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.
One of the things that we missed most when my family switched to eating paleo was gravy. Most gravies use a thickener that is grain based, so that was straight away out. We tried a few alternatives, but my gravy loving hubby was especially missing it.
A couple of months ago, I started to experiment and try to make my own paleo version. It took a few attempts, but once I made this delicious recipe several times it never failed. Gravy makes a roast! It just does. Now, you don’t have to miss gravy with your ‘Sunday roast’ anymore.
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.
Yesterday I gave you a ‘how to’ for zucchini spaghetti or noodles. Tonight I am going to share with you my very simple meatballs recipe to serve with them.
Meatballs are a simple meal that can be pre-prepared and frozen ready for a busy mid week night, enjoyed on a cold winters night or whipped up full of flavour and goodness for the whole family. You can really make them to whichever flavour you prefer; hiding veggies for those picky kids, spicing it up or keeping it simple. This recipe is basic and simple, but full of flavour.