With two active little boys its sometimes 3 o’clock in the afternoon before I really start thinking about what I’m going to cook my family for dinner. I really wish I would plan ahead more often but I have learned to enjoy the challenge that comes from whipping something up on a whim. I think the only thing that saves me is that I keep a lot of fresh ingredients on hand in addition to a full pantry. Maybe I do this to myself on purpose to see what kind of amazing meal I can pull off in minutes. Sometimes it works and sometimes…well…it doesn’t. Lucky for all of us this particular night was a huge success! If you enjoy fish and the flavors of the Mediterranean this is a must try dish.
This week I took the kids down to the local farmers market. We had to get our weekly strawberries and see what other goodies we might be able to pick up. One of the vendors had some nice looking heirloom tomatoes, and while this isn’t the peak season for tomatoes I thought I would buy a few and make something for dinner with them. Upon arriving home I picked some basil from our garden and ended up putting together a delicious and easy Bruschetta – and voila, Bruschetta Chicken with Zucchini “Pasta”!
We have been fortunate enough to have some amazingly warm and sunny days this month. Spring has hit and our outdoor grill is being used in full force. Tonight we cooked up a skirt steak topped with chimichurri sauce. For those of you who have not tried chimichurri; it is an amazingly versatile sauce made with combinations of parsley, oregano and/or cilantro and is served with steak, fish or chicken. Sarah shared with you her delicious version here and today I’m taking the more traditional Argentinean route; I hope you enjoy! [Read more...]
By the time you read this blog post the current events of today will have passed, It’s the San Francisco Giants home game opener this afternoon and as a California native I’m cheering my team on! I thought it only fitting to cook up a meal that just screams sports, so what else than…CHILI! This chili recipe has been a long time staple of mine. I love making chili because it’s such a forgiving dish. You can play around with the ingredients and the end result comes out great every time. I have mentioned before that I have a diverse meat selection at my disposal so for tonight’s chili I used a combination of Venison, Buffalo, Beef and Pork. I don’t usually have a lot of buffalo lying around but my husband picked it up at a local butcher shop and I figured tonight’s chili was a great use for it. I was a little skeptical that the buffalo would have some strange flavor that I wasn’t going to like but as always this chili turned out great. Absolutely any combination of meat works for this recipe. [Read more...]
While I’ve been away traveling and spreading the word on this whole Paleo thing and my husband hard at work in his office, Uncle Mark has stepped in to contribute some time and keep our family fed with some amazing Paleo recipes. This was a huge hit with the family and just might become a regular staple in our household menu. I mean what kiddo or grown up for that matter doesn’t love a good slider! I have to say I was really impressed with this one; the taste and texture of the sweet potato bun along with the flavors of the lamb and ginger cilantro aoli was delish! I hope you and your family enjoy this as much as we did! [Read more...]
*Note from Sarah: Please welcome Rachel Zanger to the Everyday Paleo Team!! Rachel is a foodie, an amazing cook, and an awesome mom to two little boys. We will have her bio up shortly on our about page so you all can get to know her better but Rachel will be sharing her culinary skills with all of us in order to keep the recipe portion of EP beefed up a bit! (No pun intended….) As I work to finish the Italy Book and then move on to our next location in the series, I need help keeping YOU all fed in the meantime, so Rachel will be helping to keep the creative food juices going on the site. Please welcome Rachel and enjoy her very first blog post and her AMAZING recipe. We just made this last night and it was the BOMB!!! Thank you Rachel and much love to all of you, my dear readers… [Read more...]
It’s pretty darn cool to cook right out of my own cookbooks and that’s just what we have been doing this week! I haven’t revisited the recipes in my new book for a few weeks, simply because after you write, photograph, test, and re-test recipes; it’s sometimes necessary – in order to keep ones sanity – to put it all to bed for a while . However, now that the book has been released, it all seems fresh and new again and our family is having a blast making and eating the food from our very own Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook!
Today I’m going to share a recipe from the new book that we made for dinner last night; but first I want to do a quick Release Week Recap, go over some highlights, and thank the awesome bloggers out there who took the time to review my new book!