Foodie Friday

This week I went for paleo- I think I typically eat along the lines of this diet inadvertently due to my GF and DF status, and there is a wealth of recipes online that make my mouth water reading them!  I surveyed what I had on hand and voila!

Braised Pork Tenderloin


  • 2 lb pork tenderloin
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • bok choy chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ cup organic honey
  • 4 tbsp aminos
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Brown pork tenderloin in skillet pan with coconut oil.  Transfer to slow cooker.  Using same skillet saute garlic and bok choy.  Transfer Remaining ingredients into slow cooker and cook low for 4-5 hours.

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Faux Mashed Potatoes (aka Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes)


  • 1 large head cauliflower, chopped
  • 5 large cloves garlic
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons dairy free butter
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions: Bring 1-2 inches of water to boil in a stock pot with a steam basket.  Once water is boiling, add half of the chopped cauliflower, garlic, and a healthy dose of salt.  Add the remaining cauliflower, more salt and steam until soft.  Drain in a colander.  Transfer cauliflower and garlic to a food processor and add butter, nutmeg, and black pepper.  Puree until the consistency of mashed potatoes.  Transfer to a serving dish and heat thoroughly in an oven or microwave.

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