One of the benefits of being back in the UK is the ability to pick up cheap tea, pate, and even pancetta in local small grocery stores. Apparently pancetta is an essential ingredient in the UK! But if you can’t find pancetta easily, then just use bacon instead for this recipe. [Read more...]
There’s nothing more amazing than the taste of fresh vegetables (and bacon, of course!). One of my favorite vegetables right now is Brussels sprouts – they’re sort of funky with a very unique taste. But they’re really easy to make, and quite filling too.
Plus Brussels sprouts are pretty nutritious. Just 1 cup of Brussels sprouts (raw) contains 125% of your daily value of vitamin C (so you can stop drinking all that orange juice!).
So, here’s another delicious Paleo Brussels sprouts recipe (and there’s 3 more Paleo Brussels sprouts recipes here, here, and here). This recipe below is fantastic as an easy side dish or as a snack if you’re hungry during the day!
I’ve been living for the past month mostly on this tropical island off the southern coast of China called Hainan. I know I’m super lucky!
It’s been a bit tougher doing Paleo out here because all the ingredients are different, and I don’t have hardly any cooking supplies! I just have 2 electric cookers (one is on the ground!) and a microwave.
Since I’m unable to cook many of my usual recipes, I’ve been experimenting some with the local produce and creating some new ones. This Ginger Apple Celtuce Paleo Stir Fry recipe is one of my favorite creations. It’s also paleo autoimmune friendly (omit the chili from the recipe – that was how I made this dish initially actually). If you don’t know what Celtuce is (also known as asparagus lettuce), then check out my post about it here (you can find it in many Chinese supermarkets around the world).
I was really impressed by the Paleo buffalo wings I ordered as an appetizer at Corner Table in Houston, and so here’s my own Paleo buffalo wings recipe!
I opted for a baked recipe since they’re easier (just place on a baking tray and dump into the oven!).
I had been wanting to make some bacon cups ever since one of my readers sent me a link to a company that sold some form of device for making bacon cups!
It’s a handy cup for filling up with simple salads, and it’s not only “cute” but also delicious!
We’ve been making these vegetables for a while now, and it’s always a hit with the family and guests. The combination of fresh herbs with the sweetness of the sweet potatoes and butternut squash along with the leeks is fantastic!
I love cooking my Brussels sprouts with bacon (recipe here), but I had cooked that same dish for several weeks already, and it was losing some of its appeal. So, I came up with a new fast and easy way of cooking Brussels sprouts.
Like many Asian fruits and vegetables, napa cabbage is known by a lot of different names!
This can make it quite confusing to buy in the store. Some common names include: nappa cabbage, bai cai, celery cabbage, Chinese cabbage, Chinese leaf, Wong Bok, Won Bok, and wombok!
Take a good look at the photo below of napa cabbage before heading to the store to buy it (it’s quite common in many grocery stores, even non-Asian ones).
Do you end up eating the same foods over and over because you’re too scared to cook new foods?
I was just like that before. I would look at something odd in the supermarket, say “I’ve never seen this before,” and then move on.
Unfortunately, that leads to a rather boring diet.
I got over this (for the most part) by just being brave, taking the plunge, and forcing myself to buy the weird looking vegetable/fruit/meat, and then googling how to cook it when I got home.
So, today, I want to introduce you to this simple seaweed recipe so that if you ever see seaweed sold (usually in Asian supermarkets), you’ll push past your fear and try it!
Jeremy and I have been doing quite a bit of wine tasting in preparation for the upcoming wedding (we’re having a wine and food pairing plus a separate dark chocolate tasting in lieu of desserts after dinner).
With 15 bottles of wine to taste and only a handful of friends close by, we sadly ended up with several mild hangovers and more than a few unfinished bottles of wine!
So this mushroom dish soaked up a little bit of our unfinished good wine (although you can use any cheap red wine for this). It’s a delicious, quick, and easy side dish to go with a beef dish (like a steak or a roast).