Thursday, November 14, 2013

Spicy Green Beans and Baby Kale

This is a great side dish to any meal!
Spicy Green Beans and Baby Kale
1 medium onion, chopped
8 oz mushrooms
1 lb green beans
1/2 t sea salt
1/4 t black pepper
1/4 t red pepper flakes
8 oz baby kale
3 T fresh squeezed lemon juice
Warm the EVOO in a skillet and throw in the onions and green beans. 
Sauté for 5-8 minutes until slightly tender
Mix in mushrooms and spices and sauté for another 5-8 minutes
Last but not least, mix in baby kale and warm until leaves are wilted
Drop lemon juice in various places in the skillet and mix into veggies

Paleo Southwestern Meatloaf

This is AWESOME on a cold night in the crockpot! :)
Southwestern Meatloaf
1 carrot, chopped fine
1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped fine
2 garlic cloves, diced
1/4 red bell pepper, chopped fine
2 t Southwestern Seasoning
1 lb ground beef, lean
3 T cilantro
1/4 cup cauliflower, raw and shredded
2 eggs
1/2 t sea salt
1 can organic tomato paste
Mix all ingredients together, excluding the tomato paste, and place in crockpot. 
Cover top of meatloaf with tomato paste
Turn crockpot on low and cook for 7-8 hours
Serve with Faux Potatoes and green beans!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sausage, Onion and Peppers

Want to add a little spice to your dinner AND flavor??  This one is a fabulous, quick way to have dinner for the whole family!

Sausage, Onion and Peppers
1 lb Italian Sausage, cut into bite-sized pieces
3 Bell Peppers, in sections (Orange, Red and Green-see picture below)
1 yellow onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
Place the EVOO in a skillet and warm. 
Place the Italian Sausage into the pan and begin to brown. 
You might have to empty the grease several times before it is browned.
After sausage is done, place all the peppers, onion and garlic in the pan and cook until tender.
Salt and pepper to taste!
Serve with a favorite veggie!  We did green beans :)

Paleo Chipotle-Ranch Chili

Need something to warm you up and have a little kick to it?  Here ya go!

Paleo Chipotle-Ranch Chili
1 lb ground beef
1 yellow onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, peeled and diced
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1 can stewed tomatoes, chopped
2 t Southwest Seasoning
1 T parsley
1 t dill weed
1 t onion powder
1 t sea salt
1/2 t garlic powder
1/4 t black pepper
1 t chipotle seasoning

Mix all the ingredients for the Chipotle-Ranch together in a small bowl and get aside
Brown the ground beef with the onion and garlic cloves until almost brown all the way through (the beef)
Add green and red bell pepper, stewed tomatoes and Southwest Seasoning and stir well.
Add Chipotle-Ranch seasoning and stir well.
Simmer for 15 minutes and serve!!!
Need a Vegan alternative?  Take out the ground beef and add kidney and pinto beans!