The Foodee Project » modrss - Article Feed Search our paleo and primal recipes to create your weekly grocery lists. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:33:41 +0000 hourly 1 Roasted Beet & Avocado Salad Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:33:20 +0000 Roasted Beet & Avocado SaladWow! Just look at the vibrant colours in this dish! I have to say that Fall has some of the yummiest and most versatile foods in it’’s season. From various types of squash,to boatloads of apples,and from brussel sprouts to swiss chard…you just can’’t beet it! Beets…with an earthy flavour,this very nutrient dense vegetable can be eaten raw,boiled or slow-roasted. When looking back,I have so many fond memories of my mom’’s amazing cooking. Ah,all those delicious Sunday meals. I specifically remember her making boiled beets for my dad and brother regularly (at that time,they were the only ones that liked them…everyone else thought they were weird because they made your pee turn pink/red! haha). Some say that this may be linked to an iron-deficiency…hmmmm… ]]> Pad Thai Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:33:20 +0000 Pad ThaiSometimes you just want a pile of something spicy-creamy-comforting... like Pad Thai. But the original dish includes rice noodles (fail), soy sauce (fail), peanuts (fail), and sugar (fail). To make it safe for dino-chow consumption, I replaced the noodles with spaghetti squash, used coconut aminos instead of soy, recruited Sunbutter sauce as a stand in for the peanuts, and added snap peas for sweetness that also bumped up the veggie count. THIS is Pad Thai you can feel good about emotionally and physically. I think it does a damn fine job recreating the taste and experience of eating the real deal. The mouth-feel of the spaghetti squash and sunshine sauce is pretty damn close to tender rice noodles – without the troublesome grain-poisons. My recipe is based on a few already-cooked ingredients, so it’’s pretty easy to throw together on a week night. I recommend grilled chicken thigh or breast because the char is a nice balance to the sweet, nutty flavors... but if all you have around is roasted chicken or even a store-bought rotisserie bird, go ahead and throw that into the pan. (This would also probably be tasty with shrimp but I haven’’t tried it yet because of Dave’’s allergies.) I experimented with different vegetables (broccoli, cabbage), but the snap peas were our hands-down favorite. We also thought it tasted best with regular onions cooked into the dish and scallions sprinkled on top at the end. Grab your chopsticks!, ]]> Chicken Cacciatore Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:33:20 +0000 Chicken CacciatoreChicken Cacciatore is also known as “Hunter-Style Chicken,“ as Cacciatore means Hunter in Italian. I believe this is because the meal was made from whatever the hunter brought back from the hunt (though I’’m not entirely sure on this). So, if you have extra ingredients you’’d like to throw in, go for it. You can also add chicken breasts, bell peppers, zucchini, etc. I made a simple combination of tomatoes, capers, mushrooms and onions and it turned out beautifully. ]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:33:20 +0000 ]]> Sweet BBQ Baby Back Ribs Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:33:20 +0000 Sweet BBQ Baby Back RibsAfter spending the third week of march in Texas Hill Country (Austin, to be exact, for Paleo Fx), we had both been bitten by the barbecue bug in a big way. Our last night in Austin was spent at the world famous Salt Lick restaurant – a mecca in the barbecue world. We brought home a profound respect for Texas barbecue, and wanted to replicate some of the amazing food we had while there (Minus the soybean oil and sugar…yep I checked the ingredients of the barbecue sauce. First ingredient was SOYBEAN oil…BAD NEWS! -Hayley). My mom always told me that the key to making fall-off-the-bone ribs is to parboil them first. While that may not be the most “legit” method in the eyes of barbecue aficionados, it was certainly a quick and easy way to get the meat tender for any home cook with limited tools and resources. We had the pleasure of enjoying this dish with US Wellness Meats pork baby back ribs, and naturally they were amazing. We recommend using Cherry wood if you’re going to attempt the wood-fired grill route. Hickory or Mesquite would aslo be acceptable, as well as apple wood. You can purchase bags of hardwood at Home Depot or Lowes, if not from a local provider. We fully intend to continue making this dish in heavy (perhaps weekly) rotation throughout the summer. ]]> Bison Sweet Potato Chili Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:33:20 +0000 Bison Sweet Potato ChiliIt’s a little sweet, packs a punch of heat, and warms the soul – especially when it’s raining and you’re slightly emotional… ]]> Chicken & Root Vegetable Stew Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:33:20 +0000 Chicken & Root Vegetable StewWhen we think of cinnamon,we always tend to associate it as an ingredient used primarily in sweet dishes and deserts,however many Middle Eastern main dishes use cinnamon as part of their spice blend. When cooked with meats and vegetables,the cinnamon takes on an unexpectantly different flavour that adds extreme warmth to this wonderfully fragrant dish. As traditional Moroccan dishes often contain chickpeas and/or potatoes,I’’ve paleoize this one by substituting these ingredients for various paleo and primal friendly root vegetables and served it with a side dish of steamed kale. ]]> Spinach Stuffed Pork Chops With Lemon Dijon Caper Sauce Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:33:20 +0000 Spinach Stuffed Pork Chops With Lemon Dijon Caper SauceA warm and hearty dish perfect for a cozy winter night. ]]> Za’atar Spiced Lamb Kabobs with Roasted Late Winter Vegetables Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:33:20 +0000 Za’atar Spiced Lamb Kabobs with Roasted Late Winter VegetablesJuicy middle eastern spiced lamb kabobs with roasted late winter vegetables ]]> Roasted Lemon & Garlic Stuffed Herb Turkey Legs Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:33:20 +0000 Roasted Lemon & Garlic Stuffed Herb Turkey LegsIt’s almost Thanksgiving and this recipe would be perfect for those who don’t want to cook up a whole turkey for hours. In fact, you might try this recipe for a whole turkey and let me know how it turns out. As a matter fact, I’m quite a sissy in terms of cooking an entire turkey. It might be because the size of the bird and the amount of labor required to cook it. Anyway, let’s see what I did to prepare these turkey legs. ]]> Blackberry Glazed Grilled Pork Chops Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:33:20 +0000 Blackberry Glazed Grilled Pork Chops love pork. No seriously, like I REALLY love pork. It’s my favorite kind of meat. If I could eat only one kind of meat all day, every day, it’d be pork. And these pork chops I got from US Wellness Meats are ridiculous. They are so stupid good. It took a lot of self control to not eat the entire package I had bought. If you haven’t checked out their meats yet, do it. DO IT NOW. So I tend to talk about myself a lot on this blog. But I actually really do like other people and other things!! So I wanted to share some of my favorite things out there, like some of my friends companies, blogs, and just some of the best websites out there! Sharings caring. Fact. ]]> Apple & Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:33:20 +0000 Apple & Bacon Stuffed Pork ChopsSo last week was the week of dinner parties. One day, we had James & Brady over for make your own tacos (we served Primal Palate’s Tongue and Liz brought Elana’s Dirty Cauli Rice – yum!). Then we hosted a cookie making party and dinner with FitDaffy. On Sunday, we had our Meetup. And in the middle of it all we had my dad and his wife over. I cook for flavor, not for fanfare. Putting on dinner parties fancy enough to show off a little but be kid friendly can be a challenge. Especially 4 times in one week. It was a mentally exhausting week, but we sure did eat like kings. And now we get to play a game of This Week in Red (ground) Meat! For my dad, I wanted to make a glamorous Paleo meal… we’ve been trying to get them on the wagon. We thought the half dozen baking pork chops we had from our local butcher would be just the thing. Stacy had originally wanted me to make her this recipe, but I couldn’t find the link. Having just triumphantly made a bacon chicken, I had bacon on the brain and thought it’d be a perfect pairing with the fresh farmer’s market York apples we’d just acquired. By the way, while this meal was made by me independently, I’d be remiss not to mention that in writing this post I found something similar here and she got the idea from the Food Network. Sometimes something is so awesome that everyone instinctively does it. ]]>