Fried Plantains







My sister, who has been living the past year in Guatamala, introduced me to this yummy side dish!

These fried plantains are super savory and really, really easy!

All I did was slice a plantain into 1/8″ slices. I fried them in a skillet on medium-high in bacon grease until they were golden brown on each side. Sprinkled with salt and pepper, they taste almost like fries! We eat them with ketchup. There are lots of Paleo ketchup recipes. You can kind them by googling “paleo ketchup” and choose your favorite one!


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Posted by on July 9, 2013 in Uncategorized



I went to Nashville last week to meet up with one of my best friends! While there, I made a trip to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. You see, we don’t have either of those around here, so getting to go is a real treat! There are so many more Paleo options there! I ended up with SO many goodies!


From Whole Foods

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I am especially excited about the Tessemae’s Products! I had seen them featured at some point on a well-known Paleo blog, and I was SO glad to be able to get my hands on them! I can’t wait to try them!

I always loved my unsulfured unsweetened dried fruits from Trader Joe’s, too. This time was my first time purchasing the Roasted Plantain chips. If you’ve missed potato chips (like Brett), these are an awesome alternative! They are delicious!!

…and although they aren’t completely Paleo, I also bought some coconut oil spray (contains soy lecithin) and the coconut cream (contains xanthum gum).

If you have a Trader Joe’s and/or Whole Foods near you, DO NOT take them forgranted! We strongly hope both will end up in Jackson soon!

Well, that’s all for now, folks! Soon, I’ll be posting a couple recipes and a post on tips for Paleo beginners! :)

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Posted by on June 18, 2013 in Uncategorized


Honey Butter Pork Tenderloin

We LOVE pork tenderloin in this house! My only complaint is that when I cook it in the oven, it ALWAYS takes longer to cook than the recipe says it will. Anyone else experience that problem? I mean….every.single.time. That’s why I usually use the crockpot for cooking it, but a couple weeks ago, I decided to give it another try! I’m glad I did! The recipe I used was delicious! It did cook about 10-15 minutes longer than the recipe suggested, but oh well!

We will definitely be making this again! SO GOOD!

Honey Butter Pork Tenderloin

Honey Butter Pork Tenderloin –

4 tbs butter
2 tbs honey
1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed
1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning
1/2 tsp black pepper
3/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In an ovenproof pot, heat butter and honey over medium heat until melted.  Sprinkle pork tenderloin with Cajun seasoning and black pepper.  Brown each side for 5 minutes in the honey butter.  Lower heat if honey begins to burn.
Place pot in oven and roast uncovered for 15 – 20 minutes*.  Remove pot from oven and transfer the pork to a plate. Cover with foil.  Add water to the pot and stir over medium heat.  Simmer for about 5 minutes, until sauce is reduced slightly.  Slice pork on the diagonal and drizzle sauce over top to serve.

*NOTE:  May need to cook longer depending on the size and thickness of the pork tenderloin.


Posted by on June 3, 2013 in Uncategorized


Paleo Chili

With the fall and winter seasons upon us, it is definitely time for some comfort foods. Pre-paleo I wasn’t a fan of beans, so chili wasn’t one of my favorite foods (well, I loved Melissa Howell’s chili, but that’s it!). Now that Brett and I follow a paleo diet, beans aren’t a problem for us! I found this recipe on Pinterest and became determined to make it!

I did make a few changes and the results were awesome! I’ve cooked it almost weekly since finding it!

2Tbsp cooking oil (I use bacon grease or olive oil)
2lbs. ground turkey (or beef)
2Tbsp chili powder
2Tbsp cumin
1tsp oregano
1tsp allspice
1tsp salt
1 large white onion diced
4oz. tomato paste
28oz. can crushed tomatoes
14 oz can crushed tomatoes
14 oz can diced tomatoes


Place the cooking oil, onion and ground meat into a large saucepan. Brown the meat.


Leaving all the healthy fat from the meat, add all other ingredients!

Simmer for 1-2 hours (I only wait an hour before devouring mine).


I always sliced up an avocado and place in chili!



Lemon Artichoke Pork/ Chicken/ Turkey Wings

I’m a huge fan of lemon. I really enjoy the taste of capers, and I actually like artichokes. These three items seemed like they would work well together, so I decided to create another recipe! Enter Lemon Artichoke (whatever white meat you choose).

I’ve made the recipe with chicken breasts and turkey wings so far, but I KNOW it would make an awesome pork roast or pork tenderloin recipe as well. Even better, it’s super easy!


Meat of your choice to serve 4-6 people.

2   14 oz cans of artichoke hearts (I used quartered)

1   3.5 oz jar capers

2 lemons, quartered



Place all ingredients in the crockpot. Cook on low for 5-6 hours.


Posted by on October 9, 2012 in Chicken, CrockPot, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Pork, Recipe, Turkey


Crockpot Taco Soup

I LOVE tacos! I LOVE easy crockpot recipes! This recipe is a delicious combination of both!


3 qts chicken broth

14 oz can fire-roasted diced tomatoes

14 oz can diced tomatoes

12 oz fire-roasted green chile peppers

1 lb turkey meat

1 onion

1 cup salsa

1/4 tsp. each of garlic powder, onion powder, crushed red pepper flakes, and dried oregano

1/2 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. ground cumin


Cook turkey meat.

Put turkey meat and all other ingredients into the crockpot.

Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Serve with sliced avocado and paleo crackers for a delicious meal!


Crockpot Stuffed Peppers

As previously mentioned, I’ve been doing a lot of crockpot meals lately. They are just SO much easier to prep the night before and cook the next day while I’m working. Here’s another great crockpot recipe for you!



1.5 lbs ground turkey (beef or chicken would be fine, too)

4 green bell peppers

1 onion

2 cups baby carrots

1/2 head cauliflower

6 oz can tomato paste

2 tsp oregano


Cut the tops off the peppers and scrape the seeds out.

Place the onion, cauliflower, and carrots in the food processor and chop finely.

Move the onion mixture to a bowl and mix with ground turkey.

Add oregano and tomato paste.

Scoop the mixture into the peppers.

Place them in the crockpot and add the extra ground meat mixture beside the stuffed peppers.

Add 1/2 cup water and cook on low for 8-10 hrs.


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Posted by on September 25, 2012 in CrockPot, Gluten-Free, Ground Beef, Paleo, Pork, Recipe, Turkey


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