Paleo Super Bowl Party Menu

Paleo Super Bowl Party Menu

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Why shouldn’t we have great food and flavors and still stay clean?  We can and it is super easy to do!  Let’s make it a Paleo Super Bowl Party!  Everything here is:

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Super Bowl Sunday is February 4th!  Whether your team is in the big game this weekend or not, Super Bowl parties are usually fun!  This year, the game is in Minneapolis where the expected high temperature is 11 degrees and the low is -1!!  The Philidelphoia Eagles and The New England Patriots are probably ok with those extremely cold temperatures. Who do you like in this match-up?  I’d like to see The Eagles win! ( Gotta keep Casey happy!)  But the party food will be great and we will all be the winners!

Also, I am looking forward to watching the National Anthem, which always brings tears to my eyes!  Let’s hope Pink does this beautiful song justice, as I think she will! Oh, and Justin Timberlake as the halftime entertainment should be awesome, too!  So, let’s talk party food: Continue reading

Roasted Carrot Tomato and Ginger Soup

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IF YOU ARE NOT A HUGE GINGER FAN:  KEEP READING!!  I am not a big fan of fresh ginger, however in this soup it adds a nice warmth but does not overpower with ginger flavor.

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My sister Kathleen sent this recipe for Roasted Carrot Tomato and Ginger Soup to me.  I was unsure of it due to the ginger ingredient.  Kathleen said it was the best soup she had made in a long time.  So, “Here I go”  I thought to myself.  Off to the store to get ginger because everything else I had on hand! Continue reading

Paleo Instant Pot Bone Broth

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Paleo Instant Pot Bone Broth

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If you are new to the “clean” or “paleo” way of eating, this recipe for Paleo Instant Pot Bone Broth is my gift to you.  If you already follow one of these plans and are new to pressure cooking,  my recipe for making bone broth in an Instant Pot is also my gift to you.  For those of you who just love delicious chicken broth no matter what eating habits you have, this is your gift, too. 😉

Here are the health benefits of bone broth: (Read more about it here)

The first time I made bone broth 2 1/2 years ago, it took 2 days in my slow cooker.  It was delicious. I used it in so many recipes and on cold mornings I would heat a little cup of it and sip it!

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Now since the Instant Pot revolution, this same recipe takes 2 hours!  It makes 3-4 quarts and freezes beautifully! Continue reading

10 Recipes For The Intsant Pot You Got For Christmas

In case an Instant Pot is on your Wish List,  or if you are giving an Instant Pot as a gift, here is a list of 10 terrific Instant Pot recipes you can print out to use with your new device or add to the gift you give.  Continue reading

Paleo Instant Pot Cauliflower Fennel Soup

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After 2 days of turkey ( you know what I mean….leftovers?  Yum! ) we wanted something different for dinner.  It had to be delicious and comforting, and relatively easy to put together.  And fast.  Ok, it wasn’t THAT fast but it was only an hour or so.  But it was delicious, comforting and relatively easy. So we made Paleo Instant Pot Cauliflower Fennel Soup. A nice big fire out on the patio fireplace, a glass of wine and dinner al fresco made our Saturday night dinner special! Continue reading

Paleo Thanksgiving Nibbles

Aaaaand……here we go!  The official foodie holiday kickoff  is 10 days away!  Now, I am not going to give you recipes for the mains and the sides.  Can we all agree that each family has traditions and recipes already in mind, or has downloaded and printed a bunch of them?  You don’t need another platform for “the best turkey ever”, “brussels sprouts for a crowd”, “low-sugar cranberry sauce with brandy”, or “updated pumpkin chiffon pie”, now do you?  Today I would like to give you a few suggestions for “light” snacks to enjoy with the beverage of your choice while awaiting the BIG meal. No matter if it is just the two of you or a houseful of guests, a nice nibble helps get us through until dinner, whatever time that may be at your home. Continue reading

Instant Pot Paleo Vegetable Beef Soup

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This is a re-post from March of 2017.  That is just after I got my first Instant Pot.  That’s right….I have 2!  My first was the 6 quart but weeks later I decided to get the 8 quart, too.!

I wanted you to make this delcious “soup”.  It has the flavor of beef stew but the consistency of soup!  Since I first posted this back in March, I made a few changes to the recipe.  Namely, I use chicken broth instead of beef broth, plus I added more broth at the end!  The other chnage is that the pressure really softens the carrots and celery so the solution to that is to use carrots and celery, cut in half lengthwise while cooking the soup.  When the cooking is finished I remove the carrots and celery (they are very important to the flavor of the soup but we like firmer veggies!).  Then I add sliced carrots and celery plus the beans to the bubbling soup set on Sautee for 10 minutes.

As a reminder, this is paleo-friendly and clean eating friendly!  I made it for friends on Halloween and we all raved about it!

Instant Pot Paleo Vegetable Beef Soup

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Are you on the Instant Pot* band wagon yet?  I got on it by sheer accident.  My daughter, Allyson and her husband were in the middle of moving out of their house but the new house was not yet ready so everything was in storage.  Ally ordered an Instant Pot and had it delivered to my house.  So there it sat in the garage waiting to move to the new house.  As a favor to her, I decided to give it a trial run.  😉  Planning to make a beef stew, it actually became Paleo Vegetable Beef Soup.

You see, I can never leave well enough alone.  I take a perfectly good, tried and true recipe for beef stew and wonder, “This would be good with some mushrooms in it.”  Or, “If I add more broth to it, it will be a thinner gravy, more like a chowder or soup.”  This is how my recipes get started…and cleaned up, too. Continue reading

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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Easy Fast End Of Summer Gazpacho

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Easy Fast End Of Summer Gazpacho is wonderful even on coolish evenings.  The last of the tomatoes from local farm stands is the impetus for this recipe.  My husband found the recipe in the Wall Street Journal and we made it that evening!  Most everything is on hand and it comes together in a snap.  Fresh and delicious, this is a KEEPER recipe you can make all year round, even though the farm stand tomatoes are gone after summer!  Luckily a variety of delicious tomatoes are available at most fine grocery stores.

In the recipe article, the WSJ adds home made croutons but I have omitted them. Instead, I garnish with chopped cooked bacon! 😉  I also slightly increased or decreased a few measured ingredients.  Follow my recipe below for an amazing gazpacho! 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.

Twenty Minute Chili

Joe said the wonderful consistency and richness of this chili far exceeds his AND from start to finish took just over an hour! Continue reading