• Vegetable Juice Kick!
    I’m back on the Paleo bandwagon after about a year or so off. I’m trying something new this time around by adding “juicing” to my regular diet. I’m not interested in a majority of the fruits that vendors tend to […]
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    Chicken, Chayote and Asparagus
    Grilled chicken, roasted Chayote squash and pan-seared asparagus: it was a great combination for a warm summer night. With less than 15 minutes of prep and 25 minutes of cook time, its a quick and healthy meal. I stumbled upon […]
  • Coconut “Butter” – an introduction
    Cooking with butter… its the final stronghold of my non-paleo cooking days. Replacing it with oils as an ingredient just doesn’t cut it for me.  There has to be something better. Today I came across Earth Mother’s “Organic Coconut Spread” […]

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Herb Roasted Chicken and Pan Vegetable Sauce

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Ingredients 4 sprigs fresh rosemary or 2 tablespoons jarred 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 3 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1 whole chicken 2 tbsp Herbs de Provance Salt 3-4 tbsp melted butter 1 large onion, chopped into 1/2-inch dice 4 cups carrots, chopped […]

Braising Lettuce … whoda thought?!

Never in a million years would I have considered braising a head of lettuce, let alone serving it as a vegetable side.  However, Julia Child’s presentation here looks fantastic. Its important to note that she didn’t use a massive basketball of Iceburg. […]

Julia Child – On Eggs

I adore Julia Child and this is one of the first episodes that solidified that she would forever change my life. And its all as simple as the egg.

Tri-tip and Mushrooms with Sweet Potato and Broccoli

        It may not look like much but Train wreck Thursday’s pan-seared tri-tip and mushrooms with home style sweet potato fries and roasted broccoli definitely hit the spot. Full and friggin’ tired.  

Spiralized Zucchini and Squash Bolognese

Spiraled zucchini and squash “noodles” with mostly-paleo bolognese. Even Jude was into the zucchini noodles. Granted, he’s wearing most of them. But that’s why they call them baby steps.

Bacon Pancake Strips (NOT PALEO!!)

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I happened upon a random image of bacon strips covered in pancake. Too insanely good to pass up, I decided that I would forego trying someone else’s recipe and attempt my own. Right off the bat it looked like it […]

Vegetable Juice Kick!

Its Vegetables!

I’m back on the Paleo bandwagon after about a year or so off. I’m trying something new this time around by adding “juicing” to my regular diet. I’m not interested in a majority of the fruits that vendors tend to […]

Chicken, Chayote and Asparagus

chicken-chayote-asparagus

Grilled chicken, roasted Chayote squash and pan-seared asparagus: it was a great combination for a warm summer night. With less than 15 minutes of prep and 25 minutes of cook time, its a quick and healthy meal. I stumbled upon […]

Paleo Veggie Bolognese

Paleo Veggie Bolognese

Summer is in full swing and we need to store up a few dishes that make for quick leftover meals since I have less time to cook due to our busy outdoor schedule. Ideally it will be quick to reheat […]

Coconut “Butter” – an introduction

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Cooking with butter… its the final stronghold of my non-paleo cooking days. Replacing it with oils as an ingredient just doesn’t cut it for me.  There has to be something better. Today I came across Earth Mother’s “Organic Coconut Spread” […]

Chicken in Lemon Caper Sauce

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My future mother-in-law was in town and I needed to come up with something light and flavorful for an early summer dinner. Jaimi brought home a couple of lemons from a client’s garden and I’ve had a bottle of chardonnay […]

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with BACON!

I have to admit that I never liked brussel sprouts. My first experience with them was around the age of 5 and one bite into the dish, I was done. Not much changed until Jaimi cooked a pork tenderloin for […]

Sweet Potato “Tortillas”

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We love Mexican food. Period. I could eat it 3 times a day, 7 days a week and be a happy, happy man.  When we decided to go paleo, the first thing that brought me to near collapse was the […]

Paleo Meatloaf

Paleo Meatloaf

Sometimes I’m just tired of being hungry. I want something hearty that will stick to my ribs and keep me bloated all night long, goshdarnit. Meatloaf. Meat, in a pile of loaf. ThaswhatImtalkinabout. Yet the paleo solution requires some pretty […]

Caed’s Roasted Broccoli, Bell Peppers and Bacon

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My youngest son, Caed, is 4. The greatest thing Jaimi and I ever did for ourselves was to take him and his brother to Tanaka Farms  for a vegetable picking tractor ride where he and Rylan promised to try every vegetable […]

Mashed Japanese Sweet Potato

We’ve tried quite a few substitutes for mashed potatoes around here with moderate success.  Yams have gone over the best, with cauliflower ranking the lowest.  We were stunned at how good the Japanese Sweet Potato turned out. A-ma-zing.  The recipe […]

Paleo Egg-speriment

Paleo Egg-speriment

One downfall of being married to a physical trainer is that she’s up and out of the house long before the sun rises. Since I’m the cook that means I either have to get up and fix breakfast, prepare beforehand, […]

Marinated Steaks, Roasted Squash

Summer is officially here! While I grill throughout the year, I’m always thrilled by the availability of fresh hearty vegetables that are perfect for grilling.  For our Memorial Day, after the gardening was done, it was time to fire up […]

Grilled Heart of Romain and Chicken Salad

Coming home to find there’s next to nothing in the fridge but a few sparse ingredients that may – or may not – go together always adds a layer of excitement to the evening.  This was such a night. I […]

Paleo Chicken Tenders Your Kids Will Love

I was concerned that committing to a paleo diet with kids would be a problem.  I don’t reasonably expect that they’ll always eat paleo, but when they’re with me, they do about half of their meals. We discovered this gem […]

(Mostly Paleo) Shepherd’s Pie

I was wandering through the grocery store trying to assemble a few ingredients for a paleo meatloaf when the thought of a paleo-friendly Shepherd’s Pie struck me. Why not? Meat and vegetables sounded great. What to use in place of […]

Grilled Basil and Lime Talapia

I was so excited to whip this up as an experiment using a bed of roasted kale as a salad.  The flavors turned out well and we look forward to having this again. The talapia is a firm white, mild […]