2011 Super Bowl Eats

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Before we get to the food, here’s a bit of fun trivia about this years super bowl!  Aaron Rodgers, quarterback for the Green Bay Packers is a Chico, CA native.  Yup, born and raised right here in my home town.  Pretty cool considering how freaking hard it is to get in the NFL!  So yes, we will be cheering on the Packers in hopes to see a hometown super star bring back the win.

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Recipes for the season

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Happy Holidays!!  The holidays are meant to be a time of joy, a time of merriment, a time for reflection on the year behind us and a time to plan for the future.  Alright, now it’s time to get real. The holidays can also be down right STRESSFUL and often our joy can be lost in trying to simply survive the insanity of shopping, wrapping, packing, flying, driving, and dealing with relatives…   [Read more…]

Paleo Party for 10

It was a Paleo Party!  On Halloween evening we fed a party of 10 – 6 adults and 4 kids – an amazing paleo feast.  John grilled sirloin and hamburgers seasoned with sea salt, pepper, and a grill seasoning mix from Trader Joe’s (find with the rest of the spices across from the nuts).  He also grilled chicken legs seasoned with a little sea salt, pepper, and fresh lemon juice, as well as bell peppers and eggplant basted with olive oil.  The salad was a lettuce mix from the farmers market, chopped apples, sundried tomatoes, slivered almonds, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and topped with crumbled goat cheese.  I made a butternut squash “mash”.  I pressure cooked the squash for 12 minutes mashed it with organic butter, sea salt, cinnamon, and a pinch of ground ginger.  We also served cold shrimp with lemon and cocktail sauce.  Our not-so-paleo visiting family didn’t even look around for the missing french bread!  Mission accomplished. : )