First off guys, in case you missed the announcement on my Facebook page, I need to tell you something.
Because I’m so exited, you know. I’ve been wanting this for so long now…
Well, finally, FINALLY, it has happened:
Seriously, I’m so excited, it’s not even funny. I’ve been wanting to get on there for a really, really long time now but couldn’t because I was stuck with a Windows Phone (yeah, I know!) and Instagram is not compatible with that useless piece of junk. But hey, that’s all behind me now. I am now the proud owner of a Galaxy S4.
Like I said, I don’t have much to show for now, but it’ll come, trust me.
For instance, I intend to share every single meal that I’ll be eating for the remainder of my Whole30®. As well, you’ll probably get sneak peeks on upcoming recipes…
And family snapshots as well as silly pictures of me, from time to time, of course!
Just follow me if you want in on that!
Alright, on to tonight’s eat…
That too, is pretty exciting!!!
I got the inspiration for this recipe out of Melissa’s Well Fed – Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat.
Well, for the actual Beef Stew, anyway.
Had I not read it in Melissa’s cookbook, it would’ve never occurred to me to add cinnamon and orange juice to a beef stew. But as soon as I read the title of the recipe in her book, I knew I had to try it.
Lucky for me (and for you) I did, because the flavor combination is truly FANTASTIC!
Especially when paired with my new favorite pasta.
The long stringy thingies that you are seeing in the pictures, which could easily pass for spaghetti (my own son made that very “mistake”) is in fact spiralized rutabaga.
Out of all the spiralized veggies I’ve had up until now, this one was BY FAR my favorite.
It has such a great bite to it, which really reminds me of true “al dente” pasta.
But not only that, the unique flavor of the rutabaga works extremely well with the concept of pasta. At least I find.
Like I said, it did pair amazingly well with the robust flavors of this hearty and comforting beef stew, but I’m sure it would be just as amazing with a good ole, traditional spaghetti sauce.
In fact, I’ll be trying that out very, very soon! I see Spaghetti à la Bolognaise in the very near future for this foodie.
That’s if I can resist making this stew again, though.
Because it was really, really that good.
So good in fact, I’m putting this one way high on the list of serious contenders for when company’s coming.
You know, that one fail proof recipe that’s super easy to make but absolutely certain to impress?
Oh yeah. That’s the one.
Only one thing though.
Next time, I’ll be sure to make a double batch!
The meat, all nice and golden brown and ready to go back in the pot…
My new favorite pasta!
As tasty as it is pretty, I would not hesitate to serve this one to very special guests.
Plate her up… and dig in!
I think this happened only once during the entire meal…
I swear, once you have a bite, you’ll have a hard time putting your fork down!
Here, I’ll share ONE bite with you, but that’s it!
If you want more, you’re gonna have to make your own…