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Yummy Supper Link

We had this for supper last night. It was quite delicious. I did add black beans, but may not next time.
Mexican Gumbo

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A couple of links

I have found a few links that I want to keep on hand to try. I’m going to link them, then I’ll write a review after I have tried them. ūüôā

 

Paleo Carrot Cake Bites

Paleo Bread

Slowcooker Chocolate Chicken Mole (link appears broken – brown text is a direct C&P from the site)

{chocolate chicken mole}

I am in search of the perfect paleo chicken mole recipe. So, if you have one, please share… I would love to try it!¬†I made¬†this¬†one¬†a few months ago. It was good, but not quite chocolatey enough.¬†Over the weekend, I¬†used Ingrid Hoffman’s¬†recipe¬†as inspiration, but¬†added my own paleo take and made it in a crock-pot, of course!

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1-2 spicy peppers, chopped
2 cups chopped tomatoes
3 tablespoons almond butter
2 cups chicken broth (I used beef broth cause that’s all I had & it turned out fine)
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
4 chicken breasts

For serving:
Fresh cilantro
Lime wedges
Tomatoes, sliced
Cabbage, shredded
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced

Directions:

  1. Place a pan over medium heat, add the olive oil, onion and garlic, stirring to soften for 5 minutes. Add the spicy peppers and tomatoes, stirring to combine. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  2. Carefully pour the mixture into a blender. Add the almond butter, broth, chili powder, and cinnamon. Puree the mixture until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Return the mixture to the pot over medium heat. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the chocolate and stir until melted.
  4. Place the chicken breasts in a crock pot and add mixture.
  5. Cook on low for 8 hours. 5 hours into cooking, remove lid and use 2 forks to shred chicken the best you can. Do this again 1 hour before cooking time is over.
  6. Transfer the mole to a serving dish and serve with cilantro, lime, avocado, tomatoes and cabbage.

Enjoy!

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I’m looking forward to trying these. ¬†The paleo bread will wait until I get some almond flour. ¬†However, I plan on trying the carrot cake bites this week (maybe a birthday treat?) and the chicken mole is on the menu for my next grocery rotation of the next 2 weeks.

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What is the paleo diet?

In order to talk about our journey into a primal or paleo lifestyle, I figure I should give a quick primer on what exactly I’m talking about.

In short, there is a way of eating following the principles of eating a lot of plants and animals, similar to what our ancestors must have done before the advent of large-scale agriculture. This way of eating avoids eating grains, legumes, or sugar, and severely limiting starchy tubers. There are several books that discuss this, most notably The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf. Additionally, there are about as many different expressions of it as there are adherents. Some do not consume dairy.  Some eat only raw meat. Some eat limited amounts of legumes, after proper soaking and cooking. One subset is called primal, based on the book by Mark Sisson, The Primal Blueprint. One difference between paleo and primal is that primal tends to embrace a whole lifestyle change with 10 tenets, as well as being very much focused not on following a specific set of dietary guidelines as much as finding what works the best for you and your goals while remaining in the general framework.

Our primary exposure to this was through The Primal Blueprint, though I have since found other resources that are also good.

Here is a listing of links to the websites that I have found most useful in learning about the paleo diet and primal lifestyle.

Mark’s Daily Apple

Wellness Mama

Fathead Movie blog

Wheat Belly blog

Gary Taubes

Robb Wolf

Until next time, I hope you take a peek at the resources I’ve listed to learn on your own.

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