Garam Masala Meatloaf with Indian Ketchup

I had to crop this photo so you can’t see the graffiti on the quartz.

Jaw-droppingly gorgeous days in the mountains like today make me have one thought. I fucking hate California. How can I live in such an unworldly beautiful place and not be able to enjoy it because all of my hidden wilderness spaces are covered in graffiti? Welcome to life in 2023. Criminals do what they want, where they want and if they want to tag up all of nature what is law enforcement going to do about it? They can’t even keep the scum in jail who are constantly stealing catalytic converters from everyone we know. Graffiti artists and other low-life criminals are free to do whatever they feel like. 2023 is feeling more like a Stephen King novel every day. Although I don’t think even the king of horror could have created a villain Governor like Gavin Newsom.

News flash, even if you’re an “artist” if you cover a giant quartz Boulder in graffiti you’re not an artist you’re just an asshole. That was my thought on my early morning trek through this once-enchanting alpine wonderland this morning. The last few days have made me feel so fed up with this toilet of a state. I’ve kicked down five illegal fire rings since the weekend, I picked up six gallon-sized bags of trash without even trying. I got cussed out by a group of potheads for telling them they can’t have a giant bonfire in the forest. Then I called the sheriff who didn’t give a hot damn about the forest burning down. Every day I spend in this shithole state that California has become makes me hate this state more and more and more. Sometimes I just need some Indian-style meatloaf to rage-eat my problems with all the assholes who live in this state away.

I just don’t understand why we can’t have nice things in California like beautiful nature. Oh yeah because this state is full of inconsiderate assholes who would rather throw their monster energy cans and face masks on the side of the highway than attempt to be a responsible part of society. Seriously it’s not that hard to be a responsible adult.

Just what the hell happened to this sunshine state?

Follow me, into a forest full of assholes

I was trekking a trail this a.m. that is so hidden, I have not even taken my boyfriend there yet. I have not hiked there with any of my best hiking buddies either. But some asshole graffiti artist from some college decided to find this hidden spot and leave their drunken fraternity mark on this, God’s country. I tried my very best to embrace mother nature today but man was it hard when assholes and their graffiti shit all over one of my favorite hidden treasures.

Here is the thing, we don’t live in a third-world country like India. This kind of trashed wilderness is just not right! Here in the good old U.S. of A, our streets shouldn’t be littered with trash and human shit. We are better than this surviving in a country with indoor plumbing. We should know better than to throw our trash in the streets. Americans I would think, would be smart enough not to shit in our creeks and leave their toilet paper for my dog to eat. That is what I would think anyways. But that is not the California we are facing here in 2023. California is being turned into a cesspool of filth and I’m personally disgusted by it. My words may be harsh but my dog ate human shit on a hike this morning and that was just uncalled for.

“Drop it!”

I trek out to the wilds of California to get away from other asshole humans. I try my best to hike off the beaten path because I simply don’t want to run into another hiker whose dog “Might be friendly” This is usually the same hiker who is vaping on a hike. And that is why I hike off the beaten path. I like to be alone with my nature away from the assholes who litter this earth.

And yes, sometimes when I get home after a snowy hike or snowshoe trek, I may have burnt over a thousand calories and maybe I need a slice of Anglo-Indian meatloaf sandwiched between two slices of homemade garlic naan bread.

Putting up with other outdoor wanderers here in California has me needing to drown my nature lover sorrows by supper time. A healthy Anglo-Indian dinner to the rescue! If you serve this over salad, not naan bread, it can be considered keto as well! I prefer this with bison but use your favorite of the grass-fed kinds of beef.

Anglo Indian Meatloaf

Once upon a time, when it was spring in the backyard.

1 pound grass-fed beef or bison

1/2 a red onion, diced

2 teaspoons bacon fat

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon coriander

1 teaspoon garlic paste

1 teaspoon ginger paste

1 teaspoon white pepper

2 eggs

1/2 cup of Indian ketchup

Cook the onions in the bacon fat until well done. Add your cumin and coriander to your onions and roast with some water. Mix in the garlic and ginger, covering with the spice mixture, so that the garlic and ginger does not spit. Keep adding more water to roast those spices well for at least ten minutes. Mix in the pepper and remove from the heat to cool. Once your masala is cooled, mix in the ground beef and eggs with your hands. Layer in a deep dish and bake in the oven at 376 for twenty minutes. Spread your Indian ketchup on top and bake for an additional ten minutes.

From here I recommend serving this with your favorite yogurt raita with spring mix if you are being keto-friendly.Or if you are really hungry and not afraid of carbs, try it on a toasted naan bread with a smidge of raita.