Aug 12, 2014
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...
Aug 5, 2014
In my Austin kitchen, I had my spices in two cabinets above my stove; I wrote about it in great detail. In my new kitchen, my spices now live in a wide, deep drawer. I slapped labels on the lids and arranged them in very, very rough alphabetical clusters. I’m slowly learning where things are so I can put my hands on them without thinking about it too much. Note that salt and garlic powder, which I...
Jul 28, 2014
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...
Jul 22, 2014
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...
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 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 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 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...