So, I started this whole "clean eating" thing back in February 2011, after being really intrigued about a plan called the Whole30 . I decided to give it a go, but quickly realized that I needed to make it more adaptable to the way that our family eats and lives. I like my glass of wine at night. I don't think a piece of gum is going to sabotage me. I think that a DQ Blizzard is a good thing every once in a while. If my friend makes the most awesome jalapeno poppers you've ever had, you know I'm going to have one. But I also know that I feel pretty darn good when I'm eating quality proteins, fats, veggies, fruits and nuts, while leaving out dairy, grains, legumes (including soy and peanuts) and the big one, sugar, at least most of the time.
Here are some of the ways to do just that....

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Chili, Paleo-fied

I make a really great "regular" (award-winning!) chili, but it calls for lots of beans and corn.  I looked around online for some paleo chili recipes, but none really spoke to me, so I did this instead.

1 steak, cubed
2 lbs ground beef
1 large onion
1 large green bell pepper
2 cans diced tomatoes and chilis (check your labels!)
1 7 oz can salsa verde
olive oil
sea salt
garlic and onion powders
1 TBS cumin
2 TBS chili powder

Heat olive oil in large pot over medium heat.  When hot, add steak, season with s&p and garlic and onion powders and brown (in batches).  Remove steak and set aside.  Add onion, ground beef and bell pepper.  Season with s&p, garlic and onion powder and cumin and chili powder.  When browned add tomatoes and salsa verde.  Add browned steak.  Simmer!

I served mine over baked cubed butternut squash with avocado and cilantro.  Next time I'm going to add some chopped mushrooms to give it a little more texture.

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