Saturday, November 18, 2017

Beanless chili

1 1/2 to 2 pounds ground beef (browned) brown in oil if necessary
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 large onion (chopped)
1 stalk celery (chopped)
4 medium sized carrots (peeled and sliced)
2-3 medium zucchinis (washed and sliced in quarters)

1 - 15 ounce can tomato sauce
1 - 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
Add some water to make the consistency like chili

2 Tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon salt

Brown ground beef, add onion and garlic and simmer, add carrots and zucchini.
Add tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. Add spices. Let simmer on stove until vegetables are the desired consistency.

This is great warmed up as a left over, we serve it with crusty bread, cheese, and a fruit.

Story: we like chili in the winter months, but-beans are higher carb so they don't really fit with paleo eating. Plus we want to have chili that all family can enjoy when they visit, too. This fits the bill!
We found this as we were looking through low carbohydrate recipes. We've made it several times and like the flavor and hidden nutrition 😊

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

1 can coconut cream (13.5 oz)
1 box chicken broth (32 oz)
2 lbs chopped or riced cauliflower
Salt and pepper to taste

Boil coconut cream, chicken broth, cauliflower, and salt and pepper for 20 min in large pot. Then blend in blender until smooth. So easy, healthy, and delicious!

I made this for Mom and Will when they came down for their doctor appointments in November.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Cocoa muffins

2 eggs
2 bananas
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 Tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil (I've used both and they've turned out fine)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Chocolate chips (optional)

The above recipe credits go to get inspired every day- website

Mix all together in a blender, spoon into paper lined muffin tins, bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, makes about 14 muffins, Chelsey made a recipe and a half and they turned out great.

Story-Kristin talked about making healthy muffins for the boys. She shared this very good website.

We tried the muffins- they are so good 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sweet potato ground beef casserole

1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 tsp. Cumin
1 tsp. Paprika
1 tsp. Chili powder
1 tsp oregano
Salt and pepper

Sauté vegetables in cooking fat, add ground beef and cook until all pink color is gone

2 sweet potatoes, cut in large cubes
2 Tablespoons olive oil
Lime/ or lemon juice
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin

Toss together and bake in oven 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes

Mix cooked sweet potatoes with cooked ground beef mixture.

Optional sauce
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup coconut milk
Lime/ or lemon juice
1 teaspoon chili powder

Serve sauce on the side to be poured over potato, beef mixture
Top with chopped green onions for flavor, interest and color.

One of the very good paleo meals we've tried.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Broccoli Apple salad

Broccoli - 1 medium bunch
Carrot- 1 large, peeled and grated
Garlic clove- 1 minced
Apple- cored and finely chopped
Onion- about 1/4 of a large onion
Pecans or walnuts- 1/2 cup course chopped
Dried cranberries- 1/4 cup

1/2 cup mayo
1/2 cup Greek plain yogurt
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey

Mix together, this will keep 2-3 days in the refrigerator

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Lazy Lasagna

2 lbs thawed ground beef
2 (12 oz) jars spaghetti sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
8-16 oz roughly chopped fresh spinach
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
1 (14 oz) container cottage cheese
2 eggs
8 oz mozzarella cheese, grated
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350. Brown the meat in a large skillet over high heat, then drain off any excess fat if necessary. Add the sauce and seasonings, and simmer over low heat for several minutes. Put the cream cheese, cottage cheese, and eggs in a food processor and process until smooth.

Layer half  the meat sauce in the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Top with half  the cheese mixture, then layer on half the spinach. Follow with half the grated mozzarella. Repeat the layers, ending with the mozzarella. Top with a good sprinkling of Parmesan cheese. Bake for 40 min or until bubbly.

Loaded Spaghetti Squash Casserole

1 large spaghetti squash
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
2 lbs cooked ground beef or diced cooked chicken
6 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup bacon pieces
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350. Cook the squash until tender, then scoop out the "spaghetti" using a fork. In a large bowl, mix the squash with 1 cup of the cheddar cheese and the remaining ingredients. Mix well and place in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Top with the remaining cheese and bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly.