Tag Archives: Cooking

Review: Nom Nom Paleo’s Food For Humans

We all knew it had to happen. Michelle Tam of NomNomPaleo.com fame, has cooked and cursed her way into our hearts and bellies, and now she can adorn your bookshelf. I hear ya: “WHAT?! Another Paleo cookbook!” Oh yes, but you’ll want this one. Besides, it has one of those cool fabric bookmarky thingies like […]

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Makin’ Bacon: Part 2

Let’s imagine that we have a time machine and 7-10 days have passed and not just two. You followed the directions for curing the pork belly and it’s been hanging out in your fridge with you flipping it every other day. Now it’s time to smoke it. But you don’t have a smoker. What to […]

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Recipe: Burgers w/ Balsamic Grilled Onions and Basil

I have some OCD tendencies, and sometimes they serve me well in the kitchen. For example, I tend to get all feng shui about what elements go with what. If I’m serving an Asian-inspired main, then chances are, everything else—the salad, the side, the dessert, the drinks—will complement the theme. This burger build is a […]

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Recipe: Bacon Apple Avocado Salad

This salad has a long history with me. The recipe belongs to an ex-of-mine’s mother, and boy, am I glad I got this before we broke up! For our purposes today, of course, it’s been tweaked and Primalized. It can function as a substantial side dish or alone as lunch or dinner. It’s also pretty […]

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Happy USA Independence Day!

It’s July 4th, a holiday here in the States, so I’m taking it easy blog-wise. We have a big day ahead: Parade at 10am, then walk downtown to the park for all the booths and food, to a friend’s house for a BBQ at 1pm, naptime for our daughter (and likely Mom and Dad, too!) […]

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Recipe: Primal Frangipane Tart

Oh, have I got a treat for you. Not only is this dessert Primal friendly, but it’s also fairly quick and simple to put together. Especially if you put a little extra effort into the presentation, no one will be the wiser that it’s not full of flour and sugar. Frangipane and I go way […]

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Recipe: Steak and Eggs w/ Avocado Salsa

This is obviously not a Wednesday-morning-on-the-way-to-work kinda recipe, but if you have a quiet, lazy Sunday in your future, this one is worth the little bit of extra effort. Or this would make a great dinner if you’re all frittata-ed out. If you don’t have any leftover steak—a habit you may want to cultivate since […]

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Recipe: Grilled Halibut w/ Herb-Caper Relish

What is with halibut prices this year? Have you noticed the premium pricetag? I couldn’t find much information about it except that the overall catch quota was reduced to allow some little fish to put on weight and that prices ended high last year, so they were starting there this year. It seems to be […]

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Recipe: Quick and Dirty! Lonely Girl’s Frittata

You know the story. Out-of-town visitors have just left and the fridge is empty, but you’re too tired to go the grocery store. Besides, you’ve been cooking a lot for their visit, and you just can’t concoct another meal. Kiddo’s in bed and the hubster’s working, so there’s no one to impress but yourself. *Sigh* […]

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Recipe: Tex-Mex Grilled Chicken

Take note of this spice mix—you can use it on everything. I do. Steak, fajitas, burgers, pork, fish, and some juicy, bone-in chicken on the flames. Anytime you’re in the mood for some Southwestern-style tongue tickling, this will do the trick. It sure came in handy as I was scheming our dinner the other night. […]

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