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Paleo Chicken Fingers

Posted By: Nicky

Chicken fingers are a quick and easy meal that I like to make at least once a week. I found this recipe at liveprimal.com and then made a few subtle changes. This site contains a wide variety of paleo recipes, so check it out: http://liveprimal.com/LPrecipes.pdf.

These chicken fingers are very easy to make. I try to keep the ingredients on hand. These can be cooked in a frying pan, but I find they turn out better if they are baked in an oven.

What you will need:

1-2 lb boneless skinless chicken tenders or chicken breasts cut into strips

1 egg, beaten

1/2 c almond flour

1/2 t sea salt

1 tsp poultry seasoning

1 tsp dry mustard powder

olive or coconut oil to line cooking sheet or for skillet

Set the oven to 375 degrees. Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and coat with oil. Place egg into a bowl and beat. Place the almond flour with seasonings into another bowl. Dip each chicken piece into the egg bowl and then dip into the flour mixture. Place each piece on the cookie sheet.

Place the cookie sheet in the oven for 30-40 minutes, turning halfway through. The chicken fingers are done when the juices run clear and there is no pink.

These can be eaten plain, topped with marinara sauce, or used in salads.



My Trip to Chipotle

I went to Chipotle today. (Nothing new there) There was a couple in front of me who looked like they have never been in one before. Normally I would get a little antsy about the line not moving…AT ALL. But instead of cutting in the sign lookers I waited patiently. They even offered me to go first, but I didn’t want to be a jerk so I waited. When they were trying to pay for their order the system went down and they got their food for free. FREE CHIPTOLE! I was thinking, ‘Hell Yeah! Free food!’ but when I got to the cash register I asked if they could try one more time. I didn’t want to feel like I stole from them. They tried again but it was still down. So I took my free Chipotle salad and sat down to eat. When I was done eating I walked up to the register and asked if they had it up and running again. They said it was so I offered to pay for my food. I could have gotten away with free food, but it’s not in my nature. If I go somewhere for food that I intend to purchase I can’t just take it. To me that feels like stealing.

So the lesson today: Be Trustworthy. You’ll feel better about it later.

Long days and pleasant nights,

Shoeless Joe

Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce

This is an easy meal that I make about once a week. It’s better than real spaghetti. And yes, you can spin it on your fork like real spaghetti.

1 spaghetti squash
1 lb ground beef (grass-fed if possible)
Your favorite marinara sauce

Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Remove seeds and place cut side down on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil. Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until fork tender. When the squash is done and cool enough to handle, scrape the insides out with a fork and you have your very own gluten-free spaghetti.

In the meantime, brown the ground beef. Drain any excess fat. Add marinara sauce.

Add the meat sauce to the squash.


* I have not tried this, but you can microwave spaghetti squash if you prefer. According to http://www.wegmans.com: Place one squash half, skin cut side down (one half at a time), on microwave-safe dish; cover with microwave-safe plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH 10-12 min, until tender. Repeat with second half. Let rest, covered, 10-12 min, until cool enough to handle. Carefully remove plastic wrap to avoid steam.

Posted by: Nicky

Live Your Life To The Fullest

Whatever comes your way, you can get through it. Live your life as if today was your last, because it just might be.

Are You Too Clean?

I don’t understand the big deal behind the “handless” Lysol soap dispensers. It kills 99.9% of germs so what does it matter if you touch the darn soap dispenser! You’re already going to be killing germs, what will a couple more do. We should not be using anti-microbial sanitizers as often as our society does. We need to have some exposure so that we can fight it. Check out this link to learn more.


Eating Bugs

Since I am embarking on a 6 month paleo challenge I will be needing to find some new foods that will break up the monotony. Solution: BUGS! I will probably start with meal worms since they are readily available (pet stores) and easy to prepare (they won’t hop around like crickets). After defeating the meal worms I will delve into the wonderful world of crickets. I will post pictures, videos, recipes and reactions to my new food source. Watch out insect kingdom…here I come!

Long days and pleasant nights,

Shoeless Joe