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Have you made something that you could honestly eat every day?

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  • Have you made something that you could honestly eat every day?

    Without getting bored? I think we have. Our favorite thing to go out to eat for is fajitas. That can get expensive at various mexican restaurants, especially the "upper-scale" ones who think mexican food should be gourmet. It really shouldn't. But anyway, we normally will spend around $25.00-30.00 eating out if we go out for fajitas. Since going primal, our eating out has dropped by at least 90%. Mainly just because I don't know how it's really made, what went into it, and we're trying to stay on a budget while eating better. I discovered that I could buy an $8.00 bag of frozen boneless/skinless chicken breasts (no, it's not organic, or range fed, but note I said I'm on a budget), $6.00 for 6 bell peppers from the farmers market, $1.00 for two onions (and here's the kicker) I add a head of sauteed cabbage, $2.50to the mix. I prepare the chicken in slices for fajitas, and cook up all the veggies and dump it all in together. This makes a HUGE amount of fajitas (without tortillas, of course) and when we just need something to wrap it in, we steam purple cabbage leaves, another head for $2.50. Not only is it healthy, but it's a gorgeous meal.
    This enormous amount of food served two of us ALL weekend. Two - three meals - morning was chicken fajita omelets! Lunch and dinner if we ate was just the chicken fajitas in purple cabbage leaves.

    We spent $20.00 (no tip necessary) on the ingredients, and it made roughly 16 servings (really, no kidding!) which was 8 meals for the two of us! That's 1.25/serving. I'll be doing the same thing with beef of course, and even with shrimp or salmon. But I was just shocked at how far it went for the price...and how great it was - healthy and delicious.

    Is there anything you love to make that you never tire of?
    Now and then it is good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

  • #2
    yeh i made this absolutely delicious turkish inspired dish.
    eggplant, chopped spinach, roasted tomatoes, onions, ground lamb, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper, and a ton of parsley.
    dolloped some garlic greek yoghurt and a teensy bit of hotsauce on top. so so so good. i could eat that every day.
    "The first wealth is health."
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson


    • #3
      Can I ask what you used for spices for the fajitas?
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      • #4
        I'm hungry now.


        • #5
          Cubed beef heart marinated 24 hours in a mix of white wine and olive oil with just a teensy splash of orange juice, sea salt and black pepper. Grilled or fried til it's still pink inside. One of the tastier lean(est) meats.

          The pickled tongue was awesome too. Pickled in brine for a week, rinsed, brought to a boil then simmered for 5-6 hours. Peel the skin off, slice, eat cold with brown mustard and grated horseradish. Amazing amount of fat for such a muscular muscle -- nice contrast with the heart

          ADD: And of course eggs, which I can (and do) definitely eat every day and never get bored of.
          Last edited by frogfarm; 05-24-2010, 05:40 PM.


          • #6
            Things I could eat everyday:

            eggs poached in spicy italian sausage tomato sauce

            BLT salad with homemade bacon mayo based dressing (I eat a huge serving bowls worth)
            Smokey jalapeno chicken BAS
            Actually any of the BAS's I make I could eat every day! lol

            Grilled shrimp smothered in chipotle garlic butter (I could eat this with every meal, or as every meal! lol)

            Rare Prime Rib
            The more I see the less I know for sure.
            -John Lennon


            • #7
              Ooh, Ooh!!!
              Deviled Eggs.
              This time I made them with some leftover Green Goddess dressing from yesterday.
              = Happy Tummy


              • #8
                Things I could eat every day (looks like some of us have similar taste):

                spicy italian sausage with peppers and onions and mushrooms, with spicy mustard
                deviled eggs
                a salad with avocado, bacon, and goat cheese
                FNW's artichoke dip (though it's so much dairy I'd never REALLY eat it every day)
                "mayness, you need to have a siggy line that says "Paleo Information Desk" or something!" -FMN <3

                I'm blogging again, at least a little bit.


                • #9
                  I'm pretty sure I could get tired of anything if I had it every day.

                  Well, except BACON.


                  • #10
                    Pork roast with herbs and spices + baked sweet potato with butter.... used to have that in the winter 3-4 times a week.
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                    • #11
                      +1 for Bacon!

                      And Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts. Every day. I could always always eat them.

                      Ummm, eggs! Over easy. And sweet potato with tons of butter. And cobb salad. Ooh and roasted chicken thighs with crispy skin.

                      Man I love primal food
                      You are what you eat,
                      and what you eat eats too - Michael Pollan


                      • #12
                        Geez I must be the only one who has gotten bored of bacon.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by elorajade View Post
                          Can I ask what you used for spices for the fajitas?
                          Yes, sorry, I posted the question and just now getting back on. I used chili powder, paprika, butter, garlic salt, crushed red pepper. I think that's it. Made the stuff again tonight and used beef and chicken this time. It's so colorful I call it Rainbow Fajitas!
                          Now and then it is good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.


                          • #14
                            Good grief all this sounds so good!! And +1 for bacon. I love me some bacon!
                            Now and then it is good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.


                            • #15
                              I love the BLT! Big leaf of romaine, coated with homemade mayo (baconnaise, preferably) and wrapped around sliced tomato and bacon (and avocado).