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Tonight, our dinner was a paleo “pasta” dish. Zucchini spiralized noodles with jalapeño sausage and a coconut milk sauce turned cheesy using nutritional yeast. Super easy, delicious and filling!

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1⃣Dice up 5 sausages into 1/4″ pieces and brown both sides in a frying pan (sausage flavor of your choice, I used jalapeño)
2⃣While those are browning, spiralize 4 zucchini
3⃣When the sausages are browned on both sides, stir in the zucchini noodles to heat thru and turn off heat
4⃣while the noodles are heating, in a small sauce pan combine:
🔹1 can full fat coconut milk
🔹1/4c nutritional yeast
🔹1 garlic clove, diced
🔹s&p
🔹garlic powder
🔹onion powder
🔹crushed red pepper
5⃣when sauce starts to simmer and is hot, pour into noodles and sausage and serve

Serves 4-5

Very easy one pan dinner! Found some all natural, no fillers or nasties added chicken sausage at Sam’s Club. These ones were spinach and asiago chicken sausage and they were amazing. Wanted to have them in a dish, not “hot dog” style so I came up with this!
(True paleo if you choose a sausage without cheese in it, but paleo if you eat dairy in your version of paleo)

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1⃣Cook spaghetti squash via desired method
2⃣Slice 5 spinach & asiago chicken sausage links (or desired flavor) into 1/4″ pieces and put in a large pan to brown
3⃣Chop one head of broccoli into small florets and put in pan of sausage while it’s browning
4⃣When sausage is brown on both sides, pour in 1 can garlic and onion flavored diced tomatoes (regular would work as well, but if you use regular, I would dice an onion and add it along with some garlic when you add the broccoli to sauté)
5⃣Add in 1c chicken broth, cover pan and simmer for 5-10min until broccoli is tender
6⃣When tender, add in spaghetti squash, season with s&p, mix and serve

Serves 4-6

**Can also be a make-ahead, simply let it cool after mixing everything together, then either keep it in the covered pan to reheat over the stove or place it in a 9×13″ baking dish to be reheated in the oven.

Had some grass-fed ground beef in fridge that needed to be used up. I was going to make paleo tacos but we had Mexican when we were out last night with some friends so I opted for a different direction. Hubby suggested something like shepherd’s pie so that’s what I went with. YUM! Just as good as the original even without the peas, corn or white potatoes.

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Sweet Potato-Cauli Mash
1⃣Peel and dice up 2 sweet potatoes
2⃣Rough chop 1 head of cauliflower
3⃣Place both in a pan, cover with water and boil until tender
4⃣Remove from heat and add in
🔹2T organic, grass-fed Butter, I use kerrygold (or fat of choice)
🔹1/2c Coconut milk
🔹S&p
🔹optional-1/4c Nutritional yeast if you want a slightly “cheesy” flavor to the mash
5⃣Mash and set aside

Meat Mixture
1⃣While mash is boiling, sauté in a large pan (larger than you need so you can mix everything in later):
🔹1T butter (or oil/fat of choice)
🔹1 large onion, chopped
🔹3 celery stalks, chopped
🔹1 large zucchini, chopped
🔹1T garlic, chopped
2⃣When starting to turn translucent, add in 1.5lbs of ground beef and brown
3⃣When meat is fully cooked, drain fat then add in:
🔹2 large handfuls of spinach
🔹2 tomatoes, diced
🔹2T tomato paste
🔹2T Coconut aminos
🔹optional-1T Sriracha (any hot sauce)
🔹s&p
🔹1t Chili powder
🔹2t Flavorgod garlic lovers seasoning (or garlic powder)
🔹1/2c Beef bone broth
4⃣Stir and taste to adjust seasonings to your liking then place cover on pan until spinach is wilted
5⃣You can either serve it immediately with a scoop of the meat mixture topped with a scoop of the mash or you can place it in a baking dish to reheat in the oven for later

Another “use up what’s left in the fridge/freezer” success story right here. This is a paleo dinner that is very easy, minimal ingredients and so much flavor all in a tiny bowl. It’s is a crockpot soup which makes it even easier! Italian sausage paired with tomatoes and peppers are a dream combo! Very Italian tasting…yum 🙂

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1⃣Slice 1.5lbs Italian sausage (mild/medium/hot or a combo) into 1/3″ pieces and place in a frying pan to brown on both sides. When both sides are browned, transfer meat to crock pot
2⃣Place 1T butter (cooking fat of choice) to melt then add in 1 small diced onion. Cook until beginning to turn translucent then add in 2 bell peppers (colors of choice (I used red and orange) that have been thinly sliced. Also add in 1T chopped garlic.
3⃣Cook for about 5 minutes until just turning tender then add in 1 can diced tomatoes. Season with Italian herbs, salt and pepper. Stir until heated thru then pour into crockpot with meat.
4⃣Top with 2c chicken bone broth or store bought stock
5⃣Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2