Not paleo but gluten free cream cheese pancakes. Yum :) (Taken with Instagram)
So good forgot to take a picture before I ate it !!! Spaghetti squash Spaghetti!! (Taken with Instagram)
1 spaghetti squash
1 jar of pasta sauce… (you can opt to make your own, which I highly suggest if you have the time-that’s the key)
Pre-Heat oven to 350*
Cut squash in half length wise, lay face down in a baking sheet that’s been slightly oiled.
Bake for 45-60 min.
You’ll know it’s done when you can take a sharp-ish knife and stab it effortlessly, you know like Dexter does it, only not so aggressively.
It should slide out fairly easy, if it doesn’t then you need to keep cooking it.
Once you’ve established it’s been cooked to completion, remove from oven and let cool for 10 or so minutes.
Then take a fork and start scraping out all the squash into spaghetti like strands-serve and eat :)
Paleo begins again! Talapia with cauliflower rice (Taken with Instagram)
Celebratory Breakfast Tacos
So Dan, a special friend, is leaving town heading out East. It was the morning after his graduation party and we were all very hung over and hungry. So Kerry and I rustled through a fridge that wasn’t ours and came up with these awesome tacos. She had real eggs, that actually came from a chicken-and elk sausage. The fridge gave us cheese, tortillas, avocados, salsa, cilantro, onions and those tiny ugly mushy brown things people like to eat, I believe they’re called beans.
Dan2 - an alternate Dan -fried up the meat the way only a man can of course. And Kerry and I did the rest.
The dish was plated by Kerry she did an excellent job, so I hijacked her food to snap a photo, and I think her plate was cleared in about 3 minutes. Delicious!
How to clean a cast iron pan
- As Andy approaches the sink with a cast iron pan covered in grease about to run it under water.
- X: STOP!!!! That's not how you clean a pan like that
- A: What I was just going to rinse it off and pat it down
- X: No you should never use water on a pan like that, you just take some salt and a paper towel and rub all the shit out and then rub it in oil
- A: Ok fine I won't wash it
- X: (thinking...if Andy doesn't wash it then..) Oh actually you know what, it's totally fine go ahead do whatever you were gonna do
- Needless to say the pan did not get washed that day
Spicy Seafood Pasta
Decided to cook dinner with (for)-mostly because I’m terrible at sharing kitchen space-My..special.. friend :) Went to the store, bought all the ingredients and realized I forgot the seafood. Which makes it quite difficult to make Spicy Seafood Pasta. Luckily my friend was able to pick it up on his way over.
Very simple recipe if you choose to make this you will love me forever, I promise.
1 jar of alfredo sauce of your choosing
1 jar of 505 green chili salsa or the like. Medium or spicy.
1 bunch of cilantro
1 clove of garlic
1 #of pasta
1 bottle of white wine-your choice whatever you’ll be able to drink with.. I mean cook with.
Seafood of your liking. We went with a bag of shrimp for ease, but I’ve also used mussels and scallops! This is also good without meat, as my last roommate didn’t like to eat seafood and didn’t like chicken IN her food, which I totally get. So even solo it’s delish.
Dice onion and garlic saute in a pan with some olive oil until soft and a little browned. Then toss in like 1/4 ish of white wine… let that simmer for a few minutes.
Add the chili and the alfredo to the mix, I would half of each first and then add more or less of one depending on how you would like it to taste.
Then turn heat waaaaay down to 2 or just a simmer.
If you’re going to cook with sea food, once you’ve assured your sauce is at a simmer and not a boil toss it in and let simmer until cooked.***** IF you’re only cooking with shrimp, even on simmer it tends to cook fast so just keep an eye on it or toss it in after everything else has been in for 7-10 minutes.
Start a pot of water to boil, and once water is boiling, toss in pasta.
You might say no sh@#$t Sherlock, when did you think I’d throw the pasta in. I will tell you, I have seen now on a few occasions, people just throwing pasta in whenever they damn well feel like it, like right after they fill a pot with water…So this is just a safety measure I’m taking to ensure the pasta isn’t over cooked.
* I also accidentally bought lemon pepper pasta this time and it turned out amazing!! So if you see any around try it.
Once pasta is ready plate and serve. It’s also good, I’ll add, if you’re doing it without seafood, to cut up slices of bread and use as a dipping sauce while you’re waiting for the pasta to cook.
* I realize this isn’t the best picture, but you win some you lose some.
Meet Stephanie’s “special” friend, dinner!
We don’t eat enough meat damn it, and we’re inviting Steph’s special friend over for dinner!! So Steph convinced me to cook up this tri-tip as they call it. Adorned with squash, asparagus and a little potato! Now I have to admit, I’m not big on squash- I think it tastes like dirt…but Stephanie has found a way to get me to eat it! Sliced thinly and sauteed with SPG (salt pepper garlic, in case you’ve forgotten), it’s important to cook them until they turn translucent otherwise they still taste like earth. The potatoes were sliced and then tossed in olive oil and SPG then spread out on a baking dish-lined with foil because I’m LAZY and hate dishes- and then baked on the rack under the tri-tip. Just make sure to check them occasionally and turn them or whatever so you’re not eating half baked potato.
Eat with friends and enjoy! * Reminder to self, take more group photos, so people don’t think you’re just making up friends..
A Saturday lunch in May- Tomato Soup and grilled cheeeeeese. Soup comes from a crazy little store you may have heard of it … Trader Joes! Not my favorite place to shop but this soup is the shit! And we made our own grilled cheesus. Sliced sourdough bread, diced onions and cheddar cheese of course! So good, Amy almost ate all of it! :)
Breakin the Law
- Ian B: Why do we love breakfast for dinner so much?
- Xtina: I think it's because it feels like we're doing something wrong. Something our parents never let us do.
- Everyone else: My parents let me eat breakfast for dinner....so...