If you don’t try this recipe, I am angered with you. And your brain doesn’t work. Straight up. This recipe seriously rocked my world. My tastebud world, that is. I put off making it for a while. It was honestly probably one of the first recipes I wanted to try to make when I first began eating paleo, but was too intimidated. I’m not sure why. I’m not intimidated easily. Maybe because it’s a lot of meat in one recipe. But more meat is better. I’ve come to terms with this fact.

I think I have found out what I’m extremely good at. I can’t call it ‘my calling’ but more of ‘my talent’. I’m really talented. You wanna know why? Because 98% of the time, I wake up LITERALLY 2 minutes before my alarm. Almost every day. Unless I’ve slept 3 hours because I can’t tear myself away from Chopped. Damn them for having the dessert round last. But no joke, I rarely ever have to hear my alarm because of this mysterious talent. It’s heaven. Alarms are hell. Like little torture appliances. If I were to invent anything in my lifetime, it would be to get rid of time. That makes sense. Definitely.

Fact: Our Christmas tree is still up. Don’t worry, it’s fake. Fact:  Our Halloween candy corn lights are still up. This is what happens when you have roommates. I don’t give a horses crap about the holidays, but my roommates looooove them. So they get all excited, want to decorate everything (Laura specifically), then the decorations never leave. I legit keep finding spider glow in the dark rings on the floor from our Halloween party. Valentine’s Day may get a little out of control. Specifically because Laura and I will probably have to celebrate it together. Soooooo I’m guessing she’ll do the red and pink streamers and I’ll bake the heart paleo cookies. And then we’ll order in food and watch movies together. I love our domestic partnership. We’re actually going on a date this weekend for 5280 week. God we’re adorable.

Yep, my face is stillllll peeling.

5.0 from 45 reviews

Jambalaya
 
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Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 2 andouille sausage, sliced
  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 head cauliflower, riced
  • 1 (6oz) can tomato paste
  • 1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. First get everything ready. It’ll make your life simpler. Dice all your veggies then throw your cauliflower in the food processor with the shredding attachment to rice the cauliflower.
  2. Now heat a large pot over medium-high heat with your olive oil. Add your garlic until it becomes fragrant then add your onion and green bell pepper to begin to cook down.
  3. Once the onion in translucent, add your cauliflower, broth, chicken and sausage. Mix together. Cover and let cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Then add your tomatoes, tomato paste, and spices. Stir to incorporate.
  5. Cover and let cook for another 5-8 minutes or until cauliflower is tender and meats are cooked through.
  6. Let sit for around 5 minutes to cool.
  7. Consume!
Notes
You are more than welcome to add shrimp to this recipe, I just didn’t have any on hand!