Paleo Steak Tostadas

As a food blogger, I’m at the store on the daily stocking up on fresh produce and other goodies in order to keep creating delicious heathy recipes for you! That’s why I was super excited when I found out about the new Market 5-ONE-5 opening up in my neighborhood last month! I’ve teamed up with them to bring you these delicious grain-free, dairy-free Paleo Steak Tostadas made with real food ingredients found in their market.

I try to buy fresh, organic and local produce as much as possible, so when I heard about Market 5-ONE-5’s new store concept I was instantly smitten! Their goal is simply to make healthy eating easy! The ONE in their name stands for Organics, Nutrition, and Education, and they give back to local charities in the community, which I absolutely love! They are also dedicated to helping others understand that REAL FOOD influences wellbeing.

I was invited to attend the pre-grand opening of their store located at 915 R street in the historic R Street corridor of Downtown Sacramento and let me tell you, it is beautiful! As soon as I saw all of the amazing Paleo products they carry along with organic grass-fed pasture raised meats, organic fruits and veggies and sustainable wild-caught seafood I was in absolute heaven!

It’s like walking into an indoor farmer’s market, or your old neighborhood market with a more modern feel. The inside is beautiful with not only a rainbow of organic produce once you first set foot through the doors, but historic artifacts special to the area and reclaimed wood on the outside and inside of the building! They offer wellness specialists to help you with all your questions, a hot bar and my favorite…bulk bins!

The prices were also really competitive and I spotted so many of my most favorite products like Siete grain-free tortillas, Kite Hill dairy-free almond based cheeses, Diestel Lunch meat, GT kombucha and healthy elixirs like Rebbl drinks bubbling with maca and ashwaganda. So many good reasons to check out this store!

As soon as I saw the grain-free tortillas and flank steak, I knew I wanted to make an easy tostada recipe that you guys could whip up in your own kitchens! I love how all of the ingredients come together to bring you a healthier version of a classic that doesn’t skimp on flavor!

I highly suggest using my Easy Peasy Guacamole recipe to help you achieve tostada nirvana! It really is a staple in our household and well probably every household in California. It seems like the perfect topping for almost all of our real food meals! I hope you enjoy the recipe and check out Market 5-ONE-5 if you’re local to the area or if you’re ever passing through. You’ll probably catch me in the cafe sipping on healthy drink. If so, please come say hi!

Paleo Steak Tostadas

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: 4

Serving Size: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb flank steak
    For The Marinade:
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tbs avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • salt & pepper to taste
    For the Fajitas:
  • 2 large bell peppers, sliced into 1/4 inch strips
  • 1 large onion, sliced into 1/4 inch strips
  • 1 tbsp of a high heat oil like avocado
  • 1 pkg of 8 Siete grain-free tortillas, almond or cassava
  • 1 pkg Kite Hill almond milk ricotta cheese

Instructions

  1. Combine all marinade ingredients in large resealable food bag. Pierce flank steak with a fork all over and add to the bag. Tightly seal and turn several times to mix up marinade and coat steak well. Place bag into another container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hrs. Make sure to turn occasionally.
  2. Once steak is marinated, set oven to your broiler's highest setting. Add steak to a lined roasting pan or on top of a wire rack on a lined baking sheet. Place oven rack a few inches below the broiler and broil flank steak on each side for 4-6 mins. (8-12 total mins.) depending on how rare you like your meat. Check meat for doneness, outside edges should be crispy and little charred. Once done, let rest for 5 mins.
  3. While meat is resting, heat 1 tablespoon oil in skillet; add sliced bell pepper and onion. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent and bell peppers are tender enough for you (6 to 10 minutes).
  4. While fajita mix is cooking, turn oven down to 375 degrees. Add tortillas to a lined pan and cook for 5-10 mins., until golden and crispy. Set aside to cool.
  5. Place steak onto cutting board; slice across grain into 1/4-inch slices. Layer all toppings on top of your crispy tostadas and serve immediately!
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Savory Paleo Beetroot Crepes

There’s a new recipe in town so it’s time to party, let’s turn up the BEET!! No, but really these beetroot crepes are not only a fun purplish hue, they will create a party in yo mouth with each bite. I took a poll on my Instagram Stories to see what ya’ll preferred, sweet or savory, and it was pretty much tied. There are so many sweet crepe recipes out there so I thought it would be cool to create a savory one you can wow your friends with for brunch!

I created this recipe with my friends over at Vitacost, they help me keep my pantry stocked with healthier paleo and gluten-free options. That’s were I get my beetroot powder and pretty much all my baking ingredients from, I heart Vitacost! These crepes are made with gluten and grain-free flours but they taste amazing! Adding in that extra dose of raw organic beetroot powder also helps you get your superfood requirement in for the day, I got you. I used dairy free cream cheese, smoked salmon, arugula and avocado slices for my filling, but feel free to get creative and use what you love. Eggs and bacon are never a bad idea either!

You can serve them open faced on a plate, roll them up or maybe do both?! It doesn’t really make a difference IMO because they’re pretty no matter what! We also use them as wraps and tortillas because they hold up quite well. You can find the RECIPE FOR THE CREPES HERE! Matt and I have been experimenting with different add-ins to make more fun colors, so be on the look out for another recipe for some I loving like to call mermaid crepes :)

If you make these savory beetroot crepes, don’t forget to share them with me, tag me on Instagram @paleopaparazzi and use #paleopaparazzi so I don’t miss it! I love seeing you guys enjoying my recipes, it makes my heart skip a BEET lol!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Vitacost. Thank you for supporting the companies that make Paleo Paparazzi possible! I only work with companies I’m passionate about & align with the mission of Paleo Paparazzi. As always, all thoughts are 100% my own.

Strawberry Floats-Dairy Free

I’ve teamed up with my friends over at California Strawberries again to bring you a healthier take on a classic ice cream float. Instead of traditional soda and Ice Cream, I made my own strawberry soda by adding a simple homemade strawberry syrup made with fresh California Strawberries and unrefined sugar! I then topped it with mineral water and dairy free vanilla Ice Cream. You can choose to keep the strawberry syrup kind of chunky so you get yummy bits as you scoop them up with your Ice Cream or puree it so it’s easier to drink through a straw, I’ll leave that one up to you!

As you probably already know, we adore California Strawberries around here! If you’re looking for another healthy snack involving these cute blushing berries, check out my Strawberry Ceviche Avocado Boats I created with them last year. It’s a good one folks, I can’t believe I’m using “folks” now in my vocab lol! My dad, a fellow entreprenuer, uses that in his TV and radio ads, haha! I guess it’s true that you become more and more like your parents the older you get, time to down more of these floats to bring me back to my childhood again ;)

I love that this recipe is healthier, paleo and vegan friendly, easy to prepare and tastes great too! Did you know that strawberries are low in sugar, score, with just 50 calories per one cup serving? And they are packed with beneficial antioxidants and vitamin c, so I try to get in my serving of 8 strawberries a day. Plus, strawberries just scream summertime and are the perfect snack, you’ll want to make this float all summer long! Pinky promise with ice cream and a strawberry on top!

Strawberry Floats-Dairy Free

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. sparkling water
  • 2 scoops dairy free vanilla ice cream
    strawberry syrup:
  • 16 fresh California strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup honey/maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan bring strawberries, honey/maple syrup and water to a boil over medium heat. Mash strawberries as they cook to break them down & release more juices. Once boiling reduce to medium-low heat and cook for an additional 8 mins. Remove from heat and let cool. Add to a bowl, cover and refrigerate for a few hours.
  2. Divide strawberry syrup mixture between 2 tall glasses. Pour in equal amounts of sparkling water and stir to combine. Top each with a scoop of dairy free vanilla ice cream, serve immediately with a straw & spoon.
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of The California Strawberry Commission. Thank you for supporting the companies that make Paleo Paparazzi possible! I only work with companies I’m passionate about & align with the mission of Paleo Paparazzi. As always, all thoughts are 100% my own.