Daily Archives: April 29, 2011

Bacon Topped Meatloaf

I’ve never made a meatloaf before but after I saw Nom Nom Paleo Super Porktastic Bacon-Topped Spinach and Mushroom Meatloaf recipe, I finally decided to give it a try. Since I didn’t have most of the ingredients, I ended up subbing majority of them and in the end created my own bacon topped meatloaf version. 🙂

Bacon Topped Meatloaf (adapted from Nom Nom Paleo)
About 1.3lb grass fed ground beef
2 green onion stalks
3-4 garlic cloves
1 shallot
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 cup of Mushroom Gravy
2 eggs
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup coconut cream
1 cup of chopped cabbage
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Mince the garlic, onions and shallot (I used my newly purchased Magic Bullet) – well mine turned into a puree instead.

2. Puree the chopped green onions with the coconut cream

No coconut cream? You can use coconut milk or hack your own (like me :D)
Refrigerate coconut milk for overnight.
Scoop out the top layer (careful, don’t scoop the liquid part)
Whip it using your hand mixer with whisk attachment

3. Mix all the ingredients to the ground beef. Season accordingly.

4. I cooked a small patty on the pan to determine the taste.

5. Fill the meat mixture into a nonstick 9”x 5” loaf pan

6. Line the bacon strips on top of it. (I used Trader Joe’s brand Uncured Apple Smoked Bacon)

7. Bake for 1 hour in 350°F

8. Set to broil for another 5-7 minutes to crisp up the bacon strips

9. Remove from the oven. Drain off the excess liquid – careful don’t let the meatloaf slide out from the pan or your entire effort will be wasted!

10. Let it cool a bit before transferring it to a plate.

This meatloaf tastes even better when eaten together with Trader Joe’s Hot Chipotle Salsa sauce!

It’s Paleo friendly as well.
Diced tomatoes, tomato puree (water, tomato paste), cider vinegar, onions, chipotle chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, cilantro, red peppers.

It might not look as pretty and neat as Nom Nom Paleo’s, but tastes amazing! My version was a bit crumbly probably due to the Mushroom Gravy Sauce. Well at least I figured out how to finish off the last batch without wasting it 😀

Feel free to sub the ground beef with any protein of your choice! As usual, enjoy!


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Catching Up with a Friend

Thank you for all your sweet comments on my last post, really appreciate it! Sorry for the lack of post yesterday as I was out for the whole day, hanging out with M, one of my college friend (Btw, did anyone watch the Royal Wedding coverage? I didn’t). It’s been a while for me to just hang out with a friend (not in a big group) so it was nice to catch up on our stuff plus…SHOPPING! 😀

The weather was gorgeous as well!

But we both are not big sun bathing fan, so mostly we just spent our time indoors…window shopping

I got myself some additional sets for my work outfit.

Time flew by so fast that we didn’t realize it was past lunch time. Both of us had a very late breakfast thus we weren’t that hungry either. But we knew we had to at least have something for lunch or we’d be way too starving.

Pizza and Paleo will never be good friends so I specifically asked the waiter for a gluten free menu. I ordered Wild Caught Mahi Mahi served with wok stir fry mixed veggies (the original version comes with spaghetti)

We spent at least 2 hours here, talking more stuff. M actually reads my blog once in a while so she asked me about my current diet (Paleo/Primal) and I told her more details about it. I usually don’t talk much about my food choices to others unless they specifically ask me about it cause I just don’t want to sound preachy. The last thing I want when get together with friends are criticizing their food choices and lecturing about them while we just want to sit, relax and eat! I’m glad M actually said she’s actually curious about it too. Besides she and her husband also starts buying more organic produce ever since they had their daughter.

Btw I forgot to take my credit card with me after paying the bills. We found out when I was about to pay my purchase at another store after we finished lunch. Thank goodness I could retrieve it back in the end. Phew! I never forgot to take my card with me after paying the bills. This was my first time..EVER.

It was nice to just hang out one to one with a friend. Nothing’s wrong with a big group but it’s just hard for me to talk in a big group. I constantly have to listen to different conversation at once and after a while everything becomes white noise. One to one or 4 people in one group at most is my ideal.

Thanks M for coming out and spending the entire afternoon with me 😀 I know being a full time mummy means working 24/7 and you do need a little time off from the routine! We should do this again sometime in the future.

After I came back home, I just heated up some random food for my dinner.

“Dessert” was cut up strawberries and super sweet oranges (these oranges tastes like candy! They’re super super sweet!)

How often do you hang out with your friends?


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