Monday, September 21, 2009

A Weekend Full of Cooking

Thanks to Mark for the shout out on the Primal Blueprint Insider email! It's a great community you have inspired Mark,and I am happy to be part of it!

This weekend I tried a bunch of new recipes that I am really excited about. I love this time of year, I get in a serious cooking mode!

First, I did
Jamaican Ribs from Elizabeth at Caveman Food. These were delicious! I made them for a friend and I believe his comment was "Wow! These are so good! The crisping at the end really makes a difference!" So easy, and so delicious, you have to try these! I used (pastured) pork spareribs this time, and am going to try lamb ribs next weekend. I hope I get the same awesome results!

I also made Kahula Pork, which is the simpliest thing in the world! Here is all you have to do: pull out your crockpot (you know how much I love mine). Take a pork shoulder roast or pork butt roast, rub with sea salt (lightly..or you can use Hawaiian Salt or seasoning salt) then sprinkle with liquid smoke (sparingly). Leave it in the crockpot on low for 8-10 hours. That's it! It will fall apart! Tastes just like the pork you get at a Hawaiian Luau.

Next up was
pizza crust courtesy of Son of Grok. This crust stood up well to fresh tomato sauce, ham and pineapple. It was a little dense for my liking but then again, I like fluffy pan pizza. I might add an extra egg next time or some cheese to the crust. Check it out and come up with your own personalized version.

I also did an experiment with meatballs. I am surprised they came out so good! And they make a great grab and go option to have on hand. Here is what I used: 1 pound each grass fed ground beef and pastured ground pork, 4 eggs, thinly sliced onion, Monterey Steak seasoning. Mush it all together with your hands. (4 eggs made it a bit runny, so I added some pork rinds crumbs. Next time I will start with only 2 eggs, and see if any more are needed). Roll into meatballs, and brown in bacon grease. Finish by baking in a 350-degree oven for 15-20 minutes. Yummy!!

So did any of you try something delish this week? Feel free to leave your recipes in the comment section so everyone can enjoy.

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