Garden Veggie Meat Muffins

Oct 31, 2012 by

Yeah, I know. I just called something a meat muffin. The 12-year old boy that lives deep within us all is dying inside, believe me. Just as he is at CrossFit when we talk about perfecting our snatch, or making sure we clean it well before we jerk it. Oh, maturity, you’re so overrated. I just randomly decided to make these to see if I could...

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Sesame Ginger Pepper Steak Stir Fry

Jul 26, 2012 by

This came together because I had peppers leftover from the 10-minute chili we made the other day and a steak in the freezer. That’s it, really. I threw some spices in to make it like pepper steak. The key to this, I think, is marinating the meat ahead of time IF you are using a poorer cut of meat. Flank steak? Marinate 2 hours. London broil?...

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Indian Beef Stew

Jul 22, 2012 by

Okay, so I started out making beef Rogan Josh – one of my favorite things to order when I we go for Indian food – and then everyone lost their damn minds. Apparently, it wasn’t “real” or “authentic” and Rogan Josh is made only with lamb and with this very rare spice only found on the left side of a...

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Balsamic Bacon Blue Cheese-Stuffed Almond-Crusted ...

Jun 14, 2012 by

Yeah…so that’s a lot of adjectives but that’s what the meal was and if I left any of those delicious words out, it would just be less awesome. For sure. Right? This time around on the sugar detox, I am letting myself have dairy. I know it’s TECHNICALLY sugar (lactose, yadda yadda) but wine is TECHNICALLY just grapes and...

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Thai Turkey Meatballs with Coconut Curry Bok Choi

Apr 24, 2012 by

I’ve been on a bit of a Thai kick ever since I made my homemade Tom Kha Gai. It’s crazy how daunting something until you try it and then it opens you up to a whole new world of bravery. I had some ground turkey leftover from our weekly spinach turkey burgers that we eat like crazy, so I figured I’d try something a little...

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Paleo “Peanut” Carrot Curry Turkey Bur...

Apr 9, 2012 by

Yeah so that’s a mouthful I realize but I had no idea what to name these. They’re like a burger, but… not because I pan-fried them in coconut oil. They’re like a patty or a cake…but Curry Turkey Cake did not sound appetizing at all. I’m honestly not sure what these are but I can tell you where they came...

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Honey Ginger Lime Thai Stir Fry

Mar 1, 2012 by

I’ve been seriously obsessed with greens lately. I feel better overall when I get a good amount of them in my diet. I may have overdid it this week with kale because I’m pretty sure people across the room aren’t supposed to hear sounds coming from your abdomen. But I am always finding ways to get more greens in our diet –...

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Asparagus Quiche with a Savory Sweet Potato Crust

Feb 20, 2012 by

Sometimes I honestly have no idea where I come up with things. I liken it to an artist who looks at a pile of clay and creates something from nothing.  Usually, it’s because I have X,Y, and Z in the fridge and they’re about to go bad and I HATE wasting food. I also love mixing sweet and savory flavors so I took the sweet potato and...

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Paleo Crockpot Jambalaya Soup

Feb 17, 2012 by

This recipe was my guest post over at Food Renegade last year but I figured I’d re-post it here at the tailend of this winter and right before Mardis Gras! It was originally inspired by my husband’s cold. Nothing clears the sinuses quite like a spicy jambalaya. This version is quite spicy but can be altered to your tastes by lowering the...

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Sweet and Savory Sausage-Stuffed Squash

Feb 14, 2012 by

I love Valentine’s Day. I spent most of my day rolling my eyes at people who were complaining that it’s commercial and trite and of course THEY don’t need ONE Day a year to show their spouse/partner/girlfriend/boyfriend how much they love them because it should be done EVERY DAY. And while I agree with that to a point, sometimes...

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Sundried Tomato and Mozzarella Sausage

Feb 6, 2012 by

There was definitely some interest in the basic how-to of actual sausage making with casings so I’ll be working on that this week for you. This recipe next up in Sausage Mondays is the one the kids called the Pizza Sausage, but I’d like to think of it as a more sophisticated one, so just make sure you pronounce it with a heavy Italian...

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Caramelized Onion and Apple Cinnamon Maple Breakfa...

Jan 30, 2012 by

Yesterday I posted on my Facebook page that I had been elbow-deep in meat in my new obsession – making sausage – and wondered if anyone would be interested in my sausage recipes. I haven’t really been sharing them, despite making so many flavor combinations, because I was worried many of you would find making your own sausage...

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Crockpot Venison Roast with Rosemary Cabernet Crea...

Dec 14, 2011 by

One of my friends at my CF gym offered me a few cuts of deer (a large rump roast was one of them) that she had in hopes I could come up with a tasty, easy recipe to make the venison taste less gamey. If there’s one good thing about the Midwest and all the corn jokes, it’s that the local deer have a diet made up of mostly corn, thereby...

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Paleo “Peanut” Sesame Stir Fry Sauce

Dec 9, 2011 by

I had a Girl’s Night In last week and since most of the girls were from my gym, everything I served was totally Paleo. This means I bought a huge veggie platter for the occasion. However, there are only a certain amount of peppers and snap peas women can eat. So I made this with the leftovers. This sauce recipe is based on 4 (or 2-3 large)...

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Thanksgiving Round-Up

Nov 19, 2011 by

Somehow, it’s almost Thanksgiving. I am not sure exactly how that happened but I would be really quite happy if we could rewind time a little and give me back some summer. Then again, Turkey Day is my favorite holiday – food, family, football, tequila. What? IT’S A STAPLE. Here’s a list if some of my Thanksgiving recipes in...

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Paleo Bacon-Wrapped Spinach Mini Meatloaf (Gorgonz...

Nov 8, 2011 by

This morning, my stupid alarm did its stupid harp stupid sound at four-stupid-forty-stupid-five. I went out in the stupid rain to the gym where I sucked at stupid squat cleans. I came home, made my husband his breakfast (yes, I am awesome; yes, he knows), got in the shower, and ran downstairs to start my own. I was just going to saute some onions...

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Paleo Pumpkin Beef Stew with Acorn Squash and Cran...

Oct 26, 2011 by

Well the title pretty much sums this all up.  I make soups and stews a lot, and often I make what we call “schtoups” – a hybrid somewhere between a super thick stew and a thin, brothy soup. Because we don’t use gluten and I try and remain grain-free whenever possible, I’ve learned some new tricks to thicken stews and...

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TexMex Crockpot Carnitas

Oct 19, 2011 by

Sooooo they opened a Chipotle near me. You know what this means, right? Yeah, I basically have guacamole for blood. Seriously, what is IN that stuff? It surely can’t be legal. (It is. And stop calling me Shirley.) I find their prices for the amount (and quality) of food you get totally reasonable. And I truly don’t think it would be...

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Potato Salmon Dill Burgers

Oct 17, 2011 by

Salmon is one of my favorite fish I think because it’s so versatile. I have made Crab-Stuffed Salmon Pinwheels with a Garlic Cream Sauce, Maple Balsamic Salmon with Pear and Pecans, Bacon-Wrapped Mini Salmon Cakes with Asparagus appetizer, and Seafood Cakes in Coconut Oil. It works with sweet flavors and it’s hearty enough to stand up...

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Sweet and Savory Warm Apple Onion Relish

Oct 13, 2011 by

My mom bought me this homemade cinnamon dutch apple jam from the farmer’s market one day. I kind of forgot about it and it sat in my fridge for a few weeks until I made brats one day and needed something to serve it with. I caramelized a few onions, threw in some spices, and a few heaping spoonfuls of the jam. We served it warm and because...

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