A lot of people associate a paleo diet with eating loads and loads of meat, but in essence eating paleo is mostly about plants. I can hear you think; whaaattt?? But yes, it is true. The base of any good paleo diet is not meat but vegetables and fruit. I’ve been a vegetarian for about half a year last year after seeing the documentaries such as food inc. It just made me nauseous to think I would have to eat meat, knowing the life those animals led. So I ate vegetarian but as you can probably guess, I didn’t see it through.
I still don’t eat a lot of meat and most days of the week we eat vegetarian. And when we do eat meat I only buy organic and from well known sources. It’s more expensive yes, but at least it makes me feel better than eating meat that comes from any of the factory farms.
I’ve even thought about going vegan and yes I have tried it for a while too but it didn’t agree with me all that well. But it is an ongoing struggle in my mind. Should I eat meat or should I not eat meat? And if I don’t eat meat, what do I eat? I know that the proteins can be easily replaced with plant based proteins from legumes and grains, but not eating grains that becomes a different story all together. I haven’t figured it out yet. Have you?
Obviously this dish is pretty meat heavy… but still pretty good!Print
Steak fajitas without the fajitas
- Prep Time: 1 hr
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: -25745636.4167 minute
- Yield: 2 people
For the Fajitas
- 400 gr rump steak
- 1 red, 1 green and 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
- 2 avocados, sliced into thin strips
- 1 onion, sliced into thing rings
- 1 red chili, deseeded and sliced into thin strips
- 2 tomatoes, quartered
- 1 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
For the Marinade
- 4 cloves of garlic, finely sliced or pressed with a garlic press
- 50 ml coconut aminos (the dudes who don’t have to work around a diet can use soy sauce)
- 50 ml extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp chili flakes
- 1tsp cumin, powdered
- 2tbsp cilantro, chopped
- 2 limes, squeezed and you just need the juice
- Put all the ingredients for the marinade in a big bowl, mix well and add the steak. Seal the bowl with cling film and let the flavors get into the meat for about one hour. In stead of a bowl you can also use a plastic sealable bag (e.g. ziplock bag) to marinate the meat.
- Take a frying pan and heat it without using butter or oil and put the steak in. Don’t throw away the marinade, you’ll need it later. Cook the steak for ± 3 min on each side and then take the meat out of the pan. Wrap the steak in tin foil and let it rest for 3 to 4 minutes. Use the same pan for the vegetables. Put the bell peppers, red chili and onion in the pan and add the marinade. Cook the vegetables in about five minutes until the onion is glazed but the veggies still have some bite.
- Use a good meat knife and slice the steak (across the grain) into thin strips. Place the strips on a plate and put the vegetables next to the juicy meat strips. Top off the dish with the avocado and tomato and sprinkle the chopped cilantro on the dish for finish.
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