This is a remake of Chicken Marbella originally from the Silver Palate cookbook and featured in Epicurious. The original recipe calls for a whole cup of brown sugar and uses prunes. It’s not that hard to take classic recipes and remake them to fit the way I eat. This requires a little planning ahead of time because the chicken needs to marinate for several hours (or all day) in the fridge before cooking.
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My friend Julie was at a local Vietnamese shop recently and she picked me up some sweet potato glass noodles.
The only ingredient is sweet potato starch. I’d never used them before so I googled for recipes and decided on this one from Steamy Kitchen. I changed a few things (oil, sweetener, adding some protein) and was happy with how it turned out. It seems like I end up cooking the same things over and over, so it was nice to make something different for a change.
You could totally use whatever vegetables you have on hand and use any...
I have a friend who is famous. And what’s she famous for? Her cooking, of course. Well, that and her awesome hair…I’ve always wanted her hair. She is a food writer (check out her contributions to mom.me here…she is hysterical) and she’s also a fabulous chef who has catered for the likes of John Stewart and The Daily Show. You can check out her blog (not currently blogging, but still lots of great recipes there) or maybe you’ll be able to catch one of her cooking segments on CNBC Charlotte Today. Needless...
Mr. Swiss Paleo is an amazing cook. He’s actually much better at it than I am so, of course, I let him do a lot of the cooking. We might both starve if he didn’t 🙂 The other night he cooked up these incredible chicken wings based on a recipe he had seen in the food section of the New York Times. We both decided that next time (and there will be a next time), we need to double this recipe because it was just so good. Sadly, I had no left overs for my lunch the next day.
These are really easy to make, but you need to plan ahead...
I love summer when I can just throw my dinner on the grill and not have hardly any dishes to wash up afterwards. These were quick and easy to put together and tasted delicious served with a big salad of mixed greens. You could also slide some bell peppers, onions or other veggies onto the skewers with your chicken.
4 chicken breasts, chopped into bite size pieces
1 Tablespoon Cajun spice mix (click for recipe)
Fresh sage leaves, one per bite size piece of chicken
Prosciutto for wrapping the chicken (about 200 grams total), cut...
This is a meal that presents really well and looks like you put effort into it, but actually it’s super fast and easy to make. It’s a recipe that I adapted from something in Donna Hay’s ‘Off the Shelf’ cookbook. I’ve just borrowed several cookbooks from a friend and will be seeing what I can “reinvent” in a real food paleo way.
1 eggplant, cut lengthwise into slices
4 chicken breasts (we only made 3)
400 grams (14oz) can of whole peeled tomatoes, drained and quartered
I loved my grandpa more than anything. He always made me feel like I was his favorite person in the world. He and my grandma were farmers for many years and some of my very first memories are of being on their farm and hearing the coffee percolating in the morning. After they sold their farm, they became truckers and drove a big yellow and green Mayflower truck. I can’t tell you how excited I would get when that truck pulled up in front of my house. He just did things that I’ll never forget. When I was taking a foreign language...
This recipe came about because this was all I had in my fridge. Slim pickings that I had to put together to make a meal or I had to go shopping. I’ll do anything to avoid going shopping if I can. So…I had some chicken, a few pieces of bacon, a few mushrooms and only one sweet potato.
This is what I came up with and it was easy and tasty. Next time, I would add some diced up sweet potato to the chicken and bacon mixture to thicken it up, and I would probably add more sweet potato slices on top since they shrink. You could easily...
After we made (and loved) Naan Bread to go with some Tikka Masala a few weeks back, Mr. Swiss Paleo’s head has been filling with ideas of how we could use this naan bread in other recipes. We both love Gyros, so it wasn’t long before we decided this would be our next recipe to try.
We had the best gyros ever at this little place in Istanbul, Turkey last year. We walked past the guy in the morning as he was making his meat spyre and we came back again in the afternoon and ate some. Traditional gyros are served in a soft flat bread...
I remember when I had my first ever pomegranate. I was in the 6th grade and had been begging my mom to buy me one for weeks. They were the “cool” food to bring in your school lunch and I really (desperately) wanted to be cool. The day finally came when a magical pomegranate appeared in my brown paper lunch bag. Unfortunately, I had no idea how to eat it. I cracked it on the ground to try and get it open and that actually worked. Then I found all of the beautiful ruby red seeds inside, and again, I wasn’t quite sure how to...