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Classic (Paleo) Potato Salad

Now that white potatoes have been deemed Whole30 compliant [insert cartwheels of joy here], I thought I’d celebrate by sharing some of the reasons to love white potatoes. Here’s my list. 1. They contain a potentially blood pressure-lowering compound called kukoamines. 2. They’re rich in B6 vitamins which are great for nervous system and cardiovascular health. 3. They’re a good... read more

Hello, Vermont: A Story In Photos

We are happily settling into our new home in White River Junction, Vermont, despite the fact that we have six pieces of IKEA furniture to put together and are surrounded by about 70 boxes (not an exaggeration) that need to be unpacked. Here are some photos from our adventures as we said adios to Austin, Texas, and hello to Vermont. Once upon a time… This enormous truck from Gentle Giant arrived at... read more

Classic (Paleo) Diner-Style Home Fries

White potatoes are now Whole30 approved. A cuppa joe. A wise-ass waitress. And a plate piled with over-medium eggs, crispy bacon, and a mound of crispy brown home fries — this is my ideal weekend breakfast at a diner. Sure, we paleo people have been able to enjoy a classic diner breakfast of bacon and eggs all along, but I have to tell you, the announcement that white potatoes are now Whole30 compliant... read more

See Ya, Texas. Hello, Vermont!

THE TRUCK FROM GENTLE GIANT IS... read more

Panic Cooking

I just roasted a duck. This would not be extraordinary except for the complicating fact that I was also packing boxes for our move. WHO ROASTS A DUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF PACKING?! Other people eat sandwiches and snarf pizza and drink beer while moving, but we not us. Nope! We’re eating roast duck and lamb shanks and short ribs and steaks. Because I’m cleaning out the freezer. And packing. And... read more

Chimichurri, aka Magic Sauce

In case you’ve been unlucky in life so far and are unfamiliar with the intoxicating flavor of chimichurri sauce, let me tell you about it. It originated in Argentina, and I’ll admit, it sounds pretty simple: minced parsley, oregano, and garlic are blended with red wine vinegar, olive oil, and a pinch of red pepper. But some kind of alchemy happens when those simple ingredients are mixed... read more

Berry, Berry Independent

In honor of our nation declaring its independence from England, I hereby declare my independence from Austin, Texas. The moving van is literally taking our stuff from our house in Austin on the Fourth of July. How fun is that?! This recipe is from my cookbook Well Fed: Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat. The sweet surprise on the spoon with this dessert is the luxuriousness of whipped coconut milk.... read more

Spiced-Nut Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream

Although I’m a curmudgeon when it comes to hot weather, I’m not against all things summer. I like splashing in the pool. I love cooking on the grill and eating at a picnic table. And I like ice cream. Do you like ice cream? That wasn’t really a question. Of course you like ice cream. Which means you’ll probably like this Spiced-Nut Coconut Ice Cream: creamy, smooth, rich,... read more

4th of July Paleo Picnic & Potluck Recipes

It’s officially summer in the U.S. That means potlucks and picnics — possibly with some of your favorite friends or family, or potentially with your annoying in-laws or even… the trickiest of all!… co-workers. The links below will take you to previously published roundups that are packed with recipes you can take to a picnic or a potluck without tipping anyone off that they’re eating... read more

Great Ingredients: No Recipe Required

As we get closer to our move — 11 days and counting! Our one-way airline tickets for Sunday, July 6 are purchased! — it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to deal with keeping us well fed. I love the process of making up new recipes or devouring other peoples’ cookbooks for inspiration, shopping for the perfect ingredients, and spending a few hours playing in the kitchen, but... read more

Paleo Cookbook Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed — but you should still check out these awesome cookbooks! This weekend, Dave and I sold a vanload of books, board games, DVDs, CDs, and LPs to Half-Price Books. I’m not being cute when I say a “vanload;” I mean that literally. We borrowed our friend’s minivan, took out the seats, and filled the back of the van with boxes of games and stacks of books... read more

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