Curried Meatballs!

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There’s something about the meatball that my kids absolutely adore and who can blame them!  Meatballs are fun, easy to eat, and as I have discovered over the years, these meaty creations can be made a million different ways besides the standard Italian style meatball that most of us are familiar with.   [Read more...]

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...]

Chicken Jicama Slaw

Chicken Jicama Slaw

Anything “slaw” is right up my alley and this salad was slaw-de-licious.  I was inspired to make this salad by a recipe sent to me by Michele L. who you might remember from this previous post. [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...]

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...]

More School Lunch Ideas and a Couple of Cool Cave Girls

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If you haven’t already, you must pay a visit to these two cool cave girls at Cave Girl Cafe!  They are offering up paleo/gluten free themed greeting cards (I LOVE the bacon heart card) as well as coffee and travel mugs.  I’ve attached pics of the samples that they so graciously sent to me, but you can see what they offer for yourself at their website!  With the holidays fast approaching, why not send your greetings to friends and loved ones with a Paleo themed card and some awesome, sustainably sourced coffee!!  Thanks Cave Girls!!

Also, I have attached a few pictures of Jaden’s new environmentally friendly lunch box with more lunch ideas included.   [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...]