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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!

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

Sugar-Free Pizza Seasoning

Pizza Seasoning from Well Fed This quick spice blend has the robust flavors of pizza takeout, without the painful pizza hangover! Use this blend to whip up a tomato sauce that will everything it touches taste like pizza faster than you can say, “Call Dominoes!” Makes 1/3 cup | Prep 3 min |Whole30 compliant Ingredients: 4 teaspoons dried oregano leaves 4 teaspoons dried basil leaves 4... read more

Faux Pho

This recipe begins with the simplicity of Chinese Five-Spice Pork Ribs and is transformed into a nourishing bowl of broth spiked with plenty of ginger, oh-so-green bok choy, and morsels of spiced-just- right pork. Thanks to Zucchini Noodles, you can twirl, splash, and slurp to your heart’s content. If you don’t have the patience to wait for the Five-Spice Pork Ribs to cook overnight in the slow... read more

Thai Pink Grapefruit Salad

I’m looking out my window at the grimy slush in the driveway, the gray mist hovering over the hills across the way, the thermometer that reads 34F,  and the barren trees — and I’m grateful for the smart wool socks on my feet and the bright pink grapefruit in my fridge. Need a dose of instant sunshine? Try this citrus salad (or this one) and enjoy a wallop of Vitamin C along with the bold... read more

Persian-Spiced Winter Vegetable Soup

A few thoughts on soup… 1. I’m still on my soup-for-breakfast kick and since it’s lasted more than 18 months, I don’t think it can be called a “kick” anymore. It’s now a “thing.” That’s an important distinction. 2. I’ve become a bone broth-making machine, and using bone broth in soups and stews not only improves the flavor immensely, it... read more

Review: The Performance Paleo Cookbook

This is a really good time for paleo cookbooks! And I’m very happy to announce that The Performance Paleo Cookbook, the eagerly-anticipated recipe collection from Stephanie Gaudreau of Stupid Easy Paleo, is being released on January 6. I love this cookbook for three reasons: 1. Stephanie’s recipes are easy to make and always taste delicious. They’re also meticulously tested so they work... read more

My Most Popular Recipes of 2014

Browsing through my web stats to see which recipes were most visited in 2014 is like taking a peek at your grocery shopping lists and kitchen cabinets. I love it! There are a few old standbys that are not a surprise at all (Hi, Chocolate Chili and Best Chicken Ever!), but it was fun to see some new ones, too, like Kickass Ketchup, the Soy Sauce/Coconut Aminos Substitute, and both versions of homemade... read more

Paleo Gado Gado Recipe

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 the article below, I took a deeper look at the Indonesian dish gado-gado, a salad that’s hearty enough to be a meal—and super easy to make. It’s great for filling you with energy during a post-holiday clean-up, and the bonus is that it doesn’t feel... read more

Tuesday 10: More Paleo Gifts From The Kitchen

Way back in the day, when we lived on a houseboat in Sausalito, California, I had way more time than money, so I made gifts from my kitchen from this Williams-Sonoma book. I whipped up Spiced Nuts and Fancy Olives and buttery shortbread and pine nut brittle and chewy caramels. I wrapped everything in clear cellophane and tied it with curly ribbon. I stamped brown paper lunch bags with silver snowflakes... read more

Paleo (Whole30) Gifts From The Kitchen

This is a post Dave and I worked on together last year, and these are all still good ideas! There’s plenty of time before Santa arrives to make handmade gifts for your near and dear. Merry merry, happy happy to you! My favorite part of the holidays is making festive food and joyously eating it with the people I love. And that hasn’t changed since I adopted this dino-chow lifestyle. If... read more

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