Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Paleo Steak Topper: Mushrooms & Onions

This was absolutely delish! We ALWAYS sautee onions when we eat steaks, and sometimes we will add mushrooms, but I wanted a carmelized taste tonight, why didn't I think of this earlier?

Here is what you'll need:

1 medium onion
1 c sliced mushrooms
2-3 TBSP bacon fat (or Olive or Coconut Oil)
1.5 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 TBSP Garlic Salt
Pepper to taste

Start by heating your pan with the bacon grease over medium heat, then add the onions. After about 3 minutes, add the mushrooms and spices and stir. Next add the balsamic, and toss to coat. Saute for about 10 minutes, or until the mushrooms and onions are cooked to your liking. Remove from the flame and let sit for about 2-3 minutes. Pour the goodness over your steak (or chicken even!) and enjoy!

Friday, February 8, 2013

A 2-fer Picture-less Post

I have slowed down on the Paleo recipes because Paul and I have been doing the Zone diet for the past 3 weeks. So, a lot of Paleo recipes call for several different ingredients which are just too complicated to figure out all the blocking for, so we have been eating a lot of basic meals. Grilled or sauteed meats, and fruits and veggies on the side, with a little healthy fat as well.

However, I managed to make a couple new recipes which were rather yummy. One is Paleo, and one is not really Paleo, but not that bad for you...

First, Pistachio Pesto (Paleo)

Blend all ingredients:

1 c Fresh Basil
1/4 c Shelled Pistachios
1/4 c Olive Oil
1/4 c Water

You could also add garlic or coconut milk to make it more of a creamy sauce. You may also have to add a little extra of one ingredient or another. We poured this sauce over some chicken and spaghetti squash, and then we had more for another meal. It was quite tasty.

Second, "Special Potatoes" (Paul named them)

4-5 Large Sweet Potatoes (The yellowish white ones, not YAMS)
1 TBSP Dried Dill
1 TBSP Garlic Salt
Sprinkle of Pepper
1/4 c Coconut Milk
1/2 c Greek Yogurt
2 TBSP Butter or Ghee

Boil the potatoes until they are completely soft, then drain them. Add all of the other ingredients to the pot and mash it all together. I used a big fork to mix it all, but you could use a hand mixer if you feel the need. These were soooooooooo good, and really, the only "non-paleo" thing about them is the greek yogurt, which is a very tiny amount when compared to how many potaties you're working with.

Hope you enjoy them!!!