• Breakfast,  Dessert

    Pressure Cooker Paleo Banana Bread

    Pressure Cooker Paleo Banana Bread! I bought this awesome electric pressure cooker called an Instant Pot. This thing is king of the kitchen right now! It pressure cooks, sautés, steams, slow cooks, ferments, and lots more! The ability I am most excited about is being able to make cakes and bread in it! I thought this was so neat!! Most of the recipes I found for bread or cake are not Paleo compliant so I had to come up with one of my own! I used this steamed banana bread recipe and substituted ingredients for Paleo ingredients. The results were AMAZING! This pressure cooker Paleo banana bread is dense and moist! I…

  • Dinner

    Paleo Fried Chicken

    Finger Lick’n Paleo Fried Chicken! It’s no big secret that I am a southern girl who was born and raised in Texas. In the South we fry EVERYTHING! Seriously… have you heard of our famous state fair deep friend Oreos or deep-fried margaritas. Yes, that is a thing. Anyway, I digress. What I was really wanting was some good, southern fried chicken. Other Paleo fried chicken recipes with nut flours just weren’t cutting. They ended up soggy or had a strange texture. I wanted a good, crunchy, slightly salty, juicy, fried chicken. I was at the store buying our weekly 15 bags (they are tiny) of plantain chips and I…

  • Side,  Uncategorized

    Fudgy sweet potato brownies!

    MMM. Brownies. Chewy, fudgy, thick chocolate goodness. We have tried several “paleo” brownies and just could not get into the texture or the taste of them so we decided to try our hand at Sweet Potato Brownies. We had an abundance of purple sweet potatoes lying around so we used those instead of the traditional orange ones. They don’t taste any different, but it does make the brownies LOOK darker instead of the orange tinge the traditional sweet potatoes give. I was a little skeptical of these when I was whipping up this recipe, but the results were awesome. The only regret is not having some raw milk on hand…

  • Dinner,  Side

    No Cook Fresh Cranberry Salad

    No-cook fresh cranberry salad! This year we are not able to go home for the holidays so I decided to try to make a few of my mom’s Thanksgiving recipes Paleo! This recipe is one of our family favorites. Most people have some sort of cranberry dish on their thanksgiving table. Most of which are the canned, jello-like “cranberry” or a cooked cranberry dish. This cranberry salad is made with fresh ingredients and is served cold. It is sweet with a slight nutty flavor from the pecan. I actually eat it right out of the fridge. I find that this is better after it sits for a day in the…

  • Side,  Snack

    Purple Sweet Potatoes

    Purple Sweet Potatoes Purple is probably one of my all time favorite colors. Boy was I surprised to find out that PURPLE sweet potatoes existed! We discovered them while looking through Pinterest and I asked our local grocery store to order them for me. It took them a few months to actually get them in, but I was so excited once I had them in my hands! These potatoes are so vibrant and fun to work with. Plus the kids think they are really cool! [wp_ad_camp_1]  Our favorite way to eat them is first baked, then pan-fried in coconut oil. Using this method to cook them does something magical to…

  • Breakfast

    Two ingredient fluffy plantain pancakes!

    I always see the banana pancakes when I scroll through Pinterest and wanted to try them. Bananas in our house never make it to the brown, banana bread stage. Heck, they don’t even make it past the green tip phase before my boys devour them! I bought some plantains to fry in coconut oil and never got around to it. I had these plantains sitting on the counter almost rotting so I decided to try a little experiment! [wp_ad_camp_1] Did you know that plantains are higher in nutritional value than bananas? Per 100 grams plantains have: 2% more iron 3% more magnesium 4% more potassium 16% more vitamin C 21%…

  • Breakfast

    Spaghetti Squash Breakfast Casserole

    Spaghetti Squash Breakfast Casserole Recipe   My favorite stoneware can be found here: www.pamperedchef.biz/katiwoods I am ALWAYS looks for some way to pack vegetables into our mornings. We are notorious around here for a strictly bacon and eggs breakfast. This spaghetti squash breakfast casserole does just that! With six different vegetables and protein it is the perfect paleo breakfast! This dish can be cooked the night before, cooled and refrigerated so that it can easily be sliced and reheated in the mornings! Ingredients: 1 Spaghetti squash 1 pound ground breakfast sausage (ground pork works fine) 2 cups chopped fresh bell peppers 1/4 cup chopped red onions 1 cup chopped mushroom (OPTIONAL)…

  • Dinner

    Supreme Pizza Smoked Fatty!

    Supreme Pizza Smoked Fatty Recently my husband bought a smoker and started to learn everything he could about smoking. For almost 5 weekends in a row we have had smoking parties and smoked every kind of meat we could think of. While on a few smoking sites we ran across fatties. Our imagination went wild with all the things we could stuff in ground meat and wrap in bacon. This is the first one we tried and it was a HUGE hit! This thing tastes just like a supreme pizza! I was really surprised how easy it actually is to put together! It takes a bit of time, but it…

  • Side

    Easy Paleo Mayonnaise!

    Easy Paleo Mayonnaise Mayonnaise is one of those food items that I crave, but unfortunately store-bought mayo is usually made with canola oil and is not a healthy option for Paleo eaters! I was so worried about how long it would take or failing miserably that it was months before I even attempted to make mayonnaise! One day I decided to try it, assuming I would fail, and to my surprise it was so easy I could not believe I waited so long to try it!  I found a recipe online and converted it to a Paleo version the best I could. [wp_ad_camp_2] Ingredients: 1 Egg yolk at room temperature…

  • Adult Lunch box Ideas,  Dinner

    Avocado Chicken Salad

    Avocado Chicken Salad In our house we have two favorites: chicken thighs and avocado. I was really looking for a way to make a Paleo friendly chicken salad to put into lettuce wraps, but all the recipes had mayonnaise in them. I still wanted the creamy texture of chicken salad so I decided to mash-up avocado with chicken and it was a total hit! I could eat this stuff right out of the bowl! This Avocado Chicken Salad is an ultimate summer salad and is so refreshing and delicious! Here is the recipe for the Avocado Chicken Salad we made: [wp_ad_camp_2] Ingredients: 1 whole avocado (Remove pit and dice) 2…