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Before I started this blog, I knew next to nothing about cooking. Seriously. I could make some french toast, scrambled eggs, and heat up some soup, and that’s about it. As I dove into Paleo more and more, it became clear I was going to need to learn how to

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Cauliflower Bowl
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I’m tired of calling cauliflower rice “rice” with quotes around every single time I write it. Let’s make a deal and start calling it “caulirice” from now on for simplicity. We all know it’s not “real” rice, but the result has a desired similar effect. Deal? Ok then. Another issue

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Pork Chop with Romesco Sauce
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Romesco sauce is traditionally a seafood sauce from the Catalonia region of Spain. It’s made from roasted red peppers, almonds, olive oil, and garlic. However, because it’s so rich and hearty, it pairs fantastically with pork, chicken, or lamb. I made a simple pork chop with stove-top braised carrots to

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Romesco Bowl
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Romesco is a bold, Spanish sauce traditionally made with roasted red peppers, olive oil, garlic, and almonds. Originally from the Catalonia region on the Northeastern coast, it was meant to be served with fish. But the versatility of romesco lends itself well to pork, chicken, or lamb. Romesco can also be used as

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Herbed Wings
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Is there any bad time for wings? I didn’t think so. Chicken wings are good for lunch, a snack, a side dish, parties, or even a dinner. Heck, I’ll even eat some cold leftover chicken wings for breakfast. These herbed wings are a great alternative to the normal hot-sauce or

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butternut squash apples chicken plate
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This is another one of those super easy, one-dish, kind of recipes that I’m a big fan of. The chicken comes out perfect. The butternut squash and the apples make a nice sweet and savory balance, and the sage ties it all together. I used a very small butternut squash here

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Duck leg and vegetables
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Ah duck. It’s a little bit exotic, and a little bit difficult to prepare at times, but this recipe is dead-simple. Can you heat an oven and put stuff in a baking dish? Then you can make this rustic, yet elegant duck leg recipe. I used Muscovy duck, but feel

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Egg salad with carrots
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On one hand, I can’t say I’ve been the biggest fan of egg salad. But on the other hand, each time I’ve had it, I can’t help but say “Why don’t I eat this more often?” It’s a question for the ages. And with the addition of bacon, garlic, and

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Charcuterie board
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There’s no one “right” way to make a charcuterie board (also called a “meat board”), but there are some basic principles to consider. First, what is “charcuterie (shar-koo-tur-ee or sometimes shar-que-tur-ee)?” Charcuterie is a French word that refers to the place where cured meats and similar products are made. It also

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Roasted bone marrow with pickled vegetables
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If you haven’t tried bone marrow, it’s a must try. Some people don’t like it, but those people are wrong 😉 If you can turn on an oven, you can make roasted bone marrow. It’s that easy. The hard part is finding it. If you’ve already got a favorite local butcher,

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