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Cauliflower Rice Pilaf

I’m doing a cooking demo at the PaleoFX conference today, sautéeing up a batch of the sweetly-spiced Cauliflower Rice Pilaf from Well Fed, while wearing a microphone headset like Madonna. I may or may not vogue while on stage; the jury is still out. Since you all can’t be there with us, I thought I’d share the recipe, just in case you want to stir up a batch yourself. Vogue-ing... read more

Paleo Sweet Potato Soup With Bacon

I like my music to be either upbeat or angry (or, in rare cases, heart-wrenchingly sad), but never middle-of-the-road mellow. I like most of my clothing to be black or, alternately, vibrant colors like orange, neon green, hot pink, or red, but never pastels. And I like my soups to be either big, chunky bits of meat and vegetables — cooked separately then arranged in a bowl and covered with broth — or... read more

Tuesday 10: Dress Up Your Broccoli

I feel like I need to apologize to broccoli. Whenever I do one of my presentations on Paleo (like this one in Estes Park), the example I use for my soul-sucking, pre-Paleo food is always “chicken breast with steamed broccoli.” When I was a “dieter,” I ate a lot of chicken breast and broccoli. I mean: a lot. Like, truckloads full. I distinctly remember asking a sales clerk once if a... read more

Laziest Cooking EVER

So it’s Sunday afternoon at 5:00. I’ve just finished watching the Giants get slammed by the Bengals while simultaneously testing two recipes for Well Fed 2. Tomorrow is “errands day” with trips to the post office and grocery store on the agenda. But then I remember: I need to cook chicken breasts and sweet potatoes for my breakfast tomorrow. My inner 8-year-old pouts, stomps her... read more

Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Potatoes are creamy, comforting, delicious… and can be a bullet train to CrankyTown, thanks to their direct route over the craggy heights of Insulin Spike Peak. But bow your head in gratitude to the cauliflower. (What a friend we have in cauliflower!) Mashed with some coconut milk, coconut oil, and chives, humble cauliflower provides all the texture and comfort of mashed spuds, without the... read more

Silky Gingered Zucchini Soup

If someone asked me, “Do you like soup?” my answer would probably be a meh-ish, noncommittal shrug. (I don’t know why someone would ask me if I like soup. Just play along; I’m trying to make a point.) Generally speaking, I’m not a soup-a- holic. But then, if I think about it, there have been some memorably delicious bowls of soup in my life. Chicken soup with liver dumplings... read more

Brains! Cauliflower Brains!

Three hundred sixty four days of the year, cauliflower is a gentle vegetable. So humble, so bland and unassuming, so eager to please. What other vegetable allows you to grate it to smithereens to make rice or mash it into submission or purée it until it’s creamy comfort in a bowl? But one day a year, on October 31, when witches fly across the sky and demons crawl from the depths of the netherworld... read more

Golden Cauliflower Soup

It’s not exactly soup weather in Austin yet. The temperature is still annoyingly hovering in the high 80s, and the stack of (super cute) sweaters I bought a few weeks ago sits on my shelf, mocking me and the life choices that brought me to the land of perpetual flip flops and the (questionable) glory of swimming holes. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t eat soup. In fact, I’m eating... read more

Weirdly-Awesome, Awesomely-Weird Dinner For One

When I was growing up, my whole family ate dinner together at 5:00 p.m. most nights. But every once in a while, when I was a little older, I’d find myself in the house by myself, and that’s when I’d make weird stuff for dinner. Like a whole box of Steak-Umms (liberally sprinkled with garlic salt and browned in a pan until crispy) and a few Eggo waffles, burnt and slathered with butter.... read more

Olympics Opening Ceremonies: The Paleo Menu

On Friday evening, at 6:30 p.m. Central time, I will be parked in front of the TV — with Dave, Smudge, a handful of tissues for the inevitable tears of Olympics love, and our British feast — to watch the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics. OMG. THE OLYMPICS ARE COMING! (In case you missed my previous exclamation-filled posts, you can read all my Olympics stuff here.) You know I love theme dinners, so... read more

National Eat Your Vegetables Day

All hail the green, the orange, the red, and the white! Sunday, June 17 is National Eat Your Vegetables Day! And it’s much friendlier and more relevant to us than, say, National Doughnut Day which is the first Friday in June. I’d also like to point out that June 16 is both National Fudge Day and Fresh Veggies Day, so do with that information what you will. We are here to talk about National... read more

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