How to Roast Red Peppers (and 12 ways to use them)

Roasting peppers is a simple thing to do, but it seems so “gourmet” that few home cooks even attempt it. When I want roasted peppers though, I don’t generally want to pay $10+ for a little jar of them in the gourmet section of the grocery store. I’d much rather get $10 worth of peppers


Roasted broccoli

I have another post somewhere about how to steam broccoli in the microwave, but broccoli is also delicious roasted! It only takes a few more minutes than microwaving and the depth of flavor is amazing. If you’re a broccoli fan but haven’t roasted it before, now’s the time to give it a try. How to


Jan 17 2010
Category: Beef. Grain Free. Recipes
Italian Chili

This meat dish is something I’m calling Italian Chili. It was similar to meat spaghetti sauce, but not as “wet” or saucy, spicier, and I ate it in a bowl, not on top of anything… with provolone cheese melted on top (but the cheese covered up the stuff so that picture wasn’t very exciting). It


Life is Good, and Kale Chips

Life is so good. I might be tired all the time still, and maybe I don’t have much of an appetite, but I’m not feeling so sick all the time anymore, and I have an amazing husband who takes such good care of me, our dog, and our house. Hopefully soon I’ll feel even better


I ate! Spinach Frittata Thing

Lately I haven’t been able to eat eggs without gagging, and most proteins make me lose any appetite I might have. So I really needed to sneak some in, but didn’t want to choke down a protein shake. So I thought maybe if I made something that was mostly NOT eggs, with eggs to hold


Sausages, Peppers, and Onions – Easy Recipe

Some nights you might only have a few minutes to cook, or you don’t feel like thawing meat, worrying about seasonings, or preheating the oven. This is a perfect meal for those nights. All you need is a smoked sausage from your grocery store or local butcher (try to get one without added sugar or


Primal Party Foods – 5 of 5

At first, when I was dabbling in the primal way of eating (grain free, whole, natural, unprocessed foods) I tried to get rid of our un-primal pantry staples by bringing them to parties. Fiesta night? I’ll make the Mexican rice! Recipe swap? I’ll bring pasta salad! Cookout? I’ll bring macaroni and (velveeta, fake) cheese with


Primal Party Foods – 4 of 5

At first, when I was dabbling in the primal way of eating (grain free, whole, natural, unprocessed foods) I tried to get rid of our un-primal pantry staples by bringing them to parties. Fiesta night? I’ll make the Mexican rice! Recipe swap? I’ll bring pasta salad! Cookout? I’ll bring macaroni and (velveeta, fake) cheese with


Primal Party Foods – Part 3 of 5

At first, when I was dabbling in the primal way of eating (grain free, whole, natural, unprocessed foods) I tried to get rid of our un-primal pantry staples by bringing them to parties. Fiesta night? I’ll make the Mexican rice! Recipe swap? I’ll bring pasta salad! Cookout? I’ll bring macaroni and (velveeta, fake) cheese with


Primal Party Foods – Part 2 of 5

At first, when I was dabbling in the primal way of eating (grain free, whole, natural, unprocessed foods) I tried to get rid of our un-primal pantry staples by bringing them to parties. Fiesta night? I’ll make the Mexican rice! Recipe swap? I’ll bring pasta salad! Cookout? I’ll bring macaroni and (velveeta, fake) cheese with


Primal Party Foods – Part 1 of 5

At first, when I was dabbling in the primal way of eating (grain free, whole, natural, unprocessed foods) I tried to get rid of our un-primal pantry staples by bringing them to parties. Fiesta night? I’ll make the Mexican rice! Recipe swap? I’ll bring pasta salad! Cookout? I’ll bring macaroni and (velveeta, fake) cheese with


Coconut Drink Recipe

When I was in China, one of my favorite beverages (other than lightly sweetened iced jasmine tea) was coconut milk. It came in a bottle, ready to drink, unlike canned coconut milk here which is extremely thick and nothing like the light drink I guzzled in TaiZhou. So for years, I’ve tried to find that



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