Tuesday, May 6, 2014

simple paleo - paleo french onion soup

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simple organic (paleo-friendly) french onion soup 

I love a caveman.

And because I love this caveman...I feed him. I feed him foods from a list he gave me after he read The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf. This book has transformed his eating habits and quite frankly...his lifestyle, which in turn has transformed ours. Though at first I fought with him on it (my inner Salted Carmel Mocha lover made me do it), I had to finally admit to him that I actually did feel like I had more energy and surprisingly less stress and agitation just after two weeks of cutting out caffeine, refined sugars, grains, gluten and dairy. It took a good week or so to totally get rid of the caffeine withdrawal headache but it only took about three days to stop craving so much sugar. Those who know me know that my moto is that you can eat anything...as long it's in ¨moderation¨. But, its been so hard lately to be ¨moderate¨ with Salted Carmel Mocha's, milk chocolate, butter croissants, tres leeches cake...hard. I was feeling agitated and tired...run down by 3pm. By the time my husband was home from work, I was a so exhausted and drained that I wouldn't even want to make him a nice meal. No good.

So, I've been playing with some foods to keep our Paleo diet fun and interesting. Hopefully this will be the first of many Paleo or Paleo friendly recipes I'll be sharing.

Bon Appétit!

Preparation: 20 minutes (I'm slow, it will probably take you 10 minutes)
Cook: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Serves 2-4


3 large organic yellow onions, peeled and thinly sliced (see photo)
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of organic garlic, minced
4 cups of organic beef stock
1/4 cup of dry white wine
2 bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon of dry thyme
sea salt and black pepper

* grated Harvarti cheese (optional...this is not Paleo)


1. In a medium sized saucepan, sauté the onions in the olive oil on medium heat until browned, about 40-50 minutes.

2. Add the garlic and sauté for 10 more minutes

3. Add the wine, organic beef stock, bay leaves, and thyme. Simmer until the flavors are well blended, about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.

4. Season to taste with sea salt and black pepper.

5. To serve you can use individual oven-proof soup bowls. Ladle the soup into the bowls. Cover with a little bit of cheese (not Paleo). Put into the broiler for 5-10 minutes at 350 degrees F, or until the cheese is slightly browned. Remember, Opt out cheese if you are on the Paleo diet.

RAWR like a cavewoman and Enjoy!

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