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Paleo X-mas Eve Dinner: Brisket and Veggies

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My side of the family always celebrates X-mas on the 24th, so my sister and her hubby drove up from L.A. to celebrate with us. I was excited to see them again -– but I was even more excited to taste the delicious grassfed braised brisket they brought up.

My sister served it up with two sauces: salsa verde and creme fraiche with fresh horseradish. Did I mention that she’s a professional chef and a non-vegetarian who nonetheless writes for a vegetarian magazine?

Speaking of vegetables, I was in charge of the veggie sides, so I prepared a few of my standards:

Cauliflower fried “rice”

roasted broccoli and bacon

…and braised cabbage.

I was fresh out of lard, so I whipped out a bottle of macadamia nut oil as my lubricant of choice.

Get your mind out of the gutter –- I tossed my broccoli with a few tablespoons pre-roasting and sautéed my cauliflower rice in a combination of macadamia nut oil and Kerry Gold grassfed butter.

Here’s our final spread (my mom also brought over some homemade Chinese barbequed spareribs):

This was my first plate (of many!):

Happy holidays, everyone!

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