Posts Tagged ‘grain free’

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Can you tell I like bacon? I make this recipe at least once a week. It is great as a main dish or a side dish!

Ingredients:

4 cups organic field greens (or any lettuce/greens mix of your choice)
1 small tomato
1 ripe avocado
2 tbsp diced red onion
1/2 garlic clove, minced
6 pieces cooked/crumbled bacon (as natural as you can find, preferably sugar free)
1 tbsp olive oil
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper

Directions:

Fill large bowl with field greens. Add diced tomato, avocado, red onion, garlic, and bacon bits. Mix together lemon juice, olive oil and salt/pepper. Pour over salad right before serving.

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This recipe is similar to another one on my site (paleo beef stew), but this one I made with moose meat, and switched up some of the ingredients/flavourings. You could also use beef or other wild game like caribou, deer or bison.

Ingredients:

1 moose roast (roughly 3 lbs)
4 cups beef or moose stock
2-3 small or 1 huge sweet potato
4 large carrots
1 large white onion
6 garlic cloves
3-4 tbsp butter (ghee or coconut oil would work too!)
1 tbsp coconut flour
1 tsp raw apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp unpasteurized honey
2 bay leaves
1-2 tsp thyme
1-2 tsp parsley

Directions:

The first thing you should do is thaw a moose roast (about 3 lbs) and roast it in 3 cups of water (to make the stock) at 325 F for roughly 1.5 hours. Set your roast drippings aside (should make about 4 cups).

Then peel, chop and mince your sweet potato, carrots, onion and garlic.

In a large pot on low, add butter, onions and garlic. Fry for a couple minutes until they start to brown. Add stock from roast.

Turn the heat up to medium-high and add sweet potato and carrots. You can also add all remaining ingredients now.

Simmer until everything starts to soften up. Remove from heat and serve.

This dish is great for lunches, and freezes well.

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You could use this sauce on anything, but I think it’s the best on homemade chicken wings! Bake your chicken wings ahead of time or time it so they’re done at the same time as the sauce! I used my Lemon, Salt and Pepper Wings recipe, but left out the lemon.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup unpasteurized honey
2 garlic cloves
1 -2 tsp coconut aminos

Directions:

Mince garlic cloves. Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and turn burner on low. Cook until everything starts to boil, stirring often. Remove from heat and pour on chicken wings quickly to avoid sauce hardening again when it cools. Serve right away.

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I took inspiration from a couple different recipes I found online to come up with this one. And of course, I had to add bacon to the mix!

This one makes a good breakfast food, especially when you are avoiding nuts and eggs like I have been for the last week.

Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs ground pork
6 pieces of bacon
1/4 cup sweet white onion
2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup good quality maple syrup
Salt

Directions:

Fry bacon until crisp, dry with paper towel, crumble and set aside. Keep some bacon grease to fry the sausage in. Chop onions and garlic finely.

In a large bowl combine ground pork, crumbled bacon, onion, garlic, maple syrup and salt. You might have to get in there and mix it up with your hands!

Form into whatever shape you like (I made mine into little patties) and fry on low – medium until cooked through. Flip part way through.

I drizzled a bit of maple syrup on top before I ate it. Mmmm mmm!

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This one is really quick and easy to make if you have the tomato basil sauce prepared ahead of time. I really enjoyed this one on top of spaghetti squash, but you could try it with any paleo friendly pasta substitute!

Ingredients::

6 chicken thighs
8 pieces bacon
1/2 batch Tomato Basil Sauce
1 spaghetti squash or other grain free pasta substitute

Directions:

Ahead of time, prepare the tomato basil sauce.

Bake your chicken in the oven until cooked through. Cut cooked chicken into small bite size pieces.

Steam your spaghetti squash until done.

Fry bacon until crispy and crumble.

In a large pan, bring all ingredients (except for spaghetti sauce) to a boil. Remove from heat and serve on top of spaghetti squash or grain free pasta substitute of your choice.

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This is a terrible picture, I know! Every time I make these, I eat them before I can get a better picture :O

I don’t even want to tell you how many of these I’ve eaten lately! It makes a small serving (about 4 brownies) but if you want to make more, just double or triple the recipe.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut palm nectar sugar
1/4 cup cacao powder
1/8 cup coconut flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt

Directions:

Heat oven to 375F. Mix all wet ingredients together in a large bowl, then add all remaining dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Grease a muffin tin with melted coconut oil (or use baking cups), and put a 2-3 tablespoons in each tin/cup. Bake for roughly 10-15 minutes – ish. The brownie will be nice and crisp on the outside but still soft on the inside. If you want it a bit softer, bake at 350F for 20+ minutes, checking often.

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I had a whole whack of cabbage leftover after I made my cabbage rolls, so I had to think of something good to make with it! Coincidentally I also had 1 white onion and a package of bacon! The idea was born.

Ingredients:

10 pieces of bacon (as natural and unprocessed as you can find, and sugar free)
4 tbsp bacon grease
1 white onion
2 garlic cloves
3 – 4 cups chopped cabbage
Salt and pepper
Green onions for garnish

Directions:

Fry the bacon, crumble and set aside. Chop the onions and garlic. In a large deep pan on low-medium fry onions, garlic and chopped cabbage. Check and stir often. Fry until cabbage and onions start caramelizing and getting soft. Add crumbled bacon and stir. Top with salt, pepper and green onions.

This one makes a good breakfast or lunch, or even a side dish at supper!

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For this recipe, I took inspiration from other recipes I found online and then made it my own. You may be surprised at the ingredients because a couple of them are not typical for cabbage roll recipes. But let me tell you, it’s damn good!

I used wild moose meat from the Yukon! You could also use bison or grass fed beef.

Ingredients:

1 – 1 1/2 lbs wild moose meat
1 1/2 cups chopped white onion
1/2 cup finely diced water chestnuts
1/4 cup water or broth (broth must be paleo friendly – gluten, sugar and soy free)
8 pieces of cooked and crumbled bacon (as natural as you can find)
2 eggs (organic)
Salt and pepper
1/2 batch of Paleo Tomato Basil Sauce

Directions:

Fry bacon, crumble and set aside. Boil cabbage in water for a few minutes until the leaves start falling off. Take out of water and let cool and dry.

In large bowl, mix raw meat, chopped onion, diced water chestnuts, water or broth, eggs, crumbled bacon and salt and pepper.

Once cabbage has cooled, leaves should come off easily. Pull apart and fill each leaf with meat mixture. Roll and place in slow cooker.

Once the bottom of the slow cooker is lined with cabbage rolls, top with tomato sauce and repeat. You will end up with roughly 3-4 layers depending how big your rolls are.

Cook on low for at least 9 hours and up to 12 hours. Check after 9 hours to see if meat is still pink on the inside. Mine took roughly 12 hours, but it will depend on how big your rolls are and how good your slow cooker is! (mines crap)

Let cool and store in fridge or freezer. Makes roughly 4-5 servings! Great for lunches or meals on the go.

You will probably have leftover cabbage, which you can use for my bacon fried cabbage and onions recipe!

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This recipe makes a huge batch, so if you want to make less just cut the measurements in half.

Ingredients:

12 medium sized tomatoes
1 large white or sweet onion
8 garlic cloves
2/3 cup fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup olive oil

Directions:

Cut up tomatoes into large chunks and cut out the cores. Dice onion and garlic cloves.

Heat large pot on medium and add olive oil, tomatoes, onion, and garlic. Cover the pot and simmer until everything starts getting soft and breaking down. Stir often.

Add whole basil leaves and simmer for a few more minutes.

Take off heat and let cool. Once cooled off, put into blender a few cups at a time and mix until smooth.

Pour into glass containers and store in fridge or freezer.

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I think I am in love with this recipe! It didn’t even last 2 days at our house. It’s definitely a keeper.

Ingredients:

4 bananas (very ripe)
4 eggs (organic if possible)
1/3 cup pecans
1/4 butter, melted (organic and grass fed if possible)
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/3 cup coconut palm nectar sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (organic, sugar free)
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt

Directions:

In blender, mix bananas, eggs, pecans, butter, and vanilla until smooth. Pour into a large bowl and add remaining coconut flour, coconut palm nectar sugar, baking soda and salt. Stir until fully mixed.

Heat oven to 350F. Grease bread pan with butter or coconut oil and pour batter in.

Bake for roughly 60 minutes or until nicely brown on top and tooth pick comes out clean.

When done, transfer bread to cooling rack until cooled off. Slice and serve with a slice of butter or coconut oil.

Delicious!