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You can call it paleo, but around our house, we call it dino-chow.

I don't (generally) consume grains, sugar, dairy, legumes, caffeine, or alcohol, so almost all of my dino-chow recipes are squeaky clean and paleo/Whole30/primal-approved. My standards are high, and I only post recipes that I've personally tested. My goal is to give you tasty food you can eat EVERY DAY, so you won't find a lot of recipes for "paleo treats." But meat, veg, and yummy, yummy (YUMMY!) fats? I've got you covered. Dig in!

Memorial Day: Paleo Style

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... read more

Paleo Ambrosia Salad

In each issue of Paleo Magazine, I share the story of a traditional recipe and adapt it to fit into a healthier Paleo lifestyle. In a recent issue, I shared a recipe that’s a great addition to your summer potluck season: the beloved Southern classic Ambrosia Salad. It seemed only appropriate to adapt the classic Ambrosia Salad to fit the Paleo template. According to Greek legend, the... read more

Classic (Paleo) Beef Stew

There’s something so comforting about a velvety bowl of meat and potatoes. This recipe doesn’t include any exotic spices or surprising ingredients, and the technique is totally straight-forward. But the result is somehow belies its simplicity. It’s warm, rich, and satisfying. Sometimes, that’s all we really need. Classic (Paleo) Beef Stew Serves 4-6 | Prep | Cook 2 hours |... read more

A Spicy-Sweet Paleo Dinner Party

Our rental house in Vermont has plenty of room to spread out, and frequently, our extra-large dining table is surrounded by Dave’s classmates from the Center for Cartoon Studies who rant (in the best way possible) about their favorite cartoonists and the latest class assignments. There’s always at least one vegetarian in the group, but so far, the veggies have been open to fish, which... read more

Onions 101

Last summer, I told Farmer Chuck — the king of everything delicious at our CSA Sunrise Farm — that the onions we’d been getting in our basket were the most delicious I’d ever tasted. He explained me that they’re an heirloom onion variety called Ailsa Craig, named for an island in the Firth of Clyde, about 10 miles off the coast of Scotland. (If you would like to go down the same... read more

Paleo Creole Ham & Cauliflower Rice

I moved into my own apartment — my first apartment! — during my junior year of college and suddenly had access to a full kitchen. No more dining hall meals for me! It was the first time I’d been completely responsible for cooking for myself, and I experimented a lot. I made chicken satay 100% from scratch, scouring the hole-in-the-wall Asian shops in Syracuse for ingredients and pounding fresh... read more

Paleo Moroccan Feast

While we’re on our Parisian adventure, Dave and I are feasting at Le 404, a swank and delicious Moroccan restaurant tucked in a cobblestone street. The last time we went there, we shared a traditional Bastila that brought tears to my eyes. In honor of our gluttony, I’ve collected all my recipes inspired by Moroccan cuisine and spices, just in case you want to have an exotic dinner, too. (All... read more

Celebrate March Meatball Madness

I’m in Paris celebrating a big birthday with my husband Dave, but that doesn’t mean I’m not thinking of you and your needs. Really! It’s March, and that means it’s time for March Madness. Plus, there’s never a bad time for meatballs. So here’s a replay of last year’s March Meatball Madness recipes. They’re a slam dunk. (Sorry…)   March... read more

Spicy Coconut Mayo

A few days ago, the temperature in Vermont rose above zero, then into the teens, then over 20, and it just kept going! It finally landed on a balmy 37 degrees Fahrenheit. Practically bathing suit weather! Which lead me to thinking about the lucky ladies from my gym who are lolling on the beaches of Mexico right now. Sigh. I can’t bring you tropical drinks, gently breaking waves, or sand between... read more

National Chili Day

[photo] Hey! Thursday, February 26 is National Chili Day! Sure, it’s totally made up, but aren’t most holidays?! And I just can’t find a way to be opposed to celebrating meat, tomatoes, chiles, and spices on the fourth Thursday of every February. It’s like a spicy Thanksgiving or something. A little history… The earliest written description came from J.C. Clopper, who wrote of... read more

Paleo Cincinnati Chili

In honor of National Chili Day on February 26, I’m sharing one of the recipes from Well Fed 2. My husband Dave grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and eating at Skyline Chili was one of our food-bonding experiences, early in our romance about 20 years ago. Cincinnati Chili can be endlessly entertaining. First, there’s the double-entendre involved in ordering your favorite toppings. Do you want a 2-way... read more

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