Tropical Tacos With Jicama Slaw

I can hold two conflicting thoughts with equal conviction, and I have no problem with that whatsoever. For example: I generally like people who are educated and well-groomed, but I have a soft spot for Kid Rock (Sorry!). I like to dress in black, but can’t resist the colors pink and orange together. (like this) I like bananas — but not banana-flavored things — and the texture of pudding makes me... read more

Turkey & Cranberry Meatballs

Thanksgiving – a.k.a, my favorite holiday – is just two weeks away. If you’re anything like me, all of the recipes popping up in my blog feeds, TV talk shows, magazine covers, and commercials have me craving those perfect-for-Fall flavors of earthy sage, tart cranberries, and juicy turkey. Why wait?! These Turkey & Cranberry Meatballs from my cookbook Well Fed 2 pack all of the yumminess of... read more

Taj Mahal Turkey Curry

Sure, I could have just called this “Leftover Turkey Curry,” but where’s the fun in that?! In my search for worthwhile things to do with leftover Thanksgiving turkey, I found this recipe on Feed52, then messed with it to make it even tastier and paleo approved. Kind of like Country Captain Chicken, this dish combines curry, raisins, and poultry to make a meal that’s comforting and... read more

Tarragon Turkey Salad

Confession: On Friday, when I fully expected to be eating Thanksgiving, Part Deux: The Reckoning, I instead awoke from a nap with a craving. Dave jumped into action hero mode and in less than 30 minutes, I was eating a double cheeseburger (no bun) from P. Terry’s with a side of fries that I sprinkled with truffle salt. Yeah. I did that. So I’m a little behind with my thoughts on what to do with... read more

Spice-Rubbed Turkey

[photo] Confession time: I’m not terribly skilled at roasting whole birds. In my life, I’ve made one Thanksgiving turkey (successful), roasted duck (disastrous in process; delicious to eat), and one roasted chicken (Boring as Hell; I don’t think I actually roast chicken.) So much as I’d like to lay some major hard-won wisdom on you about how to roast  totally kickass Thanksgiving... read more

Italian Sauté

I was craving Italian food last night, specifically, a big ol’ pile of pasta. But grains are out of my life. Turns out, it’s not the noodles I want, but those wonderful Italian spices. Italian “Sausage” Sauté[Makes a 3-block Zone dinner; approx. 7 points for the whole meal, including dessert] You need: 1-lb. ground turkey, chicken, or lean beef Penzeys Italian Sausage... read more

Fresh, Tasty, Easy Zone-Friendly Lunch

Last night, around 9:00 p.m., I cobbled together a lunch for today that turned out to be totally kickass. My lunch RULED! This is a 3-block Zone meal. You can easily make it four blocks by adding a more protein and fat. If you’re a giant human and get to eat 5 blocks at a meal, f*ck you. (I’m bitter today about being “petite.”) The menu: Taco Turkey Salad w/ Lime Cabbage... read more