Seared Sea Scallops with Fig-Balsamic Glaze

Scallops are simply wonderful for a quick meal – they only take a few minutes to cook and there are many simple ways to serve them.  I love them seared and served on a bed of creamy risotto and roasted asparagus, with a trickle of balsamic glaze over the top.  This is the essence of… Continue reading Seared Sea Scallops with Fig-Balsamic Glaze

Eggs Caprese

Recipe from Fab Housewife Eggs with basil, mozzarella, and fresh tomatoes….I’m in! This classic recipe, from Fab Housewife, was perfect for our vacation. It met all my qualifications – which basically included being easy to make with little preparation, while allowing me to use these cute Le Creuset ramekins. The recipe was so pure and… Continue reading Eggs Caprese

Spanish-Style Portobello Mushrooms and Peppers

Modified from Whole Foods Recipes, via iphone app Wow, we were blown away by how wonderful these peppers and portobello mushrooms were!  Roasted mushrooms and peppers are one of our favorite side dishes, but the vinaigrette from this recipe with capers, garlic, and raisins added a sweet and sour dimension that turned this dish from… Continue reading Spanish-Style Portobello Mushrooms and Peppers

Oven Barbequed Chicken

…and a product review for Bone Suckin’ Sauce! I love bbq chicken on the grill – especially the bits of crispy skin with sauce, blackened with caramelized sugar from the flames.  However some days grilling outdoors just isn’t going to happen, for instance when the cold winter wind is blowing rain.  Brrr!  Thankfully,  pretty-fine barbeque… Continue reading Oven Barbequed Chicken

Roasted Delicata Squash “Fries”

I was negligent in not posting this simple, simple recipe for delicious delicata squash on our blog.  The readers of our facebook page know that this is one of our new favorite side dishes (if you haven’t liked our facebook page…see, there’s one good reason you should!)  With Thanksgiving coming up soon, everyone needs an… Continue reading Roasted Delicata Squash “Fries”

Baked Flounder with Lemon-Pepper Seasoning

I grew up eating a lot of flounder – – fried.  Served with fried shrimp and fried hushpuppies.  (If you don’t know hushpuppies, you surely haven’t eaten at a fish shack or BBQ joint in North Carolina.  I love hushpuppies – and I hope I can figure out some gluten-free way way of making them… Continue reading Baked Flounder with Lemon-Pepper Seasoning

Oh baby, it’s a sandwich!

A sandwich!  Two slices of bread, with practically anything in the middle.  The filling could be as elaborate as layers upon layers of sliced meats and roasted vegetables, smeared with relishes, jams, or spicy condiments…or as simple as a bit of nut butter and honey.  However, if it doesn’t have bread on the outside, I… Continue reading Oh baby, it’s a sandwich!

Red Curry Poached Cod

Sometimes dinner is born from what’s on special at the market – and often those dishes turn out to be the most interesting because they are unplanned and must be created from ingredients you have on hand.  We try to have some type of seafood at least once a week, and this week Whole Foods… Continue reading Red Curry Poached Cod

Product Review: Bilinski’s All Natural Chicken Sausages

If you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner idea, these sausages could be just what you need!  I found these at Whole Food and picked them up to have on hand for one of those days you just don’t feel like cooking from scratch.  Whether it is a long day at work, you forget… Continue reading Product Review: Bilinski’s All Natural Chicken Sausages

Seared Tuna with Mixed Greens and Lemon-Tahini dressing

A week or so ago, I was rushed for time at lunch, so I picked up a little tray of seared tuna from the sushi station at Whole Foods and I ate it at the kitchen counter while unpacking my groceries.  To paraphrase Ulysses Everett McGill in O Brother, Where Art Thou?, that small taste… Continue reading Seared Tuna with Mixed Greens and Lemon-Tahini dressing

Seared Scallops with Apple Cider-Balsamic Glaze

With this heat wave, I needed something relatively light for dinner – so off I went to the seafood counter.  It just seems cooler over there, with the long display of sea creatures nestled in iced-down trays.  The scallops were calling my name, all sweetness and light in their plump milky-whiteness.  Ok, they didn’t really… Continue reading Seared Scallops with Apple Cider-Balsamic Glaze

Veal Saltimbocca

We are huge fans of used-book and thrift stores, and James has an eagle-eye for spotting treasures of any sort.  A few weeks ago he brought a unique book home – The Complete Round-The-World Meat Cookbook. by Myra Waldo.  Published in 1967, it promoted “unusual and classic meat recipes for all cuts of meat from… Continue reading Veal Saltimbocca

Roasted Coconut Cashew Nuts

Adapted from Thai The Essence of Asian Cooking, Judy Bastyra with recipes by Becky Johnson. In anticipation of our flight to Albuquerque this weekend, I have been looking for some interesting, primal-friendly snacks for the plane. Traveling in coach, one usually gets the choice of peanuts, cookie wafers, or chips – or a deep breath… Continue reading Roasted Coconut Cashew Nuts

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