Moving out of here!

Yikes, I haven’t posted here in forever and I only got two posts into it to begin with. No biggie though, I’m moving to a more permanent home shortly, where I will start blogging much more frequently. I have loads of pictures of food in my phone just waiting for me to find a nice place to put them. ;)

Tex mex “zuchetti”

This dish was completely experimental, but I may start making it regularly. Why? It was not only really tasty but super quick as well. While I generally enjoy cooking, it has to be said that one of the hurdles of the paleo lifestyle is all the cooking you have to do. Sometimes, there’s just no time (for me, this week has been crazy) and if you can’t throw something together quickly, you may make less than ideal choices out of sheer desperation. This took no more than 20 minutes from start to finish.

Here’s what I did: I took about 1 1/2 lbs of ground beef, cooked it with two cloves of garlic, one small yellow onion (chopped) and two diced tomatos in about a tablespoon of clarified butter. To this, I added some tomato paste (from 100 % organic tomatos), dried chili peppers (chopped), ground ancho chili powder, paprika and cumin. I like my food kind of spicy so I went crazy with the spices. 

While this was cooking in a pan, I took one zucchini, made fettucini-like ribbons with a peeler (leaving the moister center that holds the seeds). Then I nuked it for 2 1/2 minutes at 750W. Finally, I topped the “zuchetti” with the tex mex ground beef sauce. 

Serves 2

Shrimp salad

Photo: Shrimps and boiled eggs on a bed of lettuce, cucumber and tomato

Ta da! The inaugural post for this blog and I’m posting about salad. How much fun is that? Actually, this was really yummy and the colorful photo generated tons of “likes” on Facebook. Yup, I had to post it there too.

The shrimps you see here are the typical ones you get (frozen) at the store in Sweden. They are usually fished in the North Atlantic and quite a bit smaller than the ones you typically see in the States. They are also much tastier, in my opinion, and peeling them by hand is a snap.

The eggs (two of them) were cooked to perfection, with the yolk still on the creamy side. Aside from that, it just mixed salad from the store, tossed with a small amount of homemade honey dijon dressing, topped with tomato and cucumber. It doesn’t have to be any harder than that, really! The only problem is keeping the shrimp away from the cats. They got their fair share though.