Whole 30 Creamy Bacon, Leek and Cauliflower (BLC) Soup

This fabulous bacon, leek and cauliflower soup will hit the midwinter spot – whether you’re doing Whole 30 or not! 

BLC Soup: Creamy Bacon, Leek & Cauliflower. Perfect for #Whole30. #Dairyfree and delish. #paleo

BLC Soup: Bacon, Leek and Cauliflower. Perfect for Whole 30. Dairy-free and delish.

 

If you’ve been joining in on the January Whole 30, you’re in the home stretch! But you might want to make this again (and again, and again) even once your 30 days are up. Totally dairy-free, this manages to be rich and creamy without being heavy. With an immersion blender, it’s also a total cinch. If you don’t have one, it’s also totally possible in a blender, don’t worry! You’ll definitely want to drizzle this with either Nom Nom Paleo’s sublime homemade sriracha or the good stuff from the Paleo Chef.

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Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Stew

It’s one pot. It’s Whole 30. It’s low carb. It’s hearty and simple and delicious. What’s not to love?

UNstuffed Cabbage Roll Stew

You won’t miss the rice in this version of the comfort food classic. And if you have an Instant Pot, this is the stew for you. All the hottest hashtags apply! It could also easily be made on your stovetop, and could also be easily adapted for a slow cooker. Like so many soups and stews, it’s even better the next day, of course! I made this version with ground turkey to lighten it up a touch, but feel free to use beef or any other ground meat you prefer.

Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls - A #OnePot, #Whole30 #paleo Stew

Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls – A One Pot, Whole 30 Stew

UNSTUFFED CABBAGE ROLL STEW

1 tablespoon butter (ideally clarified/ghee)
1 large onion, diced
1 large stalk celery, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound ground turkey
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh black pepper
1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 cup chicken broth
2 cups cauliflower, riced
1/2 savoy or green cabbage, chopped

In a large pot, heat the butter over medium high. Add onion and celery and saute until they start to soften, 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and cook 2 more minutes. Add in ground turkey, parsley, salt and pepper, and cook for another 5-7 minutes, breaking up meat as you go, until turkey is almost completely browned.

Pour in all tomatoes, broth, and cauliflower; increase heat to bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and add chopped cabbage. Let simmer, uncovered, for 2 hours. Serve with some fresh parsley if you so desire!

Whole30 Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Stew
 
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It's one pot. It's Whole 30. It's low carb and paleo. It's hearty and simple and delicious.
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Paleo
Serves: 6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon butter (ideally clarified/ghee)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 large stalk celery, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh black pepper
  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups cauliflower, riced
  • ½ savoy or green cabbage, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, heat the butter over medium high. Add onion and celery and saute until they start to soften, 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and cook 2 more minutes.
  2. Add in ground turkey, parsley, salt and pepper, and cook for another 5-7 minutes, breaking up meat as you go, until turkey is almost completely browned.
  3. Pour in all tomatoes, broth, and cauliflower; increase heat to bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and add chopped cabbage.
  4. Let simmer, uncovered, for 2 hours. Serve with some fresh parsley if you so desire!

— posted by Anne

Homemade Marzipan Honeybees

An easy, wholesomely sweet snack that’s fun to make with kids.

Homemade Marzipan Honeybees

Homemade Marzipan Honeybees made with almond flour and honey.

About 8 years ago, I made an extra-special cake for a friend who shares an all-time-favorite comedian with me: The inimitable Eddie Izzard.  Anyone who’s already a fan will recognize the statement “I’m COVERED IN BEES,” but for the uninitiated, I share this here. You’re welcome.

Anyway, the cake was a jelly-roll, styled as Yule Log despite the summer heat, decorated with flowers and (surely you guessed it) COVERED IN BEES. At the time, I used pre-packaged marzipan to roll the little bee-body shapes, and fashioned them just like you see in this recipe’s version, with the sliced almonds as wings.

I was reminded of that cake a few weeks ago, when I finally got to see Eddie live after being an avid fangirl all these years. In homage, I thought I’d recreate the bees all on their own in a homemade whole food version, thinking they’d be a sweet little bite for kids, and a perfect treat for us paleo/whole food types, with no refined sugar, grains, or dairy. …

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