Spicy Tuna Cakes

2016-01-14 19.07.57I have to say I have no idea where Michelle Tam came up with this combination of ingredients.  I thought it sounded really weird, but I was feeling like I had to try something new, and I’ve been intrigued by this recipe for a while now so I thought I’d try it.  I’m glad I did because these little gems turned out pretty darn good. I’m going to stick these in all of my dining categories because even though I made them for dinner, Joe had them for breakfast the next day with a fried egg on top, and for lunch as well. On a side note, the recipe says it makes 12, but I only managed to get 9 out of mine.

Get the recipe HERE.

Roasted Spaghetti Squash Seeds

IMG_1541Last night was our paleo compliant bolognese sauce served over spaghetti squash instead of regular pasta.  I was a little hesitant at first because I LOVE pasta and I cannot imagine a passable substitute, but I have to say it was actually pretty good!  It did NOT taste like pasta, however, it had a good texture and the slight sweetness of the squash was a good offset to the salty flavor of the sauce.

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Damn Fine Chicken

2015-11-04 18.46.03 I didn’t name this one from Nom Nom Paleo, but it’s fitting.  This chicken is easy and delicious and, just like the Magic Chicken, I make it in a large batch so there is enough for more than one meal.  We will have it at dinner, but it’s just as good, if not better, for lunch the next day! Last night I served it with roasted broccoli and baked sweet potato.

Get the recipe HERE.

Magic Chicken

2015-09-21 12.14.23 This is an absolute staple in our house. It has become a dish that helps us plan ahead and helps us feel prepared.  We cook up a batch, throw it in the fridge, and it makes great lunches throughout the week.  I started with this recipe for Nom Nom Paleo’s Magic Wings, but we changed it up and now use boneless organic chicken thighs instead.  We also tweaked the recipe for the Magic Mushroom Powder a bit.  We love the taste of the mushroom and spice mixture so much that we doubled the amount called for in the recipe, but made it without the salt.  This way we can salt the chicken separately and add as much of the umami insanity as we want without over salting the dish.

Pictured above, I had the Magic Chicken with Brussels Sprout leaves that I had leftover from my Brussels Sprouts with Bacon dish.  I sauteed them in a little garlic, salt, and macadamia nut oil.  

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Fried Apples

IMG_1245 I credit my brother for this idea. It’s no secret by now how much I love bacon, and I’m always on the hunt for something fun and different. I chopped up a Fuji Apple a threw it in the grease after making the bacon this morning, then let the slices cook until the outsides were beautifully brown and caramelized. They turned out like little apple pies without the crust!  So delicious and so easy!!!

Avocado Bacon Bowl

2015-09-25 14.43.08 The title of this post was made up about 2 seconds ago, because I made up this snacky dish about 5 minutes ago. I love looking around my fridge and pantry to see what I can randomly throw together for an afternoon snack, and today I came up with this.  I LOVE avocado, and I LOVE bacon, and I had a little of both lying around, so why not mix them together?  Add a little salsa and you’re good to go!  DO read the labels if you’re using salsa, as a lot of brands use sugar and other not-so-great additives that aren’t Whole 30 compliant.

Bacon Wrapped Pineapple

10948534_1579201795644943_1550075012_n Fall also means the return of football, and we all know that means burgers and beer, right?  Well, we can also have some other fun and tasty snacks that fit the Paleo bill.  This is a great snack idea from Nom Nom Paleo, and will be sure to please even the unhealthiest of eaters in your Sunday tailgate lineup.

Get the recipe here: Bacon Wrapped Pineapple