Because of some spur of the moment ideas I had, we decided to eat a Seder/Passover type meal this year, only I muffed the day and we did it today, not yesterday. But, it’s all good because of the spirit of it and all that (note to self: better prep for next year). The inspiration was totally from Elana’s Pantry, and her post on a paleo Passover.
One dish is charoset, the dish eaten in remembrance of the mortar for the bricks the Hebrew slaves made in Egypt. Elana mixed Sephardic (Spanish/Middle Eastern Jewish) and Ashkenazic (European Jewish) recipes for a wonderful dish. I, of course, had to add a twist on Elana’s admirable recipe, simply because I juiced the orange like the lemon, and didn’t want fighting over the pulp so I tossed it into the mix. Also, knowing my guys would love it, I made more of it than what she said, but the proportions weren’t quite doubled all the time.
3-4 Gala apples, peeled, cored, and cubed
3 c walnuts
Juice (and pulp) of an orange
1-2 Tbsp lemon juice
1ish tsp cinnamon
1 rounded cup craisins
Pulse all in a food processor until desired consistency. I think I did about 6 fairly quick pulses.
That’s it. Quick, easy, and we’ll be making it more than once a year. 🙂
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This will either be tremendously delicious or completely awful, but I have a feeling it’s going to be good, so I’m going to write down what I did before I forget.
1 onion, sliced
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 pounds baby carrots (or whole carrots cut up in 3″ lengths)
2 cups chicken stock
8 chicken thighs, skinned
1 14-oz can tomato sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
2/3 cup snipped dried apricots
1/2 cup dried plums, halved
Put down the onion and garlic in the bottom of your slow cooker, add carrots on top. Pour broth over top. Layer chicken on top of that.
Mix spices into tomato sauce. Sprinkle the fruit over the chicken and pour the tomato sauce on top. Cook on low for 6-7 hours, until chicken is done.
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I found this the other day on Robb Wolf’s blog. I can see it would be a really helpful tool if you are feeling in a rut with your meal choices. Robb Wolf’s Food Matrix
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