First – a big thank you to Manimal Wear for sending me one of their promo t-shirts. I was able to give the shirt a test run yesterday and wore it out and about with the boys and during my workout. I’m sure I’ll be purchasing a couple more once the product has launched.
Ok, on to the food!! This demo is a great example of just how easy this whole “paleo thing” can be. I was seriously hungry when we taped this demo and was very grateful for the 10 min prep and 20 minute cook. Quick tip – the “zucchini pasta” is extremely versatile and can be topped or paired with just about any protein source and kids tend to love it. I hope you all enjoy!
5 zucchini squash – cut long way with a mandoline slicer or potato pealer
2 lbs grass fed ground beef
2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp dried basil
dash or two of cayenne pepper
1 bay leaf
splash of red wine
3 heirloom tomatoes
1/2 red onion
3-4 garlic cloves
1/2 cup italian parsley
3 tbsp fresh rosemary
Brown the meat in a large soup pan. While meat is browning, combine the onion, parsely, and rosemary in a food processor. Process on low for about 15 seconds. Add the tomatoes and pulse about 7-10 times or until the tomatoes are broken down but still chunky. Once the meat is cooked through, add all of the dry spices and mix well. Add the tomato sauce from the food processor, the bay leaf, and the red wine, mix well and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 20 min.
For the “pasta” bring about 10-12 cups of water to a boil in another large soup pan. Add the thinly sliced zucchini to the boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes and drain.
Serve the spaghetti sauce over the cooked zucchini pasta.
Baked Green Beans
1/2 lb green beans trimmed and snapped in half
1/4 cup olive oil
sea salt and black pepper to taste.
Preheat oven to 425. Line a cookie sheet with tin foil. Toss the green beans in the olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread the green beans evenly on the cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes. If you put the beans in the oven as soon as your sauce starts to simmer, both will be done at the same time!