Lunch

Lunch might be the most challenging meal of the day when one decides to cut grains out of their diet. All of a sudden, the seemingly innocent sandwich is not an option, and you’re left scratching your head. The good news is, while it may take some planning, there are plenty of great lunch options available to you. The great news: You’ll feel a while lot better come 3pm when you didn’t eat a super burrito for lunch. Lunch recipes coming soon!

Plantain Tortillas

Posted by on Aug 17, 2013 in Dinner, grain-free, Lunch, Paleo, potluck, Vegetarian | 145 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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Phogeddaboutit!

Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 in 21DSD, Dinner, Lunch, soup, Whole 30 | 8 comments

Pho was the very first thing I ate when I first moved to San Francisco almost 6 years ago. I was very early to meet up with my future roommate to sign the lease, and decided to grab a bite in my new neighborhood. Just having a neighborhood was an exciting thing, not to mention the fact that there was a Vietnamese restaurant there. I grew up in the ‘burbs of Massachusetts and Connecticut. There was no such thing as walking out my door and eating Vietnamese food 3 minutes later. So I wandered into Kim Son on Balboa St and perused the menu. I made the wise choice of defaulting to the...

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Smoky Roast Turkey Breast

Posted by on Jan 5, 2013 in 21DSD, Dinner, Lunch, Paleo, turkey, Whole 30 | 1 comment

Smoky Roast Turkey Breast

Here’s my general rule of thumb in regards to reading labels: If I find myself saying “what is that?” while going through the list of ingredients on a label, I don’t want to eat it. Shouldn’t we know what all of the ingredients are without having to research them? For example: turkey breast, in my humble opinion should consist of: turkey spices (maybe) salt We know what all of the ingredients above are, right? No problem. So why is it that I can’t seem to find a package of turkey breast without CARRAGEENAN? What is that? More importantly, why is it in...

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Super Green Soup

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in 21DSD, Dinner, Lunch, Paleo, soup, vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | 4 comments

When I’m really busy, I tend to slack on my vegetable consumption. It’s a satiety issue, really- when I’m really hungry, vegetables aren’t what do it for me. But we really should be eating them, right? Of course we should. I made this for my grandma last year while I was visiting her in Florida, in an effort to get her to eat some vegetables. She loved it, and I’m willing to bet it accounted for about half of her vegetable intake for the entire year. Her eating habits make me crazy. She basically lives on rye bread and margarine and ginger ale. She’s 94,...

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Tortilla Soup, Hold The Tortillas.

Posted by on Dec 8, 2012 in 21DSD, Chicken, Dinner, Lunch, Paleo, soup | 5 comments

Soup and I go way back. It’s safe to say that one of my earliest memories is of my mom making it. It was always chicken soup, and she somehow managed to have a pot of it on the stove before you could get out the choo Of aaaah-choo. (And ask anyone, I pronounce the choo) Then, when I got my first job cooking at Paradise Eatery and Market in Willimantic, CT , one of my jobs was to make the soup of the day. The (smart) owners understood the value of consistency in the food industry, and there was a recipe book for each and every recipe that was prepared there. I simply followed recipes...

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Filet Mignon & Grilled Vegetable Salad

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Beef, Dinner, Fridge Forage, Lunch, Paleo | 1 comment

You might expect that my life as a caterer means that I eat only the finest cuisine, served on a silver platter with a linen napkin.  I do eat really well, because I make it a point to, but it doesn’t usually look like that.  I often eat cold food, straight out of the fridge, in a mad dash out the door. But sometimes, the random leftovers that didn’t make it to the party- the less than beautiful parts- can make a really outstanding meal. Here’s what I found in the fridge: The fresh greens we had bought that morning at the farmers market The pieces of filet mignon I had...

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