Day 1: Back in the Saddle Again

Back In The Paleo Saddle Again, Back Where A Friend Is A Friend

Well, Adam and I have decided to go back on the Paleo Diet again, because it is healthy, good for us, and it helps us lose weight.  Not to mention, it requires us to cook at home, which ultimately saves us money, means we eat yummier food, and tend to appreciate and pay attention to what we’re eating more.  Oh yeah, and there’s that whole “me-hurting-less” thing.  Altogether, it’s a good choice for us.

I’ve spent a lot of time today adding recipes to my Pinterest board, The Paleo Compendium.  There are 4-fork recipes up there from epicurious.com and 5 star recipes from allrecipes.com, just waiting for us to cook and chow down on them.

Of course, as we go through, Adam and I are going to end up having our own variations on recipes, and we’ll post them here, as we tend to do.

One A Day. Whaddaya Say?

I’m going to try to give you a different, delicious paleo-friendly recipe from either myself or some other website everyday.  Because Adam and I are going to be eating this way, it shouldn’t be too terribly difficult, especially considering how many recipes I already have ready to go on the Compendium.

Tonight, we’re going to be trying Paleo Shepherd’s Pie as featured on Elena’s Pantry. The recipe looks great, so hopefully it will taste great!

Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 pound turkey or pork bacon, cut into 2 inch slices
  • 2 cups diced carrots
  • 2 cups diced celery
  • 1 pound organic grass fed ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 large heads cauliflower, trimmed, chopped and steamed until very soft
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Preparation

  1. Heat olive oil in a very large frying pan
  2. Saute onion for 15 minutes until soft
  3. Add bacon pieces to pan and sauté until cooked, about 10 minutes
  4. Add carrots and celery to pan and sauté in bacon fat for 10 minutes until soft
  5. Add ground beef to pan and sauté until brown, just a few minutes
  6. Season with salt, pepper and smoked paprika
  7. Add chicken broth and cook down broth until 60% evaporated
  8. Place cauliflower in food processor and puree with olive oil until smooth
  9. Pour ground beef mixture into a 9×13 inch glass baking dish
  10. Pour mashed cauliflower over beef mixture
  11. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes
  12. Serve

Serves 8

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