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Primal Goulash

Eat goulash like your paleo ancestors did! This is a favourite comfort food from my Slovak childhood with a few modifications to make it paleo friendly.

Recipe Times

Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2.5 hrs

Ingredients

Beef Broth

  • 0.5 kg Beef Cubes
  • 12 cups Water

The Soup

  • 1 tbsp Caraway Seeds (grounded)
  • 3 Green Onions
  • 1 tbps Marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper (grounded)
  • 5 Potatoes (large)
  • 1 tbsp Sea Salt (or Himalayan Rock Salt)
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Paste

Caramelized Onions

  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil (or lard)
  • 1/2 Garlic (whole)
  • 1 Onion (large)
  • 1 tbsp Paprika Powder

Directions

Beef Broth

  • Bring beef cubes in water to boil.
  • After boil, lower heat to simmer and cook for 2 hours to make make beef tender. Cook for for less time (i.e. 30 min) if your in a hurry.
  • Add caraway seeds, paprika, marjoram, salt, pepper, and tomato paste to soup.
  • Cut green onions to small strips and add to soup.
  • Cut potatoes to cubes and add to soup.
  • Increase temperature to medium and cook for 30 minutes.

The Soup

  • Add caraway seeds, paprika, marjoram, salt, pepper, and tomato paste to soup.
  • Cut green onions to small strips and add to soup.
  • Cut potatoes to cubes and add to soup.
  • Increase temperature to medium and cook for 30 minutes.

Caramelized Onions

  • Crush or finely dice garlic cloves.
  • In a frying pan, fry garlic in oil for 1 minute.
  • Add diced large onions with paprika and fry until caramelized for about 3 minutes.
  • Add contents to soup, and its ready to serve.

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DIY Peanut Butter

There have been far too many political posts this week so here is a positive one: how to make your own peanut butter!!!

You’ll need:

  • peanuts, lots of them
  • food processor 

Very simple procedure. Put peanuts in food processor and turn it on high speed. Eventually the oil gets separated from the peanuts and it becomes a thick paste. You may have to do this in short bursts of blending to prevent your motor overheating when the paste starts getting thick.

The end result is a 1 – ingredient product, depending on the quality of peanuts you purchased. The peanut butter in my attempt was thicker and drier than a store bought one, but it tasted better. Refrigerate afterwards because real food goes bad in a few days.