Family Food Fix Day 2

Day 2 was GREAT! The girls are excited about combining containers and we got together to make our shopping list and pick recipes to make. We are making a mess in the kitchen at all times but it’s totally fine!

YAY for them picking foods to eat and recipes to try!

We do tend to have a ton of containers on the counters at all times though!
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Test group day 2

My Facebook feed says that the only thing important right now is the test group. We are Obsessed with a capital O. I’m actually good with it. A lot of people in it are sharing encouraging and funny posts and tips for food prep and workout moves. It’s good stuff.

One of the things I love about the group is that we have a chef who is making recipes for us that are healthy and tasty. One of my favorites is Chicken Pepperoni Crumbles. I found out last fall that I have an immune reaction to pork and I had to cut everything pork related out of my meals. I didn’t love pepperoni (not like I love Kalua pig and bacon) but the flavor is so good on things.

Normally, the recipe calls for browning the meat in a pan, but as a Mom, I want the easiest cleanup possible. Enter Sauté mode on the Instant Pot! I wasn’t sure it would be hot enough to cook a double batch in a timely manner but it did awesome!

Note, this is for a double batch. You can always cut it in half if you don’t want a lot (but trust me, this doesn’t last at our house!)

Spice mix:

  • 2T sweet paprika
  • 2t garlic powder
  • 1.5t pink Himalayan salt
  • 1t ground pepper
  • 1/2t ground fennel seed
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper (optional, I don’t use it)

Other ingredients

  • 2T oil of your choice, I use avocado
  • 2 pounds of ground chicken
  1. Turn on Sauté mode on the Instant Pot
  2. Mix the spices together in a large bowl
  3. Add the ground chicken and make sure the spices are evenly mixed but don’t overhandle it.
  4. Add the oil when the Instant Pot is “HOT”
  5. Add the chicken and break up the chunks while cooking to make the crumbles.
  6. Remove with a slotted spoon and discard the drippings.

The chicken pepperoni crumbles are delicious on homemade pizza, wraps, salads and I eat it over spaghetti squash (see yesterday’s post) with some tomato sauce.

Let me know how you like it!!

Wonderful Wednesday

We dropped Grampy off at the Greyhound then came home to COOK!  It’s cauliflower cooking day since we found amazing cauliflower rice at Costco this week. 

Go KOP Costco!!!!

First we made some FixAte cookbook Grandma Calabrese tomato sauce. 

I always double the recipe and use good drinking wine and cheese

Then we made some Nom Nom Paleo meatballs. These are in her cookbook only so go get it! Dairy free, gluten free, egg free and kid approved. 


A byproduct is amazing mashed cauliflower. I love it with some ghee or nutritional yeast. 


After we ate the yummy meatballs, it was time to make some Autumn Calabrese gluten free cauliflower breadsticks. They were delicious. 


It was a very productive day full of yummy cauliflower food.