Creamy Pumpkin Curry

Pumpkin Curry

This recipe was inspired by a reader who emailed me a recipe that he created for a seafood curry that was served over roasted pumpkin.  Of course I can never leave anything alone so I revised his recipe to make this Creamy Pumpkin Curry. The whole family loved this savory fall soup and I hope your family does as well!

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Everyday Paleo Pancit

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Pancit is a Filipino dish made with meat, noodles, and veggies and seasoned with soy sauce.  My husband’s grandfather on his mom’s side was born and raised in the Philippines and passed his cultural and traditions on to his family, especially through the food!  It’s been years since my husband has had homemade pancit and after talking about the dish yesterday we remembered how great my recent Sausage n’ Cabbage Noodle dish was and decided to try using the same method for pancit! [Read more…]

Fast Shrimp

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I was so lucky to be at Robb Wolf’s Paleo Solution Seminar today, right here in Chico, CA! I met a wonderful group of people and of course the highlight being Robb’s seminar and hearing him make a whole lot of sense about this Paleo “Thang” (as Robb put it…)! After returning home to some hungry kids and a husband who so sweetly arranged a date night for us, I made some Fast Shrimp for the boys.   [Read more…]

Five Spice Stir Fry

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Five Spice Stir Fry

I love my CSA.  GRUB holds a very special place in my heart and I’m grateful to be a part of such a cool little co-op. I love to chat with the farmers while my kids jump on the trampoline.  I get to load up on the most amazing veggies and I know exactly where they come from. I love seeing the beautiful brown dirt which clings to the ends of the freshly pulled green onions and carrots.  The same dirt on those veggies covers the hands of the farmers who just pulled them, and it’s also sweetly smeared on the face of their cute little baby who was earlier crawling down the rows of veggies “helping” his mom and dad. [Read more…]

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…]

Coconut Adventures!

Coconut milk should be a staple in the paleo kitchen.  Coconut milk is a good fat, and tastes delicious as a base for just about anything!  I made lunch yesterday in about five minutes: Pour 1 can of coconut milk into a pot, add a couple handfuls of shrimp, shredded cabbage, and broccoli.  I seasoned the whole pot with a 21 seasoning blend from Traders but you can use any combination of spices to make this dish different every time and also any kind of protein can be used as well.  I simmered it all together for about 5 minutes and for Rowan, I served it over sweet potatoes.  I had enough leftover for a after school snack for Jaden.  Our coconut adventures continued into the evening when later on at Raley’s, Jaden saw coconuts in the veggie isle and asked if we could try “real” coconut milk!  There is a photo collection below of our adventures.  I’ll say this, I think you have to be a CrossFitter to get into an actual coconut!!  The kids helped me make dinner – lettuce tacos.  So easy.  Cook ground (preferably grassfed beef) add cumin, chili powder, a little cayenne, sea salt and pepper.  Cut up a ton of veggies – we use radishes, purple cabbage, green onions, avocado, olives and tomatoes.  Wrap in lettuce leaves and enjoy!

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