When I eat gluten I become a hot emotional bit–y mess.
Ask Andrew. He’ll agree and then sneakily say “are you sure it’s just the gluten?”
Anyways, I have thought A LOT about what foods do to me and what foods keep me on the straight and narrow in life. Foods that keep me out of the wine bottles, chocolate and drive thru for a McDonalds cones….
Now I know that people harp on Paleo as a fad ‘diet’ etc. Which is fine. I don’t care. I still drink diet coke. I consider diet coke Paleo. We’ve talked about this before..remember?
So I thought…well I want meatballs. I grew up on Costco meatballs. Either in a creamy strogonoff sauce or the cocktail meatballs at potlucks or Superbowl games.
I’d rather just make my own.
I decided that I’d look up some Paleo Meatballs and mish-mashed them together to make these amazing meatballs. People, there are so amazing, they’re so yummy. Simple flavours but fabulous.
Amaz-Meat-Balls with Zucchini Noodles~3-4 serves (meatballs)
1 serve noodles
500gm/1lb ground beef (mine was lowfat)
1/4 of large onion, finely diced
1/2 red chili, de-seeded and finely diced
1/4 c. of almond flour
salt/pepper to tasteItalian herbs (you can use dried. I used a small handful of fresh basil, 2 sprigs of oregano and small bunch of tarragon)
1 TB EVOO and 1 TB ghee
Paleo approved marinara sauce
Mix everything together. Let it sit for about 1/2 hour (if you have time)
Shape into balls
In a large frying pan melt on high heat EVOO and ghee. Place meatballs in the pan and let fry until you can see the the meatballs are cooking at least 1/2 way up the side to the top. Flip carefully with tongs.
Still over high heat let meatballs cook for about another 2-3 minutes. I then spooned off about 1ish TB of the grease from the pan and placed it in a wok for the noodles.
Place marinara sauce over the meatballs and reduce to a medium heat, cover and let cook while getting the noodles ready.
Use a vegetable peeler to thinly julienne the zucchini into strips. I place them on a paper towel for about 10 minutes to extract the extra water.
Heat oil in wok. Add noddles and a pinch of salt. Saute until soft.
Serve yourself up some amaz-balls over noodles.
The simplicity of flavours is amazing and I’m in love with this recipe.
Promise that you won’t miss cheese and/or noodles. But you maybe sad when you’ve got nothin’ left in your bowl.