grain-free

Apple Pie

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in Dessert, grain-free | 33 comments

Apple Pie

Guess who makes the best apple pie? My mom. You might think it’s actually your mom, but you’re wrong. It’s mine. Just ask anybody. So when I decided that I had to recreate the iconic dessert paleo-style, it was of course hers that I was trying to emulate. The result? It’s not exactly the same, but it’s pretty damn close. It’s buttery and flaky and has some bite to it. The crust is good enough to be eaten on it’s own, and the apples inside taste like fall itself. They’re barely sweeter than a fresh apple, and have just a hint of cinnamon. To me,...

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super chocolatey brownies (nut-free)

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Dessert, grain-free, nut-free, primal | 24 comments

super chocolatey brownies (nut-free)

Every time I post a baked goods recipe, I get asked about how to adapt it to be nut-free. My answer, sadly, is pretty much always “I really have no idea”. I’m not being snarky here, it’s just the nature of recipe development. I can only attest to the version that I tried, adjusted,  tried again, tested, and then posted. But all of these nut-free inquiries have made it abundantly clear that a lot of people are nut-free, and I have been promising for a while now that I would step it up with compliant recipes. So when I decided that I needed a perfectly fudgey, rich,...

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NY style paleo pizza crust. Yes, really.

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Dinner, grain-free, Paleo, potluck | 168 comments

NY style paleo pizza crust. Yes, really.

  I was raised by two New Yorkers, and if they taught me anything, they taught me how to be a serious pizza snob. Pizza crust, done right, is not just a vehicle for the toppings and sauce and cheese. It IS the pizza. If the crust isn’t right, the pizza is not worth eating. What was one the first thoughts I had when I realized I could no longer eat gluten? “Thank God I live in San Francisco, and not in New York” Seriously. The thought of resisting pizza there sounded way more like torture than resisting it here. I’ll be fine, I thought. Now that I’m mostly paleo...

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Plantain Tortillas

Posted by on Aug 17, 2013 in Dinner, grain-free, Lunch, Paleo, potluck, Vegetarian | 125 comments

Plantain Tortillas

A while back, my friend Johnny from Eating For Idiots and I had a cooking day and came up with a recipe for cilantro-lime chicken with ranchero sauce on plantain tostadas.  Long story short, the tostadas were pretty much an accident, due to the ripeness of the plantains I had: Green plantains are great for making chips or tostones, and ripe plantains are great for mashed plantains or used for baking. The ones I had were yellow; not quite ripe, not quite green. But it turns out they were perfect for this accident invention: Plantain tostadas! When I decided to make fajitas with the grassfed...

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Summer Strawberry Pie with Shortbread Crust

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Dessert, grain-free, Paleo, potluck | 16 comments

Summer Strawberry Pie with Shortbread Crust

I remember the first time I had strawberry pie. I thought it was disgusting. In my defense, it probably was. It was made with strawberry Jello, and I’m guessing a whole lot of white sugar. The pie crust was store bought, which to me, tasted like chemicals. Store bought pie crusts were a thing of mystery to me, since the only pie crusts made in my mom’s house were made from scratch with a lot of swearing. (I learned from a young age that the more difficult a pie crust was to handle, the better the end result) Fast forward 20 something years, and the pie crusts made in my house are...

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Pad Thai

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Dinner, Fish/Seafood, grain-free, Paleo | 16 comments

Pad Thai

I was thrilled when Stacey of Paleo Parents asked me to participate in the PF Chang Paleo Recreation Round Up. Having only been to PF Chang’s once, I perused their online menu to see what I could paleo-ize. I’ve already created quite a few Asian inspired dishes here on the blog, and they’re some of my favorites. But Pad Thai was a code I had yet to crack. So when I saw it on the PF Chang’s menu, I decided it had to be the one for the recipe round-up. If I were to put together a list of the most misunderstood dishes (in all of my spare time), pad Thai would be on it....

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