10 Steps for Cooking the Perfect Steak

October 15, 2014


1. Remove steak from fridge and uncover about 15 - 20 minutes before cooking. You want your steak to be dry. This is vital. Pat with paper towel if necessary.

2. Preheat cast iron skillet on high/medium-high heat. Cast iron. Do not use some weird plastic coated not stick pan. Make sure pan is very hot before you put your steak in unless you like your steak gray. Trust me, you don’t want gray steak. You want a beautifully caramelized, crusty and richly browned surface.

3. Right before (and I mean right before) you place the steak in your pan, coat steak with a little oil (olive, avocado or coconut) and season liberally with coarse sea salt and fresh cracked pepper. Please don’t use fancy spices like paprika or cardamom or essence of wild passion flower.

4. Place steak in hot pan (no oil in pan) and do not touch it until it’s ready. For a 1 1/2” steak that will be about 4 minutes. 5 minutes tops. If you like your steak well done follow step numbers 4A and 4B.

    4A. Boil some gluten-free pasta, drain and toss with some oil, beans and kale. 
    4B. Give your lovely steak to someone who will cook it properly. :)

5. Using tongs only (using a fork will cause the juice from your steak to drain into pan. No bueno), turn your steak over and cook for another 3 - 4 minutes.

6. Turn heat to low and add 2 or 3 tablespoons of grass-fed butter.

7. Push steak to the side of pan and stir butter allowing it to deglaze pan.

8. Tip pan and and baste steak with all that buttery goodness for about a minute using a large spoon.

9. Remove steak (with tongs of course), place on plate or cutting board and loosely cover with foil for about 10 minutes.

10. Cut steak across the grain. Always.



 

No Grain "Granola" Cereal

September 24, 2014
I'm always searching for something different for breakfast. I mean, not even I like to eat bacon everyday.

And while I always say, breakfast food doesn't have to look like "breakfast" food. There's nothing wrong with eating chicken or steak for breakfast.

Still, sometimes we just want something different or at least something that resembles a good ol' breakfast cereal. So, I came up with some grain-free "granola." Enjoy!



1 cup coconut flakes
• 1/2 cup chopped cashews
• 1/4 cup pumpkin se...

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Brownie Batter Ice Cream (dairy free, grain and gluten free, paleo)

June 11, 2014
Words do not do this recipe justice. The picture barely captures the rich and decadent awesomeness that is this life-changing ice cream recipe. I'll shut up now and get on with it. You're welcome.



Vanilla Ice Cream
• 1 1/2 cups canned coconut milk
• 1/2 cup maple syrup
• 2 pasture raised eggs
• 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
• pinch of salt

Brownie Batter
• 1 bar dark chocolate ( about 3 oz.)
• 1/2 cup almond flour
• 1/2 tsp vanilla
• 1/4 cup coconut sugar

Melt chocolate
in a double boiler...

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Baked Banana Chip Encrusted French Toast

June 2, 2014
When I found out my buddy George Bryant from Civilized Caveman was writing a cookbook with Juli Bauer from PaleOMG I have to admit, I got a little giddy.

Both of them are paleo powerhouses that are known for their mind-blowing recipes. The two of them together on one project could cause a huge and delicious shift in the space time continuum.

When George called me and asked if I wanted an advanced copy of the book to review I wanted to jump through the phone and give him a big man hug. I could...

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Overloaded Paleo Snack Bars

May 27, 2014
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Makes 16 bars.

Ingredients

  •   1 c almond flour

  •   1 c shredded coconut

  •   3eggs

  •   1⁄4 c sliced almonds

  •   1⁄2 c dried cranberries

  •   1⁄2 c dark chocolate chips

  •   1⁄2 c chopped walnuts

  •   1⁄4 c diced dates

  •   3 T maple syrup

  •   1 tsp. vanilla

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Mix all ingredien...


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Super Berry Cobbler [gluten-free, grain-free]

May 11, 2014
Happy Mother's Day to all you amazing Mamas out there!

My wife and I feel very blessed to be celebrating her second official Mama's Day with our awesome little man.


Today we're spending time with our families and there are
lots of flowers, sunshine, pancakes and this amazing recipe for Berry Cobbler. I wanted to share this with you quick before we head out for the day.

Enjoy!



(This is a large recipe for about 12 servings. You can easily half this for smaller gatherings.)

• 6 cups of mixed berri...

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

April 27, 2014


• 1/3 cup coconut flour
• 1/2 cup almond flour
• 2 eggs
• 1/2 tsp baking soda
• 2 tbps butter, melted
• 1/4 cup peanut butter
• 1/4 cup cocoa
• 1/4 cup chocolate chip
• 1/2  cup maple syrup
• 2 tbsp coconut sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven at 350 degrees.

Combine all ingredients in large bowl and mix well.

Drop a tablespoon size ball of cookie dough on parchment paper line cookie sheet.
 

Place another sheet of parchment paper over cookie dough and press a second cookie sheet to flatten ...

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Strawberry Banana Bread

March 25, 2014
Ingredients:
• 1 banana
• 1/3 cup coconut flour
• 1 cup almond flour
• 4 eggs
• 1 cup strawberries
• 1 cup coconut milk
• 1/2 tsp. baking soda
• 1/3 cup honey (or sweetener of choice)
• 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

1. Place strawberries and coconut milk in food processor and pulse enough to chop strawberries into small chunks. You can also simply chop the strawberries into small pieces.

2. Place all ingredients into large bowl and mix well.

3. Pour batter into 9...

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Red Wine Steak Stir Fry

March 14, 2014
So, I was in the mood for some steak stir fry the other night but wasn't in the mood for that typical soy sauce flavor. I decided to grab the bottle of organic red I had sitting on the counter to see what I could come up with. The result was this simple, super flavorful, savory and slightly sweet creation.

Enjoy!




1 lb steak (I used grass-fed sirloin).
1 red pepper, sliced
1 orange pepper, sliced
2 cups broccoli florettes
half medium red onion, diced
about 3/4 cup red wine
2 Tbsp gluten-free soy sauc...
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6 Fastest Growing Vebetables

March 3, 2014
Spring is so close I can almost taste it!

Speaking of taste, I can't wait to start planting in our vegetable garden again. In fact, I was just doing some research about fast growing veggies and thought I'd share with you what I found.

Here's a list of the 6 fastest growing vegetables.



1. Radishes - These are super easy to grow and can be harvested in as little as 20 Days. Plant in early spring.

2. Arugala - Ready to harvest in just 21 days. Plant early spring or fall.

3. Romain or other Lettuc...

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