Cauli’ & Cheese

Macaroni and cheese, done right, is one of the best comfort foods in the world.  Some days you just gotta have a little extra comfort, so it has been hard giving up this dish.  After a difficult day worrying over a sick kitty, going back and forth to the vet, and dealing with too much… Continue reading Cauli’ & Cheese

Grilled Veal Rib Chops with Rosemary and Garlic

I have a special fondness for rib chops…be it beef, veal, pork, or lamb.  It must be something to do with the primal urge to gnaw the last remnants of fire-licked, juicy meat from the bone.  I’ve never claimed to be lady-like or restrained when it comes to eating! A rib chop differs from a… Continue reading Grilled Veal Rib Chops with Rosemary and Garlic

Savory Apples with Sage and Onion

Wow, it’s been a busy week and I am falling behind on blogging!  Days ago, there were apples in the fruit bowl that needed to be consumed.  With the possible exception of apples dipped in caramel (oh, the sugar!), my favorite way to eat apples is after they are cooked.  Apples pair well with onion… Continue reading Savory Apples with Sage and Onion

Salmon with Pesto Crust

According to Marcella Hazan, noted author of many books on classic Italian cuisine, pesto is the sauce invented by the Genoese as a vehicle for the fragrance of basil, and it has just ONE role – “to be the most seductive of all sauces for pasta”.  Does that mean that primal eaters have to forsake… Continue reading Salmon with Pesto Crust

Asparagus with mushrooms

Finally it is looking like spring outside, and that means lots of fresh asparagus in season!  Most of the time we roast or grill asparagus.  It’s so simple to just toss it with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, then put it in a 400F oven for about ten minutes, and serve with maybe… Continue reading Asparagus with mushrooms

Baked Crab Cakes

Adapted from:  The Food Lovers’ Primal Palate Oh, who can resist crab cakes?  I’ve been having a craving for them lately, but most of the crab cakes in restaurants or prepared at the supermarket have some sort of breading in them to hold them together.  I found this recipe at The Food Lovers’ Primal Palate… Continue reading Baked Crab Cakes

Mushrooms Stuffed with Cream Cheese and Bacon

This isn’t so much a recipe, as all the ingredients are right there in the title!  However they are a quick and easy appetizer…and perfect for gobbling down while you wait for the grill to heat up.  We enjoyed these on Steak Night with a glass (or two) of Cabernet. Ingredients: 18 button mushrooms (I… Continue reading Mushrooms Stuffed with Cream Cheese and Bacon

Thai Chicken Curry

I admit, I probably could have taken a better photo of our Thai Chicken Curry.  The recipe itself was truly stellar….we mmm’d and exclaimed during the entire meal, exalting the symphony of flavors and textures.  The next morning I dutifully wrote down the ingredients while they were fresh in my memory, then viewed the memory… Continue reading Thai Chicken Curry

Stuffed Pork Loin

Pork loin, it can be such a problem-child!  Unless you’re lucky enough to have good access to meat from heritage breeds, most of the pork available is too lean and can end up being dry and flavorless after roasting.  There’s a couple of ways to help this – brining, and stuffing to add moisture.  Before… Continue reading Stuffed Pork Loin

Steak Night

Ribeyes rubbed with Montreal Steak seasoning. Crispy romaine, nuggets of bacon-bourbon jam, fresh goat cheese, balsamic vinaigrette. Mushrooms sauteed in butter with garlic.   Every family develops rituals and routines that help define them, and in our house, quite a few of them, as you might guess, revolve around food. Now, I was not raised… Continue reading Steak Night

Chipotle-Lime Marinated Pork Kebabs

It was one of those first days of near-spring when it felt great to be outdoors.  Sunny, but with enough chill in the air to sit around the chiminea on the patio and indulge in some crossword puzzles while James stoked the fire with pinon wood, supplemented by fallen branches from the yard.  It was… Continue reading Chipotle-Lime Marinated Pork Kebabs

Chicken with Herbed Goat Cheese

Do you remember the first thing you cooked for the love of your life?  You might have been a jangle of nerves, hoping to impress with your culinary skills.  You may have deliberated for days, wondering if you should attempt something exotic and extravagant, or instead, play it safe and go for the tried and… Continue reading Chicken with Herbed Goat Cheese

Chicken Pecan Salad

I’m always on the lookout for good chicken salad. I like it with nuts and a touch of something sweet, like dates or other dried fruits. Sometimes I find a good tasting version in the deli section of a grocery store, only to make the mistake of looking at the ingredients to find all sorts… Continue reading Chicken Pecan Salad