Today we had some good eats. For lunch I made one of our favorite Paleo recipes: Paleo Spaghetti. Normally I use a julienne slicer to make the zucchini look like noodles, but today I just sliced it, then sauteed it with onions in olive oil. In each bowl, I layered the zucchini/onion mix, then the grass-fed ground beef (browned in olive oil, with salt and pepper), and then topped with pasta sauce. SO DELICIOUS!
For a snack, we had Sweet Potato Fries. They are best baked in lots of coconut oil (about 1 TBS per potato), with sea salt, a little black pepper, cinnamon, and a sprinkle of chili powder. Bake on an aluminum foil-covered baking sheet, in a 400-degree oven for 35 minutes. They are a tad crispy, sweet, and delicious! Best hot out of the oven, but good re-heated as well.
For dinner we had Spicy Beef Stew. I came up with this recipe tonight, mainly because we are at the end of our groceries, and I had to throw together what was left and hope it turned out okay. It was great! I am LOVING my pressure cooker. It’s such a fantastic solution for times when you just want to make dinner quickly. First I browned about 1.5 pounds of stew beef in coconut oil with 1/2 an onion. Then add about 2 cups of chicken stock, 1 can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes (I like the Muir Glen brand), 2 tsp cumin, 2 tsp chili powder, and 2 tsp garlic powder. Cook under pressure for 20 minutes. Yum!