Due to popular demand (Katy’s one vote) we’re doing slow cooker beef!!! Thank you Katy for making me feel like I have at least one friend. I will make you cookies.
I noticed when I was making this yesterday that I have huge chips in the glass top of my crockpot. I’ve never noticed glass pieces in my cabinet or sink…not sure where they went. They would have to be sizable. I hope we didn’t eat them. I don’t think we did because we are alive. So that’s good.
That whole paragraph was unnecessary.
Anyway, who is excited for next Saturday?????  9 days baby!
This roast recipe pairs well with mashed cauliflower. I like to toss my cauliflower in olive oil, s&p, maybe some garlic powder and roast it at 400 degrees for about 30 min tossing it every 10 min or so until its browned. Then I mash it up or blend it with a splash of coconut cream, add a little bit more salt, and mix in some chopped chives or green onions. If I want to get crazy I may roast a delicata squash and blend that in too.
Woe, that looks an awful lot like a recipe. I just dropped a twofer on ya. Mashed cauliflower and slow cooker beef…boom. I know the name of this recipe is lacking “slow cooker beef” could be like 4,579,110 different things. Its non-descript. Apparently I can only put every single ingredient in the recipe name or almost none. There is no in between. Is anyone still reading this?

Here’s a question, when you plan to get to the gym and it does not happen does it affect your mood?

I’ve literally typed and then deleted entire paragraphs while writing this because I can’t stay focused.  The gym is therapeutic.  I didn’t have therapy today or yesterday, things are getting ugly. Would you say exercise is as much a benefit to mental health as it is physical? I vote yes. And it’s fun.  You know what you need to exercise? Energy. You know where energy comes from? Food.  So eat this maybe… (note the segue)…

Ingredients:

One large hormone and antibiotic free beef roast (grass-fed ideally), could be shoulder, butt, doesn’t matter
1 tbls cumin
1 tbls cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1 tbls coffee grounds
Salt & pepper…get generous here
1 tbls Oregano
1 onion
1 can full fat coconut milk
3 cloves garlic chopped
1 bay leave
1 cup beef broth

Directions:
Turn on your crock pot and put your coconut milk in, this will allow the solid part to soften and melt. Meanwhile mix all your dry ingredients from cumin to oregano together and aggressively rub them all over your roast. Slice your onions or chop em your choice. Pour your beef broth in and mix with coconut milk. Place your roast in, put your garlic on top, put your onions on top of that, finally put your bay leaf on top of that. Cover and cook on low until that hunk of meat is falling apart, fork tender and ready to be devoured. Cooked my 4lb roast for about 6 hours on low.