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.

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6 Responses to “L7 Skillet Recipes: 1 protein, 2 veggies, 1 skillet”

  1. At our house, we call those “Piles.” One of the really nice things about the skillet/pile/whatever you wanna call it is that it can be customized per person. Dave likes his Asian-spiced, and I usually go for Middle Eastern. We prep all the ingredients then get two skillets going at once… it’s like a cooking show ’round here.

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  2. I think people think it’s hard because they are trying to substitute copies of neolithic foods.

    That *is* pretty hard.

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  3. Love this post! This is what I’ve been trying to tell my friends who are stuggling w/going Paleo. I call my piles, or skillets “scrambles”. Everything is a damn scramble! Yum.

    Paleo is actually the easiest way to cook in my opinion. And, only one skillet to clean. No excuse!

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    • Oooh yes, I forgot to mention the awesomeness of the one-skillet cleanup. Thanks, Jess!

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  4. Speaking of scrambles…what I like to do is take the leftovers of my skillets the next morning, and simmer them with a few eggs or egg whites for a breakfast scramble. I throw on some fresh salsa and, in the immortal words of Emeril….BAM!

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  5. Yes! This is right on!

    I made an awesome skillet last night: 1/2lb grass-fed beef, onion, red bell pepper, garlic, swiss chard. It really hit the spot!

    Thinking I might peruse restaurant omelet menus to come up with additional good veggie combos. Thanks for the resource!

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