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The Best Paleo Season

The Best Paleo Season

What does Autumn mean to you?  Interchangeable with the fall season, it’s the time of year when we leave summer and head toward winter.  Growing up on the East Coast, it meant all kinds of great foods were on their way.  Fall harvest fruits and vegetables are delicious and some of the best flavors to … Continue reading

How to Raise Your Cooking Game

How to Raise Your Cooking Game

I’m often asked how I come up with the dishes I present.  The first year I started writing, I was focused on my own journey and it was so easy to simply document everything I ate and comment on what I was eating and why.  As I gained momentum and began talking about my blog, … Continue reading

What is a Garden Breakfast, Exactly?

What is a Garden Breakfast, Exactly?

If you Google “Garden Breakfast”, you’ll see plenty of images of breakfast outdoors.  Sitting outside with a croissant and jam, coffee and orange juice, is not going to make you any healthier.  “But, it’s so relaxing.”  Yes, but it will kill you, eventually.  A croissant and jam, orange juice and coffee, is loaded with gluten, … Continue reading

My New Favorite Greens Mix at TJs

My New Favorite Greens Mix at TJs

Eat more greens!  We all know it and we all say it, but we don’t do it.  Why not?  Maybe you find it difficult to prepare fresh meat and vegetables.  I know butchering a whole chicken can be a pain in the butt but like anything, if you practice, it gets easier.  You can save … Continue reading

Pork – Once in a Blue Moon

Pork – Once in a Blue Moon

It’s hard to be 100% paleo 100% of the time.  I strive for that.  You could say I’m 99% paleo 100% of the time.  And that’s better than 100% paleo 99% of the time, because for some people,  that 1% of the time can be a really bad 1%.  I won’t eat grains, dairy, or … Continue reading

Oven Roasted Paleo

Oven Roasted Paleo

The reason I like high heat cooking is because the great flavors of the food are  the focus of the meal.  There’s no covering up the true, caramelized flavors from great ingredients in a hot oven.  I look forward to my oven roasted chicken and plantains, especially as we head into some cooler fall weather. … Continue reading

My New Hamburger Bun

My New Hamburger Bun

I think I have a good habit forming.  I was out with a friend, enjoying the city, and we passed my favorite burger joint.  “Why is it your favorite”?, my friend asked.  I went on to explain that it was one of the few places in town that didn’t look at me funny when ordering … Continue reading

Oh, How I’ve Missed You!

Oh, How I’ve Missed You!

On a recent trip to the Midwest, I realized that there was not a lot of opportunity to eat vegetables.  They just didn’t seem as available in restaurants as they are in Southern California.  Yes, I probably could have found some at the grocery store, but it just wasn’t convenient.  I was excited when I … Continue reading

Quick Chips

Quick Chips

On days when I have a tough workout ahead of me, I’ll add yams to my morning meal.  I prefer parsnips but yams offer a few more carbs at the cost of a higher glycemic index.  This morning, I just happened to make my first cut a thin one.  I usually opt for a much … Continue reading

French Fries, Paleo Style

French Fries, Paleo Style

Of course I miss french fries.  Who wouldn’t?  But given the potato’s high toxicity, I look for alternatives for an occasional treat.  Many restaurants offer Sweet Potato Fries, so  that should be your first choice over regular french fries if you MUST have them (no salt, please).  Here’s the catch.  Most restaurants also use deep … Continue reading