I’ve missed this blog so much. So…so much. Now I’m back and full of recipes! Let’s begin again!
(By the way, I was busy moving from city to city, looking for work, leaving work, backpacking South America, celebrating holidays, and..well, looking for work again.)
Sweet! Well before I start anything, check out this awesome poster at a local bar around my parents’ house..nice guys
easy ribbon salad
this is a pre-spring favorite of mine - lots of fresh veg, peeled into thin strips and tossed with a creamy dressing, in this case it’s a creamy lemon dill dressing. all of this comes together within a few minutes, and it’ll get you dreaming of walking barefoot on the grass again. (though thankfully that’s already happening in animal crossing!)
salad // peel into thin strips a few asparagus stalks, some broccoli stalks, and cucumber. toss in some chives and pea shoots. if you’re up for it, throw in sliced almonds and some quick-pickled onions. (you can get the recipe for them in the spring roll feature of the spring issue of chickpea mag.)
a tip: get thick versions of the veg mentioned, it’ll make peeling a lot easier. also, if you can, go for organic since you’ll be eating the skins of the veg.
dressing // stir together until consistent 2 tbsp hummus, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1-2 tbsp apple cider vinegar, the juice of 1 small lemon, a heaping pinch fresh dill, minced, and some minced chives.
the dressing serves four, and you can make as much or as little of the salad depending on how many people you’re feeding. if you’d like to make it heartier, add some rice noodles or white beans. enjoy it! :)
Excuse all my crap, I was a bit in a rush to take these pictures and make the food…hungry ya know.
So here ya go!
2 lbs. grass-fed ground beef
1 tablespoon of caraway seeds
a buncha garlic minced
some dry mustard
(I got this from “Well Fed” - that book I always use)
Ok so first, set your oven to 400 F
Then, mix up all the seasonings and the egg and the garlic - everything but the meat. Make sure the meat is thawed - mash it up together, then dunk it in the seasoning mix!…
Make sure it’s all mixed together, then roll em up into small balls and place them on parchment paper on top a cookie sheet.
You’re all set! When the oven is ready, stick those bastards in for a good 20-25 minutes, then you’re all good mah dear :]
It’s like cookies…but meat.
They come out so moist and full of flavor - it’s incredible, you really can’t go wrong with these.
For a side dish, I mixed up some slices of sweet potatoes, mushrooms, onions, and chard in coconut oil. It took about 20 minutes r so to cook, so it was all pretty much done at the same time, just make sure the sweet potatoes are soft.
Mixed it all together in one of our cheap, chipped bowls for dinner and the rest of the night was a good time :].
Deep Fried Oreos!!!
Kind of primal styleeeee!!!!!…
ok, so this is what I mean….Coconut flour, egg, vanilla, coconut oil, and joe-joe’s gluten free cookies from Trader Joes.
Yes, it’s not ideal, but if you’re the type to have a birthday and wish you could have ridiculous, disgusting, oily, sugary foods…this is probably the healthiest route you can take.
I have the full recipe for you but this is what I got so far!
So I’m not gonna lie…I did have a slice of deep dish pizza (its been maybe a year since I’ve had some), and I also drank some good ol’ beer..had to.
I was home in Chicago for the fourth! :]
My parents and I (mostly them) set up a bbq and it was damn good. Meat galour, fruit, salad, veggies, everythanggggg.
I added my share of bacon-wrapped asparagus, pate, dark-chocolate covered strawberries, and a bacon-chili pepper salad with roasted tomatoes. I’m the furthest thing from being a patriot, but this good food allowed me to be happy to be all ‘murica for a day.
Check it out!
Flags…flags everywhere (my ma gets excited :]). And that’s one of our peach trees!
Obviously my entire family isn’t paleo…actually I’m the only one. So yeah, some bread was there for all.
And of course, a picture of the beautiful chica - Sophia! Just cuz:
My niece is growin like cray son.
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and good eats!