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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 14, 2014
This is a re-run of a post from last year. I liked it so much, I’m sharing it again. HAPPY PI(E) DAY!
It’s March 14… or 3/14… or 3.14… a.k.a., Pi Day, a.k.a, an excuse to eat pie.
But we’re not eating any pie. Oh, no! We’re eating paleo-approved, protein-packed pie. Or should I say π?
Here are three recipes that will cure your craving for pie and won’t...
Mar 13, 2014
Today’s recipe is courtesy of Russ Crandall, author of The Ancestral Table and the blog The Domestic Man. Russ is the kind of cook I like: totally committed to exploring international flavors and making the traditional recipes fit into a healthy template. This recipe introduces us to the flavors of Indonesia with ginger-infused meatballs snuggled in an aromatic broth.
This recipe is part of March...
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 college basketball competition, is celebrated in office betting pools and beer-soaked bars across the U.S. 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 shared paleo...
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...