Paleo Slow Cooker Rabbit and Cabbage Recipe

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Paleo Slow Cooker Rabbit and Cabbage Recipe

I realize my timing, of releasing this recipe, may be a little off.  I know Lent and the Easter season is upon us.  To release a rabbit recipe may be seen as a bit odd.  I don’t personally have anything against the Easter bunny. I think bunnies are cute, furry little creatures.

But, in an attempt to get back to my roots, I just couldn’t pass up the chance to cook up this rabbit I found at my local butcher.  He was just lying there, ready to go.  If I didn’t buy him, maybe no one would.  Then, he would never be able to serve a purpose.  He would have died in vain.  So, I bought him and brought him home.

Once home, I realized I had no idea how to cook a rabbit.  I had to dive deep into my memories to remember how my Ma used to cook them.  I can’t tell you how many mornings I looked into the kitchen sink, and saw a dead, skinless rabbit, looking back at me.  Okay, I know it wasn’t actually staring at me; but, it still was a shock to my system.

I remembered, she used to cook them in a large, stainless steel pot, for hours.  Why couldn’t I use my slow cooker instead?  And, what else could I cook to go along with it?  Cabbage!

So, I created this recipe with a distant memory, and some serious experimentation.  I am happy to report, it turned out pretty, darn good, if I do say so myself.  I hope you like it.

And, for anyone upset with the fact that I’m cooking and eating a rabbit, let me just explain the Cajun way a little bit.  In the wise words of my Cajun Dad, Wayne-O, “I eat anything that doesn’t eat me first.”

Paleo Slow Cooker Rabbit and Cabbage

1 Rabbit, cut into pieces

1 Tbsp coconut oil or ghee,Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 15-Ounce Tubs (Pack of 2)rabbit Paleo Slow Cooker Rabbit and Cabbage Recipe ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a B001EO5Q64
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1 Head cabbage, sliced in rounds

1 cup Chicken Broth,Pacific Natural Foods Organic Free Range Chicken Broth, 32-Ounce Containers (Pack of 12)rabbit Paleo Slow Cooker Rabbit and Cabbage Recipe ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a B002FYJTCE

1 Onion, sliced

1 Tbsp Dried Basil

Salt and Pepper (AIP, leave pepper out)

Heat skillet or pan with oil on stove.  Season rabbit with salt and pepper.  Once pan is hot, add rabbit pieces  and brown on all sides.  While rabbit is browning, place all other ingredients in slow cooker. Remove rabbit from pan and place in slow cooker, on top of cabbage.  Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook on low for at least 4 hours.  Check to see if done.  Meat should easily come away from the bone.  If not tender enough, cook for an additional hour.   I typically cook mine for 5 hours. Serve rabbit pieces on top of cabbage.

Typically, I serve the leg, thigh, and shoulder pieces and reserve the meat from the back for use in another dish.  It really depends on how many mouths you have to feed.

Serves 4

Cook Time: 4 to 5 hours

I served my rabbit with a small bowl of Butternut Squash Soup.  Here is the recipe.

Paleo Butternut Squash Soup

1 Butternut Squash, cut into chunks

1 Leek, cleaned and sliced

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½ Cup Coconut Milk, canned,Pacific Natural Foods Organic Free Range Chicken Broth, 32-Ounce Containers (Pack of 12)rabbit Paleo Slow Cooker Rabbit and Cabbage Recipe ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a B002FYJTCE

Coconut Water Vita Coco 100% Pure Coconut Water, 11.1-Ounce Containers (Pack of 12)rabbit Paleo Slow Cooker Rabbit and Cabbage Recipe ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a B000LL0R8I

Cinnamon and Salt

Combine squash, leek, and broth in saucepan.  Bring to a boil. Lower heat and cook until squash is easily mashed with fork.  Remove from heat.  Add coconut milk and salt.  Use immersion blender, or puree in blender until smooth.  If mixture is too thick, thin with coconut water. When you’ve reached desired consistency, return soup to heat.  Warm to desired temperature.   Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with cinnamon.  Serve.

Serves: 4

Cook Time: 30 minutes

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Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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The Paleo Approach One Month Results

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The Paleo Approach Results

Well, I’ve been following The Paleo Approach diet for an entire month, as of today.  Over the course of this past month, I’ve definitely had my ups and downs.  And, because not all my symptoms have disappeared, I’ve decided to continue on, without adding new foods into my diet.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I do feel much better, today.  But, three days ago, I didn’t feel so hot. I awoke with joint pain in my left hip and both knees.  In fact, my joints were so swollen, they popped when I moved them. This went on for two days.  I couldn’t walk without serious discomfort.  Kneeling in church yesterday, was excruciating.  Then, out of the blue, this morning, they were fine.

There is also the matter of my rashes and hives.  My worst rash, although much better, is still not completely healed.  And, I am getting the occasional hive breakout.  Plus, my allergy response is still pretty high, with sneezing and a runny nose.

All of this tells me that I am still in the process of healing.  To add foods to my diet that could bring on a reaction,  would not be helpful to my recovery.  So, I will continue on with my elimination diet, unchanged.

I have noticed significant improvement in all of my belly issues.  I don’t get heartburn, gas, and bloating anymore.  I also haven’t had diarrhea or been constipated all month long.  And, I’ve lost another 5 pounds.  It’s an awesome feeling when your gut is cooperating! I’ve added two supplements to my regimen that I believe are really helping to heal my gut.  The first is Probiotics.  These are the ones I take, Nutrition Now Pb 8 Pro-biotic Acidophilus – 120 Capsules (120)the paleo approach The Paleo Approach One Month Results ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a B005P0NZVG
The second is OX bile.  If you’ve had your gallbladder removed, or if yours isn’t working the way it should, you may want to consider taking this supplement.  It helps your body to produce the bile needed to digest your foods properly.  I had my gallbladder out 15 years ago.  Since then, I never knew when something I ate would send me rushing to a bathroom.  I wish someone had told me about Ox Bile back then!  With these two little pills, I’m able to digest my foods properly, without suffering.  I use these, Ox Bile 125 mg 180 Capsulesthe paleo approach The Paleo Approach One Month Results ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a B003GHA5GS
I actually have mine on scheduled delivery from Amazon, to be sure I never miss my dose.  I started by taking one with lunch and 2 with dinner.  Now, I take 2 with lunch and 2 or 3 with dinner, depending on how much fat I’m eating with my meal.  It’s best to start your dosage low, and then, increase as you see how your body deals with it.

My skin has also improved dramatically!  I have completely eliminated my butterfly rash!  Also, I have faded my facial discolorations from vitiligo to help them blend into my skintone better.  And, the rashes on my palms and fingers, are under control and much less noticeable.  In fact, unless you know they’re there, you wouldn’t even notice them.  I know diet has helped clear my skin.  But, I also know that changing my skincare products to only include non-toxic, natural products was necessary to help me heal.  I have a few products for sale that I created to heal my skin.  I sell them through my etsy shop, if you’re interested.  I know, not everyone is big on making products themselves.  That’s why I created these, Orange I Beautiful Vitamin C Toner, Orange I Beautiful Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum, and Heal My Skin Lavender Salt Soak.  Each batch is made to order, to ensure the freshest product for you.  I priced them with a low introductory price so everyone could afford to try them.  What good are quality products, if the people who need them most, can’t afford them?  Also, if you purchase them at the introductory price, you are grandfathered in, at that price.   That means, your price never goes up!  These products worked great for me.  That’s why I wanted to share them with you.

Other than those couple of days of joint pain, I’ve noticed an improvement in my mobility.  My hands, in particular, are not as painful as they used to be.  I used to have so much pain in them, I could barely move my fingers some days.  My reaction, during those two days of joint pain, may have been caused by a change in weather or temperature. It was much warmer, on those two days, than it’s been in quite some time.  I do have significant, diagnosed arthritis in my left knee.  It’s completely possible that I also have it in my right knee and left hip.  It could be a totally different issue than my lupus.  Because I didn’t change my diet before the joint pain increased, I’m inclined to think it had more to do with the weather than my diet.

So, after only a month following The Paleo Approach, I can report great improvement.  I know not every day is going to bring lollypops and roses.  I know I still have a lot of healing yet to do.  But, I feel better!  And, that’s worth so much!

If you’re on the same journey as I am, you may have discovered the same results.  Many of your symptoms may have subsided.  But, you’re still dealing with the occasional flare.  Or, perhaps your symptoms have completely disappeared.  If that’s the case, congratulations!  I’m so happy for you!  Or, you could have noticed no change in your symptoms at all.  If this is you, please email me personally at tmoperillo@gmail.com.  I would love to work with you to see if we can figure out what’s going wrong. Maybe, I can help you to tweak things to get better results.

Although this elimination phase is pretty restrictive,  I haven’t really felt like I’m missing out on very much.  I’ve been working hard to create delicious recipes with AIP approved ingredients.  I’ve actually had some pretty amazing meals!  Hopefully, you’ve been able to enjoy some of my recipes.  I’m going to keep them coming to you.

I would love if you could share some of your results in the comments.  You could let me know what topics you’d like to see more information about.  In my next blog post, I will give you tips on how to keep eating paleo when your symptoms are still flaring.  I know, it can be difficult to stay on such a restrictive eating regimen.  I do it every day!  There is no cheating for us! Cheating means pain and suffering!  Hopefully, my tips can get you through it, when the going gets tough.

You can do this!  Keep going!  Be strong!  We WILL heal ourselves!





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Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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AIP Paleo Pan Seared Garlic Liver Recipe

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Pan Seared Garlic Liver with Bacon

I never used to eat liver. My Ma used to cook it up with onions, all the time, when I was a kid.  My brother and I would just look at it, shake our heads, and run away. Nope! Not eating that!

Recently, when I started eating paleo, I decided it was time to give it a try.  After all, my food choices had seriously decreased.  I needed more variety. I ordered some grass fed calf liver from US Wellness Meats.  When my package arrived, I stared at the 1 pound package of liver.  I decided to plunge right in and cook it that night.

Earlier in the week, I had cooked these delicious chicken livers.  A link to the recipe is  in post for my Green Onion Bacon Fried Rice.  They were so good, I figured I’d try cooking the calf liver in a similar way.

It turned out amazing!  I had to tweak a few things while cooking.  And, I’m warning you right now.  The liver will make a mess of your pan while you’re dry frying it.  I usually use my ceramic coated pan,I like this oneliver AIP Paleo Pan Seared Garlic Liver Recipe ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a B00F20A9RC,or cast iron,I like this oneliver AIP Paleo Pan Seared Garlic Liver Recipe ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a B0018ACXGA.  You may also want to keep a grease screen, I like this oneliver AIP Paleo Pan Seared Garlic Liver Recipe ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a B003UGL8ES
,at the ready.  The liver causes a lot of spatter when cooking.  But, it was all worth it.  The liver practically melted in my mouth.

So, if you haven’t tried liver in awhile, give it another try.  It’s so healthy for you.  I now eat liver at least twice a week. I kind of wish I would have been willing to try it when I was a kid.  I could have been enjoying this nutrition meal for all these years.  Oh well, I can enjoy it now. And, so can you.

AIP Paleo Pan Seared Garlic Liver

 

Ingredients:

1 pound calf liver slices

1 Tbsp coconut oil, I like this one.Nature’s Way Coconut Oil, 16 Ounceliver AIP Paleo Pan Seared Garlic Liver Recipe ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a B003B3OOPA

1 tsp lemon juice

2 slices bacon, cut into ½ inch pieces

¼ cup beef broth, I like this one.Pacific Natural Foods Organic Low Sodium Beef Broth, 32-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12)liver AIP Paleo Pan Seared Garlic Liver Recipe ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a B003VIFGZ2

4 cloves garlic, chopped

Salt to taste

 

Rinse and dry liver slices.  They’re pretty slippery; so, handle carefully.  Preheat frying pan, no oil, over medium heat. Dry fry liver in pan until both sides are seared. Add coconut oil and bacon to pan.  Cook until bacon is browned and liver is cooked through.  Add lemon juice, beef broth, and salt to pan. Stir to bring up all the little brown bits from bottom of pan.  Broth will thicken.  Add garlic and stir.  Continue to heat for 1 minute.  Plate liver slices.  Smother liver with bacon and garlic gravy.  Serve.

 

Serves: 2 ( or 1 really hungry person)

Cook time:  About 30 minutes



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Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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