MMM! Fajitas are BANGIN’ (Paleo and Vegitarian)

My family has always loved Veggie Fajitas.  I miss having the tortilla with it, I REALLY miss it! So I scoured the internet to find a Paleo Wrap recipe.  I found one that looked promising at Stupid Easy Paleo and I was excited to try it for dinner.  I will admit, these wraps did taste much more like a crepe rather than a tortilla, but it DID do the job!  The original recipe makes 10 wraps, I halved it and was able to make 4 wraps.  I used a 10″ pan.

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Look at the Goodness!


To make the Paleo Wraps/ Tortillas/ Crepes, gather the ingredients:

This is a half recipe

  • 2 tsp coconut oil, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 C arrowroot Flour
  • 2 T coconut Flour
  • 1/4 t baking soda
  • pinch of saltIMG_7628

Directions for wraps:

  1. Whisk oil and eggs in a bowl
  2. Add half of the arrowroot flour until smooth, then add the other half of arrowroot flour, whisk until smooth
  3. Add coconut flour, baking soda and salt – whisk until lumps are gone.
  4. Heat a frying pan (whatever size you want your wrap) on medium/high heat.
  5. Pour or ladle (ladling is so much easier) mixture into pan, and tilt pan around to spread.  It will take IMG_763045-60 seconds for the first side to be done (you’ll notice the edges of the wrap come away from the pan).
  6. Flip it 45-60 seconds and it should be done.
  7. Remove from pan and allow to cool.
  8. If you don’t finish them all in one fell swoop, you can store them in a ziplock bag in the refrigerator for up to a week

If you want an idea with what to fill this tortilla with, you can try our veggie mix! It’s super easy and excitingly flavorful.  We use:

  • carrot slices
  • broccoli florets
  • cauliflower florets
  • red pepper, sliced
  • green pepper, sliced
  • mushrooms, quartered
  • onions, sliced
  • minced garlic
  • olive oil
  • cumin
  • chili powder

Then to make (once you do 7 days of chopping and slicing)*

  1. We cook one at a time to al dente, with just olive oil.  You may add some water to speed up cooking via steaming.
  2. Place cooked food in a holding dish in the oven.  Set oven to “warm / hold”
  3. When they are all cooked, place all items back in the pan and add cumin and chili powder to taste.

My family likes Goya Yellow Rice mix with this meal.  It doesn’t have Legumes, Dairy or Gluten.


I top my filled tortilla with a little homemade Paleo Mayonnaise.  It fills the void that Sour Cream used to fill.IMG_7632

Nutrition Facts for paleo wraps
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 165
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8 g 12 %
Saturated Fat 4 g 20 %
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 212 mg 71 %
Sodium 193 mg 8 %
Potassium 67 mg 2 %
Total Carbohydrate 16 g 5 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g 7 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 7 g 14 %
Vitamin A 5 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 3 %
Iron 8 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Orange Chicken, SLOW Cooked to Paleo PERFECTION!!

One of the things I’ve missed since going DF (dairy free), GF (gluten free), and LF (legume free) is CHINESE FOOD!!! Sesame chicken was one of my favorites…. I’ve attempted it the Paleo way before and I’ve always failed miserably! Well, a new day has dawned!! I’ve mastered this Orange Chicken and it is BETTER than I remember my favorite Chinese Take Out dishes to be.  Read on to become a JEDI!

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighsIMG_7587
  • 1/3 C coconut aminos
  • 1/3 C honey (I use raw)
  • 2T Orange Juice
  • 2T tomato paste
  • 1T sesame oil (toasted or untoasted)
  • 2 t minced garlic
  • 1/2 t ground ginger
  • 3/4 t sea salt
  • 1/4 t black pepper
  • 1/2 t red pepper flakes (this has kick!! I would use 1/4 t if you are going to feed it to kids who prefer milder foods)
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and/or green onions!

Directions:

  1. Place whole chicken thighs into the crock pot and turn it on low. CoverIMG_7580
  2. Place remaining ingredients (except garnish) into a food processor (I used my bullet) and IMG_7583puree well.
  3. Pour mixture into crock pot and mix around with chicken, make sure it’s coated well.
  4. Cook on low for 4 hours, or so.  If you need it faster, Cook on high for 2ish hours.IMG_7586
  5. Remove chicken from crock pot after it has cooked and cut it up into bite size portions.
  6. Transfer sauce from crock pot to a small saucepan.  Reduce on medium heat until IMG_7589it’s thickened.  15-20 minutes.
  7. Drizzle thickened sauce over chicken and enjoy!IMG_7592

I served this with Sushi Rice (Cauliflower Rice would taste just as great!) and Steamed Broccoli. It was delicious!!! I’m always looking for recipes that are easy on the wallet, time and stress level. This completely fits the bill in all ways possible.

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Broccoli Cookies – Yes, I Have A Warped Sense Of Humor!

Well they aren’t exactly cookies! The original recipe calls them Broccoli Bites. If it looks like a cookie in my house, we call it a cookie – no matter what’s in it!!

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  • 16 oz. package of frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained of liquid (I used fresh steamed broccoli)
  • 1 1/2 C of grated cheese (I used Colby Jack)
  • 3 Eggs (mine were farm fresh JUMBO)
  • seasoning (I used Perfect Pinch Salt free and Rosemary)
  • 1 C of Breadcrumbs (A handful of Rice Chex, a handful of GF Hanover Pretzel Twists and Parmesan cheese in a food processor on pulse until bread crumb consistency…)

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  1. Chop up broccoli any way that works for you! We used scissors!!
  2. Make it small enough to work with!
  3. Pour all ingredients into a bowl and hand mix thoroughly.
  4. Hand form into patties, cookies, nuggets – whatever you want to call them and place onto a greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes, turn your cookies and bake for another 10-15 minutes!
  6. Serve plain, with a cheese sauce, with Ranch, with Salsa. You can serve as an appetizer, as a snack, as a side – however you want! It’s just sooo good!

 

 

 

Ham & Potato Casserole

Shredded hash browns

Half sweet onion chopped and cooked with T of minced garlic

Crown of broccoli florets

Crown of cauliflower florets

Bag of shredded Colby jack (walmart brand is gluten free)

Ham steak cubed

1/2 brick of  cream cheese (the kind that begins with an N neafe-something) with some milk

milk

Morton’s season all Salt Pepper

1/4 stick of melted butter

Mix all together and bake at 400 for 30 minutes. My family of 3 plus Gluten free 2 year old

at a 9×13 pan!! It was SOO good!

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