Feb 20, 2013
Meatballs are the most playful food you can pile on a plate. (And it’s pretty fun to say “balls,” too. Am I right?! Of course I’m right. Try it: Balls!)
Meatballs can be so cute and round and friendly — and despite their humble appearance, they’re often packed with flavor explosions like spices and seeds, or doused in a luscious sauce that inspires licking the plate.
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...
Jan 27, 2013
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I was invited to compete in the Sous Video Paleo Recipe Showdown, sponsored by SousVide Supreme and TX Bar Organics. The deadline for submitting our recipes has arrived, so I can finally share what I cooked up in my kitchen — and then you guys get to weigh in by voting in a Fan Favorites contest. Voting starts tomorrow (!), so I’ll be sharing details on that as soon...
Jan 9, 2013
Lest you think I’m some kind of kitchen wizard, I thought I’d share a tale of a colossal failure that took place in my oven today…
Once upon a time…
… there was a college student who fell in love with the cookbook The Enchanted Broccoli Forest. This girl wasn’t a vegetarian, but she didn’t discriminate: she adored almost all food, imaginative recipes, and charming...
Jan 6, 2013
I’m on Day 6 of my Whole30, and it’s Weekly Cookup Day! I’m not sharing my food log this time for two reasons:
1. Breakfast and lunch are remarkably similar to what I ate in October.
I shared every morsel that passed my lips during my last Whole30, and I’m eating just about the same things this time around: warm, comforting veggie soup (cauliflower or zucchini or sweet potato) for...
Jan 2, 2013
I like my music to be either upbeat or angry (or, in rare cases, heart-wrenchingly sad), but never middle-of-the-road mellow.
I like most of my clothing to be black or, alternately, vibrant colors like orange, neon green, hot pink, or red, but never pastels.
And I like my soups to be either big, chunky bits of meat and vegetables — cooked separately then arranged in a bowl and covered with broth — or...
Dec 31, 2012
You know what says “New Year’s Eve”? Chex Mix!
You know what I’m not eating on New Year’s Eve? Chex Mix!
Need something spicy, crispy, crunchy, flavorful, and totally snackable for a special occasion or, ya know, a random Wednesday? Let me introduce you to Serundeng Katjang, or what I like to call Savory Granola.
Traditionally, serundeng katjang is an Indonesian condiment made...
Dec 26, 2012
It’s here! I spent the summer sweating, typing, cursing, testing recipes, and fighting with the world’s most detailed and ornery Microsoft Word document template — and now Living Paleo For Dummies is on bookshelves. I wrote the book with my co-author Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, and like all the Dummies books, it breaks down the subject of paleo into bite-sized, easily digestible chunks of...
Dec 20, 2012
The good people at Tendergrass Farms know just what to say to make a paleo girl’s heart go pitter-patter, stuff like… “We have a surplus of pork bellies right now. How would you like to offer them to your readers?”
Are those, or are those not, magic words?
(And do you remember when they let me give away a free, pastured turkey?! They’re a stand-up company with a cool premise;...
Dec 11, 2012
Way back in the day, when we lived on a houseboat in Sausalito, I had more time than money, so I made gifts from my kitchen from this Williams-Sonoma book. I made Spiced Nuts and Fancy Olives and buttery shortbread and pine nut brittle and chewy caramels. I wrapped everything in clear cellophane and tied it with curly ribbon. I stamped brown paper lunch bags with silver snowflakes and stuffed them full of...
Nov 28, 2012
Sure, I could have just called this “Leftover Turkey Curry,” but where’s the fun in that?!
In my search for worthwhile things to do with leftover Thanksgiving turkey, I found this recipe on Feed52, then messed with it to make it even tastier and paleo approved. Kind of like Country Captain Chicken, this dish combines curry, raisins, and poultry to make a meal that’s comforting and...