Paleo Shopping List Week of 2.3.13

Most of the time I don’t fit the classic law school Type A personality.  I am far from a perfectionist, more of a “get-it-done-as-fast-as-possible-so-I- can-go-enjoy-myself”-ist. While stubborn, I’m not too competitive nor do I care about being at the top.

ImageMost days, I wear gym clothes anywhere I am allowed to and don’t bother doing my hair. But when it comes to keeping things organized, that’s where the Type A can be seen. I wasn’t always that way. I had a messy room and an unmade bed just like the rest of them. Then something hit me, and now I’m one of those people who finds cleaning and organizing “relaxing” from the kitchen, to the bathroom to my grocery list.

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yes, I said it. I organize my grocery list. I classify it into the different sections of the store so it’s easier to find thing. Don’t judge me.

It’s lucky for you, really, because I just so happen to have made one for all the Paleo meals I will be making this week, which include:

Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Cake

Buffalo Chicken Wraps with Mashed Cauliflower

Crockpot Balsamic Date Beef Shank with Sauteed Red Cabbage with Apple and Onion

Citrus Scallop Salad with Balsamic Green Bean Reduction

Miscellaneous Snacks.

I’ll post the recipes and pictures as I create them, but in case you want a mindless week of cooking and creating, you may wanna head to the store for the following:

MEAT

1 lb scallops

12 Eggs (Two Dozen if you want Hard Boiled Eggs for a Snack)

½ lb chicken thighs

1lb beef roast

1lb chicken breasts

PRODUCE

1 Orange

3 Avocados

Two Pints Cherry Tomatoes

1 Bushel Green Onions

1 Cauliflower

1 Red Cabbage

Broccoli

1 Lime

3 Lemons

1 Grapefruit

5 Apples of your choice

1 Green Apple

1 Red Onion

1 Yellow Onion

Handful of Cilantro

Dates

Butter Lettuce

Cucumber

Bell Pepper

Green Beans

Sweet Potato

FROZEN

Blueberries

NUTS

Almond Butter (I prefer Justin’s Original or Justin’s Maple Almond)

Pistachios

 

SPICES

Garlic Powder

Onion Powder

Paprika

Rosemary

MISC.

1 15 Ounce Can Tomato Sauce

Balsamic Vinegar

Coconut Oil

Apple Cider Vinegar

Salt

Pepper

Baking Soda

Maple Syrup

Vanilla Extract

Honey

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Keepin’ Cozy in the Snow: Paleo Shepard’s Pie

The beautiful 60+ degree weekend we had is but a memory and it has been replaced with cold, wet snow. Tomorrow morning I will most likely wake up to this view out the back of my apartment complex.ImageOctober, 2012

To try to stay warm and cozy I decided to whip up a quick Shepard’s Pie (Paleo style, of course).

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Paleo Shepard’s Pie*

1lb ground beef (I used 1.25 lbs because I like meat)

1 Onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 parsnips

1 carrot

1 cup mushrooms (I didn’t use them in mine because someone I share my meals with hates them, but I think they would be good to add)

1 Tablespoon freshly chopped Sage

1 Tablespoon freshly chopped Rosemary

1 Tablespoon freshly chopped Thyme

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 Tablespoon Potato Starch (sold in the cooking isle, right by corn starch)

1 head of cauliflower

1 egg

salt and pepper

1. Brown beef in large sauté pan

2. Add parsnips, carrots, mushrooms, onions and garlic. Let cook for about 3 minutes

3. Add 1/2 cup chicken broth and cook until parsnips/carrots are soft. Add about 3/4 of the herbs and mix. Pour mixture into oven safe dish.

4. Steam Cauliflower, when soft use potato masher to lightly mash

5. Add 1 egg and potato starch and remainder of herbs to mashed cauliflower and stir

6. Spread cauliflower mixture on top of the meat/veggie mixture.

7. Put in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the top is slightly browned.

8. Put a heaping portion on your plate and cozy up under some blankets to fight the cold!

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* recipe adapted from Health-Bent