Southern Style Collard Greens

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This week in my CSA box from the farm co-op I belong to I received a TON (well about 2 lbs actually) of collard greens.  I also happened to have a giant ham hock in my freezer – the last remaining piece of the recent 1/2 a hog that we purchased from our favorite local pig farmers.  I have been wondering what the heck to do with the ham hock, and now that I had a bountiful amount of collards – I was suddenly inspired – Southern Style Collard Greens!  This is a dish I remember having as a child when we took a trip in a rented motor home and traveled from CA to New York, stopping at various states across the way. [Read more...]

Eggs in a Daze

Was it a Hollandaise or maybe a Bearnaise?  Call it what you want, but it was a darn good sauce for eggs – and I’m sure it will be tasty poured over just about any other protein or veggie.  Here’s what we did this morning to jazz up our breakfast routine. [Read more...]

Cooking Demo – Name That Recipe!! (Ground Lamb and Pumpkin)

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In this demo I made ground lamb and pressure cooked pumpkin.  I could not come up with a name for this dish so if any of you have suggestions, post your recipe name ideas to comments and I’ll let my boys pick the winner! [Read more...]

Can You Say – Sandwich???

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I had some left over Spice Rub Slow Cooked Chicken so I made myself a sandwich out of the leftovers for lunch today.  No, I’m not kidding, and no I haven’t fallen straight off the paleo wagon back to my old Subway days, but yes – I made a big ol’ sandwich and shared it with my almost 3 year old (he’s getting so darn big!!) who kept slapping his leg and falling backwards saying, “Mom, this is soooooo good!!”

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Bedtime Blueberries…

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I’m tired as I type which reminds me to remind you that getting adequate sleep is more important than anything you might accomplish by staying up too late working on what “must” get done.  If we deprive ourselves of precious recovery time, life simply becomes less enjoyable as we continue to burn out emotionally and physically. [Read more...]

The Naked Factor is just a bonus… And a recipe (of course)!

img_9239Admittedly, I started eating paleo because I was tired of looking at my not so attractive nakedness in the mirror and I secretly and desperately wanted to be that hot mom in a bikini…..  Of course I was blind to the trillion other little health issues that plagued me; writing them off as normal.  I was blind to what eating paleo really had in store for me, and blind to the the fact that a paleo lifestyle would slowly but surely open my eyes to so many important life experiences that I would have missed out on otherwise. [Read more...]

Cooking Demo – Paleo Spaghetti & Baked Green Beans

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First – a big thank you to Manimal Wear for sending me one of their promo t-shirts.  I was able to give the shirt a test run yesterday and wore it out and about with the boys and during my workout.  I’m sure I’ll be purchasing a couple more once the product has launched.

Ok, on to the food!! [Read more...]