Friday, October 26, 2012

Primal Twice Baked Yams: Good vs Evil

Here's a Halloween treat.

Start by scrubbing 2 yams (you could also use sweet potatoes).  Wrap in foil and bake at 350 until you can pierce it with a knife but still pick it up without it smashing it.  

Cut in half lengthwise and scoop out the guts into 2 separate bowls, being careful not to damage the skin.  Now the fun begins...

Monday, October 22, 2012

Paleo Sweet Potato Buffalo Burgers

Bison are big, lean, smart, grass eaters which also makes them delicious.  (Side note: there is no difference between bison and buffalo in the states, so feel free to buy either).   There are other reasons to incorporate some of America's wild grazers into your diet as well.   It's protein rich, high in iron, amino acids, and Omega-3's (the good fat), and is naturally more resistant to disease so they're never injected with antibiotics.  Buffalo are grass fed, and will even burrow their face in snow to get to the buried prairie grass in winter, something that cattle will not do. 

Buffalo were the main source of protein for Native Americans living on the plains, and actually almost became extinct in the 1800's.  (In 1902 there was a government program to stop the hunting of buffalo in Yellowstone).  Now there are approximately 500,000 buffalo living on private ranches today, but we still slaughter more cows in 1 day than we do buffalo in a year.  The America Bison is also the largest land animal in North America, weighing up to 2000 lbs.

I buy my buffalo from US Wellness meats, but I know more larger grocery stores are starting to carry it, or at least have the option to order it.  If you have a local butcher shop, stop in and ask them about your mom and pops! 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Paleo Cauliflower Pizza - Take 2

There're more than one way to skin a cat (sadly I know this literally from experience, and that's not really the most appetizing way to start out a post about food.  And I apologize if you love cats, but if you've ever taken anatomy, you have no choice), and more than one way to paleo-cize a recipe.  

We've made them before, but I'm always up for suggestions on making it better! Here's another cauliflower pizza recipe courtesy of resident baker Joanie.  

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Paleo Grilled Lemon Dijon Cole Slaw

While I may be craving fall dishes, we've been having a lingering summer which I can't say I'm upset about.  So, in the meantime, I've been looking for fall-esque dishes that still work with 80+ degree weather.  I saw a recipe similar to this one on Pinterest, figured I'd try it out a version of my own.   Crunchy, zesty and blasted with citrus.  This was even good the next day.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Paleo Bacon & Squash Egg Nests

We love spaghetti squash, and when they come into season, they can be HUGE.  It's normally just the two of us, unless we put a call out to friends and neighbors, so we often have leftovers that I usually just send with the hubs the next day for lunch.  I was feeling adventurous one weekday morning and decided to make these bad boys with much success.  It's a good way to break up some breakfast monotony and easy to whip up even on a busy Tuesday morning. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Paleo Banana Muffins

I'm excited to announce that I'll be having a very talented friend of mine guest blogging, which I'm sure all of you will appreciate because she's a paleo baker extraordinare!  With our powers combined we're planning to take over the world, but in the meantime we'll just melt your faces with more paleo recipes.

Welcome aboard Joanie - and what a recipe to kick off!   

These banana muffins are DENSE, sweet, and dangerously delicious, so share with someone you love. 


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