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The Zenbelly Cookbook Sneak Peek: Cocoa Chili Pork Shoulder

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in 21DSD, Dinner, pork | 3 comments

The Zenbelly Cookbook Sneak Peek: Cocoa Chili Pork Shoulder

The Zenbelly Cookbook, an epicurean’s guide to paleo cuisine is available for preorder! To celebrate the release of my very first cookbook, I will be sharing a recipe from it every week, so you get a sneak peek of what’s to come! And if you’re already excited, you can, of course preorder it HERE. What can you expect from The Zenbelly Cookbook, you ask? Good question! Here are the things I’m most excited about: How To’s: The beginning pages of The Zenbelly Cookbook are chock full of tips and techniques, complete with step by step photos to go with them....

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Grilled Pork Chops with Stone Fruit Slaw

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Dinner, Paleo, pork, potluck | 14 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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Char Siu Style Spare Ribs

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Appetizers, Dinner, Paleo, pork, potluck | 15 comments

Char Siu Style Spare Ribs

I’m not sure how it happened, but we are surrounded by pork. We haven’t been buying any beef from Fallon Hills at the Sunday Farmers Market, because we’re still whittling away at the 1/8 of a cow we have in our extra freezer. So this past Sunday we got pork shoulder, spare ribs, and a lamb sirloin that is long gone by now. And yesterday, the most wonderous thing happened: My Good Eggs order arrived. If you live in the Bay Area (and soon: Brooklyn!) you must check this out. I won’t list everything available here because 1. There are too many things and 2. I really want...

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Quick Bolognese

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in 21DSD, Beef, Paleo, pork | 6 comments

A good meat sauce doesn’t need to cook all day to be delicious. This one can be made in under 30 minutes, and is a wonderful inexpensive weeknight meal. The idea to use balsamic vinegar instead of red wine comes from Diane of Balanced Bites, who was there for me when I was having a “how can I make sauce without wine?!” crisis. Quick Bolognese 1 onion, small dice 4 cloves garlic, sliced 1 pound ground beef (grassfed if possible) 12 ounces Italian sausage, removed from casings if in links (check ingredients!) 20-24 ounces jarred tomatoes 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/2...

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It’s beginning to smell a lot like Thanksgiving.

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012 in Dinner, grain-free, Paleo, pork | 20 comments

Everyone’s got that one Thanksgiving dish, right? The one that has to be on the table. If missing, you get all pouty and you might even sulk, because whoever spent the past four days cooking neglected to take the time to make the dish that you look forward to all year. The nerve. For me, it’s stuffing. I don’t even really care what animal is at the center of the table. I’ve never gotten all that excited about squash or sweet potatoes. Mashed potatoes (or mashed cauliflower for you low-carbers) are always delicious, but it would be a gross exaggeration to say that I...

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