{organic beef roast}

8 Jan

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i don’t eat a ton of red meat.  however when i do, i prefer it be as local, organic, and grass-fed as possible.

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have you ever had grass-fed beef?  you may think to yourself, “what do you mean, don’t all cows eat grass?” when you think of a cow, you picture a field or pasture and you see them eating grass, right?!  well, you may be surprised to know that most cows are actually fed a grain or corn-based diet – that stuff is in everything!… again, i encourage you to do your own research.

there is lots of fresh, organic, local, grass-fed beef where i live.  and that makes me so happy!  i have mentioned before that i don’t really subscribe to any “diet” per se – but if i had to pick a category to fall into, i would say my diet is totally intuitive and mostly organic.  and it varies all along that spectrum.  this time last year, i was totally vegan and coming off a major 2-week cleanse of only veggies, fruit, kombucha, and water. i remember around christmas, trying some of the ham at whole foods one day and i actually spit it out. and now, i can’t seem to eat enough meat!  so i’m just listening to my body and rolling with it.

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i recently bought this adorable little crock-pot, which is perfect for the tiny home, and it fits about a 2-pound roast just perfectly!  it only has one setting – ON. but it totally does the trick!

i truly believe that when you start with quality ingredients like local beef or organic produce, you don’t need to add a ton of flavour to your food.  i feel like we live in a society that over-salts and over-flavours everything!  its like we are trying to cover up what’s in the so-called “food.”  i won’t get on my soapbox about that right now, but i have many opinions on the food industry and how it’s ruining our palates!

ANYWAY –

i cooked my beautiful and savory beef chuck roast for about 8 hours with carrots, potatoes, celery, onion, S&P, and a smidge of water…

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and served it over a bed of creamy mashed potatoes… nom nom.

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quite comforting, delicious, and simple.

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6 Responses to “{organic beef roast}”

  1. anthony0358 January 8, 2014 at 6:10 am #

    this looks like one of my all time favorite dishes, I am going to try this over the weekend
    thank you for sharing this with us

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  2. Chocolate Covered Race Medals January 8, 2014 at 11:24 am #

    Seriously you were MADE to take pictures my dear! It’s ridiculous.

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    • cooking with audrey January 8, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

      you make me feel so good about myself and my work – i’m so glad we met! 🙂

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  3. Mary Russell January 8, 2014 at 2:25 pm #

    I relate to EVERYTHING you posted today! Tomorrow, you’ll be enjoying an organic, veggie soup, made in my 25 year old Crock-Pot!

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