Today I have for you a delicious paleo ‘pasta’ recipe. I really dug this one! It’s pretty simple, but the flavors come together really well. I mean, they’re inspired by the BLT, which is pretty much impossible to mess up, so how could they not go well? Bacon, lettuce(spinach), and tomato. A match made in heaven.
NOTE: YOU NEED TO USE A SPIRALIZER OR A VEGETABLE PEELER FOR THE NOODLES.
I’m currently getting ready to go driving, and I’m pretty excited. If you didn’t know, I am a 23-year-old who does not currently have a driver’s license. It’s something I was afraid of for a very, very long time. Finally, I’ve decided it’s time to do it, and now I am feeling so powerful and in control! It’s also very freeing. I’m hoping to get this post out to you before I hit the road tonight. Doing this has inspired me to ‘check things off the list’ in all areas of my life.
The reason I’m mentioning this is that driving, just like anything in life, takes practice before you get better at it! Well, guess what. So does being paleo.
Yeah. It takes practice. There will inherently be times when things go wrong, and you dive headfirst into some ice cream cake and feel like shit the next day. But there will also be times when you make amazing recipes (like this one ), you feel incredibly well, and you are following through on your goals. You’re never going to be 100% perfect all the time, and that’s no fun anyway. But trust me, if you are consistent with this stuff for long enough, you WILL see a change. Whether it’s on the outside or on the inside is irrelevant. So keep going!!! And don’t let being old, or young, or out of shape or anything else stop you.
So now that my little pep talk is over, shall we get to the recipe?
BLT ZUCCHINI PASTA
- 8 slices of bacon
- 3-4 zucchinis small to medium size
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1 cup spinach leaves
- 1/3 c white onion
- 1/4 c coconut milk
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 T bacon fat set aside from cooking
- salt to taste
- Start by spiralizing your zucchini, then start boiling some water in a pot that you have a steam attachment for. When the water is boiling, place the zucchini in the steamer attachment and cover. Steam for 5 – 10 minutes and then set aside. The zucchini should be fork tender.
- Meanwhile, in a cast-iron skillet, cook your bacon until it is done to your preference. Set aside. Drain the grease but leave 1 tbsp remaining in the pan. Add the onion to the pan and saute for 5 minutes until soft. Add the tomatoes and cook until they begin to soften for another 5 minutes.
- Add the spinach and saute until they have cooked down for about 1 minute. Turn off the element.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolk, coconut milk, and salt. Add the hot zucchini noodles to the skillet, and then this sauce. Stir to fully incorporate everything. The pan will be hot enough to cook this sauce even though it is turned off. Serve immediately.