Thanksgiving!

I meant to get this up last week but I just kept gathering more and more amazing recipes and couldn’t justify posting it until I got every last bit of Paleo Thanksgiving goodness packed into one post. So that’s what … Continue reading

Crockpot Fajitas

Guyssssss can I just start this by saying how overjoyed I am that Tessamae’s just came out with ketchup!!!!!!! I AM SO EXCITED. Is it sad when this is the most exciting thing in my life on a Friday? probably. but oh well stop judging, you cant tell me your not even the least bit happy that you can enjoy the deliciousness of ketchup without all the creepy high fructose corn syrup crap. no dice? Okay I’ll move on. Just wanted to say Happy Veterans day to all of those who served, this picture shows my appreciation.

Imagenothing says thank you like a pair of star spangled leggings.

Anyways on to the meat n potatoes of this post, I made incredibly delicious crock pot fajitas that I just must share with all of my loyal followers. Sometimes things you troll from Pinterest turn out amazing, other times its just a mess aka every craft I’ve ever tried to recreate, don’t act like your crafts ever come out how the pictures look. But this was a great success that I ended up making into lettuce wraps and topping it with guac and some salsa and a side of spiraled sweet potatoes. I’m drooling just thinking about it and I’ll probably make it again next week because I’m already craving it. Is anyone else anxious Christmas is coming up? This usually means a solid 5-10 lbs of cookie and cocktail weight. Every year I go into it saying I’ll find a way to control myself around bite sized adorable foods but more than likely that’s a pipe dream. I’m going to try and gather some great holiday apps and dishes that you dedicated party goers can cook up and bring to your gatherings so you can show people paleo doesn’t taste like poop and they should stop hating. I’m slowly trying to convert my family into believing that paleo’s cool and they should do it too, my mom listens but the rest of them just kind of tune me out as they enjoy their fine pasta dishes. Every time I make them a paleo dish, my sisters is always surprised that she’s not appalled by the taste. You can always count on her saying “wow this is actually good”.

Do you ever pronounce fajitas FA-GEE-TA’s, cause I always do, I know its wrong but I cant help myself and you can only make these if you agree to pronounce them incorrectly for the duration, got it!? 

Crock Pot Fajita aka Heaven

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Just seeing this picture makes me hungry, hurry up and make these things then bring me some because your so thankful that I enlightened you to this recipe! 

Guest Post from Steve Blais

Introducing our first guest post from none other than Steve Blais himself, if you aren’t familiar with this character he is the manger at Ocean State Cross Fit, quite the cook and a great success story so I thought you would all enjoy!

Well hello there! Our 3rd favorite Paleo blogger has asked me to write a special guest post for her, and I was more than happy to oblige.

I’m not sure how good a decision it was to ask me to write a guest column, considering my penchant for whiskey and shenanigans, but I’m also a pretty okay success story when it comes to eating properly…

I realize and agree that the blatant selfie should include WAY MORE duckface, but let’s be honest, the 50 lbs lost by following the Paleo diet went a long way from December 2011 to August 2012.  And yes, I totally have a poof thingy in my shower.  I like to exfoliate – deal with it.

So how did I do it? How did I dig myself out of the black hole of despair and stop being, as an ex called it, 7 months pregnant? Easy.

I got sick of being winded walking up stairs.  I, for once, wanted to take pride in myself.  And really, I wanted to look way better and piss off the aforementioned ex (totally worked by the way.  Vengeance ftw.)

So I stopped having donuts for breakfast, and decided to try eggs instead.  I still don’t like eggs, it turns out.  They smell yucky.  But it got me thinking – how do I balance out the most important meal of the day? I hadn’t ever thought about that before.  So I started researching.  By which I mean I started throwing stuff into a blender and seeing what tasted good.  Trial and error led me to the discovery that almond milk, liquid egg whites, almond butter, and a banana are pretty amazing together.  And a few days a week, I have that for breakfast.  With a coffee.  Because coffee is my homeboy.

But that got me to thinking – if I can address breakfast this easily, why not start looking at other meals? Good frickin’ question.  So I did.  And it turns out, it’s simple to do.  I’m a pretty decent cook, I think (I’m an amazing cook, but I don’t like to brag), so I tweaked recipes here and there, bought a slow cooker, and went cuckoo bananas in my culinary delights.  And here is my favorite recipe by far.

BBQ Beef Short Ribs

Ingredients:

3lbs Beef Short Ribs (grass fed = happy friends and family)

1 red onion

1 white onion

1 orange

1 bottle of Tessamae’s Paleo BBQ Sauce

½ tsp salt

½ tsp black pepper

Take that orange, cut that bad boy in half, and put it in the bottom of your slow cooker.

Those onions? Chop that shit, baby.  We’re making dreams happen, and you want them to be delicious and junk.

Season your meat with salt and pepper.  Pretend you’re on Top Chef or one of those other crazy ass cooking shows – no one wants to stand in front of the judges and hear all about how you screwed up and under-seasoned your meat. We’re not Communists.  Get your shit together, man.

Put your meat into the slow cooker; grab your BBQ sauce, and dump that bad boy on top of the beef ribs.

Want to make your sauce taste spicier? Add some cayenne pepper to it before you dump it.

Want it sweeter? Chop up some pineapple or an apple, throw the fruit and contents of your sauce into a blender, and mix it, baby.

After you’ve added the sauce, turn the slow cooker onto High for 6-8 hours, or Low for 8-10.  Serve, enjoy, and if there’s anything left, bring me some.

Hope you enjoyed my insane ramblings.  Maybe we can do this again sometime.  Thank you.  God bless you, and God Bless America.