The Foodee Project » modrss - Article Feed Search our paleo and primal recipes to create your weekly grocery lists. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 21:18:33 +0000 hourly 1 Lamb Meatza with Balsamic Reduction sauce Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:53:04 +0000 Lamb Meatza with Balsamic Reduction saucePreheat oven to 350F Cut the grapes into halves or quarters and in a small sauce pan, add balsamic vinegar. Bring to a quick boil over medium high, cover and reduce. Let sit for a few minutes Don’t be shy – get your hands dirty! Mix onions, lamb, garlic, and mint leaves. Roll into a ball and do your best to squish into a patty shape. Bake for ~12 minutes in a skillet. What I usually do is (depending on if it’s a high fat or low fat day or what macros I have/still need to hit) take the patty out and drain the fat. I put it back in flipped over for another 3-4 minutes. When I take it out, I blot with lots of paper towel – warning! The more fat you remove the drier and less tasty the meat will be! Spread goat cheese/apple sauce and top with pea shoots. By now your grape reduction should be nice and thick – take the lid off and let it thicken up a bit. Top with grape sauce, bacon and whatever else floats your boat. (Raisins?) Take a picture and send it to your friends so that they can be jealous of your awesome meal ]]> Cajun Chicharrones (Pork Rinds) Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:53:04 +0000 Cajun Chicharrones (Pork Rinds)The BEST road trip snack... ever. Plus it is covered in spicy cajun seasoning! Get ready to get greasy and smell like hot pig. ]]> Pot Roast with Balsamic Onion Gravy Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:53:04 +0000 Pot Roast with Balsamic Onion GravyThere were more important things to tend to than spending long hours in the kitchen – for that afternoon we were picking Brian up at the airport to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with us. It was also his first visit to what we hope will soon be our full-time home in New Mexico, and we wanted him have a good impression of this place that his father and I love so much. What simple dinner might be comforting to a traveler after a long day of changing planes and cramped flying? Pot roast seemed to be the answer – not too fancy, not time-consuming. However it was a special occasion, so I decided to veer a little from my basic recipe and add balsamic vinegar to the braising liquid. Balsamic vinegar enhances the flavor of beef, and when reduced, the gravy has more of a sweet-and-sour zing to it than plain onion gravy. I planned on serving this with roasted carrots and bleu cheese polenta triangles. It turns out that bleu cheese is too “melty” for making crisp polenta shapes…but it makes nice polenta pancakes. Although this meal lacked in presentation, everyone enjoyed it as we sat around the table, relaxing and catching up with where life has taken us. Mission accomplished! ]]> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:53:04 +0000 ]]> Carnitas-Stuffed Baked Chicken Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:53:04 +0000 Carnitas-Stuffed Baked ChickenI’m about as carnivorous as they come, but I have a confession…as I was prepping the dish I couldn’t help but feel a little guilty. I was washing and patting dry my chickens and it occurred to me that, damn, I hope my ultimate purpose in life isn’t to be disemboweled, have pork shoved up my hoo-hah, and tossed in the oven. But then again, this chicken made Ross and me very, very happy. ]]> Cajun Stew Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:53:04 +0000 Cajun StewThere are a few substitutions that you can play around with in this recipe. The first is the kielbasa. The recipe I used called for linguiça. If you can’’t find this,you can use kielbasa,like I did,or chorizo. The original recipe also called for tasso,or if you can’’t find that,Black Forest ham. I didn’’t use either and,while I haven’’t tried it with,I didn’’t think the recipe suffered one bit. If you want to use more vegetables,that would be fine too. I actually doubled the amount in the original recipe and I’’m happy I did. They add thickness and a nice texture contrast. The shrimp is up to you. I think it’’s beyond wonderful,and probably my favorite part in the stew,but I know it can be expensive. If you can’’t find shrimp on sale,I suppose I can go along with omitting it. But I must insist – stock up on frozen shrimp whenever it’’s on sale. It’’s a great way to get some seafood in your diet and it defrosts quickly. ]]> paleo shepherd’s pie Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:53:04 +0000 paleo shepherd’s pieShepherd's Pie is a traditional English dish. In Britain it is generally made with lamb or mutton; in this recipe I have made a simple ground beef shepherd's pie and added bacon for extra flavor. Shepard's pie is often referred to as "cottage pie," by the English; it is a casserole made of cooked meat and vegetables that is then topped with mashed potatoes and baked. I have made this dish into a Paleo casserole by using Mashed Cauliflower for the topping. This reduces the glycemic index of the dish and increases the nutritional content, since cauliflower is a super food. I based my recipe for ground beef Shepherd's Pie, on this Shepherd's Pie recipe from As you can see, I made some adjustments. First, I eliminated the tomato sauce, as research from Dr. Loren Cordain points to the possibility that tomatoes contain immune disrupting lectins (I have therefore eliminated them from my diet as I have MS). I also did not use coconut milk in the mashed cauliflower topping, and skipped the Worcester sauce (since I'm too lazy to read ingredients and prefer to use the simple spices in my spice rack). ]]> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:53:04 +0000 ]]> Sweet Potato Steaks with Chevre Relish Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:53:04 +0000 Sweet Potato Steaks with Chevre RelishSometimes the most beautiful accidents come out of having nothing in the pantry. Pecan, celery, orange and pineapple relish mixed with goat cheese tops roasted slices of sweet potato, making for a tangy, slightly sweet appetizer. ]]> Crock Pot Carnitas Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:53:04 +0000 Crock Pot CarnitasLydia’’s recipe submission is perfect for single-eaters,families on the go and those of us looking for an easy,no-fuss meal. Crock pot cooking is fast and convenient – you do the prep,and the cooker does all the hard work for you. It’’s healthy – when fresh ingredients are cooked at a low temperature,you retail the natural juices,vitamins and minerals from your meat and vegetables. And the cooker lets you make a big meal,perfect for freezing for later (or leftover lunches the following day). Mix and match ingredients to suit your fancy – what could be easier? ]]> Chili Chili Bang Bang Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:53:04 +0000 Chili Chili Bang BangIn the past few weeks,my pregnancy cravings have gone in a different direction than before--these days,I'm content to eat a bowl of chili nearly every night for dinner (and sometimes even for breakfast and/or lunch,too). I don't know what it is about it--maybe it's the season change. Or the fact that chili is so hearty,meaty,and filling. Obviously I have a thing for comfort foods. But hey,at least they're healthy comfort foods,right? Chili is one of the most well-loved and easily converted Paleo Pot-of-Goodness meals around. There are hundreds (thousands,probably) of different chili recipes floating around the internet for you to enjoy. And with most recipes,all you need to do is omit the beans (remember that whole lectins thing?),and you're all set. People in Texas have it right from the start though: Authentic Texas-Style Chili is never made with beans--and chili purists there insist that beans are just thrown in for fill er. Word. The chili I grew up eating was a lot like the type of chili you' ]]> Asparagus Basil Salad Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:53:04 +0000 Asparagus Basil SaladThis super healthy Asparagus Basil Salad is a not just nutritious,it's a treat for the palate. Trust me,it's delectable,especially right now using wonderfully ripe vegetables at peak season. I found this recipe in Sunset Magazine. Actually,I didn't find it,our family friend Mrs. Rose found it and made it for Mr. Rose's 75th birthday,a fabulous little gathering that the boys and I attended when we were in Davis,California visiting my folks a couple of weeks ago. For those of you that commented on my last post,The Gluten Free Diet,about family and friends that don't understand,accommodate or respect your dietary restrictions (or eating plan,as I prefer to say) Mrs. Rose made tons of gluten free food for us! And so,a yummy dinner was enjoyed by all. ]]>