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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Paleo Thanksgiving Menu and Links

So this Thanksgiving we are celebrating Thanksgiving with The Cowart Family Paleo Style. Stephanie and I have been search for the best of the best recipes from some of our favorite blogs. We are even tweaking some "regular" recipes to fit our Paleo theme.

Banana Bread with homemade applebutter (apples from a local orchard)
Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins (Stephanie)

Cranberry Orange Chicken (I used this recipe as a base for our version, 2 cans of organic whole cranberry sauce, 1 orange zested and juiced, salt and pepper, garlic and onion powder)
Green Bean Casserole
- Sweet Potato Casserole (This one I made up after looking at several different recipes- see below)
Stuffing (Stephanie is making this one, I think doubling the recipe)
- Pressure Cooker Kale, Carrots and Onion (Stephanie is making this)
- Brown and Wild Rice w/ Onion and Celery (We both are bring different parts for this one)
- Roasted Brussel Sprouts (Stephanie is making this)
- Rolls (From a Pamela's Baking Mix)

Apple Crisp (turned the pie into a crisp, using a 9x13 and extra apples)
- Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream
Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake with Maple Vanilla Frosting (Stephanie)

- Water with Cranberry and Lemon
- Apple Cider
- Coffee

Sweet Potato Casserole (makes two large dishes)

10-12 small to medium sweet potatoes
1 can full fat coconut milk
1/4 c. melted coconut oil
5 eggs
1/4 c. agave
spices (cinn, allspice, nutmeg)

- Bake sweet potatoes. Scoop out filling into large bowl and add remaining ingredients. Use immersion blend and blend completely. Pour into your two oiled dishes.


1 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 c. slivered almonds
1/4 c. shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4 c. coconut flour
1/4 c. almond flour
1 t. allspice
1/4 c + 1 T. maple syrup
1/4 c melted coconut oil

- Mix all the topping ingredients together and divide. Sprinkle onto of sweet potato mixes.

Still working on the cooking time ... Probably 350 for 45 min ...

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Paleo Hawaiian Chicken

So I have all this shredded chicken and have been searching pinterest for ideas when I came across this Hawaiian Chicken Recipe from http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2011/06/crock-pot-hawaiian-bbq-chicken.html

But I have no idea what is in the BBQ sauce they use so I thought I would try it with George from Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations  BBQ Sauce ... and the result was amazing!


1-2 c. BBQ Sauce
1 whole chicken cooked and shredded
1 can of pineapple chucks with the juice
2 green peppers , chopped
1 large onion, chopped
coconut oil
salt and pepper

Saute onions and peppers in coconut oil and season. Then add BBQ, Pineapple and chicken. Stir and enjoy over rice or cauli rice.

Again thank you George for your amazing recipes that helps this mama get dinner on the table ... or for tonight a church potluck!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Week of Nov 11-18

Sunday - Shrimp and Salmon Cakes

Monday - Sirloin Steaks, Sweet Potatoes and Roasted Green Beans

Tuesday - Cooking Club (Taking Goat Cheese w/Blueberries and Nut Thins)

Wednesday - Sausage, Rice, Cranberry and Carrot

Thursday - Pork Chops, Apples and Cabbage

Friday - Lasagna (Using Rice Noodles)

Saturday - Leftovers

Sunday - Church Potluck ... Maybe a Chili?

Breakfast: Zucchini and Italian Sausage Frittata and Smoothies
Lunches: Hot Dogs, Broccoli Salad and Chicken Salad

Salmon and Shrimp Cakes

2 cans salmon (Wild Alaskan Trader Joes boneless skinless)
2 cans pink mini shrimp (Trader Joes)
5 eggs
4 T coconut flour
salt pepper
1 small onion, minced
2 ribs of celery, minced
2 T pinnapple sage
Dash of Love (Michael told me to put that in... what a sweetie!)

Mix all the above together and make into small patties and pan fry with oil of choice (coconut oil is what I prefer)

We served them over a bed of mixed greens, tomatoes and black olives ... drizzled balsamic = YUM

Monday, November 5, 2012

Back to Normal Nov 5 - 11

This past weekend we visited my parents in Bristol TN. We racked leaves, we played spades ... we had a blast. Going home for me is such a time of relaxing and catching up. I also got to spend some time with my Grandmother Alma (99 years old). She loved some of my Paleo treats that I made ahead of time. On our travels we like to hit Trader Joes up for some goodies like Wild Alaskan Salmon 1.99 and Sunflower Seed Butter, Almond Meal and so on. So now its back to our house. Monday has been crazy already but fun! Dr appointments, birthday party and prepping for the week! Oh and LAUNDRY ... Yuk (I may just leave that for another day)

So here's my plan:

Green Sausage Sliders (I subbed pork for the beef) and Veggie Frittata
Banana and Sunbutter Shakes

Tuna Salad on Romaine
Turkey Roll Ups
Hot Dogs


Monday - Beef Short Ribs and Green Beans

Tuesday - Paleasagna

Wednesday - Dry Curry w/ Cauliflower Rice and Brown Rice (Making this for Stephanie)

Thursday - Stephanie is bring me a meal :)

Friday - Leftovers

Saturday - Steak, Sweet Potato Fries and Grilled Veggies

Sunday - Salmon Cakes