Beef and Kale Soup – Paleo

This is a soup that is pretty quick to whip up if you already have broth available.   Recipe follows.

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Roasted Pork with Brussels Sprouts and Carrots – Paleo

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.

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Doufeu Maiden Voyage – Paleo Pot Roast with Mashed Cauliflower

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!

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Primal (not quite Paleo) Pomegranate Dark Chocolate Cups

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.

Ingredients:

  • 3-3.5 oz. Dark (85%) chocolate
  • 1t Coconut Oil
  • Fresh Pomegranate Arils from Large Pom

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Butternut Squash with Bacon and Kale

This is the side dish we had with the pork and apples tonight.  This huge skillet of squash was only 1/2 of the butternut squash that hubby brought home from the market.  It was one HUGE squash.

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:

Paleo-ish Spaghetti Squash Casserole

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.

Recipe:

  • 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
  • salt/pepper

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