A delicious fall meal — Smoked Polish sausage with cabbage, sauer kraut and onions. Very easy to make, great leftover potential. I say primal and not paleo as a purist would not likely eat cured meats.
I made up this roast tonight and it was well received by the fam. Braising is my preferred cooking method for pork loin to combat the otherwise dryness of the meat. This particular recipe is very easy, requiring a minimal amount of active working time. Your Dutch oven will do most of the work.
It is soup time!
Pictured above is the finished product – a wonderful beef pot roast with veggies and gravy served over mashed cauliflower. This is the first time I have made mashed cauliflower (recipe from Paleo Comfort Foods) and was the maiden voyage for my Le Creuset Doufeu! If you have never tried mashed cauliflower, I highly recommend you give it a try. It really is a wonderful substitute for mashed potatoes. I was expecting a wet, runny mess… yet, the finished product has the thickness and consistency of mashed potatoes in the pot. The fam was impressed!
Here is a simple dessert to make with the in-season Pomegranate. The tartness of the pomegranate in contrast with the bittersweet chocolate is divine. These little chocolate desserts are not quite Paleo as there is sugar in the dark chocolate but they do qualify as Primal. Sadly, the Divine brand chocolate has Soy Lecithin. You may sub any chocolate you like.
- 3-3.5 oz. Dark (85%) chocolate
- 1t Coconut Oil
- Fresh Pomegranate Arils from Large Pom
I did some web searching for a recipe and found two similar recipes, this one over at Everyday Paleo and this one over at Paleo Intensified. Here is the final recipe I came up with following my research:
I say -ish because I did put 2 oz. of shredded organic cheese on top of the casserole… if you are a purist, not quite paleo.
- 1 large Spaghetti Squash
- 1 large onion chopped
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 3 T EVOO
- 1 lb grass fed ground beef
- 1 t basil
- 1 t Italian seasoning blend
- 2 pasture eggs
- 1 can 14.5 oz diced tomatoes with juice