30 January 2010

Not So Good

Yesterday I attempted 2 new things and was disappointed by both. The first was a cinnamon walnut loaf which turned out dry and the other was homemade BBQ sauce, which tastes too much like tomato. Both need work but I'm hopeful. A few tweaks here and there and I think they will turn out just fine.

More to come later!


  1. Funny you should post this as I was just searching for a paleo bbq sauce recipe. Made ribs the other night with a dry rub and they came out well, but am on a mission to find a paleo friendly BBQ sauce. I will let you know if I find anything good!

  2. Thanks! I'm going to try and come up with something better than what I made. What dry rub did you use? I'd be interested to try something like that! Surprisingly, I've never really worked with dry rubs before... something I need to remedy!

  3. Here is what I used for my dry rub... Ingredients:
    1.5 lbs pork baby back ribs
    1 Tablespoon dried thyme
    1 tsp sea salt
    1 tsp onion powder
    1 tsp red pepper flakes
    1 tsp black pepper
    1/4 tsp garlic powder
    1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
    1/4 tsp ground or crushed coriander
    1/2 cup water
    2 T extra virgin olive oil

    Combine all the ingredients in a plastic bag and marinate for at least 1 hour, but 3 hours is better. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet and lay the ribs meaty side down on the baking sheet and cover tightly with foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and drain any liquid. Throw on hot grill for 15 minutes, meaty side down first, turning once at 8 minutes.
    I have heard that you can first boil the ribs instead of baking and they come out very moist, but have not tried this yet.

  4. I'm going to have to give that a try! I love both nutmeg and coriander and imagine that would add great flavor. Now I'm going to be on the hunt for some good ribs!