Condiments, Gluten Free, Paleo Recipes, Sauces, Vegan

Chimichurri

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I don’t know about you, but I am a saucy kind of girl!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE sauces of just about any kind.  The spicier, the better.  Chimichurri is an Argentinian sauce that is absolutely delish.  If you’ve never tried to make it at home, don’t be scared!  It’s SO easy to make and you’re going to LOVE it! Continue reading “Chimichurri”

Entrees, Italian, Paleo Recipes, Sauces, Vegan, Veggies

Perfect Tomato Sauce

tomato sauceThis tomato sauce couldn’t be easier or tastier!  It’s my go-to sauce for everything pasta…pizza…or bread!  My favorite dinner is: buy some crusty bread, smear the inside with lots of garlic-butter, bake it until it’s warm and crusty, tear it apart and dip it into this sauce with a nice glass (or two) of cab…O-M-G!  Perfect dinner!!!  Who needs meat and pasta when you have bread and sauce?! Continue reading “Perfect Tomato Sauce”

Sauces, Sides, Thanksgiving, Vegan, Veggies

Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Mushroom Gravy

garlic mashed potatoesIs it too early to put up Christmas decor?!  I don’t know why, but I’m beyond ready to decorate!  Every time I go to Costco and see all of their Christmas goodies it gets me more and more excited….mainly because I see how excited Gaby gets over it!  I’m loving this stage of life with her where everything is AMAZING in her sweet eyes, and she says, “LOOK, mommy!!  It’s so pwetty!!!”  I’m thinking Christmas this year might just be the best one yet… Continue reading “Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Mushroom Gravy”

Appetizers, Condiments, Entrees, Gluten Free, Mexican, Sauces, Vegan, Veggies

Vegan Queso Nachos

nachosNACHOS….. The ultimate dude food!  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE for the love of God do NOT let the title of this recipe put a smirk or a rolled up lip on your face that makes you not want to TRY these NACHOS!!!  I will not lie to you.  Omar was a little apprehensive about these, too.  You have my permission to call, text, facebook or email him and ask him his opinion on these.  ALL I’m going to say is this:  Do you see that pan of Nachos up there?  It was completely empty when supper was over! Continue reading “Vegan Queso Nachos”

Condiments, Gluten Free, Sauces, Thai, Vegan

Thai Peanut Sauce

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I really hope you’re not allergic to peanut butter because this sauce is nothing short of life changing.  When I first tasted it, all I wanted to do was eat it with a spoon.  I didn’t.  But… I really really wanted to.  It’s SO delicious.  Drizzle this sauce on anything you want your kids to eat, I promise they’ll eat it!  Continue reading “Thai Peanut Sauce”

Entrees, Meats & Seafood, Paleo Recipes, Sauces

Chicken and Mushroom Ragu

This is my “I’m pregnant and refusing to go to the grocery store” meal!  Ok, maybe I’m not refusing so to speak…I just haven’t felt my best the last couple of days and haven’t mustered up the energy it takes to go.  Thankfully, I had just enough stuff to make a meal that ended up being so much better than I ever thought it would be!  Why are the meals that you put so little thought into end up being the absolute best meals ever?!  The meals you put hours upon hours of thought into end up being good, but not near as good as a meal you had to seriously hope and pray it would at least be edible.  *Sigh*

Now I need some chocolate….

Go make this recipe!  You’ll love it!  You can seriously make this as quick as you want, but I’m telling you…IF you let this simmer for a while…cook it long enough to allow the chicken to fall off the bone…It is AMAZING!  IF I had gone to the store today, I would’ve bought some sort of bread to dip in the sauce…Yes, I know that’s not Paleo.  I think I could live off crusty bread and homemade tomato sauce…..

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Ingredients:

  • 1-1.5 lbs organic chicken, (legs, thighs, breast, whatever you prefer) skinless/bone-in
  • 2 tbsp fat
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 1 cup baby bella mushrooms, diced
  • 2 – 14oz cans organic diced tomatoes
  • 1 heaping tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 heaping tbsp honey
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • couple dashes of cayenne, optional

Directions:

  1. In a large saute pan on medium-high heat, add the fat to the pan.  Once the fat is hot, add the onion and garlic.  Saute until translucent, about 5-7 minutes.  Add the mushrooms and continue cooking for another 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes, Italian seasoning, honey, salt and pepper.  Stir well and let this simmer.  The longer it cooks, the better it tastes!
  3. In a cast iron skillet on medium-high heat, add some fat to the pan, and let it get hot.  Season your chicken with salt and pepper.  Brown the chicken on both sides, not cooking it fully.  Add the browned chicken to the tomato sauce, cover with a lid, and let it simmer until the chicken falls off the bone, about one hour, or longer if you have time.  Serve on top of mashed cauliflower, spaghetti squash, or rice!  Bon Appetit!!

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