Dec 10, 2013
My favorite part of the holidays is making festive food and joyously eating it with the people I love. And that hasn’t changed since I adopted this dino-chow lifestyle. If anything, it’s become an even more celebratory part of my life.
If there’s a motto for my blog and cookbooks, it’s this: Preparing quality food is among the most caring things we can do for ourselve and the...
Dec 5, 2013
I la-la-love pink grapefruit, and the Thai Pink Grapefruit Salad from Well Fed 2 is a both unexpected (dried shrimp! coconut! lime!) and delicious. The combo of sweet, salty, cool, and creamy is irresistible — as is pink grapefruit all on its own.
We’re coming into grapefruit season now, so put away those shameful serrated grapefruit spoons and take a look at this technique I learned from my dad...
Nov 25, 2013
It’s well known amongst my family and friends that at the Thanksgiving table, I am the champion of constructing the Perfect Bite. You know what I mean, right?! That’s when you spear a piece of bird, add a hunk of (paleo) bread stuffing*, dunk it in the little gravy puddle on your plate, and top it off with a dollop of tart cranberry sauce.
The recipe below is the cranberry sauce...
Nov 15, 2013
Although Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, I don’t have a hard and fast menu for what I think makes the perfect celebration. I mean, there was the year we ate Elvis sandwiches, and the year we just got take-out from a local restaurant, and the year we marked the occasion by having my thyroid removed.
And even though I love to try new recipes, when I cook Thanksgiving at home, I almost...
Nov 14, 2013
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.
These Turkey & Cranberry Meatballs from my cookbook Well Fed 2 pack all of the yumminess of...
Nov 11, 2013
I’m always super excited when I learn about new spice blends — or, more accurately, spice blends that are new to me, because most of my favorite spice concoctions have been mixed together in kitchens for centuries.
On a lazy trip to the Savory Spice Shop, I picked up some dried rose petals from Pakistan, solely because they looked girly — like jewelry for the kitchen. I had no idea what I was...
Nov 7, 2013
There are good reasons for me to eat sweet potatoes – like these science-y ones in this blog post about women’s health and carbohydrates, or these no-nonsense tips from Neely Quinn at Paleo Plan, or these facts about how nutritious these tubers can be.
But you know the real reason I like to eat sweet potatoes?
They are freakin’ delicious.
But sweet potato fries are so often disappointing. I...
Oct 27, 2013
My husband Dave and I are on Day 61 of our elimination diet, and he recently learned that he has a mild sensitivity to eggs. [sad trombone]. We can try re-introducing them in a few months, after our guts have healed, but for now, he can’t eat eggs — and I’m boycotting them in solidarity. While Dave is most bummed about breakfast, I was more concerned about the lack of homemade mayo in our...
Oct 19, 2013
Fasten your seatbelts, because I’m about to tell you a story that will eventually weave together Thanksgiving; Elvis; a restaurant in Venice, California; Sunbutter; and indoor grilling.
Ready? Let’s begin.
Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday since I was old enough to start naming things as favorites. According to family lore, I once protested that we couldn’t start Thanksgiving...
Oct 3, 2013
I promise every post isn’t going to be about the upcoming release of Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat, but it’s kind of my job to blab about it right now.
Yesterday, I told you about the photos and the recipes. Today I’m giving you one you can try for yourself!
The last time I placed an order for ground beef and steaks from TX Bar Organics, those friendly, sneaky...
Aug 14, 2013
As I mentioned in this post from back in May, I ate a lot (A LOT!) of the skinless Balkan sausages called ćevapčići while we journeyed through Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The ćevapčići were a really tasty way to get a protein infusion to balance the wine, beer, and kremšnita (ahem) that I was enjoying in a regular basis.
Throughout our travels, I ate ćevapčići about 8 times, and...