Posts in "Paleo"
Recipe: Egg Salad Bacon Bites

I've been incredibly lazy on the recipe/cooking front lately. On Sunday night, the thought of making guacamole was almost too much to bear--luckily I had a hungry and determined fiance available to cut avocados in half. So, as I'm sure you can imagine, I've been all about the easy way out. What do I already have? What can I whip up in just a few minutes that isn't totally boring? Enter egg salad bacon bites. Fancy enough to make as an appetizer for friends, but easy enough to make because you've probably got the ingredients in your fridge already.

Three eggs, hard-boiled
One tablespoon mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon each of garlic powder, mustard, and crushed red pepper
Salt and pepper, to taste
Several slices of bacon
Cherry tomatoes and green onion for garnish

1. Pre-heat your oven to 375. Cut each strip of bacon into three or four pieces.
2. Assemble the bacon on a mini-muffin pan. Press each piece down so it bakes into a "u" shape.
3. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.
4. In a medium bowl or mixer, combine hard-boiled eggs with mayo, garlic powder, mustard, and red pepper flakes. Season also with salt and pepper.
5. When the bacon is done, take it out and add a spoonful of egg salad to each piece. Top each one with half a cherry tomato and sprinkle the plate with sliced green onion, if desired.

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Recipe: Paleo Tortilla Soup

I love cooking, and I love tortilla soup, but I don't always love going to the grocery store for a big list of things specific to just one recipe. While my brother was visiting, we vowed to make a big pot of it, and somehow made it work mostly with ingredients I already had in my kitchen.

Full disclosure: some cumin, chili powder, a habanero pepper, and paprika would have been nice. Feel free to add some of that to yours if you make it. But this was flavorful and perfect for a cold evening spent at home watching the Olympics, which is exactly how we did it.


One onion, chopped
About three chicken breasts + one or two thighs
One and a half tablespoons of marinara sauce
Two 32 ounce cartons of chicken broth
Half a tablespoon of crushed red pepper
Avocado, tomato, lettuce, cilantro, and lime as toppings
Salt and pepper, to taste

1. In a large pot, cook the chicken in a bit of olive oil. When the chicken is cooked through, remove from pot and let cool. Add chopped onions to pot.
2. Saute onions and add marinara sauce. Once those two ingredients are combined, add the chicken broth.
3. Once chicken has cooled enough to handle, pull the meat apart (like pulled pork or..chicken).
3. Get the soup to a boil and add the chicken and red pepper. Add salt and pepper.
4. Serve in bowls and top with chopped tomato and lettuce, sliced avocado, cilantro, and a wedge of lime.

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Recipe: Paleo Pigs in a Blanket

The Super Bowl is this weekend, which, I dunno, means something about football. To me, it's just always been a terrific snacking opportunity. Being Paleo for parties and sporting events is often pretty difficult, which is why I always try to eat dinner before I go, and always contribute a dish so I know there's at least one thing there that I can snack on.

This year, I'm bringing my Paleo take on Pigs in a Blanket! If you haven't noticed yet, my Paleo version of anything that is usually covered in bread is just wrapped in bacon instead. I also made a honey mustard sauce for dipping, because I think Super Bowl snacks are all about dipping, and I totally love a little homemade sauce to fancy up a dish. Happy Super Bowl weekend, friends, and, go!

One to two packages of cocktail smokies
Bacon (I love Trader Joes' Uncured Apple Smoked Bacon)
Two tablespoons Dijon mustard
Two tablespoons of honey
Salt, pepper, and a spritz of lemon juice to taste

1. Cut each strip of bacon into three parts.
2. Wrap each piece around one of the sausages. Secure with a toothpick.
3. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.
4. While that's in the oven, put mustard and honey in a bowl and mix together with a spoon.
5. Add salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lemon juice.
6. Serve the honey mustard with your Paleo Pigs in a Blanket and enjoy!


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