Shredded Chicken with Crack Sauce

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Yup, you read the right: crack sauce. I am obsessed with making shredded chicken. Maybe because it means I can just put random crap in the crock pot and when I get home, dinner is ready. Maybe its because I really like shredded chicken. Whatever the reason, I make it at least once a week. Since I make it so often, I usually try to find different ways to spice it up or flavor it so we don’t get really sick of it. Sometimes I’ll make shredded buffalo chicken cups, sometimes I make chicken salad. This time, I decided to finally try making paleo BBQ dressing. Continue reading

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Favorite Recipe Round Up

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This picture is from buffalo chicken pasta that I made last week. I take absolutely no credit for this recipe whatsoever. I used Juli Baur’s recipe and changed nothing. Actually, that’s a lie. I actually used 1/2 as much mayo as her recipe calls for, I used Frank’s Hot Sauce rather than Tessemae’s and I added bacon on top. But other than that, everything is the exact same. It’s so good, there is no reason to change a THING about it. Continue reading

Egg Muffins

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Back to back posts?! Insanity. I know you missed these recipes though!

I feel like I should clarify where my post from yesterday came from, because it was a little intense. I have mentioned before that I am not a nutritionist. I am not a Crossfit certified trainer. My degree is in public relations and I work for an alcohol distributor. My life does not revolve around fitness or nutrition. I am just someone who found Crossfit addicting and the paleo diet to be something that worked for me and my lifestyle. I have never claimed that paleo is the end all be all way of eating. For many people (myself included) it is just a loose guideline to follow. In fact, almost everyone that I am friends with who has asked me for a recipe is not paleo at all, they just want a new recipe to try. My kale chips might be served alongside a very non-paleo lasagna. I don’t really care. My goal isn’t to convert anyone to eating paleo. It’s to help make it easier on anyone who is trying to eat paleo, and share recipes with anyone else who might just be looking for a new way to make chicken salad. Continue reading

Classic Chicken Salad

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This chicken salad is one of my favorite things ever. I guess technically chicken salad in general is one of my favorite things ever since this marks my third post in three months about chicken salad. Remember that time I gave you a recipe for pesto chicken salad? Or the one for curry chicken salad? If not, you should probably go check them out. I make a variation of one of these three chicken salads every week. Continue reading

Bacon Butternut Squash Soup

Yesterday the weather here was 68 and sunny. Then it got windy. Then it got a little rainy. Then the sun came back out. Then the winds and rain really came, and our power went out for the first time. While I was in the middle of cooking dinner. I’m talking pork loin raw in the oven, frozen butternut squash soup sitting on the stove. Everything in our house is electric, including the stove. That means panic basically set in for me. What will we eat for dinner? How will I make TJ’s lunch for tomorrow? And then I began kicking myself for talking so much shit about meal prep, because it would have been really handy in this situation. Continue reading

Teriyaki Meatza

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If you’ve ever looked for a completely paleo-friendly pizza recipe, you have to have come across meatza. Meatza is exactly what it sounds like – pizza made with meat as the crust. I have made this about 4,000 different ways now, but I think this one is my favorite. I’m not usually a huge fan of mixing salty and sweets, but the pineapple is just the perfect hint of sweet for me.

Some of the ingredients are going to be a little more complicated than I usually include- don’t freak out. I will include their non-paleo counterparts if you are in a pinch (or don’t care).

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Spaghetti Squash Pesto “Pasta”

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I am one of those weird people who don’t usually hate Monday’s as much as the rest of the world seems to. I don’t particularly enjoy waking up for work any day of the week, Friday included. Today, however, I feel differently. This Monday sucks. I think it’s because of the whole daylight savings thing. I have exactly zero motivation to do anything. Including cook. Luckily, I have a ton of super quick recipes for days just like today. Unfortunately, there is no such “super quick fix” for working. Continue reading

Paleo On The Go Snacks (with lots of pictures!)

I know, I know. It’s been days since I’ve posted anything. That whole working full-time and trying to have a social life really gets in the way of blogging. I promise, I have plenty of posts ready for you! I’m pretty embarrassed that my first post after almost a week is a really lame, rhyme-y titled post. Oh well. It is what it is. photo 5 (4)

So last Friday I went to Whole Foods because I have been dying to get my hands on some Tessemae’s paleo sauces. Imagine my excitement when I got there and not only were they doing samplings of a few of their sauces, but after talking with a brand ambassador I also found out that the company started right near my hometown of Annapolis, Maryland. Luckily for me, they have pretty much every flavor of Tessemae’s at my local Whole Foods. I ended up buying their ketchup, hot sauce (which is what I originally went for) and this super amazing soy ginger dressing. I have to admit, the ketchup is a little sweeter than I prefer and I still need to give the hot sauce another chance, but the soy ginger dressing is amazing. For how much I go through hot sauce, I’m not sure that I would keep buying it, and I don’t use salad dressings very often and when I do I would prefer to have a paleo version, so I will definitely keep the soy ginger in my fridge. I actually can’t wait to try more of their flavors. Continue reading

Gamecock Horseshoe Deli Paleo Chicken Salad (with Curry)

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Yup, you read that right. I am a Gamecock. I don’t have a picture for this recipe, so I’m using a picture that I took when I was back down at USC last fall for a football game. This was only the second time that I’ve been back since I graduated in December of 2010, and I wish I could go more. Like once a month more. But that’s really not realistic financially or socially. I have a life (and a job) here, so I just have to have way too much fun (and food) when I’m back down south, and recreate all of the good foods that remind me of the good old college days when I’m at home. My boyfriend isn’t a huge fan of my talking about college non-stop, especially about the amazing football team that USC has (something about me not playing football.. whatever) so I won’t go on and on about it.. But anyone who went to USC, or any college that you absolutely loved for that matter, will understand my sentiment.
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