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You'll never believe this Beef Stroganoff is dairy free! It's rich, creamy, delicious and comes together in no time at all. Did I mention it's Whole30?

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Beef Stroganoff is a classic Russian delicacy that often consists of thinly sliced beef cooked in a sour-cream based sauce with mushrooms and onions.

Just about everyone has their own spin on it and for my father that spin was extra garlic, lots of fresh dill and serving it over homemade french fries.

Whole30 Beef Stroganoff Paleo Primal Gourmet Easy Recipe

It wasn’t something he made often. I can still hear my mother warning him that the copious amounts of margarine and sour cream he used to make the sauce were unhealthy. Turns out she was right. But every now and then my dad would call my brother and I down for dinner and pour giant spoonfuls of beef stroganoff into our bowls. It was always a mini celebration!

I’ve set out to recreate this childhood favourite in a lighter, healthier, but equally delicious version. This recipe is Whole30 compliant and Paleo friendly. Which is an easier way of saying it’s free of dairy, grains, gluten, refined sugar, legumes and alcohol. So feel free to use it in your January Whole30 or fit it into your food freedom.

Whole30 Beef Stroganoff Paleo Primal Gourmet Easy Recipe

What Cuts of Beef Should I Use?

The type of beef you use to make this stroganoff is more important than you may think. Choose something too lean and your dish will lack flavour. Choose something too fatty and you’ll be overwhelmed by the richness. Likewise, choosing a tougher cut will leave you with mouthfuls of chewy beef that will make your jaw sore.

My preferred cut of beef for this is tenderloin, but that can get very expensive very quickly. A great alternative is to choose something like flank steak, sirloin, top sirloin, or even vacio (often referred to as bavette). You want something that cooks quickly but is tender. Also, look for cuts with nice marbling, which will ensure a flavourful finished product.

Regardless of which cut of beef you use, make sure you slice against the grain. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself biting into strips of shoe leather.

Which Pan Should I Use?

The type of pan you use to cook your Beef Stroganoff is also very important.

The goal is to develop a beautiful, intensely caramelized crust on the beef and the only way to do that is to crank the heat way up! It’s also very important not to overcrowd the pan!

Since most non-stick pans can start to breakdown at higher temperatures, you’ll want to use cast-iron skillet or a heavy gauge stainless-steel.

It’s Not Beef Stroganoff Without Sour Cream

The secret to making this beef stroganoff fantastic is the coconut ‘sour cream’. I’ve been using this quick-and-easy substitute for years now. It’s great overtop of Latkes or can be used to make an awesome Tzaziki.

Personally, I like to serve beef stroganoff overtop of mashed potatoes (simply referred to as ‘purée’ in Russian). The sauce gets soaked up by the creamy potatoes and makes everything that much more rich. Or, you can have it over fried potatoes and taste a piece of my childhood. Either way, you’re in for a treat!

Whole30 Beef Stroganoff Paleo Primal Gourmet Easy Recipe

Whole30 Beef Stroganoff

You’ll never believe this Beef Stroganoff is dairy free! It’s rich, creamy, delicious and comes together in no time at all. Did I mention it’s Whole30?

  • 1/2 lbs frying beef (such as flank, vacio, sirloin, tenderloin, top sirloin – cut into thin strips)
  • 1 medium-sized shallot – thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic – thinly sliced
  • 227 gr cremini mushrooms – thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill (plus extra for garnish – finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp grainy mustard (or Dijon)
  • 1 400ml can full-fat coconut milk
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • kosher salt and freshly-cracked black pepper

For the Coconut Sour Cream:

  1. The day before cooking, place an unshaken and sealed can of full-fat coconut milk in the fridge. The following day, open the can and spoon off the solidified cream. Add cream to a bowl along with the juice of one lemon. Whisk until smooth and creamy. Taste for seasoning and adjust lemon juice as required. Cover bowl with wrap and return coconut to fridge until ready to serve.

For the Beef Stroganoff:

  1. Preheat a 12” stainless-steel or cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add avocado oil and let heat 30 seconds. Add steak and cook undisturbed 2-3 minutes. Flip steak slices and cook an additional 1 minute. Transfer browned steak to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Return pan to stovetop and lower heat to medium. Add ghee and mushrooms and season with a pinch of salt. Sauté mushrooms 4-5 minutes and scrape any brown bits on the bottom of the pan.
  3. Once mushrooms have browned and their moisture has evaporated, add shallots and garlic. Sauté an additional 2-3 minutes. Add chicken stock to deglaze pan. Cook an additional 30 seconds or until stock has reduced by ¼.
  4. Add 1 cup coconut ‘sour cream’, mustard and a pinch of black pepper, stir to combine. Gently simmer the sauce for 2-3 minutes. Taste for seasoning and adjust salt and pepper as required.

  5. Return beef to pan and toss to coat. Remove from heat, add dill and toss everything to combine.
  6. Serve overtop of mashed potatoes and garnish with more fresh dill.

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Dutch ovens are expensive. But one company has set out to disrupt the market and is producing high-quality cookware for under 100.

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If you’ve already read my guides to purchasing cookware, you know that I consider an enamelled cast-iron Dutch oven to be an essential tool in every home cook’s kitchen. These pots are suited for stovetop and oven cooking, making them versatile and practical. You can do everything from boil, sear, fry, roast, braise and bake in them. They’re also great for soups!

You may also know that I strongly believe that you typically get what you pay for. Quality often comes at a price and my favourite Staub Cocottes are a perfect example of that.

I may, however, have spoken too soon! Thanks to the powers of the internet and a growing trend in direct-to-consumer shopping, quality cookware has become more affordable than ever before.

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New brands are popping up like mushrooms and some are doing a great job of pushing the envelope when it comes to making quality cookware for less. One such brand is Milo, and they just might be producing the best Dutch oven under $100.

Milo produces and sells enamelled cast-iron pots and pans that look good and perform well, but cost a fraction of what you’d normally pay for Big Name competitor brands.

Their 5.5qt enamelled cast-iron Dutch oven retails for only $95. Their newer 3.5qt pot goes for $75. And their latest 10” skillet is a mere $65.

One way they manage to keep pricing low is by selling directly to the consumer through their website CookWithMilo.

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The bottom line for you, the consumer, is that they do not pay a middle man or third-party retail markup. Heck, you don’t even pay for standard shipping!

I have to admit that I was very skeptical when I heard that a direct-to-consumer company was trying to take on the institutions that are Le Creuset and Staub. These companies have been producing enamelled cast-iron cookware for generations and as a long-time owner of both, I can vouch for their quality, design, performance and value.

Much to my surprise and delight, the new kid on the block has been able to hold up particularly well to everything I’ve thrown at it.

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Over the course of a three-week review period, I used and abused my Milo 5.5qt white enamelled cast-iron Dutch oven. I seared, braised, stewed, steamed, boiled, souped and even sauced my way through recipe after recipe. The pot heated evenly, possibly even quicker than my Staub and Le Creuset ones, and maintained its temperature well throughout the cooking process. So much so that it has become my go-to for weeknight cooking.

I didn’t bother with performing any quantitative tests such as heat distribution, retention or dissipation. After all, these factors also depend upon the stove and oven being used. For example, an induction stovetop will always heat compatible cookware quicker than an electric one. Likewise, all stovetops have their own unique hotspots that can impact the distribution of heat.

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What I found to be more important, was the quality of the Dutch oven’s enamelled coating. After all, that’s one of the things you’re after if you’re buying a comparable pot.

I’m almost ashamed to say that I wanted the Milo to fail just so I could have saved face for all the times I said, “if you buy cheap, you buy twice.” Not to say that $95 USD is exactly cheap, but it is certainly more affordable than an equivalent $460.00 5.5qt Le Creuset (MSRP) or $464.00 5.5qt Staub (MSRP). Especially when you consider Milo’s sleek design compared to other budget Dutch ovens.

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Is the Milo the Best Dutch Oven for Under $100?

  1. Searing in the Milo was very good. I was able to achieve a great crust on meats and caramelizing vegetables was easy.
  2. Heat retention was also great. Browning meats in relatively large batches didn’t effect the overall heat in the pot by enough to cause any noticeable concern. By the same token, I didn’t find the cast-iron to be thin enough to scorch any food. Though this is more of a concern with thinner stainless-steel cookware.
  3. I had no issues deglazing and releasing any brown bits that formed on the bottom of the pot. I even purposely used metal utensils to see how the glaze would hold up. Minor superficial scratches appeared but it’s nothing I didn’t expect or am concerned with. I would recommend sticking to wood or silicon utensils if you are very particular about how the interior of the pot looks. Personally, I don’t make too much of a fuss as long as the enamel doesn’t crack.
  4. The pot also held up well in the oven and thanks to its oven-safe lid handle, which comes standard, I didn’t have to worry about higher heats or add-on purchases. The exterior glaze also withstood higher temperatures and did not show signs of cracking, unlike my old Cuisinart one.
  5. The only thing I did notice, and this seems to be a one-off, luck-of-the-draw issue, is a tiny air bubble in the coating that seems to have popped after my first cook. This happened inside the pot at the angle where the bottom meets the wall. However, since Milo covers their products with lifetime warranties, I have no doubt they would replace this defect if I sent it back. At the moment, I see no reason to since the enamelled coating hasn’t cracked and it was provided to me for the purposes of this review. Instead, I’ll be continuing to cook with it to see if it does eventually crack, in which case I will update this section.
  6. The final thing I’d like to mention is the design, which is of course subjective. Milo has quite obviously taken a couple of pages out of the Staub playbook. The minimalist profile, rectilinear handles with embossed writing, and sleek metallic lid handle are all strikingly similar to Staub’s lineup. So too is the matte black enamelled coating on the black colourway. Martha Stewart’s line of enamelled cast-iron cookware has similarly borrowed from Staub’s designs, though I prefer Milo’s more elegant and slightly curved lid. I also really like the brass coloured lid handle that comes with Milo’s black pots.

Final Thoughts

It would be great to see if Milo produces a larger 7.5qt version of their Dutch oven and possibly oval ones as well. Perhaps some new colours can be released as the company grows? I’d also love to have dimpled lids that funnel moisture back onto the food as it cooks, which is one of the reasons I love my Staub pots so much. Then again, this might be infringing on patents.

All of the above to say that whether you’re in the market for a new enamelled cast-iron Dutch oven or looking to add to your existing arsenal, you may want to consider Milo. For only $95.00, you’ll get a quality Dutch oven that performs well and is beautifully designed.

Much to my wife’s minimalist dismay, I’ve insisted that our Milo pot lives on the stovetop. I think I enjoy looking at it as much as I like cooking with it. What? I have a thing for cookware.

For more information, visit CookWithMilo here.

Disclaimer: Milo provided a 5.5qt Dutch oven for the purposes of this review. All opinions and ideas expressed are the author’s alone.

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Potato Latkes with ‘Sour Cream’ and Smoked Salmon – Whole30 http://cookprimalgourmet.com/potato-latkes-whole30 http://cookprimalgourmet.com/potato-latkes-whole30#respond Sun, 09 Dec 2018 16:19:00 +0000 http://cookprimalgourmet.com/?p=4124

Potato Latkes with 'Sour Cream' and Smoked Salmon are the ultimate Hannukah treat. They're Whole30 compliant but be careful. They're addictive!

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Potato Latkes are a traditional Jewish delicacy most often consumed during Hannukah. If you ask me, these crispidy, crunchidy, golden and delicious potato pancakes can be eaten year round as long as you practice a bit of moderation.

On paper, these potato latkes are Whole30 compliant, but they are undoubtedly a ‘food with no brakes’ for me so I try to enjoy them when the time is right. I encourage you to form your own opinion and figure out whether or not they’re something you’d like to incorporate into your Food Freedom or Whole30.

Potato Latkes Pancakes Sour Cream Smoked Salmon Whole30 Primal Gourmet Easy Hannukah Recipe

If you’ve never had traditional latkes before, they are similar (if not identical) to homemade hash browns. The usual suspects are grated potatoes, onions and eggs mixed together and formed into pancakes before being shallow-fried until golden brown and crispy on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside. As you can imagine, latkes are a delicacy my family and I look forward to every year.

Potato Latkes Pancakes Sour Cream Smoked Salmon Whole30 Primal Gourmet Easy Hannukah Recipe

Just about every family I know has their own way of making potato latkes. Some people like to add binders such as flour or matzo meal. Others get creative with the ingredients and choose to sneak in some grated zucchini or apple. And others still prefer the subtle flavourings of woodsy herbs, such as thyme and rosemary. A great alternative to white potatoes is to use sweet potato, yam or even rutabaga.

If going the potato route, it is very important to reserve the starch that settles at the bottom of the bowl after grating and squeezing the potatoes of excess moisture. If grating the potatoes in advance, you will want to place them in a large bowl of water to prevent them from turning brown. Just be sure to drain as much of the water as possible to ensure a crispy latke.

You can grate the potatoes and onions by hand or use the grater attachment on a food processor. Both work equally well but the latter will save you a significant amount of time and energy. A food processor will also spare you the inevitable onslaught of tears that come from grating an onion by hand. Happy tears, of course.

The best news is that these Potato latkes can be made ahead of time and reheated in a 350F oven until warmed through.

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Potato Latkes Pancakes Sour Cream Smoked Salmon Whole30 Primal Gourmet Easy Hannukah Recipe

As you know, I firmly believe in making your own traditions so feel free to switch it up as you see fit. You’re the boss, apple sauce.

Speaking of apple sauce, potato latkes are commonly served with soft, sweet, puréed apples. Personally, I prefer my latkes with a heavy dollop of sour cream, another very popular condiment. Again, the choice is yours and if you happen to be avoiding dairy, I’ve got a quick-and-easy solution to replace the tangy, silky, and delicious flavour of sour cream (see below).

Potato Latkes Pancakes Sour Cream Smoked Salmon Whole30 Primal Gourmet Easy Hannukah Recipe

Interestingly, these are not the potato latkes I grew up with (sorry, mom!). My mother is originally from Lithuania and back in the old country, latkes look a little different. The potatoes are grated more finely (think of using the smaller grates on your box grater) and are not fried to achieve a crispidy, crunchidy texture. Instead, they’re a bit softer and have a stronger potato and onion flavour. They tend to look more like a pancake than a hash brown. Maybe I’ll share the recipe for my mother’s Lithuanian Latkes sometime soon?

Potato Latkes Pancakes Sour Cream Smoked Salmon Whole30 Primal Gourmet Easy Hannukah Recipe

As far as serving these potato latkes, I’ve already hinted at my lifelong love of sour cream. Growing up I would spoon giant dollops of sour cream over my mom’s latkes and sprinkle them with sugar. It was heaven on earth.

Potato Latkes Pancakes Sour Cream Smoked Salmon Whole30 Primal Gourmet Easy Hannukah Recipe

Since I tend to avoid dairy these days, I’ve gotten a bit creative with substitutes. Something that seems a bit odd but really works here is to create a faux sour cream by mixing coconut cream with a splash of lemon juice. There is a slight coconut taste, which I know many people are put off by, but if you like coconut you will love this quick-and-easy condiment. It’s actually a great base to make my Coconut Tzaziki, which tends to taste less coconut-y because of the addition of garlic, herbs and cucumber.

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This recipe doesn’t work as well with coconut milk because of the high water content. What you want is the thick, concentrated cream that gets extracted from pressing grated coconut flesh. You can either purchase coconut cream (different from coconut milk), or you can make it on your own by simply refrigerating an unshaken can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight.

The cream will solidify at the top of the can and leave the water below. The next day, spoon the hardened cream into a mixing bowl, add lemon juice and whisk until smooth and creamy. Taste for seasoning and adjust lemon juice to achieve your preferred level of tanginess.

Potato Latkes Pancakes Sour Cream Smoked Salmon Whole30 Primal Gourmet Easy Hannukah Recipe

If you’re feeling extra fancy, as I was on the day of shooting this recipe, try topping each potato latke with coconut sour cream and fanning thin slices of luxurious smoked salmon overtop. Garnish with chives or dill and devour with a hot cup of coffee for the ultimate brunch situation.

Potato Latkes Pancakes Sour Cream Smoked Salmon Whole30 Primal Gourmet Easy Hannukah Recipe

 

For Potato Latkes:

  • 4 cups Yukon Gold potatoes (approx. 4 med-sized potatoes – peeled and coarsely shredded (substitute Russet or Red potatoes))
  • 1 medium-sized yellow onion – shredded
  • 1 egg – lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 3/4 cup or more avocado oil – for frying

for Coconut Sour Cream:

  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • juice of half a lemon

For Serving:

  • Sliced smoked salmon
  • Finely chopped fresh chives

For the Coconut Sour Cream:

  1. The day before cooking, place an unshaken and sealed can of full-fat coconut milk in the fridge. The following day, open the can and spoon off the solidified cream. Add cream to a bowl along with the juice of half a lemon. Whisk until smooth and creamy. Taste for seasoning and adjust lemon juice as required. Cover bowl with wrap and return coconut to fridge until ready to serve.

For Potato Latkes:

  1. Use the coarse side of a box grater or food processor to grate potoatoes and onions separately.
  2. Firmly squeeze liquid from grated potatoes into a large mixing bowl. Allow drained liquid to sit in the bowl for a few minutes then drain, reserving the starch that has settled on the bottom of the bowl. In a separate bowl, squeeze liquid from grated onion.
  3. Add drained potato, onion, egg, salt and pepper to bowl with starch. Toss everything until thoroughly mixed. Set aside.
  4. Preheat 2-3 tbsp avocado oil in a 12” non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Form small mounds of the potato mixture in your hands, squeezing out any additional liquid that has released. Add potato mixture to hot oil. Fry latkes 4-5 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked to your desired doneness. **If required, add more avocado oil to the pan.
  5. Transfer cooked latkes to a tray lined with a cooling rack and season immediately with flakey sea salt. If making in advance, reheat cooked latkes in a 350F oven until warmed through (approx. 8-10 minutes).
  6. To serve, spoon a dollop of coconut sour cream, fan slices of smoked salmon overtop and garnish with chopped chives.

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Giveaway – Primal Gourmet x Primally Pure http://cookprimalgourmet.com/giveaway-primally-pure http://cookprimalgourmet.com/giveaway-primally-pure#respond Thu, 06 Dec 2018 20:12:46 +0000 http://cookprimalgourmet.com/?p=4106

I've partnered with my friends Primally Pure to bring you an amazing GIVEAWAY! We are giving away Three (3) $100 Primally Pure Gift Cards!

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7. Closing date for entry will be December 9, 2018 at 23:59 EST. After this date no further entries for the competition will be permitted. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

8. Contest open to person 18 years of age and older. Contest limited to US and Canadian residents only.

9.The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:

10. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in any event, for any reason, or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

11. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

12. The prize is as follows:

The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

13. The winners will be notified by email and/or direct message on Instagram within 7 days of the contest closing date.

14. All entries received must be verifiable at the time of contest winner selection so that each winner can be verified by promoter and/or its agents to check that each individual entry follows @primal_gourmet and @primallypure on Instagram. The promoter is not responsible for accounts that can not be verified.

15. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 7 days of notification, the promoter reserves the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

16. The winner (after notification) will inform the promoter and or its agents when and where the prize can be delivered.

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Slow Cooker Brisket and Onions – Whole30, Paleo http://cookprimalgourmet.com/slow-cooker-brisket-whole30 http://cookprimalgourmet.com/slow-cooker-brisket-whole30#comments Mon, 03 Dec 2018 21:30:31 +0000 http://cookprimalgourmet.com/?p=4094

This Whole30 Slow Cooker Brisket and Onions is as easy as 1-2-3. No, seriously! It's really just a matter of following three easy steps.

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This Whole30 Slow Cooker Brisket and Onions is as easy as 1-2-3. No, seriously! It’s really just a matter of following three easy steps.

  1. Brown.
  2. Deglaze.
  3. Braise.

The reward for all of your hard work? A giant platter of melt-in-your-mouth brisket covered in a savoury, umami-packed gravy with onions and garlic. Sounds like a pretty decent trade off, no?

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Let me try to anticipate some questions you might have…

1. Can I make this Slow Cooker Brisket in my Instant Pot. If so, for how long?

Yes, you can definitely use your Instant Pot to make Slow Cooker Brisket. After all, every Instant Pot is equipped with a Slow Cook function. In this case, cook according to the same recipe listed below but do everything directly in the Instant Pot (just use the Sauté function for the first two steps.)

You can also cook brisket under high pressure, if so desired. The time really depends on the size of your brisket and how thick it is. Remember, a 4lbs brisket cut into 3 equal pieces around 1.5″ thick will cook quicker than a single, thick-cut 4lbs slab of meat because of the increased surface area.

I’d probably do an initial cooking time of 1.5 hours under high pressure and then see how the brisket is holding up. If it’s still too tough, I’d cook it an additional 15-20min at a time until I reach the desired consistency. For me, that’s falling apart and shreddable.

For the gravy, keep in mind that you’ll likely have to reduce the sauce after cooking if it’s still a bit on the watery side. Simply transfer brisket aside, switch to Sauté function and simmer the sauce until it reduces a bit and concentrates in flavour.

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2. Can I make this Slow Cooker Brisket in my oven. If so, for how long?

Yup, you guessed it! You can also make this Slow Cooker Brisket the old-fashioned way. Simply follow all of the steps outlined in the recipe below and use a Dutch oven with a tight-fitting lid.

As with the Instant Pot timing, it depends on the cut of the brisket you purchase. My guess is you’re looking at a minimum of 4 hours in a low-temperature oven.

For temperature, 300F will serve you well. The idea is to cook it low-and-slow so that the intramuscular fibres of the meat have a chance to break down.

Time is your friend here. Be patient and you will be rewarded!

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3. Do I have to brown the brisket and sauté the onions?

I don’t like telling people what to do but the answer here is yes. For maximum flavour, brown both sides of the brisket in a hot pan before adding it to the slow cooker or whatever cooking vessel you’ll be using.

While you’re at it, you might as well deglaze the pan with some onions, garlic and beef stock. After all, you’ve already dirtied the pan and there’s so much flavour you’ll otherwise be missing out on.

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Slow Cooker Brisket with Onions – Whole30, Paleo

This Whole30 Slow Cooker Brisket and Onions is as easy as 1-2-3. No, seriously! It’s really just a matter of following three easy steps.

  • 1 3.5 lbs brisket (trimmed)
  • 2 cups onions – sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1.5 cups beef stock
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp avocado oil
  1. *Remove brisket from fridge at least 1 hour prior to cooking. Preheat a large cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven over med-high heat. Liberally season both sides of brisket with salt and pepper. Add 2-3 tbsp avocado oil to Dutch oven and brown brisket until a deep, caramelized crust has formed (approx. 6-7min per side). Transfer browned brisket to the insert of a slow cooker and set aside. **Note: if brisket is larger in size than the pan, slice in half and brown in batches. 

  2. Add onions, garlic and a pinch of salt to the pan. Sauté for 2 minutes. Deglaze the pan with ½ cup beef stock. Use a wooden spoon to scrape any brown bits off the bottom of the pan. Add the remaining beef stock and fish sauce and stir.

  3. Pour the stock and onions over the brisket in the slow cooker and tuck the bay leaves into the liquid. Cover with a lid and program the slow cooker for 7-8hrs hours on low or 4-5 hours on high. Taste gravy for seasoning and adjust as required.

  4. Cook 1-2 days ahead of time and keep brisket in juices until day of serving. When ready to serve, reheat directly in slow cooker. Carve brisket against the grain, transfer to serving platter and spoon gravy overtop.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2018 http://cookprimalgourmet.com/holiday-gift-guide-2018 http://cookprimalgourmet.com/holiday-gift-guide-2018#respond Sat, 01 Dec 2018 18:17:04 +0000 http://cookprimalgourmet.com/?p=4065

From the molecular gastronomist to the coffee connoisseur, this holiday gift guide is a great place to find inspiration for the food lover in your life.

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From the molecular gastronomist to the coffee connoisseur, this holiday gift guide is a great place to find inspiration for the food lover in your life.

As always, I like to keep budgets in mind so in addition to the splurge-worthy gifts, you’ll also find some great gift ideas for under $50. These can be stocking stuffers or full-blown presents. Personally, I’d be incredibly happy with anything that gets me in the kitchen and having fun!

Each item has been thoughtfully hand-picked by yours truly. I personally own, love or covet them for their practical function, high quality or beautiful design. In some cases, the brands were able to combine the two.

Aside from the body wash my wife turned me onto a few years ago, everything in these lists can be gifted to any gender. Though, I will admit that the colours I’ve chosen here are definitely in line with my personal aesthetic.

Please note the breakdowns apply to US Amazon pricing. For my Canadian family, many of these items are in fact cheaper if purchased locally. I hope that at the very least you can use these guides as ideas.

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1. Chemex 6cup Coffeemaker

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2. Jerusalem Cookbook

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3. Lodge 10.25” Cast-Iron Skillet

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4. Jack Black Turbo Wash

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5. Victorinox Fibrox 8” Chef’s Knife

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6. Sardonyx Wireless Headphones

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7. 3 months of Amazon Prime

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8. Whole30 Slow Cooker Cook Book

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9. Lavatools Javellin Digital Thermometer

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10. Primally Pure Charcoal Deodorant (use code ‘primalgourmet’ for 10% off your order)

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1. Harmon Kardon Aura Studio Bluetooth Speaker

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2. ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide

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3. John Boos Walnut Edge Grain Cutting Board

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4. Vitamix Ascent 3500

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5. Hedley and Bennett Moss Apron

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6. Yeti Tundra 45 Cooler

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7. Breville Smart Grinder Pro

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8. Fellow Stagg Kettle

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9. Instant Pot

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10. Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Brewer

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11. Milo 5.5qt Dutch Oven

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Whole30 Salisbury Meatballs with Onion Gravy http://cookprimalgourmet.com/whole30-salisbury-meatballs http://cookprimalgourmet.com/whole30-salisbury-meatballs#comments Wed, 28 Nov 2018 19:49:57 +0000 http://cookprimalgourmet.com/?p=4053

Whole30 Salisbury Meatballs with Onion Gravy just might be my new obsession. They’re easy to make, bursting with flavour and can be prepared in advance.

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This recipe is sponsored by Good Food for Good. All opinions, thoughts and ideas expressed are the author’s alone.

Whole30 Salisbury Meatballs with Onion Gravy just might be my new obsession. They’re easy to make, bursting with flavour and can be prepared in advance. I’ve made them a handful of times over the past week and can confirm they get better and better!

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The secret weapon here is the addition of Good Food for Good Spicy Ketchup in both the meat mixture AND the gravy. I can’t stress that enough. The spicy ketchup adds tang, a bit of heat and lots of rich, umami flavour.

I was very happy when the founder of Good Food for Good reached out to me and asked if I was interested in trying their product. First and foremost, they’re a local, Toronto-based, small business that makes delicious, high-quality, Whole30 Approved sauces. In fact, they’re one of the very few Canadian Whole30 Approved partners!

Their sauces are available at a wide variety of retailers across Canada and a few select stores in America. To find the closest retailer near you, visit their store locator here.

Their Ketchups are delicious, handmade with 100% Organic ingredients and are sweetened only with dates. For more nutritional information on their ketchups, visit goodfoodforgood.ca.

Good Food for Good is also a B-Certified Corporation and is committed to charitable causes. With every purchase of a Good Food for Good product, the company feeds a child in need, which makes it easy to do good for both your family and others.

Whole30 Salisbury Meatballs with Onion Gravy Paleo Primal Gourmet Easy Recipe

The Salisbury Meatballs mixture can be prepared ahead of time and frozen before or after browning. You don’t necessarily have to shape the meatball mixture before freezing, but if you do make sure to lay the meatballs flat so that they maintain their individual shapes, otherwise the meatballs will stick together and clump.

If you shape the meatballs before freezing, make sure to thaw them fully before browning. Otherwise, the outside of each meatball will likely be burnt before the centre has had a chance to cook through.

Whole30 Salisbury Meatballs with Onion Gravy Paleo Primal Gourmet Easy Recipe

The Onion Gravy can similarly be frozen for easy, make-ahead weeknight meals. For best results and convenience, freeze the meatballs and gravy in portions you know you will consume. That way you avoid thawing large batches when you may not need to. If freezing in glass, mason jars, make sure you leave ample head room to allow for expanding liquids.

Pre-cooked Salisbury Meatballs and Onion Gravy can be reheated from frozen in a skillet covered with a lid over med-low heat. If you notice the sauce becoming too thick, simply dilute with a bit of water or beef stock if you have any on hand.

Whole30 Salisbury Meatballs with Onion Gravy Paleo Primal Gourmet Easy Recipe

To keep things Whole30, try serving the Salisbury Meatballs and Onion Gravy over a bed of cauliflower purée or mashed potatoes and with a side of steamed vegetables of choice. I went with some simple, blanched green beans because that’s what I had in the fridge, but you can serve it with a medley of steamed veg if you like.

Whole30 Salisbury Meatballs with Onion Gravy Paleo Primal Gourmet Easy Recipe

Whole30 Salisbury Meatballs with Onion Gravy

For the Salisbury Meatballs:

  • ¼ cup Good Food for Good Ketchup
  • ¼ cup grainy mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley – finely chopped
  • 1 cup onion – finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic – finely chopped
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 whole (large egg – lightly beaten)
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp avocado oil – substitute Extra Virgin olive oil

For the Onion Gravy:

  • ¼ cup Good Food for Good Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp grainy mustard
  • ½ tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 large white onion – cut into 1/4” slices
  • 2 cloves garlic – finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley – finely chopped
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • kosher salt and freshly-cracked black pepper to taste

For the Salisbury Meatballs:

  1. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix with hands until combined. *Avoid overworking the meat or it will toughen.
  2. Lightly grease a ¼ cup measuring cup with avocado oil to prevent sticking. Use the measuring cup to separate mixture into equal-sized portions. Rub your hands with a tiny bit of oil or water and roll into meatballs.
  3. Preheat 2-3 tbsp avocado oil in a large, stainless-steel, cast-iron or nonstick skillet or sauté pan over med-high heat. Carefully add meatballs and brown in batches. Cook until golden brown and caramelized on all sides or until desired doneness is achieved (approximately 12-15min total for medium-well). For best results, avoid overcrowding the pan.
  4. Transfer cooked meatballs to a tray and set aside. Reserve 2-3 tbsp rendered fat in the pan. It’s OK if some brown bits remain on the bottom of the pan, but you should discard any black or burnt bits.

For the Gravy:

  1. Lower heat to medium, add onions and a pinch of salt and cook until slightly softened (approx. 3-4 min). Add garlic and cook an additional 60 seconds.
  2. Deglaze pan with ¼ cup beef stock. Use a wooden spoon to scrape any brown bits on the bottom of the pan. Add the remaining beef stock, ketchup, mustard, fish sauce, and stir to combine. Bring sauce to a simmer and cook until reduced in volume by half (approximately 6-8 min).
  3. In a small bowl, stir together arrowroot starch and water to make a slurry. Add to gravy and stir to combine. Taste gravy for seasoning and adjust salt and pepper as required. Return browned meatballs to pan along with chopped parsley and toss everything to coat.
  4. Serve Salisbury Meatballs and Onion Gravy on a bed of mashed potatoes or puréed cauliflower and a side of steamed green beans or vegetables of choice.

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Leftover Turkey, Sweet Potato and Kale Soup – Whole30 http://cookprimalgourmet.com/leftover-turkey-soup http://cookprimalgourmet.com/leftover-turkey-soup#comments Fri, 23 Nov 2018 21:55:49 +0000 http://cookprimalgourmet.com/?p=4039

Make the most of your leftovers with this Leftover Turkey, Sweet Potato and Kale Soup. Quick, easy, healthy and works just as well with Turkey.

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Chances are you have some leftover turkey lying around from last night’s Thanksgiving feast. Amirite? Unless, of course, you’re Canadian like me. In which case your leftovers are long gone from our October celebrations.

Sure, you can get busy shopping for Black Friday deals and stuff all that leftover turkey meat into some sandwiches. Maybe pile on some nice slices of Havarti cheese while you’re at it? I won’t judge!

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But in the off chance you want to get back to eating clean and feeling great, this Leftover Turkey Soup with Sweet Potatoes and is just the thing you need. It’s loaded with vegetables, easy to make and super satisfying.

Truth be told, I made this one with leftover roast chicken. But that’s only because our Canadian Turkey Day was a month ago and I’m not really in the habit of roasting 20lbs turkeys on the regular.

Leftover Turkey Soup is ideal for, you guessed it… leftovers! The trick is to shred the meat into long ribbons and add it to the soup at the last minute. This allows for the meat to be quickly reheated and soak up as much of the delicious broth as possible.

The best part of this leftover turkey soup is the fact that it only takes around 30 minutes and is fully customizable. Feel free to use what you have on hand and get creative. You can start everything off by sautéing some bacon, maybe using regular potatoes or squash, and flavour with your favourite fresh or dried herbs. You’re the boss, applesauce.

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The most important thing is to follow the technique. First, sauté the aromatic vegetables (carrot, celery, leeks or onions, and garlic). Next, deglaze with stock and/or water (I like to use equal parts). Add whatever starch you’ll be using (sweet potato, potato or squash) and cook until tender. Then add any softer vegetables that don’t take long to cook (such as zucchini) and leafy greens (such as kale). Finally, add your shredded meat and taste for seasoning. Adjust with salt and pepper as required and you’re all set to serve.

By following the above steps, you’ll ensure maximum flavour and texture. For example, if you add the zucchini in with the aromatic vegetables when sautéing it will turn to mush by the time your soup is ready. Likewise, if you skip sautéing the vegetables altogether, you’ll miss out on so much extra flavour!

Leftover Turkey, Sweet Potato and Kale Soup

Make the most of your leftovers with this Leftover Turkey, Sweet Potato and Kale Soup. Quick, easy, healthy and works just as well with Turkey.

  • 2-3 medium carrots – cut into 1/2” discs
  • 2-3 celery stalks – cut into 1/2” discs
  • 1 leek – cut into 1/2” slices
  • 1 zucchini – cut into 1/4” pieces
  • 4 cups kale – finely chopped
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes – cut into 1/2” pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic – finely chopped
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts – shredded into ribbons (substitute turkey breast)
  • 1 tsp dried chili flakes (optional)
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme (substitute fresh or dried herb of choice, such as oregano or rosemary)
  • 2 bays leaves
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley – finely chopped (for garnish)
  • kosher salt and black pepper – to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp Extra Virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 litre chicken stock (substitute turkey stock)
  • 1 litre water
  1. Add EVOO to a stock pot or large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add carrot, celery and leeks. Season with a pinch of salt and sweat until leeks are soft and translucent (approx. 4-6 minutes). Add garlic and chili flakes and cook an additional 60 seconds.
  2. Add chicken stock, water, sweet potato, thyme and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a steady simmer, cover with a lid and cook until sweet potato is fork tender (approx. 10-12min).
  3. Add zucchini and kale and cook until zucchini has slightly softened (approx. 3-4 minutes). Add chicken and stir through. Taste for seasoning and adjust salt and pepper as required.
  4. Remove from heat, finish with parsley and ladle into individual serving bowls. Optional: finish with a drizzle of EVOO and some freshly-cracked black pepper.

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The Best Black Friday Deals 2018 http://cookprimalgourmet.com/best-black-friday-deals-2018 http://cookprimalgourmet.com/best-black-friday-deals-2018#respond Fri, 23 Nov 2018 15:43:09 +0000 http://cookprimalgourmet.com/?p=4005

If you're in the market for any of the following kitchen items, now might be the time to buy with Black Friday deals in full swing.

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If you’re in the market for any of the following kitchen items, now might be the time to buy. Heavy discounts have been applied for Black Friday and with the Holidays approaching, it’s a good excuse to get your shopping out of the way.

I’m sure there are other great deals out there, but these are the ones I would personally be considering because of the steep discounts and the high-quality products.

While retailers put the the pressure on consumers to buy right away, my guess is these deals will last at least through the weekend and roll over into Cyber Monday, so chill out and think things through.

In my experience, once items go on sale for Black Friday, they don’t incur further reductions the following week. On the other hand, different products might go on sale so it’s best to check back.

Vitamix E310 Explorian: 269.95 $188.95

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Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker: 199.00 $99.00

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ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide All White: 179.00 $143.00

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Instant Pot Ultra 6qt 10-in-1: 149.00 84.99

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Staub 4qt Enamelled Cast-Iron Dutch Oven: 407.00 $99.00

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Lodge 6qt Enamelled Cast-Iron Dutch Oven: 110.00 $59.99

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