Palexican Bowl (aka Mexican Bowl)
So, I took pictures of the bowls I made for the week instead of a neat, pretty, unique plate that would be mouth watering dinner feast. I have started preparing meals for the week instead of cooking daily. It has helped with time. I know living along with a pup, you tend to not want to cook. It seems like a waste at times because your thinking “I am cooking for just one” when your used to cooking for more. The left overs though are helpful for the next day. So my way of dealing with this is cooking on Sunday for the week. It has helped me a great deal.
So I have had surgery on my knee. I know, I know. Ya’ll have no idea what is going on. Well, I tore my ACL and ripped my meniscus off the bone…lol…yep, did a good one there. I have been non-weight bearing since January! Yea, I am so weak now that I am starting to walk again. It is a long and frustrating road. I did balancing today in physical therapy and that was frustrating. It was hard and painful, and I couldn’t even hold it for 5 seconds. Ugh, going from being able to lift a lot of weight to not even being able to walk straight is heartbreakingly frustrating! But, I must push on and keep my head so I can get back into the gym and get back on track. There is also no rock climbing for me…LOL, yep looked at the wall and kinda wanted to cry! I just patted the rock and told it soon….soon.
I have to thank my Mother and Grandmother who came up from Texas to help take care of me. It was no easy task. I really do have a great Mother. She was so attentive and didn’t totally freak when I passed out because of the medication. She kept me fed with good healthy meals and cleaned my yard and help re-organize my house. She is really good at that! My Grandmother is the cleaner and always made sure I was comfortable, watered, and happy! She swiftered my house daily. LoL…you could hear her pushing the swifter and Mom and I would both say “she is at it again” and you could hear her laugh from the other room. Got to take them around a little bit. Not as much as I wanted, this surgery was rough on my legs and walking was just impossible past 20 feet. We did get to Eckerts, a local farm and orchard with a store. They loved that. Didn’t get to show them all the little shops on the strip, but next time I will, I will be able to walk more then! But, all in all, I am grateful for my Mother and Grandmother and couldn’t have done this without them!
Right, so back to the recipe. This really is a very easy through together and you can use any meat and actually throw in any veggies you want. You can even make it more spicy, add some cheese if you want or even some guacamole. It keeps well if you need to pack for the day as well because it is actually good cold too. Add some crunchy lettuce and you are set! This will be a short post as I am getting back into the swing of things, but it will pick up again here soon.
~Till next time all my Palonsters~
- 1 lb ground meat (I used buffalo)
- 1 medium cauliflower
- 1 medium onion
- 1 small onion
- 4 tomatoes
- 1-2 avocados
- 8 garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 2 tsp cumin
- Juice from half a lime
- Oil for browning meat
- salt and pepper
- Lettuce of your Choice
- Fresh Cilantro
- organic black beans (optional)
- Brown meat with 1-2 tbsp oil (I used olive oil).
- While meat is browning add Chili Powder, Oregano, Paprika, 1 tsp cumin, 4 garlic cloves minced, and salt and pepper to your tasting.
- Once the meat is browned, turn off heat and add lime juice, evenly coating the meat.
- Set aside
- Chop cauliflower in food processor till you get "rice" like size.
- Heat Chicken broth, 4 garlic cloves minced, turmeric, 1 tsp cumin, salt an pepper, onion, and 3 thickly diced tomatoes in a large pan or wok.
- Cook till tomatoes and onion start to soften.
- Add cauliflower to broth and stir constantly and cook till all the spices are well mixed and you have a nice even yellow color to "rice."
- Cook till you have you desired tenderness of the rice.
- Dice avocados, small onion, and tomato.
- Add Meat to one side of bowl and "rice" to another side, and lettuce to the third side.
- Where the Meat, "Rice," and Lettuce meet, add onion, avocado, and tomato.
- Optional: You can add some black beans to the bowl to mix it up. This makes it a non-paleo meal, but there are goo health benefits from black beans and if they do no upset your stomach, why not?
- Last, add some chopped cilantro to the top of your bowl and enjoy!