Meatza: The ultimate gluten free paleo/ keto pizza recipe

11:21 AM Shaina 0 Comments

Where's the crust? We skipped it. Yep, no empty carbs here- instead it's made on a crust made of grassfed beef. Think meatloaf + toppings. It's a crazy idea, and it's crazy delicious.

Pizza is an iconic food- it smells amazing when it's freshly baked, and is a comfort food for many of us.

It's also one of the first things to go when you decide to go gluten free, dairy free and processed food free. Against The Grain makes a pretty delicious frozen pizza (available at Publix), and Udi's has one that's quite good also.

Meatza is our keto/ paleo/ gf answer to baking pizza. Instead of a grain crust base, you'll build a beautiful tower of veggie toppings on more of a meatloaf base using grassfed ground beef. It puts traditional meatlovers pizza's to shame, and has a strange way of disappearing off the pan before you can wink an eye. At least in our kitchen!

Ingredients for Meatza: our paleo, grain free pizza

Meatza Base:
  • Grass Fed ground beef
  • Eggs
  • Fun flavor options: diced bacon (organic, hormone free!), garlic, green onions, onions, oregano, spices- just probably not all at once.
  • Tomatoe sauce or Pesto base
Mix & match topping ideas
  • Spinach
  • Tomato Sauce and/or Pesto
  • Zucchini (dice or slice)
  • Yellow Squash
  • Mushrooms
  • Olives
  • Peppers
  • Bacon
  • Pepperoni
  • Cheese
  • Oregano
  • Fresh Basil

How we make Meatza- feel free to experiment!

  1. Mix up eggs, bacon & spices
  2. Add in 2lbs of ground beef, and mix
  3. Spread your beef base on a baking pan (oiled with coconut oil)
  4. Pre-bake the beef base for 15 minutes at 350º
  5. Chop your toppings to desired sizes (usually no more than 1")
  6. Take the beef base out, spread your sauce (we use pesto)
  7. Add your organic veggie toppings
  8. Bake the meatza for 20 minutes at 350º
  9. Remove, serve and enjoy sharing the gooey, crumbly Meatza goodness!
Here are some photos of the process- it's a pretty simple, fast way to cook a lot of good food. Cook two and you'll have leftovers for work lunches.

Mix up the eggs first with the chopped bacon, before you add the meat in so the eggs disperse well.

Spreading pesto + olives on our pre-baked grassfed beef and bacon meatza "crust"

We added some yummy portabellas to this meatza, but it's not done yet..
We've added red onions, chopped zucchini, yellow squash, portabellas, olives and a pesto base to our Meatza grass-fed beef crustless pizza.


Thrive Market favorites: olive oil

10:52 AM Shaina 0 Comments

We've been enjoying each of our Thrive Market orders since we signed up. Their thrive brand olive oil has a great flavor to it and is very fresh, the coconut chips are great and we even got these coconut oil free thrown into one of our orders. We haven't tried it yet since we love the flavor of Dr. Bronner's coconut oil and are finishing up that jar first.. But we'll let you know! 🌴🌰


3 Minute Curryavos | Organic Paleo Raw GF Snacks

3:10 PM Shaina 0 Comments

What's a curryavo? 

Have you heard of curryavos yet? Probably not because we just kind of invented them as a way to spice up one of our favorite paleo snacks- avocados. These tasty fruits (yep- avocados are technically a fruit!) not only taste amazing, but we also love that they are gluten free, sugar free, dairy free.. and a highly recommended food from folks like Dr. Cate Shanahan. In fact, it's part of the 4th pillar of Dr. Shanahan's four pillars of nutrition: Fresh, Uncooked Ingredients.  Avocados are packing some pretty rocking nutritional power.

  • Meat on the Bone
  • Organ meats
  • Fermented and sprouted foods
  • Fresh, uncooked ingredients

An incredibly tasty, raw ingredient snack

1- Avocados contain fat. 77% of it is fat, in fact. We all used to think fat was bad, but science has proven otherwise- and it turns out that some fats are actually nutritional superstars. Avos have oleic acid in them- a monounsaturated fatty acid that is proven to keep your heart healthy.

2- The fat in avocados will help you absorb fat soluble nutrients better. Which means you'll get more antioxidants and vitamins out of the salad & other organic veggies you pair with it. Yes, please!

3- Avocados have been linked to fighting cancer, helping our eyes (they contain eye loving compounds Lutein and Zeaxanthin), and reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis.

How to make Curryavos

Recipe preparation time & type: 3-5minutes - Super quick paleo morning or afternoon snack, or pack it for lunch.

1. Cut a ripe organic avocado in half. I recommend Hass avocados for their flavor!
2. Spice it up, and get creative: Add little sprinkles of fun organic spices: curry powder, cumin, basil, cilantro, turmeric- feel free to experiment!
3. Optional: Add a dash sea salt & pepper to flavor. If you work out and sweat a lot, it's great to replenish salts- within moderation of course!

**Paleo Protein pairing: Avocados go great with canned red salmon, soft boiled eggs, diced or sliced bacon, and grass fed beef!