February 17, 2015

Slow Cooker Coconut Lime Shredded Beef (Paleo, Gluten Free, Beef)

Happy Tuesday! Did you have a good long weekend? I sure hope so!

I love long weekends. I really think that every week should have a 3 day weekend. In my future life, once I have control over my schedule, I really would only like to work 4 days a week. Doesn't that sound amazing? I would also like to live on a beach and win the lottery. Some of these dreams may be a little more realistic than others...
If I did only work 4 days a week just think of all that extra time I would have to spend on the blog! I could probably start posting twice a week. Crazy! Now I just need to make it through the next 2 years of my training and then I will be free to do as I please. That time can't come soon enough!

I wish I had some fun stories to tell you from my weekend. But as per usual it was spent studying. And cooking meals for the week. I am living such an exciting life right now I know. So I won't bore you with any more of the details.

In happier news... Valentines Day was on Friday. Did you do anything special? Or get any special gifts? To be honest I think that Valentine's Day is a total Hallmark holiday - a big scheme to get people to spend more money after the post-Christmas shopping lull... BUT, I also do like the idea of a day that celebrates your relationship. I just don't think you need to go spending crazy money to show someone that you love them. Erik got me flowers this year, and being the flower lover that I am this made me a pretty happy girl. Flowers, kitchen gadgets, chocolate and anything from Anthropologie. Those are the keys to this girl's heart.

In similar news, and totally un-paleo related, did you know that it is New York Fashion Week? One of my favourite times of year! Along with Christmas and summer time of course. Now normally I would be stalking style.com each day to see all the pretty clothes. But sadly, all this Royal College studying is taking away from my precious online clothing viewing. It's tragic! I will definitely be catching up come spring don't you worry. One day I would love to go to New York Fashion Week. Seriously, that would be a dream come true. It would just be so hard to pick only one designer to see! They are all so amazing. Bucket List dreams my friends. Bucket List dreams...

Ok moving right along to food. I can't believe I forgot to share this recipe with you! It has been sitting in the archives for a few months now collecting dust. And that's a shame because I really liked this one. And it is super easy. It is made in the slow cooker and so it only takes a few minutes of preparation and then you're done! I don't think I would have survived this year if it were not for my slow cooker. That may sound dramatic but when you are working 60-70 hours a week and studying 30-40 more hours, that doesn't leave a lot of time for food making. Or anything else for that matter. And considering that most slow cookers cost less than $40 that is money well spent if you ask me. If you haven't invested in one yet I highly suggest that you do. No real food kitchen is complete without a slow cooker in my opinion.

Well my friends I think that is enough babbling from me for today. I hope you like the recipe! I would be thrilled if you visited me on my social media pages,  PinterestInstagram and Facebook. And if you have any comments or questions please feel free to get in touch. 

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Happy eating everyone! 


1 grassfed cross rib beef roast (~4 lbs)

1 can full fat organic coconut milk (I suggest this brand because it is BPA free) 
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
3 TBSP organic coconut oil (this is my favourite kind

1 TBSP packed lime zest
2 TBSP chopped chives
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt 


1. Turn your slow cooker onto high heat
2. Place all the ingredients into the slow cooker
3. Cook for 6-8 hours
4. Serve and enjoy!

*** NOTE (Added February 25, 2015): I have had some questions regarding the cooking time for this recipe. Mine worked out fine cooking it on high for 8 hours, but if you are worried you could cook it on high for 4 hours and then on low for another 4 hours (I have also done it this way and haven't noticed a difference in the final product). Keep in mind that these times may be completely different if you aren't using grassfed beef.

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  1. Hey Erin- Just wanted to double check that you cook this on high (not low) for 8-9 hours? Going to make this since I've got some beef thawing in the fridge!

    1. Hey Michelle. Ya I cooked mine on high and it seemed to work fine. I think because of the liquid in there it doesn't get too dry. I have also done it on high for 4 hours and then low for another 4 hours and they seemed to work about the same. I am not sure if different slow cookers cook at different temperatures though? Maybe start with cooking it for 7 hours and see if you think it's done? It will also depend on if you are using grassfed beef or not.

  2. This looks and sounds amazing! Totally going on next week's meal plan. Thanks for sharing! :)

    1. Thanks Kelly! Slow cooker meals are my favourite