Posts made in March, 2012

Curry Mango Chicken Salad

Posted by on Mar 27, 2012 in Chicken, Lunch, Paleo, potluck | 5 comments

Grapes are one of those things that I will not buy if they’re not organic. I won’t. They are in the “dirty” section of the dirty dozen, a list compiled by the Environmental Working Group to help people make healthy choices when buying produce. Some fruits and vegetables are more contaminated than others, so if you’re weighing what to buy organic vs not, it’s a great list to have. When grapes are in season, just about every store in the San Francisco Bay area has local organic ones. When they’re not, well, they’re just not. Why on earth am I...

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BIG NEWS!

Posted by on Mar 24, 2012 in News | 4 comments

___UPDATE 4/11___________________________________________ AND IT’S LAUNCHED!  I am very excited to announce that Zenbelly Kitchen is now LIVE on Kickstarter. HERE is the link to the page. Please share the project with anyone you think might be interested, as well as on your facebook and twitter pages if you’re so inclined! THANK YOU!  ___UPDATE 4/2____________________________________________ Great News! Kickstarter has approved the Zenbelly Kitchen Project! While this means that I can press that green launch button any time now, it’s important to do all of this mindfully....

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Perfect Roast Chicken

Posted by on Mar 18, 2012 in 21DSD, Chicken, Dinner, Lunch, Paleo, Whole 30 | 22 comments

Perfect Roast Chicken

There are so many ways to roast a chicken that one could almost argue that there is no wrong way to do it. You can roast it at 350 the whole time. You can start it high and end low. You can cook it on high heat the whole time. You can flip it, or, not. You can gently place garlic and herbs under the skin. You can stuff citrus and herbs inside the cavity. Roast it on a bed of onions and root vegetables. You can truss it, brine it, baste it, or smother it with butter a la Julie Child. I’ve tried all of the above, and honestly, they’ve all come out great. The only way I can measure...

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Turkey B.L.A.T. Boats

Posted by on Mar 17, 2012 in 21DSD, Lunch, Paleo, turkey | 6 comments

I’m willing to bet that there aren’t many gluten free-ers who don’t occasionally mourn the loss of their beloved sandwich. Especially in the beginning. I mean let’s face it: There is something magical about the sandwich; their infinite possibilities, their portability, their social normalcy. One thing that’s less than magical about the sandwich is the feeling that we all get after eating them. If you’re still eating them for lunch everyday you’re likely saying “what feeling? I feel amazing after eating my daily gluten bomb!” But the...

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Marinated Flank Steak with Mushrooms

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012 in Beef, Dinner, Paleo | 3 comments

Marinated Flank Steak with Mushrooms

Flank steak is one of the less intimidating cuts of beef to cook, in my opinion, as it’s pretty forgiving. While I love it medium rare, it’s still delicious cooked to medium, which is not the case for most types of steak. For someone who isn’t all that comfortable cooking steak, flank steak is a great place to start. I’ve also found that it’s often one of the few grass-fed options at places like Whole Foods, for those who have a hard time finding pasture raised meats. In this recipe, flank steak is flavored with a simple marinade that later becomes the rich...

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