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Recipes tagged with: crossfit

 Loaded Sweet Potato Lasagna
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Loaded Sweet Potato Lasagna

Every morning I love watching the Today Show while drinking my coffee.  I normally watch the cooking segment (and critique them) and on this morning I was curious who Kevin Curry was from Fit Men Cook so I grab my cup of coffee and sat to watch his segment. 

I am Italian and Love the gym while currently I am doing a weight loss challenge at my gym called HEWFIT and this recipes inspired me to create this dish!

I don't miss the cheese at all!

Enjoy my Paleo version.

PS

I had all of the ingredients handy!  You can use any vegetables you love and enjoy.

 

 Pork Cacciatore
  • Time: 5-6 hours
  • Complexity: easy

Pork Cacciatore

Here is another amazing (if I may say so myself) one-pot Paleo Italian recipe!  OMG OMG OMG is all everyone was saying after each bite!  This is why I love to cook and entertain. We normally grill when we have company at the lake but I wanted to just relax in the sun with my girlfriend Pam and let the oven do the cooking.  What a big hit!  I served with sauteé spinach.

Cindy's Note: I used boneless pork shoulder and they came in 3 pound packages.   I picked up 2 because it really is better the next day!

To prepare on you BGE - Heat your grill to a medium temperature and set the covered pan in the center for 2 hours!

  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

"After hours" Steak, Peppers and Onions Frittata

This recipe goes back to the days when I would go dancing at The Black Brimmer in Manchester, NH and after we would go over to The Red Arrow and order a steak and cheese omelet!  It was so good!

I decided to create a Paleo version and call it "After hours" I added a full red pepper, yellow pepper and 2 thin slices of beef.  This was amazing!  I actually drizzles some sriracha over my piece...  YUMMY...

Enjoy!

 

  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

"Yaki" Beef Stir Fry

I received a shipment of samples from Bone Suckin' and decided to use the Yaki first for a stir fry.  We were over the top happy with this Yaki "Teriyaki" and I am serious. This is the best we have ever had and it's gluten free.  

I did make 1 chicken breast for me as I am not a big steak fan!  Enjoy xo

 

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!  

 

5 ingredient Pulled Pork
  • Time: 6 hours
  • Complexity: easy

5 ingredient Pulled Pork

I need to thank Vinny from the meat department at Shop Rite, E. Hartford for the perfect pieces of pork shoulder fort his recipe and for my segment on Better Connecticut.  You are the best Vinny!  

I love making a simple pork shoulder and using it for several recipes!  I created this recipe for my Cook Once Meals or Week cooking segment for Better Connecticut.  

We are cooking this in the oven but you can use this same recipe in your slow cooker for 7-8 hours on medium.  

 

A Big Paleo Protein Cookie with Nuts and Dried Fruit
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

A Big Paleo Protein Cookie with Nuts and Dried Fruit

I wanted to make a snack "cookie" that hubby and I could share after our walk on the beach with Jake.  I could have made more cookies but I thought one big one was kind of romantic to share!  You will make 2 large cookies with this recipe.

Enjoy my paleo cookie!

 

Ahi Tuna with Angel Hair Pasta
  • Complexity: medium

Ahi Tuna with Angel Hair Pasta

I was at our local fish store to pick up salmon but spotted perfect Ahi Tuna. I came home and mixed together the perfect seasonings. My husband wanted a little pasta so I pulled out a 1/2 red pepper, 1/2 container mini-roma tomatoes and a zucchini. This was a great dinner for my hubby and I.

If you are following a Paleo or Gluten Free Pasta you can substitute pasta for spaghetti squash, gluten free pasta or even zucchini noodles. Be creative!

 

Almond Butter and Blueberry Smoothie
  • Time: 15 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Almond Butter and Blueberry Smoothie

My Almond Butter and Jelly Smoothie is a spin off "peanut butter and jelly" and it is my perfect mid-afternoon snack! Sometimes even my lunch!

I made these in my Ninja blender and they are perfect every time!

You can use almond milk or coconut milk and from the carton or the can!

I hope you enjoy this recipe and you can add other fruits such as strawberries to enjoy.

This recipe make 2 servings!

 

Almond Butter Cups
  • Complexity: medium

Almond Butter Cups

I am addicted to almond butter. It seems that most of my new recipes have almond butter and now I thought chocolate and almond butter! How about Almond Butter Cups and it’s a Paleo Recipe.. Sounds good to me…

I made them in a mini-cupcake tin so they were the perfect bite size treat. I sprinkled some organic unsweetened coconut on some of the before the chocolate hardened!

 

Almond Flour
  • Complexity: medium

Almond Flour

I use almond flour with many of my recipes but it is very costly. I want to experiment with a few inspirations for the holidays therefore decided to make my own almond flour. I had a huge bag that I purchased a while ago to make a nut crunch. I used my food processor but I bet you can do the same with a coffee grinder as well. My advice would be to pulse it because I fear if you over blend you will end up with almond butter.

It came out perfect so now off to cooking land!!

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…

 

Anchovy Pizza
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: medium

Anchovy Pizza

If you are Italian or have traveled then you know why this recipe is in my cookbook. An anchovy pizza is the most common pizza in the entire Tuscan region. The pizza is thin with a perfect amount of anchovies, a sweet sauce, and no cheese. I decided to develop a Paleo version for you to enjoy and feel like you are in Italy!

Thank you Danny at D&D Market, Hartford for all of your support.

 

 

Antipasto
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Antipasto

The foods offered before the meal is called the Antipasti. The plates are colorful with a variety of meats, olives, artichokes, eggs, anchovies and other ingredients to create a mini-feast.

An Italian tradition is to create an antipasti with a selection of color, flavor, texture and how well each complements each other. An antipasti is also considered a great way to get everyone socializing together.

*Cindy's Note* Antipasti or Antipasto? I get this question all the time. Here is the literal definition, Antipasto (plural) means "before the meal" and is the traditional first course of a formal Italian meal. Traditional antipasto includes cured meats, olives, pepperoncini, mushrooms, anchovies, artichokes, cheese, picked vegetables or meats and drizzled with oil and vinegar! 

 

Apple and Chestnut Stuffing
  • Complexity: medium

Apple and Chestnut Stuffing

This Apple and Chestnut Stuffing is really delicious. I made it to go with my apple spice pork tenderloin and the flavors were perfect together.

To make this a paleo recipe just omit the stuffing and add cubed sweet potatoes! I also Like to use my Olivia’s Croutons - traditional style stuffing! So yummy….

I used fresh chestnuts but you can purchase canned as well.I used fresh chestnuts but you can purchase canned as well.

Apple Cider Doggie Brownies
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Apple Cider Doggie Brownies

Hubby and I were on a vacation to Punta Cana celebrating our 7 year anniversary. Our trip was fantastic but we missed our Jake.
Since our return Jake has been our shadow so I decided to make him a doggie treat. After looking in the refrigerator (which is kinda empty right now) I found a few ingredients to make these little treats. Jake doesn't like really crispy cookies (he is a picky eater) so I thought a brownie like texture would be perfect for him.

I took out my NutriBullet and created the batter then poured into a prepared baking sheet for 20 minutes. These were sure easy and Jake is happy!

So if you have a NutriBullet they are not just for smoothies!

 

Apple Spiced Pork Tenderloin
  • Complexity: medium

Apple Spiced Pork Tenderloin

My apple spiced pork tenderloin gained many smiles at home. The house smelled like cinnamon and apples. This meal pulled together so well and it is a great Paleo Recipe and Gluten Free. You can enjoy this with any fall sides. I made a apple and chestnut stuffing that was the perfect paring! Enjoy

 

Artichoke and Chicken Sausage
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: medium

Artichoke and Chicken Sausage "Cauliflower" Paella

I just love a great one-pot dish that makes everyone go "WOW".  I prepare, cook and serve right out of my beautiful braising pan.  You can also use your paella pan which I have two but decided to use this one!  

Thank you to D&D Market (the new Wethersfield, CT store) for the fresh ingredients to make this great recipe.  You will find this recipe on my cooking segment on Mass Appeal - March 11, 2015!

Note:  Using Cauliflower as your rice makes this dish a perfect Paleo side dish or main course!  This is also a stove to table dish without any mess in 30 minutes!

 

Artichoke and Red Pepper Soup with Arugula and Lemon
  • Complexity: medium

Artichoke and Red Pepper Soup with Arugula and Lemon

Here’s a great paleo recipe, making a quick soup using your Vitamix blender. This is a super easy recipe from start to finish within 15 minutes!  How easy is that…

Artichoke and Spinach Balls
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Artichoke and Spinach Balls

I love keeping frozen vegetables handy in the refrigerator.  We were invited to a friends house and came up with these to bring.  I had all of the ingredients.  Enjoy!

PS - I made these, packed them up and they vanished.  I totally forgot to take a photo of the finished balls.  New time...  

 

Artichoke Francaise
  • Complexity: medium

Artichoke Francaise

I am not sure if Artichoke Francaise is an appetizer or main course! I just ate 2 of them as an appetizer while making dinner.. Give this recipe a try and you can substitute flours to make this a paleo recipe or gluten free.

 

Artichokes in a lemon and herb sauce
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Artichokes in a lemon and herb sauce

I grew up with my Nana steaming the large pot of artichokes on Sunday's and we would sit around the table before dinner with our bowl and just eat them with lots of laughter and smiles.  My Nana was very smart and she knew if she was making artichokes we would all sit around the table with her and that is all she wanted.  I came up with this recipe to add a different twist to artichokes but I still enjoy them steamed with olive oil and tons of chunky pieces of garlic!

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

**Cindy's Tip!  We all want to get to the heart of the artichoke.  Enjoy each leaf peddle by putting in your mouth then using your teeth to get the delicious flesh in your mouth.  Enjoy each leaf and don't hurry for the heart!  When you arrive to the bottom of your artichoke, there is a little "fuzzy hair"--just remove them and cut around the heart.  Put on your plate, cut it into pieces and just lightly dip and take a bite and enjoy that flavor in your mouth.  Enjoy with your family and friends! **

Asian Chicken Soup
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: medium

Asian Chicken Soup

Tonight for dinner I am making my Asian salmon with bok choy! Last night I made a roasted chicken so I thought I would also prepare a chicken soup using an Asian twist! I made my own stock and it was super easy using my pressure cooker but you can also use 8 cups of chicken broth!

 

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