Pumpkin, Parsnip, and Squash Beef Stew

Pumpkin, Parsnip, and Squash Beef Stew

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Pumpkin, Parsnip, and Squash Beef Stew
Course Soups & Stews
Cuisine Slow Cooker
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Course Soups & Stews
Cuisine Slow Cooker
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Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours.
  3. Remove bay leaves and stir well, serving when beef falls apart and vegetables are tender.
Mitochondria Miracle Soup

Mitochondria Miracle Soup

 

 

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Mitochondria Miracle Soup
Mitochondria Miracle Soup | SavingDinner.com
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Mitochondria Miracle Soup | SavingDinner.com
Instructions
  1. In a large soup pot*, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat; add the onion and cook until nearly translucent. Add the garlic and sauté for a couple of minutes, but don’t let it brown!
  2. Add remaining veggies; sauté for just a minute or 2 (you’re not cooking them, just getting the wonderful flavor this quick step will infuse in your soup). Add the thyme, salt and pepper while sautéing.
  3. Now place the veggies in a large slow cooker; add diced tomatoes and broth. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 6 hours (all slow cookers differ, depending on size, age, brand, etc…your mileage may vary). If your slow cooker isn’t large enough, simmer the mixture in the soup pot on the stovetop for at least 1 hour.
  4. Just before serving, gently mash some of the sweet potato chunks against the side of the slow cooker or soup pot to thicken the soup; give it a stir and serve.
Recipe Notes

*LEANNE’S NOTE: This is a BIG pot of soup, you may need to do a half batch so it will fit in your pot or crock cooker. It freezes well. I like to make a huge batch and freeze some of it in single servings for later.

Quick Fixes for Soup Variations (Now remember: Don’t do this to the whole pot of soup…just the amount you pull out to fix yourself for lunch, etc.):

Quick Fix #1: Tex-Mex Veggie Soup: Add some salsa for a little heat (and a dash of cayenne if you like), a little ground cumin and chopped cilantro. Top with some diced avocado and more chopped cilantro.

Quick Fix #2: Tuscan Veggie soup – Add some fresh chopped basil leaves, chopped tomato and gluten free and nitrate free sausage.

Quick Fix #3: Autumn Veggie Soup – Add some diced acorn or butternut squash, a sprinkling of ground nutmeg and some chopped parsley. I also add an ample sprinkling of curry powder.

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte

Fall is in full swing and we’re not above loving that infamous “basic” beverage that explodes EVERYWHERE this time of year: the sweet and spiced PSL (aka: Pumpkin Spice Latte).

Since the Starbuck’s version, that must be credited for bringing this drink such fame, is sooo full of sugar and other mysterious-not-good-for-your-poor-body ingredients we decided to take matters into our own hands and make a version with real ingredients that’s also WAY LESS sugar and even Paleo-friendly!!

(Makes 3 to 4 servings pending on mug size 😉 and it’s maybe a little too easy to consume all on your own if you’re not careful)

If you’re feeling especially wild, trying making our Paleo Coconut Whipped Cream for a topping – you can find that recipe HERE.


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Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte
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Course Drinks
Cuisine Paleo
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Instructions
  1. Heat cashew (or almond) milk in a small sauce pan over medium low heat. Be careful not to boil the milk, and once it's become hot, remove it from heat.
  2. Add all ingredients, including heated milk, to a blender. Blend for several seconds or until fully combined. A bit of froth should've formed after the mixture settles.
  3. Give it a quick taste test and adjust accordingly if you wish!
Recipe Notes

Add more spices if you fancy // if you want it creamier, then add a smidge more butter and/or coconut oil // and if you want it as sweet as Starbucks, instead of adding more honey or syrup, use Stevia to sweeten it to taste! A bit more maple syrup will do the trick too, BUT, it'll lessen its qualifiers as "Paleo" LOL - enjoy hot and with a sprinkling of cinnamon on top!

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Red Onion

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Red Onion

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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Red Onion
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Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Paleo
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  1. Turn the heat on under a skillet (use one with a lid) to medium–high heat. Add olive oil and butter to your pan, and let that fat get good and hot.
  2. Chop a red onion and add it to the hot pan, then toss in the Brussels sprouts. Give them a toss, and then turn the heat down to medium-low. Add sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
  3. Give the Brussels sprouts and diced onion another toss and then snip in your strips of leftover bacon with your kitchen shears into the pan.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat, cover, and let it steam for about five minutes.
Savory Fall Soup Recipe: Coconut Pumpkin Curry Soup

Savory Fall Soup Recipe: Coconut Pumpkin Curry Soup

Pumpkins for everyone!!!

That’s how I feel when I walk into a store and I eyeball a gorgeous array of pumpkins of every persuasion!

I want to open my arms like Maria in The Sound of Music and twirl in the middle of store–yes, pumpkins are my fall spirit animal (gourd?).

Decorating for fall is a ritual of sorts–first the beautiful pumpkins inside and out, then the fall wreath on the front door and of course, a fine assortment of mums. 🙂

Fall makes me crave crockpot cooking, soups and stews.

I love turning on the fireplace finally and celebrating a cold brisk walk in the evenings after dinner.

The trick of course is to make sure your cooking is still on point and not leading you down the wrong road setting you up for holiday weight gain (this is when it starts folks!).

One of my favorite recipes that will boost your beta carotene and satisfy your taste buds is my Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup recipe–have you tried it? Easy, delicious and the whole fam will LOVE it!

Here you go:

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Coconut Pumpkin Curry Soup
Savory Fall Soup Recipe: Coconut Pumpkin Curry Soup
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Course Soups & Stews
Cuisine Paleo
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Savory Fall Soup Recipe: Coconut Pumpkin Curry Soup
Instructions
  1. In a soup pot, heat oil over medium high heat and saute onions. Cook till very soft.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, except coconut milk, cilantro, and pumpkin seeds.
  3. Cook uncovered for 15 minutes.
  4. Add coconut milk and continue to cook (but not boil – it will break) for another 5 minutes.
  5. Serve and top with cilantro and pumpkin seeds.
Pear Strawberry Salsa with Feta Cheese

Pear Strawberry Salsa with Feta Cheese

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Pear Strawberry Salsa with Feta Cheese
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  1. In a large bowl, mix the first 7 ingredients.
  2. Add the feta on top and serve with the toasted French bread.
  3. Enjoy!