Posts Tagged ‘paleo’

The best potato wedge fries! Nomnomnom

I don’t know if its because I was really really hungry, or if its because I am just amazing… But I just made the best fries/potato wedges in the world.

I am a little disappointed that I didn’t take pictures during the preparation. I was just too hungry and focused on getting them in the oven and cooked!

They are so easy to make.

Preheat the oven to 425

I used two potatoes. Washed them and left the skin on.

I cut them into wedges, not too thick.

Tossed them in olive oil.

I then placed them all on a foil lined baking sheet.

I then sprinkled garlic powder, paprika and salt on them.

I then baked them for 25 minutes, then flipped them and cooked them another 7 minutes.

I wish I would have made more…. Or that I wouldn’t have shared with Darcy. They were so good. Especially with my home made ketchup.

Nomnomnom!

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Paleo breaded pork chops

I spent an hour today looking for a recipe I saw the other day. I checked my bookmarks, my history on two computers, an iPad and a iPhone. I didn’t have much luck. 😦

So, I had to wing it. And I think it turned out pretty good!

Almond breaded pork chops

I made three little pork chops and this is what I did:

In a bowel I mixed

2/3 cup of almond meal
Pepper
And any seasonings you want

Since I just made paleo mayo, I put a few dollops on a plate

I lined a baking sheet with foil and preheated the oven to 350

I then coated the chop in the mayo, the coated it in the almond meal mixture.

Repeat for all the chops, place on baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes to an hour depending on how you like it or,how big your chops are.

Yum yum yum!

Here are some photos I too, during the preparation.

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Sweet potato fries

I don’t know why, but I have never been a big fan of sweet potatoes, and I guess by association, sweet potato fries. Lately with my change to Paleo, I have been thinking that I need to start expanding my palate. Perhaps foods that I once detested wont be so bad anymore.

So tonight I am attempting sweet potato fries. I don’t have a lot of experience making fries, and definitely not this variety. However, I am a big fan of carrot fries (which I will have to add on another post sometime) so I am just going to improvise this.

Since its just me, and even still it seems like a lot of fries…

1 average sized sweet potato
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper

Turn the oven on to 400 degrees

Line a backing sheet with parchment or as I am using because I’m out of parchment – aluminum foil

Peel and slice the sweet potato, I like to make things skinny because I like crispy!

Now coat the sticks of sweet potato in olive oil –Lightly! (I tossed them all in a baggie and poured in the oil and swooshed it around a bunch till everything was coated.

Bake in the oven for approx 30 minute turning half way through ( bake a bit more or less time depending on your taste preference)

Here are the photos from the preparation. In the last photo you will be able to confirm that my daughter definitely enjoyed these!

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Paleo chicken nuggets

I have to admit, my tastes are fairly basic. I love food, but I really like easy foods. Doesn’t come much yammer or easier than chicken nuggets. This recipe I found on paleo cupboards chicken nuggets is very good. I’ve made this a few times and once I didn’t have the arrow root powder…. It was not even remotely as good as usual. My daughter hates chicken and she even liked these!

I only cook for on lately as my fiancé is away ( oh the military life!) so I’ve adjusted this recipe to suit my needs.

I mix half a cup of almond flour/meal with 1/4 cup of arrow root powder. I then add in a bit of salt and lots of pepper ( I LOVE pepper!)

Cut up the chicken into bite size pieces

Crack a egg into a bowl

Dip the pieces of chicken into the egg, then the almond coating mixture.

Heat up a frying pan with some bacon grease(yum) or olive oil or coconut oil.

Fry those little suckers up!

Eat and enjoy! It’s as simple as that!

Here are the photos from the preparation of these tasty nuggets!

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Going to the market…

I was online the other day (as I usually am) and I saw an advertisement for my town. Sunday family market. I was excited. One of the things I have been wanting to do and haven’t ever really done is go to the market. With the new found Paleo lifestyle, I figured that a market would be a good place to source out some natural products, some fresh vegetables, maybe someone even had some things that would be Paleo friendly and tasty that I had not even considered.

I asked a friend to go with me, since its always fun to go with someone to outings like these. She picked me up and we went to the market. I walked in expecting to see veggies, maybe some meat vendors, who knows what else. What I walked in to find was Avon, two or three diet food vendors, jewelry, soap, adult passion party faire, one cupcake stand and finally one lady who was sold out of arm fresh eggs, only had a bit of frozen chicken,maple syrup, and some not so nice looking rhubarb.

To say I was disappointed would be a understatement. I feel that the idea of what a market should be is lost to most people. Perhaps they should rename the event to the ” We are random reps trying a work from home and sell crap business and need to confuse people into coming to an event so maybe they will buy something”. That introduction might be a little long, but it’s at least honest.

Now, I hear that there is an ACTUAL MARKET in the city every weekend (maybe just Saturday, I will have to check). I have higher hopes for this one. So next Saturday, bright and early I will pack up the baby, shove my fiancé in the car, and we will go check out the city market!

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Real Strawberry Lemonade

With the summer upon us, what’s more refreshing than lemonade….. Well probably strawberry lemonade…. And with a little vodka…why I don’t mind if I do!
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I found a recipe online to basically get an idea of what I should do to make my own lemonade. Before today I basically though, in order to make lemonade you simply go to the freezer and take out one of those frozen cans, drop it in a jug and add water…. Voila lemonade.

Let me just tell you…compared to this lemonade that I made today…. That canned stuff is absolute garbage!

This will make about 4.5 cups of juice.. So you can double the recipe of you want more.

So what you need is this:

-5 lemons — approximately
-Honey — 1/3 cup
-Strawberries — 1 1/4 cup sliced
-A juicer, or a citrus press
-Water — about 4 cups total
-Food processor
Then basically measuring cups, a pot, a jug for the finished juice.

First juice your lemons. You want to get 3/4 cup of juice.
And then cut up your strawberries and toss them in the food processed and purée them till there are no more chunky bits
Then in a pot, add the lemon juice, 1/2 cup of water the strawberry purée and 1/3 cup of honey. Stir it up real good and heat on med-hi. Bring the mixture just to a boil.
Pour it into,a juice jug with another 3-4 cups of,water depending on your taste preference, chill and

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I was a bit hesitant as this was my first time using honey as an actual sweetener… But this is definitely the best lemonade EVER!…. not to mention I added a little vodka in there… Ciroc Vodka which is made from grapes rather than wheat like most vodkas! it’s ok to indulge in a drink every once in a while!

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