Tag Archive for 'primal'

Explore More : May 23rd

Although most area schools release for the year this week, we’ve still got one more week to go. Well, we have Monday off for Memorial Day. So, Maysanity continues, although with baseball and dance done, things have calmed a bit. You know what calms me down? Watering my little garden. I think I’ve mentioned, we […]

Bacon Cheeseburger Kebabs

Yes. You read that right. Bacon Cheeseburger Kebabs. Some background: The butcher at my nearest Whole Foods Market features a few prepared foods in addition to the cuts of meat. Lately, they’ve offered two versions of kefta, one Greek and one Moroccan. The latter had nightshades but the former, ohmygoodnessgracious. So unbelievably delish. I wanted […]

Celeriac Rounds

If you were to ask me what I found most challenging about feeding my family on a Paleo/Primal template, I would say two words: starchy carbs. A common Paleo/Primal “pitfall” is to accidentally go too low carb. Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites and Practical Paleo wrote a nice, quick Facebook post on the topic you […]

This week’s art installment comes courtesy of my five-year old, M. These are my kind of snowflakes because I can enjoy without any of the side effects that cold weather brings. Surely I am not the only one feeling like she needs to unfurl her body after cold, icy, snowy, or illness-filled days? My friends in […]

I am sick, exhausted, and have laid eyes on my husband for probably four minutes thus far this week, so today’s post is going to be short.  But, I’ve been awful about my Friday posts this (crazy, crazy) month, so I don’t want to miss.   Speaking of missing things, I hope you didn’t miss […]

Lemon Parsley Chicken

Of all the proteins I serve them, my kids enjoy chicken the least. My go-to quick meal often involves a rotisserie chicken from Whole Foods and the kids usually gripe and complain about it.  Same with my whole smoked chickens and baked chicken parts (which, incidentally are basted in duck fat* and I happen to think […]

My friend K put in a request for ground beef recipes, which has proven more challenging than one might imagine. The big problem is that I can’t eat nightshades and many of the best uses for ground beef demand nightshades – Italian recipes, chili, even the picadillo I wanted to re-create. The other problem is […]

When I am pressed for time and need a simple supper for my crew, I almost always make a frittata. Last weekend, we spent Sunday afternoon at a darling pumpkin patch that is 100% full of Southern kitsch.  We shot corn cobs from pneumatic guns, watched pig races, rode a cow tractor, and more.  We […]

Plum Nut Crumble

My kids were flipping through cookbooks the other day, talking about which recipes they can and cannot have.  My middle child, M, is very gluten intolerant and so she goes through saying, “glue-ten,” “glue-ten,” “no glue-ten.” They stumbled upon a fruit crumble that looked delish, but fell squarely in the “glue-ten” category.  So, my oldest […]

Curried Celery Root Whip

Curried Celery Root Whip. Say that five times fast. I bought some celery root this weekend with the intention of mashing it and serving it with lamb chops.  I boiled the roots on Sunday in anticipation of serving them Monday, but when I pulled them off the stove, they just called to me and asked […]