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A Paleo Slumber Party

Yes, I’m about to be 27 years old and still having slumber parties!  Okay, I guess I just used the term Slumber Party because it sounded better in the title.

We didn’t sit around in our feetsy pajamas, braiding each other’s hair, prank calling boys, and eating cupcakes.  We did sit around chatting, catching up, eating delicious food, drinking great wine, and even practiced some yoga.  Now that I think about it there actually was some hair cutting (my roommate is a hair dresser) and of course there was boy talk.  I guess some things never change.  Even when I looked back to our last girl’s night, we pretty much did the same thing.  I guess we’re just becoming more and more predictable in our older age.

I had planned on grilling for the girls since we’ve been finally getting some warmer weather.  Of course it was cold and rainy on Saturday, but that didn’t stop me!  Grill I did!

We had some big, juicy organic burgers minus the bun.  I put out mango salsa and avocado to top them with.  My friend Caroline brought over a corn and bean salad that she got from Rachel Ray.

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For dessert my friend Missy, who is an awesome cook and baker, made a to die for chocolate pie.  Missy is paleo as well so her amazing dish came from a recipe from Danielle at Against All Grain. Continue reading

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A Girl’s Night with a Chicken Sweet Potato and Apple Bake

Last night I had a “Girls Night.”  I love a girl’s night and hope I have them through my twenties, thirties, forties, until forever!  Three of my best friends came over to celebrate Christina’s birthday.  We completely vegged out.  Which means, comfy clothes, wine, dinner, dessert, and even some silly yoga.

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I wanted to make a nice fall dish for everyone.  I thought about it all day trying to think up a dish.  I knew I wanted sweet potatoes, maybe some fall vegetables, and chicken.  Then I remembered the sweet potato and apple hash I made recently and got inspired by that.  I decided it would be easier to make a one dish meal – ya know take a bunch of ingredients, throw them in a pan, put it in the oven, and done – that’s my kind of meal!  And so was born the Chicken Sweet Potato and Apple Bake.

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Chicken Sweet Potato and Apple Bake

  • 4 Organic Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Macintosh Apple (cut into small cubes)
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes / Yams (cut into cubes)
  • 1 Red Onion (cut into cubes)
  • 3-4 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Fresh Rosemary

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  Put the coconut oil in a casserole dish and put it in the oven for a couple of minutes for it to melt.  Place the 4 chicken breasts in the dish and salt and pepper each side.  Add in the sweet potatoes, apples, and onions on top of and around the chicken.  Sprinkle a little more salt and pepper and a dash of cinnamon over the dish.  Top with some fresh rosemary.  Cover with tin foil or lid and place in the oven for 40-45 minutes.  Enjoy with a grilled vegetable – I did asparagus last night.

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After dinner and a few glasses of wine we had plenty of girl talk, life in your 20s talk, more wine, pumpkin spice hershey kisses (so good), selfies, and down dog practice!  All in all it was a pretty fabulous night.  Girls nights are always good for the soul.

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