Posts Tagged ‘Smashby’s PaleOMG Xmas Adventure’

Tonight’s video is not my favorite. Here’s why, yesterday family stuff ran far later than expected, so we didn’t cook anything. That meant today’s video felt more rushed. I just don’t think that the video does the meal itself justice.

NONETHELESS….

Today’s meal, from the PaleOMG website, is a Chicken Bacon Alfredo.

One of my favorite meals as a kid used to be fettucini alfredo with chicken. Until Paleo came along for me, I didn’t know it was possible to have a “pasta” dish without actual pasta. Spaghetti squash has completely changed that view for me, and it is delicious!

For the recipe, I used an Acorn Squash as opposed to Delicata Squash (supermarket availability), and aside from that the recipe was done pretty much to specs.

In the video, I made some dumb choices (mashing spaghetti squash pasta down in the dish, bad explaining of steps, letting segments run too long), but I blame those on how tired I am today. The next video will be better, or at least I promise to try! 🙂

Bottom line, the kitchen smells amazing, I got to eat some bacon tonight, and I really enjoyed the few bites of this meal I had tonight!

Chicken Bacon Alfredo
Prep time: 25 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 35 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients
1 spaghetti squash, cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed
1 larger delicata squash, cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed
½lb chicken tenders
4-6 slices bacon, diced
½ cup canned coconut milk
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried parsley
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
salt and pepper, to taste

In the final meal of my PaleOMG cookfest a few days ago, we decided to make Cilantro Chicken Nuggets!

I will not lie when I say that as we were making the nuggets, our thought was… this doesn’t look very appealing. But as the balls of ground chicken meat started cooking, they began to look more and more like chicken nuggets! Then, when it was time to try them, these PaleOMG creations did not disappoint!

Aside from my one piece of feedback, (that I would have used a bit less cilantro) these were probably the biggest hit of the day. If you try them, let me know what you think, please.

Basic ingredient list below, as usual.

Cilantro Chicken Nuggets
Ingredients

For the nuggets
1lb ground chicken or ground turkey
1 egg, whisked
1 bundle of cilantro, chopped (the more, the better!)
3 scallions, chopped
2 teaspoons sesame oil
½ cup Coconut Flour
¼ teaspoon ginger
salt and pepper, to taste
1-2 tablespoons Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

For the dipping sauce
¼ cup Coconut Aminos
⅛ cup white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon ground stone mustard (from the bottle/container-not powder)
1 teaspoon Raw Honey

The week of delicious PaleOMG recipes continues with a “Spaghetti and Meatball Casserole”!

The reason that those last 4 words are in quotations is because they are neither real spaghetti, nor do I think they make an actual casserole. But work with me, please.

Since I don’t have the silicone cupcake cups Juli uses for a few of her meals, I decided I didn’t want to risk having a dish where paper cups stick to the food and I have about as much success saving the meal as I do peeling a hard-boiled egg.

In today’s video you get to see my amazing style of threading/dethreading a spaghetti squash, and you also get to see me “back seat drive” my mom’s egg-pouring ability. I’d say it doesn’t get too much better than that.

For a snap shot of what I used to make this meal (pasted straight from the PaleOMG page for the Spaghetti and Meatball Bites recipe), check it out:

Spaghetti and Meatball Bites
Prep time: 25 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 45 mins
Serves: 12 (more like 4-6 people, with the way I made it)

Ingredients
1 medium spaghetti squash, cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed
1lb Tropical Traditions Grass Fed Ground Beef
1 (14oz) can tomato sauce
3 egg whites, whisked (adjusted to 5 egg whites)
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried thyme
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon fat of choice (I used bacon fat)