Everyday Paleo - Week 2, installment 3--PLUS a recipe by me!
Thursday, January 12, 2012
First of all, I must celebrate succeeding at coming up with my own "Primal Concoction" as a part of the 21 day Primal Challenge that I'm doing with the Primal Lifestyle team. It went over hugely well with both Savannah and me, was SO easy, and I had this stuff on hand:
Published in SparkRecipes: "Paleo Bison and Swiss Chard Stroganoff"
OK, latest hit from "Everyday Paleo" by Sarah Fragoso:
"Egg Houses": I was truly worried that Savannah would NOT like runny yolks in the dish, but the wonderful stewed tomato quality of the tomato made it juicy ANYway. VERY simple and delicious to make. Savannah ate it all and said that we NEED to make that again.
Tip: do microwave the bacon for speed, and crispiness. I often like to fry it so I can get a hold of the drippings to save for cooking, but this time I'm glad I did it the easy way. Savannah and I sat and enjoyed green tea in the morning while the egg houses baked and the bacon did its thing in the microwave. I was able to just sit and talk with Savannah over tea.
We actually ate the Chili the other night from a few weeks ago that I'd put in the deep freezer. (I've still got two more containers sized perfectly for two more nights of meals for both of us and lunch leftovers!) The revelation for me is this: this style of cooking seems to do GREAT in the freezer and the re-heat, making it more cost-effective than might first seem when you are investing in high quality meats. Or for that matter, meats and veggies instead of processed foods.
The chili tasted as lively and fresh as the day I put it into the freezer.
So much less packaging with this stuff. Storable, reheatable. I'm going to end up with a wonderful inventory of quick and ready meals.
I'm slated to do the Chicken Slaw salad next, and we are DEFINITELY making the paleo muffins on Saturday morning and cuddling and hanging out.