Showing posts with label bacon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bacon. Show all posts

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Recipe - Bacon Wrapped Artichoke Hearts

These were delicious for lunch with a nice side salad but would be great as appetizers for a dinner party or maybe even a latenight snack. The recipe that inspired this had a bunch of cheese; these were delicious without.
I don't think they would reheat very well though as the moisture in the artichokes would make the bacon soggy if not eaten immediately.

Recipe - Bacon Wrapped Artichokes Hearts

12 Canned Whole Artichoke Hearts (About 2 cans)
12 Slices of Bacon
Oil (Coconut, Avocado, or Bacon Fat)

Drain and pat dry the artichoke hearts.

Sprinkle with fresh ground pepper

Roll each Artichoke Heart in a slice of bacon width-wise and secure with a toothpick

Heat a Frying Pan over medium heat and add 3 tbsp of your favourite fat (Bacon today).

Add in the artichoke hearts and fry for 3-4 minutes a side until the exposed artichokes are golden and the bacon is crispy.

They will spit quite a bit when turning as moisture is released from the artichoke hearts.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Recipe - Sauteed Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

Boiling and Roasting Brussel Sprouts seem to be the most common methods. I think the majority of people  do not look forward to the boiled type and it's often easy to over roast brussel sprouts with all of their natural sugars.

Here are Sauteed Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

2 lbs Brussel Sprouts
5 slices of Bacon

Slice the bacon into half inch slices and add to a cold frying pan.

Turn the heat to medium-low. The cold frying pan allows the fat to more easily render off the bacon as we will be cooking the brussel sprouts in the fat shortly.

While the bacon is getting beautiful and crispy, slice the brussel sprouts into 1/8 inch slices beginning at the top of the sprout. Continue slicing until you reach the base.

You will convert the 2 lbs of brussel sprouts into a nice big pile before you're all done.

When the bacon is crispy and golden remove it from the pan and save for garnishing (About 15 minutes). As you are the chef, you are entitled to your share of bacon bits at this stage.

It will take 5-10 minutes to cook the brussel sprouts at this stage. When ready, heat the pan to medium-low again with the bacon fat still in the pan and add the brussel sprouts. Season with salt and pepper.

Stir regularly to avoid any burning.

Keep stirring until the brussel sprouts become translucent and just start to brown.

Add any remaining bacon bits and enjoy.

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Whole30 Day by Day. Day 2

This morning we had scrambled eggs, bacon and kale sauteed in a touch of coconut oil.  I love eggs in general and would probably eat them for every meal if I could.  We made a mad dash out the door to get to baseball.

And left early to avoid the pizza lunch that was being served and stopped at the market to pick up a special piece of meat for dinner.  Came home to have leftover grass fed burgers with raw peppers and cucumbers and a side of homemade guacamole.

I'll generally always try to cook up some extra meat to have for lunch the next day.

For dinner, crispy roasted pork belly and braised cabbage.  The house smells incredible.  There are few words to describe how delicious this is.

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Day 1 Here
Day 3 Here

Friday, August 9, 2013

Whole30 Day by Day. Day 1

When I first discovered the Whole30 and Whole9 I searched everywhere for blogs that chronicled their entire Whole30, so I really thought it would be helpful if I were to chronicle my Whole30 every day.

Breakfast was some scrambled eggs, bacon and some leftover coconut almond green beans from Well Fed  And a cup of black coffee, of course.

Next up for lunch were some paleo salmon cakes, mixed greens, cucumbers and tomatoes.  The salmon cakes were quite easy to make; canned salmon mixed with some sweet potatoes, dill, coconut flour and eggs to bind everything today.  You can easily make paleo or whole30 compliant fish cakes using different kinds of fish.  I've done these with tuna before and they were quite tasty.

 And for dinner black kale and a grass fed burger topped with guacamole, a fried egg and hot sauce.

This evening it'll be a nice cup of herbal tea to end a day of eating clean. Day 2 can be seen here

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