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DTM and I have been experimenting with some Paleo/Primal Blueprint recipes and we came across one in The Primal Blueprint Cookbook by Mark Sisson with Jennifer Meier. I am not claiming to be a nutritionist, but The Primal Blueprint is slightly different from Paleo in that the recipes do call for dairy, like butter and cream, but they also encourage you to use the healthiest fats you can. For instance, ghee butter is preferred over regular butter and coconut milk is better than heavy cream. What I really like about The Primal Blueprint is that you don't need a ton of strange ingredients to make you meals tasty. I sometimes feel like Paleo can get that way, so I stick to easier recipes meaning we don't have a lot of variety in our diet.
Anyway, we tried a few recipes out of The Primal Blueprint Cookbook and haven't had a bad one yet. Our newest favorite is called Moroccan Chicken. After the first batch, I tweaked the recipe to suit my tastes and here is what I came up with:
Polish Moroccan Chicken
2 tsp Olive oil
1 Onion, diced
3 Garlic cloves, diced
1/2 tsp Turmeric
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Coriander
1/2 tsp Cumin
1 1/2 tsp Paprika
2 Chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 14.5 oz can of Diced tomatoes in juice
2 cups Water
1/2 cup Cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 cup Mint
Juice from 1 lemon
1. Saute onion, and garlic until soft and lightly browned,
2. Add spices and saute another minute
3. Add chicken, tomatoes, water, and cilantro and simmer with a lid for 30 minutes.
4. Take the chicken out of the mixture and set aside.
5. Using an immersion blender, blend the tomato mixture into a sauce.
6. Stir the mint and lemon juice into the sauce.
7. Serve sauce over chicken.
You can serve any veggie with this. We have had steamed cauliflower and asparagus with it. I preferred the cauliflower because the sauce tastes really good with it.
Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures!
Check out more information on The Primal Blueprint here. Buy the cookbook! It is great. ESPECIALLY their brussel sprout recipe. I KNOW! Brussel sprouts?!?!?!