Chicken Butternut Squash Chili

15 Jan

The butternut squash, courgettes and red peppers make a really good stand in for beans. I prefer to make this in a slow cooker so you can toss in the ingredients and forget about it until dinner. Cooking at a low temp also makes for really delicious, moist shredded chicken.

Paleo Chicken Chili

Paleo Chicken Butternut Squash Chili

Chicken Butternut Squash Chili

1 yellow onion, chopped

1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped

1 red pepper, chopped

1 courgette, chopped

3 chicken breasts (bone in or out doesn’t matter, it gets pretty shredded either way)

2 400 g cans chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp each of cumin and chili powder

                                         Salt and pepper to taste

Layer your veg in the bottom of the slow cooker, topped with the chicken, the seasonings and finally the cans chopped tomatoes. Set on low and cook for 6 hours or so, stirring when you think of it. I served the chili with fresh coriander (cilantro) and a salad of greens, cabbage, avocado and a balsamic reduction.


Asian Meatballs with Chili Sauce

15 Jan

Brought to you by Chef Shaf

Our little Paleo crew has started a Friday night dinner club. Two or three times a month we get together at one of our homes and the chef du jour/host whips up a Paleo feast. This week Chef Shaf hosted us for Asian meatballs with chili sauce followed by orange strawberry shooters. Delish! I wish I had more pictures but the magnum of Beaujolais took precedence. Here’s the recipe:

Asian Meatballs with Chili Sauce

(adapted from this guy)

1 lb (500 grams) natural pork

1 egg

1 egg yolk

1/2 c ground almond (found on Ocado, Whole Foods, Tesco)

1/2 jalapeno, diced

1 tsp Sriracha

Handful dried chives

Handful dried cilantro

1/4 tsp sesame oil

Salt and Pepper

Chili Sauce

Sriracha, Braggs, dash of garlic powder and pepper

Preheat over to 200 C (400 F)

Combine meatball ingredients in a bowl

Roll meat mixture in to small meatballs, the size of a golf ball

Cook for 15 – 20 minutes on a baking sheet

Mix together chili sauce ingredients and dip away!

Pancakes in a Pinch

14 Jan

My 2 year old woke up in a funk this morning (she hates Mondays too) so to set her straight I shouted, ‘pancakes for breakfast!!’ Then I went and looked in my fridge and realized we had no eggs. Oops. Well you can’t break a pancake promise to a 2 year old so I had to work with what we had. I didn’t even measure things!

Pancakes in a Pinch

Pancakes in a Pinch

Eggless Banana Pancakes

1 ripe banana

1/4 mug coconut flour

Glug almond milk

Dash baking soda

Splash of vanilla

You’ll want it to be the consistency of cookie dough. Melt a spoonful of coconut oil in a hot pan and throw in a blob of batter. Let it cook for a few minutes, until the edges are brown, and flip. It won’t resemble a pancake in the slightest, more like fried porridge. We added some honey from a friend’s farm in the US and voila – it was a hit! I ate half and it was pretty darn good.

For some actual pancake recipes try these:

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

Silver Dollar Pancakes


Out and About – Upcycle Market on Brick Lane

10 Jan

Upcycle Market mezze platter

Paleo friendly food is easy to find! We had a heap of beet salad, chicken and lamb, cucumber salad and a bunch of other delicious unknown stuff doused in a tahini sauce for a fiver at the Upcycle Market on Brick Lane.

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