Double Smoked Bacon Paella

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The classic Spanish paella is loaded with mussels and shrimp. But we skip on those major allergens – and opt instead for the full-bodied flavor of double smoked bacon.

Makes: 4 servings
Free of: gluten and all top allergens

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 slices allergy-friendly double smoked bacon, chopped
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 small white onion, diced
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeded, stemmed and iced
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups gluten-free, allergy-friendly chicken broth, plus additional as needed.
  • 1/4 cup strained crushed canned tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil and swirl to coat. Add bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until fat is translucent and edges begin to crisp, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add chicken and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add onions, peppers and carrots and sauté until onions are slightly translucent, about 3 minutes. Add rice and sauté until lightly toasted, about 1 minute.
  3. Stir in 2 cups broth, tomatoes, paprika and salt. Turn heat up to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 5 minutes. Uncover, increase heat to medium and simmer, stirring often, until rice is al dente and most liquid had been absorbed, about 10 minutes. If the liquid evaporates too quickly, add 1/2 cup broth.
  4. Season with black pepper, to taste, and garnish with parsley, to serve.
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Chicken and Butternut Squash Curry

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This nourishing stew boasts warm spices and flavors so rich that no one will guess it came together very quickly.

Makes: 4 servings
Free of: gluten and all top allergens

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs, quartered
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander seed
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 14 oz fresh cubed butternut squash
  • 1 tbsp curry powder*
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free, allergy-friendly chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 4 cups brown rice

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and swirl to coat. Place chicken in the pan, sprinkle with salt, coriander, garlic powder and onion powder and sauté 5 minutes; it won’t be fully cooked through.
  2. Stir squash and curry powder into the skillet. Add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce to medium-low, cover and simmer 10 minutes. Uncover, increase heat to medium and cook 5 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk water and lemon juice with cornstarch until dissolved. Stir into chicken mixture and simmer until thickened to the consistency of velvety gravy.
  4. Stir in peas.
  5. Serve atop rice.

Zucchini Thai Noodle Salad

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Feel free to twirl, swirl and slurp. This all-vegetable concoction skips on the guilt for second helpings, and kids will love it.

Makes: 4 servings
Free of: gluten and all top allergens

Ingredients

  • 2 large zucchini, ends trimmed
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 red pepper, seeded, cored and thinly sliced
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp chopped Thai basil
  • 1/2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup roasted, hulled sunflower seeds

Instructions

  1. Using a spiralizer, cut zucchini into long noodles and place in a large bowl.
  2. Add carrot sticks, red pepper slices and green onions to zucchini and gently combine.
  3. For dressing, in a small bowl, whisk basil together with ginger, garlic, rice vinegar, lime juice and honey. Slowly stream in oil while continuously whisking, and stir in salt and pepper.
  4. Toss zucchini mixture with dressing. Top with sunflower seeds and serve.

 

One-Skillet Paleo Mediterranean Chicken

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 8 oz jarred artichoke hearts, liquid drained
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1 lb pre-cooked chicken
  • Fresh spinach – a couple of handfuls
  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil (1-2 tablespoons to sauté the veggies, another tablespoon for cooking)
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped for garnish
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, add 1 Tbsp of olive oil and sauté the chopped onions for 3-4 minutes
  2. Add the minced garlic in with the onions, and sauté together one more minute
  3. Add the sliced mushrooms to the sautéed onions and garlic and cook 5-7 minutes until the mushrooms are golden. Add salt and pepper to taste while cooking
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar to the pan then toss in the sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and olives. Sprinkle in the parsley, oregano, and stir a few minutes
  5. Next add the chopped chicken and spinach to the pan – stir and cook 1-2 minutes, or until chicken is heated through. Add more salt and pepper if needed.
  6. Serve hot garnished with the fresh basil.

Spicy Baked Cauliflower and Sweet Potatoes

Another one from 101 Healthy Low-Carb Recipes That Taste Incredible this time by paleOMG.

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower, stem and leaves removed, roughly chopped,
  • 1 sweet potato, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 4 tablespoons bacon fat, melted
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Add all ingredients to a 9×13 glass baking dish. Mix well.
  3. Place in oven to cook for 30-35 minutes until sweet potatoes are tender.