L7 Skillet Recipes: 1 protein, 2 veggies, 1 skillet
Lisa and I (collectively L7) were talking the other night about releasing a cookbook called L7 Skillet Recipes. We’d make zillions of dollars helping people eat Paleo/Primal. Whoohoo!
Here’s how the idea started: we were making dinner while talking on the phone.
I said: “I’m making a skillet. Ground beef, cabbage, and spinach. In pastured butter.”
She said: “I’m making a skillet. Chicken sausage, kale, and onions. In coconut oil.”
We then pondered why people think it’s so hard to eat Paleo. I am about to give you our zillion-dollar secret formula, destroying all hopes we had of producing the world’s most amazing (simple) cookbook.
But first, let’s talk about the difference between … oh, ok, just kidding. The SUPER SECRET SIMPLE PALEO DINNER RECIPE IS:
1 protein + 2 veggies + fat in a skillet = EATING PALEO!
Protein: beef, chicken, pork, egg, fish
Veggie: duh? spinach, chard, kale, brussel sprouts, asparagus, zucchini, squash (my go-tos)
Fat: pastured (free-ranging!) butter, coconut oil, EVOO
Of course, you can throw in any number of seasonings–my ground beef was flavored cajun, and my cabbage simply had a hint of salt to enhance its sweetness. Throw into that skillet garlic salt, cumin, paprika, whatever tickles your taste buds.
Our cookbook was going to have all these permutations, and maybe even some charts: match the proteins to the veggies to the spices to the fats … but I felt obligated to you paleos out there to share the love.
Maybe it’s time for some tough love: make a damn skillet and stop bitching.