I was making dinner today and I found myself wondering, what do other paleo people eat on a regular basis? How much effort do they put into it? Today for dinner, I made a fruit and coconut milk smoothie and I had some leftover venison in blueberry sauce from yesterday. But sometimes I just grab anything out of the fridge with no plan. Anyone care to share what they ate today?
Grass-fed burgers (~1.3 lbs) and greens. The greens were mache with fried onions, olive oil and lemon juice. The burgers were made with my favorite new technique: take a hunk of butter and wrap the ground beef around it. Then when you cook them the butter melts into the burger, giving it a richness throughout. A great way to add fat to your beef.
Last night I ate salami slices spread with butter, slices of raw local cheddar on top.
Tonight I will eat a pound of grassfed ground beef, fried in coconut oil with a dash or two of homemade hot-pepper sauce on top, maybe a little mustard.
Some nights I mix cultured sour cream with nutmeg and cinnamon when I'm feeling a need for something "sweet."
Another dinner favorite that I have at least once a week is fajitas: beef, sometimes with pork, pieces fried up in coconut oil with a little garlic, then covered in chopped fresh jalapenos and mint. Sounds weird with the mint, but it's super yummy!
I generally eat a meat and fat diet, with veggies used as condiments. I have found if I eat more veggies than just a dash of this or that, I get wicked cravings. I also do not eat fruit at all, for me it is the road to hell as it gives me terrible carb cravings and I gain weight.
Since this is a thread on dinner, I would like to add that eating meat and fat in the evening makes me sleep like a baby.
Good question, because I was out of inspiration this morning when I looked in the fridge! Last night I made a dish that was sort of curry, sort of laksa - organic beef stir-fry strips, with coconut cream, yellow curry paste (I buy one that's just the spices, no oil or fillers), and red pepper, mushroom, onion, bean sprouts. It was good. And it used up leftovers veggies.
Lamb shank - wrapped tightly in tin foil and roasted slowly in the oven with black pepper and herbs.
Cassava root - boilded and mashed with butter.
Mixed vegetables cooked in a saucepan with a little olive oil, water, mixed herbs and spices:
Also mango chutney and tamari added as condiments.
Fresh blueberries and blackberries plus almonds and dried figs.
Today was an amazing Zucchini Lasagna. modified from allrecipes.com
I sometimes plan ahead, especially if I have a recipe idea that I want to try out or tweak Plus, there's defrosting of meat to be done, and that takes time since I don't believe in microwaving animal products.
Tonight I'm having chicken curry, but prepared in a different way to my standard method - this time, I've spice-rubbed and semi-slow roasted the chicken first, since it's whole, and now I've added the coconut cream and water, plus more spices. It's simmering happily away, filling the house with yummy curry aroma, while I wait for the beau to arrive home.
A beautiful way to end a long fast :)