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Louise Hendon | July 26

I wanted to create something that would be visually stunning, and the result was this EBook.  You can download it for absolutely FREE until September 1st, 2012 through iTunes here.

It’s currently only available for iPad, but other versions will be coming out soon.

The easiest way to download it is to go into the iBooks store on your iPad and search for “simple paleo recipes” (or just “paleo recipes”).

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Slow Cooker Bacon & Chicken

Louise Hendon | July 23

I had a bunch of uncooked bacon left over from when I made the avocado bacon explosion, and I wanted to use it in a dish that didn’t involve frying more bacon!  And so I turned to the slow cooker.  But what would it go well with in the slow cooker, I pondered…chicken!

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I always find chicken breast rather dry (I wasn’t even all that impressed with the white meat of Thomas Keller’s Poulet Roti!), and so I thought the fat from the bacon would help moisten the chicken.  I was not wrong.  The bacon (and the olive oil) kept the chicken moist and flavorful!

This was one of the fastest dishes I have ever made – I dumped 5 raw chicken breasts, 10 slices of bacon (raw), 1 tablespoon of rosemary, 2 tablespoons of thyme, 1 tablespoon of oregano, 2 tablespoons of olive oil (I really like this olive oil), and 1 tablespoon of salt into the slow cooker (I use the Hamilton Beach slow cooker) and mixed everything together briefly, then set it to cook for 8 hours on low.  This was the result (after pouring out the liquid).

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Then I shredded the meat and added a bit more olive oil.chicken-bacon-in-container

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Blueberry Chocolate Gelatin Smoothie

Louise Hendon | July 20

I’ve been quite excited about all the gelatin I recently bought.  I’ve experimented with jello already (see here for the delicious recipe), and so today, I decided it was time for a gelatin drink.  Since gelatin congeals when it’s dissolved in cold liquids, it seemed like the idea ingredient in a smoothie!

I start off with my almond coconut milk (you can also use coconut milk, almond milk, regular milk, or just water).  I poured 1 cup into my blender (or use a Vitamix for even better results).almond-coconut-milk

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Paleo Ropa Vieja Recipe

Louise Hendon | July 18

Everything is so much easier in the slow cooker.  So, I decided to try making ropa vieja in the slow cooker too!  In fact, it’s so easy I’ve already made this dish several times over the past few weeks.  I usually get around 3lb of flank steak.  I cut the steak into 2 inch slices (cut across the grain).  Then pan sear the strips on a high heat in a tablespoon of coconut oil.  Sear for about 2-3 minutes on each side.  This just locks in some of those delicious juices.

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Bacon Avocado Explosion

Louise Hendon | July 16

Ok, I know this looks like guacamole, and to be fair, it does taste a bit like guacamole too, but it’s actually a bacon avocado explosion that I threw together this evening!  I was pondering what to do with the avocados that were ripening on my kitchen counter when the idea of crunchy bacon bits flashed across my mind.  Avocado by itself does not have a strong taste, so what better flavoring than bacon?  Are you following me?  Well, regardless, the word, “bacon” should have hooked you!

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Slow Cooker Paleo Chicken Broth

Louise Hendon | July 14

I was at Butcher Bar a few days ago perusing their selection of grass fed beef when I spied some pasture-raised chicken on the top shelf.  It came to $12 for the chicken, but it’s worth it to know where the meat came from!chicken

I have to say that I find chicken really ugly!  Maybe it’s because I don’t cook whole chicken much or maybe I’m just too much of a city girl and seeing something resembling the real animal just freaks me out!

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Paleo Jello (with Berries)

Louise Hendon | July 12

Although store-bought jello (or jelly in British English) is pretty far from paleo (with food coloring and artificial flavors), the main ingredient in jello, gelatin, is actually a naturally occurring animal product.  I had always known that jello came from gelatin and that gelatin came somehow from cows, but it hadn’t really occurred to me that jello, even home-made jello, could be healthy!  Maybe I just equated it with too much added sugar!

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Simple Paleo Mayo Recipe

Louise Hendon | July 9

There are a lot of great paleo mayo recipes out there (e.g., Paleo On A Budget, Paleo Spirit, Fast Paleo), and the ingredients can vary a bit, but the most basic paleo mayo involves:

With those 3 ingredients and a whisk (or blender or food processor or a Vitamix), you can create your very own Paleo mayo!  I tried this for the first time today, and it wasn’t too bad, although I have to say that I highly suggest using a blender/food processor for the job rather than a hand whisk!  I went ahead and made the very basic mayo, but you can spice it up with mustard, salt, or more exciting spices!

[If you want to buy a ready-made Paleo mayo instead of making your own, then try this Paleo Mayo sold on Thrive Market online or you can buy this avocado Paleo mayo directly from Mark Sisson’s website.]

I used egg yolks instead of whole eggs so that the mayo would be less runny.  You can separate out the yolk from the white by simply tapping the long-side of the egg gently on the table until it cracks slightly, then pulling the shells apart into two equal halves.  I then shift the egg yolk from one half shell to the other while letting the egg white flow into a bowl below.  I used 2 egg yolks, which produced about 1 cup of mayo.

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Spicy Carrot Hash

Louise Hendon | July 3

It’s another evening after crossfit and the perpetual question of “what to eat” crosses my mind yet again!  I had some tuna fish salad for lunch (packed in my handy pyrex containers), and now it was time to make a decision about dinner.  I had ropa vieja (shredded beef) in the fridge, cooked the day before in the slow cooker (recipe here), but I wanted something to go with it.  As I scanned the contents of my fridge, my eyes fell on the carrots.  Carrot hash…simple…quick…yum (especially when spiced with both paprika and cumin)!carrots

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Easy Grilled Shrimp Recipe

Louise Hendon | June 22

Since the weather’s been good recently, I decided to make use of the grill a bit more.  Shrimp seemed like a great idea since it’s not something I often cook!  I found a simple and well-reviewed recipe on allrecipes.com and didn’t even have to change it much as all the ingredients were already Paleo-acceptable (except for the tomato sauce, which sometimes contains added sugar if you buy the cans, and so I switched it for 2 tablespoons of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water).  The original recipe can be found here.  It basically consists of marinating the shrimp in a tomato-ey sauce.

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