Happy Sunday! How’s everyone’s weekend going? I finally had some time to catch-up on my life, cleaning every inch of our house in preparation for the arrival of… both sets of parents! Adam’s parents and mine are coming all the way out to San Diego to hang with us, soak up the sunshine and meet each other. Do you ever notice that you think you’re keeping your house clean with the cursory cleaning throughout the week, but it’s not until the threat of a mother (OR TWO) coming to town that you realize you were, in fact, living in filth. Well, this weekend, I realized we’re disgusting. However, after a little elbow grease, 2,000 paper towels and four hours of Sheryl Crow Pandora, I’m ready for House Beautiful to come in and take some photos.
The recipe I wanted to share today is nothing mind-blowing, BUT it’s fantastic, super easy and really fills you up if you’re trying to figure out a good paleo lunch time option. I have the most trouble with lunch for some reason. I think it’s because I work from home, so I just don’t think about it when I shop, then I get into 7 hours of conference calls and the next thing you know, I’m eating a bowl of pasta with lemon and brummel & brown. I’m convinced my problem areas are a direct result of my lunchtime breakdowns. So… I was on a mission to figure out something I could throw together in ten minutes, or even make at the beginning of the week and dole it out throughout (if you’re not ten yards from your kitchen come lunch time).
I’m calling this “Perfect Paleo Lunch” – and don’t skip the avocado. It adds a creamy texture that will make you forget cheese ever existed (well, you won’t need it for this. but we all know, no one that can be trusted, would ever be able to forget about the goodness of cheese).
- 1 lb. lean ground turkey
- 1 small/medium onion, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1 15 oz. can chopped tomatoes
- 3 tbsp, Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (or more, taste and see!)
- salt and pepper to taste
- avocado, mashed
- Heat onion, garlic, s&p, and turkey in a pan on medium high until turkey is cooked through and onions have softened
- Add tomatoes and hot sauce, let simmer 5 minutes
- Taste to adjust hot sauce and s&p
- Top each bowl with half a mashed avocado – stir well before eating