Its winter and its cold and rainy here today. The perfect weather for comfort food. I’m not talking ‘junk’ comfort food. I’m talking those family meals that leave you feeling warm from the inside out. They make you think of a certain family member, or shared meals that bought you joy. This recipe makes me feel just like that.
One of my favourite meals when I dine out is a well cooked steak. Prior to going paleo, I would always choose that steak with Diane sauce. There was something about the flavour that I made me a big fan. I’m guessing it was the garlic (I love garlic). I’ll reassure you now though that this sauce isn’t overly garlicky, if you’re not a fan of garlic like me. Either way, the traditional sauce isn’t paleo and I soon had to make the choice to leave it out when choosing off a menu.
By now you all know I’m a bit of a lover of asian cuisine. So its no surprise I tried a new idea today to use up some of our gardens harvest. We have been very lucky this year and have harvested a truck load of broccoli (well not literally a truck load, but close). I didn’t want to waste any of it, so I’m trying a few new recipes.
This one was very easy, and doesn’t use too many ingredients. Like most slow cooker recipes, its great for mid week, when things are extra busy. I love the idea of eating food that we grew, so I take extra pride when I can dish up recipes like this to my family.
I know what you are all thinking “bolognese, we all know how to make that!” and well you might, but do you know whats in yours? Do you know how much sugar is in it?
If your buying a pre-made jar of sauce or even a tin of tomatoes to add all you are adding is sugar. There might be some thickeners in there as well, but there are scary amounts of sugar in these packaged products. Even in the commonly used Passata there is sadly sugar.
Don’t worry, here is a simple recipe for you and your family to still enjoy this classic.
As some of you may know (those following my instagram @brookedarcher) we got half a cow recently. Its about 80kg of beautifully cut, pasture raised, delicious meat. So I’ve been coming up with new ideas of how to cook beef.
This recipe for Paleo pulled beef roast, is easy, quick to prepare, and perfect for those busy week nights. Often after all the kids commitments its easier to grab something (naughty) than it is to go home and make a quick dinner. Some of our nations dietary issues, I believe, come from this convenience eating. Our parents wouldn’t have had that option growing up, would they?