Current category: 'Dressings/Sauces.'
Aug 19, 2012
I’ll be updating my original mayo post soon with this video and some helpful tips I’ve gathered from the 296 (!) comments on that post.
Until then, feast your eyes on our first how-to video! Big love to Dave for planning the shot list and shooting the video, being a supportive director, writing the theme music, and doing all of the editing — and hugs of thanks to Jude of SmartSexyPaleo for...
Jun 29, 2011
Summer is about to jump off the hook. We’re just a few days away from the numero uno, all-American, let’s-have-a-giant-food-fest-in-the-name-of-patriotism holiday. I’m joining in the new Whole30 that starts on July 1, so I’m shoring up my commitment to help me navigate our social calendar, which is currently bursting at the seams with get-togethers, travel, cookbook...
Feb 24, 2011
Oh, man! I’ve been having way too much fun playing around with variations on my homemade mayo.
High on the success of my creamy Italian dressing experiment, I wanted to concoct something “like ranch, only better” because between you and me, I’m not a dill fan.
But you know what I do like?
Come on! You do… CUMIN
So, check it: Cumin-Lime Dressing… in a flash.
Jan 25, 2011
When I was a kid, I hated sandwiches… especially ham & cheese – but I loved salads… especially with lots of creamy Italian dressing. My mom would pack my lunchtime salad in a Tupperware container, then put the bottled creamy Italian dressing in a plastic baggie. All I had to do was cut the corner off the bag and squeeze out the dressing. Pretty genius, right?
Now I mostly dress our...
Jun 3, 2010
Updated September 10, 2012: New how-to video! The vid should help clear up any confusion about how easy it is to make your own mayo. YAY! Also, be sure to read the comments; there are some great suggestions for how to use a stick blender. I’ve kept my recipe focused on a traditional blender or food processor so you don’t need a special gadget, but if you already have a stick blender,...
Oct 29, 2009
Left to my own devices, I tend toward Mediterranean or Middle-Eastern seasonings: cumin, fresh parsley, lemon juice, garlic. I like to make dishes that taste like they’d be best enjoyed on a sun-dappled patio, overlooking an olive grove or turquoise blue waters.
But my main man Dave, he likes Asian. Every Friday afternoon, he takes himself out to lunch at Zen, and more often than not, when I just...
Aug 5, 2009
When you think of pesto, you probably envision the traditional pesto alla genovese: mashed basil leaves with tons of olive oil, pine nuts, and parmesan cheese… which probably means you’re not eating much of it these days, what with dairy being fooda non grata (yes, I made that up!) on our dino-chow menus.
I’ve got good news: There are lots of tasty ways to make pesto varieties that...
Jul 21, 2009
I needed a rest day, so lucky you… you get a new recipe!
In the dino-chow world, peanuts are a big no-no. (Because they’re legumes, not nuts, and blah blah blah. Get the full explanation from Whole9Life here.)
It didn’t seem like a big deal to me to give up peanuts until I remembered the decadent deliciousness that is peanut sauce. Veggies dipped in peanut sauce. Grilled chicken satay...
Jun 18, 2009
Not this Sesame:
[My trouble-making cat Sesame, in her "hat model" glory days.]
My lastest foodie find: tahini sauce.
Actually, it’s not a new discovery, but it is newly-added back into my daily menus, now that I’m taking in more good fat than previously. And I’m over-the-moon about it. YUM!
Check out how simple the recipe is, and then I’ll give you some awesome ideas...
Feb 11, 2009
One of my favorite meatless meals used to be South Indian Curried Chickpeas with rice. But since I switched to paleo, it’s been a no-no. No legumes or rice for me!
This week, I figured out how to get the taste sensation I love without all those pesky poison-carbs weighing me down.
I made the veggie curry sauce below and separately cooked yummy protein sources. When I packed my lunch this week, I...