Buffalo Chicken Pasta Supreme

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Supreme

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I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not but I’ve been a bit absent recently. No new content in a while. And it’s not because I’ve been soooo busy, It’s because I’ve been completely uninspired in the kitchen. Literally either not feeling like cooking at all or just making something simple, OR making something good and then hating the picture and scrapping it.

Finally I broke through that “cookers block” with this dish. I hit it out of the park on this one. It’s gooooooooooood. Really really good. This dish was inspired by Brittany Angels buffalo chicken pasta so thanks for the inspo! I gave it my own twist though and am very happy with it. I also want to thank Raj from The Primal Desire for giving me the pep talk to get back into the kitchen. I needed that buddy, thanks!

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The differences I made were simple but delicious. I pre seasoned the chicken and cooked it in small chunks with a bit of oil, making it crispy and delicious. I saved any scrapings from that for the sauce. And the sauce got changed up a bit with different coconut milk ratios, spices, and I added in broth. I also added tomatoes and spinach in for some extra veg and flavour. In the end I love the way this dish turned out and I hope you enjoy it! It’s one of those meals that makes eating paleo seem soooooooo easy. Even if it’s not.

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Supreme

Number of servings: 4

Per Serving 382 calories

Fat 29 g

Carbs 12 g

Protein 21 g

4

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Supreme

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken thighs (remove bones and any extreme excess skin)
  • 2 tbsp franks red hot sauce
  • 1 tsp dried italian herbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp ghee (or cooking fat of your choice)
  • 1 packed cup chopped spinach
  • 1 tomato, diced
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  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup broth (chicken, beef, etc)
  • 2 Tbsp franks red hot sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • spaghetti squash, zoodles, or your favorite paleo noodle to serve over.

Instructions

  1. make sure you prepare your noodles of choice
  2. De-bone and cut the chicken into 1” pieces. Place in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Add the hot sauce, herbs, salt, and pepper to the bowl and mix until the chicken is fully coated.
  4. In a medium saucepan melt the ghee over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning occasionally until crispy on the outside and cooked through on the inside (about 15 minutes). Add the tomatoes and spinach to the pan and stir until wilted. Remove from pan, drain any excess oil but leave any yummy crispy bits behind.
  5. Start the sauce: Combine the coconut milk, broth, red hot sauce, and garlic powder in the saucepan.Whisk to combine. Then whisk in the arrowroot powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Let the sauce bubble and thicken and then remove from heat. Add the chicken and veg to the sauce and stir to incorporate. Serve over spaghetti squash, zoodles, or your favorite noodle.

Enjoy this delicious recipe!

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Sweet potato carrot cake bars

Sweet potato carrot cake bars

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This is a paleo recipe inspired by carrot cake and my need for pre and post workout snacks/ on the go recipes.

It’s cakey in texture, and full of fibre, carbs, protein, and healthy fats. The bulk of the recipe is made up of sweet potato and carrots! And yes, it does still taste good. I swear. In fact you may need to make two batches because I can’t keep these things in stock at my house (I eat them all). If you do double it PLEASE double the pan size as well, the dough is quite wet and cook time might increase if the bars are thicker, fair warning.

This is kinda like what a muffin would be if muffins were as cool as cake. There, I said it.

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Sweet potato carrot cake bars

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Number of servings: 9

Per Serving 103 calories

Fat 4 g

Carbs 14 g

Protein 3 g

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Sweet potato carrot cake bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked sweet potato
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp ground psyllium husk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup raisins or chopped dates

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine cooked sweet potato and ghee in a medium bowl and use a mixer to mix it until smooth. Add in the eggs and honey and blend again. Then add the psyllium, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and baking powder. Blend until fully combined.
  3. Add the carrot and raisins/dates and stir until combined. Lightly grease a 9x9 baking pan with ghee and then pour the batter into the pan. Smooth out the surface,
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 50 – 55 minutes, until it is fully cooked though (check by placing a fork or toothpick in the centre, it should come out clean)
  5. Cool and cut into 9 pieces and enjoy! Store in the refrigerator after it has cooled.

That’s all it takes! I cooked my sweet potatoes in the microwave, in order to speed up the process. This would also be great if you just had leftover baked sweet potato on hand. Either way you do it this will be a delicious morning treat! Enjoy.

Check out my 1 serving sweet potato breakfast cake recipe here.

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Roasted Garlic tomato Soup

Roasted Garlic tomato Soup

This is a recipe for Paleo Tomato Soup, but this is not your regular old canned soup variation. This is a soup recipe with a ton of flavour and kick!

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This soup is particularly dear to my heart because the recipe in it’s original form was shared with me by one of my very good friends. She made it and shared it with me and then lost the recipe, then i share it with her, and I think we went back and forth like that a FEW times. I’ve since lost the recipe, but it’s pretty easy to remember and at least get it pretty darn close to the original. This is my version!

I hope you enjoy this and share it with a friend! It is a perfect winter and fall paleo recipe. It’s also fine for the Whole30 or 21 Day sugar detox which many of you may be doing currently!

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Roasted Garlic tomato Soup

Number of servings: 4

Per Serving 103 calories

Fat 7 g

Carbs 9 g

Protein 2 g

4

Roasted Garlic tomato Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 lb tomatoes (6-8 large tomatoes)
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 2 tbsp. avocado oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup bone broth
  • 1/8 - 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Prepare the tomatoes by cutting the top off of each one, and placing them top up in a glass baking pan. Then slice the top of the garlic head off, exposing some of the cloves tops. Place all in the pan. Drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with the salt, pepper, and cayenne.
  3. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool until you are able to touch the tomatoes. Peel the skin off of the tomatoes and discard. Squeeze the garlic out of the peel and discard that as well.
  4. Add the broth and puree using an immersion blender or regular blender.
  5. Garnish with your favorite paleo or gluten free crackers like i did in these images.

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xo Sam

New year… New Wings Recipe.

New year… New Wings Recipe.

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That’s how it usually goes, right? New year…more paleo chicken wings…something like that!

Okay I know it’s usually new year new you, but I’m not feeling it this year. In fact I feel like the same old me except a bit more tired and out of routine than usual. I want to whip things up but not with some stupid resolution i’ll forget in 10 minutes, but rather with clear cut goals and ideas for my future to work towards. I’ve already gotten my license and a ‘new’ car in the past week so I just want to keep on rollllling with those successes! I see a bright future, but I must make it so.

Right?

Okay so back to chicken wings. Not sure what happened there. I swore I wasn’t going to talk about the new year. Darn.

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These wings are an adaptation from a recipe I used to LOVE! Unfortunately the site the recipe was on is no longer in existence. Or my google skills have significantly decreased over the past year. Either way I was all ready to make their recipe and then BAM! Could. Not. Find. ANYWHERE! Luckily I had made them once before so I went from memory and came up with these yummy little things.

They are simple and REALLY GOOD! Oh I love these things, and so does the man. you can increase the amount of hot sauce or add a bit of cayenne pepper if these aren’t hot enough for ya!

New year… New Wings Recipe.

Number of servings: 6

Per Serving 372 calories

Fat 27 g

Carbs 4 g

Protein 28 g

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New year… New Wings Recipe.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix together all of the spices in a large bowl. Add the chicken wings and mix until they are all covered in the spices. Place in a single layer in a roasting pan with the bottom in (the trick to getting crispy and juicy wings!).
  3. Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, in a small saucepan heat the hot sauce, apple cider vinegar, honey and coconut oil over medium. Bring to a simmer and then remove from heat, set aside.
  5. When the wings have baked 20 minutes, remove from oven. Cover in sauce and replace back to pan, broil 3 minutes and serve.

Tada! Easiest and tastiest hot wings.

If you’re looking for the breaded variety, check out this previous recipe:

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xo Sam

Paleo Sloppy Joes

Paleo Sloppy Joes

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If you’re here for the delicious and quick paleo recipe for sloppy joes, scroll down. If you are here to listen to my sobby life story keep reading. We’ll get to the paleo sloppy joes at some point.

Can I just say that i had a horrible day yesterday!?!?!? Oh my goodness. I lost my keys (they were locked in the laundry room) right before going to work in a snowstorm, and was late for work. On the way into work I came about 6 inches from being taken out by an inattentive driver. Got to work, immediately spilled almost 1L of water and ice all over my desk. Then, when I tried to fix it all with a chocolate bar (plain hersheys…don’t judge me} the machine stole my toonie!!!! It just kept going and going…until my boyfriend came to pick me up and totalled our car on the way. He hit ice and lost control, eventually smashing into a hydro pole. No one was hurt. Remember how I didn’t have keys? So I bussed to the accident in the middle of a snowstorm (we got like 8”?) to get them so I could get home to his parents dog who we are babysitting. Thank god she wasn’t in the car.

Yep. So now we’re stuck trying to get a new car two weeks before christmas. SO. STRESSFULLLLL.

So what does this mean for the blog? Not much, but I’ll probably be doing more budget-y style meals. Don’t have much of a choice at this point. I know things could have been way worse, I am just thankful that my love is okay. I just really needed to vent so I can MOVE ON!

Since there’s nothing I can do about it now, I’m just going to keep on trucking and do my workout, eat good food, and do homework. Seriously what else can you do right? Sloppy Joes would have been perfect last night…

I recommend doubling this recipe if you are feeding a family. Also a note on the organic ketchup – you CAN leave it out if it doesn’t work for you. Inrease the molasses a smidge in that case. It works for me though and I love the flavor it imparts to this dish! I freaking love ketchup. Can’t lie.

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Paleo Sloppy Joes

Number of servings: 3

Per Serving 303 calories

Fat 9 g

Carbs 23 g

Protein 35 g

3

Paleo Sloppy Joes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb grassfed beef
  • 1 c diced onion
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup organic ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp Blackstrap Molasses
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Over medium heat, put the oil in a medium frying pan and add the onions. Cook for two minutes, until slightly softened. Add the ground beef and stir until browned.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the remaining ingredients. Pour into the pan and bring to a simmer. Let cook until it forms a thick sauce, remove from heat.
  3. Serve over your favorite gluten free bun, sweet potato slices, or just as it is, with a fork!

Why not check out a couple of my friends bun recipes to go with this one?
The curious coconut’s AIP Dinner rolls

Paleo Fondue’s Sweet Potato Buns

A Girl Worth Savings’ Hamburger Buns

I really hope you enjoy this one!

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xo Sam

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