Friday, January 16, 2015

Braised Short Ribs

Cobbled together from various recipes:

Ingredients:
Some beef short ribs
Salt/Pepper
Bacon or Pancetta
Olive Oil
1 Onion, diced
3 carrots, diced
2 shallots, diced small
2 sprigs thyme
2 sprigs rosemary
2 cups broth
can of tomato paste
balsamic vinegar, ~ 1 cup (Blackberry flavored)

Sprinkle salt and pepper on ribs.  Set aside.
Heat oven to 350.
In a dutch oven, on top of stove, cook pancetta or bacon.  You're after the fat, not necessarily the bacon, so feel free to snack on the bacon while doing the rest of the cooking!

Add olive oil, sear ribs in grease.  Remove ribs.
Add carrots, onions, shallots, cook for a couple minutes.  Add broth, scrape bottom of pan to get the little browned bits off.

Add tomato paste, vinegar to just about cover ribs, more salt and pepper, and the rosemary and thyme.  Put the lid on and put in the oven for 2 hours.  Reduce heat and cook for 30-45 more minutes.

Pull out and let sit for 20 minutes with the lid on before serving.

Yummy!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Smoky Crockpot Chicken Soup

This recipe is based off of The Freckled Foodie

Into a crockpot, put:
~ 3 lbs. chicken thighs (I shredded them after they were done cooking - they fall apart)
2 small onions, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
2 small sweet potatoes, chopped
spoonful of garlic paste
1 T dried basil
2 T tomato paste
2 T South African Smoke Seasoning from Trader Joe's.  (It's Paprika, basil, salt, and garlic.  And it's amazing.)
28 oz. can diced tomatoes (fire roasted)
Can of coconut milk

Cook for 8 hours.

It's delicious, but I didn't do well with the veggies/meat ratio.  I'll add more veggies to the leftovers.

Scooter

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sweet Potato Flatbreads

This recipe is from 21 Day Sugar Detox Cookbook by Diane Sanfilippo.

Mix together:
2 medium sweet potatoes
4 eggs
2 T gelatin (the kind that gels)
1/4 cup coconut oil
shake of salt
enough coconut flour to make it seem the right sticky-dough consistency

Divide into 16 little patties on parchment-lined sheets, cook at 400 F for 20 minutes, flipping them a little over half way through.

Really good with honey, which I'm pretty sure is not allowed if you're actually doing the sugar detox.

Scooter

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Paleo Meatballs with Chia seeds

This recipe came from: Bare Root Girl

I'll give the measurements she gave, but I always just wing it:

1 lb. beef (I used bison)
2 T tomato paste
2 cloves garlic (I used dried.  Horrors, I know.)
2 t italian herbs.  (I used more like 2 T, on accident)
1 t sea salt
1 t ground pepper
2 T chia seeds

Combine all ingredients and mush together.  Let rest for a few minutes so the chia seeds can start to absorb moisture.

(The recipe cooked the meatballs on a skillet, but I did it in the oven.)

Form into meatballs, put on a cookie sheet covered with foil.  Bake at 400 F for 25 ish minutes.

They're really good!
Scoot

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sweet Potato Sausage Hash

I asked my sister how she made this after having it several times, courtesy of her.  Every time: "It's super easy, you do blah, blah, blah, and by the way, it's in that cookbook we both have."


I think I overlooked it every time b/c the fist word in the title was jalapeno.

My method:
Thinly slice about 3 sweet potatoes, chop up several bell peppers and 1 onion.  Slice up 8 links of pre-cooked sausage from Costco - some kind of turkey Italian something or other.

Layer everything into the crockpot, add a dash of smashed garlic, cook on low overnight.

Breakfast for days!  And lunch.

Scoot

Monday, April 14, 2014

Quick curry-ish dinner

In a large skillet on the stove-top:

Saute a chopped onion in coconut oil.  Add a big dollop of chopped or crushed garlic (TJ's jarred works great), and some curry paste (Love the Mae Ploy brand).

After 5 mins, add ground beef, cook until browned.

Add half a bag of chopped frozen peppers (also from TJ's).  Or like two chopped fresh peppers

After two minutes, add half a bunch of kale, cook until starting to wilt.

Add a can of coconut milk, cook until heated through.

Enjoy!
Scooter

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Tandoori Chicken

I wanted to make the Easy Tandoori Chicken from Nom Nom Paleo.  I didn't have Penzeys tandoori seasoning, but I looked up the ingredients online, and guessed at what to put in.

So:
A couple lbs. of chicken thighs (boneless, skinless), sprinkle some salt and pepper on them.

In a bowl:

1 can coconut milk
lemon juice from one small lemon

Unmeasured amounts of:
garlic powder
paprika
turmeric
cumin
coriander
cardamom
cinnamon
ginger


Pour over the chicken and let marinate for up to a day.

Bake in the oven, on a racked pan, at 375 for 45 ish minutes.  The instructions said to flip them half way through, but I neglected that part.

Scoot