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Yiddish Kitchen: Grain-Free Jewish Recipes for the Holidays and Everyday

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Dinner | 6 comments

Yiddish Kitchen: Grain-Free Jewish Recipes for the Holidays and Everyday

I’m so excited I could plotz! The project that Jennifer of Predominantly Paleo and I have been working on is finally available for pre-order! For months now, Jen and I have been kvetching about how much we miss our childhood favorites; the dishes that our mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers used to make. Since we both come from Jewish homes and are both in the recipe development business, it only made sense for us to be the ones to do something about the lack of Jewish Paleo recipes out there. So we did, and are so happy to be able to share it with you. Yiddish Kitchen:...

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Two Nights Of Paleo Tapas in San Francisco!

Posted by on Dec 6, 2014 in PALEO POP-UPS! | 0 comments

Two Nights Of Paleo Tapas in San Francisco!

The past year and a half has been BUSY. Aside from the usual (catering and running this blog), I was writing a cookbook and planning a wedding. Paleo popups were filed under no-way-in-hell during that time, but I still missed doing them. Well, I’m thrilled to announce that: 1. I’m married! Meaning no more wedding planning. Once the Thank You cards are put in the mail, all we have to “worry” about is the honeymoon. (Are we there yet?) 2. The book is published and has been on shelves since August. Now I just need to get my tuchus to a few book signings and stop being...

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Wild Mushroom & Parsnip Stuffing

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Thanksgiving, vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | 6 comments

Wild Mushroom & Parsnip Stuffing

Last week on Facebook, I asked the question: “Any favorite Thanksgiving recipes that you’d love to see cleaned up a bit or made gluten-free or Paleo? I’m in the mood for a challenge, lay ‘em on me.” Overwhelmingly, people wanted stuffing. More specifically, grain-free stuffing that wasn’t meat based. Huh. I already have a sweet and savory pork stuffing and a gluten-free sourdough stuffing, both of which I love. But grain-free AND vegetarian? That’s cutting the ingredient options down quite a bit… I figured I could make a simple grain-free bread...

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Easy Thai Coconut Chicken from The Frugal Paleo Cookbook

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in book review, Chicken | 2 comments

Easy Thai Coconut Chicken from The Frugal Paleo Cookbook

One of the most common complaints I hear from people who are attempting to transition to a paleo diet is that it’s just too expensive. It certainly can be! I know in my house, when we miss the Farmers Market and don’t plan ahead for the week, we wind up spending a small fortune on groceries. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can absolutely eat well without breaking the bank. Don’t believe me? Well my friend Ciarra, the blogger behind Popular Paleo, wrote an entire book about it! It’s called The Frugal Paleo Cookbook, and it’s going to be released on...

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The Best Paleo Recipes of 2014

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Book Reviews | 3 comments

The Best Paleo Recipes of 2014

Confession time: I totally get sick of my own food sometimes. I’ve been cooking for a long time, and have learned from some amazing people, and have a pretty large repertoire of dishes, but still… Ruts happen. The solution, for me, is to dine at restaurants with inspiring menus, peruse cookbooks of chefs I admire, and of course, cook food that someone else has created. I don’t follow recipes on the daily, but when I feel uninspired to create something, following other people’s recipes is often the solution. Which is one of the reasons I’m so excited about this...

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