Chicken and Pepper Stir Fry with Bitter Melon

Chicken and Pepper Stir Fry with Bitter Melon

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Chicken and Pepper Stir Fry with Bitter Melon
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix soy sauce, ketchup, ginger, and garlic in a re-sealable heavy-duty plastic bag.
  2. Add chicken; seal bag and turn to coat with marinade.
  3. Let stand 15 minutes.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in 10-inch skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  5. Add bitter melon, green onions, and bell peppers; stir-fry until crisp-tender.
  6. Remove from skillet. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet.
  7. Add chicken; stir-fry 4 to 5 minutes or until no longer pink in center.
  8. Stir in bell pepper mixture.
  9. Serve over rice.
Recipe Notes

Parboiling bitter melon: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cut the ends off the bitter melon and cut in half lengthwise (do not peel). Remove the seeds and white pith from the middle of the melon with a small spoon. Cut the melon diagonally into thin, 1/4-inch slices. Place the sliced bitter melon in the boiling water and parboil until it is just tender (2 - 3 minutes). Drain.

Paleo Potsticker Meatballs

Paleo Potsticker Meatballs

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Paleo Potsticker Meatballs
Meatballs served with green beans and cauliflower rice on red plate with utensils
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Meatballs served with green beans and cauliflower rice on red plate with utensils
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together all the ingredients except for the coconut oil.
    Ingredients for meatballs in separate bowls on granite surface
  3. Scoop out a little of the mixture at a time to roll into medium sized meat balls.
  4. Lay the meat balls out on a clean sheet pan.
    Raw meatballs with bits of carrot, cilantro and green onion showing
  5. In a large skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat.
  6. Brown the meat balls in batches on all sides.
  7. Remove the browned meatballs with a slotted spoon and place back on the sheet pan.
  8. Once all the meatballs have been browned place the sheet pan in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked through.
  9. Remove from the oven and serve.
    Meatballs served with green beans and cauliflower "rice" on red plate
Recipe Notes

Serving Suggestion: Steamed green beans and cauli-rice. (Process cauliflower in a blender or food processor until it resembles grains of rice; steam “rice” till tender; drain; salt and pepper to taste and fluff with a fork.)

Chicken Radish Salad

Chicken Radish Salad

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Chicken Radish Salad
Chicken Radish Salad
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Low-Carb
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Low-Carb
Servings
Ingredients
Chicken Radish Salad
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix all ingredients together, adjusting the yogurt to your liking, salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Serve on a bed of lettuce, or in pitas, or wraps.
Skillet Fajita Lettuce Wraps

Skillet Fajita Lettuce Wraps

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Skillet Fajita Lettuce Wraps
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Low-Carb, Paleo
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Low-Carb, Paleo
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, place steak and next 4 ingredients (chili powder through oregano). Add sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Toss steak until evenly coated.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt coconut oil. Add steak to pan in a single layer. Let sear for 3 to 4 minutes. Flip steak over and sear other side for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove steak from skillet and set aside.
  3. Add next 5 ingredients (yellow bell pepper through mushrooms) to skillet. (If pan is getting too dry, add1/4 cup of vegetable broth.) Scrape brown bits from pan and toss veggies for 3 to 5 minutes, until they begin to soften.
  4. Add green onion, jalapeño, vegetable broth, steak and any juices that collected under steak. Toss and cook for 5 to 8 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and serve warm on lettuce leaves topped with avocado and cilantro.
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
Course Soups & Stews
Cuisine Paleo
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Course Soups & Stews
Cuisine Paleo
Servings
servings
Ingredients
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.

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