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Smoked Squash Hummus

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in Appetizers, Paleo, Snacks, vegan, Vegetarian | 9 comments

Smoked Squash Hummus

This recipe is part of my review of the Blendtec Designer Series Blender with Twister Jar. To enter to win one for yourself, click the image below! I can’t take credit for the genius of this recipe. I found my inspiration for it in Where There’s Smoke by Barton Seaver. The original recipe calls for cooking the squash in a bed of hot embers, which sounds downright dreamy. But I recognize that not everyone has hot embers at their disposal, so this method might not be practical for all. If you do, please go make the recipe exactly as he wrote it. Skip the baguette, obviously, but if...

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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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Grilled Pork Chops with Stone Fruit Slaw

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Dinner, Paleo, pork, potluck | 13 comments

Grilled Pork Chops with Stone Fruit Slaw

Once in a while, I attempt to make pork chops without some kind of fruit concoction to go with them. It’s possible, I’ve done it. It’s fine. But I’m never quite as satisfied as when I have that classic combination of pork chops and fruit. Of course apple sauce is the most classic example, and one of my favorites. It is my go-to during the late fall and winter months, when apples and pears are where it’s at. But I’m 100% anti-apple in the summer. I know, it sounds harsh, but hear me out: First of all, they’re a fall crop. Those apples you see in...

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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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