Bacon Bit Beef Chili

I made this beef chili for my husband’s 40th birthday and it was a huge hit. It qualifies as a Paleo meal minus the beer and sugar. Feel free to omit them or substitute. Ingredients: 2 pounds organic ground beef 3 (15 ounce) cans red kidney beans, drained and rinsed 2 (28 ounce) cans diced…

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Portobello, Avocado & Tomato Sandwich

I am not crazy about all the ‘gluten-free’ products that are on the market right now. A lot of ‘gluten free’ products might be minus the gluten–which some people definitely can’t tolerate–but these ‘gluten-free’ products are often filled with all kinds of other questionable ingredients. Say no to diet fads and yes to what makes…

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In-Season Vegetable Bowl

One of my favorite things about summer is that I can steer away from rigid meal planning and play with what’s in season in the garden. Below is the recipe for a last minute meal I put together the other day with the harvest from Hoople Creek’s CSA basket. This lovely basket of organic, in-season…

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Indian Cabbage Casserole

Ingredients: 1 large cabbage 4 cups cooked lentils (from 1 1/4 cup dry) 1 medium onion, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon paprika (smoked or regular) 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (or to taste) 1/2 teaspoon salt* (or to taste) 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1…

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Paleo Salmon Cakes

This recipe is from Diane Sanfilippo’s book ‘Practical Paleo’. They are make are a high protein meal and are low on the glycemic index. So delicious and super-satisfying! Ingredients: 2 six-ounce cans of wild salmon, drained 2 eggs, beaten 3 tablespoons minced shallots 1-2 cloves garlic, minced and grated 2 tablespoons green onions, minced 2…

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Pumpkin and Black Bean

This is a relatively easy and super tasty meal to combine with rice to form a complete protein. You can add another side of your preferred vegetables such as broccoli or cauliflower or a side of salad. Ingredients: 1 can pumpkin 1 can black beans 1 chopped onion 1/2 tsp thyme 1 tsp oregano dash…

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Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti

Ingredients: 3 medium onions, chopped 1 red pepper, chopped 1 16 oz can of mushrooms 2 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped 1 19 oz can of diced tomatoes 1 680 ml can of roasted onion and garlic organic spaghetti sauce (by Eden) 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 2 tablespoons of real bacon bits 1/2 teaspoon paprika…

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Zucchini Nachos

If you want to avoid grains but you still want to have a pizza, this is a great way to do it while getting lots of fibre. Either slice your zucchini on the length or as disks and add your desired pizza toppings.

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Zucchini Nachos

This is similar to my zucchini pizzas except I used mostly red and green peppers (and some leftover zucchini). I simply cut up some peppers, then topped them just as I would with corn chips (salsa, green onions, olives, chili flakes etc.)

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