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Red Curry Chicken Meatballs
Some people are afraid to get into the kitchen and try new things, but I am not one of those people. One of… read more>
Some people are afraid to get into the kitchen and try new things, but I am not one of those people. One of the many great things I learned from my mom was either you can spend your life resisting it, or learn to love something you are going to do the rest of your life. I'm in my kitchen every day, cooking, creating, trying and refining.  For everyday, I simply delight in making meals both healthful and really delicious. Taking non-compliant recipes, or recipes with ingredients I prefer not to eat, and adjusting them--it's sort of my superpower. When I saw the original recipe for these luscious turkey meatballs from @themodernproper, I wanted to make a @whole30 /paleo version. The sauce is magic; you don't need pasta underneath...it is perfect as is! My version is chicken, both light and dark, with a lot of other magic in the mixture. Are you watching my daily stories on Instagram? I'm well known for sharing from my kitchen to yours with ideas on what to make next for dinner, and later this morning I'll add the stories for this dish.
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Shrimp With Clarified Butter Hot Sauce
Who doesn't adore this? I’m sharing one of my favorite go-to dishes that we enjoy again and again. When you… read more>
Who doesn't adore this? I’m sharing one of my favorite go-to dishes that we enjoy again and again. When you start with gorgeous wild caught Gulf shrimp like this, it’s hard to go wrong. These are an absolute no fail and a home run every time. It’s as easy as marinating the shrimp in a bit of olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, lemon rind, and red pepper flakes, then sautéing, and finishing off in one of my magic elixirs: clarified butter and hot sauce.
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Red Curry Coconut Milk Seafood Stew
How dreamy is this seafood soup? This unbelievably luscious seafood soup is a favorite dinner of mine. Flavors… read more>
How dreamy is this seafood soup? This unbelievably luscious seafood soup is a favorite dinner of mine. Flavors of coconut milk, red curry paste, chicken stock and seafood are an absolute magnificent combination. It’s great if you are paleo, whole30 or simply love delicious food.
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Loaded Sweet Potato Crisps With Red Pepper Ranch
Sweet Potato Crisps…Breakfast for dinner, anyone? I absolutely love this fiesta dish begins with sweet… read more>
Sweet Potato Crisps…Breakfast for dinner, anyone? I absolutely love this fiesta dish begins with sweet potatoes thinly cut and sautéed and then layered with your favorite toppings. I’m crazy about eggs, bacon, avocado, cilantro, jalapeno and more! Take it and make it your own. BTW, this is a Paleo/Whole30 spin, but you could do a lovely vegan spin on yours. Serve with a zesty red pepper ranch, which by the way is delicious in a salad or as a dipping sauce. Recipe on the blog. Be sure to check my stories here with a fabulous chicken paprika burger and if you are looking for more meal prep ideas for the week, check the stories out over @whole30recipes during my weeklong takeover. @thefeedfeed @instagram
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Tuna Stuffed Avocadoes
This Tuna Poke is a personal favorite of mine. My version is fabulous, delicious, super healthy and… read more>
This Tuna Poke is a personal favorite of mine. My version is fabulous, delicious, super healthy and coincidentally happens to be Whole30 and Paleo. We’re gearing up for New Year's and I hope you are doing the same. By the way this is an absolutely perfect and easy dish to do for tonight.
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Sausage, Broccolini, And Caramelized Onion Fritatta With Goats Milk Feta
Finished product: Frittata! They are so simple and a spectacular way to clean out your refrigerator. Here I've… read more>
Finished product: Frittata! They are so simple and a spectacular way to clean out your refrigerator. Here I've used sliced sausages, bits of confit garlic, caramelized onions, tomatoes (dried over summer), some beautiful Chinese broccoli, and Aleppo pepper. If you’re doing Paleo, skip the cheese. Otherwise, sprinkle with bits of goat’s milk feta. Have I mentioned how much I love my @staub_usa cast iron pan? I am like crazy town over how fabulous this thing is. I start by throwing the whisked eggs into the pan with all the goodies and cooking on the stove for several minutes to allow it to set, then finish in a 350F degree oven. It takes less than 10 total minutes and is simply delightful. The best thing about it is looking into your fridge and discovering unique combinations you would otherwise not have thought of.
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Dungeness Crab
This dish is an absolute family favorite and perfect for Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve or any special… read more>
This dish is an absolute family favorite and perfect for Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve or any special occasion. It absolutely requires some prep and a mess, but it's spectacular to prepare when you have the helping hands of family and friends around—and be sure to decide in advance who is doing the dishes. Dungeness Crab season started at the beginning of November, and this delightful recipe by @catcora is a wonderful way to kick it off. Try to buy fewer, but larger, crabs—and don’t worry about leftovers, because there won't be any left. I make this easier on myself by buying the crabs from my local fish market par cooked and tomalleys removed. Before putting them in the oven, remove the legs from the crab and crack the legs a bit just to open them and allow the sauce mixture to infuse the crab. Throughout the entire process always have a bowl underneath the crabs, so that you're catching every little bit of the juice to add to the mix. It's a bit messy, but absolutely precious and worth the effort.Thanks Cat--it's a family favorite!
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Homemade Preserved Lemons
One of the treasures in my fridge is preserved Meyers Lemon. A case of them makes plenty of quarts and pints… read more>
One of the treasures in my fridge is preserved Meyers Lemon. A case of them makes plenty of quarts and pints so I can easily share. The longer they are preserved the better! The ultimate simple salad includes preserved lemons. I pull a few out of the jar, rinse, put through the garlic press, and add. Such a unique flavor enhancer for so many dishes: amazing in a bowl of greens as part of a dressing.Toss in greens, add olive oil and whatever goodies you like including a pickled onion. Delicious! Also try them on bruschetta, in a mayo sauce, and with grains and vegetables. Make some for fun with your friends and give as a homemade holiday gift.
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Five Spice Prawns With Chinese Noodles
I’m thrilled to partner with @SimplyOrganicFoods and @TheFeedFeed and I can’t think of a better reason than… read more>
I’m thrilled to partner with @SimplyOrganicFoods and @TheFeedFeed and I can’t think of a better reason than Five Spice. How did I not know about Five Spice? Life is so busy this time of year, and I’m still embracing the idea of setting aside Thursday to unplug and enjoy special moments. I'm a gal who loves an exotic spice profile. I also delight in finding a small ethnic grocery store with all kinds of deliciousness to uncover, which is how this bit of perfection came to be. My first attempt at a Hong Kong style noodle is unexpectedly quite spectacular, and excellent at room temperature. Although the dish takes a bit of finesse, the outcome is worth it. My own version is based on some of my favorites like Five Spice, curry powder, garlic powder, stir-fried fresh Chinese noodles, shrimp, dried sausage and magic sauce--what the heck is not to love about that?! My local Asian store had these rather spectacular fresh noodles. Of course, I got double portion to stick in the freezer for another day. We set it in the middle of the table, unplugged the phones and my crew dug in. It’s simply a winner. What is your favorite dish to cook with Five Spice?
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Slow Cooked Meat Sauce
Making a pot of bolognese or a favorite meat sauce is practically a healing art, an ancient alchemy of… read more>
Making a pot of bolognese or a favorite meat sauce is practically a healing art, an ancient alchemy of combining this group of ingredients bound together with love--it is a magic elixir for healing, and you can taste the love! We have a tradition of eating this on the weekend after Thanksgiving, to shake off the post-Thanksgiving malaise. Spend an afternoon making one of your favorites with your family and you will see what I mean. I always triple it to freeze some because it's so good and there is never enough.
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