The Dawn of Paleo

Mostly Recipes with a Few Insights about Paleo Life

Paleo Beef Stew in the Slow Cooker

This is a very hearty meal!  No side dishes needed for this one!  I love my slow cooker!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of kale, washed and chopped
  • ~3lb grass-fed chuck roast
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 12 whole cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 Tbs coconut aminos
  • 2 small onions, diced
  • 1 rutabaga, peeled and cut into medium pieces
  • 5-8 radishes, cut into quarters
  • a hand full of carrots
  • 1-2 cups fresh mushrooms
  • 4 cups broth (I used homemade chicken stock)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Put the kale in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Place beef on top of kale (I put the entire roast (still frozen) in)
  • Spread tomato paste on top of beef.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the slow cooker
  • Cook on low for ~9-10 hours.

This was the first time I’ve ever cooked a rutabaga!  I just peeled it and chopped it into large pieces.  I was worried it was going to taste weird…. but it was awesome!!  Even the kids ate it!  If I wouldn’t of cut it myself, I would of just thought it was a potato!!

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Beets and Beet Greens!

My wonderful neighbor, Mike, brought over some freshly picked beets.  I’ve never really been a big fan (other than beet chips, yum!), but I’ve heard that the greens are really good.  So, I decided to give them a try tonight!  and WOW! I’m so glad I did!  Both the beets and the greens are amazing!

All you need is:

  • bunch of beets with greens
  •  3-4 slices of bacon
  • small onion
  • black pepper.

Here’s what I did:

  • Wash the beets and greens really well!
  • Cut beets off greens (leaving a couple inches of stem)
  • Boil beets in water with lid on until tender (~30 min)
  • Once tender, drain and rinse with cool water
  • When cool enough to handle, the skins pop right off! Then slice and place in bowl.
  • Cut off tough stems from greens, roughly chop greens
  • Saute 3-4 pieces of bacon(diced) in skillet until brown
  • Add small chopped onion and saute for 3 min
  • Add greens and cook until tender about 3 minutes
  • Add greens mix to beets in bowl and toss together
  • Top with black pepper
  • Enjoy!

**warning** don’t be surprised when your urine turns pink from eating these! 🙂

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Cheat Sheet

Thanks, FastPaleo.com!

 

 

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Deviled Eggs

My kids love deviled eggs!  So, we eat them quite a bit!  I use a simple recipe…  these were made from left over Easter eggs!  Normally I use bacon in them, but I substituted uncured ham in these… just as yummy!!

  • 12-18 boiled eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayo (I used trader joes, no sugar added kind)
  • 1-2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3-4 slices of cooked bacon (or uncured ham)
  • dash of pepper

Slice eggs and put yolks in bowl.  Mix in mayo and mustard.  Crumble bacon into mix, add dash of pepper.  Mix until smooth.  Place yolk mixture into a sandwich zip bag and cup a small hole in the corner.  Squeeze into each egg white.  Serve chilled.

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Paleo Country Fried Grass-Fed Steak

  • 4 grass-fed cube steaks
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1-2 cups beef broth
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 tbs olive oil

Season steaks with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.  Dredge in coconut flour on both sides.  Shake off extra flour and let steak rest for 5 minutes.  Heat up olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  When pan is hot, add steaks and sear for 5 minutes per side to brown and make a nice crust.  Remove steak from pan.   Reduce heat to medium and add onions.  Cook until softened.  Stir in leftover coconut flour from dredging steaks.  Add in broth and whisk.  Put steaks back in pan and cook for 10 more minutes until sauce thickens.

My kids didn’t really like this dish for some reason.  I served it over spaghetti squash.  My husband and I loved it!

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New Cookbook!

For Easter, my mother in law sent me a new paleo cookbook!  I’m so excited to start using it.   There is a meal plan in the back complete with shopping lists, too!  Pretty cool!  She also sent my kids a paleo kids book!  They love it!  I just heard my youngest (5 yr old) say “if you can’t read it, don’t eat it”… i love that (a direct quote from the book!).

 

I’m looking forward to posting new recipes soon!

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