Monday, 21 October 2013

Paleo-AIP 'Taco' Lettuce Boats

Now that I've been on this diet for quite some time I'm getting more confident in experimenting.  Today I had a delicious lunch experiment go well and I thought I would share.

This recipe is AIP-Paleo and gluten free

What you'l Need:

-450g minced beef
-1 iceberg lettuce
-1 yellow onion
-1 large carrot
-1 medium zucchini
-1 stalk celery
-1/2 head of cauliflower
- lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic
-1inch cube fresh ginger
-powdered turmeric
-dried oregano
-5 radishes (optional, adds a bit of heat)
-coconut oil

In a food processor* chop the onions, garlic and ginger cube until very very fine but not so much that they're a sauce.

In a large pan fry the onions, garlic and ginger for around 10 minutes being very careful not to burn them... just until they're transparent.

Add your beef and brown it while breaking it up with a wooden spoon. As it's cooking add 1/2 teaspoon oregano, a dash of turmeric, a spritz of lemon juice (about a teaspoon) and a bit of salt.

Back in the food processor chop the carrot, zucchini, radishes (if using) and celery until about the size of a coarse rice and add that to the pan making sure to stir regularly as if it were a stir-fry.

Lastly, in the food processor, chop your cauliflower until the chunks are the size of grains of rice and add that to the pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes and taste to make sure you enjoy the consistency (the less you cook, the crisper) and add a bit more salt if needed.

Serve hot on large leaves of iceberg lettuce.  You can wrap the iceberg around the mixture for a crunchy taco-like meal but make sure you have a spoon on hand to scoop up anything that falls out right into your mouth.

This would also go great with a nice AIP-Paleo guacamole or even just fresh slices of avocado if you're looking for more of the good fats in your diet.


*I don't bother to rinse or wash the food processor between the various vegetables to save time.

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