A while back we met Pete and Sarah Servold at a paleo conference and were surprised to find out that we had an actual trained chef in the paleo community! As I’ve said before, I am completely self-taught and so are many other food bloggers out there. So, it’s pretty exciting that someone is bringing to bear the combined wisdom of culinary history and the power of eating nourishing foods – after all, Pete’s success story is amazing.
And now, you too can experience Pete’s expertise as Pete’s Paleo is shipping nationwide! If you, like us, are a busy person (or know one) who would benefit from having some pre-prepared meals available without more effort than just ordering online and having them delivered to your house? Well, then Pete’s meal plans are there for you. They’re also perfect gifts for that friend about to have a baby or your single dad that only ever eats Lean Cuisine. We love that Pete creates a new menu every week based on seasonal and locally available produce and meat, which then gets shipped on dry out right to your door. If you’re interested in checking out Pete’s Paleo this month (through October 2013) you can try them out for 10% off with code “WELOVEPORK”. Click here to order and find out more.
But that’s not all. Pete also makes his own bacon. Cured from quality pastured pork belly and smoked, you can’t go wrong with Pete’s bacon. With Stacy’s mom in town last week, it was the perfect opportunity to try out this famous bacon in a couple of ways to truly enjoy it!
The night before, I set up a pot for the oven and we used Pete’s Bacon to make The Domestic Man’s Cider Bourbon Braised Bacon! We subbed out Bourboun for gin and added some orange juice because it’s what we had on hand, and holy goodness was this just perfection – the combo of Pete’s amazing bacon and Russ’ award-winning recipe was a tastexplosion.
But we did not stop there. I diced up that bacon to make a recipe Stacy calls “Corned” Pork Hash because she says the cured bacon replicates the taste of corned beef hash, one of her childhood favorites.
- 1/2 lb. Pete's Bacon (or other slab bacon or thick sliced pancetta)
- 4 potatoes*, shredded or diced finely
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- optional: 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- optional: 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Dry potatoes out by laying them out in layers on a moisture-absorbing towel and squeezing as much water out as possible.
- Meanwhile, fry cubed bacon until browned on each side.
- Add potatoes, onion, spices and toss to combine.
- Fry the potatoes until bottom browns. Stir the potatoes and continue to brown. When browned to desired doneness, remove from the heat. We recommend a dark brown to get the best part: crispy pieces!
We have recipes to make your own bacon and pancetta in Beyond Bacon that would be perfect for this recipe!
*If you're about to tell us that potatoes aren't paleo, we encourage you to check out our recent The Paleo View Ep 55 where we address that topic in-depth.
And just to add on to this tremendous feast, this was the meal that we made our soon to be famous Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Waffles! Take a look! Just like our Frozen Waffles, this recipe is a tremendous perfection that replicates that crisp yet tender texture you miss about those old standard waffles at your favorite brunch-serving diner. Tell me you don’t want this!
Best thing? This recipe doesn’t use any sweeteners (21 Day Sugar Detox compliant if you skip the chocolate chips), is starch-free and can easily be made nut-free!
Want the recipe? It is being given away EXCLUSIVELY to donators to Barbells for Boobs!
We gave details in our newsletter that went out Friday (if you don’s subscribe, you should!), but Stacy is trying to raise enough money for 25 underprivileged women to obtain mammograms who would not other be able to afford it. And we need your help! All you have to do is donate to Stacy’s Barbells for Boobs fundraiser page and we will send you instructions to receive this FANTASTIC, easy recipe.
Every bit helps and, considering Stacy’s family history, it’s an issue that is very close to Stacy’s heart (both literally and figuratively!). Just $80 provides a potentially life-saving mammogram to one woman. Let’s put the squeeze on breast cancer together!