Month: September,2018
AIP Beef Entrées Meats Paleo Recipes Soup

Spanish Picadillo

Spanish Picadillo

Spanish picadillo was one of those recipes that I didn’t quite know what to think of. It sounded pretty good—I mean, almost anything with bacon is usually a good thing. But with an unlikely band of heroes: beef, mushrooms, pumpkin, olives, basil… would it really be any good? I couldn’t suppress my curiosity. I had to know what this was. So, when I found myself with some mushrooms, bacon, and basil that needed to be used up, I knew exactly what had to be done. So much chopping. So much dicing. So much simmering.* And then: picadillo. My hubby was skeptical too. But oh, it did not disappoint! A giant pot of the most flavorful stew I have made to date—the smokiness of the bacon, the earthy mushrooms, the creaminess from the pumpkin, a little punch of zesty basil… HOW DID THIS TASTE SO GOOD. READ MORE

Condiments Keto Paleo Quick Eats (30 minutes or less) Recipes

Paleo Ranch Seasoning Mix (dairy-free)

Paleo Ranch Seasoning Mix (dairy-free)

Once upon a Whole30 adventure, we had all too much homemade mayo to use up. And also some raw veggies. It was obvious what needed to be done: homemade ranch dressing. A quick Google search, and we were well on our way.   In my pre-paleo days, I’d just use the ranch spice blend from Costco, but *gasp*: dairy! MSG! soy! It’s nice to have an option that is every bit as flavorful, but not one bit tummy ache-inducing. This spice blend is equally good used as a seasoning for roasted veggies, stirred into rice pilaf (David’s favorite), or used in a meat marinade. Of course, if you want to keep it classic turn it into ranch dip (and you should), mix a couple of teaspoons (more or less) into your homemade mayo, eat, drink, and be merry. You can add other spices to this blend as you see fit (for instance, dill would be pretty good here), but this suits our palates just fine. READ MORE

Keto Meats Paleo Pork Quick Eats (30 minutes or less) Recipes

Coriander-Cumin Pork Chops

Coriander-Cumin Pork Chops

A few months ago, when I realized that it was 5:00 and I still didn’t know what I was making for dinner, I was looking up one of my old pork chop rub recipes for dinner, and I stumbled upon this one. It was the wrong one, actually, but it sounded interesting, and I had all of the ingredients—including a random half-bunch of wilting cilantro and a few leftover slices of lime. Being the frugal woman I am, I couldn’t pass up a chance to use up the odds and ends in my fridge, so I gave it a shot. I knew I’d made something good when the first thing that my husband said after taking a bite was, “Oh my gosh. Write this one down. WRITE IT DOWN.” READ MORE