed meal… look no further. This Sweet potato apple cranberry dish is exactly what it should be. Not only will it smell like Fall/Winter in your home but this recipe will have everyone going back for seconds.

During the Winter seasons we only want food that smells and tastes good, however, this typically turns into a dish that is lacking in the nutrients department. Nevermind that, this combination of fruits and a healthy starch create a protein fueled dish. You may even notice a refreshing sensation spread throughout your body because of the combined nutrients.

Matter of fact this recipe would even work for someone who is feeling a bit under the weather. The number of healthy antioxidants with the cranberries, cinnamon, apples and sweet potatoes offer a great alternative. These foods working together to add fiber, good carbs and probiotics will make anyone feel better.

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Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry Bake
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 12 Minutes
Cook Time 60 Minutes
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 12 Minutes
Cook Time 60 Minutes
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Be sure to Pre-heat your oven to 375 Fahrenheit
  2. Grease down the inside of your baking dish (this recipe is specifically for a baking dish) with Ghee or Coconut Oil
  3. Peel the apples and sweet potatoes. Chop them into 1/2"
  4. Take half of the chopped apples and sweet potatoes, place them in the dish. Yes, only half to begin with.
  5. Place only 1/4 of the cranberries into the dish.
  6. Then sprinkle some cinnamon and salt onto the mixture of sweet potatoes, apples and cranberries.
  7. Then repeat with the leftover sweet potatoes and apples, following the rest of the cranberries and the remaining spices and seasonings.
  8. Drizzle either coconut oil or ghee over the top to add a crisp look to your dish.
  9. Cover the baking sheet for 60 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Check your dish at the 30 minute mark, then proceed every 15 minutes until finished.
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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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Instructions
  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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Coconut Curry Chicken Soup

Transforming dinner into restaurant-quality seems like a challenge and hassle, yet reading coconut curry chicken soup seems more like a task than a dish. However, a creating a restaurant-quality meal does not have to be an impending doom, this slow-cooker recipe offers all the quality without the worry.

The coconut milk makes the soup creamy with a smooth texture. This Coconut Curry Chicken Soup provides a warmth needed for the impending Fall/Winter season. Whether a cold day has you stuck indoors or a family get together is upon the horizon, soup is the automatic necessity for a blistery day.

When it comes to recipes, finding a decent homemade soup usually tends to be only chicken noodle based broths. However, adding a traditional spice with a creamy texture can add a hint of adventure to a healthy meal. This main paleo dish will upgrade the old school chicken noodle into something exciting!

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Coconut Curry Chicken Soup
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 28 Minutes
Cook Time 3 1/2 Hours
Servings
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 28 Minutes
Cook Time 3 1/2 Hours
Servings
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Instructions
  1. Saute the chicken in the coconut oil in a medium-sized saucepan.
  2. When the outside of the chicken has all turned white, add in the coconut milk and the chicken broth and mix well.
  3. Add onions then cook for 3 minutes more.
  4. Add in the carrots, celery, and tomatoes.
  5. Add in the ginger, curry powder, and cornstarch.
  6. Add garlic, salt, pepper, lemon juice.
  7. Cook on medium for about 3 hours in your slow cooker.
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