I was born and raised on a dairy farm outside Canon City, Colorado. Because of my upbringing and knowledge of diet, farming and business, I advocate knowing, buying and consuming as close to the source as possible. I fell in love with Crossfit as one of the few environments, particularly in athletics and competition, in which women are either just as strong as men or are at least on an even playing field.

I take pride in being a part of a community that reinforces "strong" and "fit" as the compliments. As an independent and fitness minded consumer, I tend to shy away from restrictive diets. Paleo allows me the freedom to eat the foods I enjoy while remaining nutritionally superior to their processed equivalents. I love the way I feel when I fuel my body with whole Paleo meals and after a WOD. Euphoric is not an exaggeration. My goal is to bring others to understand what Paleo is, why it works and why they should try it. The false stigmas about Paleo are rampant and various, but my knowledge is based entirely on what I've learned through personal experience and research.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Ale-Braised Short Ribs

 



Ingredients:

  • 3-4 lb. bone-in beef short ribs, cut into 3-inch pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 small yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, mashed ( just take out whole garlic cloves smash with knife- no need to cut and dice)
  • 1 - 2 butternut squash, peeled and cut into chunks ( to make the butternut squash easier to work with I popped mine in the microwave for a few minutes to warm it up)
  • 1 can  diced plum tomatoes, with juice
  • 1 bottle of ale beer ( I know not paleo!) 
  • 1/4 cup water or stock

Directions:

Brown the short ribs
Preheat a broiler. Generously season the ribs on all sides with salt and pepper.  Broil the ribs, turning once, until well browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the ribs to a slow cooker.

Cook the short ribs
Scatter the onions and garlic over the ribs. Add the squash. Pour in the tomatoes with their juice along with the ale.  I cooked mine throughout the night on low for 7 to 8 hours!

I love the butternut squash chunks!





 

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I was born and raised on a dairy farm outside Canon  City, Colorado. Because of my upbringing and knowledge of diet, farming and  business, I advocate knowing, buying and consuming as close to the source as  possible. I fell in love with Crossfit as one of the few environments, particularly in athletics and competition, in which women are either just as strong as men or are at least on an even playing field.
I take pride in being a part of a community that reinforces "strong" and "fit" as the compliments. As an  independent and fitness minded consumer, I tend to shy away from restrictive diets. Paleo allows me the freedom to eat the foods I enjoy while remaining nutritionally superior to their processed equivalents. I love the way I feel when I fuel my body with whole Paleo meals and after a WOD. Euphoric is not an exaggeration. My goal is to bring others to understand what Paleo is, why it works and why they should try it. The false stigmas about Paleo are rampant and various, but my knowledge is based entirely on what I've learned through personal experience and research.