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Lemon-Maple Kale Salad with Dates and Almonds

Have you ever massaged your kale?! I didn’t really understand why kale salads were so popular until I learned the massaging trick. Now it all makes sense. Bitter and tough, but loaded with flavor, vitamins, minerals, and fiber, kale has a well-deserved reputation as a numero uno leafy green. And when you break down its defenses with a little salt and a lot of tough love, it yields, becoming less... read more

Snap Peas with Lemon, Mint, and Pistachios

The pick-your-own garden at our CSA Sunrise Farm is twisted with beautiful pea vines right now! Both snow peas and snap peas are on the menu, and I’m delighted to see both of them. They’re two of the three legumes—green beans/wax beans are the other one—that are paleo-friendly (because they’re more pod than pea… YAY!). Snow peas, a.k.a, Chinese pea pods, are the flat ones... read more

Fresh Tarragon Salad

  The herbs at our CSA are busting out in pretty green leaves all over the place. I wander the rows of the herb garden like a hobbit—scissors in one hand, stems of herbs clutched in the other—muttering to myself about all the delicious things I can do with those succulent leaves. “Oooh, the fresh oregano would be so good with the zucchini. Mint! I can make a salad with mint and snap peas... read more

Thai Yummy Salad

When I was a kid, we ate dinner together every night at 5:00 p.m., and we decided at breakfast what was on the menu for dinner. My family loves to cook and eat — and now, I spend even more time cooking (and cleaning!) in the kitchen than I ever imagined. Dave and I don’t eat in restaurants very often, but about every other week or so, he insists on treating me to a dinner I don’t have to... read more

Paleo Ambrosia Salad

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 a recent issue, I shared a recipe that’s a great addition to your summer potluck season: the beloved Southern classic Ambrosia Salad. It seemed only appropriate to adapt the classic Ambrosia Salad to fit the Paleo template. According to Greek legend, the... 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

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

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

Paleo Caesar Salad

In each issue of Paleo Magazine, I share the history of a traditional recipe and adapt it to fit into a healthier paleo lifestyle. For the July issue, I explored the disputed but entertaining story of this classic bowl of greens. To understand the story of the Caesar Salad, travel back in time to Prohibition-era California — warm sun and empty cocktail glasses. Then imagine the rollicking good time to... read more

Spring Chopped Salad

I know it’s summer, but all of the ingredients needed to make the Spring Chopped Salad from Well Fed 2 were in abundance last week when we visited Sunrise Farm for our CSA pickup. So I thought I’d share this recipe, just in case you’re also up to your ears in cucumbers and snap peas where you live. This salad is SO green, and also light, lemony, and thoroughly satisfying. Plus, it’s... 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

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