Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sweet Potato Hash


Two previously baked sweet potatoes
1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced into rings
4 pieces crumbled bacon
1 pound ground beef.
salt and pepper.

Brown the pound of hamburger in a large skillet, adding salt and pepper as desired. In a separate skillet, cook the bacon then brown the onion in the leftover bacon grease until it begins to carmelize. Dice the sweet potatoes,and add to the mixture. Stir in the browned hamburger, and mix thoroughly. Turn the heat to low, and let the mixture heat through, stirring frequently.

(I added 1/4 pound liverwurst as well)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Primal Thai Beef

The beef and vegetable mixture:
1 lb ground beef
1 red or yellow bell pepper, sliced
1 carrot, cut into matchsticks
1 small red onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced

The sauce:
3 tablespoons almond butter
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

For garnish:
½ cup cilantro
2 green onions, sliced
12 romaine lettuce leaves

Brown the beef in a large skillet.  When the beef is about halfway done, add the vegetables and cook until beef is cooked through and peppers are tender-crisp.
Meanwhile, mix the sauce ingredients in a bowl.
When the beef mixture is done cooking, add in the sauce and mix together.  Spoon onto romaine lettuce leaves and top with green onion and cilantro

I have to say this really surpassed my expectations. It's the sauce ingredients that make it so good. I've also been adding liver to every recipe that uses ground beef,  it adds extra nutrition and you can't taste it at all.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sweet Potato Chews

These are more the consistency of dried fruit than sweet potato chips. They're pretty portable and also easier to make than the chips.

First bake the sweet potatoes at 325 for about an hour. I used 2 huge sweet potatoes this time so I baked them for 1 1/4 hour. When cool, peel the skins off and cut them about 1/2 cm thick.

Next melt 1 T Coconut Oil and mix in 1 T Cinnamon. Paint the mixture on the sweet potato slices with a pastry brush.

Bake at 350 for about 50 minutes.

Thumbs up!

Friday, October 15, 2010

8 million calorie porridge

I make this by mashing banana, almond butter, and coconut milk together. Hopefully that will keep her full for a few hours!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tomato, Mozzarella, and Mushroom Skewers

I used 2 cups cherry tomatoes, 1 jar marinated mushrooms, and 1 container of mozzarella balls (cut in half). Comes out to 15 calories per skewer, and as a bonus they can be assembled by your 4 year old while you do other things!