I’m not sure if I have complained enough this week about my oven, and my laptop both crapping out. Oh, also, I think my 15-year-old dog is on the way out too. But hey, why not stick with a paleo diet when it offers you no cheese whatsoever?
All right, I did have nachos once this week. Once. And I felt horrible after, and I’m realizing that I feel a zillion times better if I stick to (at the least) a dairy-free, refined-sugar free and duh, gluten-free diet. I have added the occasional legume and even less occasional potato (in fact, I was planning on eating a baked potato the night my oven died but refused to debase the ‘tater by popping it in the microwave, so still, no white potatoes that are not on the approved paleo list) to my diet. Also, I’m still trying to figure out coconut amnios. I mean, it’s good, but what a weird new thing to be eating on the regular.
I said before that I have a hard time understanding how rice and beans are a bad thing, and again, if my body is telling me anything it’s that I can also eat rice and/or beans and feel good. So. Here are my final paleo meals, even though I’m going to keep this diet close to my heart. I just can’t ditch the r ‘n’ bs. Can’t do it. Oh, and I’ve had corn products twice. I don’t think it’s a bad idea to limit corn, but it’s not on the bloating, tired, making me hungry list.
So yeah, that’s a sweet potato and pork dinner. Simple. Throw your pork loin in a crock pot with your choice of spices and sauce and bake up a sweet potato. YUM. Clearly I baked this before the oven gave me the finger.
This? This is a desperate attempt at paleo lunch while dining out wherein I got a burger, topped it with avocado, and laid it out on a bed of greens. Sweet potato fries are my side (as you can see, my guilty pleasure is sweet potato, which is actually sad, when you think about it).
I still did the eggs for breakfast thing because the husband was out of town and I had no time (or oven!) to do anything else creative. And then I had this deliciousness which looks nothing like Crunchy Mama’s paleo sesame chicken, but tasted freaking divine.
Crunchy Mama’s Sesame Chicken (Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
via Crunchy Mama
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 15-20 minutes
2 lb chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized cubes
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 TBSP untoasted sesame seeds
1/2 cup tapioca flour
fat of your choice for frying – coconut oil, avocado oil or olive oil
1 TBSP coconut aminos
1 TBSP tapioca flour
3 TBSP coconut aminos*
2 TBSP balsamic vinegar
1 TBSP dry sherry
2 TBSP raw honey
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp tapioca flour
1 tsp sea salt
1. Allow chicken thighs to marinate for 30 minutes.
2. Heat your fat of choice (I skipped the ghee for olive oil and felt like a bad paleo, but you know) in a large skillet on medium. Roll chicken pieces in tapioca flour and place in skillet evenly. Allow chicken to brown and crisp on each side.
3. Mix sauce together with whisk.
4. Remove chicken from skillet and drain. Reserve 2 tablespoons of oil/fat in pan and sautee three minced garlic cloves over medium heat.
5. Add sauce to skillet and heat and mix thoroughly. Return chicken pieces to the skillet and cook for 2-4 minutes. Add sesame seeds and mix.
Makes: 6 servings