Decadent Dessert

Sometimes special occasions call for a decadent dessert.  What’s a paleo diet follower to do?  Well……I choose to loosen my restrictions on sugar but still remain gluten-free and this dessert proved to be the perfect thing for a special treat.  The recipe calls for a 10″ springform pan which is so easy to use and makes a beautiful presentation. Continue reading

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Easy Sea Salt Roast Chicken

I made this easy roast chicken today to take to a friend who is home with a brand new baby.  It’s very easy and well-received by children, as it has no “spice” to it.  The recipe is from Everydaypaleo.com.

Roast Chicken

1 free range/farm raised 4-5 lb chicken

Sea salt

Preheat oven to 450. Wash chicken and thoroughly dry the chicken inside the cavity and out with paper towels.  Place the chicken in a roasting pan and generously sprinkle the entire chicken with sea salt (inside the cavity as well).  The recipe on epicurious said to “rain” the salt down on the chicken, maybe that’s the secret…. I did not tress it, add any butter, thyme, or even pepper, just the salt, and after about an hour in the oven, the chicken was crispy golden brown on the outside and incredibly tender, juicy, flavorful and delicious on the inside!  The best parts of the chicken is what we could pick right off the bones – my two year old ate most of his dinner before we even got the chicken to the table…

I served the chicken with mashed cauliflower that I seasoned with garlic powder and black pepper as well as a fresh arugula and spring mix salad with diced apples, olive oil, and lemon juice.

Enjoy!!

MORNING GLORY MUFFINS

I have been making a few recipes from the PALEO COMFORT FOODS recipe book, which is great and I recommend you purchase one for yourself (click the link).  This muffin recipe has been a favorite. Keep in mind they are made with almond flour, which is high in undesirable omega 6’s.  I try to offset this by using omega-3 enriched eggs in the recipe.  They are great for lunch boxes and quick breakfasts paired with a boiled egg and bacon. Continue reading

Hasta La Vista Pasta Lasagna

Who says lasagna has to have pasta?  This great recipe from the Everyday Paleo cookbook is just as satisfying as its gluten laden counterpart and reheats beautifully.  A mandolin slicer is key for slicing the zucchini evenly.   Continue reading

Egg Cupcakes

My family loved the Everyday Paleo recipe for Egg Cupcakes, although they said they will be calling them Egg Muffins, as cupcakes have frosting!  This recipe is in Sarah Frogoso’s new book and I have taken her advice and made extra for snacks.  They pack well in a cooler and the kids can eat them directly from the container…..pop and go!  I have a feeling my hubby will be taking them to work with him in the mornings as well. Continue reading

Recipes from Guest Menu

Our menu for our recent guest visit was a big hit.  A few of the recipes were new so I’ll share them here.  They are all from the new Everyday Paleo book by Sarah Fragoso.  We did not end up making the Warm Sweet Potato Salad or the Walnut Dip on the original menu.  Below are the desserts and appetizers. Continue reading

Tropical Macaroons

Made these cookies from Everyday Paleo yesterday.  They were delicious.  Shared some with the neighbors and they agreed!  I accidentally left out the coconut milk and used canned pineapple chunks, which I chopped with my food chopper.  They turned out great!

My little one had a great time separating the eggs with her hands!  For step by step pictures, see Sarah’s web site above. Continue reading