Posts by zenbellyblog

Spicy Roasted Romanesco with Lemon and Capers

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in 21DSD, vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Whole 30 | 1 comment

Spicy Roasted Romanesco with Lemon and Capers

Confession time: While I actually love vegetables (hi, Mom!), I tend to get in a rut and eat the same ones over and over again. Although the old standbys (broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, kale, collards, Brussels) have a definite season, here in northern California, they’re always around in grocery stores. (Which I’m not complaining about, of course.) Romanesco, though, is different. It’s a rebel that only shows up a couple of times a year. Based on a quick google search, the season for romanesco is late summer. But based on the bright green spindly heads that are...

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Hazelnut Brown Butter Chocolate Hearts

Posted by on Jan 25, 2015 in Dessert | 6 comments

Hazelnut Brown Butter Chocolate Hearts

It’s like I don’t even know who I am anymore. Somehow, I’ve managed to obtain multiple heart shaped baking items; a donut pan, cake molds, and candy molds. I blame being a food blogger. I see these things and have visions of cutesy Valentine’s Day blog posts and just have to have them. Well, I put at least one of the above silly items to good use this week. I knew I had to make some kind of decadent chocolatey treat, and chocolate + brown butter + hazelnuts + sea salt just felt right. I went sort of classic candy mode on these; meaning I added a little sugar. I tried...

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Almost Oatmeal Cookies from Everyday Grain-Free Baking

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Dessert | 4 comments

Almost Oatmeal Cookies from Everyday Grain-Free Baking

 I’m so happy to have Kelly of The Nourishing Home as a special guest today sharing her delectable recipe for grain-free “oatmeal” cookies. It’s part of a collection of over 100 irresistible grain-free, starch-free and dairy-free recipes from her new published cookbook – Everyday Grain-Free Baking! I received an advance copy of Kelly’s new book, and am really looking forward to baking from it. The only reason I haven’t busted out the baking supplies yet is because I’m trying reeeeeally hard to keep it under control with the sugar this month. Next month, though- it’s...

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Pork “Larb” with Sesame Cucumber Salad

Posted by on Jan 17, 2015 in Appetizers, Dinner, pork, potluck | 0 comments

Pork “Larb” with Sesame Cucumber Salad

  The other day, I had a recipe fail that turned into a delicious dinner. I love when that happens. The attempted recipe was for potstickers, the wrappers for which I was trying to make with Ottos Naturals cassava flour. I’ve found that cassava flour works great as a 1:1 sub in so many recipes, so I had expectations of a one try recipe success. Sometimes I’m overly-confident / hopeful about these things. I bet with a few more trials, I’d get it right. But after three or four, I decided to call it a day and cook up the remaining potsticker filling for dinner that night....

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Last Call for tickets to the Paleo Tapas Popups!

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 in PALEO POP-UPS! | 1 comment

Last Call for tickets to the Paleo Tapas Popups!

UPDATE! Tickets for the Zenbelly Paleo Tapas Popups are available to the public, and sales will end on Tuesday, January 7th. To purchase tickets go HERE. Make sure to purchase the ticket type that corresponds with the date you plan on attending (Friday or Saturday), and also whether or not you’d like to purchase a cookbook. (Which I’d be happy to sign at the dinner!) ✬      ✬      ✬      ✬      ✬      ✬      ✬      ✬      ✬      ✬      ✬      ✬ To get first dibs and early bird pricing on future popups, sign up for the Paleo popups newsletter! menu is subject to change, but is...

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