About a month ago, I tried to go Paleo. I lasted about five days. I broke down with beer and pickle dip. And then cheese. And crusty French bread...and then I figured it out: I could never be 100% Paleo. I just do not have the will power. And I simply adore bread and cheese. And beer.
However, I did love certain Paleo concoctions that truly make it easy to remember that cheese or wheat ever existed. I love that bacon, along with other good and hearty fatty foods are encouraged. Anyway, this is one little snack/lunch I keep making despite the fact that I have left my Paleo side in the dust. There’s a bunch of great lettuce and some avocados coming your way this week, so give it a go. Because really, the BLT + Avocado combination is killer with or without bread.
Cabbage and Collards and Turnips...oh my! Usually, those ingredients sound uber healthy to me -- in a good way, but maybe not in a super comforting curl-up-with-a-bowl-type of meal. However, this recipe is definitely healthy comfort food. There are more veggies than you can shake a stick at -- if you’re into shaking sticks at vegetables, that is -- but the sausage adds a cozy, savory element that really makes this soup delish.
Yippeee!! More Meyer lemons are hanging out in my fruit bowl. Just enough for another lemon gimlet and for this awesome chicken recipe from Cooking Light I made tonight for dinner. I’m a huge chicken piccata fan. I even made sure it was the meat option at my wedding.
It’s Meyer lemon season again and there are literally hundreds of things you can do with these little gems. Here’s a great article for inspiration -- which links to recipes for everything from Meyer lemon pizzas to Meyer lemon dog treats. Because really, what dog’s breath couldn’t be improved with a little Meyer zest for good measure? Anyhoo, I opted for the Meyer lemon gimlet. And you know what? After a few of these, I couldn’t tell you if my dog was a Meyer lemon! In fact, by #3 I think he was actually mixing the drinks!!
Ready for skin that glows and a house that smells divine? Give this recipe a whirl and you'll never look back to fried fish again!
Hot, Sweet, & Sour -- now we're talking! My favorite way to eat brussel sprouts.
You have no choice: you must try this recipe. I swear, even if you're not a brussel sprout fan, you will love this. In fact, pour this sauce on an old shoe and I'd eat it. Heck, I'd eat both shoes and ask for the socks.
From one egg lover to another: this frittata is downright delish. It uses our Heritage Breed eggs that I love for many reasons, of them, that by eating them I avoid jail...and don't have to actually feed chickens at the crack of dawn.
Sausage is one of those foods that can get a pretty bad rap. And yes sir, in some cases it should -- with factory farmed pigs living in dirty conditions, well, it’s not rocket science that that meat probably isn’t the best thing for you. But pastured pork, like the kind we proudly deliver, is a different story, it’s good for you -- and yes, even the fat it contains is healthy for your body. Why? Because it contains conjuguated linoleic acids, Omega 3s, Vitamin A D & E, and a whole slew of other good stuff you need to have a healthy heart, brain, and immune system.
Happy 2013 -- let's make it clean and GREEN!
Everything in life should be as easy as this lunch. It's a great use-it-up for all those veggies you may have chillin' in your fridge.