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Jerk Shrimp and Steamed Cabbage May 11, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — aminakailua @ 3:49 am

Jerk. Jerk. Jerk. Jerk.

Most commercial brands have sugar in it. You can get around this. You will need a food processer.

In it, a few nice sized chunks of sweet mango, half a small onion, 2 scalllions (green onions), 1/2 habanero pepper, 1 heaping tbsp allspice and a clove of garlic. This needs to be a paste when done processing. Mix in 1 tsp thyme, shake or two of cinnamon and nutmeg. Salt and Pepper as you like.

This rub goes on meat or whatever. I used it on shrimp today.

Rubbed it into the shrimp and cooked it up in the skillet. It is better to leave overnight but I was really hungry. This stuff has a shelf life of about 2 months or so.

Steamed cabbaged

Simple enough

Sautee 1/2 onion in  1tbsp Kerrygold Butter. Add small head of cabbage, chopped and rinsed.  Stir and add the following:

Handful or so of shredded or cut up carrots.
1/2 tsp of your jerk mix
sea salt to taste

Steam until tender. Viola! Jamaica in a day!

 

coconut curried beef and tahini roasted vegetables May 4, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — aminakailua @ 6:49 am

Yay. Another paleo dinner success story.

It started with a bacon fat (I use Gwaltney Beef Bacon). I sautéed some well diced sweet onions, green onions and garlic. Yes, now would be a great time for smellivision. My house smelled like a gourmet palace. Once they were well seasoned I added a pound of grass fed sirloin stewing meat, cut into bite sized pieces and browned it. Once that was said and done, I deglazed the pan with 1/2 cup of coconut water. You could stop here and not be dissapointed, trust me. I didn’t after sampling I added 1/4 cup of minced cilantro, 2 tsp curry powder, 1/2 tsp cumin, coarse black pepper and 1/4 cup coconut meal. It started getting pretty thick so I added a cup of water, turned it down and walked away. After an hour or so, I tasted it, threw in some salt and some minced habanero (I keep this in the fridge at all times). Let it cook some more, maybe another 45 minutes and then I folded in some spinach.

While all this was going on, I also roasted some veggies. Here’s how it goes down: Me, a bag of Organic Frozen California Style Vegetables (Safeway O line) and a tablespoon of tahini start getting it on. I decide to get a little kinky and I add some fresh spears of local zucchini and garlic. Turmeric joins in, with cumin, grapeseed oil and sea salt… all with some apprehension. After massaging them with my hands, I put them in a pan uncovered and roast in the oven at 425° for about 20 minutes, and Voilà!

Dinner is served!

 

Uno, Dos y Tres de Mayo…

Filed under: Uncategorized — aminakailua @ 2:13 am

Ok, this has been a stressful week. Emotional tolls and food and me, well we have a strange relationship. I have struggled with this all my life. Lucky for me I do not have anything really damaging at home, although I have eating all the fruit in the house. I haven’t exercised in 48 hours. I am hoping this changes tonight. Maybe a crossfit workout at home and a run in the morning… We shall see.

I finally got my surfboard back from my friend, so its back in the water for me this week! Last few days I have prepared some small meals, but I have been out alot and eating out. The stress has also made me have less of an appetite altogether, so IF has been going on a lot. I cannot complain, since I have lost 6 lbs, however this will be reversed this week if I don’t get my ass back in gear.

My most impressive meal preparation for the weekend was the lamb shanks. Because I was in demolish mode, there are no pictures of the plate. What I do have, is the recipe which will be posted soon.

MILESTONE ALERT:

Last week, I had a 33 mile week. YES! I am slowly getting back. My injury is not bothering me nearly as much as it was a month ago, and while its a slow process this past week has made me feel HUMAN again. I am going to try and stay focused with that in mind. Hopefully I will be running marathons again in NO TIME!!!

Tonight, I have some grassfed sirloin that I am trying to figure out what to do to it.  Lets see what happens next!