Archive | April 2013

Paleo Curry Chicken Salad

Hey guys!

Sorry for the recent silence on this blog of mine. I still haven’t gotten internet set up at my new place yet! Crazy right? Well, I’m calling the company we chose today, but in the meantime I still really wanted to write something up, so here you go. I’m tethering with my phone to upload this to you. I love ya that much!

What I have to share with you today is a delicious salad that is easy and great to take with you on the go. It’s a flavorful salad due to the curry! It is so good though, trust me. The homemade dressing is only a couple of ingredients and way healthier than any soybean oil crap you could find at a salad bar or in the grocery store. If you pre-cook the chicken the night before, it’s really simple to throw this together in the morning before work, trust me I did it twice last week! The chicken also cooks really quickly when sliced, only takes 5 – 10 minutes.  Take the avocado whole with you too, so you can have it fresh when it’s time to eat!

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I tried to keep the ingredient list short for this one, in order to keep it easy breezy for lunches at work.

Ingredients (for 1 salad)

1 Chicken Breast, sliced (cook more for leftovers if you want!)
2 cups red leaf lettuce, or other salad lettuce of your choice
1 mini cucumber
1 small avocado
1 tsp. mild curry powder

1/2 tsp. mild curry powder
1 tbsp. Tomato Paste
1 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tsp. coconut milk

1. Cut the chicken breast into small strips. Season with roughly 1 teaspoon of curry powder and cook in a frying pan on medium heat in about 1 tbsp. coconut oil until cooked through.

2. Chop up and wash the lettuce. Chop the cucumber. Chop the avocado if eating immediately if not keep whole until its time to eat!

3. Layer the salad: Lettuce cucumber, avocado, chicken. Then pour the dressing on top and enjoy!

Dressing:

1. Spoon 1 tbsp. tomato paste into small bowl or container. Add 1 small tsp. coconut milk. Add 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar and 1/2 tsp. curry powder. Mix together and serve.

The reason I love this salad is it packs so much flavor without a lot of ingredients. Apple Cider Vinegar has a lot of health benefits as well, so its good to have that in your dressing sometimes as opposed to just balsamic. Chicken salad with plain olive oil and balsamic will get repetitive after a while, I PROMISE you!

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I also like that its easy for people who don’t have a lot of time like me. I have been so busy trying to unpack and all of that lately that I have felt like I was a zombie. Today is my first day off alone and I am so thankful for it, I needed it! I was still able to pack this salad to bring to work this past week, so you know it is doable! I know I’ve been whining a lot about this move but it’s not all bad. Check out the badass sunset we had the other day above! That’s our view. The shiny stuff in the middle of the black is the Ottawa river. LOVE it!!! So happy.

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Paleo Simple Sweet Potato Soup

This is something I came up with out of desperation. Everyone says drink your bone broth but I just don’t really enjoy the flavour all by itself. Not enough to drink it straight up at least! I was feeling under the weather though and needed to get it in me, plus I was hungry too. This is what I concocted!

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Simple Sweet Potato Soup

Ingredients
1 c Bone Broth (I used chicken)

1 sweet potato

salt, pepper, nutmeg

Instructions
1. Bake a sweet potato, I microwaved mine to get it done quickly.

2. Using a blender or immersion blender, combine the baked sweet potato with 1 cup hot bone broth. Blend until Smooth.

3. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.

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Yeah, I know, it’s the most basic thing EVER! But it did hit the spot and it was super fast to make too. I already had the broth hot in the crockpot so it made it even more simple. When you are sick and you just don’t feel like cooking, try this!

Sweet Potatoes are full of vitamins and minerals that will help you heal. Apparently ‘1’ (I say that because they vary in size so much!) sweet potato has: 769% of your daily vitamin A, 65% of your daily vitamin C, and a ton of other vitamins and minerals including potassium, manganese, and magnesium. Hmm…I’m deficient in magnesium and manganese, maybe THAT’s why I love sweet potatoes so much. I doubt it though! I just think they taste amazing.

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Upgraded Paleo Pancakes

Hey guys! I haven’t been posting much lately but luckily this weekend my dad HOPEFULLY fixed my computer so it should start taking less than 20 minutes to log in to my computer now, which makes blogging much easier! I’m still super busy getting ready to move (keys in a week! OMG!) so I am definitely a bit preoccupied but I do have something for you :) Just enough time to write this down and run back to packing!

Paleo Pancakes
Instagram pic I shared when I ate them! @canadagirleatspaleo

I’m sure you have all heard of the pancakes that are made with just bananas and eggs. If not, all you do is mash 1 banana with 2 eggs and cook as you would a usual pancake. They are really simple and really good! However, they are sometimes a bit thin and spongy, so I decided to do a little alteration without making them terribly unhealthy.

This change made them a bit more fluffy and totally yummy!! Amazing. I still really like them both ways though. Mmmm this is just the best invention EVER!

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Upgraded Paleo Pancakes
Serves 2

Ingredients
2 bananas
4 eggs
¾ cup unsweetend coconut flakes
½ tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
Coconut oil for cooking

Instructions
Mash the bananas and mix thoroughly with the eggs. Stir in the coconut flakes, vanilla, and cinnamon. Pour into a hot pan with hot melted coconut oil on it. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side!

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They are really simple and really good! I usually eat them plain but I drizzled some apple syrup on them last time for a nice Saturday morning treat.