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Side Dishes

Southern Style Cooked Cabbage

Growing up, cabbage used to be one of my favorite vegetables. I remember loving it when we went to my Grandma’s house or my Auntie Rose’s house and there’d be a pot of simmering cabbage on the stove, made with ham hocks, if I’m remembering correctly. I do remember always […]

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Entrees

Instant Pot Pork Stew

I love pressure cookers. Especially when I’m making chili or stews because, let’s be honest…who has the time to simmer meat for 3 hours to get it to that oh-so-delicious, fall-apart-in-your-mouth stage? I don’t, that’s for sure!! If you haven’t heard of the Instant Pot, well, let me introduce you. […]

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Entrees

Paleo Crab Cakes To Die For

A few days before Christmas we had our friends Michael and Lynn over for a crab feast of  Garlic Roasted Dungeness Crab that Mark and I do at least once a year. This year, I also made crab cakes which turned out heavenly. I haven’t made crab cakes since we went […]

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Side Dishes

Kickin Collard Greens

Growing up one of my favorite greens that my Dad used to make was Collards. He’d start with some smoked ham hocks and go to town on them collards! These days I use bacon in my collard greens to give it that smoky taste which cuts down on time considerably. […]

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Entrees

Paleo Bourbon Chicken with Shitake Mushrooms

Cajun crosses with Chinese somewhere in the history of this dish and voila…an Asian style Bourbon Chicken. Cross it with The Grain-Free Kitchen and me and boom, Paleo Bourbon Chicken kicked up a notch with the addition of shiitake mushrooms! UMAMI!! (which is Japanese for “deliciousness”). We’re just mixing together […]

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Breakfast

Scrambled Eggs and Lox

In the building I live in, we have a Coffee and Conversation every Wednesday morning. This morning, I brought my Cranberry-Orange Breakfast Muffins along with Bagels and Lox from Einsteins Bagel. So, having never eaten nor ordered bagels and lox before, I’m standing in Einsteins looking for “lox”. I have a faint […]

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Breakfast

Paleo Breakfast Tacos

Most weekday mornings we have a green shake for breakfast because it’s quick, it’s easy, and it let’s us hit the snooze button multiple times!  However, at least twice a week, my chompers are wanting to start the day actually chewing something hearty for breakfast, so this is one of […]

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Entrees

Best Roasted Chicken Ever

How many of you stopped making the classic roasted chicken because it’s always turned out where the breast is overcooked and dry while the thigh is undercooked and dripping pink? No shame…I definitely have. Until recently. Somewhere in the vast educational ecos we call the internet I came across this […]