Sunday, February 12, 2012

Aussie baked beans with cucumber avocado salad and boiled eggs

 Ok, it was Saturday and I was supposed to be getting some work done in my office, but all I wanted to do was make something grain free, healthy and savoury for lunch. This is what I came up with and it turned out to be very nice. The left over Spiced beans where used on the grain free pizza base I made for dinner. I was really nervous about my grain free base as I had freshly ground all of the ingredients to make it so it was very rustic. Just the type of food I love. To my relief and amazement he loved it (my DH) So I will have another go at it next week and if I get success twice in a row I will blog it. It's a great recipe for the Paleo diet which I feel is a great way to eat. Most of the cooking I do for my boys now is with the principles in mind. I eat a fusion of Paleo/pescaterian/raw.. I have nothing against meat but it just doesn't do it for me. I love my seafood, especially fresh fatty Atlantic salmon!!

Aussie baked beans with cucumber avocado salad and boiled eggs
1 tbs olive oil
2 rashers nitrate free bacon
½ to 1 onion diced
1 carrot – diced
1 stick celery – diced
½ cup eggplant – diced
1 garlic clove crushed or splash of dried garlic flakes
3 tbs tomato paste
2 – 3 tsp Cajun spice mix
1 tsp massel stock powder
½ cup water
1 tsp molasses
1 tbs organic bbq sauce
1 tin mixed beans – rinsed and drained

Fry bacon in oil for few minutes then add diced vegetables and sauté for 5 minutes. Add garlic and tomato paste and cook off tomato paste for about a minute stirring so it does not burn and catch. Add the rest of the ingredients minus the bean and parsley.  Cook and stir for a couple of minutes then add bean, stir through until hot the add parsley and serve. Sprinkle with extra parsley and Pepsun or pepitas.
Cucumber avocado salad
1 Lebanese cucumber
½ large avocados
1 carrot
Slice of red capsicum
Salt and pepper to taste
4 boiled eggs, to serve, preferably soft boiled so that they ooze the yolk over the top, my were a bit over done.
Chop and dice all ingredients and add to a bowl, mix in salt, pepper and coriander the stir.

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