Paleo Spaghetti & Meatballs

Now if you are like me and every so often you crave a bowl of spaghetti with some meatballs, you gotta try this recipe, very very simple to make and will take a bit of time, but trust me it will be worth it in the end. I serve mine with some lemon chilli broccoli…. Ross B
For the Spaghetti

What You Need
1 medium-sized spaghetti squash

2 TBS organic extra virgin olive oil

1 TBS basil, chiffonade

1 cup organic carrots, spiralized

1 cup organic courgette, spiralized

Salt and pepper to taste

Lets Get Cooking
1.  Split the squash in half, remove the seeds, and place flesh-side down into a 190c oven for 30 minutes.  When finished, flip the squash over and let it cool.  Once cool, using a large spoon, scoop the flesh from the skin and into a large bowl.  Fluff with a fork.
2.  Prepare a bowling pot of water with a touch of salt to blanch the zucchini noodles and carrots.
3.  While the water is heating up, use a spiralizer to spiralize 1 medium sized carrot, and a small courgette. (you can now buy spiralized vegetables in Dunnes Stores & Tescos)
4.  Blanch the carrots first for about 2-3 minutes, then blanch the courgette for about 1 minute.  Strain thoroughly and add to the spaghetti squash bowl.
5.  Mix the vegetable noodles together, season with olive oil, fresh chiffonade basil, and salt and pepper to taste.

Meatballs

What You Need ….
(
Makes 15-20 meatballs)
3/4 pound 100% grass-fed minced beef
1/4 pound pasture-raised minced pork
1 free range egg
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup chopped organic onion
2 TBS carrots, chopped
2 TBS dried basil
2 TBS dried oregano

Lets Get Cooking
1.  Begin by sautéing the onions and carrots in coconut oil until translucent.  After cooking, let them cool slightly.
2.  In a large bowl add the sautéed veggies, the ground meats, eggs, almond-flour, dried herbs, salt and pepper.  Mix well.
3.  With the meatball mix fully mixed, form meatballs just smaller than a golf ball and place on a parchment lined baking tray.
4.  Bake in a 190c oven for 12-15 minutes, or until completely cooked.

Organic Tomato and Kale Sauce

What You Need
1x 28.8oz can organic crushed tomatoes
1 TBS organic tomato paste
1 cup water
1/4 cup organic onion, chopped
1 TBS garlic
2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried fennel seed
1 cup kale
2 TS coconut oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Lets Get Cooking
1.  Begin by using a small saucepot to sauté the onions in the coconut oil until translucent.
2.  Next, add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.  Then, add the spices, stirring frequently.
3.  Add the canned tomatoes, and then fill the tomato can 1/3 full of cold water and add to the saucepot.
4.  Season the tomato sauce with salt and pepper, and then taste.  Adjust with spices or seasonings.
5.  Let the sauce simmer for 15-20 minutes over low heat.
6.  After 15 minutes, add the meatballs and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
Lemon-Chilli Broccoli

What You Need
2 hearts of broccoli, broken into florets
1 TBS lemon zest
3 TBS coconut oil
Small pinch of chili flakes
Salt and pepper to taste

Lets Get Cooking
1.  Place the florets into a large bowl and toss with melted coconut oil, lemon zest, and chili flake.  Season with salt and pepper.
2.  Place in a 190c oven for 12-15 minutes or until slightly browned and cooked through

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