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Sunday, January 27, 2013

My Favorite Chili

We love chili especially during these cold winter days/months! I adapted my mother's recipe and civilizedcavemancooking.com and added some of my own twists along the way.

1 T. coconut oil 
2 green pepper
1 yellow, orange OR red pepper
2 onions
3 t. crushed garlic 
2 lbs. grassfed ground beef
3-4 med size carrots 
2 14 oz can diced tomatoes
1 T. tomato paste
1 1/2 cups broth
4 oz. of green diced chilies 
3-4 T. chili powder 
1 t. cumin
1 t. oregano 
salt and pepper 

Chop all the onions and peppers and saute with garlic and oil. Then add ground beef, cook and drain oil. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 30 m. - 1 hour in a dutch oven. Then turn off heat and cover for several hours. Reheat when ready to serve. 
I will be making some grain and corn free "corn bread" minus the honey and add some green chilies ... yum 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Starting Over after the Flu

The flu has been here and destroyed me for almost a week ... 21 day detox went out the window ... So I have decided to start back at day 1. Even though I was half way to the end ... I realized there is no end to my health journey ... So why not start over :)

It's Saturday night and sitting here typing this is wearing me out! I hope and pray that I will be back to normal by Monday morning ... So here's the plan and I'm sticking to it!

Sunday - Chili and Rice leftovers from last week

Monday - Bacon Wrapped Chile Lime Chicken Thighs with broccoli

Tuesday - Meatloaf with Green Beans (Sweet Potatoes for the boys)

Wednesday - Salmon and Shrimp Cakes and Veggies

Thursday - Leftovers

Friday - Cooking Club Night - Chili and "cornbread"

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Greek Kalamata Olive Chicken

Tonights dinner was amazing! Yes a big Greek Chicken Salad was amazing ... you heard me! After my CT scan this morning and having some awful tummy pains following and not feeling like eating left me super hungry tonight ... So I threw this all together and the smell from the oven was delightful and fresh. I hope you enjoy this super simple recipe.

Greek Kalamata Olive Chicken  

4 blsl chicken breast
1/2 jar pitted kalamata olives
1/2 the jars olive juice
2 t. oregano
2 t. italian seasons blend
garlic (fresh or powder)
1 T. minced onion
2 T. coconut oil
1 T. lemon juice

Set oven to 400. Mix all the ingredients (except chicken) together in baking dish and add chicken. Coat chicken and set aside until the oven is ready. Once preheated put chicken in the oven and drop temp to 350. Set timer for 30 min and check if ready. Depending on the thickness of your chicken it may need more ... Mine needed another 12 min. Let rest in dish for another 5-10 mins.

* Pairings Ideas : Big Greek Salad, Cauli Rice and Mixed Veggies, Lemon Garlic Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Back to Work ... In more ways than one!

Week 1 results: Down 5.5 lbs, feeling great less bloated feeling, abit tired and getting tired of eggs but what can I do ... they are easy and cheap!

This is the week I dread ... back to work after 18 days home with my babies! Thanking the Lord I only work part time ... Lots of hard work has gone into me being able to stay home part time ... My amazing husband, my inlaws and Michael's grandparents. I do not in anyway take it for granted that I am blessed with this opportunity, I am home with my boys and get to pursue my career ... the best of both worlds.

Breakfast Ideas: Chorizo and Eggs, Smoothies, Vanilla Pancakes and Bacon, Hard Boiled Eggs

Lunch: tuna salad in wraps and leftovers


Sunday - Chili and Cauli Rice  with avocado

Monday - Halupki Casserole from Paleo Parents ELaD book and Roasted Carrots

Tuesday - (First day back) Roasted Garlic Chicken Sausages, Braised Red Cabbage and Kraut 

Wednesday - Curry-Meatballs over roasted broccoli

Thursday - meatloaf-cupcakes and green beans (MAKE ON WED)

Friday - Chicken Tenders (For the boys sweet potato fries) and fresh veggies

Saturday - Grilled Pork Chops and Grilled Veggies (Zucc, Mushrooms and Onions)

Sunday - Leftovers