All Pumpkin Recipes, Paleo Style!

With the onset of Fall, I’d  like to go over a few recipes in which pumpkin is the star of the show!  These can range from breakfast to dessert!   Give these All Pumpkin Recipes, Paleo Style a try!

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Salt Crusted Iron Skillet Scallops With Mushrooms and Spinach

Salt Crusted Iron Skillet Scallops With Mushrooms and Spinach

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This is a repost from November 2016.  The reason I am bringing it up again is that I recently had scallops in Chicago at a wonderful place call The Girl and The Goat.  They were really good.  It reminded me how simple they are to prepare and so delicious.   Give these seared scallops a try at your house!

Don’t think of this as a fancy dish!  It can be lunch, dinner on a random week night or serve it for company!  Scallops are pricey, it is true….BUT…I just served 4 people each 3 big salt crusted iron skillet scallops with mushrooms and spinach for under $20!!  The scallops were $16.89!  Add a roasted carrot to the plate and you are ready to eat!

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Instant Pot Sausage Ragù For Clean Eaters

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As an avid reader of the New York Times Cooking emails, this recipe for Sausage Ragù came across this weekend and practically screamed for me to try it in the Instant Pot!  Thanks to the pressure, this ragù has the all-day simmered flavor but only takes about an hour!  Although this is called Instant Pot Sausage Ragù For Clean Eaters, you should serve this to all your friends and family! Continue reading

Chicken Thighs With Lemon Herb Pan Sauce

 

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Need a quick-fix dinner?  One that the whole family will love?  Want it to be a quick clean-up too?  Well, here you go.  Slice a few tomatoes and cucumbers, add a few sliced green onions and some chopped cilantro, basil or parsley, drizzle with oilive oil and there is your salad along side the main course of Chicken Thighs With Lemon Herb Pan Sauce. Continue reading

Instant Pot Authentic Paleo Rich Chili For Cool Autumn Nights

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This is the real deal for chili lovers!  It is Instant Pot Authentic Paleo Rich Chili.  My husband, Joe,  is the chili chef at our house (like most men are it seems).  His chili simmers for several hours after browning the beef, onions, garlic and spices.  He is pretty proud of this chili and we have served it to guests on football game days to wonderful reviews.  This nearly all-day chili came to a screeching halt last night after making this new recipe in my Instant Pot.

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Paleo Soft Tacos On Taco Tuesday

 

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It’s Taco Tuesday!!

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Whenever we have leftover chicken, beef or pork, my family likes to make soft tacos or quesadillas with it.  But, alas, as a clean eater, I usually just eat the filling on a plate…like a salad.  But I just found amazing, grain-free cassava and coconut tortillas that are wonderful!  They come from Whole Foods and are  $8.89 for 8!!  Hopefully the price will come down now that Amazon owns Whole Foods!  These are also available on line!

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After a weekend of company, we had left over grilled lamb, so I decided that we should give the Siete Cassava and Coconut Tortillas a try.  Am I ever glad we did. ( I oringially went to Whole Foods hoping to get their almond flour tortillas but they were out of them.)  The same family brand, Siete Family, makes both of these as well as some other grain free tortillas. Continue reading

Spicy Sausage and Mushroom Pasta Sauce

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Happy Total Eclipse Day!  Are you in the path?  There is so much excitement going about it!  We have friends that are “eclipse chasers” and some go around the world to be part of it!  Some of our German friends are flying to the USA and driving 8 hours to a camping location in Idaho just to experience it here!  They have been to Hungary, Libya and Australia for past eclipses.  Other friends of ours are going to Wyoming from Oregon.  Such an exciting time, huh?  Be sure to wear approved eclipse glasses if you intend to look at the sun during the eclipse.

Here is a great recipe to prepare in advance then reheat after your Eclipse Viewing Party ends!

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What to do with mushrooms you didn’t use for your steak on Saturday?  I decided to make a pasta sauce (to serve over zucchini noodles, of course!).  So i rummaged around the fridge and freezer to see what else I had and BINGO!  I had 2 hot Italian Sausages in the freezer!

This simple-to-make, yet spicy and flavorful sauce came together in under a half hour!  Seve it up fresh or freeze for later use.   Continue reading

Instant Pot ABC Soup: Asparagus Bacon and Cilantro Soup

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This is a new take on one of my favorite soups!  Asparagus, fresh or frozen, is the base of this soup, but a few other ingredients not usually found in many Asparagus Soup recipes sets this one off.  Some chopped celery and a few small gold potatoes are part of this base along with the normal things you’d expect to find in Asparagus Soup:  thyme, onions, chicken stock.  Top it all off with a few unusual garnishes for a blast of flavor: cilantro pesto, crisp bacon and arugula micro greens!  Did I mention this is paleo friendly? Continue reading

Instant Pot Paleo Mexican Chicken Soup

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Last night, after a Loooooong day, I needed to get a quick meal on the table and had no time to stop at the grocery store.  So, while brainstorming and checking refrigerator inventory, I saw in the freezer an almost whole rotisserie chicken I bought last week.  (I decided to freeze it before we left town!)  I grabbed the chicken, some fresh carrots, celery, onions, a few tomatoes and cilantro and came up with a quick Paleo Mexican Soup using the Instant Pot!!  Boxes of chicken broth, always on hand, and some cumin, salt and pepper rounded out all the ingredients needed to make this flavorful soup…..in 30 minutes!!  That’s right, using a FROZEN  rotisserie chicken still took only 30 minutes!!

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Ally’s Paleo Chopped Salad With Avocado and Dill Dressing

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Summertime means fresh veggies and salads galore!  Once in a while, I get a little bored with tossed greens, although I LOVE them.  But this is a nice change….Ally’s Paleo Chopped Salad With Avocado Cucumber and Dill Dressing bursts with the flavors and textures of summer’s bounty!

My daughter Allyson put this salad together and invited us to have dinner with them.  We were crazy about it and decided to make it for our guests the next week.  The paleo mayo is for clean eaters. Costco sells a very nice avocado mayo that would be good in this too. If you don’t follow that kind of eating plan regular mayonnaise can be used instead.

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