Posts made in January, 2012

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed With Almonds

Posted by on Jan 28, 2012 in Appetizers, Paleo, potluck, Snacks | 3 comments

Something funny happened the first time I ever tried this simple yet sublime creation.  The next day, I didn’t want to eat anything.  Except for these.  They were SO incredibly good, I couldn’t even imagine tasting anything else. These are perfect to bring to a party, and just need to be popped into the oven for 5 minutes to reheat. These hardly need a recipe, but I’ve found that the simpler the recipe, the more important the ratio.  It’s all about balance… Makes 30 Preheat oven to 350º 1 package organic nitrate free bacon (Preferably not thick cut) 15-20 pitted...

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Raw Cacao Truffles

Posted by on Jan 27, 2012 in Dessert, potluck, recipes | 7 comments

These right here are some no joke chocolate snacks.  And have you ever read through countless bars of dark chocolate looking for one without soy lecithin?  I have.  Without any luck.  (Since I wrote this, I have found a couple of options that are soy lecithin free. One of them is Alter Eco Fair Trade chocolate bars.  Delicious.  Another, which I discovered thanks to The Food Lovers, is ChocoVivo.  I haven’t tried that one yet, but looking at the ingredients, there is no way it isn’t delicious.)  So it is possible to get soy-free chocolate, but still way more fun to create your...

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Lemon Mint Lamb Kebabs with Cucumber Raita

Posted by on Jan 27, 2012 in 21DSD, Dinner, Lamb, Paleo | 0 comments

These kebabs are a perfect weeknight dinner.  They take no time at all to prepare, and you won’t be left with 8 dirty pans to clean at the end of the meal.  All you’ll need to go with them is a big green salad and cucumber raita.  If dairy isn’t your thing, they are also wonderful with a simple dressing of tahini, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, and garlic. 2 medium shallots, peeled & roughly chopped 3 quarter sized slices ginger 4 cloves garlic, peeled 6 sprigs mint zest of one lemon 1 lb ground lamb 1 t sea salt freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 T extra virgin coconut oil...

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Mashed Cauliflower

Posted by on Jan 27, 2012 in 21DSD, Paleo, Thanksgiving, vegan, Vegetables | 5 comments

Primal Docs recently asked the question: Think of your least favorite vegetable (we all have them). Now think of the best dish you’ve had where it’s been dressed up and you absolutely loved it. What was it?  Immediately I thought CAULIFLOWER.  When I’m scanning the vegetable section for the day’s or weeks side dishes, I look right over it.  Boring.  And white.  I’ll take broccoli, thank you. But here’s the thing: While cauliflower might not be as exciting as broccoli (did I really just say that?) it is extremely versatile, and can be magically turned into...

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Cauliflower Rice

Posted by on Jan 27, 2012 in 21DSD, Paleo, vegan, Vegetables | 1 comment

Cauliflower Rice

A few years ago, a personal chef client gave me a variation of this recipe and asked me to make it for her.  My initial thought was “gross lady, cauliflower tastes like cauliflower, not rice. Whatever.”  I would have never thought to make this recipe for myself, had I seen it in a book, chocking it up to a substitution that just shouldn’t happen.  (Sometimes I’m a purist about things.  I can’t help it.) Well.  Here’s me, admitting that I’m wrong.  You might want to bookmark this page, ’cause I’m not sure when it’s gonna happen...

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