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Pork Pastor

Main Dish/Pork/Pork Pastor

Also, check out Danielle Walker’s cookbook or site for the paleo ranch dressing recipe.



Fish Cakes

Quick and easy Fish Cakes that you can make from real food.

The recipe is on my site:

Look under recipes/Main Dish/Fish & Seafood

Dinner Tonight

I didn’t want to go grocery shopping today, at least not a big-ole trip, so I looked around the kitchen at what we had and this is what I came up with:  Paleo Fish Cakes made with Tuna and Salmon, Sweet Potato Hash Browns, and Roasted Kale.  All of it is Paleo and all of it was delicious.

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Recipes are on the web site.

Easy Kale and Sausage

Sausage and Kale

I know kale is a superfood and I know that I’m supposed to love it and I do love it but I’m never excited about the possibilities of kale.  Kale is like that cousin you don’t really want to see but you end up having a really good time when they come over.

My wife brought home a huge bag of kale and my excitement was non-existent to say the least.  I don’t know if I’m remembering kale wrong or what but whatever it is I just can’t get excited about it.

so I started thinking about what I could do with it and I wanted it to be well-paired with something delicious but also stand out on its own.  I looked in the fridge and saw some sauteed onions and uncooked mushrooms both of which I thought would be great with the kale and sausage.

So here’s what I did:

  1.  I cooked the sausage and mushrooms together.
  2.  Chopped the kale into small pieces using the food processor
  3.  Sauteed the kale for about 10 min.
  4. Seasonings I used were salt, pepper, garlic, oregano and cumin.
  5. I mixed it all together and topped it with roasted almonds.

See how easy cooking can be?  It’s fun and nice to have all kinds of different foods every night.



Bacon Bark

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1. Heat oven to 350 degrees

What You Will Need:
3	strips	Bacon
1/8	c.		Brown Sugar
¼	c.		lemon Zest
¼	tsp.		Smoked Paprika
1	pinch		Cayenne (to your taste)
			Black Pepper

½	c.		Pecans (chopped)
½	c.		Almonds (slivered)
1	TB		Maple Syrup
1/8	c.		Brown Sugar
¼	tsp.		Smoked Paprika (optional)
¼	tsp.		Pumpkin Pie Spice
			Black Pepper

What You Do:
1. Cut the bacon into ½-inch pieces
2. Mix first 6 ingredients
3. Spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment
4. Bake for 10 min.
5. Mix Pecans and rest of ingredients
6. Mix Bacon mixture with Pecan mixture
7. Return to oven for 15 min. (stir after 8)
8. Turn oven off, open door and let sit for 20 min.

Turkey Meatballs with Parmesan Sauce

Main Dish - Turkey - Turkey Meatballs with Parmesan Sauce - This One

These are really good and really easy.  We had them with some tomatoes we broiled with cheese and some sliced avocado which made for a light but satisfying meal.  Put whatever you want in the meatballs but make sure you get the pan hot and cook a small piece before you commit to the whole batch so you can correct if you need to.  The sauce is just a simple white sauce with some parmesan.  I used rice milk and tapioca flour for paleo and non-dairy but it was NOT very good so don’t do that.  We grind up the Rice Chex in the mini-blender and it works great so you CAN do that.  Have fun with them and enjoy!


What You Need:

1          lb         Ground Turkey

½         c.         Breadcrumbs (Rice Chex)

1                      Egg



                        Salt and Pepper


1          c.         Milk

1          T.         Flour (some thickener)

3          T.         Parmesan





What You Do:

1.  Heat a frying pan to med. high

2.  Mix the first 6 ingredients together.

3.  Take a small piece of the mixture and cook it.  Adjust.

4.  Pour the Milk in a pan on med. heat

5.  Whisk in the flour and keep stirring until thick.  Turn up the heat if you need to.

6.  Add the Parmesan and spices.

7.  Serve the sauce over the meatballs and munch away.

Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs in a Slow Cooker

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Chicken thighs deliver a lot of flavor and the sauce adds just the right amount of punch.   We made this for dinner and fell in love with it.  It is extremely easy and you can serve it over anything you want.  The original sauce called for Hoisin but I didn’t have any so I just substituted with Orange Marmalade ‘cause is sounded good.  And it was. 


What You Need:

2          TB        Maple Syrup

3          TB        Hoisin Sauce ( I used Orange Marmalade)

2          TB        Olive Oil

2          TB        Soy Sauce

1 ½      tsp.      Dijon Mustard

1          tsp.      Minced Garlic

½         tsp.      Red Pepper Flakes


2          lbs        Skinless, Boneless Chicken Thighs

¼          tsp.      Salt


¼          c.         Water

2          TB        Cornstarch or Arrowroot



What You Do:

1.  Whisk the 1st 7 ingredients together

2.  Salt the Chicken and place in slow cooker.  Pour sauce over Chicken.

3.  Cook it on low for 5 hours

4.  Remove Chicken with slotted spoon.  Turn it on high.

5.  Whisk Cornstarch and water and pour into sauce.  Whisk until thickened.

6.  Serve over whatever you want to serve it over

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