Monthly Archives: December 2014

Jeera Cauliflower Rice

Jeera Cauliflower Rice

Jeera Cauliflower Rice

I’d had this dish on the “to-do list” for quite a while, patiently waiting its turn to come out and play, so it was nice to be able to finally get to grips with it.

This is another variation on the theme of cauliflower rice, a bit of an experiment to see how well the “normal” rice based dish would crossover into the Paleo world.

We had high hopes for this dish – our other cauliflower rice based efforts, Pilau and Egg Fried,  have been very successful, and have already become firmly entrenched on the Clan Paleovirtus Nom-Nom hit parade.

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Chicken and Bell Pepper Curry

Chicken and bell pepper curry

Chicken and bell pepper curry

Yes, we know, the Solstice is behind us now, and the days are officially getting longer.

Whoopee. It’s still dark most of the time, not to mention bitterly cold. This just in – it’s going to stay like that for some time to come. Check back in late March, things might have improved by then.

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Sausage and Aubergine Bake

Sausage and aubergine bake

Sausage and aubergine bake

I love dishes like this, ones where you can spread the prep over several lazy hours, breaking the whole down into more time-manageable chunks, leaving you shortish free periods available to have a cup of tea whilst contemplating the graceful curve of the Öresund Bridge, practice your photography skills, or chase the cat around with a Jester’s hat on (long story).

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Red Cabbage With Green Apple and Bacon

Red cabbage with green apple and bacon

Red cabbage with green apple and bacon

This is another one of those dishes where the whole is far, far greater than the sum of its parts – a superb illustration of the essential alchemy of cooking in action.

A few ordinary foodstuffs come together, and magic starts to happen. Gasoline, flame, BOOM!

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Pan Fried Asparagus With Lemon And Garlic

Pan fried asparagus

Pan fried asparagus

We’re now in the period that we call “Mellandagarna” in Swedish – literally “The Between Days” – that curious hinterland between Slade’s “Merry Christmas Everybody” and Abba’s “Happy New Year”.

It’s a festive trough between two gigantic peaks, and when it comes to food, quick and easy are doubly important, as people stagger around, dazed and confused, some semblance of normality returning to life, before we all jump back on the merry-go-round, and it all kicks off again.

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Christmas Ham and Eggs

Christmas ham and eggs

Christmas ham and eggs

Merry Christmas! Hope you’re having a good one!

Up here in Sweden we did the bulk of our celebrating yesterday, on Christmas Eve, or Julafton as we say hereabouts. We trotted over to one of Mrs. Paleovirtus’ Aunt’s place, to liberally stuff ourselves with Julbord, which as the name suggests is the seasonal variation of our utterly legendary Smörgåsbord. 

I’d be here until Doomsday if I was to even attempt to list all the dishes that might appear on a righteous, old school Julbord, so I won’t. I’ve got far better things to be getting on with today, as have you, I strongly suspect.  Let’s just sum up Julbord this way – great meat, superb fish, wonderful veg. By the cartload.

This morning I was awake early, and decided  to make breakfast a simple job, given that I might be quite busy today, too. I opted for a couple of good, thick, slices from the Christmas Ham, or Julskinka, and a few boiled eggs. Perfect.

By the sound of it, my womenfolk expect me to get crafty with a clucker this afternoon, as well as cast a few kitchen spells in the general direction of a lump of red cabbage.

I’ve got a secret stash of medjools,  and enough tea to fill an Olympic sized swimming pool, so I’m game for anything!