Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Listen to your body.....when it's GOOD for you!

I made a comment on FB the other day about how I firmly believe our bodies can tell us what we need. Sometimes if our body is lacking a certain mineral or vitamin we will crave a certain food that is abundant in what we are lacking. I had a very strong and strange craving for tomatoes the day before yesterday. I do NOT like tomatoes! It was so weird, but I pulled out a pint of cherry tomatoes and just started snacking on them, and felt very satisfied.

Yesterday I had a hankering for some grass fed beef and kale. So I came up with this recipe which I personally think is delicious. So delicious in fact that I had it for lunch, dinner, and breakfast this morning. Here it is incase you want to try it out.

Goulash with Kale over Mashed Cauliflower

1 lb of grass fed beef
1 Tablespoon of fat
1 tsp of minced garlic
1 small onion, sliced
1/2 bunch of kale, sliced in strips, appox. 2 cups
1 Tablespoon of tomato paste
1 15 oz can of tomato sauce
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of paprika
1 tsp of oregano
1/2 -1 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of pepper
1 tsp of red pepper flakes (optional)

1. In a large pan brown up the beef over medium heat
2. Remove from pan and add fat and garlic
3. When garlic becomes fragrant add in onions
4. When onions become soft and translucent add in kale (it will look like a lot but it will cook down)
5. Make a space in the center of pan to add in tomato paste. Let it cook until you can smell it, you have to wake it up a bit.
6. Add in tomato sauce
7. Add in spices
8. Let simmer on low for about 15 minutes.

Mashed cauliflower

1 head of cauliflower
2 1/2 Tablespoons of grass fed butter
salt and pepper to taste
about 1/2 cup of chicken stock ( you won't know exactly how much you'll need till you make it)

1. Cut all of the floretts off the cauliflower head and wash
2. Steam the florets until they are nice and tender (mine took about 12 minutes)
3. In a blender or food processor (I used my ninja) place your cauliflower, and butter
4. Blend to incorperate and then stream in chicken stock until you reach your disired consistency
5. Add in your salt and pepper to taste and maybe even a bit more butter!! :)

5 comments:

  1. This is so yummy! I just made it tonight and am enjoying it. Thanks so much for the recipe!

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for letting me know!! :)

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  3. This was fantastic, thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are very welcome! Thanks for letting me know what you think!!

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