We had a recipe success this evening in the Longoria household: Paleo Alfredo with Caramelized Leeks & Bacon. I dirtied almost every dish in the house making this, but it was delicious – very creamy and filling. And very oniony. I used 3 leeks because when I bought them at the Farmers Market, they came in a batch of 3. And what am I going to do with one, lonely leek? So I tossed it in. The dish was VERY leeky. But it was still delicious. I do not have a vegetable spiralizer, so I just chopped up the sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch chunks and boiled those. Then I mixed the leeks, alfredo sauce, and potato chunks together in the pan in which I cooked the bacon (there may have been some leftover bacon grease in the pan….), warmed it up and served it with fresh cherry tomatoes and one amazing heirloom tomato from our garden. Our dinner guest had the brilliant idea to put hot sauce on the “pasta,” and that was even more tasty.
I will definitely make this recipe again; although, I do want to get a spiralizer. It would be handy to make veggie noodles. You can even make noodles out of cucumbers!
So how did we top this perfectly paleo supper? By getting Ben & Jerry’s Peanut Butter World ice cream, of course. That stuff is damned delicious. DO NOT try it, lest you become addicted as Tim and I have become. I justify eating Ben & Jerry’s because they usually use such high quality ingredients. However, I was disappointed to see corn oil in the ingredient list. It’s a good thing it’s all gone now so I don’t have to wrestle with my conscience about whether or not to eat more.
It was a rather bingey weekend, all told. We drank a lot of beer and ate a lot of fried food, but had a lot of fun in the process. We did a fun night ride Sunday night, and yesterday we ran 7 miles and then hiked for a couple of hours in Wild Cat Den. We’ll get back on track tomorrow. That’s what hump day is for, right?? I was actually trying to get back on track TODAY. I did a weight workout in the basement – squats, lunges, bicycle curls, wall sit, inch worms, and tried out dead lifts. I think I need some coaching on the dead lifts though. Reading about them isn’t cutting it. Back to my point, I was off to a good start today, only to be derailed by peanut butter & chocolate cookies bathed in a rich bath of chocolately cream. Again, damn you Ben & Jerry.