A few months ago, I posted something about my grass-fed beef source, Little Creek Ranch, on my Facebook page. One of my “fans” commented to say that she lives about two minutes from the farm… small world! We got to talking right there in the comments section of that post, and decided to get together for lunch sometime.
A few weeks later, we met at a local lunch spot, and enjoyed a good meal and great conversation! Her name is Blair, and we totally hit it off. So many things to discuss… bone broth, cooking methods, supplements, family food “roadblocks,” etc. We talked for at least two hours about food and health, and it was so amazing to see all the things we had in common, and to talk through things with someone so like-minded.
At our next lunch date, we decided that we should plan a time to get together for dinner, and that we should involve our husbands. Well, last Saturday was the day, and Blair and Korey generously invited my husband and me to come over for dinner. They live about an hour away, so we hopped in the car after my husband left work, and enjoyed the long drive into the country. Blair and Korey live on a huge plot of land, and they have an amazing garden, lots of chickens, and plenty of sunshine! They are also just a few miles from Little Creek Ranch, and around the corner from a pastured pork source! I have to admit, I’m just a little jealous!
And the best part of our evening? The amazing meal that we shared as new friends. Check out the amazing selection that graced the table…
Blair made an amazing grass-fed top round roast, and topped it with a fantastic balsamic-merlot reduction. It was perfectly cooked, and so tender!
I brought Cumin-Roasted Carrots (a recipe from Well Fed, of course!).
Blair whipped up some delicious Rosemary Green Beans…
…and some Yellow Squash Latkes (so good!).
I brought a Turkish Chopped Salad (with a few substitutions, as Blair can’t do FODMAPS).
What an amazing meal! Dustin and I felt like we were eating at a gourmet restaurant. People who think that a Paleo diet limits your food choices need to think again! I wouldn’t have changed a thing about this meal.
I think we talked about food almost the entire time… and it was so nice to eat with people who not only don’t question why we eat the way we eat, but who also AGREE!
I want to extend a huge THANK YOU to Blair and Korey for having us over. We had a wonderful time.
And not just that… we left with one dozen fresh eggs, a jar of pickles, a jar of pickled cabbage, and a bag full of cucumbers and squash from their garden. WOW!
Three cheers for Paleo Friends!
If you have some Paleo friends who appreciate REAL FOOD as much as you do, be sure to take advantage of the opportunities you have to cook for each other and enjoy the things you have in common. What fun!