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3 ingredient Kale Chips
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

3 ingredient Kale Chips

Kale chips are super easy to make or can be super easy to mess up!  We know that is true.  They are just so yummy...

Here is what you need to know to make the perfect crispy kale chips!

First take your kale and remove the ribs. You can easily do this by holding the bottom rib from the leaf with one hand and use the other hand to grip onto the rib and move your hand up the leaf separating the two from each other.  Next, either chop or tear the leaves into small pieces and place in your colander.  Rinse throughly then dry.  I like to lay paper towels down on my counter then create an even layer of the leaves.  Top with another layer of paper towels and press down.  You want the leaves dry before baking them into chips.  If they wet... they will burn!  

 

Amatriciana
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Amatriciana

I love starting my Italian cooking with pancetta and onions! This is a great way to make a traditional Italian Sauce.

Amatriciana goes great with seafood, chicken cutlets or even pasta! It does have a different taste than your Italian marinara but once you give it a try…

You will love it.. Sometimes I add capers right before serving! Cooking Italian is certainly my favorite! Enjoy…

 

Asparagus Popover
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Asparagus Popover

My family loves popovers and I enjoy making them for them.  We all so the popover dance together.  I had some fresh asparagus and my Lodge Cast Iron pan was on the stove already to sauté them.  Last minute I decided to create a large popover and I was so happy that everyone just loved it.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family did!  xo Cindy

Note:  My pan is 12 inches and this recipe was developed to fit this pan.  I you have the 10 inch pan you will want to alter the recipe.

 

 

Banana Coffee Cake  with a Crumble Topping
  • Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Banana Coffee Cake with a Crumble Topping

I always think banana bread when those bananas are nice a ripe on the counter.  Today I decided to make more of a breakfast cake in a 9 inch pan.  Slicing the bread with a side of fresh fruit was a  perfect weekend breakfast with our coffee as we sit outside enjoying the amazing Florida weather.

 

Basic Marinara
  • Time: 1-2 hours
  • Complexity: easy

Basic Marinara

I normally double or triple this recipe and freeze them in individual containers. I try to make it basic then depending on the recipe I can add more flavors such as wines or chicken broth. When making a marinara/sauce remember that dried herbs hold their flavor and color when slow cooking. If you are using fresh herbs don’t add them in until you are finished with the cooking process and just before serving. If you have fresh tomatoes then use them starting with 3 pounds.

**Cindy’s Tip!: Use with your favorite recipe or divide and store in your refrigerator or freezer. **

You can also find this recipe in my cookbook: Paleo Italian Cooking

 

 

Best Paleo Sloppy Joes
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Best Paleo Sloppy Joes

At the lake during the summer it's easy to make a dish, get in the boat and head over to a friends house.  I get to have my granddaughter Brooke with me all summer so my dishes need to be kid approves.  

I decided to make sloppy joes then it was easy to wrap and just warm at our friends house.  These were a big hit and fed 5 adults and 6 kids.  There was about 2 tablespoons left in the pan!  

I love veal mixed with my meat as it really lightens up the texture and taste amazing.  You can also use pork or just all meat.  Of course, the kids just knew it was sloppy joes - They all loved it...  

My stomach does not do well with green bell peppers but you can certainly use them in this recipe.  I went for the red and yellow.  This is also a great dish to use your Cast Iron Pan!

Enjoy xo

 

Blackened Seared Yellow Tail Snapper with Sautéed Vegetables
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Blackened Seared Yellow Tail Snapper with Sautéed Vegetables

In Florida we can get some amazing fresh fish.  While at the market I spotted Yellow Tail Snapper wild caught and local.  I had all of the other ingredients to make this amazing dinner for 2.  This is a great dinner if you are following the Paleo diet or a healthy Mediterranean diet

Note:  You don't have to buy blackened seasonings as I am sure all of the spices are at home in your cabinet.  

Julienne is a knife cut where you slice long strips and keep them all in the same length. 

 

 

Cocktail Meatballs
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Cocktail Meatballs

These are perfect for any entertaining!  These will go fast so make plenty!  I serve out of the pot with toothpicks next to them for easy serving.

 

Coconut Crusted Cream Pie
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Coconut Crusted Cream Pie

I love custard and coconut with a little chocolate so this recipe was created.  I was just in my kitchen looking in the cabinet and this is what happened.  So good..  However, I ate the left over custard that was in the pan before dinner.  Needless to say I didn't eat my dinner :)

 

Easy Blackened Pan Seared Red Snapper
  • Time: 15 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Easy Blackened Pan Seared Red Snapper

Seriously! This is the easiest blackened pan seared snapper you will ever make.  This is also amazing.  I served it with haricots vert topped with fried shallots.  I will share that now.

Take a sauté pan over medium heat.  Add in 2-3 tablespoons of oil.  Once the oil is very hot (how do you know it's very hot did you ask?  Great questions - when the oil starts to move to the side of the pan)  Toss in thinly sliced shallots and cook until crispy.  Remove from pan.  Keep oil in the pan.  When ready to make the haricots vert add them to the hot pan with some garlic, salt and pepper.  Cook until tender, remove from pan and top with shallots.  

Next tip! Did you know most seafood departments will provide the seasonings.  Yes, that is true.  We got this snapper at Whole Foods and they seasoned for us.  How easy was that... 

Enjoy xo

 

Eggplant and Sausage Caponata
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: medium

Eggplant and Sausage Caponata

Caponata is a Sicilian dish that was always served as an appetizer.  You can dice it very small and use a dip with endive leaves or prepare chunky.  It is a great accompaniment to many dishes such as a grilled swordfish or over roasted chicken.

Fresh Herb Chimichurri Chicken Kabobs
  • Time: 3-4 hours
  • Complexity: easy

Fresh Herb Chimichurri Chicken Kabobs

Don't you just love fresh herbs in the summer.  We have pots of herbs along our walk way and it smells amazing.  At the lake we do a lot of entertaining and making my Fresh Herb Chimichurri Chicken Kabobs are always a hit!  

I like to marinade the prepared kabobs in the refrigerator for several hours.  Then save some of the pesto to serve along side the kabobs.  Delicious!

Cindy's Tip!  If using wooden sticks be sure to soak in water for at least 30 minutes before preparing the kabobs. That will prevent the sticks from burning while grilling!

 

Grilled Potato Salad
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Grilled Potato Salad

Living at the lake for the summer making potato salad or macaroni salad are served most often.  You can feed a crowd on these sides.  I decided to grill the potatoes and not boil as we normally do.  This potato had a nice smoky flavor and really added great texture to this salad.  I add celery and carrots for some extra crunch and freshness.

This was a great salad and hope you enjoy as well.  

 

Grilled Rib Eye with a Spicy Fried Egg
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Grilled Rib Eye with a Spicy Fried Egg

Adding a spicy fried egg to a rib eye just adds another great texture and amazing flavor.  It’s almost a way to show off your creative side of cooking! 

Grilled Veal Loin Chop with Herbs and Garlic
  • Time: 2 1/2 hours
  • Complexity: easy

Grilled Veal Loin Chop with Herbs and Garlic

We love veal and enjoy grilling to perfection!  We hope you love this recipe!

Cindy's Tip!  I marinated the veal for 2 hours in the refrigerator then let them come to room temperature while the grill was heating up.

 

Italian Chicken Loaf stuffed Acorn Squash
  • Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Italian Chicken Loaf stuffed Acorn Squash

In the fall comfort foods seems to make everyone happy!  I love to serve this in an individual bowl for everyone to sit and enjoy each bite!   The ground chicken goes so well with the acorn squash.  You can use ground turkey, beef or pork and still make this meal amazing!

Italian Filled Braciole
  • Time: 4-6 hours
  • Complexity: easy

Italian Filled Braciole

Braciole is a popular Italian dish. Using flank steak works the best as it becomes very tender after slow cooking all day.  You can roll the meat with your favorite filling.  I had frozen kale handy along with the other ingredients.  I picked up the flank steak at Joseph's Classic Market.  

Enjoy this Italian specialty!  

PS  If you don't have kitchen twine at home just ask your butcher! They will be more than happy to provide some for you. 

 

 

Italian Romesco with Red Snapper
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Italian Romesco with Red Snapper

When I decided to make a Romesco sauce with the red snapper it was a big hit for a little dinner party we hosted during the week.   This entire dish was very easy to prepare yet it looked as if I spent hours getting ready for the dinner! 

Lamb Bolognese
  • Time: 4 hours
  • Complexity: easy

Lamb Bolognese

During the summer we love grilling and we have the best butcher near us.  ED Stearns Meats has everything we need for the summer.  Some of their meats are frozen but you can just call them and they will take them out and have them ready for you.  Also, the butcher will cut your favorite slices of meat right in front of you!

I was at Stearns getting veal chops, pork butt and decided to grab some Lamb Shanks to make this delicious bolognese.  Give it a try!  Very yummy...  I served with roasted cauliflower but you can serve with pasta, polenta or just eat out of bowl and dip your bread!  Enjoy...

 

Lemon Zest and Capers Veal Chops
  • Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Lemon Zest and Capers Veal Chops

The flavors in this dish describes Tuscan!  Veal is a delicious, lean and quality protein that is used in many Italian dishes.

We use veal in many of our recipes and have dedicated a category for you to easily view.  Check it out here!

This recipe is also in my cookbook Paleo Italian Cooking as well as many other Paleo Italian Recipes that were inspired by our frequent travels to Tuscany.

 

Lemon Zucchini Spaghetti with Shrimp
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Lemon Zucchini Spaghetti with Shrimp

We just love our zucchini pasta at home.  I go every Sunday to our farmers market and stock up!  Today I even had some left over fresh spinach from the week and decided to add it in as well. You can omit but if you have spinach or any other left over veggies - Go ahead and add them in!  Enjoy

 

Mussels with Herbs and a Red Sauce
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Mussels with Herbs and a Red Sauce

Mussels are common for an appetizer or a snack.  My Nana would make a pan of mussels for a late afternoon meal.  Most Italian homes have food going all day and this easy dish is perfect for friends around the table.

Paleo
  • Time: 3 hours
  • Complexity: easy

Paleo "Riced" Turkey Stuffed Cabbage

I have a few Stuffed Cabbage recipes and links are provided below.  This recipe was inspired by the lonely cabbage left on the shelf at the farmers market, ground turkey I already had in my freezer and the 2 cups I reserved from this recipe.

When I make a baked dish like this I always take a moment to decide how I want to serve it.  I just love my Emile Henry baking pans.  They are great from oven to table!  Just wanted you to know that!  xo

 

Paleo Chicken Cordon Bleu with a Dijon Gravy
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Paleo Chicken Cordon Bleu with a Dijon Gravy

Chicken Cordon Bleu is a thin breaded cutlet with ham and cheese rolled inside.  I love this dish because it's perfect for 2 or 6 or 8.  You can get these prepped in advance, store in the refrigerator and when you are 35 minutes to eat just bake and serve.

Enjoy our Paleo version of Chicken Cordon Bleu.  

 

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