Thursday, January 31, 2013

Paleo Chicken Wings (Well Actually Drumsticks)

Since Superbowl XLVII is upon us (Go team!  I'll remain silent on this one for fear of pissing someone off) and it seems like every commercial is for beer or pizza,  I like to be prepared with some good meaty Paleo staples to keep everyone satisfied.  I didn't actually use chicken wings for this recipe... because they are small and wimpy and I wanted something that would count as a meal.  You can use wings, just adjust the cooking times.

If you feel like the sauce isn't totally Paleo that's ok, it's on the fence, but I'm eating it anyways.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Gluten Free Pork Tacos with Kale & Citrus Drizzle

It was taco Tuesday and I was craving tacos, the real kind, not the slippery lettuce wrapped kind, so I bought some tortillas from our favorite neighborhood Mexican market.  If you live in the Costa Mesa/Newport area and haven't checked our El Toro Bravo on W 19th,  do yourself a favor and check them out.

This is sort of a take on El Pastor with the little hint of pineapple mixed with a little heat. If you skipped the corn tortillas these would be paleo.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Paleo Asian Pork Lettuce Wraps

These are super tasty but not something you want to eat on a first date (if you know what I mean).  I tried to eat them as daintily as possible, imagining myself at Downton Abbey for tea with Grandmama, but I just ended up slurping a lot next to my husband with chili sauce running down my arm.  Thankfully I'm married and he's stuck with me.

If you have an Asian market nearby, I urge you to go explore!  They have some amazing spices and sauces, fish and produce.  I also like to buy at least 1 thing that I cannot identify and try it.  Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose.  If you don't have an Asian market, I tried to include links.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

No Bake Paleo Lemon Ginger Tart

I know that I've posted a lot of sweets lately, but this one is worth it.  Probably more a summer dessert (my friend was quoted as saying "it's like key lime pie!"), but I could eat this any time of year.

It's like a creamy, citrus-y, sweet little reason to leave it in your fridge with a fork in it.  (not like I would ever do that.... err....).  It works best to take it out of the fridge about 10-15 minutes before you serve it, so it gets that smooth texture, but not enough to be too soft.   I liked that this wasn't super sweet, you really get that nice acidic, tart flavor from the lemons, but if your sweet tooth is borderline dangerous you may want to sub some agave for the maple syrup.

I adapted this tart from the Paleo Indulgences cookbook.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Paleo Collard Greens with Bacon

I planted a winter vegetable garden and I have more collard greens than my morning smoothies would ever need, so I've been making them in the evenings too.  If it's possible to OD on leafy greens (I'm growing spinach, beet greens, and kale as well) I'll let you know, because surely it will happen to me.

Having a garden is pretty awesome, you can go out and harvest them on demand, so if you live in an area than can handle a winter garden, plant yourself some greens!  They're super hardy and relatively low maintenance, so fear not if you find your green thumb missing.

This is by far my favorite way to prepare greens if you're cooking them.  It works with beet or dandelion greens too - or any bitter greens for that matter.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Where I've Been Lately

So if you've noticed my blogging rhythm has been less than stellar, my sincerest apologies, but I've been cooking a lot of my old standby's lately and that's hardly newsworthy.  I do however keep my instagram (@seasidekitchen) up to the minute (didn't you want to know what I'm eating/cooking/planting in real time?!?!).  So, head on over to the hipster hangout and give me a follow.


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