Tuesday, September 17, 2013

BBQ Chicken Sandwich

I had a sandwich for the first time in ages!! I used the Paleo Waffles recipe from realsustenance.com with my BBQ Chicken in the last post.  It was wonderful.  Last night I used the waffles and made myself a grilled cheese. What a treat.

Monday, September 16, 2013

BBQ Chicken Salad

I made BBQ Crockpot Chicken  last night.  My husband wanted it on some romaine with greek olives.
The chicken was so delicious but don't let it overcook.

People are always posting photos and recipes on Facebook. There was an interesting one the other day. Of course I have to make it primal.

Original recipe:
Sweet Baby Ray's Crockpot Chicken

4-6 chicken breast
1 btl Sweet Baby Ray's sauce
1/4 c vinegar
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 c brown sugar
1 tsp garlic powder
Mix everything but chicken
Place chicken in crockpot (frozen is ok)
Pour sauce mixture over chicken
Cook on low 4-6 hours
Be sure to SHARE so this stays on your timeline. For more healthy recipes and weight loss encouragement check us out 

I remade this recipe with an idea posted by Vanessa @ Healthy Living How To on Facebook. She's got a great website about low carb and healthy living.

BBQ Crockpot Chicken

4-6 chicken breasts
6 oz can of tomato paste
1/2 c Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 c water
1/4 t red pepper flakes
Fresh Cracked Pepper to taste

Mix the ingredients together and pour over chicken breasts in crockpot. Cook on low for 4 hours. 

I used frozen chicken so I cooked it on high.
I made my own BBQ sauce instead of using the bottled sauce mentioned in the original recipe.
I did not need the sugar from the original recipe because of the sweetness of the balsamic vinegar. 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

These are absolutely delicious! You can make as an appetizer or a dinner entree depending on the size of mushroom you buy.  We had them for dinner.

3/4 -1 lb Sweet Italian Sausage
1/2 half large onion, diced
1/4-1/2 c bell peppers, diced, any color
1/2 c almond flour/meal
1 egg, beaten
3 8 oz boxes of mushrooms
4 T butter OR oil of your choice
1 c shredded cheese, your preference
Salt and Pepper

1. Add 1 T butter to a medium pan.  Add onion and peppers.  Saute until almost soft.
2. Remove sausage from casing.  Break up and add to pan. Cook until brown.
3. Remove from heat and cool.
4. Clean mushrooms and remove stems.
5. Melt 3 T butter in a saucepan and dip the mushroom cap in the butter. Place on a lined baking sheet.
6. Place the sausage mixture in a large bowl. Add the almond flour, egg, cheese and seasonings.  Mix well.
7. Fill the mushrooms with the sausage mixture.
8. Bake at 350F for 25- 30 minutes.
9. Serve warm.

You can make many variations on this recipe with different sausages and cheeses.

Before they went into the oven.
I made about 35 mushrooms.  If you have larger mushrooms, you will get less.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Turkey Guacamole Salad

I made a turkey.  It was a nice sized one so of course I had leftovers.  Since I seem to be obsessed with avocados lately I made guacamole with turkey.

My Basic Guacamole Recipe:
1 ripe avocado
1 tomato - chopped
garlic salt to taste
a few shakes of Penzeys Granulated Onion
juice of 1/2 lime

I added some shredded cooked turkey and mixed it together.  Then put it on top of romaine lettuce.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Banana Pancakes

I had two bananas to use up.  If I make banana bread I am usually the only one to eat it.  I don't need that!!
I am always trying to recreate fried bananas that I had as a kid when we lived in Guam.  They were so good.
I have never had anything like them since.

So today I made these.

Banana Pancakes

2 ripe bananas
1 egg
2 T tapioca starch
a dash or two of salt
1 t baking powder - I use Rumford
1/2 t freshly grated nutmeg

Mash the bananas in a bowl.
Add the egg and beat.
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Let the batter sit a minute so the baking powder starts to work.

Put a few spoonfuls in a medium hot pan with a little melted ghee. You need to cook these on a lower heat because they will burn on the outside and still be raw inside.

Yield: 3-4 waffles or 8 pancakes

Boy, were these tasty!!

This is what the mixture looks like.


I wondered how these would be if I cooked them in the waffle iron.  So I tried it.

The waffles came out well but they were not crispy.  The batter did not stick to the iron.  I had to make the second one on a lower heat setting.  I liked them!!  So sweet.  I did not have to add anything except a bit of butter!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Another cereal recipe from RealSustenance.com

This was Sophia's breakfast this morning.  She was very happy.  She was one of those kids whose breakfast was always cereal.  When we realized that we had a problem with wheat and we were going to give up wheat, that meant cereal was out!!

I found this recipe, Paleo Cookie Crisp at RealSustenance.com. Click on the link for her site to find the recipe. We made this yesterday. It was fun to make them together.

We made them very small!!

Sophia would put the mini chocolate chips on after I piped the dough on the sheet.

Fresh from the oven.

This is how many we made. I put 3 of these containers in the freezer!

These are delicious as cereal or snacks!