Pattypan Squash and Love

I just really like the name of this fall squash.

With leftover bacon grease from my escarole soup, I sautéed the pattypan squash with red onion, garlic and a dash of sweet smoked paprika powder.

I then added thinly-sliced bottom round steak, sautéed for a few more minutes, and finished it off with a bit of red wine cream sauce.

I really enjoyed my dinner last night.

Are you still “in love” with your significant other? I’m going to guess that at some point he or she was all you could think about. So if that’s not the case today, three, five or 10 years later, what happend?

All year round the lover is mad,
Unkempt, lovesick and in disgrace.
Without love there is nothing but grief.
In love… what else matters?”    RUMI

Primal Sliders?

I’m calling these primal because they have a bit of good parmesan cheese added to the recipe. So they are not strict paleo.

For everyone that misses “sliders” (sliders are basically mini hamburgers)  in their diet, or still cries over not going to White Castle anymore, here’s something for you to try and I promise you will not be dissapointed.

So this is what you will need; ground beef, zucchini, parmigiano reggiano. (not pictured are the spices. You will need fresh ground pepper, sea salt, garlic powder)


Using a grater of some sort, grate your parmigiano and zucchini.

For measurement you will want about half grated zucchini to the total amount of meat. And just a quarter of parmesan in relation to the zucchini. Simple enough right? Mix it all together and add some fresh ground pepper, garlic powder (about 1 teaspoon for pound of meat) and salt to taste, but don’t “work” it to much, or your meat will get tough.  One more tip, mix the zucchini and parmesan first, and then add the meat.Now make yourself a few small patties. Make sure your patties are THIN. This way they will cook quickly. The secret to this tasty treat is the quick cooking time AND the zucchini. The moisture of the zucchini will keep these babies from tasting like dried out leather pucks. I will say it again, keep the patties THIN. In a nice hot skillet with a bit of butter of course fry them up quickly. (An electric skillet is what I used)


And voila, Primal Sliders. You can take some romaine lettuce and make a “sandwhich” out of them or just eat them up hot out of the pan, which is what I did. Would love to know if you tried to make them and how they came out. This is a great dish to serve if you have company that does not eat primal/paleo. Just get some small slider buns and everyone will be happy. Everyone can ad their own fixings and you could serve with a nice big salad.

Can I get your feedback please? Once again a different picture format. Is that better? Is the image too large? Does it take to long to load the page this way?

“It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there’s nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do not control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized.” Wayne Dyer