Healthy Paleo Dinner Menu
Every day is like Valentine’s Day for my husband and I. We set aside time and together we create healthy, mouth-watering meals. While the food is cooking we enjoy slow dancing in our kitchen. Some people may call it walking around in a circle. We sure aren’t Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers! But we sure do have fun.
Menu: Walnut Coleslaw, Dill Butternut Squash Fries, Baked Lemon Herb Tilapia and Frozen Raspberry TorteWalnut ColeslawIngredients:
1/2 c. mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 cup red cabbage, chopped ( or even easier use 1 bag of chopped coleslaw)
1 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
salt and pepper
In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper.
Add the cabbage, celery and walnuts. Mix well.
Sometimes I add 1/2 cup raisins to this recipe.
Baked Lemon Herb TilapiaIngredients:
4 tilapia fillets
3 tablespoons ghee or butter
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 large garlic cloves, chopped
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 tablespoon fresh oregano
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400F
Melt the ghee in a small pan. Once hot, add garlic to the butter and sautee for a few minutes until garlic is golden.
Add parsley, oregano, salt and pepper. Sautee for another 1-2 minutes.
Add the lemon juice, stir, and turn off the heat.
Place the tilapia fillets on a greased baking pan. Season with some salt and pepper. Pour the lemon-ghee sauce over the fillets.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Dill Butternut Squash FriesIngredients:
1 large butternut squash ( about 2 pounds)
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
3 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh dill
2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut off the bottom of the butternut squash to create a stable surface. Holding the squash upright, use a sharp knife or peeler to removed the skin. Cut the squash in half lengthwise, remove the seeds, and cut it into fry-sized strips.
Toss the fries in a large bowl with the coconut oil, dill, and salt. Place the fries on the prepared baking sheet, making sure not to overlap them; if they overlap, they will steam rather than roast.
Bake for 35 minutes, or until tender on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Remove from the baking sheet and place on a cooling rack to help retain their crunch. Eat while still warm.
Frozen Raspberry TorteIngredients:Crust:
1 cup macadamia nuts
1 cup walnuts
4-6 medjool dates
12 ounces fresh raspberries (or other berries of your choice)
1/2 lemon, juice and zest
2 tablespoons coconut butter
1 tablespoon coconut oil
6 medjool dates (more of less to taste depending on the sweetness of your berries)
Place the macadamia nuts and walnuts in a food processor; and process until they are a very fine consistency, almost like nut flour. Add the dates until the mixture becomes sticky and forms a giant ball in the processor.
Press the crust mixture into a 9 inch pie pan(lined with parchment paper if you have it), and place it in the freezer to set.
Place the raspberries, lemon juice, coconut butter, coconut oil, and dates in the food processor, and process until smooth. Taste it to make sure you have added enough dates for your desired sweetness.
Remove the crust from the freezer, and fill the pan with the berry mixture. Place the pie back in the freezer, and chill it for at least 2-3 hours.
Remove from the freezer before serving to soften it slightly.
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Toxins within my body made me loose my ability to walk! Over the last two years I have been on an amazing healing journey learning just how badly toxins and chemicals from makeup, shampoo, and so much more can effect our health and well being. For two years I was having pain and swelling in my foot, the same foot that I had surgery on for Freiberg disease when I was seventeen years old. Doctors were stumped at what actions to take. There was even a discussion around possibly amputating my foot. In my 20’s and 30’s I was on very high doses of the steroid, Predisone, for Crohns disease, that years later effected my bones and muscles. After seeing the foot surgeon he suggested we take a closer look at what was causing the inflammation in my foot. Weeks earlier x-rays had shown six broken bones, degenerative arthritis, and bursitis in this foot but the surgeon (who also was a strong believer in using Reiki as a healing tool) still insisted we research what was causing the inflammation.
My healing journey began. My chiropractor and family doctor both suggested I start a paleo diet. No more processed foods, no more sugars, etc. Within 4 days of changing my diet to only pure whole foods I was off the crutches that had became part of my wardrobe for many, many months. My dentist paid me a visit and brought me a healing meditation cd that I played around the clock. My dear friend Annie, who does all my facials at White Oaks Resort Spa, spent time with me clearing all of my makeup and creams and helped me get on all natural products. For my creams I switched to using coconut oil or almond oil as my moisturizer.
I asked my angels to guide me to the answer for the pain I was still feeling in my foot and other areas of my body when I walked. Because of not walking for so long I had to learn how to walk again. My muscles had become very weak from sitting for so long so I had to learn ways to build them up again. When I did walk I was compensating in my body and bringing on pain due to my spine twisting. The twisted spine brought on headaches. A couple days after putting in my request for pain management, my angels answered my prayer. My neighbour invited me over to learn about the healing benefits of essential oils. I walked into our neighbour’s house with a painful swollen foot and pain in my left hip due to compensating when I had walked over to their house. Within minutes of having 1 drop of Doterra peppermint essential oil, 1 drop of deep blue essential oil, and 1 drop of frankincense essential oil rubbed onto the top of my foot the swelling went down and I was able to sleep through the first night in over 1.5 years. After sharing this healing experience with my husband, Ross, and our friends they too started having positive effects from the Doterra essential oils with their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. To know that my family doctor, chiropractor, dentist and naturopathic doctor all use and support me using these Doterra Essential Oils was amazing. When a doctor tells you something other than a drug is better for your health, you listen!
Changing my diet, clearing everything toxic that was physical, emotional, spiritual and mental was the best gift I could have given myself. I can walk again! Two months after starting my healing journey, Ross and I drove to Orlando, Florida with our 2 dogs and I walked around Epcot for 11 hours. When we arrived back to our car later that evening I cried. I cried tears of joy for having a supportive health team who shared the same beliefs and for having Doterra essential oils in my life. After my recovery I spent time learning from a Monk. I told him how I was so amazed that by simply changing my diet and using the certified pure therapeutic grade Doterra essential oils helped me heal. He said, and I agree, I learned many lessons from my experience of not being able to walk and now I must pass them on. I am a wellness advocate for Doterra Essential Oils and help people get on track with their physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health. Being a Reiki Master and Medium also helps me help others! God certainly had a plan for me!
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Here is a great non toxic liquid hand soap recipe. I make this soap for my family and for our guests at our Air B & B! Its easy to make and very affordable!
1/2 cup Castile Soap
1/2 cup water (distilled or boiled if not using within a few weeks)
1 T vitamin E oil
1 T nourishing oil such as sweet almond or jojoba oil
15 drops of Doterra Tea Tree essential oil
5 – 10 drops of Doterra Lavender or Peppermint essential oil *
In a mason jar add water first, then castile soap, then oils and shake together. That is it! You are ready to use!
*take note – Lavender oil promotes relaxation and Peppermint oil promotes more energy.
I absolutely love having friends and business associates over for meals. And I absolutely love cooking meals in our slow cooker. Using my slow cooker helps me with time management and is less clean up with our guests come over. I’d much rather time visiting them versus doing dishes! So for all you friends who have enjoyed this delicious stew at our home, and for all you future friends to come over, enjoy this delicious budget friendly meal.
PREP TIME :
Total Cost: $14.08
Cost Per Serving: $1.41
Serves: 10 cups
½ lb. (4 medium) carrots $0.55
½ sleeve celery $0.65
1 medium onion $0.36
2 lbs. sweet potatoes $1.00
2 Tbsp olive oil $0.32
4 cloves garlic, minced $0.32
1½ lbs. beef stew meat $9.06
Salt and pepper $0.05
¼ cup gluten free flour $0.04
2 cups beef broth $0.30
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard $0.24
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce $0.06
1 Tbsp soy sauce $0.10
½ Tbsp brown sugar $0.02
½ Tbsp dried rosemary $0.15
½ tsp thyme $0.05
Dice the onion and slice the carrots and celery. Wash the potatoes well and cut them into one inch cubes. Place the onion, carrots, celery, and potatoes into a large slow cooker.
Place the stew meat in a large bowl and season liberally with salt and pepper. Add the flour and toss the meat until it is coated. Set the floured meat aside.
Heat the olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Sauté the garlic in the hot oil for about one minute, or until soft and fragrant. Add the floured meat and all the flour from the bottom of the bowl to the skillet. Let the beef cook without stirring for a few minutes to allow it to brown on one side. Stir and repeat until most or all sides of the beef pieces are browned. Add the browned beef to the slow cooker and stir to combine with the vegetables.
Return the skillet to the burner and turn the heat down to low. Add the beef broth, Dijon, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, rosemary, and thyme to the skillet. Stir to combine the ingredients and dissolve the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Once everything is dissolved off the bottom of the skillet, pour the sauce over the ingredients in the slow cooker. The sauce will not cover the contents of the slow cooker, but it’s okay. More moisture will be released as it cooks.
Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for four hours. After four hours, remove the lid and stir the stew, breaking the beef into smaller pieces as you stir. Taste the stew and adjust the salt if needed.
TIP – This dish tastes even more delicious if cooked in advance. If you aren’t in a hurry cook this meal on low for 10 hours and then when you are ready to eat, cook it on high for 4 more hours. The flavours blend and makes this an even more mouth watering dish.