Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Paleo Crockpot Mexican Shredded Chicken

This chicken works well as the topping for a salad, however my boys just enjoyed it on a plate with a side of olives. I enjoyed my salad with chicken, black olives, guacamole and salsa, but feel free to deck it out any way you want. The best part of this recipe is that aside from the chicken, all of the other ingredients should be stuff you have in your pantry. :)

Paleo Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken

1.5-2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
1 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup salsa of choice (my favorite is El Pato, sold at my Walmart near the canned tomatoes)
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp chili powder (more if you like some heat)
1/4 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp cumin
sea salt and pepper to taste

Place chicken in slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Shred chicken with forks about 1/2 hour before serving. Serve and enjoy!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Paleo Baked Stuffed Zucchini with Meat Sauce

A while back we had dinner at my brother in law's father's house. There were these amazing baked stuffed zucchini there, I literally ate two whole zucchinis and would have eaten more had there been more to eat. Tonight I took what I remembered of that recipe and converted it into a paleo masterpiece. The filling on this tastes almost like ricotta cheese, its creamy and flavorful. Top it with your favorite meat sauce or the recipe that I posted back on October 26, 2010. This is one of those recipes that even your non-paleo friends and family will love! (This is a large recipe, so I made a double batch of meat sauce to go with it. You can always cut it in half for a smaller crowd.)

Paleo Baked Stuffed Zucchini

6 zucchini, washed, ends trimmed, cut lengthwise
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 eggs
1 tsp sea salt
pepper to taste
1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 1/2 cups almond flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using a spoon scrape the seeds and insides of the zucchini so that they become shells (or like my husband likes to call them "boats"). Do not make the walls too thin or the zucchini will leak. Place all of the scrapings from the zucchini into a food processor. Add garlic, eggs, salt and seasoning. Puree until smooth (it will resemble the consistency of a smoothie). Add almond flour and stir to combine. Place zucchini "boats" in a casserole lightly greased with oil of choice. Spoon mixture into each "boat" until full. Bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes or until the topping just starts to brown. Remove from oven and top with your favorite sauce (here is mine... Serve and enjoy!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Paleo Dirty Scrambled Eggs (with bacon)

This is my all time favorite way to eat scrambled eggs. The "dirt" in the eggs comes from the delicious morsels bacon leave behind in a frying pan when cooked. It adds such tremendous flavor to the eggs. Its a greats way to start (or finish) your day! This recipe serves one, but feel free to cook up some more for more people.

Paleo Dirty Scrambled Eggs

3-6 eggs (I recommend at least 3 per person), beaten
3-5 pieces of bacon
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Place non stick frying pan over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until crispy, remove from pan. Remove pan from heat. Drain any grease that may be extra (you can save the grease for another day of dirty eggs). Once pan has cooled, turn heat to medium low and add eggs. Scramble and stir the eggs until they are cooked to desired doneness. Be sure to scrape the bacon goodness from the bottom of the pan. Serve and enjoy!