Have you guys clicked on my recipe tab yet? I am in love with it! Sometimes I just open it up and stare at it. Maybe this is why I am always so behind on my todo list. I might need some time management training ;). But, I am very happy to have an easier way for you to all dig through my recipe archives. I just wanted to make sure that you knew it was there!
Many of my friends & family have been asking which recipes they should make first from The Paleo Slow Cooker. I put together a list of my top 10 must make. This actually is not my all time top 10 favorites, it is just the 10 that sounded best to me today!
Hainanese Chicken with Cauliflower Rice (p.160) – This is one of my favorite recipes from my book. It is more involved than some of the others, but it is well worth the extra effort, as you get so much out of it. You end up with an entire chicken and stock all from one dish. The flavors do not come from the chicken, but rather from the strong flavors of garlic and ginger in the rice and chili sauce. This recipe has been tested by my friend, Kim who seriously knows her Hainanese chicken and rice!
Prime Rib Chili (p.51) – There’s no chili powder in this dish; the fresh peppers do the work and deliver a nice, more subtle flavor.
Crockpot Korean Beef (p.69) – I am a huge fan of ethnic flavors (which I am sure you noticed, if you have my book). This is a really tasty and easy recipe. It has a nice tangy flavor. And it goes really well with some kimchi, which is a great source of probiotics.
Ground Lamb with Pine Nuts and Mint (p.99) – This is actually the recipe on the cover of my book and I will be sharing it on Against All Grain this weekend! This is one of those slow cooker recipes that you can make year round. The pine nuts and mint lighten the flavor. Ground lamb is a great way to include some lamb in your diet, as grass-fed lamb is often pricier than grass-fed beef.
Pork Chops in Fig Sauce (p.111) – I am a sucker for dried fruit, but if we are being honest here, I am more lingering on the verge of addiction. Many of you already know that dried fruit is my weakness! My cousin was laughing at me over the weekend because I told her that keeping a food log is a good idea because sometimes I don’t realize how much bad food I am eating until I see it written down. She responded with, “You? Bad food? Sootasan! (liar in Armenian)” and I told her, “yeah, sometimes I go crazy on dried fruit!”. That should be in a video of things paleo people say! Anyhow, recipes like this are a great way for me to be able to incorporate some dried fruit as a condiment, but not go overboard with my consumption.
Slightly Spicy Carnitas (p.123) – Because everyone needs a good carnitas recipe under their belt. It is so nice having a pile of pork that you can turn into so many different meals during the work week, when you might not have as much time to cook.
Slow Cooker Chicken Pesto w/ Macadamia Nuts (p. 142) – I actually posted this recipe on my blog when I was in the testing phase and it received great responses. You can make extra pesto and use it with a variety of different dishes. I make my pesto with macadamia nuts, opposed to the traditional pine nuts. Macadamias are a great option when nuts are called for because they have a very low Omega-6 content compared to their counterparts.
Paleo Chicken Verde (p.148) – When you are in a hurry, this dish is easy to make with some verde sauce from Trader Joe’s. But, I love making my own sauces. The broiled peppers give this dish a delectable flavor!
Roasted Beets w/ Bacon (p. 220) – This is more of a salad. It is perfect when your fridge is overflowing with beets, as ours often is during our CSA season. The slow cooker is a no-fuss method for cooking beets.
Berry Rhubarb Maple Crisp (p.228) – This is my favorite dessert in the book! Rhubarb is not available year round, but i have made this with extra berries, or substituted apples or pears and they have all worked really well. I shared this one on Paleo Parents not too long ago.
Is there a recipe that you think should be on The Paleo Slow Cooker must make list?
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