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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!

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

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

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