Friday, February 25, 2011

Paleo Tagine Chicken

My experience with Middle Eastern cuisine is limited at best, so whether this dish is authentic or not I cannot say. However, I can say it was delicious and has plenty of meat and veggies to satisfy any cave family. I left the spices mild in my recipe, so that its flavorful without being spicy. However, if you like sure to add more paprika, a healthy dose of pepper and you can even up the tumeric and cumin.

Paleo Tagine Chicken with Carrots

coconut oil
2.5-3 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breast, cut in cubes
1 onion, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup broth (chicken or vegetable)
1 tsp cumin
1 1/4 tsp tumeric
1/4 tsp paprika
sea salt (to taste)
5 carrots, shredded
10-12 apricots, chopped
1/2 cup golden raisins

Heat coconut oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken. Saute and cook until chicken is about 3/4 of the way cooked. Add onion and garlic. Saute until onions soften and start to turn translucent. Add broth and seasoning. Stir to combine. Add carrots. Saute and cook until carrots are soft and cooked through. Add apricots and raisins, toss to combine and allow to warm. Serve and enjoy!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Warm pears with cinnamon

So I am sorry for my blogging hiatus. A long trip, plus two sick kids, plus sick me equals not much cooking. I figured I would post up one of my all time favorite quick and easy paleo desserts, since I have to type this on my phone. This recipe is kind of like a nice warm slice of pie. :). I promise, more tasty recipes coming soon.

Warm pear with cinnamon

1 pear, cored and cut into chunks
Cinnamon to taste

Place pear in microwave safe dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon (I pretty much coat everything in it, I love cinnamon). Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Test to ensure pear is soft, cook for additional minute if needed. Cool slightly and enjoy!

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