It is 87 degrees today. I wanted to write a Friday Favorites post all about Fall, but I simply can’t do it when I’m sweating and the mosquitoes are biting. What is going on? The weather man says fall is coming back soon so I’m hopeful. And the weather man is always right, you know.
It’s been a busy few weeks around here, but I am happy to say we are slowing back down to our normal, hurried pace and I am again working on recipes for the blog.
The big news is that I have finished Part 1 of Your Paleo Holiday, my e-book chock full of amazing recipes for all your holidays, fall through the Super Bowl. You can purchase it online right now through this link. It will be on sale all day tomorrow, October 20th, for $7.99.
I have to apologize to all my Jewish friends out there because I completely omitted their special holidays in this part of the book. We love studying Jewish history and the significance of all the many feasts and holidays, so you can be sure I will include some paleo versions of those traditional recipes in part 2 of the book.
Also tomorrow, October 20th, 2016, over on Facebook.com/KidCasts, I’ll be making one of my favorite recipes from the book: Spanakopita!!! If you love Greek food you won’t want to miss it. And of course, you’ll want to get your own copy of the book so you can make this amazing dish at home. I’m super excited because I need to make one recipe before the show so I can let viewers see the finished product and then I’ll make one live. That means twice as much spanakopita for me to eat!
Head over to Facebook.com/KidCasts at 11 AM Eastern to watch live. Or check back later and watch the recording.
A couple weeks ago, a reader made a comment about 30 minute meals, how we all want them, but they’re hard to make interesting following a paleo diet. Amen.
I have made it my goal these past couple of weeks to make quick, but still interesting meals. We can all throw together a piece of grilled meat and a salad.
The thing is, 30 minutes is not a lot of time. And with paleo, we are not using convenience products. No mixes and boxes here. I have a couple new recipes that I’m working on for you that are 30 minute-ish. How about that? They’re not quite ready to post because I’m attempting to simplify them a bit and see if I can hit the 30 minute mark. The best I’ve ever done on time is my Beef Stroganoff. That one can truly be finished in 30 minutes, but you can’t dilly dally. Actually, you can’t get any meal together in 30 minutes if you’re goofing off. You have to be focused and prepared. One tip for quicker cooking: always, always read the entire recipe before you start – preferably earlier in the day or even the day before, just to be sure you have all the ingredients and you know what you need to do.
This week I give you two recipes that are NOT done in 30 minutes. But they are worth the time. The first is Creamy Salsa Chicken. You can make this in a crock pot or a dutch oven. It takes a few minutes to prep then it’s hands off till dinner time. And it’s super delicious. My kids loved this one.
The second recipe I’ve posted for you this week is my Super Simple Paleo Granola. You can read the recipe, but in short I’ll tell you that I have a thing for cereal so I just had to come up with a granola recipe that I truly love. I finally hit on just the right combination of ingredients that gives this granola the rich, buttery, slightly sweet flavor that I crave.
Last, but not least, is this one pan wonder: Honey Dijon Roasted Chicken and Vegetables – in One Pan! This one is not done in 30 minutes, but it is a fast prep and then you put it in the oven for a while and let it go. And it’s a complete dinner. Sure, you can add a side salad if you want, but it’s not necessary. There are tons of veggies in there.
In the works are some fun recipes using my biscuit recipe from the book: Sausage Gravy and Biscuits and the cool weather staple, Chicken Pot Pie. I know, I know. We are clearly not dieting in this house.
I hope you try these new recipes and let me know what you think.
Please join me tomorrow, 10/20/16, over on Facebook.com/KidCasts at 11:00 AM. It’s always so fun to see your names pop up while I’m cooking.
Happy fall, y’all! I hope it’s not 87 degrees in your neck of the woods. This is what I’m dreaming of right now…