When I’m eating at home, I do my best to control my portions…because I have zero self control outside of my own kitchen. I wanted to use the flavorful lemongrass we picked up at the farmer’s market last weekend, and since ground beef was up in the rotation, I decided to improvise meatballs. This was super easy! Lemongrass Meatballs 1 lb of ground beef 2 stalks...
It's been a while
Well hello there! It’s been so long since I last wrote a legit post that I nearly forgot my password to log into tumblr. Yikes. I’ve been traveling a lot for work, and when I’m home, it’s been a lot of eating in restaurants and not a lot of paleo. Needless to say, I’ve been feeling a little sluggish lately and need to get my paleo groove back. Here are two yummy...
Praise the Lard!
Seriously, how awesome is this t-shirt? My amazing in-laws got one for me after we first shared the lard-love as a souvenir from our San Fran trip in 2011. I’m going to be rocking this all spring/summer. Unfortunately my dinner tonight doesn’t really keep with the lard theme. Except that I trimmed most of the fat from a chuck roast to make it…. Thai Green Curry Beef...
Sometimes I just need a mechanism for delivering a savory meat sauce to my belly, and after indulging in some [non-paleo] pappardelle bolognese in Italy, I was inspired to clean up my act for home-use. Bring on the y-peeler and 3 parsnips! I sauteed the parsnips in a little ghee and added chopped mini-bell peppers. The perfect delivery mechanism for a ground-beef meat sauce that had been...
Golden-Globe Winning Chicken
I’ve been in heaven over the roast chicken I made tonight. Pretty sure Nick is sick of me saying over and over again how amazing this was…so now you all get to read it! A friend suggested I try the recipe after I realized I didn’t have half the ingredients for the recipe I had originally planned to make. I’m making this all the time now! It was SO easy (even a...
Roast Pork in a flash
Lately I’ve just been posting pictures of my dinners without fun, witty commentary because by the time I get home from work, cook dinner, and eat it, it’s about 9 pm…and writing a post at 9 pm is not as high on my to-do list as checking facebook a million times or watching my DVR. Tonight, I’m procrastinating packing for an overnight trip to Houston, so seems...
I’m a loyal reader of Mark’s Daily Apple (among many other paleo blogs), and I earmarked this recipe a while ago. Basically forgot about it until today, and I wish I’d remembered it sooner! Really delicious and savory, not to mention easy to make. Slow-Cooked Coconut Ginger Pork
I love a good “know it by heart” recipe, and this is definitely one of my favorites. I took my Thai Basil Pork, added some extra veggies, and served it in lettuce cups with avocado. Delicious!
Local grassfed wagyu beef: some things are too delicious for a picture
I love the depth of flavor that lemongrass adds to an otherwise very regular dish, so I scooped some up at the farmers market this weekend and set to work on google looking for ideas. I found this recipe and made it tonight, leaving out the potato starch. It was a keeper for sure!
A Bold New Brisket
Lately every meat dish I’ve tried to make in the slow cooker has come out dry…probably because after the 4-6 hours of slow cooking, the dish sits there for another 6 hours until I come home from work. So we decided to make brisket in the oven, the “old fashioned” way. I scored some more Salt Lick garlic dry rub during my last visit to Austin, so that was the rub we used....
During my time in Italy, I rekindled my massive love affair with truffles. I cannot get enough of them - truffles in a jar, truffle oil, truffle salt…I love it all. It was a drizzly day in Charlotte today, so I was craving an Italian-style dinner (because 10 days of eating in Italy wasn’t enough)…bring on the truffles! I sauteed kale, asparagus, mushrooms, and onions in...
My dear followers, Project Paleo is escaping Thanksgiving this year! I am heading off to Italy with my family for 10 days. This is by far the most time I’ve taken off of work - so excited and nervous. I can’t promise I won’t eat pasta while I’m there (I believe “when in Rome” applies more than ever here), but I can promise I’ll be partaking in lots of...
That picture I posted last night of the slow cooker sirloin roast was deceptive: I didn’t admit that it came out dry. Lately most of my slow cooker roasts have come out dry, despite cooking them in liquid, basting them, etc. Hmph. However, re-invention is a wonderful thing, and tonight Nick found a great recipe online for us to recycle our leftovers into something really delicious. The...