Chillin and Grillin!

image

There is something about summer that makes us never want to eat anything but BBQ! I love being outside and chillin with my dog max (follow him on instagram @dogmaximusprime) and my hubby. Who doesn’t love the smell of dead animal and veggies roasting on the grill! Add a Corona to the mix and you’re set for one amazing meal!

For this meal, Shaan spiced up the ribs with garlic, pepper, chili powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder and sea salt. He left them in the fridge overnight to soak up the spiciness!

The veggies I cut peppers in half and threw them on the grill. For the asparagus I lightly coated with olive oil then garlic powder and pepper.

It turned out delicious!

Portobello Paleo Burgers

Tonight we made Paleo Portobello mushroom burgers for dinner and wow these were AMAZING!Image

 

For the burgers-

  • 3 lbs grass fed beef
  • 2 cloves elephant garlic-minced
  • 2 Tbsp cayenne pepper

Mix together with your hands and form into patties.  Cook on the stovetop or grill.

For the veggies we used:

  • Portobello mushrooms (for the bun)
  • Red, yellow and green peppers
  • 1 red onion
  • Romaine lettuce

We also put mustard and ketchup on the burgers. YUMMY!

ImageImage

The best paleo bread

I don’t usually like Paleo bread but I tried a recipe tonight from Paleo Comfort Foods and I love it! Put a little honey on it and its even better. Or….maybe some almond butter and honey, yum!

image

This recipe is from my FAVORITE book, you should buy it- Paleo Comfort Foods.

Ingredients
3 1/2 cups of almond flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt
4 large eggs
1 Tablespoon honey
3/4th teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
combine all dry ingredients
in a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, then add honey and vinegar.
Pour the batter into a well-greased loaf pan.
Bake for 45 minutes or so, or until bread is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

I also made the shrimp and crab bisque recipe from their book…it took some time but it was worth it! Its not the prettiest color but it sure did taste good. And…I love the ninja cooking system!

image

Highly Recommended Paleo Book

This weekend we stopped by Barnes & Noble, where we like to spend WAY too much money.  I have been wanting to pick up a copy of Chris Kresser’s new book, The Paleo Code. I’m only about 50 pages in but I’m absolutely loving it! He is amazing! If you haven’t checked out his website you should: http://chriskresser.com/  If you sign up for his newsletters he will also send you 7 ebooks, 3 weeks of Paleo recipes and much more. I have also enjoyed looking around his website and reading articles he posts. He also has a very informative podcast.

I definitely recommend his book if you are thinking about doing Paleo or just wanting to learn more about why you should/should not eat certain foods.