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!


Taco Salad with Guacamole and Pico de Gallo

This is a variation on the Deconstructed Paleo Tacos recipe; instead of adding the tomatoes and jarred salsa we made up the Pico de Gallo and Guacamole recipes.  What is great about using those as the toppings is that you don’t need any dressings!  We made up the meat and put it on top of a bowl of lettuce, some shredded cheese and then put pico and guac on top–mix it all together and enjoy!


Chicken Kebabs and Caprese Salad

Perfect dinner for a Friday night!  For the chicken kebabs we used cubed chicken, sweet peppers, and sweet potatoes.  Cut everything up and put it all in a bowl–added some extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic salt.  DSCN3531

Tossed it all together, threaded the skewers and put them on the indoor grill (approximately 10 minutes). DSCN3532DSCN3535

On the side, J made up a delicious Caprese salad!  Sliced up some fresh mozzarella and a juicy tomato.  Put the slices of both on a bed of baby spinach and topped it all with balsamic vinaigrette and basil.


Hamburgers and Bacon-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Monday we tried a new variation on Brussels and Bacon with a recipe from Elle’s mom where the Brussels are cooked in a cast iron pan in the oven called Bacon-Roasted Brussels Sprouts.  This was great for dinner because there were burgers cooking on the stove so this made it easy to multi-task.
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Hamburgers were mixed up with chopped onion, seasoning salt, garlic powder, and black pepper.  We simply cooked them up in a pan on the stove because it was pretty crummy outside, keeping us from grilling.  With some red grapes on the side this was a delicious dinner!
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Mostly Paleo Restaurant Breakfast!

So Elle went out to breakfast on Thursday morning for a work colleague’s last day.  The menu was filled with pancakes, bagels, english muffins, waffles, and biscuits.  After scanning the menu for a few, she realized that ordering a la carte was probably the safest bet.  Her order consisted of the following: sausage, plain greek yogurt with strawberries and blue berries (hold the granola!), and bacon wrapped asparagus covered in hollandaise.  It was SO yummy!  It just goes to show that you can find a lot of Paleo options when out to eat as well.

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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!


Steak with Brussels & Bacon August 28, 2013

We got a marinade from the store that we coated the steaks in over night.  We used the leftover Brussels sprouts from when we made Brussels Chips last week when making the Brussels & Bacon.


Since the insides were so much smaller, make sure to cut the cook time in about half if you try this approach as well.  On the side was a bowl of purple grapes and cut up apples.  DSCN3530