Journal: If tomorrow your whole life were relieved of its financial struggles, what would you want to do today? Who would you give to? Where would you invest a little more of your resources? In your journal, envision your life with no financial restrain. Within reason, take that attitude of generosity into tomorrow. [Click here for additional Journal exercises]
When you move to a Paleo diet style, eliminating grains (bread, pasta, cereals, pizza, etc.), there’s always a few meals you miss more than others. Hamburgers were one of mine. But I wasn’t going to be deterred – so I came up with a solid, if not better, replacement for the on-the-bun version of days past.
1/3 – 1/2 lb of organic grass fed* ground beef PER PERSON
1 -2 onions, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons organic butter
Fresh cracked black pepper
Sea salt Optional Cream Sauce: 1/2 cup organic heavy cream
2 tablespoons organic butter
3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
Sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper
Whole pepper corns OR Imported Roquefort Cheese
Dry cooking sherry
Melt butter in medium stainless steel skillet over low-medium heat
When butter is melted, add onions
Cook onions slowly on low, stirring often, for 20-30 minutes (yes, that long)
OPTIONAL: When onions are soft and brown (i.e. carmelized), start to make cream sauce:
melt butter in small skillet over medium heat
add chopped garlic, cook ONLY 30 seconds
When cream bubbles, lower heat to low
Stir, keep cooking until cream starts to thicken
Start making burgers (below) and TURN GRILL ON NOW
Once sauce starts to thicken, add sherry, sea salt and cracked pepper, peppercorns OR imported roquefort cheese.
turn to very low OR off and cook hamburgers
Turn grill on high
Spread ground beef onto cutting board; season liberally with sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper
Hand form beef into thick patties, with slight depression in middle of patty (i.e. not dome shaped)
Once optional cream sauce is thick, turn OFF and cook burgers
Grill burgers ONLY 2-3 minutes per side – don’t overcook (better to die of salmonella than have an overcooked burger)
Serve immediately, topped with grilled onions and optional peppercorn or roquefort cream sauce.
* Even better than organic “grass fed” beef, is grass finished beef, meaning the cow is never fed grains, unlike “grass fed” where the cows are fed grains the last 60-120 days before slaughter).