Summer Citrus BBQ Sauce
Sometimes you need a good Paleo BBQ sauce. This Summer Citrus BBQ Sauce is quick, easy, and the ingredients are readily available. We have some amazing sauces: have you tried our fenugreek coconut curry sauce yet? It is magic. This BBQ sauce is also magic, but in a different way: it's ready for summer grilling!
This was a spur of the moment sauce creation by Holley. I had been using the sous vide, experimenting with pork ribs (it just makes sense as the way to make them tender without losing the flavor by boiling the meat, you know? Read more about sous vide cooking here), and realized that I had a bunch of people coming over but I hadn't planned a sauce! Ahhhh!
Thankfully Holley had been brainstorming summer BBQ sauces for a few days leading up to this AND all the ingredients were in my kitchen. Oranges, grapefruit, and limes in sauce form? Yes please!
“The Paleo Experience” Program
Speaking of yes please, Michelle Tam from Nom Nom Paleo has teamed up with Dr. Akil Palanisamy (author of The Paleovedic Diet, which I'm going to talk about in a sec) to do a weekend course in California called “The Paleo Experience“!
I had really wanted to go to this and was even ready to cancel a visit with my sister to go, but when I looked into flights they were super inconvenient and way more expensive than I was comfortable with. Crap. I still haven't been able to meet Michelle 🙁
You should go if you can. It would be a great experience. Maybe Michelle and Akil will team up with us next time….
Ready or Not…
OK, you can't go either? Don't worry, I have some more good news: Nom Nom Paleo releases their second recipe book, “Ready or Not!: 150+ Make-Ahead, Make-Over, and Make-Now Recipes” tomorrow!
I can't wait to check this out! I loved their first book, “Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans“!
Not only that, but we are giving away 2 copies! Scroll down to enter the giveaway!
The Paleovedic Diet
If you haven't heard of Dr. Akil Palanisamy or his book The Paleovedic Diet, it's time to check them out. When I heard that Michelle Tam was doing a weekend paleo course, I had to know more. That's when I first discovered Akil.
And when I read the name of the book, I was super curious. I have been interested in Ayurveda for almost a decade now – in fact, I'm hoping to go to India next year to learn more about Ayurvedic principles of health. It was Deepak Chopra and an ex-girlfriend first introduced me to Ayurveda. I use some of the principles when creating meals and flavor profiles. Do you have any experiences with Ayurveda?
I started reading Akil's book the other day, and after only a couple pages I got up and found a highlighter. I am really impressed so far. After the first 15 pages I thought “this is one of the most complete and easy to understand explanations of food and diet that I have come across! People need to read this book! Everyone needs to read this book!”
I think that I'm pretty knowledgeable about healthy food, but I'll admit that there are a few areas that I'm confused about when it comes to all the conflicting information out there. Dr. Palanisamy clears things up so well. AND, through this information, he gives you the power to change your diet to work for you.
I am super excited for the rest of the book, and don't be surprised to hear me raving about it in the future!
Man, do I ever wish I was going to The Paleo Experience with those too! If you get the chance, let me know how it is. Say hi to both of them for me. Tell them that Holley & I would love to meet up with them, maybe over the grill with some Summer Citrus BBQ Sauce.
- 156ml tomato paste
- 1 Tbsp crushed garlic
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup grapefruit juice
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp white vinegar
- 1 Tbsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp or one small diced green chili pepper
- 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Reduce to a simmer and stirring regularly reduce for 8-10 minutes until it becomes a sauce texture.
- Coat desired meat and cook as regular, or put in a sealed container to use later.
Simon & Schuster Canada provided the copies of “Ready or Not!: 150+ Make-Ahead, Make-Over, and Make-Now Recipes by Nom Nom Paleo” for the giveaway, as well as a copy for Holley & I to check out. All opinions expressed here are my own.