Jennifer Hanway

Enliven Your Lightest, Brightest You

Jennifer Hanway is a Holistic Nutritionist, Bio Signature Modulation Practitioner and Certified Personal Trainer, originally from London but now living in Newton Centre and working in Back Bay, Boston.

Paleo Espresso Cardamom Rubbed Steak with Coconut Amino Crimini Mushrooms

I'm often asked about my diet, and I'm usually reluctant to answer as I believe there is no 'one size fits all' diet, and that your dietary needs change as your health and stress levels change. What is right for me may not be right for my clients, or the audience reading this post. 

Currently, I'm eating what I would call a 'low carb Paleo' diet, basically plant-based with some great quality animal protein and a ton of good fats. I'm also trialling recipes to be included in my 28 Day Gut Healing Program , which means testing each one quite a few times - which is definitely no hardship as the meals are super high quality and pretty delicious (if I do say so myself)!

We also just discovered Butcher Box, and man, am I late to the party!! We have been eating pasture raised and grass fed meat for years, and I didn't think switching from our usual warehouse store to Butcher Box would a), be so affordable, and b), so incredibly different in taste and quality.

I had really cut down on my red meat consumption, maybe once a month if that, as I found I didn't digest it well and I didn't really enjoy it. I recently had my bloodwork tested, and found that I am low in iron, so I decided to up my red meat consumption to once a week. 

Butcher Box has been a game changer for me, the meat tastes incredible and is very easy to digest - after just one box we have doubled our monthly order and get a bunch of add-ons too. I can't say enough good things about them, and they are not even a sponsor of the blog!  

They are currently offering free bacon for life (!) to every new customer, and you can get yours here: https://www.butcherbox.com/

We are also loving Boston Organics - a local organic vegetable delivery service we have used for years - I love heading to the farmers market to pick up my own produce, but time commitments and having to carry everything back on public transport (we eat a lot of veggies) makes this challenging. I also love that whilst you can select your preferences they also choose what is good that week and in season, meaning I get to experiment with foods I wouldn't usually try (we all get stuck in a rut, and food variety is so important). 

You can use code: 6519bofdbh for 10% off your first order at: https://bostonorganics.com/

Here is my Espresso Cardamom Rubbed Steak with Coconut Amino Crimini Mushrooms, suitable for Paleo and Keto diets which was totally inspired by these two delivery boxes this week! 

Serves 2

  • 2 x grass fed top sirloin steak (approx 6oz each)

  • 2 cups sliced crimini mushrooms

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 3 tablespoons Espresso Cardamom Rub

  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos

For the Espresso Cardamom Rub - combine the following in a jar

  • 1/4 cup finely ground organic espresso-roast coffee beans (we love Purroast)

  • 1/4 cup finely ground Himalayan salt 

  • 3 tablespoons hot paprika

  • 1 tablespoon ground cardamom

  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder 

Bring the steak to room temperature, and rub both sides with the Espresso Cardamom seasoning. Preheat oven to 350F.

Heat 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a cast iron skillet, and cook the steak for 3 minutes on each side. Then place skillet in oven for 5 minutes (for medium rare). Remove the steak from the pan, and leave to rest. 

Heat the third tablespoon of coconut oil in the pan, and add the mushrooms. Pour over the coconut aminos and pan fry for 6-8 minutes or until the mushrooms are soft and a dark golden brown. 

Slice the steak, then serve over a bed of organic greens with the mushrooms. Drizzle the pan juices over everything to make sure you get all of the great fats. My top tip? Serve with a great organic red wine for extra antioxidants! 

Contact: jenny@jenniferhanway.com