If you have stumbled across this page, welcome to my Paleo Journey Blog . I am a health and fitness enthusiast who in NO way is an expert in nutrition or health science. I do, however, LOVE to eat and am happy to share the good, bad, and ugly of my expirimenting through the jungle of Paleo cooking. Please let me know what you think of the recipes posted by adding a rating in the comments section and feel free to send in new recipes through email.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sausage "Pizza"

Long time no blog! Vacation has curtailed my paleo cooking, but I am back in the kitchen and ready to cook. I defrosted Italian Turkey Sausage links tonight and decided sausage pizza would be the only way I could get the rest of the family to eat the sausage. I used eggs as the crust and did add cheese to the kids half (ok, to my half too, I like cheese!) But you can do this recipe strict paleo if you please. Here is the recipe - everyone went back for seconds!

Sausage Pizza


1 pkg turkey italian sausage

10 eggs mushrooms sliced


any other vegis you like to add to pizza

mozzerella cheese

salt and pepper to taste

Spray pan with pam and cook sausage links for 5 min each side. Then cut in slices and cook until no longer pink. Crack eggs in bowl and whisk. Pour in a cookie sheet with sides ( I have a pampered chef stone cookie sheet that is perfect for this). Top with sausage, vegis and cheese and season. Bake in 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes. Remove when eggs are set. Slice and serve. I served with fruit salad. yummmmmmm

Friday, March 11, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Tenders with Saucy Spaghetti Squash

Found some time to cook last night and thanks to Mike's recommendation of a great recipe site http://www.primal-palate.com/ I made a great dish that even the kids gobbled up. This recipe for Buffalo Chicken Tenders had a dipping sauce to go with it. I combined the sauce and spaghetti squash to squeeze in a vegi, and it turned out to be the perfect side for the spicy chicken. I rounded out the meal with a salad and cooked enough chicken for leftovers tonight. Hope you all enjoy as much as we did.

Buffalo Chicken Tenders with Saucy Spaghetti Squash


1-2lbs chicken breasts cut in one inch strips
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup Durkees or Franks Hot Sauce
1/4 tspn cayenne pepper
1 tspn garlic powder

Heat coconut oil until it is liquid and mix in rest of ingredients. Place chicken in gallon size ziplock bag and pour sauce over chicken & shake thoroughly. (make sure you do this quickly, when the coconut oil cools it will resolidify)

Lay out chicken tenders in a single layer in a shallow pan or a broiler pan(not a cookie sheet without sides) and bake at 400 for 25-30 minutes.

Saucy Spaghetti Squash

1 spaghetti squash
1 cup greek yogurt
1 tbspn dill
1 tbspn garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/4 cup parmesan cheese (optional)

Cook spaghetti squash how you like. I have found that piercing it with a knife and microwaving whole for 6 min, let it sit for 10 min and then cut in half, scoop out seeds, and fork out into a bowl works well. You can also cut it in half, scoop seeds, then place open sides down in a shallow dish of water and microwave for 6-8 min. Mix rest of ingredients and stir in squash. I then reheat the saucy squash right before serving so it is nice and hot. Serve the buffalo chicken tenders on top and the combined flavor is wonderful!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Apple Pie Shake

So, life still kind of busy for me lately and I again apologize for not adding more recipes. One thing I have been doing lately since I have been short of time is making protein shakes for breakfast. My current fave is an Apple Pie shake - easy as pie!

Apple Pie Protein Shake

1 scoop vanilla protein powder
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup coconut milk
apple peeled and cored
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup of my paleo granola (or add some pecans, flaxseed, coconut
dried cherries, raisins)

dump in the blender and blend, pour in a cup and drink!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Apple Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Has it really been 10 days since I posted last? I truly apologize, life gets in the way sometimes. Needless to say my eating has not been stellar lately, but I am ready to regroup and jump back on that paleo wagon. Tonight is a crockpot night with Apple Stuffed Pork Tenderloin. Here is the recipe, I will let you know how it turns out.

Also, I have been hearing lots of yummy meals are being made by the next level challenge participants - would love to post some of these if you find some good ones. Dawn has a chicken pizza I will post - the crust is a pounded thin chicken breast - yumm!

One last link - pretty funny you tube video on memory - any of you over 40 people might relate. Check it out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzSaoN2LdfU

Apple Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
1-2 pork loins (mine came 2 in a pack)
2 apples chopped
4 celery stalks chopped
1/3 cup pecans chopped
1/4 cup dried cherries chopped
garam masala
1/4 cup apple juice

chop apples, celery, pecans, and cherries in chopper. Mix with spices, 2Tbspn apple juice. Butterfly pork tenderloins and beat thin between two sheets of waxed paper. Divide stuffing between 2 loins and rollup, place seam side down in crockpot (tie up if you have string). Top with remaining stuffing that didnt fit and pour rest of apple juice on top. Cook on low 8-10 hours. I served with roasted butternut squash and salad.