Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Paleo Review Quick & Easy Cheat Sheets : Side Dishes

I cannot tell you how excited I was to finally publish the The Paleo Review Quick & Easy Main Dish Cheat Sheet on Tuesday.  Did you miss it?  Check it out here!

If you saw it on Tuesday, go check it out again as it has already been updated to add Tammy Credicott's Sausage Stuffed Portobellos from Make Ahead Paleo!  She emailed me permission on Tuesday night and I got to work adding it to a well earned square.  Thank you Tammy!

And now, the wait is over for The Paleo Review Quick & Easy Side Dish Cheat Sheet.  I find that I often need the side dish cheat sheet more than the main dish one as it is really easy for me to focus on getting a main dish prepared and just not have a side.  Yes, it happens.  I admit it.


Now, I have no excuse.  Right on my refrigerator I have my cheat sheet there to remind me how some of my pantry/refrigerator staples can complete a paleo meal.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Paleo Review Quick & Easy Cheat Sheets : Main Dishes

As the holidays approached, more and more I'd head into the kitchen and stare at my refrigerator and wonder what was for dinner.  I started creating a cheat sheet for myself with a short hand list of ingredients and instructions for my favorite weeknight main dishes and side dishes.  A weeknight main dish for me means a dish that can be made in 30-45 minutes (or less) and has ingredients I often have in my pantry and/or refrigerator.  

Then I thought, I wonder if any of my readers would enjoy these sheets?  After contacting a few paleo recipe authors for permissions and stretching my graphic design/blogging technical abilities, here they are!

Need weeknight meal ideas? Enter the TPR Quick & Easy Cheat Sheet

I've put together two sheets with some of the recipes that were on my less fancy personal sheets: Main Dishes and Side Dishes.  Both sheets have a few blank boxes to add your own personal quick and easy paleo favorites to my suggestions.  A good number of these dishes are AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) compliant or could be easily modified to be so.  I'm also offering blank templates of both sheets if you'd rather build a cheat sheet with only your favorites.  

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Paleo Ground Beef Curry inspired by Betty Crocker

You never know where you'll find a good recipe.  I found this recipe for Ground Beef Curry on Betty Crocker's website.  The only un-paleo thing in it was the rice which was easily substituted with cauliflower rice.  Omitting the rice also cut the cooking time significantly.  Paleo score!    


I've made this a few times and have tweaked the recipe a bit to give the dish a fuller flavor.  Here are the ingredients for the recipe as I make it now.  

Thursday, January 16, 2014

My Sister's Phenomenal Green Chicken from Nom Nom Paleo

I actually made Nom Nom Paleo's "My Sister's Phenomenal Green Chicken" a few months ago and was side tracked from sharing it as I received a few cook books that needed attention.  I'm glad I was side tracked, as this recipe actually shows up in Michelle Tam and Henry Fong's new cook Nom Nom Paleo:  Food for Humans as Fiona's Green Chicken.

I decided to use chicken thighs.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Crock Pot Balsamic Roast with Sweet Onions from Paleo Table

We recently had another cold snap here in Austin.  For me, that means I'm in the mood for meals that will stick to my bones and make me feel warm.  I found some lovely well priced boneless chuck roasts and decided it was time to search the internet and get my slow cooker ready. 

I came across this recipe for Crock Pot Balsamic Roast with Sweet Onions at Paleo Table and decided to give it a try.  

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Slow Cooker Smoked Salt Chuck Roast inspired by Delicious Paleo

I had a few boneless chuck roasts that I needed to cook and I was looking for something different and special.  I came across this recipe for Dutch Oven Beef Chuck Roast from Delicious Paleo.  

I've made 2 changes to this recipe.  The original recipe calls for you to oven roast the beef for 2-3 hours. Unless I'm off work or it's a weekend, I really don't have the time to let something oven roast for that long.  I decided to switch this to a slow cooker recipe.

The recipe also recommends McCormick's hickory smoked salt.   That was what intrigued me most about this recipe.  I'd not used smoked salt before.  I researched McCormick's brand and it was full of some very unpaleo things like MSG.   I researched smoke salt a bit more and found a clean version at Williams Sonoma.  

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Asian Meatballs from Nom Nom Paleo

A few weeks ago, this recipe for Asian Meatballs from Nom Nom Paleo showed up in one of my social media feeds and I decided I needed to give it a try.  They seemed like they could be a great portable post workout option for me as they included sweet potato.


I gathered my ingredients, and got to work.  There's a lot of chopping to be done to make these meatballs happen.