Monday, May 21, 2012

Summer essentials

Ok so I know I've been saying I was going to put this up forever, so I made up for it by adding another recipe.

SWEET POTATO SALAD (and other yummy summer ideas)
With Summer coming and all the BBQ's and get together's it can be hard for us Paleo eaters to enjoy one of the best things about the season, the summer foods. So I have a good solution Sweet Potato salad and clean coleslaw.
*****The first thing you're going to need is a food processor, to make your mayonnaise, and everything else is easy!*********

2 eggs
2 tbsn white vinegar
1 tbsn mustard 
1 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
In a food processor, on med high speed (I use my Vitamix and it works perfect on 7) blend all of your ingredients except the oil for a few seconds (just enough to blend). Slowly drizzle in the oil S-L-O-W-L-Y!!! It's very important so you don't ruin the consistency of the mayonnaise. Than blend until you get the right thickness.

SORRY NO PIC :O( we were in too much of a hurry to want to wait for that, we really love this recipe!)

3 large sweet potatoes cubed, steamed (I like the peels on so don't forget scrubbed too)
2 large dill pickles diced
5 large hard boiled eggs
1-1 1/2 C mayonnaise
1-2 tbsn mustard
1 bunch green onions diced (I've used sweet onions too and I like that flavor just as much)
salt, pepper, paprika to taste

Mix all when potatoes are cooled and MMMMM!!!

I made this recipe with bigger chunks than most coleslaws I like texture and crunchies.
1 small head green cabbage diced or shredded (depending on how you like your peices)
3-4 large carrots diced or shredded (again based on your preferance)
2 stalks of celery diced
 1-2 apples of different types diced (I did 1 granny and 1 cameo)
1/2 C. mayonnaise
a squirt or 2 of lemon juice to taste.
Mix all together and serve next to your favorite Paleo summer BBQ, we choose BBQ pulled pork with our potato salad and BBQ pork ribs with our coleslaw.