Super Yummy Lasagna

Healthy Lasagna? Yes Please ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‡

We had to do some playing around because my mom and I canโ€™t have dairy so the one on the left is a dairy free option while the others use @alexandrefamilyfarm milk and cream as well as @lewisroadusa butter

To go #grainfree and #glutenfree we opted for @cappellos lasagna sheets but those could easily be exchanged for zucchini or heart of palm slices. I donโ€™t tolerate almond very well so I would be substituting those ๐Ÿ (although I did sneak some of my moms lasagna inโ€ฆso good #shhh)

All lasagnas contained the basic beef Bolognese/Ragu recipe using @uswellnessmeats ground beef and @raoshomemade marinara sauce:
We sautรฉed the ground beef with onions and garlic (the beef could be substituted for pork,chicken, veggies, etc). Next we add the marinara sauce, and let it simmer. If you want to enhance the flavor you can also add in some diced up carrots or celery but this is optional and we didnโ€™t do that this time. Make sure to cook the sauce on low for an hour. If you like oregano you can also add that (it has some hidden health benefits too๐Ÿ˜‰).

My dads lasagna also had a white sauce:
This is a low carb, grain free version of a Bรฉchamel sauce and was a bit trickier to make clean. We used heavy whipping cream with the traditional seasoning: salt, pepper, garlic and the secret super star ingredientโ€ฆfreshly ground nutmeg!!! Let the sauce simmer but make sure it does not separate. To make it even tastier we added some grassfed butter and raw cheese ๐Ÿง€๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

Instead of the white sauce my mom used condensed almond milk from @bluemountainorganics (swirled on top) and that tasted very good as well, we just didnโ€™t have the traditional burnt cheese effect ๐Ÿฅบ

Lastly, assemble the lasagnas to your liking, my dad got some shredded cheese on top and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and get ready to feast ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜‹ (no leftovers here)

Gulasch

When the weather gets Fall like my family loves to go back to our German heritage and make a nourishing Gulasch ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅ˜

This gave me the opportunity to try out @uswellnessmeats 100% grass fed beef stew meat, and I must say that the meat did not disappoint. The Gulasch turned out to be super tender and juicy, falling apart in the mouth ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜‹

Here is our family recipe:
1) 3 pounds Beef Stew Meat cut into cubes (@uswellnessmeats is a great option)
2) beef tallow to sautรฉ the meat and vegetables: we used @epicbar
3)fresh onion and garlic to taste
4) smoked paprika and dried bay leaf from @burlapandbarrel (the spices are key for a proper Gulasch ๐Ÿ˜‰)
5) salt and pepper to taste

To make, simply heat up tallow in a pot and sautรฉ the meat with the spices and bay leaf, when the meat is browned, add the garlic and onion and let it simmer until the meat falls apart. We usually cook it for at least 2 hours depending on how tender the meat is. The more fall apart you want it, the longer you cook, itโ€™s just important to make sure it doesnโ€™t go dry ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ

Traditionally it would be eaten with potatoes or noodles but we make it #paleo by eating it with mashed cauliflower and plenty of @lewisroadusa butter or @cappellos pasta. If not everyone in your family eats primally, this could easily be modified so that everyone can enjoy the meal ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ

Beef and Pork Mince with Riced Broccoli ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿฅฆ

Recipe:
1) fry ground beef and ground pork (we used 2 pounds of beef 1 pound pork) on medium heat ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฎ you can also use lamb ๐Ÿ‘
2) add 1/2 diced onion and a large red bell pepper, also diced. More to taste. If you would like to add garlic ๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿง„๐Ÿง…
3) Season with salt pepper and paprika to taste, also add a couple of bay leaves
4) Let simmer until veggies are soft. Some liquid will develop
5) add tomato sauce to taste or alternatively tomato paste ๐Ÿ…
6) Reduce until you like the consistency of the sauce
7) I added basil from @farehousefarms but you can also add crushed pepper flashes for a kick

Alternatively, enjoy with capellos grain free noodles, rice cauliflower or other vegetables ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

Buttery Mashed Cauliflower with Fresh Parsley

This buttery delicacy is a wonderful substitute for mashed potatoes and goes well with meat and fish alike.

The dish is quickly made and only requires 5 ingredients:

  • 1 cauliflower head (as big as you are hungry)
  • Butter to taste
  • Parsley to taste
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Boil the cauliflower until fork tender, add salt, pepper and parsley and purรฉe using an immersion blender.

Stir in butter and enjoy!