Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Verde Shrimp Taco or Salad

I love Shrimp Tacos! What am I saying....I love tacos! I decided to make one of my favorite dishes....but paleo it up. Yes. Paleo is a verb.

If I wasn't trying to be strict....I would go ahead and eat the corn tortilla but instead my serving will have a bed of chopped lettuce under it.


2 lb bag frozen shrimp
1/2 can Salsa Verde
1 tbsp cayenne
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt

Thaw the shrimp, remove shells and tail and throw into a bowl.  Stir in  Salsa Verde and let sit for 30 minutes.  Add spices and stir.  Heat a deep skillet to medium heat and add 1 tbsp coconut oil.  Add Shrimp and cook, stirring around until the shrimp is pink and done.

Mango Salsa

1 ripe mange, peeled, chopped into small pieces.
1 orange bell pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno, diced (keep seeds if you like it hot)
1 small red onion, diced
The juice of one lime
3 tbsp cilantro, chopped
Salt to taste

Peel and chopped the mango, chop the orange bell pepper, dice the jalapeno and red onion. Place all of the ingredients into a bowl with a lid.  Cut your lime in half and squeeze the juice in. Try to resist having a shot of tequila.  Add salt and cilantro.  Stir.  Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Assemble your shrimp on a corn tortilla or a bed of chopped lettuce (if you're paleo) and add Mango Salsa and slices of avocado. 

This dish is very delicious and satisfying!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dining Out Paleo

We got out to eat most every weekend.  I enjoy the break from our hot little galley kitchen and eating food I don't normally eat at home.

This has changed mostly.  I'm trying to be very careful what I order but sometimes I don't notice that cheese comes on the food. Oops!  I need to be more careful when reading the menu.


We like Mexican food so my go to item is chicken fajitas and extra guacamole!

Burger with a side of guacamole
Order a burger without the bun and will a size of veggies, mushrooms or avocado.See...I forgot to ask for no fries!  This was a grass-fed burger from The Dillon Dam Brewery in Dillon Colorado. It was the best meat I've ever tasted!

Chicken Tikka Tandoori

This! Was my favorite meal so far. Chicken Tikka Tandoori from Little India in Belmar.

McDonald's Sausage & Eggs

My family wanted McDonald's one Saturday morning so I ordered the big breakfast and then gave the biscuit and potato cake to my husband.

I've turned eating out with my family into a challenge! 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Beef Curry

Two things that I love about the Paleo Diet.....Curry and Coconut Milk.

I have mixed these items together several times with great success. My husband really liked this and I can see it being a regular part of our meal plan.  Make a lot.  It makes great leftovers.

Beef Curry

1.5 pounds of ground beef (grass-fed if you're so inclined)
2 tablespoons Curry Powder
1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1/2 cup coconut milk

Brown your hamburger and drain off the grease if these is any. Add the spices, coconut milk and simmer for 15 minutes. Serve with a vegetable. I like sliced zucchini or microwaved sweet potato.

Linking up this dish with Primal Toad. I'm super excited to find other great recipes since I'm still a newbie!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Rock N Meat

A couple weeks ago, my son desperately wanted a Sorcerer's Stone so I googled ROCK STORE and found a cute little place a few blocks away called Red & Green Minerals.  It had every rock under the sun and other cool things too.  We were headed back to the car when something caught my eye.

An Italian Meat Market!

 We walked into the small space and were amazed at all of the stuff they have.  It was at this moment that I was regretting my gluten free lifestyle and wishing I could take some pasta home.

We stepped up to the deli counter and tried a few things.  I was really excited to find Prosciutto and they gave us some sausage to cook at home.  So nice of them!  It was delicious by the way! 

We love finding little hidden gems like this and I was super excited to share it with my Denver readers.

They have two locations.  One in Lakewood and one in Aurora. 

Carmine Lonardo's Meat Market and Deli
7585 W. Florida Ave
Lakewood, CO 80232

I'm doing great on the Paleo Diet and wanted to share one of my favorite snacks so far.

Prosciutto and Cantaloupe

Sweet and Salty!