I got my wish and was snowed in today!!
The reason I wished for it is because I have a bad habit of doing too much and get myself totally exhausted. It was nice to have an excellent excuse to just stay in today and relax! Well..I use ‘relax’ loosely since I did cook for quite a few hours..But that is relaxing to me! Here is what I was up to today..
View from my front window this morning..It’s still snowing 8 hours later..
I got out my stack of Paleo cookbooks and got to work!
I just picked up The Frugal Paleo and I am absolutely in love! The recipes have simple ingredients you don’t have to go on the hunt for and most definitely affordable items. Also there are plenty of recipes in here for people who may be paleo-phobic..its just a cookbook full of real tasty food! I bought this book after I did my grocery shopping and the ingredients in here are so basic I was able to make a recipe with items I already had on hand! Fantastic!
My menu for this week:
I want to make a note and say when I cook from cookbooks I do not intend to share recipes if the author did not release them on the web. If you want the recipes you’ll have to purchase the books..Its worth it – trust me!
Pumpkin & Tomato soup from The Paleo Kitchen
Super cozy creamy soup with pumpkin, diced tomato and some coconut milk. Delicious!
Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms with Crab also from The Paleo Kitchen
The original recipe was just spinach and artichokes in a portobello mushroom but I added crab to make it an entree and paired it with organic garden tomato sauce.
Ranch Chicken topped with Bacon & Mushrooms from The Frugal Paleo
The original recipe is just the ranch chicken with mushrooms and bacon but I put it on top of zoodles with spicy arrabiata sauce and buttered carrots. I think I am most excited for this dish!!
This is actually from last weeks menu but I love it so much I had to share! I finally tried Yucca fries for the first time and I am most definitely hooked! Just cut Yucca into fat steak fry-like strips and coat them in the fat of youre choice (I used ghee) and shake on some sea salt and pepper..maybe some garlic or onion powder if you’re feeling extra zesty! Bake in the oven at 400º for about 20 minutes and flip halfway through cooking. Yumma Fries!!
As for snacks this week I will also be making awesome energy bars from Real Life Paleo which is like Epic bars since its organic beef paired with cashews and cranberry..So good! I also have some cut up fruit, raw veggies and Lara Bars. I sort of had a crummy week when it comes to eating right but I am on track with the help from some amazing Paleo recipe makers!