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Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

This paleo Shepherd’s pie always brings me back to England, where my husband and I went to graduate school, spending many a long night deep in the academic trenches of anthropology and biology. It was good fuel for our studious brains, especially on spring nights, when the weather […]

Minted Peas

Minted Peas

Are peas paleo or not? Some say green legumes are ok on the paleo diet because the nutritional content outweighs the problems that lectins and phytates might cause. Personally, I’ve never really had a problem with peas. All I know is that when I was […]

Brazilian Fish Stew. Moqueca.

Brazilian Fish Stew. Moqueca.

This Brazilian Fish Stew sounds and tastes exotic, and yet it is so simple to make. A coconut milk-chicken-stock broth is deepened with paprika and garlic which embraces the delicate flavors of seafood. Even though its often referred to as a stew, there is no thickener added […]

Steak Salad with Fennel, Radish & Olives

Steak Salad with Fennel, Radish & Olives

By the time spring rolls around, salads start to look more appealing than cold greens on chilly winter nights did. This salad is one of my favorites to make this time of year. Pea shoots and asparagus herald the first few days of spring, while radish adds a […]

Danish shrimp salad

Danish shrimp salad

This traditional Danish shrimp salad is such a simple dish to make, and yet it is so delicious. The best shrimp are the tiny North Atlantic shrimp or Maine shrimp. Their delicate flavor doesn’t require much but a squeeze of lemon and a dollop of mayonnaise. […]

Paleo New England Clam Chowder

Paleo New England Clam Chowder

This paleo New England Clam Chowder is a gluten-free, dairy-free, healthier version of the traditional soup. When my husband and I first met, we experienced one of the coldest winters on record in Washington, DC. We had the romantic idea of going to New York City […]

Fried Plantains

Fried Plantains

Fried plantains. In Costa Rica they call them platanos maduros. In Mali, they call them loko. In fact, this wonder fruit is common street food all over Africa, as well as in Latin America. Once you take your first bite, you will easily see why. These mature […]

Paleo Chicken Cacciatore

Paleo Chicken Cacciatore

This paleo chicken cacciatore is a gluten-free, version of the Italian ‘hunter’s stew.’ It should be naturally gluten-free, but these days people put all kinds of things in their stews to thicken it up. I just use tomato paste. Traditionally, this stew is made up […]

Sauteed Sausage and Peppers

Sauteed Sausage and Peppers

This sausage and peppers recipe is so easy, I almost thought of not posting it at all. So how about if we call it a meal “idea,” then? 🙂 You do have to be careful of store-bought sausages. They can contain gluten and other funky […]

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

This curried butternut squash soup is best made in advance, such as the morning or night before. This lets the flavors of the soup really meld together. Curry adds a deep, intense flavor to any dish. And with the curry’s turmeric and ginger, paired with […]