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Moqueca-Brazilian Fish Stew

This fish stew was easy to make and delicious. Taken from one of my favorite sites SimplyRecipes.com, I am sure you will enjoy it!
 Bon Appetit!

 Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. of fillets of firm white fish such as halibut, swordfish, or cod, rinsed in cold water, pin bones removed, cut into large portions
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 Tbsp. lime or lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped spring onion, or 1 medium yellow onion, chopped or sliced
  • 1/4 cup green onion greens, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow and 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded, de-stemmed, chopped (or sliced)
  • 2 cups chopped (or sliced) tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika (Hungarian sweet)
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 large bunch of cilantro, chopped with some set aside for garnish
  • 1 14-ounce can coconut milk

Directions:

  1. Place fish pieces in a bowl; add the minced garlic and lime juice so that the pieces are well coated. Sprinkle generously all over with salt and pepper. Keep chilled while preparing the rest of the soup.
  2. In a large covered pan (such as a Dutch oven), coat the bottom with about 2 Tbsp. of olive oil and heat on medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook a few minutes until softened. Add the bell pepper, paprika, and red pepper flakes. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. (At least a teaspoon of salt.) Cook for a few minutes longer, until the bell pepper begins to soften. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and onion greens. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, uncovered. Stir in the chopped cilantro.
  3. Use a large spoon to remove about half of the vegetables (you'll put them right back in). Spread the remaining vegetables over the bottom of the pan to create a bed for the fish. Arrange the fish pieces on the vegetables. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Then add back the previously removed vegetables, covering the fish. Pour coconut milk over the fish and vegetables.
  4. Bring soup to a simmer, reduce the heat, cover, and let simmer for 15 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings. You may need to add more salt (likely), lime or lemon juice, paprika, pepper, or chili flakes to get the soup to the desired seasoning for your taste.
  5. Garnish with cilantro.

 


Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This delicious Chicken Enchilada Casserole dinner recipe is borrowed from one of my favorite paleo sites;  Swiss Paleo. Bayne kids tested and approved!

Ingredients:

For the sauce:

  •   4 cloves of garlic
  •   1 green bell pepper
  •   1 onion
  •   3 red Thai chilis
  •   12oz. can of canned tomatoes
  •   1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  •   1/2 teaspoon dry oregano
  •   1 scallion (or use more onion)
  •   2 Tablespoons of ghee (or butter)
  •   1 cup of chicken broth
  •   2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  •   1/2 teaspoon salt

For the filling:

  •  12 oz. of cooked chicken, shredded or chopped
  •  1 red bell pepper. chopped
  •  1 onion, sliced
  •  Shredded cheese of your choice

Instructions:

For the sauce:

  1. Chop the garlic, bell pepper, onion, scallion and chilies.
  2. Fry them up in the ghee (butter) until the onions and scallions are translucent.
  3. Add the cumin and oregano and cook for about 1 minute.
  4. Then add the canned tomatoes, tomato paste, broth and salt.
  5. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Pour into a blender and whiz until smooth.
For the filling:
  1. Fry the red bell pepper and onion together in a frying pan with a little bit of ghee until tender.
  2. Add in the chopped or shredded cooked chicken.

Putting it all together:

  1. Spoon 1/3 of the sauce into the bottom of a casserole dish.
  2. Add a layer of filling.
  3. Repeat sauce and filling layers until you run out. Top with grated cheese (optional).
  4. Bake in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for 20-30 minutes or until bubbly
  5. Garnish with fresh cilantro and enjoy!

Paleo Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, I wanted to share what the Bayne family will be feasting on this year. Check out the “Nomstastic Paleo Thanksgiving Menu" deliciously put together by one of my favorite paleo bloggers and Chef Michelle Tam from Nom Nom Paleo. Enjoy!


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Coconut Pancakes

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients and let sit for five minutes. Add more coconut milk if you find batter is too thick.
  2. Add coconut oil or butter to a pan and heat over medium heat.
  3. Pour about 1 cup of batter for each pancake, allowing each side to brown before flipping it. Serves 2-4.

If you want some healthy and delicious additions to your pancakes, add a few blueberries, bananas, crushed pecans, or walnut pieces immediately after pouring the batter in the pan.

Instead of using all coconut flour, you can also experiment with using half coconut flour and half almond flour, which, in my opinion, makes a very balanced flavor.

 

 


Paleo Banana Apple Bread

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease the sides and bottom of a loaf pan with coconut oil and place a piece of parchment paper on the bottom.
  3. Place 2T of coconut oil, eggs, honey, vanilla, and vinegar into a mixer and beat on high for 30 seconds.  (You can use a stick blender or hand mixers as well).
  4. Combine the coconut flour, almond flour, baking soda, and sea salt in a bowl, then add them to the wet ingredients, beating on high until combined.
  5. Place the coconut milk and bananas in a separate bowl and mash until it resembles baby food.
  6. Add the banana mixture to the batter and beat on medium until thoroughly combined.
  7. Mix in optional add ins if desired.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

 


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