Anonymous asked in a comment recently: Can you explain Paleo for those of us that don't know exactly what it is?
I suppose I could, but to be thorough it will take some time for me to put together a post on it. To be fair, know first off that I brieeeeeeeeeefly tried Paleo once, and Primal once (maybe twice) and they are indeed what works best for me, but I just always couldn't give up the diet soda and cheese for very long. :o)
Plus I did find it difficult sometimes to keep up the endurance for training for marathons. It can be done, I just wasn't very successful at it.
Anyway, let's start with the basics...
paleo- or pale- or palaeo- or palae-
1. Ancient; prehistoric; old: paleobotany.
2. Early; primitive: Paleozoic.
Ingredients: sausage (venison if available), an 2 apples (I used one large), an onion (I used half of a large white onion), cinnamon, cayenne pepper, coconut oil.
|Chop apples and onion (I didn't peel the apple, but the recipe said to)|
Heat 1.5 tbsp of coconut oil in pan
Toss in apple and onion
Add cinnamon and cayenne (I didn't measure, but if I had to guess I put a tsp maybe a bit more of each (but certain to do equal(ish) amounts of each
Cook down. OMG the smell was amazing and the apples started making this fabulous 'sauce' (not sure what else to call it), but it was just amazing to smell!!! Who would have thought of putting those 2 spices and apples and onions together?
Add the sliced sausage, stir/coat and then put the lid on for a bit on low to just cook up a bit more
I actually cooked the sausage beforehand in the same skillet because I thought it would be easier to slice up which is what the recipe calls for to begin with. I think this is my preferred way to do it. And when I was finished cooking it in the skillet (in the coconut oil I mentioned), I left the 'dregs' in there to use obviously to saute the apples and onions. I had added 1/4 cup of water when steaming the venison so it wouldn't stick, but the water cooked almost out and it was fine to use.
I tasted this after it was done and it was delicious! I had something else for dinner, as this was to be part of my 'fit foods' that I section out for lunches and dinners etc. for the week.
I had it Monday for my lunch along with a 1/4 of a baked sweet potato (I baked a couple of them and quartered to have during the week).
Definitely will be making this again! Cheap, easy, and fast!