As you know, Dr. B advocates a paleo diet if you really want to reclaim your health. I agree with him, but it's been a difficult sale for me as it requires one to give up dairy. Well, we've reached a workable compromise where we have cheese once in awhile. I found an alternative website for paleo recipes. Besides Cordain's website, www.thepaleodiet.com , I found www.paleodietlifestyle.com Let me share some of her recipes with you.
I made these this past week. I particularly like this first one.
Enchilada Chicken Stew
1 onion, chopped
1 red, green or yellow pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 jalapenos, minced
Avocado, for garnish
cilantro, for garnish
1 to 2 pounds chicken breasts, chopped
2 tbls coconut oil
1 4 oz can green chilis
1 (14 1/2 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 large can tomato sauce
1 tbls cumin
1 tbls chili powder
2 tsp dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
I made this on the stove, but you can do it in the crock pot. To cook in the crock pot, just put all the ingredients (except the garnishes) into a crock pot. Mix thoroughly, put on the lid and set the pot on low for 8 to 10 hours (4 to 5 hours on high)
Add garnish to each bowl as desired.
For the stove top do this
Saute the onions and pepper in the coconut oil until tender. Add garlic and chicken and saute till chicken is almost cooked through. Add the rest of the ingredients (save the garnish for later), bring to a boil, stir, reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir when you think about it. Garnish as desired.
I roasted some cut up red potatoes in the oven at 450 degrees for about 30 minutes while the chicken was cooking. We served the chicken mixture over the roasted potates while reserving some of the potatoes for breakfast in the morning.
This chicken salad is very refreshing.
3 ribs celery, chopped
3/4 cup green grapes, halved
1 apple, peeled and cholpped
1 avocado, peeled and chopped
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 lb chicken breast, cooked, cooled and chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
salt and pepper to taste
In a large bowl, compine the mayo, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add the rest of the ingredients and toss well. Enjoy
Want to make your own paleo mayo?
This will make about 1 1/4 cups
3 tsp. lemon juice
2 egg yolks
1 tsp mustard
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup coconut oil
Place the egg yolks, mustard and 1 tsp of the lemon juice inot a blender or food processor. Mix together. With the blender on low, drip the oil into the mixture, ever so slowly. Too much too soon with cause the mixture to separate. As you add the oil, the mixture will emulsify and thicken. This is when you can start adding the oil just a tad faster. Once all the oil is mixed in, add the rest of the lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
By using olive and coconut oil in combo, the mayonaise if easier to spread.
Want a dessert? Here's something you'll like.
Coconut ice cream
1 can coconut milk, definitely not low fat!!
2 eggs or 4 egg yolks
4 tbls vanilla extract
Heat the water in the bottom of a double boiler. Place the coconut milk in the top part and heat until hot. DO NOT BOIL.
While milk is heating, whick the eggs or yolks in a separate bowl. While whisking (you might want to put the bowl on a wet towel to hold it steady) slowly pour some hot milk into the eggs, Gradually, add all the milk to the eggs, whisking all the while. Pour the egg/milk mixture back into the double boiler, Whisk until the mixture is thick and forms a thick custard. Don't let the water tough the bottom of the double boiler. Remove from the heat and let it cool before freezing.