Arrowroot Powder Pizza Crust Recipe

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Most people who are paleo will tell you that at some point or another, they just really miss pizza. We’re no exception to this rule. Finding a good paleo pizza recipe, however, can be tough. It’s a lot of trial and error, and sadly, some not so good dinners along the way. Well, I happened upon this recipe from Paleo Spirit. I don’t have, and have never actually used Tapioca Starch, so I substitited arrowroot powder, since I’ve heard that they can be substituted for one another. I also always add some italian seasoning (oregano, basil, thyme, and a little rosemary) to my pizza crusts. I add the dried herbs on top of whatever liquid the recipe calls for. This refreshes the herbs so to speak and makes them a bit more flavorful. Here is a picture  of the cooked crust.

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I then topped it with some home made pizza sauce, cheese (we eat dairy) and some pepperoni. It turned out to be really tasty.

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Korean Beef

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You will have to forgive this horrid picture. Believe it or not, I am trying to improve my photography skills. Regardless, this dish was much better than it looks, and easy to make. I used a recipe that I found online http:// http://elizabethbryant.blogspot.com/2010/05/korean-beef.html, and modified it to make it paleo.

Ingredients:
I lb ground beef (I bet bison would also be tasty)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup coconut aminos
1 TBS sesame oil
3 gloves of garlic minced*
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add the ground beef and cook until it’s brown. Drain any excess fat. Mix the remaining ingredients in a bowl and add them to the skillet. Simmer for a few minutes and serve. I served it over cauliflower rice.

*Confession….I know that fresh is always better, but I buy the already minced garlic that they sell in jars at the grocery store. 1/2 tsp is the equivilent to one clove of fresh garlic. I use this cheat in every single recipe I make. Nobody has ever noticed a difference and I save myself a few minutes of time.

Easy Beef Shish Kabobs

wpid-img_20140511_184137110.jpgThis is a little too easy to even call a recipe, and you can adapt it to whatever your mood is. When my hubby made it this particular night he chopped up some onion, zucchini, tomatoes, potatoes, and green peppers along with the beef. He added them all to the wooden skewers (you want to let them soak for about 30 minutes before you use them so that they don’t burn) and then added some steak seasoning. He tossed them on the grill to our preferred done-ness and we ate up. I’ve also made them with marinated meat as well. The Beef Jerky recipe from Primal Palate makes a fantastic shish kabob marinade, actually. I just let the steak soak in the marinade over night before putting the kabobs together.

wpid-img_20140511_180819096.jpgIt makes for a quick, easy meal that you can cook without heating up your entire house during the summer months. 🙂

Sweet Hawaiian Crockpot Chicken

Sweet Hawaiian Crockpot Chicken

This was a recipe that I found on pinterest, (with no credit to where it actually came from). I made some changes to the recipe, to make it Paleo.

2lb. Chicken breast cut into 1in pieces

1 cup pineapple juice (I used the juice from 1 can of pineapples, and then added the chunks during the last hour)

1/2 cup grade B maple syrup (You can also use grade A, since it’s cheaper, but grade B is more nutritious)

1/3 cup coconut aminos

Cook in crockpot on low 6-8 hrs

If you’re doing a 21 day or 30 day detox, this recipe obviously won’t work. Between the maple syrup and the pineapple, there is still a whole lot of sugar in this dish. You could try to use less maple syrup or even try half the amount of pineapple juice and substitute water for the rest if you want.  It would probably affect the taste, though.

Garlic Jalapeno Burgers and Mango Salsa

Garlic Jalepeno Burgers

Some nights, nothing beats a good burger. For a long time, I didn’t like spicy foods, avocados, onions, or salt. As I’ve gotten older, my taste buds have changed, and now I like a much wider variety of things. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about these garlic jalapeno burgers from Primal Palate, but they were delicious. They used ground bison in the recipe, but bison wasn’t in our budget this month, so we used the highest quality ground beef we could afford. (I’d love to say that we’re all grass fed, all organic, all the time, but that would be a lie. We do the best we can with what we have). We topped the burgers with cheese, because we eat dairy, and I paired it with mango and avocado salsa from NomNomPaleo. Fruit salsa usually gets paired with fish, but we had some mangos and avocados that needed to be used. It ended up being delicious. Mango avocado salsa

Oven Baked Eggs

Baked EggsI read somewhere that you can bake eggs in the oven, and since I’m useless in the morning, I thought that this might be a good idea. I could bake some eggs, and have them ready for easy breakfasts. With that said, I thought I’d give it a try. I put a little bit of bacon grease in the bottom of each spot, and I cracked one egg into each section of this mini loaf pan I have. (I’m not sure if it’s really called a mini loaf pan. It’s more like a muffin pan, but the spaces are square). Then I popped it into the oven for about 20 minutes. The eggs were pretty good that day, but when I reheated them on subsequent days, they were pretty rubbery. I will say, though, that when topped with a sausage patty and a slice of cheese, it was a decent breakfast.  My husband didn’t seem to mind them (or maybe he did but was trying to be supportive), but I don’t think I’ll make them this way again.

Do any of you folks have any easy breakfast ideas??

Walnut Crusted Wasabi Salmon

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 As a fair warning, this recipe was something that I found on the internet, as a not paleo recipe. I had it written down, but didn’t try it until after we were paleo. I made a few easy changes to make it paleo. I’m not sure where the original recipe came from. I’m really not trying to be shady. I promise. (If anyone knows where it came from, let me know, and I’ll be happy to link it.)

Walnut Crusted Wasabi Salmon
-Serves 4

Ingredients

1/2 tsp wasabi powder

2 tsp coconut aminos

4 pieces of fresh salmon, 3 oz each

4 oz finely chopped/crushed walnuts

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix wasabi powder and coconut aminos in a bowl.

Add the salmon and allow to marinate for 20 minutes.

Coat both sides of salmon in the crushed walnut pieces.

Bake salmon for about 20 minutes, or until it’s reached your preferred level of done-ness.

Eat