21DSD

Ginger Scallion Pork Meatballs (Guest Post at Paleo Parents)

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in 21DSD, Appetizers, Dinner, Paleo, pork, potluck, Whole 30 | 11 comments

Ginger Scallion Pork Meatballs (Guest Post at Paleo Parents)

If meatballs wore hats, these would wear many. This is one of those recipes that you can pull out at the last minute and whip up for lunch, dinner, a snack, or as hors d’oeuvres. My favorite kind of recipe is one that has big flavor with just a few ingredients. Bonus for minimal time spent. Double bonus for versatility. This recipe gets check marks for all of the above! Are you still picturing a meatball wearing a fedora? In all seriousness though, these have made an appearance at many parties that I’ve catered, and they’re always a hit. They are the perfect small bite....

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zoodles with peas and pesto

Posted by on Apr 14, 2013 in 21DSD, condiments & sauces, grain-free, potluck, vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Whole 30 | 5 comments

zoodles with peas and pesto

What can I say about zoodles with peas and pesto? Nothing, apparently, and I’d rather go eat it as a side dish with a lamb leg steak. Instead, I give you some pictures: Zoodles with Peas & Pesto serves 2 as a main dish or 4 as a side.   3 large zucchini 1/2 cup fresh peas (about 1/2 pound before they’re shelled) 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 cup fresh basil. mint and green garlic pesto: 1 big bunch basil (2 cups leaves, packed) 3/4 cup walnuts 1/2 cup good extra virgin olive oil 3 sprigs mint 2-4 tablespoons lemon juice, depending on how lemony you like it thumb sized piece green...

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Thai Chicken Skewers with Peanut-Free Satay Sauce

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in 21DSD, Appetizers, Chicken, Dinner, Paleo, potluck, Shmooper's Top 10, Whole 30 | 22 comments

Thai Chicken Skewers with Peanut-Free Satay Sauce

It is very rare that you’ll find me in a woe-is-me state of mind in regards to food. I see the fact that I can’t eat gluten as somewhat of a blessing in disguise; it’s what led me to better health, and eventually to a mostly paleo diet, which led to even better health. As I state in The Paleo Miracle, I was never really sick or overweight. I was just unwell. Constant headaches, brain fog, lethargy, skin issues and mild depression were all a part of my “normal”. Changing my diet to correct all of those things is really a small price to pay, especially considering...

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Sesame Asparagus Salad

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in 21DSD, Paleo, potluck, vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | 3 comments

Sesame Asparagus Salad

Asparagus season is officially here in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I’ve already eaten my weight in it, and have been reminded of just how versatile this pretty sign of spring is. It’s great roasted, blanched, raw, grilled, hot, cold… you name it. This simple salad is made in practically no time and is perfect to bring to a spring potluck, or eaten with your fingers standing in front of the open fridge while trying to figure out what to make for dinner. I’m only guessing. Sesame Asparagus Salad 1 bunch asparagus (about 1 pound) 2 tablespoons coconut aminos 1...

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Lemony Roasted Asparagus

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in 21DSD, vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Whole 30 | 3 comments

Lemony Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus season is way too short. I pretty much missed it last year; it seemed to last all of 7 minutes. After seeing the same produce for months and months (not that I’m complaining; I consider myself very lucky to have year-round farmers markets), it’s hard to believe that any vegetable could be so fleeting. This year, I’m taking full advantage, and promise to pack in as many asparagus recipes as I can. (given my schedule, this might mean two, but I’ll try my best to do better than that) This recipe could actually be two in one, but I won’t be cheap and count...

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Brisket with Caramelized Onions & Porcini Mushrooms

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in 21DSD, Beef, Dinner, Whole 30 | 8 comments

Brisket with Caramelized Onions & Porcini Mushrooms

I honestly can’t remember the last time I made a brisket, before I made one for this post, anyway. It’s just not something I get excited about, surprisingly enough. Don’t get me wrong, if someone makes a tasty brisket and it happens to wind up in front of me, I will eat the heck out of it. It’s delicious. But it’s not something I often buy with plans to make during the week. But it’s almost Passover, and I can’t imagine this nice Jewish girl not having a proper Passover recipe round-up, complete with a brisket for the center of the table. Your table,...

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