Monday, June 27, 2011

BBQ Beef Brisket on Paleo bread and Broccoli slaw

We roasted the brisket in the oven (4 hours at 300F), but in the past AND in the future we'd do 8-9 hours in the slow cooker. It was still good though. Topped with spices like pepper, paprika, sea salt, garlic.
Placed atop coconut flour bread and drizzled with BBQ sauce.
Slaw: buy broc slaw mix in market, add 1/4 cup dried fruit (we used cranberries) and 1/4 cup chopped nuts, we used a mix of almonds (mostly almonds), walnuts and pistachios. Mix with dressing - either Paleo mayo (1 egg plus copious amounts of oil blended to thicken) or your favorite cole slaw dressing.

Easy dinner with little prep.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Appetizer: spinach stuffed mushrooms

Saute chopped onion and garlic in some coconut oil, add spinach and continue to saute until wilted. Mix in about 2-3 tbs chopped paleo coconut flour bread and stuff shroom caps. Bake in oven at 350 for about 15 minutes.

Top with some fine grated cheese.


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Chicken Burger on top of Grilled Romaine

OK so this is really easy. For the grilled romaine, which has become our new "go to" salad base, simply drizzle a bit of your favorite oil over some washed romaine leaves. Then season with sea salt, ground pepper, maybe some garlic, if you have a dried salad dressing mix that'd work perfect. Then place directly on the grill for about 2-3 minutes each side. The ends will become slightly browned and that's when you want to take it off. If you leave it on too long the ends will simply dissolve away. If you cook it just right the leaves will have a magnificent taste and the stems will be slightly cooked and softer than raw. They get sweet(ish).  For the chicken burger, you mix ground chicken, chopped roasted red peppers, if you like add a little hearty tasting cheese like gouda, sea salt, ground pepper. Form patties and grill until cooked through. Alternatively, Costco has organic, gluten free, preservative free chicken patties for sale (10 patties for about $5). Either way your golden and you've got yourself one heckuva nice lunch. I drizzled my romaine with a little coconut oil, just for good measure ;-) and served the whole dish with a nice glass of coconut milk.

Easy. Quick. Tasty. Well-rounded.