Thursday, February 3, 2011

Paleo Chinese Orange Chicken

This recipe was a huge hit in my family. My boys gobbled it up, my 3 year old had 3 servings and my 2 year old ate a full plate. Hubby gobbled it up happily and sang songs of praise. I think this is the perfect solution for those craving some Chinese takeout.

Paleo Chinese Orange Chicken

1/2 cup water
3/4 cup orange juice
1/3 cup cider vinegar
3 tbsp coconut aminos
1 tbsp orange zest
1 tbsp honey
2-3 tsp fresh ginger, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp dried minced onion (can also sub some green onion here)
pinch of red pepper flakes (add more if you like some heat)
1.5 tbsp arrowroot powder

coconut oil
1-1.5 lbs chicken breast, cut into cubes
1/4 tsp sea salt
3 tbsp arrowroot

Mix together sauce ingredients in a large bowl. Toss chicken with sea salt and arrowroot. Heat coconut oil in large skillet over medium to medium high heat. Add chicken. Stir regularly until cooked throughout. Add sauce and stir frequently. Cook about 10 minutes, or until it thickens. Serve and enjoy!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Paleo Taco Salad, homemade Guacamole and a special drink

When I decided to set out and make a paleo dish with Mexican flavors, I never thought it would be as good as I had remembered my cheesy sour cream covered dishes to be. Still, I decided it was worth a try because I really missed the flavors and I was really craving guacamole. So here is my ultra smooth guacamole with a delicious meat. We used ground turkey, but use whatever meat suits your preference. Serve the meat and guacamole up on a big bed of lettuce, top with tomatoes, olives and any other veggies that suit your fancy. The final recipe you will see here is one for a grapefruit margarita. These are so good, but remember alcohol is very sugar heavy and should be consumed in extreme moderation.

Paleo Mexican Taco Meat

3 lbs of ground turkey
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp chili powder (more to taste)
1/4 tsp paprika
1.5 tsp cumin
1/3 cup salsa (desired spiciness, Green Mountain Gringo or El pato are some good brands)

Heat large skillet to medium heat, swirl with fat of your choice. Brown the meat until about 3/4 of the way cooked. Add seasonings. Cook until meat is fully cooked. Add salsa and toss to combine. Allow to warm throughout and serve.

Paleo Guacamole

3 avocados, pitt and skins removed
1/2 jalapeno, remove seeds
1 lime, juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Serve and enjoy!

Paleo Grapefruit Margarita

3 oz grapefruit juice
2 oz tequila
2 tbsp water (can also do sparkling water)
1/2-1 tbsp agave (or honey)

Mix all ingredients except agave into glass. Sweeten to your own taste. Serve over ice. Relax and enjoy!