Thursday, January 31, 2013

Updated Easy Paleo Chicken Parm

Remember Easy Paleo Chicken Parm? Well we had it for dinner again last night and I made some updates to what was already an awesome recipe! This time I pan fried the almond flour on the chicken before I baked it to create a crust. I also added more spices! The Mr. said it tasted great and it was a perfect dinner for a snowy winter night!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Turkey Egg Cups

Adapted From: Fit Sugar

This was pretty great! I loved the eggs that I made last week but wanted to add more protein and make it more of a meal. I don't like ham (per the Fit Sugar recipe) so I changed it to turkey and it was super yummy. Make sure to grease your muffin tins a lot or it will get stuck!

The Fixin's
12 Slices of Deli Turkey
12 Eggs
Garlic Salt

Let's Cook Dinner
Grease Muffin Baking Sheet
Preheat oven to 350
Place one slice of turkey on the bottom of each muffin cup
Crack one egg into each cup
Top with pepper and garlic salt
Bake for 20 minutes

Monday, January 28, 2013

Mexican Bell Peppers

Adapted from: Spark People

These were super yummy! One of my biggest fears about cutting out bread was that I would not be able to eat fun stuff like tacos ever again! We that's so not true! After loving the Mexican mushrooms, I decided to try my hand at bell peppers. This way you get the taste and feel of a taco but with way more veggies!

The Fixin's
3 Bell Peppers
1 lb Ground Beef
1 Package Taco Seasoning
1 Can Rotel
1 Cup Shredded Cheese
1 Cup Spinach Leaves

Let's Cook Dinner
In a skillet cook ground beef and drain the fat
Add taco seasoning per directions
Drain Rotel and stir into the beef until combined
Preheat oven to 400F
Wash bell peppers
Cut in half and seed
Line with spinach leaves
Top with a few tablespoons of meat mixture
Top with cheese
Bake for 25 minutes on a baking sheet or until peppers are soft

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Adapted From: Skinny Taste

This is why I should not be left alone with Pinterest. After a week of being sick and I found myself craving horrible for me fried food. Luckily no one has ever let me purchase a deep fryer and there more than an inch or snow on the ground which means I am staying inside! These were so so yummy. Once I put them in the freezer, it was really hard to wait for them to freeze BUT according to the directions you can't skip the part or the cheese sticks just melt. In other news, we finally got some snow and had some fun with our new snowman decorating kit!

The Fixin's
12 String Cheese Sticks
2 Tablespoons Flour
2 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Cup Breadcrumbs
1 Teaspoon Parsley
2 Eggs
Cook Spray

Let's Cook Dinner
Preheat oven to 400F
Cut mozzarella sticks in half
Put in gallon freezer bag and freeze for (at least) 2 hours
Beat eggs in a mixing bowl
Put two tablespoons of flour in a separate mixing bowl
Put grated Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, and parsley
Line a baking sheet with tin foil
Spray with cooking spray
Cover each stick with flour, then egg, then breadcrumb mixture
Place on baking sheet
Bake for 5 minutes
Bake for an additional 2-4 minutes
**watch closely to make sure they don't melt.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Banana Fluff Ice Cream

Adapted from: Two Peas and Their Pod & Recipe By Photo

Um I almost didn't want to share this recipe because I was having dreams of how I could make millions by packaging this up and selling it in stores. Seriously guys, it's THAT good. I have been feeling sick for the past week and not eating very much food besides the Korean Beef that I made on Monday and some left over Avocado Pudding but when I saw this recipe I had to make it. Like the original author, I am bad at bananas. I always buy them and they always go bad before I can eat them all so in addition to this being amazing, it's a great use for ripe bananas. Also, when making this recipe DO NOT skip any steps. If you don't freeze the banana's it won't work. I put mine in the freezer before I went to school. This picture just doesn't do it justice. Check out the pictures on the links above!

The Fixin's
4 Ripe Banana's
2 Tablespoons Agave or Honey
2 Tablespoons Sunflower Butter (Peanut Butter or Almond Butter will also work)
1 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder

Let's Cook Dinner
Peel the bananas and cut into small bite sized pieces
Put in a plastic freezer bag and freeze for at least 2 hours
Place frozen bananas into a food processor
Blend the bananas until smooth
**you will need to scape the sides and stir the mixture, it takes a while**
Add agave, sunflower butter, and cocoa powder
Blend until smooth
Enjoy (you might want to put it back in the freezer for a while before eating)
Store in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 4 days
***It might get hard if the freezer, if this happens put it in the microwave for 15 seconds

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Easy "Fried" Eggs

Adapted From: Amy's Kitchen Creations

I have been really into fried eggs these days. How easy is it to crack an egg into a pan, wait, flip, wait then eat! My favorite kind of meal right? Well now that school is back in session I am having trouble finding time to even cook something as easy as that...soooo I found these babies on pinterest and they are perfect! So easy and yummy and kind of like a fried egg. I know a lot of people have been making these and then putting them in breakfast sandwiches which sounds pretty awesome too! Also, my freind Sun over at Eat. Host. Run. Style cooked a recipe from one of my favoite blogs today! Go check her out!

The Fixin's
12 Eggs
1 Cup Fresh Spinach
Garlic Salt

Let's Cook Dinner
Grease muffin baking sheet
Preheat oven to 350
Place 2 or 3 spinach leaves on the bottom of each muffin cup
Crack one egg into each cup
Top with pepper and garlic salt
Bake for 20 minutes

Monday, January 21, 2013

Paprika Chicken

Adapted From: The Shiksa
 This was soooo yummy and super easy! I have had a few misses lately with chicken so it was great to have a hit! The orginal recipe call called for garlic salt, which I didn't have soooooo if you want to make your life super easy all you need is chicken, paprika, olive oil, and garlic salt! Amazing! Also, we gobbled this up so fast there are NO pictures!

The Fixin's
1 lb Chicken
2 Tablespoons Paprika
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Parsley
3/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
Let's Cook Dinner
Cut chicken breasts into bite sized pieces
In a mixing bowl combine olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, parsley, and salt
Toss chicken in sauce until covered
Place chicken in skillet with 2 tablespoons of butter
Cook until no longer pink

****To freeze, place chicken in gallon sized freezer bag
Pour sauce in bag and seal
Label with date and contents
When ready to cook, thaw and cook according to above

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Avocado Chocolate Pudding

Adapted from: Delighted Momma

Um....why did I not know about this???!!! Seriously, chocolate pudding made out of an avocado?! I love avocados but even I could not see how this was going to work. On a whim I though that I would try it and I am so glad I did. This is even better than  paleo ice cream and so much easier to make. Just trust me on this and try it!

The Fixin's
2 Avocado's
2 Tablespoons Agave
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
3 Tablespoons Milk
1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Let's Cook Dinner
Melt coconut oil
Remove pit from avocado
Add avocado, agave, oil, milk, cocoa powder, and vanilla into food processor
Mix until smooth
Chill for 3o minutes
Serve or store for one week

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hawaiian Burgers

Adapted From: Health Bent

This was super awesome! This week is crazy as the new school semester begins and the Mr. is getting started on all his many spring business trips! This is a perfect meal to make together and share! As always, I had a bit of trouble keeping the burgers together in the skillet but it worked out. I think it's a me problem!

The Fixin's
1 lb Ground Beef
4 Pieces of Bacon
1/4 Cup BBQ Sauce
1 Pinapple

Let's Cook Dinner
In a skillet cook bacon until crisp
Finely chop bacon
1n a mixing bowl combine beef, BBQ sauce, and bacon
Form into patties
Pour small amoutn of olive oil, salt, and pepper into a skillet
In a skillet over medium high heat, cook burgers until done
Remove burgers
Core pinapple
Sear pinapple in skillet

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Adapted From: Diary of a Recipe Addict

Ok maybe I am becoming the crazy bacon lady but I just can't get over how awesome these recipes are. They are a nice change to the traditional chicken and pork meals that I cook most night and a very special treat. I think the recipe was originally for the grill but it turned out great. The glaze is very sticky but just work with it and it should cover all your pieces of chicken. Also make sure your baking sheet had a lip on it, mine produced a good amount of liquid when it was cooking!

The Fixin's
1 lb Chicken
1 Package Bacon
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
3 Tablespoons Honey
2 Teaspoons Chili Powder
2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Let's Cook Dinner
Preheat oven to 400F
Cut chicken breasts into 1/4's
Wrap each piece of chicken with one or two pieces of bacon
Place in a greased baking dish
In a mixing bowl combine honey, olive oil, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper
Coat top and bottom of chicken with the mixture
Bake for 20 minutes
Flip over
Bake for 15 minutes or until chicken is not longer pink

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Banana Pancakes

From: Fast Paleo

Want a super fast and yummy breakfast? These are so yummy. The Mr. wanted pumpkin pancakes but we did not have all the fixin's and I had a few bananas on the shelf that really needed to be eaten so we went in search of a banana pancake recipe. This was easy and yummy!

The Fixin's
2 banana's
3 eggs
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Coconut Flour
2 Tablespoons Agave or honey

Let's Cook Dinner
In a mixing bowl whisk eggs
Add cinnamon, coconut flour, and agave
In a different bowl, mash bananas until they are mushy
Add to egg mixture and stir
Heat butter or oil in a skillet
Drop large spoonfuls of bater on the skillet
Cook for several minutes on each side

Monday, January 7, 2013

Mexican Meatza

Adapted From: The Clothes Make The Girl

This was sooooo sooo good! I LOVE pizza and I love finding paleo pizza ideas even more. This is not a traditional pizza but rather a Mexican spin off. A taco pizza, this might be love!


The Fixin's
1 lb Ground Beef
2 Teaspoons Chili Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Cumin
1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
2 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Green Bell Pepper
1/2 Cup Salsa
1/2 Cup Cheese
10-12 Pepperonis
1 Avocado

Let's Cook Dinner
Preheat oven to 400F
In a mixing bowl combine ground beef, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, and minced garlic
Form ground beef into a ball and cut in half into two balls
Spray two 8 inch cake pans with cooking spray
Press ground beef into the bottom of the cake pans to form an even, thin crust
Bake for 15 minutes
While the meat is baking chop avocado and bell pepper
Remove from oven
Top with salsa, pepperoni, cheese, bell pepper, and avocado
Bake for 10 minutes

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sausage and Egg Casserole

Adapted from: Moore Family Food

I had planned to cook this chorizo casserole for breakfast this week but Aldi was out of chorizo and I had to think on the fly. This was the next best thing and sure is a yummy adaptation! Since it is not as spicy as the chorizo casserole, this might be a great meal for out of town guests and kids!

The Fixins
12 eggs
1 lb Crumble Breakfast Sausage
1 Medium Sweet Potato
2 Tablespoons Hot Sauce
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Pepper
1/2 Cup Cheese

Let's Cook Dinner
Cook sausage over medium heat until crumbled
Preheat oven to 375F
Remove sausage from skillet
Peel and cube sweet potato
Cook sweet potato in skillet with remaining grease over medium heat, stirring occasionally
Cook until tender or about 15 minutes
In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs and mix with spices and hot sauce
Add sausage, cheese, and sweet potato to the mixing bowl
Bake in a baking dish for 20 to 25 minutes or until eggs are set

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Adapted from: Moore Family Food

This meal is very similar to the Honey Glazed Bacon Wrapped Chicken we made a few weeks ago. The Mr. loved the meal so much that I am working to find different way to mix it up. The bacon and chicken together really packs a lot of protein and is the perfect post workout meal!

The Fixin's
1 lb Chicken
1 Package Bacon
1 Cup BBQ Sauce

Let's Cook Dinner
Preheat oven to 400F
Cut chicken breasts into 1/4's
Wrap each piece of chicken with one or two pieces of bacon
Place in a greased baking dish
Coat tops of chicken with half of the BBQ sauce
Bake for 20 minutes
Flip over
Coat tops of chicken with half the BBQ sauce
Bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is not longer pink