I finally got around around to making and testing out spice levels for a Homemade Spicy Hot Pepperoni, totally clean eating sausage for anyone on Whole30 or the Paleo diet, or in to Clean Eating and even for Gluten Free folks. It’s a variation on one of my most popular posts from last year, Homemade Pepperoni, just worked over a bit for more heat. It took me a while and a few goes at the spice levels but I think I have the heat figured out. It involves a few powdered peppers that you can find at most good spice stores and real smoked sea salt. I know the local spice shop in Anchorage, Summit Spice, carries both of these powders and the salt, but I found it on Amazon, Penzeys and most places that carry Frontier Spices too. When you’re shopping be sure to look for powdered chipotles and jalapenos only with no added ingredients. And the same goes for the smoked salts, buy the real ones actually smoked and not just flavored with liquid smoke.
We’re heavy in the honeymoon phase of Whole30, the “hey this isn’t so bad, I could eat like this all the time” part where you forget how awesome it is to just toss back food because you’re hungry. Every meal is planned out, prepped as much as possible and we’re currently loving it. Most people seem to have a wonderful experience with Whole30, I know I do, but I also know that for me it gets touchy about halfway through the whole ordeal. And honestly I’m fed up with meat and veg, even avocados, by day 28.