Mango Butter

A friend shared some mango butter with us this summer, and it has become a favorite for our family. To make mango butter, you first need to figure out how to slice a mango here’s a great video on how to do that. You need to make sure your mango is ripe so it will be the correct sweetness. Make sure you use a high-speed blender I used a Ninja.  I added about 3 tablespoons of almond milk to my mango, and processed it in the Ninja until it was smooth.  Then, I put it in a fancy jar, and now it’s ready to eat!

Cooking Once for Three Meals

I had a large package of hamburger (3lbs) that was ready to be cooked. I browned half of it for pie iron pizzas tonight, and to put it in spaghetti sauce tomorrow. The other half I used to make a meatloaf that we’ll eat in the next few days. Feels more like a vacation when you can plan ahead in preparing and cooking meals.

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Meals for Many

It’s summer time, and time to feed any! Two meals we have had so far include: Beanie-Weinie and Spaghetti. The spaghetti left the kids hungry. I think they skimped on the meat sauce, and didn’t get enough protein. I fill the meal out with fresh fruit and veggies. I can’t keep strawberries or blueberries in the fridge fast enough! I am always ready for the apple/blueberry/cinnamon combo for a dessert or snack.

Spicy Almonds from Paleohacks

20140201-105558.jpgI made these from a recipe in the free eBook from Paleohacks. They were great, even warm! I would probably grease the pan next time.

Spice it Up!

I have been trying to get control of my spice inventory.  I am finding that I am using them more, now, in my Paleo way!  It is certainly one way to change flavor without the “usual” ingredients I used before.  A long time ago, I created this Google Doc Template for a Spice Inventory.  I had to revisit it, and I’m going to put it into use again.  So, I thought I would share the link.