I don’t know why, but there are certain “classic” recipes that take me a while to figure out. When I get a craving, I search online or through my cookbooks, and end up disappointed. Here’s a tip – if you’re paleo, don’t always search for “paleo ___,” but instead look for a recipe you can tweak. Like this one. It’s easy peasy, there’s no browning the meat or extra dishes to clean, and you get classic stew with tender veggies and meat that’s almost ready to fall apart. Done searching for beef stew recipes!
I’m back! From India, that is. And jet lag makes me feel like I’m moving through jello because I am SO TIRED. OH MY GOD. WHEN DOES IT STOP??
I never consider visiting India a relaxing vacation due to the never-ending flights and busy schedule, but it was a really nice trip. James met most of our relatives which was awesome, and we had a great time visiting everyone. My favorite part was our Mumbai cousins exclaiming how glad they are that I still eat meat (apparently a lot of us have gone veg), and that they love reading this blog. Thank you, Kuwelkar family! Continue reading
I might have mentioned that I’m not a big soup person, but I’ve made some uh-mAzing soups lately. First there was this roasted chicken soup from Against All Grain, then Ree’s hamburger soup, and now Balanced Bites’ “caldo verde.” The hilarious thing about this soup (I guess it made it more appealing) was when BB’s Diane posted a picture on Facebook, a ton of people started criticizing what an authentic Portuguese caldo verde should look like. Who knew soup could be so scandalous? Continue reading
Hey y’alls. I think this has been an especially rough winter, and with everyone constantly complaining about it, it feels SUPER. LONG. I can’t figure out how to get out of this funk except to step back and revisit my eating habits. When I did my sugar detox, I couldn’t believe the difference it made with my belly and my brain. So did I really need those gluten-free cupcakes, or the chocolate squares with the gooey centers?
It’s a rare opportunity that you get to put one of your favorite recipes inside another one. Sounds crazy? Not when you get tender bell peppers stuffed with (surprise!) meatloaf. Even my brother responded with a skeptical “sounds… interesting” but in the end I had to hand over almost the whole batch. My peanut nephew almost ate 2 peppers by himself. Continue reading
Well, this name is misleading, depending on what you call ground beef. Think… hamburger helper. This soup won’t taste like a hamburger, it just contains hamburger (a-ha!). It also contains a rainbow of veggies and healing bone broth and it’s all just so darn nourishing it’ll make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Continue reading
Hey everyone! I’m betting you’re tired, much like myself. What’s with everyone thinking that the new year holds hope and promises of good stuff? It’s just another day. And it seems like everyone’s been put through the wringer since then. Or maybe I’m just trying to say “happy new year!” Continue reading
The major holidays are over. All that’s left are New Year’s and the super bowl (no idea what that’s about). I feel dead inside. I am exhausted.
I should get a clue – working Christmas retail and going straight into the holiday with primary responsibility (I’m in charge of Christmas breakfast) was not the best idea. The first year James and my sister-in-law joined us, someone made a comment about how the onions were chopped and I ran to the bathroom and cried. Yup. Real mature. Continue reading
Yes, this is a slow-cooker recipe. Slow-cooking makes me so happy I can’t stand it.
I snagged another cool cookbook from the library – Make Ahead Paleo by Tammy Credicott. It’s all about preparing easy meals for the fam, even if you’re in a hotel room with an electric skillet for cryin’ out loud. No excuses from this lady. And for me, it’s refreshing to see a paleo book from someone who doesn’t crossfit. At least I don’t think she does…. I sometimes feel like a horse’s patoot being one of the few paleo experts at work and not being so buff I can’t bend my arms. I’m out there to shatter stereotypes. Continue reading
I know, I know, we’re practically at Christmas… but these recipes were so good I had to share them with you! Besides, I was eating paleo AND sugar-detoxing, so… if they were good enough for my Thanksgiving dinner, they’re worth mentioning.