Wow, sorry this wasn’t up sooner. I know I posted on my instagram (@viciousfitness) that it would be up about, umm, a week ago? Yeah, eek, my bad.
I’ll post it, right after I tell you about my weekend :). It wasn’t very eventful… super intrigued now, right? Sunday was the best part because it was SO FREAKING NICE OUT! FINALLY. And it’s supposed to snow again on Wednesday despite the fact that it is 80 today. What is wrong with this state? Hello, California, I’m coming for ya! I got to wear pretty clothes, though.
But yesterday the boy and I ran errands and went shopping and bought materials to build a garden in his backyard! YAY! We already planted the seeds in little pots and they are all starting to sprout. I’m excited because it means fresh veggies if he’s successful at being a plant parent. Fingers crossed.
I got a sifter at the thrift store, too, so that I can be a better coconut flour baker! So excited. $.80 vs. $10 at the regular store- WIN!
(old school, I know. And, no, it’s not a strainer.)
Then we grilled pizzas… not 100% paleo, but I cheat sometimes. Get over it. They were gluten free and I put fresh tomato on mine (instead of sauce), spinach, onion and sausage with daiya cheese. We grilled zucchini, too! They were pretty darn good.
Okay, sorry, sorry, on to the recipe! This is super simple and I’m sure you’ve all done it before but it’s the spices that make it and I figured I’d post a simple meal you can make in case you forgot how to do that or are brain dead and have no idea what to make. It’s protein and veggie filled, which is perfect for the Lyme diet (just leave out any spices you may have an aversion to)
1 lbs. ground beef or ground turkey
1 large onion
1 yellow sqash
2-3 bell peppers of varying colors
1 LARGE tomato or 3 little ones
1 large head cauliflower
olive oil for sautéing
1 tbs. coconut oil
1 tbs. paprika
1 tsp. ground chili flakes
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. cayenne
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. basil
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all your spices together in a bowl.
Chop up all your vegetables into small bite size pieces. Heat some olive oil over medium/medium-high heat in a BIG skillet and add your peppers. After a couple minutes add the rest of your veggies. Add 2/3 of your mixed spices.
While your veggies are sauteing, mix the rest of your spices to the ground meat and start cooking that good stuff up in a separate pan.
Once meat and veggies are cooked put them all in a big bowl and mix together. Taste and add more salt/pepper if needed.
Now, chop up your cauliflower and then place it into a magic bullet/blender/ninja/whatever you have to “rice” your cauliflower. Blend until it looks like rice, basically, don’t smoothie it up. Heat up your coconut oil in the skillet you cooked the veggies in and/or pour any fat drippings from cooking the meat into that skillet. Add the cauliflower rice and cook for about 10-15 minutes, seasoning with salt and pepper plus some extra paprika and stirring often.
Once your cauliflower is done, place on a plate and top with the veggie-meat mixture. Eat it. Serves 4 or lasts YOU the week. I’m going to be a terrible wife because whenever I make food I’m never going to want to share it….