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Sriracha Honey Chicken Wings with Spicy Coconut Dipping Sauce {Gluten Free and Almost Paleo Recipe}

Uhhhhhmazing Sriracha Honey Chicken Wings - Gluten Free Recipe

Since when did they add so many nights of football? When I was a kid Sundays were football days. Then there was MNF. I learned what that meant when I was invited to a MNF happy hour. And now there is Thursday night too? When did Thursday night get added? Or, has it always been a football night not marketed properly? Is Thursday now TNF? Football season in my mind is a season for awesome food and these wings are no exception. This recipe is totally gluten free and oh so super close to being paleo. So if you aren’t being super strict paleo this recipe is for you. Of course it’s delicious.

Serves: 4
Total Cooking time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Hands On Time: 15 minutes

For the rub combine:
1 Tbsp Crushed Garlic
1 Tbsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Cumin
1 Tbsp Coriander
1 Tbsp Honey
2 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
1/2 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon

For the sauce combine:
1 Stick Melted Grass Fed Butter
2/3 Cup Sriracha
3 Tbsp Honey

You will also need:
Coconut Milk
15-20 Bone In Skin On Chicken Wings – duh

Uhhhhhmazing Sriracha Honey Chicken Wings - Gluten Free Recipe

Here are the super easy instructions.
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
2. Prepare chicken wings if needed and rub the chicken wings with the rub
3. Spray a lined baking sheet with olive oil.
4. Place the wings on the baking sheet and roast (remember what I said about roasting?) for 30 minutes.
5. Flip the wings and roast for another 20-25 minutes until the wings start to blacken slightly.
6. While the wings are roasting the 2nd time make the sauce.
7. Put wings in bowl and pour enough sauce in to coat the chicken. Stir until completely combined.
8. Mix remaining sauce with an equal part of coconut milk for dipping.

Enjoy!

Uhhhhhmazing Sriracha Honey Chicken Wings - Gluten Free Recipe

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BBQ Bacon Wrapped Dates {Gluten Free and Paleo Recipe}

The first time I had bacon wrapped dates was at a restaurant I love in New York called Boqueria. They are a perfect combination of sweet and salty and are so good. I believe Boqueria fries theirs and adds cheese with the almonds, but I prefer to BBQ mine and skip the cheese to make them paleoish. Dried fruit has a lot of carbs and is not recommended for a paleo diet unless you’ve reached your desired leanness. These are certainly a delicious treat and make a great appetizer especially for entertaining or a cheat day. If you don’t have a BBQ, get one. It is seriously the best way to cook and a great excuse for eating outdoors. Otherwise you can also bake these in a toaster oven or oven.

Ingredients:
Dates Pitted
Almonds or Pistachios
Bacon – cut into thirds
Toothpicks

Here is how you make them:

1. Insert almonds or pistachios into dates
2. Wrap with bacon thirds
3. Secure with toothpick
4. BBQ on medium for 4-6 minutes rotating or until bacon is fully cooked

To bake, preheat over to 450 degrees and bake for 18 minutes rotating halfway through.

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Dates

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Dates

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Dates

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BBQ Bacon Wrapped Dates

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BBQ Beef and Veggie Skewers {Gluten Free and Paleo Recipe}

Another super easy, fast, healthy, paleo and gluten free meal or appetizer.

Beef and Veggie Skewers Paleo and Gluten Free

Ingredients:

1 lb Beef Sirloin Cubed
Zucchini chopped
Mushrooms
1 tsp Crushed Garlic
1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
1 Tbsp Fresh Ground Pepper

Other optional fruits and veggies:
Sweet Bell Peppers (Red, Yellow, or Orange) cut into pieces
Grape or Cherry Tomatoes
Yellow Squash
Eggplant
Onions
Pineapple

1. Place beef in bowl and mix with garlic, sesame oil, and ground pepper
2. Alternate meat and veggies on skewers leaving room at both ends
3. BBQ on medium with lid closed for 3-5 minutes rotating to cook all sides

BBQ Beef and Veggie Skewers - Easy Gluten Free and Paleo Dinner

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Lasagne Stuffed Peppers Recipe {Gluten Free and Paleo}

These are so delicious they remind me of the last time I had stuffed peppers. It was middle school and I was on summer vacation visiting my grandparents. That was a really really long time ago! I’m not sure why stuffed peppers aren’t really made that often. They make such a delicious meal. This is definitely a modern recipe and great if you are craving lasagne but don’t want the cheese and do not want to or cannot eat lasagne noodles. I have yet to find a gluten free noodle I really like so I prefer using vegetables instead of the not so good gluten free options. This is also a super delicious paleo dish.

Here is what you need:
4 colorful bell peppers, tops removed, seeded
Olive oil
1lb spicy italian sausage, removed from casing
1 clove garlic minced
2 Tbsp fresh basil chopped
3 Tbsp tomato paste
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes in juice
1 tsp red chile pepper
1 tsp fresh ground pepper

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Lasagne Stuffed Peppers - Paleo Gluten Free Easy Dinner

4. While peppers are baking, saute garlic with 1 tsp olive oil.
5. Add sausage and brown over medium heat
6. Add dice tomatoes, red pepper, salt to pan and combine over medium heat.
7. Add basil, stir, and remove from heat.

Lasagne Stuffed Peppers - Paleo Gluten Free Easy Dinner

8. When peppers are done, spoon sausage mixture into peppers
9. Bake stuffed peppers for 10-15 mins at 400 degrees
10. Allow to cool for a few minutes then serve. I cut mine in half like this.

Lasagne Stuffed Peppers - Paleo Gluten Free Easy Dinner

Here are the recipes I looked at before making this for other variations.

Recipe 1

Recipe 2

Recipe 3

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Delicious Pulled Pork Tacos {Gluten Free and Paleo Recipe}

Last week was crazy. Lots of early morning meetings, presentations, phone calls overseas, offsite meetings, after work dinners, juggling the dogs, seeing old friends, and trying to stick to our 5:30am workouts. I made this thinking we would have it for dinner and it ended up being at least 5 separate meals throughout the week. It’s delicious to have on hand so you don’t get tempted to eat something you really don’t want to and I never get tired of it. It’s perfect and easy for parties, groups, or potlucks. And, you can serve it with eggs and corn tortillas too – breakfast tacos anyone? Even better, it’s an awesome recipe for anyone who thinks they cannot cook. Don’t need to tell your guests, but there really isn’t any cooking going on. Just dump a bunch of ingredients into a crockpot, stir, let it cook for 4 hours, and pull the meat apart with forks. Really, it’s that easy.

Here is what you need:

Package of Boneless Pork Loin Chops
1 Jar Salsa Verde
1 Can El Pato Jalapeno Salsa
1 Can Diced Jalapeños {optional for those who like it spicy}
1 Diced Shallot
1 Tbsp Fresh Ground Pepper
1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
Lettuce Leaves
Limes

Optional:
Corn Tortillas instead of Lettuce
Avocado
Limes
Crumbled Cotija Cheese
Crema Mexicana
Tapatio

One of my favorite paleo blogs, sh1tcrossfitgirlsdo recently posted another similar version of this recipe plus served over a lettuce bowl – genius! They have awesome recipes – check ’em out!

Here are the steps:

Place all ingredients except lettuce and limes into a slow cooker or crockpot and stir.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos

Here is the Salsa Verde, El Pato, and Jalapeños I use:
Salsa Verde Pulled Pork Tacos

El Pato Pulled Pork tacos

Diced Jalapenos Pulled Pork Tacos

After slow cooking for 4 hours, pull apart meat with forks:
Easy Pulled Pork Tacos - Paleo and Gluten Free

For a paleo version, serve with lettuce leaves. For gluten-free serve with warmed corn tortillas. And, don’t forget the lime wedges on the side.

Delicious Pulled Pork Tacos - 'Nuf Sed

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