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Guest Post: Lemon Drizzle Cake from The Foodie Teen

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Dessert | 8 comments

Guest Post: Lemon Drizzle Cake from The Foodie Teen

When I first discovered Alessandra’s blog, The Foodie Teen, I was amazed at the level of skill in both her photography and her recipes. I’m so thrilled to have her guest blogging here at Zenbelly today, and I hope you take a minute to check out her gorgeous blog! Hi everyone! My name is Alessandra and I’m the 15-year-old food blogger behind The Foodie Teen! I’m so honoured to be guest blogging here today while Simone works on what is sure to be her wonderful Paleo cookbook! If you enjoyed this post, you can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest too;...

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bacon wrapped sweet potato bites

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Appetizers, potluck, Snacks | 9 comments

bacon wrapped sweet potato bites

Earlier this month, I had the honor of catering the Food For Humans book release party. The event started late morning, so a brunch menu was in order. I was going to need a lot of bacon. Enter US Wellness Meats, who was beyond generous and donated enough of their fabulous beef and pork bacon to feed 200 hungry Nom Nom Paleo fans. My prediction for Sunday’s big game? These will get snatched up faster than you can put them on platters and stab them with toothpicks. Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites with Guacamole makes 50-65 bites 2 sweet potatoes, about 1 1/2 pounds total 2 pounds bacon...

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Mediterranean Stuffed Baby Squid, Braised in a Red Pepper Tomato Sauce (guest post)

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Dinner, Fish/Seafood | 0 comments

Mediterranean Stuffed Baby Squid, Braised in a Red Pepper Tomato Sauce (guest post)

I’m thrilled to have Ceri Jones of Natural Kitchen Adventures guest blogging here at Zenbelly this week. Her blog is full of gorgeous simple recipes that are mostly paleo, and always gluten-free… Like mine! I’m looking forward to working with her at some catering events later this month. Until then, I will occasionally email her and beg her to make me this: I love how even on the opposite side of the world; the climate, local produce and much of the cuisine in California is incredibly similar to that I know from many happy holidays on the Mediterranean.   Being from the UK...

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a handy guide to help you survive Thanksgivukkah

Posted by on Nov 16, 2013 in holiday | 2 comments

a handy guide to help you survive Thanksgivukkah

Oy Vey is right! Thanksgiving + Hanukkah = a whole lot of cooking. But before you start kvetching, download this guide! It will help you get through the holidays with minimal suffering. And my favorite pro-tip of all: If guests ask if they can bring something to dinner, the answer is YES. Don’t feel like you have to do it all!  DOWNLOAD...

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gluten-free sourdough stuffing (dressing) with cherries, pears & hazelnuts

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 in Vegetarian | 8 comments

gluten-free sourdough stuffing (dressing) with cherries, pears & hazelnuts

This is a gluten-free, but not grain-free recipe. For my sweet and savory paleo stuffing recipe, click HERE    Are you a card carrying member of the paleo police? Well then jackpot. I’m totally busted. The following recipe is not grain-free, and is made with actual bread. Gluten-free bread of course, I haven’t completely lost it. If you’ve been to this blog before, you probably know that I am mostly paleo. I’m not religious about it, and I’ve found a balance that works for me. I strongly believe that food should bring nourishment and joy. For me, one really...

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