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    Show us your Valentine's meals ... what you cooked for your significant other ...

    Us? We had an amuse bouche of cauliflower stalk (the florets were used for "rice" in a previous meal), leek and spinach. Damn gorgeous. I dropped an asparagus head into each.



    Next, a starter ...

    My dear wife is not paleo, but she eats what I cook. I look after her dietary needs and get it right most of the time. She does ask for some foods now and again, and one she loves is Crab Linguine.

    Doing it right, I sourced some gluten-free linguine which is as good as wheat flour linguine. This linguine is made from cornstarch and rice flour. Paleo? I don't care - this was for my wife.

    I made up a mix of white crab meat, chillies and parsley to combine with the linguine and placed it back into a crab shell:



    ... and accompanied with a brown crab meat veloute.



    Butter and fish stock emulsified, brown crab meat dropped in, more stock, cooked, passed through a sieve, retrieved meat put back into the main linguine, cream added, reduced, done.

    Damn good!

    Main? Beef steak with asparagus:



    Local meat from that farm, there (points out of the window) from my local farm shop. Fcknggg amazing!

    I made up a butter, caper and parsley sauce to go with it. We shared a sirloin steak which was enough for us and a few cubes dropped down for our cats - rare, of course.

    Dessert? Panna Cotta. Cream set with gelatine. Easy.
    Last edited by pjgh; 02-14-2012, 02:49 PM.
    Paul
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    @pjgh WOW!!! Looks tasty.

    Me I'll make a T-Bone, or two, with chimichurri. A tossed salad and have some fruit for dessert.
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    • #3
      That sounds good Guod! Nothing like a slab of meat with something or other for dinner! Thanks for the kind words.
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      • #4


        we had a sweetheart steak cut in two with asparagus and brussels in butter sauce.

        i also caught the steak on fire.

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        • #5
          Grilled pork tenderloin with a balsamic-cranberry sauce

          Roasted sweet potatoes with smoked paprika

          Swiss chard sauteed in butter

          Red wine

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          • #6
            wasnt even hungry for dinner .. but i did bring the wife home some sweet treats .. and she had brought me lunch at work (chicken and cabbage, YUM!)
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            • #7
              Originally posted by touchdowntodd View Post
              wasnt even hungry for dinner .. but i did bring the wife home some sweet treats .. and she had brought me lunch at work (chicken and cabbage, YUM!)
              too funny, we usually don't eat dinner because our lunches are so big. i had been planning on our dinner and had to tell my hunny to not eat a lot of lunch

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              • #8
                ... looks like steaks were a favourite, but then ... steaks ARE a favourite!

                We tend to eat in the evenings. Often I simply skip breakfast, finding a good lunch and dinner works out best. Weekends, we like a good breakfast and a good evening meal. Evening meals are out modern communal campfire time.
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                • #9
                  We had a lovely dry-aged ribeye, sauteed prawns, and a salad with homemade blue cheese dressing.

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                  • #10
                    Steak and salad!
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                    • #11
                      I don't have pictures but I had spaghetti squash with organic primal meat sauce (I used ground turkey meat rather than ground beef). I got the recipe off of fastpaleo.com. Soo good. Made enough for leftovers to have for lunch the next day

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                      • #12
                        That does sound good - I had a go with turkey mince recently and really enjoyed it. That was a spicy meat sauce over courgetti (courgette spaghetti sliced with a julienne peeler). Yummy! I must find spaghetti squash.

                        I know consumption of turkeys varies around the world - here in the UK, it's eaten at Christmas and forgotten about for the other 364 days. We're eating a lot more of it in our house.
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                        • #13
                          No pictures unfortunately but my girlfriend and I treated ourselves by going out for England's favourite food - Curry! Perhaps not the traditional choice for a romantic meal but we love it. We did keep it Primal though, we both had a meat main dish; she had a Chicken Dhansak/Chicken Tikka Masala combination and I had a Chicken Tawa (cooked and served sizzling in a shallow skillet with a sweet and creamy sauce), and shared a side of Achari Baingan (a spicy, picklish dish with aubergine and chilli sauce). The only difficult thing with going for a curry when you're Primal is that it's tough to convince the waiters that you don't want either rice or naan to accompany your food, they look at you as if you've just insulted their mother or something!

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                          • #14
                            entree: smoked salmon with red lettuce and avocados. We did have a few seaweed rice crackers

                            Main: Montery chicken - chicken breasts baked in the oven & about 15 minutes before 'done' top with bacon, avocado slices and your fave melting cheese - I use emmental.

                            dessert - berries and coconut cream (Warwick had ice cream as well)

                            Glass of white wine
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Man of Kent View Post
                              ... it's tough to convince the waiters that you don't want either rice or naan to accompany your food, they look at you as if you've just insulted their mother or something!
                              I know that feeling! Personally, I'm happy with white rice, but keep it to once a fortnight, or so. I don't eat out often. I usually just "take" the chapatti and just leave them. Up north, 3 chapatti come whether you ask for them or not. Leave them? They're on the next people's plate ...
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