On September 8th I asked my readers to host picnics and to send me the results. The following is one of 27 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow, courtesy of US Wellness. Vote for your favorite on October 8.
The Cleveland Groks got together on a rather chilly and windy Saturday afternoon for good food and some serious monkey business on the shore of Lake Erie. Our VIP guests included gorilla and squirrel, and although we were rather tempted to eat them, they made for good conversation and the girls got kind of attached to squirrel, so their lives were spared. We had much better grassfed meat, anyway! MeatMe216 hit the drum while the flames seared the meat, and after all were fed, it was off to the field for a few rounds of Frisbee. Then – to the playground with gorilla! Squirrel decided to stay behind to guard the leftovers. We climbed, ran, balanced, and swung all over the elaborate playground at Lakewood park, which features a climbing wall, ropes, balance beams, tires, swings, and of course – monkey bars! Gorilla gave his share of Lifting Heavy Things by giving the kids of the playground some gorilla back rides. Then, batty chased gorilla into a tree, and we called it a day.
- Curried Cauliflower
- Apple and Beet Salad
- Grilled Zucchini
- Grilled Whole Chicken
- Grilled Steak of many, many cuts and sizes
- Lamb Burgers
Recipe: Kale Salad
- 1 bunch of kale – rough chop
- 1 clove of garlic – minced
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 2 carrots – grated
- 1/4 red onion – thinly sliced
- 1 cup snowpea shoots
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 4 tbsp toasted sesame oil
- 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp liquid aminos
- Small piece of peeled ginger
- 4-8 tbsp evoo
Coat baking sheet in coconut oil and roast sunflower seeds and garlic at 350 until golden.
Steam the kale.
Dressing – blend sesame oil, rice vinegar, liquid aminos, evoo and ginger. Combine and toss.
- Forum member Shannon, her husband and 2 daughters
- Forum member MeatMe216, 2 of his friends (in picture), then 4 more of his friends!
- Forum member batty and her S.O.
- VIP Guests: Gorilla and Squirrel