Game Day / Party Food Roundup

There’s a big day coming up soon in the US for football enthusiasts.  We rarely watch sporting events, but we appreciate any excuse to graze through party food and make a meal of appetizers.  I’m not sure what we’ll be feasting on this year, but here’s some ideas from our archives. You can’t have a… Continue reading Game Day / Party Food Roundup

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Pot Roast with Balsamic Onion Gravy

Recipe modified from For the Love of Cooking There were more important things to tend to than spending long hours in the kitchen – for that afternoon we were picking Brian up at the airport to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with us.  It was also his first visit to what we hope will soon be… Continue reading Pot Roast with Balsamic Onion Gravy

Kefta Kabobs

aka Ground Beef with Moroccan Spices on a Stick Recipe adapted from Flavors of Morocco (by Ghillie Basan) and The New Book of Middle Eastern Food (by Claudia Roden) It’s been a while since we added a post to our ever-popular series, “Meat on a Stick” – this time we looked to North Africa and… Continue reading Kefta Kabobs

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

Bacon-Bourbon Jam (with Bangers)

I ran across this recipe on Serious Eats and thought it sounded pretty good….but this was soooo beyond good!  This bacon jam is unbelievably tasty – so amazing that James said it was “slap your momma”-good (adding not my momma, no one would ever want to slap her).  Bacon is great on it’s own, but… Continue reading Bacon-Bourbon Jam (with Bangers)

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Kale

I promised to post a recipe for butternut squash and kale, but my friend Ed says he doesn’t care much for butternut squash.  Hopefully he likes sweet potatoes!  I don’t see how anyone could not like either one, since they both roast-up to be creamy inside with a sweet, caramelized crust on the outside. I… Continue reading Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Kale

Eggplant Casserole

I’m not sure what to call this…it is based on moussaka, but is also similar to lasagna sans the noodles.  Instead of topping the casserole with a cheesy cream sauce, to avoid the use of flour I decided to include a Parmesan-ricotta layer between the eggplant layers.  Also in my version, the eggplant slices are… Continue reading Eggplant Casserole

Red Grouper with Chili Lime Glaze

This is more of a product review, perhaps, than a recipe.  When I was shopping for fish, I noticed that Whole Foods had grouper that was already covered in a marinade of some type…and it looked pretty tasty.  Since I wasn’t buying to cook on the same day, I asked what they used for the… Continue reading Red Grouper with Chili Lime Glaze

Sticky Superbowl Wings

James and I watched the Biggest Event on T.V. in our solitary, annual attempt to be Real Americans (TM) and partake of the popular culture.  Thankfully that is over!  The occasion is, however, a good excuse to pig out on chicken wings with sticky, delicious sauce.  Yes, only 4 posts into this blog and this… Continue reading Sticky Superbowl Wings

The Devil’s in the Eggs… and the details

I like deviled eggs, but rarely make them because I just cannot peel the suckers without ripping off chunks of egg white.  More on that later… This is just your basic Southern Deviled Egg recipe.  These are a great snack or appetizer for primal eating – no carbs to speak of! Ingredients: 5 large eggs… Continue reading The Devil’s in the Eggs… and the details

Butternut Squash, Nuts and Berries

Butternut squash is so simple, there’s nothing not to love!  This recipe uses the bulbous end of the squash – I reserve the rest of it for another dish, such as Butternut Squash with Kale (coming soon to the blog).  The neck of the squash is easy to peel and cube, but the round end… Continue reading Butternut Squash, Nuts and Berries

Meatballs!

One of the things we do miss is “Spaghetti Night” since we are trying to keep the carbs down.  No fear, this recipe will make you forget about the noodles! Meatballs with Tomato Sauce and Wilted Spinach First, prepare the tomato sauce.  This is an easy sauce from canned tomatoes, but you can use whatever… Continue reading Meatballs!