Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday Paleo Cooking

So I've realized that the hardest part of paleo is making sure there is food to eat.  A few weeks ago I spent part of the weekend cooking and it made the week so much easier.  I decided to do it for this week.  Here is this week's menu.  I've already cooked the pork, cabbage, meatballs,sauce, soup, and chicken and broccoli.

Dinners:  Roast pork and cabbage; Spaghetti squash with meat sauce; Roasted Cauliflower, Leek and Garlic soup; Meatballs and Zucchini

 Roast Pork and Cabbage

Season pork loin with rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper.  Roast at 350 until internal temp reaches 170.  (I'm not sure how big the pork loin was, maybe 1 3/4 - 2 lbs)  It will be enough for 4 dinners and a lunch.

1/2 head each red and green cabbage
1 medium onion
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon red wine or balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin (gives it a bit of sweetness)

Heat large pot, add olive oil, when hot add onions and garlic and soften
While that cooks slice cabbage, then add to pot
Add vinegar and vegetable glycerin (those amounts can be adjusted to taste)
Add salt and pepper

Roasted Cauliflower, Leek and Garlic Soup (2 main dish servings)
1 head cauliflower
1 leek
4-6 cloves garlic
chicken or vegetable broth

Chop all ingredients except broth; put in a roasting pan with olive oil, salt and pepper
Roast at 400 until all the vegetables are soft; cool

When cool use a blender to puree, adding broth as needed to make the consistency you want.  I used about 1 cup.  When you heat it up to eat, you can add more if you want the soup thinner.

Lunches:  Chicken and Broccoli; salad with veggies and lunch meat; dinner leftovers

Chicken and Broccoli (3 servings)
1 head of broccoli
6-8 chicken tenders or 2-3 breasts
Braggs amino acid
onion and garlic powder

Clean and cut up broccoli; put in a roasting pan
Cut chicken into bite size pieces, add to pan
Season with Braggs, onion and garlic powder, add olive oil
cook at 350 until chicken is cooked through

We eat this cold for lunch but of course you can heat it hot!

hard boiled eggs, grapefruit, apple, celery, lunch meat, protein shake after workouts for me, dinner leftovers

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