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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!
Mar 10, 2014
What do you say to juicy beef meatballs with bacon and jalapeños dropping dimes on dinner?! I say you can eat these all day long… especially when they’re topped with Awesome Sauce. That’s right: Awesome Sauce.
This recipe is part of March Meatball Madness; get all the recipes right here.
Bacon-Jalapeño Burger Balls w/ Dill Relish & Awesome Sauce
Serves 2-4 | Prep 10 min | Chill...
Mar 10, 2014
Today is National Ranch Dressing Day — which probably means nothing to anyone outside the United States and Canada. While ranch dressing has been numero uno in the U.S. since about 1992 — surpassing Italian as our favorite way to disguise raw vegetables — it’s pretty much unknown throughout the rest of the world. International friends, say hello to ranch!
The iconic dressing — creamy, tangy,...
Mar 8, 2014
March Madness, an American celebration of office betting pools and college basketball, officially begins on March 18. Although I am firmly an NFL football girl — and a Fug Madness girl — I’m also a girl that cannot resist alliteration.
So, along with my husband Dave (tall enough for basketball but really more of a reader) and some paleo friends, I give you…
Mar 6, 2014
As a kid, I never liked ketchup, an opinion that wasn’t helped by the fact that my brother ate a ketchup-and-peanut-butter sandwich once to gross me out. As an adult, I learned I loved it on fried things — french fries, onion rings, fried pickles — but never, ever, ever on meat. Then I started eating paleo and battered-and-fried things went away. Ketchup was forgotten… until I started...
Mar 1, 2014
I don’t want to be a big baby or anything, but sometimes I get really tired of the fact that my “special food” — i.e., food that is healthy and real and not poisoned with unpronounceable ingredients — costs twice as much as the crappy, regular version. The target of my ire recently was coconut aminos.
Don’t get me wrong: I love coconut aminos for the way they healthily replace...
Feb 7, 2014
Dave and I have never celebrated Valentine’s Day in the Hallmark card, heart-shaped box of chocolates, candlelight and rom-com romance kind of way. Most years, we kind of ignore it. Having admitted all of that, I should also confess that I am a giant sucker for romantic stories (Hello, Jane Eyre!). This year, we have a date to see the movie Winter’s Tale, which features many things I love,...
Feb 7, 2014
A few facts: Tiny things are cute. People love cute things. Brussels sprouts are really just stupid-
cute, tiny cabbages. So if Brussels sprouts are loveable, then Brussels sprouts caramelized with tangy mustard and pungent garlic must be adored. And if you prepare food that’s adored, you will be revered and lauded. Absolutely lauded. (I’m fairly certain that these exact arguments are used to teach...
Jan 31, 2014
Tacos versus nachos. It’s a timeless rivalry with no clear winner. I think we can all agree that a basket of crispy things, ready to be smothered in tender, spicy meat and fresh toppings can perk up the most mundane Monday or woeful Wednesday… or Super Bowl Sunday! So why choose?
This recipe combines the best of tacos and nachos — crispy, salty, spicy, sloppy — while ditching the soy, sugar,...
Jan 16, 2014
I call bullsh*t on anyone who says, “Spaghetti squash tastes just like spaghetti.”
No, it doesn’t.
Is it delicious? Sure.
Do I love to eat it? You bet.
But it does not. taste. like. pasta.
It does, however, meet oyther delicious criteria:
It’s easy to cook
It’s paleo and Whole30 approved
It’s packed with good-for-you stuff like fiber, Vitamin C, Niacin, B6, and Pantothenic...
Dec 28, 2013
I like to think that all of my recipes are winners because I love them all equally. But my site stats have something to say about that! Here are the 15 most popular recipes on my blog from 2013. Bonus! They’re all 100% paleo and Whole30 approved. And delicious. And winners.
15. Moroccan Meatballs
14. Caramelized Coconut Chips
13. Comfort Noodles
12. Mexican Meatza
11. Bora Bora Fireballs
Dec 19, 2013
I’m super excited to have a special guest blogger today! I got an email from 15-year-old Abby months ago, and my first reaction was “No way is this girl 14 years old!” She’s articulate, polished, and dang! she can cook. Today, she’s sharing some smart thinking on smart starches and a luscious recipe for Sweet and Savory Pot Roast. (And after you get your protein, don’t...