Crock-pot Paleo Minestrone Soup

The days are getting shorter and cooler which calls for hot soups, leggings and slipper boots.Three of my favorite things about fall. There are plenty of others but these are the top 3!

I am a huge fan of minestrone soup but have a hard eating pasta so I love this verision of minestrone soup. It’s hearty and warms ya to the bones. Best part- it goes in the crock-pot.

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What You’ll Need:

1 Sweet Potato – diced (I left the skin on but you can peel)

1 Cup Carrots- diced

1 Medium Onion – diced

1 Zucchini – diced

1 Yellow Squash – diced

 2 Cloves of Garlic – minced

32oz Vegetable Broth

2- 14 oz cans of diced tomatoes

1/2 cup Frozen Spinach

2 Bay Leaves

2 tsp Oregano

1 tsp Basil

1 tsp Parsley

1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

1/4 tsp Sea Salt

1/4 tsp Black Pepper

1 pound Grass Fed Beef

What To Do:

Chop up your veggies and place in your crock-pot

Pour vegetable broth on top

Add diced tomatoes

Add frozen spinach and spices

Stir everything together and place bay leaves on top

Cook on low for 8 hours

At 7 hours cook ground beef and add to the crock-pot

Remove bay leaves before serving

Eat and enjoy

Like pasta? Simply add a small pasta like Acini Di Pepe or Ditalini to crock-pot 30 minutes prior to serving!

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Paleo Beef Stew (Slow Cooker)

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It’s a cold and rainy day here in NY and I have been fighting some type of sickness off. I was looking for something easy I could just throw together and this was perfect. It made a ton so I have plenty of leftovers for the rest of the week.

What You’ll Need

2lbs beef stew meat
6 stalks of celery, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 pack of mushrooms, chopped
1 bag of baby carrots, chopped
1 bag of frozen peas
3 sweet potatoes, diced
1 can diced tomatoes ( I used organic)
1 can crushed tomatoes (organic)
1 cup beef broth
2 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp dried parsley
2 tbsp dried basil
1 1/2 tbsp sea salt
1 tbsp pepper

What To Do:

Throw all ingredients in your crockpot
Cook on high (4-6 hours) or low (7-10 hours)
Eat and enjoy

This recipe was taken from Tales of a Closet Homemaker
http://talesofaclosethomemaker.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/crock-pot-paleo-beef-stew/
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