Kabobs in a skillet

No these are not actual kabobs. But if you want kabobs use stew meat instead of ground beef, use red onion instead of green onions and pile everything on a stick then BBQ it up. This is a skillet meal full of veggies. Its a lil spicy. So good! Try it today.

~Kabobs in a skillet~
2-3 lbs Ground beef
1 pkg cherry tomatoes
1 green bell pepper, diced into chunks
1-20 oz can pineapple chunks
3 scallions
1-10 oz pkg sliced mushrooms 
3-4 Tbs Coconut oil
1 tsp Minced garlic
1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
9 dashes Chili pepper flakes
S & P to taste

Heat oil in skillet
Add garlic and stir 30 sec
Add mushrooms and brown mushrooms
Add beef, bell pepper, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings
Brown beef and soften bell peppers stirring occasionally 
Add pineapple and tomatoes cook until warmed turn off heat
Add scallions and mix in
Taste and adjust seasonings if needed
Serve and enjoy! 😊

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Jengonepaleo

Hi readers!

Recently I was talking to someone about my site and I realized I needed to make something important clear: that is the purpose of my site. Like my tagline says, this blog is about healthy eating, healthy cooking and healthy living. More specifically, this is a recipe sharing blog. I have been paleo for 2 years now. When I first started I didn’t know what I was doing and barely knew how to cook let alone create a recipe. Now that I have lots of experience and self-training, I branch out often creating recipes out of an idea of what sounds good or based off another recipe or combination of recipes. To be clear, not all the recipes here are my own. When they are not, I say so or provide links to the original. I also share where I got my inspiration. I hope you are encouraged by my story and start making recipes. Whether you use my blog, another blog or a combination of sources, please search out what sounds good, get in a store to get the ingredients, get in your kitchen and cook! I wish you all the best! Happy shopping! Happy cooking! Happy eating!

Jenny’s savory meatballs

So proud I came up with this recipe on my own. Well I got some help from google of course! It’s been about 2 years now since I made the switch to the paleo lifestyle. I’m really enjoying it. It wasn’t easy in fact it was hard work. But now I’ve come to a place of enjoying cooking. I have a system in place and I’m really organized. Being on top of things is the key to success. I started out just following other people recipes and eventually I was able to create my own. I take so much pride it that! I still use other people recipes though because over the years I have found some great meals. I hope you enjoy this creation and come back for more!

–savory meatballs–
2 lbs ground beef
1 Tbs trader joe’s 21 seasoning salute blend
1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
2 eggs, whisked

Mix just to combine and form into about 14 equal sized meatballs (a little bigger than the size of a golf ball).

–tomato sauce–
1-14 oz can organic diced tomatoes
2-6 oz cans organic tomato paste
1 Tbs dried basil
2 tsp granulated garlic

Mix to combine.

–Jenny’s savory meatballs–
Savory meatballs
Tomato sauce
Oil

Grease a crockpot with oil of your choice enough to coat bottom and halfway up sides of crock. Add meatballs. Top with sauce. Cook on high about 2 hours until internal temp reads 140-160 degrees (140 a little pink-medium, 160 no pink-well done).

Whole 30 day 2

Meal 1

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It’s not the prettiest picture or the coolest meal but it’s delicious and gets the job done: 3 scrambled eggs, a large handful steamed green beans, and 4 oz or so of seasoned taco meat with a banana. I am reusing recipes from the past do click links to see them. I outline how I make my eggs in the microwave below. It’s so fast I never scramble eggs on the stove anymore! I also had a cup of coffee with 1/3 cup or so of canned coconut milk.

Scrambled eggs

I googled how to do this and tried it with coconut oil and water instead of butter and milk.

3 eggs
Coconut oil
Water
Salt and pepper to taste

Grab a bowl and add coconut oil (enough to coat the bowl-don’t be stingy, the added fat is good for you) and microwave 30 seconds until oil is melted. Swirl oil around to coat bowl. Then add eggs and a splash of water. Whisk eggs well and microwave for 1 minute (longer if you use more eggs). Stir eggs and return to microwave for 30 second intervals stirring between until fluffy and no longer soupy. Add salt and pepper to taste when finished (don’t add before or it toughens eggs). Enjoy!

Meal 2

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It’s not a great picture because it’s a packed lunch and the air turned the avocado gray. But still tastes great. In the bag is a pear sliced. In the Tupperware is cut up pot roast (recipe below), microwave sweet potatoes , steamed broccoli, and leftover pico-guac. Click on the links for the repeat recipes 😊

Pot roast

My father-in-law gets meat at a great rate from a butcher so I sometimes shop from his freezer 😊 I got this beautiful roast from him and slowed cooked it on high for 4 hours with cut up 3 large sweet potatoes. I put a little olive oil then the whole roast and cut up sweet potatoes in the crock pot. I added a lot of coconut oil to add fat to the meal and help soften the sweet potatoes. I seasoned with lots of garlic powder, salt, pepper and a little red chili pepper flakes. To get the right seasoning you have to experiment and learn how much to use to suit your tastes. In general, more is better than less so feel free to sprinkle away! I
Mixed everything really well and rubbed the seasonings into the meal real well. I set the crockpot to high and cooked for 4 hours. I stirred the potatoes three times throughout the cooking process to ensure even cooking. It was done when potatoes were soft and the meat was 155 degrees internally.

Steamed broccoli

It’s really simple. Put broccoli in a bowl add some water cover and microwave until softened to your liking.

Meal 3

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I’m trying to eat up what’s left in my fridge. So I had the pot roast from meal 2 (see recipe above), microwaved sweet potatoes from meal 2 (link above) with pico guac and the cucumber tomato salad from yesterday. See yesterday’s post for links and recipes 😊

Here’s the link to yesterday’s post

https://jengonepaleo.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/whole-day-1-update/

Whole day 1 update

Just call me a liar. I posted my dinner plan and it changed. But the alternative is fantastic.

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Hello gorgeous! This is the same taco seasoned chicken from lunch. On the side are my sweet potato fries with pico-guac and cucumber tomato salad with homemade dressing. Yum yum yum! Note: I used coconut oil instead of olive oil for the fries. Either will work.

Pico guac

I mix trader joes hot pico de gallo in with guac delicious!

1 avocado
2 heaping spoonfuls pico de gallo
A squeeze of fresh lemon juice
A teaspoon or so of minced garlic in a jar (less if using fresh)
Salt and pepper to taste

Add avocado to a bowl and spoon in pico de gallo. Squeeze a little fresh lemon juice in and add garlic. I add about 7 shakes of salt (yes I count as I shake) and a lot of pepper. Mix and smash avocado while mixing. Taste and adjust seasoning. Enjoy on top of sweet potato fries. Mm mmm mmmm!

Cucumber tomato salad

Makes enough for two people so add enough veggies for two people. Probably half a cucumber and a tomato. I has a bunch already chopped up so I just used four large handfuls for this recipe.

Chopped cucumbers
Diced tomatoes
4 teaspoons olive oil
Juice from half a small lemon
Salt and chili powder, to taste

Add veggies to bowl drizzle olive oil back and forth all the way across the bowl and back two times (about 4 teaspoons oil). Squeeze half a lemon over veggies and sprinkle with a little salt and chili powder. Mix up and taste. Adjust seasoning as needed. Enjoy as a side dish 😊

Whole30 day one

Check out my taco seasoned meat post to get the recipe for taco seasoning used in my meals today it is the recipe for the meat I had in breakfast. For the veggies I heated some olive oil and added chopped up zucchini and bell peppers and sautéed on medium to soften the veggies the turned down heat to cook them slower. They’re done when softened to your liking. For the chicken I coated it in olive oil and sprinkled with lots of taco seasoning and put on a hot BBQ until the internal temperature reached at least 165 degrees. At dinner I’m having more chicken with steamed green beans. I buy these frozen and defrost them overnight in the fridge them microwave them until softened to my liking. That’s all for day one! Here’s a picture of breakfast: eggs, taco seasoned meat and the sautéed zucchini and bell pepper.

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