Looking for ways to stay healthy this winter? Extracted from “The Urban Caveman” by Eve Gilmore, these two paleo-inspired recipes will undoubtedly be the perfect fix for a cold winter’s night.
Slow-cooked winter warmer
- 3kg/3lb brisket or silverside joint
- Himalayan salt
- 1 ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tbs coconut oil or goose fat
- 50g/2oz steaky bacon, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 onions, chopped
- 2 large carrots, chopped
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- 1 small celeriac, peeled and diced
- 275ml/ ½ pint hot beef stock
- 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 tbs freshly chopped parsley
Pre-heat your slow cooker to High.
Place the beef on a chopping board and make several slashes over the surface, but don’t cut the butcher’s string.
Season with salt and dust with cayenne pepper on both sides.
Heat the oil and brown the beef with the bacon.
Transfer to the slow cooker, turning to Low.
Next, fry the garlic, onion, carrot, celery and celeriac in the same pan for a few minutes.
Add the stock, chopped tomatoes and bay leaves.
Bring to the boil and reduce the stock by about a third.
Transfer to the crock pot and cook on Low for six to seven hours.
Cut the meat into slices to serve.
Garnish with parsley and serve with cauliflower cheese.
Winter warmer stewed apples
This is good for gut health and for soothing an inflamed digestive system.
- 6 cooking apples, diced
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- A little sweetener of choice
- A little water
- Urban Caveman coconut yoghurt, to serve
Add all the ingredients except the yoghurt to a saucepan and stew until the apples are softened.
Serve warm with the yoghurt.
This extract was taken from “The Urban Caveman” by Eve Gilmore.