Well Fed 2 Lizard Sauce

There are a bunch of great sauce recipes in Well Fed 2 and we tried a new one tonight to go along with salmon cakes.  It definitely has some zip (and I cut back on the cayenne pepper to 1/2 teaspoon) and is really good.  Lizard sauce was simple to make and the dried guajillo […]

Paleo Appetizer Meatballs

For our 4th of July celebration yesterday I fixed several of our go to favorites that make frequent appearances.  One addition to the repertoire was these yummy sweet and sour meatballs from againstallgrain.com.  Similar to my Paleo Dinner Party menu, I prepped ahead of time and just baked or assembled when needed. Appetizers in the […]

Updated: Spinach and Artichoke Dip

I had the opportunity to make this dip again for a family gathering on Memorial Day.  I made some modifications to the recipe and while everyone loved the old version, they all thought this was even better.  Rave reviews are music to my ears. Here’s the updated recipe: 2 (14 oz) cans artichoke hearts, chopped […]

“Paleo” Cupcakes

As Paleo has gone more mainstream, tons of “paleo” baked goods and dessert recipes and cook books have proliferated the internet.  Just like their mainstream counterparts, eating lots of sweets and desserts is unlikely to improve your health, especially reaching weight loss goals.  And we all know too much sugar is not a good thing, […]

Paleo Dinner Party

I recently met a woman who told me about an interesting concept called mealsharing.com.  Meal sharing’s mission is to bring people together over home cooked meals.  You can sign up to host a dinner at your house or sign up to attend a dinner.  This woman was recently divorced and her college aged kids were […]

Immunity Smoothie

Before Paleo, I had a smoothie almost every morning for breakfast.  Since Paleo, I’ve preferred a protein centric pastured egg breakfast with veggies and meat which carries me longer through the morning and is more waistline friendly.  Every once in a while though I have a hankering for the fruity, luxurious taste of a smoothie. […]

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Bake

I have made this dish from Everyday Paleo a bunch of times, and tonight it was the best ever.  While I love garlic, I left it out tonight as it hasn’t been agreeing with me so much lately.  I think it was so much better without the garlic.  Or maybe it was the sun dried […]

Paleo Chicken Gumbo

I browsed through my cookbook shelf and grabbed Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry for a dinner idea.  Her Chicken Gumbo sounded perfect.  Here’s my adaptation: 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 package Andouille sausage (I like Trader Joe’s Smoked Andouille Chicken Sausage) 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 medium onion, […]

Everyday Paleo Chicken Marsala

I love Sarah Fragoso’s Chicken with Fig Sauce and seems I make it for every dinner party with new people.  Tonight I made Sarah’s Chicken Marsala from her Everyday Paleo around the world Italian Cuisine cookbook and it easily qualifies as dinner party material.  It has only a few ingredients plus is easy and quick […]

Well Fed Chocolate Chili

It’s cold and wintry here in the Midwest and it’s going to be that way for a while yet.  Today I made a batch of one of my favorite chili recipes and it’s the perfect comfort food. I love making this on a weekend afternoon and enjoying the delicious aroma that wafts through the house.  […]