Monthly Archives: May 2012

Menu – Week of May 28th

Here are a few meals to get us through the week.

Ina Garten/Barefoot Contessa┬ámakes some great Paleo friendly dishes. Here is one of my “go to” dishes. Super easy.


  • 1/4 cup good olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic (9 cloves)
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest (2 lemons)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts, skin on (6 to 8 ounces each)
  • 1 lemon


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Warm the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add the garlic, and cook for just 1 minute but don’t allow the garlic to turn brown. Off the heat, add the white wine, lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, and 1 teaspoon salt and pour into a 9 by 12-inch baking dish.

Pat the chicken breasts dry and place them skin side up over the sauce. Brush the chicken breasts with olive oil and sprinkle them liberally with salt and pepper. Cut the lemon in 8 wedges and tuck it among the pieces of chicken.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken breasts, until the chicken is done and the skin is lightly browned. If the chicken isn’t browned enough, put it under the broiler for 2 minutes. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and serve hot with the pan juices.

Served with:

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon (I poured Balsamic Vinegar over the brussels sprouts after roasting them in the oven. This added fantastic flavor!)


Menu – Week of May 20th

I am back! Time to get back on track and eat Paleo. It has been a busy past few weeks with travel and frankly just too much going on to properly plan out a healthy menu. I have been starch overloading and it is time to get back to Paleo eating!

Here is what is in store for the week:

Broiled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus (just a random side I want to make – I am sure I will pair it with something.)

Pizza Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Sticky Thai Chicken Wings