The Novice Foodie

Just eating real foods, lifting heavy things and learning about it along the way


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3 Ingredient Paleo quick dish

Sausage Pepper Skillet

One of my favorite quick meals to make: Simply toss some peppers and onions (fresh sliced or frozen) and pre-cooked sausage sliced in a skillet with some olive oil. Because you’re essentially just re-heating and sautéing, the olive oil will hold up safely at the medium to low temperature.
I like Applegate brand chicken sausage, but any natural kind will do. Applegate is a good brand with a short list of ingredients and humane, organic practices. It is pre-seasoned and pre-cooked, which cuts meal prep time down significantly. There are also several different flavors to choose from!

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MEAL PREP: Quick, easy chicken marinade

One of the quickest, easiest, tastiest way to make chicken is to marinade it. The only catch is that you need to allow time for the chicken to absorb the juicy goodness, so meal planning is key.

I buy individually wrapped chicken breasts and keep them frozen.

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Every once in awhile I take one out and throw it in the fridge to defrost.

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Once it’s defrosted, I rinse it, throw it in a ziplock bag and add some olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, balsamic vinegar and salt/pepper/whatever spices I’m feelin that day and stick it back in the fridge. Some good options are rosemary, garlic powder, basil, cilantro or other herbs that strike your fancy. I usually leave it at least overnight but I bet a few hours would still do the trick.

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Makes for a juicy, flavorful chicken breast that I throw on the grill for a quick meal later in the week.


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Pizza Burger

Pizza Burger

 

 

Turkey burger with tomato sauce and pepperoni for lunch? Don’t mind if I do.

Find this recipe (I modified to use a frozen Turkey burger patty, canned tomato sauce, some pre-chopped onions and a shake or two of Italian seasoning and a slice of pepperoni) and others I’ve tried and rated at my Pinterest board, pinned there, done that

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JUST MADE: sweet potato hash

JUST MADE: sweet potato hash

Just made THE most delicious PALEO breakfast! Recipe originally from “Eating for Idiots” blog.

I usually hate cooking on a skillet because it splashes all over the place, but coconut oil held up much better at medium-high heat and the sweet potatoes actually did get crispy without getting burnt.
I used some Tony Chachere’s seasoning and skipped the cinnamon to make it a little spicier. Top with an egg for perfection!

As always, see this and more recipes that I’ve tried and rated on my pinterest board “pinned there, done that.”


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Rosemary Chicken Skillet

Tonight’s dinner was a quick and easy recipe from Paleo Magazine. I didn’t have the exact spices the recipe called for, but I made some quick substitutions and it still turned out great, I thought. Get the recipe here.

Here’s a tip: Buy frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts and always keep one in the fridge so it’s thawed. I like this kind  because they are individually wrapped and I can just pop one in the fridge. You could also just throw one in a Ziploc baggie. 20130101-202503.jpg