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Recipe: Mustard-Cider Glazed Pork Shoulder

I’ma just say this right upfront: I can take no credit for this recipe. I’m merely sharing what was a delicious baby born of the combination of this recipe’s flavors and Melissa Joulwan’s pork shoulder carnitas technique. See, I was looking for something new for my pork shoulder, and I had played around with that […]

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Recipe: Quick and Easy BBQ Sauce

I know that folks out there are serious about their ‘cue. There are regional wars fought over the “right” BBQ. The lengths people go to for that perfect flavor is mind-boggling: brining, top-secret spice blends, mopping, wood chips, smoking, marinating. And of course, the star ingredient—the sauce. Will this sauce win you any awards and […]

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Recipe: Creamy Tomato Coconut Soup

*GASP!!!* Don’t tell anybody, but there’s no meat in this soup. In fact, it’s…VEGAN!!! But oh so tasty and full of beneficial fats and nutrients. It makes a wonderful light lunch with a salad or feel free to top it with shredded chicken, pork, or some shrimp. Cubes of avocado would also be nice. The […]

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Recipe: Bacon-Green Chile Meatloaf

As I mentioned in my Lamb and Olive Chili recipe, ground meat will save your life. That goes for anytime, but especially during a Whole30. But sometimes…it sure gets old, doesn’t it? I run through the usual: burgers, taco salad, tomatoey meat sauce, meatballs, even a stir-fry treatment. But I always forget about meatloaf. It’s […]

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Recipe: Lamb and Olive Chili

This was one of the first meals I made for my latest Whole30. As I’ve mentioned before, ground meat during a Whole30 will save your life, and lamb switches things up nicely from beef. It’s simple, quick, a little bit different, and a whole lot of tasty. Just the thing for your busy life, whether […]

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Happy Holidays, and Phew! They’re Almost Over

Happy Holidays! I realize that statement has become a loaded greeting depending on who’s receiving it, but as it’s intended, it’s coming from an atheist with Scandinavian ancestry who appreciates celebrating the shifting of seasons, good food, good friends, and family this time of year. As much as the rampant consumerism and waste bothers me, […]

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Recipe: Shepherd’s Pie w/ Mashed Celeriac

I admit it. There’s not much new to offer in the way of Shepherd’s Pie. The Paleo community is all over it. And who can blame them? With its savory ground lamb stewed with chunks of veggies and topped with a delicious something then baked, it’s the epitome of comfort food. Wait. What’s that “something” […]

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Recipe: Baked Apple-Nut Crisp

I’m guessing I’m not the only one turning to warm, cozy foods when the days get shorter, darker, and colder. But my experiences so far with grain- and refined sugar-free apple crisps had left me…well, less than comforted. I think we can all admit that without wheat flour and oats, crisps just aren’t the same. […]

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Recipe: Bacon-Chanterelle Lamb Roast

Raise your hand if you’ve ever roasted something in a clay pot. Bueller? Bueller? If you have then you already know that it’s pretty cool. The gist is you soak an unglazed clay pot in water for 15-30 minutes, add your food, then cook it in an oven. Your food won’t lose moisture and the […]

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Recipe: Paleo Chili Mac

If you’re new here, you might not know I originally hail from New Mexico, land of green chile heaven. Green chile must be one of the few foods that is still truly regional. Sure, you can buy cans of the stuff on shelves almost anywhere, but it’s nothing like the real thing. I mean, it […]

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