The last month I have been slow in posting because frankly I am not finding the paleo life appealing, appetizing, or fun in the least. The recipes are all bland, one-dimensional boring meals and the same things over and over since above doing paleo I have picky eaters. No Chicken, no tomatoes, no cooked mushrooms, and on and on making this very hard to follow and one can only serve steak and salad so many times. Sigh. But I did come across a recipe that I was able to revamp a little to make it edible, in fact I actually ate the leftovers twice in a row. It was different so perhaps that is where the fascination came from but it was good enough to share with you all.
In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients:
½ cup coconut flour
¼ cup tapioca flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 ½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. basil
½ tsp. garlic powder
In another bowl combine the wet ingredients:
½ cup coconut milk (can sub a nut milk)
4 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
Mix both these bowls so they are well mixed then add the wet to the dry in the larger bowl.
(This is where you can have some fun in adding ingredients. make it into a beef stew pot pie, chicken pot pie, pork or just a leftover in your fridge pot pie.)
I then added 1.5 cups of shredded leftover chicken, and a bag of mixed veggies (corn, peas, green bean) and some dehydrated onion flakes. stirred that all in and then put it in a greased glass cake pan and baked at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until it pulls away from sides and gets nicely golden brown.
It smelled delicious baking but I could tell by looking at it that it would be a tad dry so I made a paleo gravy by using fresh chicken broth and arrowroot starch for a thickener.
when serving I just cut a little square and drizzled some gravy over the top and I had an awesome chicken pot pie taste in my mouth that was just delicious. This made enough for three people and two left over meals so it makes a pretty good amount despite the amount of flours used. I thought about doubling and so glad I didn’t as I would be freezing the rest since although I love the leftovers I also have leftover salmon, ribs, pork roast in the fridge too. My family other than me are not big on left overs. I blame them for my weight since I hate wasting food and end up eating the leftovers they don’t/won’t.
enjoy and if you play with different add in’s let me know I would love to hear how it turns out.