Friday, October 25, 2013


I'm back on the Paleo Pen Pals train! After a short break, I am back in the awesome paleo exchange. This month, my pen pal was a newbie; her name is Jennifer and she blogs over at She sent me marjoram, which I don't think I've ever used before. I scoured the internet, looking for recipes with Marjoram, and most pointed to lamb. So I threw some in a slow cooker with some marjoram, went to work and presto! Dinner was ready when I got home.

First of all, you better be using some high-quality lamb. I received these beautiful lamb shanks from Lava Lake Lamb. All the lamb cuts I've used from them are unbelievable. I mean juicy, fresh and delicious. From now on, all my lamb comes from them. Yours should too.
Second, this was so freaking easy. With lamb like this, the meat speaks for itself. I just added a few little ingredients to complement the lamb. It took 3 minutes to put together in the morning. Don't even try to tell me you don't have time to cook.

Marjoram Slow Cooked Lamb
serves 2-4
2 Grass-fed Lamb Shanks (from Lava Lake Lamb)
1 onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 Tablespoon Marjoram
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 cup beef broth

Throw the onion and garlic in the bottom of your slow cooker. Add beef broth. Rub lamb with the spices and place on top of the vegetables. Pop on the lid and cook on low for 8-10 hours. 


  1. Does paleo diet improve energy levels of those who witness constant fatigue. I know that it helps to maintain weight well. By the way, great recipe.

  2. Nice! Now I'll have to invest in some marjoram for myself and try your recipe!

  3. This looks yummy. I also use marjoram for home made sausages. Yes, they are not so simple to do, but grilling the fresh sausages you just made, full of your favorite condiments, like marjoram, thyme, basil, nutmeg and so on, it's a splendid experience.


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