Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Recipes

Meat

Green Chili Beef Taco Salad

Green Chili Beef Taco Salad

Here is one of my recipes from my first attempt at once a week cooking. The inspiration for this recipe was from a salad I had at a new Tex-Mex restaurant in town called Chuy’s. It was a chicken salad with fajita meat, but one […]

Mushroom Series: Creamy Beef and Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Series: Creamy Beef and Mushroom Soup

Here is my first recipe in a series featuring Kitchen Pride’s mushrooms, which they kindly sent to me. I was so excited to try their Mushroom Medley, which features white, baby bella, portabella, and shiitake mushrooms. I thought they would be great in a soup […]

Sauteed Cabbage with Sausage and Mushrooms

Sauteed Cabbage with Sausage and Mushrooms

Here is another one-pan meal loosely based on a recipe from The Everything Paleolithic Diet Book. The original uses a little bacon and Brussels sprouts, but I decided to use it as a guideline to make a more hearty dish. This is a really inexpensive […]

Ginger-Orange Chicken and Broccoli

Ginger-Orange Chicken and Broccoli

The semester started last week, so I am on the lookout for easy recipes that will leave leftovers for my lunches. I have several Paleo cookbooks, one being The Everything Paleolithic Diet Book, which has a lot of quick and easy recipes. For a quick […]

Spicy Thai Basil Beef

Spicy Thai Basil Beef

I love Thai food, but it’s taken a lot of practice to make decent home versions. I’ve made several curries on this blog, about half of them Thai, and one recipe for one of my favorite dishes basil chicken/beef. My first version was with chicken, […]

Chicken and Vegetable Patties

Chicken and Vegetable Patties

A well-made roasted chicken is a great springboard for creative recipes all week long. Not only does the initial roasted meat make a great meal, but any leftover meat can be stretched into any number of other meals, plus the bones can be saved to […]

Sesame Beef and Broccoli “Lo Mein”

Sesame Beef and Broccoli “Lo Mein”

Counting down the days to spring break! I still need to get some work done next week, but perhaps there will be less scheduling. Plus I’m gearing up to go out to the vineyard to do some initial prep for my second field season. I […]

Frittata with Sausage, Spinach and Sweet Potatoes

Frittata with Sausage, Spinach and Sweet Potatoes

On a morning when I was not only craving hash browns and really wanted something other than my usual over-easy eggs and fruit, I whipped up something that not only turned out to be a kick-a** after-workout breakfast but also an amazing lunch.  I had […]

Tarragon and Meyer Lemon Roasted Chicken, Potatoes, and Sweet Onions

Tarragon and Meyer Lemon Roasted Chicken, Potatoes, and Sweet Onions

When I moved to Texas, my dad went along with me and helped me with all my unpacking. Through the chaos of boxes and trying to get my new apartment in order, I decided we needed at least one balanced meal. While we were on […]

Julia Child’s Poulet Poele a l’Estragon (Casserole-Roasted Chicken with Tarragon)

Julia Child’s Poulet Poele a l’Estragon (Casserole-Roasted Chicken with Tarragon)

  I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since my last blog about this topic, but it’s time again to honor the birthday of on of my chef heroes, Julia Child. Her birthday is August 15th, and just as last year I decided to […]