I haven’t had any desire to blog recently (in case you hadn’t noticed). It’s nothing against you all, I just haven’t been in the space to want to do it. I plan to honor that instead of forcing myself to write, get a post up every week, and end up throwing out half-assed content onto the internet. I’ll be posting recipes on occasion when I feel like cooking and measuring and sharing, but they’ll be quick posts with just the recipe for now. I hope you can bare with me until I get my groove back ;).
Also, in case you didn’t know, I’m not vegan anymore. I returned to a paleo diet and plan to write a post on that someday. For now, if you want to know more about why I made this decision, you can check out the brief details in this Instagram post from a few weeks back.
If you aren’t following me on Instagram, I suggest you do so. I’ve remained active there and post short recipes. So if you are missing me, you can find me expressing my passion on a different social media outlet for now.
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Crockpot Anti-Inflammatory Meatballs and Greens
1 lbs. ground meat (lamb is one of the most anti-inflammatory and gut healing, but I used a mix of turkey and beef in this recipe)
1 heaping tablespoon fresh grated ginger root (about a 2 inch knob)
1 tsp. ground turmeric powder
1/2 large bunch of cilantro, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. pink himalayan sea salt
1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper (omit if AIP/low-fodmap. Pepper is used to activate the effects of turmeric in the body, although I do not consume pepper at this time)
1 bunch of kale
1 bunch of rainbow chard
1/4 cup coconut aminos
2 tbs. of white sesame seeds, divided (omit if AIP)
Combine all ingredients from the meat to the pepper in a bowl and mix well. Form into 16 meatballs and place evenly along the bottom of the crockpot.
Cook meatballs for 3-4 hours on low.
While meatballs are cooking, de-rib your kale and chop or tear into large pieces. Repeat with the chard, but no need to de-rib, eat those stems!
When the meatballs have about 30 minutes left to cook, push them to one side of the crockpot then add the greens, coconut aminos, and 1 tbs. of the sesame seeds to the cleared side of the crockpot. Mix well.
Once cooked, plate the greens and top with remaining sesame seeds (more if desired) and then the meatballs.