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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!

Taylor Nichols: Paleo ChikFilA Nuggets

Since I’m still unpacking moving boxes,Taylor Nichols, the blogger behind Tayste of Paleo, is going to tell you a little bit about the mysteries of chicken labeling and why it’s important to know your local farmers. Then as a treat for doing your homework, you can take a bite of her recipe for Paleo ChikFilA Nuggets.  Take it away, Taylor… I grew up on a dairy farm in Southern Colorado... read more

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

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

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

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

WF2 Recipe: Chicken Nanking

Confession #1: In the midst of purging our stuff and preparing for the movers and dealing with the disruption caused by a string of people tromping through our house (prospective buyers, inspector [and, sadly, not this kind],  foundation guy, plumber), I have zero desire or time to be creative in the kitchen. We are literally eating grilled chicken and raw vegetables at most meals for the near future. On... read more

Grain-Free Green-Ola

The other day, my friend Jen — who is one of those people with good taste, a quick laugh, and the neat trick of making being cool seem effortless — was raving about this stuff called Greenola. It’s a commercially-produced, grain-free granola with bits of kale included in the salty-sweet nuggets. She let me try a bite, and I agreed: it was delicious! But it was also pretty pricey for a very small... read more

Basic Zucchini Noodles

Go ahead and say it! It’s OK to complain a little among friends. At first, saying “no” to pasta – and replacing it with vegetables! – is no fun. I understand. We all go through it. But here’s the thing: We have choices. Tasty choices. There’s no reason to give up the fun of twirling long, strands of yumminess on a fork. With a little patience, some ingenuity, and the loving support of... read more

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