Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps

We have really found out how the deliciousness and wonderfulness of lettuce wraps!  One more thing that makes it seem like you aren’t missing out on anything.  We have a simple recipe we use with basic seasonings for our Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps that anyone can make.  This one is great for lunch or dinner and you don’t need much time for preparation at all.  With a side of kiwi, it doesn’t get much better!photo 4


Three Pea Cashew Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

Elle and Jay are SO happy to now have Cauliflower Rice in their lives!  It really does complete any stir fry and fills you up.  Tonight’s meal was a variation on Three Pea Cashew Chicken because for some reason, no stores around us had either snap peas or snow peas for a whole week.  So the recipe is the same, but it is 1 pea.  It was served over the top of the cauliflower rice and was still absolutely delicious.  Will definitely do this pairing again!  Sorry for the crummy picture, need to stop taking pictures with the camera phone 🙂

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Jay’s Special Chicken & Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato

Elle is back from work travel and jumped right in with a new recipe for Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato from Primal Living.  It was an awesome compliment to Jay’s Special Chicken, which we finally tried to write up a recipe for–try at your own risk!

We did find with the Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato that the toothpicks came right out once the sweet potatoes got really soft in the oven.  I guess we could try with bigger chunks, but we just took out all the toothpicks and it was tasty finger food!  Also, the wax paper got baked onto the cookie sheet because of the bacon grease, so I think that next time we will use foil.  This was a very tasty recipe and you should try it!2013-09-30 20.54.51 (2) 2013-09-30 21.39.01 (2)

Three Pea Cashew Chicken Stir Fry with Cauliflower Fried Rice

Three Pea Cashew Chicken Stir Fry and Cauliflower Fried Rice (from Paleo Cupboard) were wonderful together!  The Fried Rice has become a favorite for Jay.  With Elle going out of town for a week for work and her sister’s baby shower, they made up a huge batch to get him through the week.  We tried it with one less egg than the recipe calls for and it was absolutely perfect.  This one we will definitely be making again soon!

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Roast Chicken with Pan Sauce, Salad, and Fresh Cut Strawberries

Tonight’s dinner was definitely a down home meal!  We made up the Roast Chicken with Pan Sauce, a salad (with tomatoes, cucumbers, cheese, and radishes on top of lettuce and spinach with vinaigrette dressing), and a bowl of fresh cut strawberries.  Instead of using chicken breasts as the recipe calls for, we used chicken thighs / legs.  Elle got a great deal on a family pack (bone in, skin on) from a local farmer’s market!

The recipe was absolutely delicious!  Jay had a good comment on the flavor–it tastes like home cooked chicken noodle soup (minus the noodles of course!).  The chicken fell off the bone but next time we will probably do it with the bone- in, skin on breasts instead to make it a little easier to eat.  Enjoy!


Thai Chicken Wraps and Sweet Potato Fries

A big weekend for us!  Yard work and closed up the pool on Saturday.  Total clean out and re-organization of the garage on Sunday.  Because oh yes, first Sunday of the NFL season.  Jay is happy.

Our first time trying the Thai Chicken Wraps that we found on Paleo Plan.  Delicious!  We modified from the link’s recipe slightly and added some spices and curry.  We felt like a little kick tonight!

Had one of our staple side dishes in Sweet Potato Fries, with more-than-normal red pepper flakes tonight.  See above comment on wanting a little kick tonight.


Dishes done in time for Sunday Night Football!

Paleo Wings and Sweet Potato Chips August 31, 2013

So tonight we tried a new recipe, Paleo Wings (aka Crispy + Spicy Oven-baked Chicken Wings) from Eat. Live. Paleo and it was wonderful!  We boiled the wings in the morning and let them marinate all day in the sauce.  We did 4.5 lbs wings instead of 2.5 lbs so we adjusted the quantity of marinade.  Paired with Sweet Potato Chips and a bowl of cut up fresh strawberries, the wings were great for watching the kick off to college football!  The wings were a little spicy so a glass of milk and the strawberries helped to cool the mouth down a bit.  A make again recipe for sure!