Apr 20, 2013
A few months ago, I had the great pleasure of collaborating with Nom Nom Paleo and FitBomb on a magazine piece about egg foo yong. The magazine went kerfluey and the story never got published, but I wanted to share it with you. Dig in!
Things weren’t often exotic in rural Pennsylvania. I was seven years old, and my family lived in Orwigsburg, a small town tucked in the mountains between Amish farm...
Feb 14, 2013
Sure, you can celebrate Valentine’s Day with something chocolatey (like dairy-free mousse or grain-free fudge bombs) — and I 100% approve. But you can also show the truest form of love with some badass beef and vegetables. Nothing, and I mean nothing, says I adore you more definitively than a meal that’s delicious and healthy. (These adorbs valentine cards from Nom Nom Paleo are a close...
Jul 16, 2011
Sometimes, especially when I’m stressed or enduring monthly hormone poisoning, my desire for the good ol’ days of takeout is almost unbearable. In my romanticized memories, ordering Chinese takeout was a carefree experience: we just picked up the phone, ordered a pile of food, and 45 minutes later, we were inhaling spare ribs, cold sesame noodles, and fried rice. In reality, I did all kinds of...
Jun 21, 2011
You know what used to be fun? Picking up the phone and having a pile of Chinese food delivered. There were times that Dave and I ordered so much food, the restaurant would include six sets of chopsticks and six fortune cookies. Yeah, that’s right: they thought we were throwing some kind of dinner party, rather than feeding just the two of us while we watched a movie in a heap on the couch.
Aug 8, 2010
Egg Foo Yong is one of the recipes in my cookbook Well Fed: Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat. I updated this post with the new-and-improved recipe. Enjoy!
Egg Foo Yong
the all-American Chinese treat — PREP 10 min | COOK 20 min | SERVES 2
Egg Foo Yong has a deliciously confused identity. It’s not quite an omelet, almost a pancake, and somewhere beyond a fritter. It has become a 100%...
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...
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...