Monthly Archives: May 2013

Final May Menu

Here we are… At the end of May! Can you believe it? We are excited because we are looking at finalizing the home purchase by the end of month πŸ˜‰ May has brought many opportunities, success (thesis completion!), and tasty food of course πŸ˜‰

Here’s the menu for this week:

Monday
B- eggs and bacon with fruit
L- turkey salad
D- shredded beef + roasted carrots

Tuesday
B- leftover beef and eggs
L- turkey salad
D- chicken soup

Wednesday
B- muffins with an egg
L- turkey salad
D- chicken and sweet potatoes with salad

Thursday
B- muffins with an egg
L- beef taco salad
D- salmon and roasted veggies

Friday
B- muffins with an egg
L- beef taco salad
D- prosciutto and fig paleo pizza

The Weekend:
B- sausage and egg hash or pancakes
L- salmon or tuna salads
D- spaghetti and meatballs or chicken thighs and veggies

And don’t forget enter the Paleo Powder giveaway!!! Here’s the direct link to the giveaway: Paleo Powder Giveaway

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day πŸ™‚ I’ll be working but thinking about all who have served and continue to serve our country… Happy thoughts going into summer!

David and I did Murph today (along with our CF box!). Typically you do– 1 mile run, 100 pull ups, 200 push ups, and 300 air squats but we decided to do it as a couple so we did…

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Always love getting to work out together!

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He still did a few pulls ups with me πŸ˜‰

If you’re still trying to think of how to celebrate Memorial Day in paleo fashion, here’s my post on some tasty ideas πŸ™‚

Eat good food!

BBQ Time

Happy Friday!! I promised I would share how to create the BBQ chicken stuffed sweet potato… So here it is! If you want to skip the whole crockpot chicken thing then you could totally grill some or even buy a nice quality rotisserie chicken– just make sure it doesn’t have a crazy ingredient list πŸ˜‰

For the chicken:
1. Wash a whole chicken (always do- then lightly dry it).
2. Place it in the crockpot.
3. Rub Paleo Powder all over the chicken.
4. Lock it in to cook on low overnight (or 8 hours).
5. Let it cool then separate the meat from the bones.

Why not make some chicken broth/stock? You’ll need some for the BBQ sauce but this is optional πŸ˜‰

For the chicken broth/stock:
1. Bones go back in the crockpot with 5 cups of water (you’ll notice the chicken released a lot of juice too, leave it in!).
2. Let that go all day on low (8 hours or more).
3. Now strain the mixture. Use a fine mesh strainer and a big bowl (I use my awesome glass kitchen aide bowl that has a pour spout).
4. Let it get to room temperature then place it in the fridge.
5. When you look at it again it’ll have a fat layer at the top… Skim that off and then pour the stock into mason jars (enough to fill about 4!).

It has great flavor thanks to the Paleo Powder πŸ˜‰

**Don’t forget about the giveaway I posted… Enter and who knows you might win a bottle for free! If you can’t wait though, order some– I have a little link in the right side bar that’ll take you directly to it (and some other paleo lifestyle links!).

Now how to make this…

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How to stuff the sweet potato:
Layers:
-Sweet potato (however you want to cook it)
-Chicken
-BBQ sauce (I’ll share David’s recipe and some links to other sauce ideas)
-Avocado
-Lime
*Optional- cilantro

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So good y’all πŸ™‚ And here’s how David makes his BBQ sauce:

David’s Paleo BBQ Sauce
We decided last minute we wanted to try making a yummy sauce so that meant we starting digging in the fridge. We noticed that our favorite jar of ketchup was almost gone so why not use that as a base for it! We buy it at a local store (Manna), it is Sir Kingston ketchup. You could easily use another clean (again check ingredient list) ketchup or some tomato paste.

Ingredients:
– 2 tablespoons coconut oil
– 2 cloves garlic (minced)
– 1/2 cup chicken stock
– 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
– 1/2 cup Sir Kingston ketchup
– 1/2 teaspoon cumin
– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
– 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
– salt and pepper to taste
– 2 tablespoon maple syrup (grade B)

How to:
**Stir the entire time… It’ll burn easily!
1. Heat some coconut oil in a skillet (maybe 2 tablespoons) over medium heat. Then add 2 cloves of minced garlic. Allow that to cook for 1-2 minutes (give or take)- until garlic gets nice and golden.
2. Add stock, apple cider vinegar, and ketchup. Let it get nice and warm. Again constantly stir.
3. Add maple syrup and spices. Let it go until your desired consistency is reached!

We estimated it made about 1 cup of sauce πŸ™‚ It is delicious!

So there is one idea for the Memorial Day weekend… here are some more paleo menu items that will liven up your gatherings without giving you any trouble πŸ˜‰

Multiply Delicious BBQ sauce

Everyday Paleo Pulled Pork

PaleOMG Grilled Pineapple Burger with Spicy Avocado Cream

Health-Bent Guacamole Bacon Stuffed Pepper Poppers

Against All Grain French Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream

The Urban Poser Summer Berry Trifle with Coconut Flour French Pound Cake

Looking for a whole menu for Memorial Day? Check out Primal Palate’s menu.

Happy Memorial Day weekend πŸ™‚