Paleo Chocolate Cookies!

Just tried out these delicious cookies from Paleo On A Budget! I just pulled them out of the oven and have eaten 3 and burned my mouth on one already! I doubled the recipe and cooked them on parchment paper instead of foil, and they didn’t come up super easy, I wonder if I added a little coconut oil next time… Also I left out the raisins, because that is totally not my jam. Hope you try these out!

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Chocolate Chili

From the book “Well Fed” by Melissa Joulwan. I am a big fan of this recipe, and so excited to eat the leftovers tomorrow! The chili was totally paleo. It had a kind of creamy taste to it. Mmmm.

And then I made Socca (Chickpea Flatbreads) to go with, they didn’t necessarily go great with the chili but were not bad. Just a little boring. I wont be making them again, it was a fair amount of time and work to make them. They were out of the “The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook” which I have loved everything else I have made out of it!

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BBQ Bacon Pizza… Again!

Made this again the other night. It was the best yet. There is caramelized onions and brussels sprouts cooked in barbecue sauce. And we layered the different kinds of cheese with bacon. So tasty. The one baked in the cast iron was way better, I am going to buy another one so that I can make both pizzas in them next time! Cheers!

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Paleo Shepherd’s (Cottage) Pie

This was the third time I made this recipe, meant to take pictures and post it the other two times but just didn’t get around to it! So here it is, obviously I love it because I have made it 3 times in a month! It is from the cook book “Well Fed” by Melissa Joulwan. The recipes I have made out of it have been great! Although I used the mashed cauliflower recipe from the “Practical Paleo” because it is simpler.

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Lately I have been toasting some walnuts and cashews in a pan with a little coconut oil and maple syrup, and putting them with the salad.  I am addicted!

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Butternut Squash Soup with Red Kale

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I don’t really have a recipe for this one, but I will try to recall what I threw in the pot. This turned out really tasty actually. Really hit the spot.

Ingredients:

Carton of broth (+2c water)

1 small butternut squash

1 small/medium sweet potato

1 sweet onion

some garlic

cinnamon, cumin, cardamom, garlic powder, onion powder, garlic salt, pepper….. I think thats all the spices I put in. No idea how much of any of them. Go easy on the cardamom…

1 head of red kale

Avocado Oil (would have used bacon fat but was out of bacon.)

Directions:

For the soup I put some oil in the pot, and threw some minced garlic in there to let it get just a little toasty. Then the onion, which I chopped fairly fine, and the broth was thrown in, the garlic was about to get too toasty and I didn’t want to turn off the burner due to my bad timing. I was told once that you should let your herbs and spices saute for a bit in the oil in your pot before adding the liquid for soups but I didn’t get around to it and it still turned out great.

Then as the broth was heating up I started chopping the butternut squash, which I had actually peeled first thing, because I hate peeling them so damn much. Cut it up into small-ish pieces and threw them in the pot, then did the same with the sweet potato. Then just started putting whatever spices sounded good in there and stirred it up and let it cook on medium/high heat until the squash was totally cooked. Then we used the immersion blender to blend up the soup a bit, not all the way though, there was still pieces of squash and onion. And while that was cooling a tad, I put a whole head of red kale, just the leafy parts, in a pan with avocado oil, a bunch of fresh garlic, and some salt, and stirred it until it was tender. Threw it on top of the soup and bam, delicious! Thanks for reading. Sorry I am so bad at this recipe thing. I am going to work on it. Jeremy is better at writing, I am going to make him do it next time 🙂

Zucchini Pancakes

Another recipe from “Practical Paleo”. I love this idea so much. Savory pancakes, so brilliant. The recipe is simple and fast. I made them two different times. We had some cheese that we wanted to get through before it went bad, so technically these aren’t paleo, but I felt great after eating them.

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And for the ones below I just stacked them and melted cheese in between the layers.

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Cheers!