Friday, January 25, 2013

Perfect Eye of Round Roast from The Domestic Man

About a year ago, I saw a very interesting recipe on The Domestic Man.  He spoke of making a a juicy and tender eye of round roast by starting it at very high heat and then turning the oven off.  I've tried cooking eye of round many times and generally it comes out dry as shoe leather and about as chewy.  This was a recipe that begged to be reviewed.  In the comments to the recipe, it was becoming apparent that if you had a gas oven, the recipe wouldn't work and as I have a gas oven, it wasn't meant to be.  Earlier this month, he posted the recipe again, with some new pointers for making it using a gas oven.  I made my grocery list and decided to see for myself if this was the "Perfect Eye of Round Roast."

First, I gathered my ingredients, which were few.  

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Garlic Chicken with White Wine Sauce

A paleo kitchen doesn't have to been limited to paleo cookbooks or websites.  I found this recipe for Garlic Chicken with White Wine Sauce form Simply Recipes and decided I had to give it a try.  It's not labeled paleo, but I didn't have to change or omit a single ingredient for it to be 100% paleo (assuming you don't have issues with cooking with wine).  

I gathered my ingredients.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Rachael's Veggie Surprise: A Paleo Review Original Recipe

I am the first to admit that I lack imagination in the kitchen.  I need a recipe.  However, I think I may have actually created a recipe.  I was telling my friend Martha about my side dish and asked her what I should call it.  "Whatever you do," she said,  "don't call it 'surprise' anything."  I couldn't think of a good name for this possible recipe, so until I do or y'all help me (see giveaway below), here is Rachael's Veggie Surprise. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Slow Cooker Paleo Chili from Amy Kubal

When I started working with Amy Kubal, R.D. over a year ago, she shared some awesome recipes with me to get me started.  One of my favorites is this Slow Cooker Paleo Chili Recipe.   

I asked Amy for the source of the recipe, but she couldn't remember where she got it.  As I had already cooked the recipe for the blog, I decided that I'd go ahead and just post the recipe here.  If you're reading this and identify it as your recipe or if you know who wrote the recipe, let me know and I will credit it appropriately, but for now it's Amy's Slow Cooker Paleo Chili.  

Here are the ingredients you will need:  

2 T Olive oil
1 large Onion (chopped)
1 cup Mushrooms (sliced)
2-3 Portobello mushrooms (chopped)
3 Cloves Garlic (minced)
3 T Chili Powder
2 T Paprika
2 T Cumin
1 lb. Grass-fed or Lean Beef (cut into cubes)
1 lb. Lean (93-96%) Ground Beef, Bison or Turkey (or a mix)
2 (28 oz) cans Crushed Tomatoes with puree.  

As usual, first, I gathered my ingredients.  

Friday, January 11, 2013

Fire Roasted Meatloaf from Paleo Slow Cooking

I was so excited to get a copy of Paleo Slow Cooking: Gluten Free Recipes Made Simple by Chrissy Gower for Christmas from my mom.  It was the last in the newest round of paleo cookbooks that I really wanted to add to my collection.  There are so many recipes I want to try, but decided upon Fire Roasted Meatloaf as my first review from the book.  I couldn't find this recipe posted anywhere on the net yet, so if you want it, you'll have to buy the book! 

I first gathered my ingredients.  

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers from Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations

I had quite a few green peppers that I needed to use up, so naturally I thought of stuffed peppers.  I decided to give this recipe from Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations a try.  

First, I gathered my ingredients.  He used a beef/turkey mix, but I used beef only.  

Friday, January 4, 2013

Quest for Condiments: Pepper Vinegar

Lately, I've been looking for ways to season my vegetables without added fat.  No, I'm not fat phobic, but it ends up my body prefers a lower fat paleo regimen.  Growing up, my mom kept a small glass cruet with pepper vinegar.  I've seen pepper vinegar at the store, but it has additives and I know I can go through that tiny jar pretty quickly.  While at Target the other day, I saw this great milk bottle with a swing top lid and wider mouth and I knew it was time to make some pepper vinegar.  
Mom's cruet looked something like the jar on the left
and my new milk bottle.
Certainly, its not difficult, but I searched the internet a bit to see what I could find about tips for making my own and found found this recipe at Mostly Cajun.  If you can't trust a Cajun for a pepper vinegar recipe, who can you trust?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Pumpkin Pie from Mark's Daily Apple

And with this post, it can never be said that I never cook any desserts around here.  As it was Christmas, I decided to make a pumpkin pie.  Christmas a year ago, I found this recipe from Mark's Daily Apple and as it was quite good, I decided to make it again this year.  Sadly, my pie did not turn out as well this year as it did the first time I made it.  But, this is lucky for you as I know why it did not turn out as well, and maybe you can learn from my misfortune.

I'll present the recipe as it should be made, and I'll put an asterisk next to the crucial points where I made errors that I think effected my result and explain them later in the post.  

First, I gathered my ingredients and preheated my oven to 350 degrees.