Salsa

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I’ve decided to share my salsa recipe. It’s super simple and it won’t disappoint. 

You will need:

6 tomatoes

1 bunch of cilantro

3 serrano chiles

1 onion

3 garlic cloves

About 1 tsp sea salt

Juice from about 1/4 of a lime

A blender or food processor
 

Roughly process all ingredients so they’ll fit in your blender/food processor. It was a snug fit, but I got this all to fit in my Ninja. 

   

  

  

  

 

Once you’ve added everything except the sea salt and lime juice, use the pulse setting to process everything down. 

Once it’s your desired consistency, pour into a bowl. Stir in the sea salt and lime juice. Adjust or add more or less as you see fit.  

 

Enjoy over fajitas, ground beef, or with plantain chips!

 

Super Bowl

Many apologies. My schedule was completely disrupted with test planning, discussion-leading, book-reading and my boyfriend’s trip-planning to Indiana of all places…

Super Bowl Menu Ingredient List

  • Meat (Carne Asada, Chicken Breast, Chicken Tenders, Wings)
  • Hot Sauce (Frank’s Red Hot or some other alternative -check ingredients)
  • One cauliflower
  • Avocados
  • Tomatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Jalapenos
  • Garlic
  • Butter Lettuce leaves (aka taco shells)
  • An Orange, A Lime
  • Berries (Whatever seasonal mix you choose- I used strawberries (halved), blueberries, raspberries, and some blackberries)
  • Almond meal
  • Coconut Oil
  • Almond Extract, Vanilla extract
  • Agave Nectar (optional)
  • Mint, julienned (optional)
  • Fat of choice, olive oil
  • Salt, pepper

I’ll post the recipe for the dessert because I actually have that done (but not put together).

Paleo Berry Pie

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, mix your berries, mint, a teaspoon of vanilla extract and a tablespoon of agave nectar (you could even do a squirt of fresh orange juice instead). Set aside in the refrigerator.

For the crust, place 10 oz of almond meal, about 4 tablespoons of coconut oil, about a teaspoon of almond mean and a squirt of agave nectar in a food processor.

Pulse until it forms a crumbly dough.

Grab a pie pan and press your almond meal dough into it.

Bake in the oven for about 15-30 minutes (sorry, I didn’t keep track. Baking is not my forte). It will be nice and golden brown.

When you’re ready to serve, Add your berry mix to your crust. Top with coconut cream if you wish. I think I prefer it to real whipped cream *gasp*

Wings

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Place wings on a baking sheet, brushed lightly with your fat of choice, some salt and pepper.

Once fully cooked (About 30 minutes, I would guess. Be sure to check so you don’t consume undercooked poultry), remove from oven. In a zip top bag or a mixing bowl, toss your meat with your hot sauce.

Note: I’m not a wing fan. Too much effort for not enough meat. I’ll be doing this recipe with chicken breasts that I will cut into bite-sized nuggets.

Cauliflower Fries

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Floret a cauliflower. In a large bowl, toss the cauliflower florets with a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake for about 30 minutes. Flip halfway through. Keep them in longer if you’d like them crispier.

Guacamole

Mash avocados with freshly chopped cilantro, diced tomato, minced jalapeno, minced jalapeno, lime juice, salt and pepper. Season to taste. (You could always just cheat and buy some delicious stuff from here.)

Just grill your meat for your tacos. Stuff your butter leaves and top with fresh guacamole and/or pico de gallo. If you’ve forgotten how to make pico, click here.

Hope you have a great Super Bowl Sunday! Photos will follow.

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