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Fermented Carrots Recipe

Fermented Carrots Recipe

Fermented Carrots Recipe

Get your probiotics fix with this fermented carrots recipe. The recipe includes some cilantro, ginger, garlic, and chile for a little extra zing.

Ingredients

  1. 5 large carrots
  2. 1/4 teaspoon minced ginger
  3. 2 minced garlic cloves
  4. 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  5. 1/2 chile pepper (optional)
  6. 1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Shred the carrots in a food processor
    Fermented Carrots - Shredded Carrots  
  2. In a large bowl combine the carrots, cilantro, ginger, garlic, chile, and salt.
  3. Work the mixture with your hands for ten minutes to extract the juices.
    Fermented Carrots Juices 
  4. Pack the vegetable mixture into the mason jar up to the where the jar neck starts.
  5. The vegetables should be immersed in it’s own juices. If the vegetables are not immersed, add additional brine.
    Fermented Carrots Recipe Brine 
  6. Place a fermentation weight on top of the vegetables
  7. Fill the air release half way with water
  8. Seal the mason jar and twist the air release into place to form a seal
    Fermenting Carrots 
  9. After about 3 days, the fermenting carrots will start forming air bubbles
    Fermented Carrots Bubbles 
  10. Let the carrots ferment for 14 days

Let us know how you like our fermented carrots recipe!

Paleo Skirt Steak: Mexican Arracherra

paleo skirt steak mexican arracherra

Paleo Skirt Steak: Mexican Arracherra

This is my favorite recipe. I could eat this over and over every day and never get sick of it. In my opinion a good skirt steak puts other steak cuts to shame. You can pick up skirt steak at most grocery stores. If not, head over to a local carniceria or ethnic fruit market. There are two types of skirt steal cuts, the outer and inner cut skirt steak. Most places won’t differentiate between the two cuts but if you have a choice go with the outer cut. The outer skirt steak is thinner and the meat is more tender. While at the store, have the butcher run the skirt steak through their tenderizing machine a couple times (insist on this). If there is an outer membrane on the skirt steak have it trimmed off by your butcher. If you don’t remove the membrane, your mexican arracherra will not turn out as desired.

Ingredients
1.  1.5 lbs grass fed skirt steak (substitute regular if needed)
2.  1 medium onion
3.  1 orange ( juiced )
4.  6 limes (juiced)
5.  1 cup chopped cilantro
6.  4 garlic cloves
7.  1 tablespoon sea salt
8.  1 teaspoon black pepper
9.  1 green chile (optional)

mexican arracherra ingredients


Instructions

1.   Blend the onion, cilantro, garlic, chile, salt, pepper, lime juice, and orange juice in a food processor or blender.

paleo skirt steak ingredients

2.  In a large bowl, work the mexican arracherra marinade into both sides of the grass fed skirt steak
3.  Pour the remaining arracherra marinade into the bowl
4.  Cover and let the marinaded skirt steak rest in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours.  Letting the arracherra marinade overnight is fine.

mexican arracherra marinade

5.  When the skirt steak is done marinating it will become very tender and will rip apart without much effort
6.  Place the mexican arracherra on a super HOT grill.  This is important!
7.  Cook the arracherra on each side to your doneness liking.  If you have a hot grill it won’t take long for a medium rare arracherra.

grilled mexican arracherra

8.  The mexican arracherra pairs wonderfully with with guacamole, pico de gallo, and salsa verde

Paleo Grass Fed Ribeye Steak With Guajillo Chile Sauce Recipe

Here’s a paleo grass fed ribeye steak with guajillo chile sauce recipe.  The unseeded guajillo chiles provide a pretty good spice level.  If you want it super spicy go ahead and add some of the chile seeds to the recipe.  The chicken broth already provides a decent amount of salt, so make sure you taste the guajillo chile sauce before adding additional salt at the end.

Ingredients
1.  2 ribeye steaks
2.  2 cups chicken or beef broth
3.  3 oz package of guajillo chiles
4.  4 garlic cloves
5.   1 teaspoon oregeno
6.  1/2 teaspoon black pepper
7.  1/4 teaspoon cumin
8.  1 tablespoon coconut oil
9.  1/2 teaspoon salt
10.  1 teaspoon honey

Instructions
1.  Cut guajillo chilies open and remove seeds

2.  Lay the open guajillo chilies on a low heated skillet until they start to form a tan color.  Press guajillo chilies down with a spatula.
3.  Flip guajillo chilies over and repeat (ensure you don’t burn them)

4.  Place guajillo chilies in a large bowl and cover with hot water.  Rehydrate chilies for 30 minutes.

5.  Drain the water
6.  Place guajillo chilies, garlic, pepper, oregano, cumin, and 2/3 cup of broth into a blender to puree.  Add additional broth if needed.
7.  Press the guajillo chili puree through a medium mesh strainer to remove remaining skins

8.  Heat coconut oil in pot over medium heat
9.  Add guajillo chili puree to pot and cook over medium heat for 6-8 minutes until it darkens
10.  Add remaining broth and simmer for 30 minutes partially covered
11.  Taste guajillo chili sauce and add salt and honey as needed to your specific taste

12.  Season the grass fed ribeye steaks with salt & pepper
13.  Grill grass fed ribeye steak to desired doneness

14.  Add guajillo chili sauce to grass fed ribeye steak
15.  Feast!

Spicy Paleo Red Thai Curry With Grass Fed Beef Recipe

This spicy paleo red thai curry with grass fed beef recipe is a kitchen sink recipe.  It works great with any veggies you currently have in your fridge.  Substitute your favorite vegetables in place of what I have listed.  I’ve tried a couple brand’s of curry paste but like Roland’s red curry paste the best.  You can substitute any thai curry paste you have available.  Try experimenting with green, yellow, massaman, and schezwan curry pastes also.  I like to use the AROY-D coconut milk because the only ingredients it contains is coconut extract and water.  I use the entire bottle of curry paste for a strong spicy taste.  You may want to start with half the bottle and add more at the end if desired.

Ingredients
1.  1lb grass fed ground beef
2.  1 bottle Roland’s red curry paste
3.  1 can coconut milk
4.  1 onion
5.  1 bell pepper
6.  1 cup spinach or kale
7.  2 carrots
8.  1 large celery stick
9.  1 cup mushrooms
10.  5-10 broccoli florets
11.  1 teaspoon coconut oil

Instructions
1.   Brown the grass fed ground beef and set aside for later

2.  Chop/slice/dice all the vegetables
3.  Add coconut oil to large frying pan or wok
4.  Stir fry vegetables on high heat for 5-7 minutes

5.  Add the curry paste and coat vegetables for a minute
6.  Add the grass fed beef and coconut milk
7.  Heat uncovered on medium heat for another 5 minutes
8.  Feast!

Let us know how you like our spicy paleo red thai curry with grass fed beef recipe.

 

Lacto Fermented Sauerkraut Recipe

Lacto Fermented Sauerkraut Recipe

This is a simple fermented foods starter recipe for lacto-fermented sauerkraut.  If you are just getting started with fermented foods, I always recommend starting with a basic but great tasting fermented sauerkraut.  You’ll realize how simple fermenting foods can be and continue with some more adventurous fermentation recipes.

Ingredients
1.  Small head of green or red cabbage
2.  1.5 tablespoons sea salt

Instructions
1.  Slice the cabbage into long thin pieces
2.  Combine the sliced cabbage and salt into the mixing bowl
3.  Using both hands massage the salt into the cabbage by squeezing the cabbage in your hands for 5-10 minutes
4.  The cabbage will start to become soft and the cabbage juice will start to extract
5.  Pack the cabbage firmly into the mason jar up to where the jar neck starts
6.  After the sauerkraut has fermented for a day it will be completely immersed under water.  This varies, as your sauerkraut batch may already be completely immersed before fermentation has started.
7.  To ensure the lacto-fermented sauerkraut does not form a mold layer on top of the ferment, place a glass fermentation weight on top of it to immerse it under the water
8.  Fill the air release half way with water
9.  Seal the mason jar and twist the air release into place to form an air tight seal.  The air release will let carbon dioxide escape and prevent oxygen and impurities from entering the fermentation jar.  This prevents the fermented sauerkraut from becoming soggy.  The end result is a crunchy lacto-fermented sauerkraut.
10.  Place the mason jar on your kitchen counter for 3 days
11.  After 3 days taste the lacto-fermented sauerkraut
12.  Re-seal and place the lacto-fermented sauerkraut on the counter to ferment for another day
13.  Taste the lacto-fermented sauerkraut on the 4th day
14.  If you are satisfied with the taste, place the batch in a mason jar with a bpa free lid and enjoy your homemade probiotics
15.  If you want to continue to let the batch ferment, re-seal and place the lacto-fermented sauerkraut on the counter for another day (continue as needed)

Paleo Grass-Fed Beef Chili Recipe

Paleo Grass Fed Beef Chili

Here is Nerd Organic’s tasty grass-fed paleo chili recipe with plenty of meat to keep you satiated.

Ingredients
1 lb of grass-fed ground beef
1 lb of grass-fed ground beef (substitute regular if needed)
1 lb of grass-fed skirt steak (substitute regular if needed)
4 thick slices of uncured bacon
4 baby Portobello mushroom caps (or substitute equivalent regular mushrooms)
1 large carrot
2 large tomatoes
1 can of tomato paste (not sauce)
1 small onion
4 garlic cloves
2 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp paprika or red pepper powder
1 tsp coriander powder

Instructions
1. Dice up all of the vegetables.
2. Crush the garlic cloves and combine with the spices in a bowl.
3. Chop up the skirt steak into small diced pieces.
4. Fry the bacon in a pan and keep the fat in the pan.
5. Once the bacon turns a rich brown color, remove it and slice it into small pieces.
6. Cook the steak first in the fat until browned on all sides. Remove and place in a bowl.
7. Cook the ground beef in the combined fats until browned.
8. Remove and place in a bowl.
9. Combine everything into a crock pot or electric slow cooker.
10. Stir well until the spices dissolve.
11. Cook on LOW for 8-9 hours or on HIGH for 4-5 hours.

Let us know how our paleo grass-fed beef chili recipe turned out!