Paleo Diaries Part 5

Sunday, March 2, 2014

I know it has been a while since I have posted new paleo recipes, but that is NOT because Morgan and I have stopped with the paleo but because we have found some favorites and have been keeping those on repeat! (100% paleo 85% of the time!)  But not to fear! We have been making some new ones...and they are just as good as the old ones! So here they are! 

Lunch

Strawberry Poppyseed Salad
Serves 2
Ingredients: 
- 6 strawberries
-1/4 red onion
-1 package baby romaine lettuce
-15 almonds
-poppyseed dressing

Step 1: Divide lettuce onto two plates. 
Step 2: Chop onion, almonds and strawberries. Divide between two beds of lettuce. 
Step 3: Drizzle poppyseed dressing and serve! 


Thai Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
Serves 3
Ingredients for salad:
-1 package butter lettuce
-2 tangerines
-1 papaya
-1/4 cup of cashews
-1/4 cup fresh basil
-1/4 cup fresh mint

Ingredients for dressing:
-raw honey
-1 bunch fresh cilantro
-2 tbsp olive oil
-1 tbsp lime juice
-1/2 tbsp rice wine vinegar 

Step 1: Cut papaya, remove seeds and cut with julienne peeler. 
Step 2: Chop butter lettuce, and cashews.
Step 3: Peel and separate tangerines. 
Step 4: Combine lettuce, papaya, tangerines, cashews, basil and mint on plates. I left the basil and mint leaves whole, but you could chop them.
Step 5: In a food processor, combine honey, cilantro, olive oil, lime juice and rice wine vinegar. Process and drizzle over salads. Serve! 


Side Dishes

Cucumber Salad with Lime and Cilantro
Serves 4
Ingredients:
-1 cucumber
-1 red onion
-2-3 limes juiced
-2 tbs of cilantro
-2 tbs of olive oil
-salt to taste

Step 1: Chop cucumber and red onion.
Step 2: In a bowl, combine lime juice, cilantro, olive oil and salt. 
Step 3: Toss over cucumbers and red onion, and serve!


Raw Broccoli Salad
Serves 4
Ingredients:
-1 tbsp of whole grain mustard
-1 tbsp sherry vinegar
-1 avocado
-1 head broccoli 
-1/4 cup almonds

Step 1: Chop broccoli and avocado.
Step 2: In a bowl combine sherry vinegar and whole grain mustard.
Step 4: Toss over avocado, broccoli and almonds. Serve! 

Sadly, I forgot to take a photo of ours but this is what it looks like! 
Dinner

Teriyaki Glazed Chicken 
Serves 4
Ingredients: 
-1/4 cup white wine
-1/4 cup water
-1 tbsp of raw honey
-1 tsp white vinegar
-2 tsp freshly grated ginger
-2 cloves of garlic, minced
-12 chicken tenders 
-ground pepper to taste

Step 1: In a small saucepan, over medium heat, add soy sauce, white wine, water, honey, white vinegar, ginger and garlic. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and let simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and let cool for at least 10 minutes.
Step 2: Put sauce and chicken in a ziplock bag and let marinate for at least 30 minuets. 
Step 3: Remove chicken from bag and grill until cooked through. Serve!


Again, forgot to take a photo...we didn't actually kabob ours. 
Cajun Shrimp and Grits
Serves 2
Ingredients: 

For the grits:
-1 shallot diced
-1 head of cauliflower, riced
-2 cups chicken broth
-1 cup almond flower
-salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
- coconut oil

Step 1: Melt coconut oil in a sauce pan and add shallot. Let simmer 3-5 min.
Step 2: Add cauliflower, chicken broth, and almond flower.
Step 3: Let simmer until liquid had been absorbed. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. 

For Shrimp:
-1 lb shrimp, peeled & deveined
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp garlic powder
-1/2 tsp onion powder
-1 tsp paprika
-1 tsp Italian seasoning
-pinch of red pepper flakes
-1-2 tbs coconut oil
-1 onion, diced
-3 cloves of garlic, minced 
-1 lemon juiced

Step 1: Combine salt and red pepper flakes in a bowl. Add shrimp and toss. 
Step 2: Heat coconut oil in skillet. Add onion, garlic and shrimp. Cook until shrimp are no longer pink and add lemon juice, then cook for 3 more min.
Step 3: Put shrimp on top of cauliflower and serve!


Taco Pie
Serves 3-5

Ingredients:

Taco Seasoning: 
-1 tbs chili powder
-1 tsp salt
-1 tsp ground pepper
-1 tsp oregano
-1 tsp thyme
-1 1/2 tsp cumin
-1/2 tsp paprika
-1/4 tsp garlic powder
-1/4 tsp onion powder
-1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

Taco Pie Crust:
-2 cups of almond flour
-2 eggs - whisked
-1 tbs coconut oil
-1-2 tbs of the taco seasoning (see above)

Taco Pie Filling
-1 to 1 1/2 lbs of ground beef – browned 
-1 small onion diced
-1/2 red pepper diced
-1/2 green pepper diced
-2 tbs taco seasoning (see above)
-1/2 cup tomato sauce
-1 can (14 oz) of Rotel – liquid drained
-2 avocados - diced
Instructions
Step 1: First combine ingredients for the taco seasoning in a small bowl - set asideStep 2: In a frying pan add 2 tbs of olive oil Step 3: Add ground beef and brown, along with the onions and peppers over medium heat until meat is cooked and the veggies tenderStep 4: Drain fat from panStep 5: Add 2 tbs of the taco seasoning mixStep 6:Next add 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce, and stirStep 7:Simmer awhile to let flavors combineStep 8: In a medium bowl combine almond flour, whisked eggs and coconut oil into a dough Step 9: Grease pie pan or ramekins. Press into pie pan or ramekins to form a crust. (I used a pie pan)Step 10:Bake at 350-degrees F unfilled for about 8-10 minStep 11: Remove from oven and add the taco filling from the pan. Top with some diced tomatoes.Step 12: Return to oven and bake at 350-degrees F for another 20 minsStep 13: Top with slices of avocado or whatever garnish you would like and serve! 




 
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