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All the noms! I would totally eat that. I imagine that for those of us trying to watch our intakes of things like vegetable oil and sugar that we could adapt the recipe as well, right?

 

Absolutely. The sugar is completely optional, it just adds a slightly sweet flavor to balance the spice of the curry. For things like vegetable oil, any other kind of cooking oil is perfectly acceptable, though it will slightly affect the taste. Normally, I would use coconut oil, butter, or bacon fat to cook with. However, as this was my first time making the dish, I wanted to make it unaltered, for a baseline flavor. Next time I make it, I'm going to experiment and see what it tastes like with butter and no sugar.

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I know you guys are just waiting for me to chime in with something. I debated it for a bit, but then I happened to make a really yummy lunch today and thought I'd share.

 

2013 09 26 lunch

Curried Shrimp with Celery Root and Broccolini

 

1TBSP coconut oil

1 small shallot, chopped

1 small (about fist-sized) celery root, peeled and diced

1 small handful of broccolini

1 TBSP of curry powder (or more if you like it strong like me)

1 TBSP No-salt seasoning

1 TBSP coconut aminos

1 portion frozen cooked shrimp

optional: 2 TBSP shredded unsweetened coconut

 

In a cast-iron skillet or wok, heat coconut oil on medium. Toss in shallot and cook for about a minute until softened. Add the celery root and no-salt seasoning and stir. Cover with lid and cook until root browns and softens (very similar to potatoes). One the root looks kind of like hash browns, toss in your broccolini and shrimp. Add the coconut aminos and curry powder (and coconut if using), give it a stir and cover again for about 6-7 minutes. Once the shrimp is thawed and broccolini is steamed, dish it up and enjoy!

 

Btw, Cheechoe how did the venison chili come out? Yesterday I had some beef short ribs thawed that I was supposed to cook all day in the crock and I forgot to put them in early so I ended up rubbing them with 5-spice and tossing them in the crock on high with a little coconut aminos and coconut oil. They cooked for 3 1/2 hours and came out pretty good. I was glad they were still tender enough to slide the bones right out.

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I know you guys are just waiting for me to chime in with something. 

 

Oh yes! Oh so much! And we were right to, that looks seriously amazing!!

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um, how bad am i that i didn't even know we had a cooking challenge on the go *hangs head in shame*  I have tons of recipes and plenty of F00d P07n.

 

Well here's my plan for this week (and i'm totally shamelessly going to plug my blog here :tongue: ):

  • Bobotie
  • Tuna Quiche (minus the crust though)
  • Creamy Chicken Curry
  • Pulled Pork Taco Salad (will post a recipe when it's done - have a pic though)
  • Bone Broth (will post a recipe when it's done)
  • Chicken Divan (will post a recipe when it's done)
  • Ostrich Shepherd's Pie  (will post a recipe when it's done)
  • Chicken, Shrimp & Pineapple Skewers (um, really do we need a recipe?)

Pulled Pork Taco Salad                                                          Butternut "lasagne"

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General Tso's Chicken Meatballs with Sweet potato Mash               Super easy Homemade Salsa

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Cauliflower "Alfredo" Sauce                                                        Paleo Butter Chicken

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Ok i think that's enough, i'm now hungry and it's lunch time.

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Ok, so 99% of the week has gotten away from me here, either being out of town or busy in the evenings with family stuff or MMA stuff or just being sick or caring for sick people.  Saturday is probably my last chance...  we ate the fish (home-made panko-fried salmon fingers), so I am going to use many of the ingredamints in the freezerator to make some sort of chicken chili. 

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With the amount of leftovers I had this week, there was no cooking to be done. And with friends visiting this weekend, I'm treating them with pulled pork. I was going to make it fancy so I could post the recipe up here... but convenience was needed and I'm using store bought bbq sauce. Figures the one week we have a challenge for recipe making ends up being the one week I don't cook. :P

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I've been up for 6 hrs since 5:30 am and I'm not feeling hungry or tired. The fat is very satiating. It's my first day trying it but I'm going to try it as my breakfast for the next week or so.

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I am trying bulletproof coffee.

2 cup coffee

2 tbs grassfed butter

1 tbs coconut oil.

http://www.bulletproofexec.com/category/coffee-2/

That sounds great :)  I'm gonna have to try it, what kind of coconut oil and butter do you use?

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I am trying bulletproof coffee.

2 cup coffee

2 tbs grassfed butter

1 tbs coconut oil.

http://www.bulletproofexec.com/category/coffee-2/

I'm not a huge coffee drinker, but I may give this a shot at some point

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That sounds great :)  I'm gonna have to try it, what kind of coconut oil and butter do you use?

first press coconut organic oil and Kerrygold butter.  You do it in a blender and it gets nice and frothy.

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first press coconut organic oil and Kerrygold butter.  You do it in a blender and it gets nice and frothy.

Thanks, Neem... I just tried this... yes I know it's in the afternoon, but I'm dragging today... I'm shocked at how amazing this tastes!  

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Alright so there was to be food porn but my camera decided it was evil.

 

I made Cumin and orange chicken (same recipe that Leonine used) with sauteed mushrooms, almond and garlic green beans, and rice.

 

First brined the chicken for about ten hours in a combination of apple cider vinegar, orange juice, and orange marmalade with a few peppercorns thrown in for the hell of it. Afterwards coated it in a cumin, salt, and chili powder and baked it at 300 for about a hour. Came out a little dry but good. 

 

Green beans I prepared by first sauteing the almond slivers in a bit of better then removing them and cooking some garlic and the green beans in the remaining butter. Add some water and boil it down to cook the beans, followed by a bit more butter and serve with almonds sprinkled on top. Mushrooms got sauteed in the remaining sauce.

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Pretty late, but I made something that I wanted to share! And it's hot soup so figured since the bitter w-word is coming, I would post this here:

 

llw's wanna-be ramen soup

  • onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • kale, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, whatever veggies you want
  • 1/2 - 1/4 spaghetti squash
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • rosemary leaves for flavour
  • optional spices: chili flakes and paprika <-- I enjoyed it really spicy
  • optional: serve with boiled egg
  • pork broth (I used leftover broth from last week's pulled pork)

    Boil up the broth. Chop up onions and garlic and add them in. Once it's heated, flavour it with salt and whichever of the spices/herbs you want, about half a teaspoon of each. (If you're using fresh rosemary leaves, just let them soak in it and take them out after.) Toss in the veggies -- I did a handful of carrots and a handful of kale, then a handful of frozen vegetables I had (broccoli and cauliflower). Let it simmer for at least an hour. 

The noodles: Cut spaghetti squash in half. (One serving for me was a 1/4 spaghetti squash) Gut out the seeds, put the squash inside-facing-down on a plate, microwave for about 8 minutes. Scrape out the noodles when done into a bowl and mix with a little teaspoon of butter. 

 

Putting it together: Put the "noodles" in a bowl, pour the soup on top. Serve with a boiled egg and enjoy!

Oh. And here's your filthy food porn: ;)

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