We had the tremendous opportunity to be on Robb’s podcast this last week to discuss our farming enterprise and some of the lessons learned at this early stage of production. Happily, we can announce that our third cookbook is out of production and set to hit book shelves next week. Weeknight Paleo is our best effort to bring the reader into our kitchen amidst the craziness of raising two kids, moving, starting a farm and putting a book together.
Life is about managing the curveballs on top of career, family and finding time for leisure. This is one of our favorite recipes from the new book and one that we often double or triple to prepare for a busy week. Until our pigs are ready for a trip to the butcher, we’ve been getting our pork from the wonderful folks down at White Oak Pastures. Will Harris and his family are a Savory Institute hub in the US and doing amazingly regenerative things on a huge scale.
1 pound ground pork
1/4 cup coconut aminos
2 tablespoons chili paste
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar
2 teaspoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2 cups riced cauliflower
2 green onions, sliced on an angle
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup loosely packed Thai basil, coarsely chopped
1 head Bibb lettuce or cabbage
1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the pork and cook until somewhat browned, 3-5 minutes.
2. Add the aminos, chili paste, sesame oil, rice vinegar, fish sauce, ginger and cauliflower, stir to combine well.
3. Reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking for 7 to 8 minutes to allow the flavors to meld and cauliflower to soften, stirring as needed.
4. Mix in the green onions, mint and basil and cook for 2 minutes longer. Serve atop lettuce leaves and garnish with additional chili paste/sauce to taste.
The making of this cookbook has gotten us through many busy weeks feeding our family. If you’re feeling spunky, we certainly would love for you to grab a copy today. Whether you’re a busy family of four like us or just trying to manage your workweek and make better choices in the kitchen, Weeknight Paleo will deliver time saving and tasty ideas for you kitchen.