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Mexican Chicken and Cauliflower Rice

6 Jun

Mexican Chicken and Cauliflower Rice | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Remember that time when I was Paleo for three weeks? Yeah, that didn’t turn out well; it’s not a lifestyle I can commit to. And you’re all thinking ‘duh, you bake cookies every other day!’ Yeah, well, …. um… shut up! I’m glad I tried it though, because I learned a lot of cool stuff about food and cooking, like, cauliflower can be made into ANYTHING!

I knew it made for good soup already. And remember those Cauliflower Wraps? Well now, I bring you… Cauliflower Rice!

Is there anything this beige Brassicaceae can’t do? Continue reading

Chicken Cordon Vert

29 May

Chicken Cordon Vert | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
It’s a well known fact that bacon makes everything better. It’s even more well known that cheese makes everything better. Thus, if redhead math serves me correctly, putting bacon and cheese inside chicken makes it the best chicken ever.

Did you hear that? I think I heard your cardiologist whimpering. He’s upset that I took a perfectly good lean protein like chicken and dirtied it up with greasy bacon and fatty cheese. Alright doc, point well taken. I’m going to shove some spinach in there. Boom. Fighting free radicals. Continue reading

Cauliflower Wraps

15 Apr

Cauliflower Wraps | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Ok kids, I confess: I totally fell off the Paleo wagon last week. There were cookies, there was ice cream, there was frozen yogurt, there were chips, there were fries and there were donuts. Gaw! I was doing so well! Maybe too well. Maybe so strict that when I saw a plate full of cookies I couldn’t help but eat five, because who knew when I would see cookies again!?! Actually, I baked several batches of cookies last week and I honestly did a good job of only eating one, to make sure they tasted right, and packing the rest away. Hmmm, so maybe it really means that I totally lose all my discipline when I leave my own kitchen. Damnit. This is going to be hard. Especially with those damn Chick-Fil-A waffle fries calling me like sirens to the drive-thru window… do you hear that? Continue reading

Paleo Crockpot Breakfast Pie

10 Apr

Easy Paleo Breakfast Pie | Adventures of a Hungry RedheadEasy Paleo Breakfast Pie | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Paleo breakfast food is not pretty. It is genius, it is delicious, it is filling, but it is not going on the cover of Taste of Home anytime soon. Must be something about the grey/brown of sausage mixed with the fluorescent green and orange of the vegetables. Combine that with egg yolks and you have… mud.

This recipe is genius. It is easy, it is tasty, it is filling, but it is not pretty. Even the original version that used sweet potato was putting lipstick on a pig when it came time for photos.

This was the first “Paleo” meal I made. I wanted something for breakfast that tasted good and got me through to lunch, but that I didn’t have to spend much time on in the morning. Enter a lovely lass named Juli, her blog PaleOMG and a crockpot. Continue reading

Easy Dijon Pork Tenderloin

8 Apr

Easy Pork Tenderloin | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
I’ve been embarking on a food adventure of a different kind the last couple weeks. It started when I was eating a slab of frozen cookie dough like a slice of deep dish pizza, which happened to occur the day after I ate half a box of Girl Scout Tagalongs in one sitting, and I thought ‘Is it any wonder I have no energy and live in a constant state of heartburn? I am not 16 anymore. My body can’t take this kind of abuse.’ Especially when I wasn’t even hungry. I know I’m the Hungry Redhead and all, but more and more I find myself mindlessly eating. I kept telling myself to eat healthier, but somehow eating oatmeal for breakfast, a salad for lunch and vegetable stir-fry for diner meant it was okay to eat half a chocolate cake before I went to bed.

So I needed to do something more drastic. I needed something strict, with rules. I needed something that forced me to cut back on my sugar intake… I needed to go Paleo.

Actually, I’d say I’ve gone Pagen, because I still make several violations to the Paleo doctrine (which varies a lot anyway depending on who you talk to). And how am I supposed to keep baking if I’m not allowed flour and sugar? Continue reading

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

21 Feb

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Apparently the Paleo Pancakes trend has come and gone. Throughout January, my post on Simple Paleo Pancakes (the kind that involves one banana and two eggs) was pulling big traffic into my site. Either everyone has now figured out how to make the two-ingredient paleo pancakes and no longer needed to search, or everyone has given up on eating healthy and is making thick and fluffy buttermilk pancakes these days. I, however, will resurrect the paleo pancake today. I will be Justin Timberlake : I’m bringing Paleo Pancakes back. Continue reading

Cauliflower Soup

24 Jan

Cauliflower Soup | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
I’m back! Things have been a wee bit crazy the last couple of days, but we’ll talk about that another time. Instead, let’s talk about what everyone else is talking about: it’s cold! Sort of. In Atlanta, people are freaking out because highs are only in the 40’s. Back in Wisconsin, people annoyed that the temperature has been in the teens all week.

I love freaking people out with stores of winter weather in Wisconsin. What surprises people the most is that it’s the cold, not the snow, that generally caused problems. Snow can be removed. Snow can be prepared for. Snow melts. Snow is pretty. No amount of outerwear can prepare you for negative 12 degrees. It can not be shoveled aside. It is not pretty.

I clearly remember having more school cancellations because of freezing temperatures than snow. There was even a glorious day in fourth grade where we had two straight days of no school because it was so cold. Why, might you ask, do they cancel school when it’s cold? Do schools in Wisconsin not have heat? Well yes they do, but they also have a lot of kids that get to school via bus and if you can’t wait outside for the bus without getting frostbite within 40 seconds, then it’s difficult to get to school (even if your parents did build you a little shack at the end of your 1/2 mile long driveway).That and I’m pretty sure the teachers would have revolted at the thought of a full day of school without any recess.

Basically, growing up in those types of conditions (and ice fishing) is what prepares one to go to Green Bay Packer games at Lambeau Field shirtless. Continue reading

Simple Paleo Pancakes

14 Jan

Simple Paleo Pancakes | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Oh Pinterest, you vixen. Enticing me with indulgent food, outfits I could never put together by myself,  cute sleepy puppies, inspirational quotes that I forget 10 minutes later, six-pack abs, and deceptive craft projects that require seven trips to Michael’s. Can I believe you when you tell me that two eggs plus a banana equals pancakes?

I’d been eyeing this pin for two ingredient Paleo pancakes for awhile. Seriously? But how do they get fluffy? Well… they don’t. They’re very thin, like a crepe. Which is fine in my book. I love crepes (you heard me Ricky Bobby).

Do you know what Paleo is? It’s short for the Paleolithic diet, which is based on the foods humans ate during the Paleolithic Era (think cavemen). It focuses on naturally raised proteins, vegetables, fruits and nuts (think hunter-gatherer) and eliminates grains, starches, processed sugars and oils (think all of your favorite foods). The Paleo diet and CrossFit tend to go hand-in-hand, so I’ve become more Paleo curious as of late. Just as I see merits in veganism, I see merits in the Paleo diet as well. Continue reading

Spaghetti Squash

8 Jan

Spaghetti Squash | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
In keeping with the theme of food that’s crazy easy to make and rather good for you I present: spaghetti squash.

It’s not the sexiest of the squashes. It’s no butternut or acorn and it certainly can’t hold a candle to pumpkin, but don’t keep passing this gem by at the grocery store, especially if you’re on a gluten-free, vegan, low-carb or paleo diet.

Just 40 minutes in the oven and you have an all-veggie alternative to spaghetti. Hence the name, although I’m not sure when it was shortened from “all-veggie alternative to spaghetti squash” to just “spaghetti squash.” Continue reading

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