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EASY 4-Ingredient Baked Mustard Chicken

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Ingredients:

  • Coconut oil
  • Chicken breasts
  • Spicy brown mustard
  • Almond meal/flour

Directions:

Melt a little coconut oil in the bottom of a glass baking dish.  Lay chicken breasts in the dish.  Brush top of chicken breasts with a little spicy brown mustard.  Sprinkle with a light dusting of almond meal/flour.  Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes or until chicken is done. Continue reading

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Summer Berry Pie – No Sweeteners, Just Flavor!

ImagePeople who have been eating paleo and/or cutting sugar (and other sweeteners) for a while generally come to the same observation – food starts to take on a new, heightened flavor.  REAL food takes on a personality of its own.  It’s an amazing transformation!   Continue reading

Luigi Stuffed Mushrooms

ImageMy 4 year old has an addiction – Mario Cart.  We have to closely monitor/ration the minutes of the day that he is allowed to play, and it works as a wonderful motivational tool.  For example: “If you make your bed, put your dirty clothes in the hamper, set the table, etc., you may play Mario Cart for 20 minutes.”  What I didn’t expect was the way Mario Cart would encourage my kid to eat his mushrooms.  He loves mushrooms.  When I cut them up for a recipe, he is always begging to snack on a few mushroom slices from the cutting board.  I credit him for naming this recipe – the first time I placed them on the table in front of him, he joyfully exclaimed, “You should call them LUIGI mushrooms!” Continue reading

Chicken Avocado Salad with Cilantro and Lime

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I tried to find a creative title for this recipe.  I even asked my husband (the “king of puns”) for help. The best thing he could come up with was “A C4 Salad – Exploding with Flavor!”  The title refers to (A)vocado, (C)hicken, (C)abbage, (C)ilantro, and (C)ucumber.  Yeah, I wasn’t loving it.   Continue reading

Cranapple Crockpot Turkey Breast

Turkey.  Cranberries.  Apples.  Does anything shout, “Welcome to November!” louder than these ingredients?  And this is a crockpot recipe that is oh-so-easy to assemble for those busy days when you need to throw something together that will be ready when you come home from work (or the not-so-busy days when you’d just rather be curled up on the couch with a good book and not running around in the kitchen!)  Continue reading

Chicken “Uggas” (Paleo Chicken Nuggets)

I was having a particularly lovely afternoon with L, my just-turned-4 year old, after I came home from work yesterday.  We snuggled together on the recliner, read books, and had some great one-on-one conversation.  The topic turned to recipes, and he started coming up with ideas of things for us to make together.  Continue reading

Easy Spicy Grilled Steak

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Do you ever come home from work and think, “How in the world am I going to make an entire dinner?  I’m hungry NOW!”  With a little planning and a few easy ingredients, you can have something ready in just a few minutes. I’ve been buying meat in bulk lately and freezing the extra, because the stores around here like to “bundle” for cheaper prices.   I knew yesterday that I would want tonight to be a steak night, so I threw a huge sirloin in the meat drawer of the fridge before going to bed last night. Continue reading

Mini Pumpkins with Maple “Cheesecake” Filling

I’ve been in a bit of a rut lately. It’s not an unhappy rut… just one lacking in blog-worthy creativity. I am finishing week 4 of P90X this weekend, and it has been a BLAST this time around, because I have anywhere from 3 to 7 college students joining me every day to work out with me. Granted, they are all more than a dozen years younger than I am, and can frequently kick my bootie, but it makes the whole experience SO much more fun!

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Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding (and what I did on my summer vacation)

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I realize it has been a VERY long time since my last post, and I plan to elaborate a little more on the reasons below…  I tend to get a little annoyed when people pontificate endlessly, and I find myself scrolling and scrolling, all the while thinking, “Get to the point, already!  I want the recipe!” Continue reading

Paleo Sweet and Sour Meatballs

I like looking at pictures of food.  My pinterest boards are almost exclusively filled with food pictures, and I’m a sucker for a beautiful cooking magazine, not because I follow the recipes, but because they always have such great ideas.  Frequently I’ll see a picture and a recipe title, think “Oooh!  I could make something like this!” and run to the store to buy ingredients, never actually looking at the original recipe again.  Such was the case with tonight’s dinner. Continue reading