Friday, May 20, 2011

new york strip & bone marrow with korean style salad

very yummy meal~

grass-fed beef new york strip grilled rare - 3 minutes on each side

bone marrow cooked in a skillet - 6 minutes each side

korean style salad:

  • greens
  • green onion
  • garlic
  • red radish
  • sesame oil
  • soy sauce
  • ground red pepper
  • sesame seeds

Thursday, May 19, 2011

coconut soup & indian style ground beef

coconut soup was good but i think i need to do some adjustments :)

indian style ground beef was very yummy and i plan on using the recipe with some veggies next time!

heres the ground beef:

  • 1 tablespoon coriander & 1/2 tablespoon of anise smashed up with a mortar and pestle
  • dry toast coriander and anise and chopped up 1/4 onion in a skillet for a few minutes on medium
  • add grass-fed ground beef turn down to medium low and mash up and stir around the beef
  • add fresh basil leaves and let simmer for 5 minutes
  • add tablespoon of ground tumeric and stir in
  • add more fresh basil leaves
  • simmer for 5 minutes on low

serve and enjoy!!

orange-strawberry juice smoothie

in a blender:
  • 4-5 whole peeled navel oranges
  • 10-15 strawberries
  • process and puree

save in a jar to drink later :)

about 4 large cup servings or 8 small cup servings

super yummy!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

tandoori chicken with radishes and carrot

this was a fun meal! i love the way the whole radish looks on the plate! not only that raw radish is yummy! the tandoori chicken was yummy too! i love indian food! im definitely going to learn to make more indian dishes ;) yes, i know, i like to combine foods that arent typically combined but its my way of eating ;)

tandoori chicken:
  • large chicken breast sliced up into tenders or use chicken legs and thighs
  • mix tandoori spice (i got mine at whole foods - its an organic spice mix), chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, ginger powder, salt, olive oil, and a tiny bit of water and combine with chicken in a bag to marinate
  • marinate for an hour or overnight
  • preheat oven for 350
  • cook in oven with onion slices for 10 - 25 minutes depending on how thick the chicken pieces are

raw radishes and raw carrot to accompany chicken

garnish with lemon and raw onions

enjoy!! yummy!!

asian burger salad

asian burger salad!

home-made on the weekend asian burgers:

  • ground grass-fed beef
  • egg
  • ginger
  • garlic
  • onion

on top of greens
squeezed lime

no-oat oatmeal ... its no-atmeal!

this is a variation of the No-Oat Oatmeal by Doug Descant from the Primal Blueprint reader created cookbook ...

since my husband expressed he would like to try this for breakfast, i wanted something ready-to-go so he or i didnt have to prepare this in the morning before work. so i came up with something that could be blended and saved in jar to be scooped out during the week! its my version of the no-atmeal! plus, i finally got a good recipe down and finally wrote it down! horray for me!! haha

here it is! ... and yes, it looks and tastes like oatmeal ;)

this recipe has at least 5-10 servings depending on how much you eat per sitting - keeps me and my husband good monday-friday :)

In a Blender:

  • 4 bananas
  • 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk (or almond milk)
blend - making sure not to blend too much, keeping it a bit lumpy ... after several blends it gets too blended so you dont wanna over blend in the beginning

now add:

  • 1-2 heaping tablespoons of almond butter
  • 2 medjool dates
  • 8 tablespoons of coconut flakes

mix and chop a bit ... next add:

  • handful of macadamia nuts
  • handful of pecans
  • handful of walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground ginger

chop and process a bit - dont over process as you want the nuts to be in small chunks to create the "lumpiness"... use a spoon to mix any stuff that sticks to the sides

  • add a handful of raisins

chop and process a bit  - its nice for the raisins to be in chunks so you dont need to chop that much if you dont want

pour into a jar to put in the frig to eat throughout the week! we got our jar from IKEA :)


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

smoked ham with squash, zucchini and tomatoes


  • place in crockpot with about an 1-2 inches of water for 5 hours


  • heat olive oil, bacon fat, garlic and italian spices (add crushed red pepper for spice) in pan for a few minutes
  • add 3 tomatoes and stir around for a few minutes
  • add chopped squash and zucchini
  • cover for 5-10 minutes

one note: the ham was a bit dry which i think was because of the added water in the crockpot and may have been in there longer than it needed. next time, i will probably leave out the water and just put the ham in the crock pot by itself.

Monday, May 16, 2011

rare flat iron steak with bok choy


  • rub grass-fed flat iron beef steak with garlic powder and pepper and squeeze whole lime over and let marinate for 20 minutes - 1 hour
  • grill steak 4-6 minutes on each side for rare steak

bok choy:

  • stir fry fresh chopped ginger, dried red pepper and oil in pan for a few minutes
  • add bok choy
  • optional: add soy sauce
  • optional: add white wine
  • cover and simmer for 5 minutes

serve and enjoy! yummy!!

look at that awesome rare steak!!

egg & avocado salad

busy day calls for a quick salad!

  • eggs - cooked on low in a pan with bacon fat
  • avocado
  • onions
  • jalepeno
  • serrano pepper
  • spinach
  • romaine lettuce
  • arugula
  • pepper
  • salt
  • squeezed lime

Sunday, May 15, 2011

meatloaf with baby broccoli and raw red bell pepper

the meatloaf recipe is based on the Everyday Paleo recipe for meatloaf

preheat oven for 350

mix 2 lbs of ground grass-fed beef with:

  • 2 eggs
  • garlic
  • onion
  • ground almonds
  • ground macadamia nuts
  • 3 tomatoes
  • basil
  • majoram
  • pepper
  • salt

oil up pan and put ground beef mixture into pan and form into a rectangular lump like a "loaf"

cook in oven for an hour

cook baby broccoli with ghee in pan on medium for 5-10 minutes stirring frequently and keeping covered

chop up red bell pepper

place all on a plate and serve!

also,  a great way to use left-over meatloaf - make a meatloaf salad!


Saturday, May 14, 2011

roasted rosemary chicken with squash, zucchini and asparagus

  • preheat oven for 350
  • rub olive oil on whole chicken
  • stuff a few sticks of fresh rosemary in chicken and sprinkle some on top
  • roast for an hour
  • cook squash, zucchini and asparagus in a skillet with olive oil, pepper and salt

serve and enjoy!


one sunny side egg and one over medium, bacon strips, spinach, red bell pepper, half an avocado, and orange slices.


Friday, May 13, 2011

quick beef with broccoli and carrots!

quick beef with broccoli and carrots!
  • cut beef skirt steak into slices
  • rub on beef: lots of ginger powder, garlic powder and ground pepper
  • chop up broccoli and carrots
  • optional: stir fry dried red pepper with oil for a few minutes
  • stir fry beef in skillet for a few minutes
  • add broccoli and carrots
  • optional: add soy sauce (if not add some salt)
  • optional: add white wine or sake
  • cover for 3-5 minutes


pork chops & gazpacho

pork chops cut into slices seasoned with salt and pepper with yummy raw veggie gazpacho.

the gazpacho was so refreshing, i wish i had shrimp to eat it with! seafood would be the best combo with this for sure!

gazpacho is traditionally a cold tomato based vegetable soup from spain. i, of course, did an interpretation of it :)

in a blender:

  • whole tomatoes
  • celery
  • cucumber
  • carrots
  • garlic
  • onion

pork cabbage wraps

another paleo recipe favorite of mine is pork cabbage wraps!

stir-fry in skillet:

- cooking oil (olive, butter, ghee, bacon fat, lard whatever you prefer)
- chopped up fresh garlic
- chopped up fresh ginger
- chopped up dried red pepper
- pepper
- salt
- ground pork

for extra filler add veggies - this time i added:
- chopped up green bell pepper
- chopped up carrots

for extra asian flavor, use not-so-paleo soy sauce ;) and sometimes a little white wine adds some good flavor too!

here it is! yummy!!! i love me some cabbage wraps!!

paleo cookies!

last week i had my first attempt at making paleo cookies! turned out pretty good for a first run ;)

i combined a banana, egg, coconut milk, coconut oil, almond milk, almond butter, vanilla extract, lots of coconut flakes,  nuts (forgot what exactly i threw in there! haha), cocoa powder, raisins and chopped up dark chocolate.

they turned out more like macaroons ;)

they didnt seem to have enough sweet kick since i was avoiding using sugar so i fixed it by using a natural sugar - maple syrup! i dug some holes in the center added maple syrup and some salt. apparently salt really helps! here's how they look after the adjustment - now lava macaroons!

they were totally yummy after sitting in the fridge and soaking up the maple syrup!! :D

im working on perfecting the recipe so i will keep ya'll posted ;)

home-made juice smoothies

so every weekend ive been making a juice smoothie for us to drink during the week - very yummy stuff! whole fruit blended so you get all the fibery goodness and its very pulpy which i like!

last week i made orange, mango, kiwi smoothie! yum!