As a child and even today, there is something about a slice of warm chicken pot pie that can comfort even the most anxious heart. I remember my mom making 8-10 pot pies at a time for friends, family, and the freezer as everyone raves about how delicious they were. Now since losing her and changing my diet to reflect the Paleo Diet, I was happy to stumble across a recipe by Shanti Landon and tweaked it, so I can fill my belly with that same comfort of mommas original pot pie!
Paleo Chicken Pot Pie
2 cups almond flour
3/4 cup tapioca flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp paprika
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup palm shortening
6 Tbsp cold water
3 organic boneless skinless chicken breasts (cooked and diced/shredded
1/2 cup chopped broccoli
1/2 cup chopped cauliflower
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped sweet potatoes
1 celery stalk chopped
1/3 cup palm shortening
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped mushrooms
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup tapioca starch
1 3/4 cup chicken bone broth
1/3 cup dairy free milk (almond, coconut)
Combine almond flour, tapioca flour, salt paprika, garlic powder, and baking powder.
Cut in the palm shortening.
Add cold water and mix until smooth
Chill dough crust in refrigerator while preparing the filling.
Preheat oven to 400.
In a saucepan, heat palm shortening over medium high heat, add onion and mushrooms, cook until tender and translucent.
While onions and mushrooms sauté, combine tapioca flour, salt, pepper, and paprika in a small bowl.
Add flour mixture to saucepan with cooked mushrooms and onions.
Slowly stir in chicken broth and dairy free milk.
Thicken over medium-heat.
Add in vegetables and allow to simmer a few more minutes.
Remove from heat and set aside.
Once dough is chilled, place half in between two sheets of parchment paper and roll it to the size of pie plate…once finished place in the freezer for a few minutes to chill.
Take crust out of freezer and remove on piece of paper and place face down into pie plate and remove the other piece as you mold dough to bottom of pie plate.
Stir together chicken and filling mixture, then pour into crust.
Take the other 1/2 of your crust out of the fridge and place between 2 pieces of parchment paper. Roll into a circle, place in freezer for a few minutes. Remove, remove one sheet of paper then lay on top of your pie and remove the other.
Bake in oven for 45-50 minutes, until crust is golden brown. (Use a baking sheet as the filling may bubble over a bit).
Happy Tuesday and opening night of NIOSA!! Fiesta in San Antonio is underway and if you have never experienced it, it is like no other event!
it was all out Texas Speedway today at my house from the time my feet touched the floor! I had about an hour before my little bundle of energy awoke to get let the girls out and get breakfast going…well kinda, she walked in right as I was about to start mixing everything up for the Paleo Peach Fritters and she just had to help mommy! I love how much she enjoys helping me cook in the kitchen and of course today was no different…although it does take a bit longer, it’s totally worth the smile and sense of pride she beams with while she enjoys the fruits of her labor. Once Little H arrived, it was time to kick multitasking into high gear since we had less than an hour to get all of us dressed and out the door for story-time at the library. WE DID IT and even had a few minutes to spare!
Once we arrived at storytime there was lots of fun to be had! Miss Leslie is FABULOUS and plans the most creative storytime book reading, song, activity sessions. This week was train storytime and we had a blast!
Once we left the library it was time for lunch and naps…while the little ones napped I whipped
up dinner—cassava flour fried chicken and sautéed sweet potatoes for Miss K and my husband
since I would be leaving early for a volunteer commitment in San Antonio at NIOSA. There was lots of food, music, and extravagant sombrero hats.
What a long exciting day! Hope you all had a little slower but fun filled one too.
Many of you will remember Hurricane Harvey hit The Texas Gulf Coast hard 8 months ago and people are still trying to rebuild and recover. My husband and I met in Corpus Christi, Texas almost 11 years ago and spent many days enjoying the water, sun, and food in the Port Aransas area since.
One of my fondest memories of our courtship was an unbelievable dinner at The Pelican Club in Port Aransas (it has since closed). One memory in particular focuses around my introduction to sushi as my husband (boyfriend at the time) had been out of town and wasn’t expected back for a few weeks, but he drove 3 hours to pick me up and take me to dinner…now I know this isn’t anything extraordinary, but sometimes it is the smallest of gestures that make the largest impact. As things would have it my first encounter with sushi was UNBELIEVABLE and I have had a love for it ever since. Now, let me clarify as not just any sushi will do…my husband had taken me and introduced me to the best sushi chef to have my first taste…David. I would go on Friday after work when he was out of town and sit at the sushi bar visiting with David eating sushi and let me just say I could easily put away 5-6 rolls…now I was younger and running 10miles a day with my beloved labrador, but needless to say, I was hooked!
When we moved back to the San Antonio area, 8 years ago, we didn’t make it down to Port A as often, and really haven’t had our beloved sushi in about 4 years as it was then we started the journey to have our little blessing Miss K. Last year for my 35th birthday, my husband had planned a little getaway to the island for a dinner with my favorite chef…unfortunately, Hurricane Harvey came ashore that same day and left a path of destruction in his wake. Since then, the islanders have been incredibly resilient and are restoring their communities and way of life #portastrong, #texasstrong!
Waiting for the ferry
Port Aransas from the ferry
The first place I had sushi
The first place I had sushi
Well, my husband surprised me again as we celebrated our 5 year anniversary yesterday by planning a trip to where it all began. I love his sentimental nature and thoughtfulness surrounding so many events and milestones we have shared and will continue to create. Ill admit, we don’t get out too much, or usually leave Miss K. So, I was like a giddy school girl the night before as he had already shared with me his plans to dine in Port Aransas with David…I couldn’t sleep a wink…it has been 5 years since I have indulged in sushi!!!! Now, my giddiness didn’t stop here as just before we left, I misplaced my cellphone for almost an hour…it was in the REFRIGERATOR!!!! Anyway, we made it down to Port Aransas and had an Incredible evening dining on our sushi and catching up with David. They just reopened THE PHOENIX in Port Aransas about a month ago and the sushi was as good or better than ever! I highly recommend you stop in and see David for sushi or enjoy any of their other menu items as it is all delicious. I would highly recommend the Special Sara Roll, Lew Roll and Salt Lick Roll…all the rolls are fantastic!
Enjoy your weekend and take some time to reflect on the memories you have created as an individual, family, friend, etc. Life can go quick and memories fade fast!