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recipe: chicken heart stew

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I have read criticism that eating “Paleo” is too expensive. Personally, I think poor health is too expensive. If you are looking to increase your nutrition and lower your food budget, think organ meat.

I made up a recipe for chicken hearts. Basically, I think you could substitute chicken hearts in any recipe calling for other chicken parts. Go ahead and try. Don’t be chicken. (Sorry)

300 gram chicken hearts, sliced open. wash out the blood if you’re squeamish.
1 shallot, sliced
300 grams mixed spring mushrooms, sliced into agreeable chunks
1 chunk of fresh ginger, sliced thinly
1 T coconut oil
1 T sesame oil
1 t rice vinegar
100 ml water
200 ml coconut milk, canned

Heat the oil; sauté the chicken and shallot in a heavy saucepan over medium heat for a few minutes. Stir to keep stuff from sticking to the saucepan. Add the mushrooms and ginger. Stir it wildly. Splash in the vinegar. Add the water and coconut milk. Stir. Simmer “until done.” Don’t you hate recipes that rely on you to decide what is done! Simmering lets the ingredients share their flavors and softens the mushrooms.

If you think it needs some salt, try adding a splash of coconut aminos. Enjoy!

coconut milk smoothie

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Today’s breakfast smoothie:

1 cup (250 ml) full fat coconut milk
1 cup blueberries, fresh
1 cup kale, chopped, fresh
1 cup bok choy greens, chopped, fresh
1 handful of fresh parsley
1 thumb-sized chunk fresh ginger, sliced
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 ripe banana

These ingredients fill a 1-litre measuring cup.

Assemble in measuring cup for proportions. Transfer to blender. Wake up the neighbors with extended whirring sound. Add some water if the mixture is too thick. Total preparation time: About two minutes.

I’ve modified a recipe from the Wahl’s Paleo Protocol (because I do want I want). The original recipe didn’t call for the banana (or ginger or lemon juice). I wanted to make it a little sweeter because I was intimidated by the amount of greens. And the banana was sitting on the counter, waiting for some action.

If you like cold drinks, keep your coconut milk cans in the refrigerator. You can also use frozen berries for a frozen smoothie.

The smoothie tastes very good. I think the lemon juice brings out the sweetness of the berries. Cinnamon can act as a blood thinner. So be careful how much you eat every day, especially if you are taking medication.