Eating out and a side dish recipe…

Sharing a Coconut

As a general rule, our family does not eat out during the week.  Establishing this family “rule” has helped in many ways.  We save money, we spend more time together at the table than time at a busy restaurant waiting for a table, and we eat healthier.  On the weekends we will sometimes eat out once or twice and we have found a couple of places in our little town that really work for us. [Read more…]

Persimmon Love…

Persimmon Love

First, I am so excited and thrilled that the Everyday Paleo book is nearing completion and I want to thank you all for your continued support and for your kind comments! Your feedback continues to motivate and encourage me to keep this think going.  Thank you so much!

Now – FOOD! [Read more…]

Thanksgiving Recipes and Everyday Paleo Pumpkin Pie Cooking Demo!

Thanksgiving Dinner – Paleo Style!!

My family all pitched in yesterday and we created an amazing holiday feast. We ate a lot, laughed a lot, and stayed up way too late on a school night; but it was well worth it. We even managed to throw together a cooking demo for my Everyday Paleo Pumpkin Pie which we all had way too much fun filming, probably because of how blurry eyed and tired we were at that point!  As far as the meal was concerned, I personally am proud of how the stuffing turned out, and I am now forever in love with Prosciutto Wrapped Pears…  Jaden’s favorite was the Broccoli Casserole, and Rowan ate a pound of turkey before it even made it to his plate! [Read more…]

It can be this easy

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After finally completing the recipe section for my book, which included cooking and photographing over 100 recipes in 3 weeks, I’m kind of tired of cooking….  But – we still have to eat, so tonight I made the simplest dinner that I could eek out and in fact it was so easy, it shouldn’t have tasted as good as it did.  This was however an important reminder that when eating paleo it’s actually really hard to go wrong.  Fresh veggies, meat, and fat is not all that complicated and one has to try pretty darn hard to mess up, especially when keeping it simple.  Here’s a “It Can Be This Easy” meal that I hope you all enjoy as much as we did! [Read more…]

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…]

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…]

Puerto Rican Beef

I was raised by a health nut, foodie mother who was as adventurous in life as she was in the kitchen.  My mom spent several summers in Mexico learning to speak Spanish, and coincidentally helped to fuel my love for the flavors!  Years later, I marry John – who’s father comes from Spanish decent and who’s mother’s heritage is from the Philippines and you can only imagine the whole other world of foods I was introduced to. [Read more…]