Do you ever have a night where you really do not know what you are going to cook? That was me tonight! I knew what food I had… and I knew I did not want to go to the store. We are going out of town for the weekend and then here for a few days then out for like 10 days on vacation.. so I am trying to limit what I buy -as I don't want to waste it. My dad brought me deer meat.. so I wanted to do something with that, but had no clue!
At 530 (well past my normal start of dinner time) I pulled out my handy-dandy "Everyday Paleo" book and decided to look up recipes for ground beef, as I had already started cooking my deer meat as you can see below. What I found was a Puerto Rican Beef that I did not have all the ingredients to, but I adapted.. and guess what? It was great! Keep reading to see what the true recipe is.. and what I did!
|Everyday Paleo||Big Sis'|
|1 pound ground beef||1 pound deer meat|
|1/2 each green, red, and yellow pepper||Mix of sweet peppers|
|1 white onion||1 white onion|
|3 tablespoons of EVOO||2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil|
|1/2 tablespoon cumin||1/2 tablespoon cumin|
|1 tsp. ground coriander||1 tbsp. oregano|
|1/2 tbls. Tureric powder||sea salt and pepper|
|1 tablespoon oregano||4 turnips|
|pinch of saffron threads||almond milk|
|sea salt and black pepper||butter|
|1 bunch of kale, chopped|
|1/2 cup green olives|
|3 sweet potatoes|
**OH AND I ALSO USED FRESH GARLIC IN MY MEAT**
So as you can see, I made some adjustments. I was rather sad to see I had used all of my kale in my Zuppa Toscana that I made the other night… But it was still so yummy! I am into Turnips right now apparently… I am enjoying finding out how they taste… So first, make sure you peel it. I know they look gross.. but once they are peeled, they are white and look just like potatoes.
Here you can see where I have sautéed the deer meat with onions and peppers and I have put the turnips on to boil after cutting them up. I boiled them for about 15 minutes.
Once I finished with the turnips I blended them with Almond milk and some butter. Because of the amount of butter I used (on accident) I actually did not partake.. because I am watching what I am eating… The meat had a good spice to it, and I can figure out where it came from!! :D I also added some garlic salt to the turnips!
SOOO, because I didn't eat it… (I did try it) I had to ask my main squeeze what he thought.. and he is always super honest. Even if it is gross, he will eat it.. but he gave me a THUMBS UP!!! He even had me put it away for left overs… I didn't know if he would want me to keep the turnips or not-- but indeed he did! When I tasted it, they had a bit of a sweeter taste to them! :D