Spiced Sweet Potato & Chicken Soup

The polar vortex is finally letting up… why am I suddenly into soup?  I’ve learned the hard way that as seasons change, I tend to get sick.  And I finally nailed the process for bone broth in my slow cooker.  I was inspired by this post from Paleo Parents, and I shouldn’t be surprised since I already love stew for breakfast, but soup is a great option too.  I love to heat up a little pot until it’s boiling, plop in an egg, stir it up, and linger over my bowl of soup before heading off to work.

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Corned Beef Veggie Hash

I’m kind of sad right now.  And really happy.  My brother gave me a paleo cookie from Mariano’s, a store that I haven’t yet visited… they’re kind of our main competition right now.  This cookie is legit, and ridiculously good.  Expensive, of course.  I’ve never made a cookie this good.  It has coconut, walnuts, and giant chocolate chunks.  I need to learn to make these.

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You like a meaty pizza?  This is a whole other level.  I’m a little shy about posting this lovely recipe from Diane Sanfilippo’s 21-day Sugar Detox…  eating a slab of meat and calling it “pizza” is unapologetically paleo, but it’s the best pizza I’ve had since going gluten-free.  And after being fattened up like a grain-fed cow in India (so much rice!) I’m happy my pants aren’t so snug anymore. Continue reading

Easy Beef Stew

I don’t know why, but there are certain “classic” recipes that take me a while to figure out.  When I get a craving, I search online or through my cookbooks, and end up disappointed.  Here’s a tip – if you’re paleo, don’t always search for “paleo ___,” but instead look for a recipe you can tweak.  Like this one.  It’s easy peasy, there’s no browning the meat or extra dishes to clean, and you get classic stew with tender veggies and meat that’s almost ready to fall apart.  Done searching for beef stew recipes!

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Chicken Stir-Fry

I’m back!  From India, that is.  And jet lag makes me feel like I’m moving through jello because I am SO TIRED.  OH MY GOD.  WHEN DOES IT STOP??

I never consider visiting India a relaxing vacation due to the never-ending flights and busy schedule, but it was a really nice trip.  James met most of our relatives which was awesome, and we had a great time visiting everyone.  My favorite part was our Mumbai cousins exclaiming how glad they are that I still eat meat (apparently a lot of us have gone veg), and that they love reading this blog.  Thank you, Kuwelkar family! Continue reading

Chorizo, Kale, and Parsnip Soup

I might have mentioned that I’m not a big soup person, but I’ve made some uh-mAzing soups lately.  First there was this roasted chicken soup from Against All Grain, then Ree’s hamburger soup, and now Balanced Bites’ “caldo verde.”  The hilarious thing about this soup (I guess it made it more appealing) was when BB’s Diane posted a picture on Facebook, a ton of people started criticizing what an authentic Portuguese caldo verde should look like.  Who knew soup could be so scandalous? Continue reading

Citrusy Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

Hey y’alls.  I think this has been an especially rough winter, and with everyone constantly complaining about it, it feels SUPER. LONG.  I can’t figure out how to get out of this funk except to step back and revisit my eating habits.  When I did my sugar detox, I couldn’t believe the difference it made with my belly and my brain.  So did I really need those gluten-free cupcakes, or the chocolate squares with the gooey centers?

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