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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!
Jul 17, 2014
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...
Jul 2, 2014
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...
Jul 2, 2014
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....
Jul 1, 2014
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,...
Jun 25, 2014
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...
Jun 23, 2014
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...
Jun 17, 2014
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.
Jun 2, 2014
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...
May 27, 2014
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...
May 21, 2014
According to the Internet, May is National Salad Month. Who am I to disagree?!
With that in mind — and with potluck season officially kicking off in the U.S. with Memorial Day next week, a.k.a., the first official holiday of the summer — here are some of my favorite Paleo Summer Salads. They’re all easy to double and triple for sharing at potlucks, and they’re so packed full of flavor and...
May 14, 2014
Once upon a time, we took a spur-of-the-moment trip to Costa Rica, thinking it would be a big adventure. For a variety of reasons, it was not a dream vacation. (It wasn’t all bad: there are some fun stories here, here, and here.)
There were two major bright spots: I loved the lizards that ran rampant over the landscape, and at every meal, a bottle of Salsa Lizano was on the table. Kind of like Costa...