Thursday, February 27, 2014

Rosemary Chicken w/ Cauliflower Mash

 This rosemary chicken recipe my mom made for us kids when we were younger. The cauliflower mash is a newer recipe, which originally was a fail, but the second time I made it my husband loved it. It's creamy and delicious. You won't even believe it's cauliflower.

Rosemary Chicken
Serves 4-6

Ingredients: chicken thigh and legs, onion, carrots, celery, rosemary, salt, pepper and olive oil 

First salt and pepper:
• 1 lb chicken thighs
• 1 lb chicken legs

In a well-oiled skillet place the salt and peppered chicken. Cook each side for 8 minutes, then remove from the skillet and place in a baking dish.

Without cleaning the skillet {just add a tsp or two of olive oil} saute for 10 minutes:
• 1/2 an onion finely chopped 
• 1/2 cup chopped carrots
• 2 chopped celery

*may add other vegetables like broccoli and  mushrooms

• 2 sprigs of rosemary finely chopped
• a juice of one lemon

Remove from heat and place the vegetables under the chicken

Add to the baking dish:
 2 1/2 cups chicken broth 
{this should fill the dish about 1/2 way, adjust accordingly by adding more or less chicken broth}

Place in a preheated oven at 425 and cook for 40 minutes

Great with brown rice and cauliflower mash {recipe to follow}

Cauliflower Mash
Makes approx. 4-5 cups

In a large pot boil:
• 1/2 an onion
• 1 cauliflower head chopped into eighths

Bring to a simmer and cook until completely cooked through, approx. 30 minutes. Better to over cook.

Remove from heat and strain the water

Place the cooked cauliflower and onion in a blender
{I use my Vita-mix. If you have a smaller blender you may have to do this in portions}

Add to the blender:
• 1-2 Tbsp butter {I use ghee}
• Enough chicken broth to blend {approx. 1/4 cup}
• salt & pepper to taste

Blend all together and there you go! Cauliflower mash :)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Paleo Meatloaf

I have never had meatloaf before I made it this time. I was encouraged to start eating beef because of my anemia and my aunt said the best way to start was to incorporate it into a meatloaf. So, here it is. A turkey, beef meatloaf that is Paleo, easy, and delicious!

Paleo Meatloaf
Makes 1 meatloaf

Ingredients: ground meat {turkey & beef}, eggs, almond flour, coconut flour, onion, kale, bell peppers, chili powder, salt, garlic cloves, oregano, cayenne, paprika, cumin, chili powder, and olive oil

First saute in a skillet with olive oil:
• 1/2 an onion finely chopped 
• 1 bell pepper finely chopped

Saute for approx. 10 minutes on medium low

Add to skillet:
• 1-2 cups of finely chopped kale
• 3 finely chopped garlic cloves
• 1 tsp salt
• 1 tsp oregano
• 1 tsp smoked {or regular} paprika
• 1/2 tsp cayenne
• 1 tsp cumin
• 1 tsp chili powder

Mix all together and cook for a few minutes and then set aside

Mix together in a bowl:
• 2 lbs of ground meat {I used 1 lb turkey and 1 lb beef}
• 3 whisked eggs
• 1/4 cup almond flour
• 2 Tbsp coconut flour {or another 1/4 cup almond flour}

It is easiest to mix with your hands, but you can mix with a spoon if you would like. Don't need to mix too much, just enough to incorporate everything.

Add the veggies and spices to the ground meat mixture and mix together

Form the mixture into a loaf and place into a loaf pan. Spread ketchup over the top of the loaf to cover the top completely.

Place in the oven at 350 degrees for an hour and fifteen minutes. 

Let cool for 10 minutes and then enjoy! :)