Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Recipe - Chili Sauce

I remember looking at the nutritional information many years ago on our favourite brand of Chili Sauce. The amount of sodium was ridiculous and this was way before we started eating Paleo.

Chili Sauce

1 Large Onion, finely diced.
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
12 ozs Tomato Paste
1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1 cup Water
2 Tbsp Coconut Aminos
3 Tbsp Chili Powder
1 Tsp Mace
1 Tbsp Black Pepper
Salt to Taste

Cook the Onions in 2 Tbsps of Coconut Oil until softened. Add the garlic, chili powder, and mace and saute for 1 minute until fragrant.

Add the tomato paste and cook for 3-5 minutes until the paste starts to darken. This really helps to develop the taste of the tomatoes.

Stir in the cider vinegar, water, and coconut aminos
and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes until thick. Stir regularly to keep the sauce from burning and season to taste with salt and pepper.

This is great served warm as a dipping sauce or can be combined with horseradish to make a classic cocktail sauce.

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Whole30 January 2014 Day 14

This morning I was feeling lazy with cooking, so I chopped up some bacon, sauteed it, and then dumped in a bag of roasted peppers and onions from our last trip to Trader Joe's.  Once the peppers were tender, I stirred in some beaten eggs to make a scramble.  I put some Trader Joe's salsa on the side and went to town.

We had a late lunch at around 2pm.  Stopped at a local Afghani restaurant that serves consistently healthy and delicious food.  I opted for the kofta kebab and grilled filet with a large side salad.

I got a little peckish later in the evening, so I cooked up some eggs and had those.  Pretty boring, so I didn't bother snapping a photo of that!

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

January 2014 Whole30 Day 13

We had a late start to the day again today, so my parents who are visiting offered to take us out for breakfast.  We went to a local breakfast spot, and I had a very large omelet stuffed to the brim with spinach, mushrooms and bacon.  And I subbed out the toast and home fries for some tomatoes.

I grabbed a nap this afternoon and when I woke up I was really hungry; heated up some leftover meat and spinach muffins and that held me over until dinner.

And dinner was fondue.  I love doing this.  It really is such a fun thing to do as a family, and our kid loves that he gets to cook his own food.

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January 2014 Whole30 Day 12

Late again, shame on me!  I worked until 11pm last night, came home and flopped on the sofa until I peeled my body off of it 90 minutes later.

For breakfast, we had zoodles, bacon and eggs that I sprinkled with Zatar.

I took leftover meat and veggie muffins with me to work and bought a salad made with spring mix and topped with hard boiled egg, cucumber, tomato, mushrooms and green peppers.  I ate with a bit of balsamic vinegar and it was the perfect pairing with my meat muffins.  Like those gorgeous green polyester pants?

And for dinner, I had leftover meatza with a baby romaine salad with artichokes and kalamata olives.  I brough some creamy Italian dressing along for the ride.  Perfect.

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