It was a cinch and really delicious.
It was Jeremy’s birthday a week ago, and we celebrated by making this amazing Paleo Chocolate Cake Recipe (with chocolate frosting and coconut chocolate ganache!). The cake got the thumbs up from both my mum and Jeremy’s mum. Personally, I think the frosting was superb and made the cake simply amazing.
Ketchup (or Catsup) is so common a condiment that we often forget it’s not Paleo! In fact, if you look at a bottle of Heinz Tomato Ketchup, you’ll find that it’s loaded with high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, and “natural flavorings” (I always find this rather suspicious as it could mean a lot of different things).
The solution? Make your own Paleo ketchup! When I first decided to make Paleo ketchup, I thought it was going to be a ton of work, but it turned out to be remarkably simple. This Paleo ketchup recipe is my favorite one – there’s a great mix of spices to make it really flavorful.
Amazing TIP: In case you miss it in the recipe, I also added in little bit of gelatin (it makes it a tiny bit thicker but doesn’t really change the consistency even when refrigerated, but provides some added health benefits!).
We’ve been making these vegetables for a while now, and it’s always a hit with the family and guests. The combination of fresh herbs with the sweetness of the sweet potatoes and butternut squash along with the leeks is fantastic!
Our time in India was fantastic (3 Indian cooking classes, a camel ride in the Thar desert, meeting random travelers, seeing the beautiful Lakes of Udaipur, marveling at the amazing colors in Jodhpur, and so much more). It’s definitely gotten me excited about cooking more Indian dishes too.
One of the most common things we had in India was Masala Chai (Tea). We drank it with fresh goat’s milk in the middle of the Thar desert with some villagers, we had it at a random deserted road-side stall, and we made it in every single cooking class we attended.
This is a really versatile recipe – it can be a great breakfast option or a quick dessert/snack! And you can add as little (or none) or as much honey as you want.
Spaghetti squash is popular in Paleo as a grain-free alternative to pasta. The squash naturally forms strands that look like spaghetti.
However, I wanted to do something different with my spaghetti squash, and so I decided to make a nice warming soup with apples and fall spices.
George from Civilized Caveman Cooking is one of THE NICEST people I know! So, I was really thrilled when he posted my guest post on Apple Tartlets. These things are delicious!
I’ve had a lot of requests for a full loaf paleo bread recipe, so here it is! It takes longer than my microwave bread recipe, but it’s worth the wait (most of the extra time is just waiting for it to cook in the oven), and you can make enough to share.
I’ve been enjoying this delicious salad for months now! I kept wanting to share this recipe with you, but every time I start writing it, it just seems so silly – it’s so simple it barely deserves to be written down!
Like many Asian fruits and vegetables, napa cabbage is known by a lot of different names!
This can make it quite confusing to buy in the store. Some common names include: nappa cabbage, bai cai, celery cabbage, Chinese cabbage, Chinese leaf, Wong Bok, Won Bok, and wombok!
Take a good look at the photo below of napa cabbage before heading to the store to buy it (it’s quite common in many grocery stores, even non-Asian ones).
One of the best things about pumpkin puree is that it’s edible straight out of the can!
So, why slave for hours making dessert?
This pie is just 4 ingredients and can be made in just 5 minutes (less if you’re quick!).
Everyone seems to be talking about Pumpkin Spice Lattes these days, or maybe I just sit in Starbucks too much!
So, with a can of pumpkin puree sitting at home, I just couldn’t resisting trying…it turned out really delicious and warming.
Do you end up eating the same foods over and over because you’re too scared to cook new foods?
I was just like that before. I would look at something odd in the supermarket, say “I’ve never seen this before,” and then move on.
Unfortunately, that leads to a rather boring diet.
I got over this (for the most part) by just being brave, taking the plunge, and forcing myself to buy the weird looking vegetable/fruit/meat, and then googling how to cook it when I got home.
So, today, I want to introduce you to this simple seaweed recipe so that if you ever see seaweed sold (usually in Asian supermarkets), you’ll push past your fear and try it!
Jeremy and I have been doing quite a bit of wine tasting in preparation for the upcoming wedding (we’re having a wine and food pairing plus a separate dark chocolate tasting in lieu of desserts after dinner).
With 15 bottles of wine to taste and only a handful of friends close by, we sadly ended up with several mild hangovers and more than a few unfinished bottles of wine!
So this mushroom dish soaked up a little bit of our unfinished good wine (although you can use any cheap red wine for this). It’s a delicious, quick, and easy side dish to go with a beef dish (like a steak or a roast).
There are more drinks than just water, soda, and fruit juices in this world!
Tea is a great option on Paleo, and it’s especially great if you make you own fresh tea from various herbs.
I’ve had mint tea in Middle Eastern restaurants many times before, and I finally got around to making it at home the other day. It’s soooo easy!
This is one of my favorite desserts ever, and you can make it into any flavor you want – it doesn’t have to be coffee-flavored or chocolatey.