Recipe Round Up: April 24, 2012

I may be reasonably creative in the kitchen, but I definitely can’t come up with, photograph, and blog about new recipes every single day! I’ve long been emailing recipes to friends and colleagues, or sharing them on Facebook. Thought I would share a few of my favourites to keep you going through the week! These are all gluten-free and grain-free, of course! Who knows, maybe I will make this a regular feature?

Drip Beef from Pioneer Woman

Growing up, we always called this recipe beef dip, and we made it with garlic, soy sauce and some other stuff in the crockpot. Salty, shredded beef piled high onto a hot dog bun and dipped in the sauce. Then, I later found out it was called French Dip. Last year, I discovered Pioneer Woman’s Drip Beef. With pepperoncinis. I love pepperoncinis. I had to try it and it was love at first bite. PW’s post here has two variations of this recipe, but I’ve honestly never tried the second one because the first is so delicious.  You could serve it on regular bread if you are into that, or perhaps on a grain-free roll? I just eat it out of a bowl with a fork (that is, if I don’t fill myself eating it right out of the pot…) I make mine in a slow cooker.

Kale and sausage mock lasagna, from Kalyn’s Kitchen

This recipe sounded bizarre to me the first time I read it, but Kalyn’s recipes rarely let me down.  It is very easy to put together and it uses two of my favourite ingredients – sausage and kale! How could I go wrong? The last time I made this I put in a layer of drained cottage cheese. This recipe tastes even better the next day, so make it the night before and pack slices for lunch.

Weekend Glow Kale Salad, from Oh She Glows

A vegan recipe on a paleo-ish blog? I know, right? But this one is a winner. Once, my office had an evacuation and we couldn’t go back into the building for the day. I mourned the loss of my delicious salad waiting for me on my desk and nearly teared up when I threw it in the trash the next day. Truth be told, this recipe is even better with some grilled chicken or tuna tossed into it…vegan shmegan ;). The sesame-tahini dressing is really tasty as well! Do not be impatient, let the dressing marinate as she says. It will be worth the wait!

2 thoughts on “Recipe Round Up: April 24, 2012

  1. We have a love for the same blogs…all 3 of these are some of my faves! I have had the kale and sausage mock lasagna and the kale salad from Oh She Glows bookmarked for awhile but haven’t made them yet…soon, soon.

  2. See, I always knew I liked you… Because you have good taste in food, obviously! You HAVE to try the weekend glow salad! I was kind of weirded out buying nutritional yeast, but the dressing recipe was spot-on! When I ate grains I also used to make the protein power bowls often. This recipe demonstrates that Vegan and Paleo can be friends, I promise!