hi!! haven’t blogged in quite some time…it’s definitely overdue. a lot of things happened since the last time i was on here…definitely good changes. 🙂 the bf is now coaching at an amazing box and we LOVE our new CrossFit family! everything happens for a reason…..anyways, we are participating in a nutrition challenge to get back on the paleo lifestyle so of course i’m going to try new recipes! i received two paleo cookbooks for Christmas: Paleo Slow Cooking by Chrissy Gower and Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo. these books are not only filled with delicious recipes but they have a lot of information on the lifestyle. thanks mama kerins!! ❤
so….i made this DELICIOUS side dish — kale with bacon and onion. i actually found this recipe in multiplies paleo websites and recipe books since it’s a common paleo side dish. i regret not cooking this sooner!
- a bunch of kale — i used the 10 oz bag from TJ. it was already cleaned and cut!
- 8 strips of bacon
- 1 medium-sized onion
- cube the bacon.
- dice the onion.
- in a heated non-stick pan, place the bacon and start sauteeing them. depending on how crunchy you like your bacon bits, that’ll determine how long you keep it on there. i like mine crispy!
- when the bacon turns into the color you like, add the diced onions.
- keep stirring the bacon and onions until the onions become translucent.
- add kale. because too much kale for my small pan, i had to add my kale in bunches. i had to wait until some kale would wilt before adding more.
- take a fork and ENJOY that sucker. it’s a perfect side dish for everything!
the sweetness from the onion and the saltiness from the bacon adds an amazing touch to the kale…this is definitely going to be a favorite in our household!
you had me at the name of this dish! i love bacon, chives and sweet potato so imagine all of together….yup! it’s that good.
- 1 large sweet potato
- 3 tablespoons coconut flour
- 3 eggs
- 6 strips of bacon
- bacon fat
- 3-4 tablespoons chives
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
here’s what i did with those ingredients:
- bake or microwave your sweet potato. whatever you please to get it mashable.
- peel and mash sweet potato in a bowl.
- preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- place diced bacon in a skillet and brown it.
- place bacon on a paper towel (and plate) to drain excess fat. don’t throw away the bacon fat. you will use it shortly.
- mix whisked eggs and mashed sweet potato. then add bacon fat and mix.
- add dry ingredients: coconut flour, baking powder, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. mix.
- mix in diced, cooked bacon and thinly diced chives.
- on a lined baking sheet, use a large spoon to drop mixture, shaping if needed. this recipe is enough for twelve biscuits.
- bake for 22-27 minutes.
- let rest.
- add whatever the hell you want…but it’s pretty tasty on its own.
directions for the spaghetti squash:
- cut spaghetti squash lengthwise
- fill half with water and put the other half on top as if to make it whole again
- put in a container that will hold it upright in place
- microwave for 10 mins (longer if it’s bigger)
- let cool for bit because it’ll be HOT!
- pour water out and scrape out seeds
- using a fork, string out the insides of the spaghetti squash. it should like spaghetti.
when i was prepping for my figure competition, my coach put me on a broccoli and chicken diet. it was awful and because of that, i’m sick of broccoli! ….until we discovered baby broccoli aka broccolini. it’s a good side dish for ANYTHING!
- coconut oil
- garlic powder
- grease a pan with coconut oil — heat oil on high
- cut the broccolini in thirds
- once the pan is hot, add broccolini
- add garlic powder, salt and pepper
- keep mixing until you see the broccolini is getting soft.
- take out of pan and enjoy
this is a current favorite for the bf and me. VERY simple to make:
- wash and cut. cut the “butts” off and cut in half.
- preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- drizzle oil and spices on the sprouts in the pan.
- bake/roast for 20 mins.
(if your oven is amazing like ours, then you’ll end up with some brussels sprouts chips too!!)