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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!

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

Paleo Holiday Movie-Watching Party Menu

It’s snowing — like, really snowing — here in Vermont. I’ve kept my commitment to 10,000 steps per day, so I’ve been enthusiastically enjoying my Northface boots and parka as I stomp through snow, slush, ice, and puddles in varying degrees of frozen treachery. On a stroll to the other end of town, I saw this: I try not to think of it just before bed. As someone on Instagram said,... read more

Maple-Pumpkin Coconut Macaroons

Here’s a little treat I whipped up one afternoon when Dave’s Cartoon School buddies were coming over for dinner and tabletop games. I’ve been feeding the students as often as I can and trying to lure them into the paleo club by showing them how tasty meat, vegetables, and quality fat can be. But even a stick-in-the-mud like me likes to indulge in a treat once in a while. These are... read more

My Favorite Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes

Although Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, I don’t have a hard and fast menu for what I think makes the perfect celebration. I mean, there was the year we ate Elvis sandwiches, and the year we just got take-out from a local restaurant, and the year we marked the occasion by having my thyroid removed. This year, I’ll be in Prague! Here are some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes, pulled... read more

Oven-Fried Salmon Cakes

I’ve been a naughty girl. I know that to manage my blood pressure I need to meditate every day, drink hibiscus tea, eat cold-water fish and potassium-rich foods, and pay attention to my stress level. I know these things! But over the last few months, I’ve been feeling so good, I thought I could get away with skimping on those good habits. You can probably guess what happened: My blood pressure... read more

Jerk Seasoning

Next week is a Big Work Week around our house. Dave has deadlines every week for school, but my schedule is usually really flexible, so I can keep us stocked up with good food, clean laundry, and tea breaks. I have a deadline next week, too! It’s “batten down the hatches” time — which translates into a big cookup on Monday so we’re prepared for the week. The Jerk Seasoning from... read more

Zingy Ginger Dressing

I know this is going to sounds kind of crazy because who picks A SALAD DRESSING MADE OF VEGETABLES as their favorite recipe?! But… this is (one of) my favorite recipe(s) from Well Fed 2. Every time I make it, I’m, like, “Whoa! This is good.” If you don’t have Well Fed 2, consider this a present so you can try my favorite recipe. If you are a proud owner of Well Fed 2,... read more

Pumpkin Spice Blend

I love when readers request recipes, and this one was an easy request to fulfill. I’m surprised you haven’t included a recipe for pumpkin spice. I  consider spice mixes to kind of be your thing! It’s my favorite thing that I’ve learned from you and in this case really necessary — I live in the UK and (shock! horror!) we don’t get pumpkin spice mixes. I don’t even know what’s in them or... read more

Simple Red Cabbage Salad

My dad and I spent the afternoon cooking yesterday. Or, more accurately, running back and forth between the kitchen and the living room, taking advantage of commercial breaks to chop and stir while we watched the New England Patriots defeat the Buffalo Bills. There was a lot of me jumping up, throwing my arms overhead, and yelling, “Gronk is back!” and “Come on, Tommy!” (Yes, I... read more

Paleo Pink Pickled Eggs & Beets

I’ve been joking that I’m becoming a homesteader since we moved to Vermont. That is an (unintentional) insult to homesteaders everywhere. Preserving things during the summer is a Big Deal here, and after multiple exposures, I could no longer resist the massive towers of 1-quart Ball jars at the co-op, the regular grocery store, and K-Mart. I’ve been tinkering a lot and after several... read more

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