Chillin and Grillin!

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There is something about summer that makes us never want to eat anything but BBQ! I love being outside and chillin with my dog max (follow him on instagram @dogmaximusprime) and my hubby. Who doesn’t love the smell of dead animal and veggies roasting on the grill! Add a Corona to the mix and you’re set for one amazing meal!

For this meal, Shaan spiced up the ribs with garlic, pepper, chili powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder and sea salt. He left them in the fridge overnight to soak up the spiciness!

The veggies I cut peppers in half and threw them on the grill. For the asparagus I lightly coated with olive oil then garlic powder and pepper.

It turned out delicious!

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Spicy Paleo Sweet Potato Chicken Soup

This soup was one of the best I have made!

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Spicy Paleo Sweet Potato Chicken Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 6 chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp Ancho Chili Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper
  • 2 cloves elephant garlic minced
  • 1 bunch green chard chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2-3 peppers chopped (red, green, yellow- your favorite kind)
  • 2 fennel- use about 1/2 of the top, all of the bulb, chopped
  • 4 small sweet potatoes chopped.
  • 4 celery stocks
  • Any other veggies you want to use up in your fridge

Method:

Pour chicken broth in a large pot and turn the stove to medium/high. Add the spices, pepper, ancho pepper, garlic, sea salt (if you use salt). Cut the chicken into small pieces, add to broth. Let chicken cook in broth for about 10-20 minutes as you cut up all the veggies. Add onions first, then peppers, then fennel, then celery. Let cook for about 15 more minutes. Add green chard and sweet potatoes and let cook until sweet potatoes are soft. It took my soup about 15 minutes for the potatoes to be good and soft. Enjoy!

Portobello Paleo Burgers

Tonight we made Paleo Portobello mushroom burgers for dinner and wow these were AMAZING!Image

 

For the burgers-

  • 3 lbs grass fed beef
  • 2 cloves elephant garlic-minced
  • 2 Tbsp cayenne pepper

Mix together with your hands and form into patties.  Cook on the stovetop or grill.

For the veggies we used:

  • Portobello mushrooms (for the bun)
  • Red, yellow and green peppers
  • 1 red onion
  • Romaine lettuce

We also put mustard and ketchup on the burgers. YUMMY!

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Highly Recommended Paleo Book

This weekend we stopped by Barnes & Noble, where we like to spend WAY too much money.  I have been wanting to pick up a copy of Chris Kresser’s new book, The Paleo Code. I’m only about 50 pages in but I’m absolutely loving it! He is amazing! If you haven’t checked out his website you should: http://chriskresser.com/  If you sign up for his newsletters he will also send you 7 ebooks, 3 weeks of Paleo recipes and much more. I have also enjoyed looking around his website and reading articles he posts. He also has a very informative podcast.

I definitely recommend his book if you are thinking about doing Paleo or just wanting to learn more about why you should/should not eat certain foods.