Hello there! It’s been a couple of days. Not that I haven’t been cooking, I just haven’t cooked anything decent enough to blog about. It’s all been absolutely terrible. So I went back to some old faves, after trying a number of new recipes. So yes, I pretty much gave up on trying anything new. Ever again. Just joking, if I did that what would you have for dinner tomorrow night? The only plus about baking crappy recipes is that you don’t eat the food. Once you cook a decent recipe and it turns out SUPER yummy, you eat it. Not good for the waistline. Or for the “I’m-not-going-to-eat-any-naughty-food” that I started yesterday. Which, coincidently, was the day I decided to start baking. Logic does sometimes fail me.
Before I go ahead, I wanted to show you a pic of my cat cos I got to see him on the weekend. I love my cat. He doesn’t love me. But that’s ok. He actually doesn’t like anyone, at all. Other than Toby, who hates him. Obviously, me and my cat share the same logic. My cat isn’t friendly, he isn’t nice, and he attacks pretty much every one. He does need credit for being really good with Squirt though, he has been dragged about by Squirt and never harmed a hair on his head.
Don’t be fooled, he may look all fluffy and cuddly and you just reach out to pat him…
And you get to pat him once or twice before he does his “lion pose”…
And then he bites you.
But I really, really like him still. He lives at my mum and dad’s house, and every time I go up there I see him and I squeal and call out to him in my high pitched “princess” voice. He will literally scowl at me and then growl as he walks away. I’m sure it all comes down to the fact that he was rescued from a roof when he was a kitten and he is obviously traumatised.
Anyway, back to the old faithful recipes that I made today.
I had some mince in the fridge, and needed to use it up. So I made some Paleo Rissoles (or Sliders if you know them as that). These were super easy to do, all you need is:
- 700g mince
- half an onion chopped finely
- two or so handfuls spinach chopped finely
- a handful or so of mushrooms chopped finely
- about 1/4 cup almond meal
- a few big squirts of minced garlic
Combine all the ingredients, then form into balls and put into a frypan with some coconut oil. Squash them down to as flat as you like. I cooked mine on a really low heat for AGES. But, I found that by not flipping them for a long time, they stuck together a lot better in the end. You can pretty much add any ingredients into these. For another version, try this.
I served them up with some broccoli and cauliflower mash, which is simply steamed broccoli and cauliflower mashed with some butter.
Simple, easy dinner.
So simple that I made muffins while they cooked.
The muffin recipe was one I have made many a time before, because it always works.
Head over to Fast Paleo for the recipe. And, you can have the rissoles and the muffins for lunch (or in school lunch boxes) the next day. The rissoles are great and a good sandwich alternative for school.
They are so yummy, they are like a ray of sunshine…
Enjoy your Paleo cooking and I’ll talk to you tomorrow!!