Paleo Chicken Parm

Thought about going paleo, but love pasta too much? Chicken Parm is your favorite comfort food, & not ready to give it  up?  Well, I’ve got you covered!

I made this dish the other night and John said “If you ever wonder why I keep you around, THIS! Best comfort food ever right here!”

Of course, my husband loves me for more than my cooking, but that’s always an added bonus. 🙂

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Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls!!  

Ours had ground turkey, rice, tomatoes, onion, garlic, cabbage, spices and coconut oil over fresh steak tomatoes. We skipped the extra tomato sauce simply because we didn’t have any. Sub in cauli rice to make it 21DSD compliant! Not beautiful but scrumptious!!
Recipe:2# ground meat of choice (or even chicken breasts flaked)

1 small cabbage, chopped

2 cups prepared rice (or cauli rice)

1 large onion, diced

1 large beef steak tomato, sliced in thick slices 

4-6 medium cloves garlic, smashed and minced

2 cans diced tomatoes

2 TBS coconut oil

2 TBS balsamic vinegar

Salt & pepper to taste

(I also added Greek seasoning)

(Option to add more tomato sauce on top!) Directions:

🔹in a large saucepan or pot, melt coconut oil. Sauté onions and garlic. Once translucent, add ground meat and cook thoroughly. Drain grease. 

🔹add 2 cans diced tomatoes plus juice.

🔹add rice, cabbage, salt, pepper, and any other spices you prefer. Cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes, stir and check moisture periodically)

🔹place 2 slices tomato on plate, sprinkle salt and pepper and drizzle balsamic vinegar. Serve your Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls straight on top of your fresh tomatoes. Option: add more tomato sauce on top! 

Enjoy!! 

xoxo,

Syd

Paleo Creamy Chicken Fajita Chili {One-CrockPot Meal}

Who needs a bread bowl when you have yummy fall squash?!

This scrumptious dish (the one crock pot dish I posted a teaser of earlier on Instagram and Facebook 

… Did you guess right?!) tastes just like a fajita and is perfect for the cooler weather heading our way.
I hope you enjoy as much as we did!
Paleo Creamy Chicken Fajita Chili (serves 4-6)

{‘One-CrockPot’ Meal}
INGREDIENTS:

•3 chicken breasts, boneless (marinated)

•1 box Pomi finely diced tomatoes

•1 can full fat coconut milk

•1 cub bone broth (or water)

•1 medium Poblano Pepper, diced

•1 medium yellow onion, diced

•2 cups kale, shredded

•2 cloves garlic, smashed, minced

•1 medium delicatta squash 
•2 TBS FlavorGod lemon garlic

•2 TBS chipotle powder

•2 TBS cumin

•2 TBS ghee

•1 TBS red pepper flakes

•1 TBS paprika

•1 tsp pepper

•1/2 tsp salt 
•1/2 cup cilantro + some for garnish

•1 avocado thinly sliced & fanned for garnish
Marinade (for chicken, overnight):

•FlavorGod everything spicy

•1/2 tsp salt

•1/2 tsp pepper

•2 TBS lime juice
DIRECTIONS:

1. Marinate chicken overnight. 

2. Place chicken in bottom of crock pot. 

3. Sprinkle minced garlic over chicken. 

4. Toss in poblano pepper and onion straight on top of chicken. 

5. Add coconut milk, tomatoes, chipotle powder, cumin, red pepper flakes, paprika, pepper, & salt. 

6. Wash delicatta squash, then wrap in tin foil. Place in middle of crock pot directly on top of all other ingredients. 

7. Add kale to crock pot, around the squash, then top kale with FlavorGod lemon garlic seasoning. 

8. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. 

9. Remove squash from crock pot and tin foil. Cut open, remove seeds, then scoop out meat. In a separate mixing bowl mash squash then add bone broth (or water) and ghee. Set aside. 

10. Remove the chicken breasts from the crock pot, flake. Add chicken and squash back to crock pot. Stir!

11. Stir in cilantro

12. Ladle into a bowl, garnish with cilantro and avocado (and Frank’s Red Hot if you’d like), & enjoy!

   
 
xoxo, 

Syd
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Crockpot Whole Chicken Breasts: Turmeric, Ginger, & Cardamom

Today, along with meal prep, music discovery for class, and a laundry fiasco, and my first Fantasy Football draft at 6pm,  I figured by the time it got around to dinner, I’d be wiped… So I whipped out the crock pot, and some chicken breasts and was ready to spice those puppies up. Now, choosing spices is always something of habit for me… always reaching for the same ones, which gets boring after a while. So today, I decided to choose some that I rarely use: Turmeric, ginger, & cardamom.

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A Paleo 4th of July! Kabobs and Grilled Peaches

Happy [belated] Birthday to the lovely United States of America!! I hope everyone had a safe and happy fourth! Thank you to all the soldiers who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom. Let us commence the celebratory lounging and cooking out! Continue reading “A Paleo 4th of July! Kabobs and Grilled Peaches”

Tangy Curry Chicken Thighs {Crock Pot!}

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Tangy Curry Chicken Thighs {Crock Pot}

What you need: (below is what I did. Dial back amounts if you do not want leftovers.)

  • 9 boneless skinless chicken thighs (swap for breasts if you’d rather boobies over thighs. hehe)
  • 6 garlic cloves, smashed and minced
  • 1 large onion, diced (I used red)
  • 2 TBS oil/fat of choice (I used bacon fat)
  • 1 lemon, sliced 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 TBS red pepper flakes
  • Curry (sprinkled overtop of thighs)
  • Salt and Pepper to preference.

what to do:

1. OPTIONAL: Heat oil in skillet, add garlic and once garlic is fragrant, add onion.  Sprinkle salt and pepper over onions and garlic.  Cook onions until they are semi-transparent)

2. Slather the bottom of your crock pot with oil/fat, and add chicken thighs.  Pour onions around the chicken.  Add in the Apple Cider Vinegar, then sprinkle spices over each thigh.

3. Place a lemon slice over each thigh.

4. Cover and cook on low or 6-8 hours, or on high for 2-4, or until chicken is cooked thoroughly! (I cooked mine on high for 4 hours and the chicken was a tad dry, but tasty! So, I would encourage cooking on low for 6 or high for 2.)

Serve with baked carrots and green beens (like we did) or over cauli-rice or whatever your heart desires! Enjoy!!

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xoxo,

Syd

Roasted Butternut Squash Chicken Chili

Within the last year, my tastebuds have changed. And when I say changed, I mean they’ve started breathing fire… I love EVERYTHING spicy! I know that not everyone has this love for spiciness like me, but I’m so glad John does! So, that being said, today’s recipe is on the flaming hot side of spicy… You have been warned. 😉. Adjust your spicy level accordingly. Continue reading “Roasted Butternut Squash Chicken Chili”

Crock Pot BBQ Balsamic Chicken Thighs

Ya’ll… This chicken tho… It’s to die for and SO easy to make! Toss in the crock pot and go! Continue reading “Crock Pot BBQ Balsamic Chicken Thighs”

21DSD: Day 20 & Chipotle ‘Seahawk’ Wings

Day 20 involved a Spinning class at a new gym, grocery shopping & meal prep for the upcoming week (since my Sunday prep day will be filled with teaching at my other gym & Super Bowl festivities), and concocting a dry rub recipe for some killer wings for you wonderful humans reading this. If you’re still looking for recipes for your dish to take to your SuperBowl party, look no further!  Continue reading “21DSD: Day 20 & Chipotle ‘Seahawk’ Wings”

21DSD: Day 19 & Coconut Baked Fried Chicken

what you want now mostHot DOG we’re getting this done! Day 19 and we’re in the home stretch!

I’ve been thinking about how we’re going to apply this to our daily post-detox lives, and I’m thinking about allowing Continue reading “21DSD: Day 19 & Coconut Baked Fried Chicken”