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Creamy Morel Chicken

Growing up, I can remember spring was a busy time.  The snow was finally melting, and there was a ton of work to take care of cleaning up everything that had been hiding under that snow for months.  It was also a time to be outside and enjoying weather that wasn’t snow for a change – spring bear hunting, spring turkey hunting, the start of fishing season.  And it also meant looking for morels.

Black morels in British Columbia, Canada (photo from Wikipedia)

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Cream of Chicken Stew

I will warn you now: this recipe uses a little bit of dairy – heavy cream to be exact.  So, if you are avoiding dairy, you’ll want to substitute (coconut milk would certainly do nicely).  Outside of that, this is a simple and easy recipe that can be cooked up in about 45 minutes and makes for a great meal and great leftovers.

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Sweet Mashed Potatoes

Purely Primal has been on vacation for the last couple of weeks (did you notice the difference in background on some of the posts?).  First off we would like to give a special thanks to Kevin and Jason at Cactus Crossfit for allowing us to use their box for the Crossfit Games WODs. (Hey Kevin, I’ll be looking for your “blue” line of clothing for men!).  If you are ever in the Scottsdale, AZ area, it is definitely worth a visit to meet these guys.  From what I understand, they will be moving into a new box soon too! Congrats! 

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Mashed Cauliflower

Let’s take a look at one of the most ubiquitous side dishes known in the culinary world – mashed potatoes.  There isn’t a region in the world that cultivates potatoes that does not have at least one dish incorporating them cooked and mashed.  Of course, in the Primal kitchen, the only potatoes we use are those of the “sweet” variety (which really aren’t a potato in the botanical sense).  That doesn’t, however, curb our desire to have something that is similar in both taste and texture to mashed potatoes for serving with those meals that just seem meant for them.  So, instead, we turn to the same source of substitute that we have found to work so well for rice – cauliflower.

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Jerk Chicken Skewers

Jerk spice mixes are a great way to add a little heat to chicken and pork.  And grilled meat on a stick always seems to be a hit.  Combining those two ideas, these little devils are great for a meal, or for a finger-food at a gathering or party.  Just make sure that if you’re bringing these to a potluck, you bring a LOT.  They’re sure to go fast.

Even though the ingredient list has a couple of potent hot peppers listed, the recipe has a good balance of flavor and heat.  And when combined with the creamy lime dipping sauce you’ll have no trouble even with the most sensitive of eaters.  As listed, this recipe will easily feed  four adults and a couple of kids for dinner, with some leftovers for lunch the next day.  For a larger group, you can add up to two more chicken breasts without having to increase the marinade paste amount.

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