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Jul 6, 2015
The pick-your-own garden at our CSA Sunrise Farm is twisted with beautiful pea vines right now! Both snow peas and snap peas are on the menu, and I’m delighted to see both of them. They’re the only two legumes that are paleo-friendly (because they’re more pod than pea… YAY!).
Snow peas, a.k.a, Chinese pea pods, are the flat ones with the teeny-tiny peas inside. Snap peas,...
Jun 29, 2015
The herbs at our CSA are busting out in pretty green leaves all over the place. I wander the rows of the herb garden like a hobbit—scissors in one hand, stems of herbs clutched in the other—muttering to myself about all the delicious things I can do with those succulent leaves.
“Oooh, the fresh oregano would be so good with the zucchini. Mint! I can make a salad with mint and snap peas...
Jun 26, 2015
One of the things that pretty nice about the world of paleo cooks is that we all know and support each other, so even though I work at home with only Smudge and Dave for company, I feel like I have colleagues I can rely on for support and fun conversation… It’s just that our “office” is spread out all over the world.
Bill and Hayley of Primal Palate organized a bunch of us paleo...
Jun 25, 2015
On January 1, Dave and I tried our first official Reading Day. (You can read all about it here, including my lengthly list of favorite books.) It was a reaction to the massive amount of exhausting, awesome fun we’d been having since our move to Vermont. We enjoyed the intense relaxation of Reading Day so much, we decided to put one on the calendar once a month when we were developing our plan to...
Jun 15, 2015
There are very few foods I dislike outright (hello, capers!), and I’m pretty open to trying at least one bite of anything I’ve never eaten before. So it’s pretty rare for me to run into a vegetable I haven’t cooked at least once, but the rapini in my CSA basket last week was a new one for me.
Faced with that mysterious green bundle, I fell down a rabbit hole of research. Here...
Jun 11, 2015
Today I sent out the second edition of my newsletter! I’m walking around with a ridiculous amount of swag because of it. I mean, my to-do list has include “Launch newsletter” for, like, five years. That’s no joke.
So I’m really happy to have launched it, and I’m pleased with the format. I’m playing around with a narrative approach that weaves together things that...
Jun 8, 2015
When I was a kid, we ate dinner together every night at 5:00 p.m., and we decided at breakfast what was on the menu for dinner. My family loves to cook and eat — and now, I spend even more time cooking (and cleaning!) in the kitchen than I ever imagined. Dave and I don’t eat in restaurants very often, but about every other week or so, he insists on treating me to a dinner I don’t have to...
Jun 4, 2015
It’s been a while since I shared recommendations for some of my favorite paleo products. (Remember this epic list?) I get samples from paleo-friendly companies all the time, and I was introduced to some tasty new options at PaleoFX this year, too. It’s time to let you see what I’ve been noshing.
Here’s the deal on my recommendations: In some cases, I received free samples of...
Jun 1, 2015
Before I joined the Sunrise Farm CSA here in Vermont last summer, I’d never tried parsnips. That seems so shocking now, as I type the words, but it’s true. No parsnips! Now that I’ve enjoyed them puréed — with grassfed ghee and truffle salt — and turned them into crispy, golden-brown Herb Parsnip Fries, I’m not sure how I got by without them. Less starchy than potatoes, less...
May 27, 2015
I’m excited to announce that I was a guest on Stephanie Gaudreau’s Harder To Kill Radio Podcast. As Steph explained in her first episode, this isn’t just another food podcast. Instead, Steph is interviewing all kinds of good people about nutrition, healthy habits, and their other interests to get to the bottom of what makes an unbreakable human. It’s a compelling concept, and Steph...
May 21, 2015
Summer is just about here and that means warmer temperatures, longer days, and food designed to be eaten outside, preferably after a swim and before chasing fireflys (or watching fireworks)!
Memorial Day is sort of the official start of summer, so I thought you might need some reminders about paleo recipes that are so tasty and so much fun, no one will even notice that they’re not eating the usual...