The incredible, edible, coconut!

Tonight, I wanted soup again. But this time, I was craving a creamy, rich soup. I was going to try something with cream cheese…..but then I looked at the ingredients in cream cheese….and I was SHOCKED! There is so much more in cream cheese than milk. Check it out sometime. So I turned to coconut milk to acheive the creamy I was craving, and i’m so glad I did!

Here is the soup:

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I’ll call it….

Creamy Dreamy Chicken Soup

1/2 stick grass-fed butter
2c. Sliced mushrooms
1 can of organic diced tomatoes
1.5 pounds chicken (the REAL kind) cut into bite-size pieces
1, 10oz bag of fresh spinach
1 pack of Good Seasons Zesty Italian Seasoning mix
1 can of coconut milk ( I used just the thick top and discarded the water in the bottom of the can to acheieve ultimate creaminess)

Melt butter over med-high heat, saute mushrooms til tender. Add tomatoes, chicken, and seasoning. When chicken is just about done, add entire bag of spinach, cover with lid. Stir occasionally. When spinach is all wilted, remove lid, let it reduce to desired creaminess, serve in a big bowl, then eat it with great pleasure! This made enough for me, two kids, and PLENTY of leftovers.

Happy eating!!

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Back in action! …….again….

So after a 10 day hiatus…take or add a few…..im back. The holidays were tougher than I expected, and there were some definitely “un-paleo” foods on my plate. But the past is the past! So lets move on, shall we?

Tonight I made my own version of Chicken Cacciatore!

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Mmm, yummy. Here’s the recipe:

Chicken Cacciatore

2T Coconut Oil
1 each red, yellow, orange bell pepper, sliced thin
1 med red onion, sliced thin
2 large tomatoes, juice squeezed out, and chopped
1T garlic powder
1tsp basil
1tsp oregano
4-5 chicken breasts, sliced lengthwise, fairly thin

Heat oil over med-high heat, add onion, peppers, and tomatoes. Add garlic, basil, oregano. Stir. Cover, reduce to simmer. Simmer until it reduces to be fairly thick. Add chicken, continue to simmer until chicken in cooked through. Remove cover, increase to med-high heat, stir fry until all excess liquid is cooked off. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve!!!

I served this up with some sauteed kale!

Now, lets get back to my un-paleo choices. I have taken with me a few,lessons. 1) The waterfall effect is sooooo true…why do I keep forgetting. Cheating is like the Pringles jingle, “once you pop, you cant stop”, or its like that for me. Soo, once again, it aint worth it. 2) My emotions and my shitty-eating choices are linked very closely. Sugary, carby foods make me feel good emotionally, at first, then I feel sick physically, then feel bad emotionally….seriously?! What an awful cycle, I got to fix that. Im going to, once again, try journaling. Maybe that will help me dig up some roots. 3)I totally must have a gluten intolerance…lets not get into detail, but really, I must….4) Boredom and/or lack of prep equals poor food choices. So, I will prep better anf find better ways to relieve boredom! And 5), did I mention carbs and sugar make me feel like CRAP?!

Tomorrow morning, I have a date with my Amazon Cloud Player and my tennis shoes. So here I go!

Oh and for you Facebookers, check this chick out, she is a rockstar and currently serving as my newest inspiration. I dont know if she is a paloer, but she sure is awe inspiring!

Ashlee Hendry Fitness

Until tomorrow, night all!