Delish Grilled Chicken and Greens Salad

I threw this salad together today and it was so easy and DELISH!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1-2 boiled eggs, sliced
  • huge bunch of your favorite lettuce
  • 1 grilled chicken breast, diced
  • 4 slices of cooked or shredded beet
  • 2 diced chives
  • 1/2 orange or yellow pepper, thinly sliced

DRESSING

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • torn fresh herbs such as basil, rosemary, etc.
  • 1 shake salt/pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  • put the salad in the bowl with veggies and eggs, then grill a chicken breast or use leftover and slice into salad
  • mix up the dressing and drizzle over the salad, mix well

recipe by: r2bcluvs2cook

Matcha Green Tea and Avocado Pudding

I just made this tasty concoction – actually I was trying to make a shake but it was so creamy looking and tasted great so … works great as a “pudding”! I think this will pass for a Paleo inspired dessert!

the measurements are approx. but pretty close —

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 tsp sunflower butter
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tbsp matcha green tea powder
  • 1 tsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 scoops vanilla whey protein
– blend well in blender and enjoy!  it’s really creamy and mild flavored —

Recipe by: r2bcluvs2cook

Paleo Bread-ish recipes

Okay so I’m not giving up on you yet Jenny – we share the same first name so I know you must be awesome … and you love to cook so score on that front as well. I am going to try another Paleo recipe from your blog, Jenny Mac’s Lip Smack, and hopefully I will be in blog love with your site thereafter. If anyone wants to check out the page on her site with Paleo breadish recipes – here you go –> http://jennymacslipsmack.blogspot.ca/search/label/Paleo

Basic Gluten Free Paleo Bread

I’ve been trying to find an alternative to bread while starting the Paleo lifestyle and so far…no luck. I tried a recipe which did NOT work for me, though I can’t figure out why – the bread was hard as a rock. I will keep looking but man almond flour is NOT cheap so I won’t have many further attempts. Any suggestions besides just give up on the bread idea?

Here’s the link to the recipe if anyone else wants to give it a try – http://jennymacslipsmack.blogspot.ca/2012/05/paleo-bread-basic-white.html

Paleo Breakfast – Eggs and Avacado

I have been trying to eat more whole foods and follow the Paleo lifestyle … I’ve just started but so far breakfast is going pretty good.

Of course, being new to this whole thing and not a lot of Paleo “supplies”, I’m sticking to scrambled eggs with herbs and avacado on the side, with the occasional addition of berries with hemp hearts.

What I’m really liking about this change in my diet, is that I am NOT hungry – I’m able to eat at 8am and be full until noon or later with any need for a snack and am able to survive on 0 to 1 cup of coffee a day (that’s down from like 4-5 cups a day)!

If you are are fan of the Paleo lifestyle – why not share your favorite breakfast ideas with me!

Paleo Lifestyle – My new journey to awesomeness

So, I’ve decided to give the Paleo lifestyle a try – after many attempts to figure out an eating plan that will work for me, it seems this one makes the most sense.

At first, I was thinking that the no dairy and the no sugar and no grains would be too hard for me , but then I found that there are lots of alternatives readily available (which I also thought would make it difficult) such as almond/coconut milk, coconut and olive oils, a new love of avacados, and almond flours, etc.

I would love to hear from anyone who is living this lifestyle and what benefits you’ve seen or challenges to watch for and how they were overcome.

 

Apple Kuchen

OMG this was awesome.  I wasn’t sure it was going to work out as my dough seemed very sticky (added more flour when putting in pie pan) but it turned out great. This recipe creates 2 kuchen – the apples were delicious and the crust was browned nicely (I used a stoneware pie pan)!

PG 37, from Company’s Coming – Breads cookbook

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 4 cooking apples, cored peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS (paraphrased)

  1. combine 1st 3 ingredients in cup and let sit 10 min to activate the yeast
  2. combine next 4 ingredients in a bowl and then add yeast mixture and blend
  3. add first amount of flour and the egg and blend
  4. add the second amount of the flour and blend well
  5. cover and chill in fridge for 2 hours then divide dough into 2 portions
  6. press into greased 9×9 inch pie pans and press dough up sides of pan
  7. lay slices of apples on pie crust then top with melted butter
  8. mix cinnamon and sugar together then sprinkle on tops of pies
  9. bake at 375 for 35 minutes – it may seems “watery” in the middle of your pie but that is just the sugar melted.