As I’ve mentioned in the previous post, I love the Practical Paleo book. For lunch and dinner I put a twist (and by twist I mean omitting a few spices and ingredients – nothing too crazy. I’m no master chef here) on a few recipes. The recipe calls for:
- 2 bell peppers, halved and cleaned
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil or bacon grease
- 1/2 large onion, diced
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
- 4 cloves of garlic, pressed or chopped.
- 1/2 cup diced tomatos, fresh or canned (omitted these – ran out of tomatoes)
- 1 lb ground beef, bison, turkey, or chicken
- 6 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
- Extra basil leaves for garnish
So with my spin on the recipe, I sauteed the onions in coconut oil and then tossed in the ground turkey, followed by garlic, basil, salt and pepper. After that was done I scooped it into the bell pepper halves and put it in the oven at 375 F for around 10-15 minutes. I had some leftover so this is perfect for me to refrigerate and reheat tomorrow or another day for an easy lunch.
Dinner was the hit. I love the Smoky Chicken Wings recipe in this book. Definitely is a keeper for my regular dinner rotations.
Since there isn’t a link on their website, balancedbites.com for this recipe either, I’ll quickly summarize it. Basically, toss a dozen chicken wings in coconut oil and then in the spice blend. The spices I used were – smoky paprika powder, salt, pepper, and onion powder. (The spice blend in the recipe calls for some ground cinnamon and chipotle powder but I somehow forgot that…) After that stick it in the oven at 375 F for 30 minutes or so and they’re good to eat. Fairly quick and effortless I would say (one of the reasons why this is a keeper – the flavor is great too, love the kick from the paprika)
I roasted some zucchini by drizzling some coconut oil over it, then sprinkled with some salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stuck it in the oven for 20ish minutes and had them as a side.