Pork Takeout Fake-Out Recipe

Pork Takeout Fake-Out

This Pork Takeout Fake-Out recipe came about as the result of needing to use up vegetables we had in the refrigerator and my mom’s desire to have Chinese food Friday night.

My parents were scheduled to visit this past weekend. So, Thursday evening of last week, I took two packages of thinly sliced pork out of our freezer so I could cook it on Friday. I didn’t have a plan for that pork, but I was tired. I told myself “I’ll figure it out later” and went to bed.

Friday was a busy day with my parents, and soon enough it was dinner time. My mom suggested we just get Chinese food, but I had defrosted pork! Plus, we had a bunch of veggies in our refrigerator that needed to be eaten soon. So, I quickly formulated a plan for some “takeout fakeout” and got to work. My parents loved it. I did, too.
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The Paleo Kitchen Review and Giveaway

The Paleo Kitchen: 3 Reasons Why You Don’t Want to Miss this Book (Plus a Giveaway!)

In case you’ve been living under a rock lately, a new Paleo cookbook is out and we know it’s going to do very well. The Paleo Kitchen: Finding Primal Joy in Modern Cooking by Juli Bauer (of PaleOMG) and George Bryant (of Civilized Caveman Cooking) is an exciting new addition to the Paleo cookbook sphere. We’ve been enjoying reading and cooking through our advanced review copy. If you haven’t purchased your copy yet, here’s my top three reasons why you should right now. (Plus, keep reading to the bottom for your chance to WIN a FREE COPY!)
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Strawberry-Mango Mint Tea Recipe

Strawberry-Mango Mint Tea

Summer is officially here, and for Memorial Day I made a subtly sweet iced tea that was just as beautiful as it was refreshing! This super simple Strawberry-Mango Mint Tea will have you wow’ing your friends and family at the next summer barbecue or pool party. You can make it the morning of for a light and bright beverage, or you can make it the day before for a sweeter, more developed fruity flavor.

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Hazelnut Pancakes Recipe

Hazelnut Pancakes

As a little girl, Sunday morning was a special time to cook waffles or pancakes with my dad before my older sister and mom would wake up and come into the kitchen for breakfast. I was the designated pancake flipper. As an adult, I didn’t often indulge in making pancakes for myself and since choosing to be grain-free with Brent, we have only attempted “paleo” pancakes a few times.

I don’t remember why we bought hazelnut flour; but lately it’s been calling to me. Sweet breads and baked goods have floated through my imagination. I settled on hazelnut pancakes because making pancakes takes me back to a simpler time, a time when it seemed like my sole purpose in life was to explore the world and smile. I hope these little hazelnut pancakes give you something to smile about, too.  Continue reading

Bacon Egg Salad Recipe

Bacon Egg Salad

Egg salad is another one of those dishes that I grew up uncertain about. I liked the idea of egg salad, but the ingredients–specifically, the mayo–always made me shiver. Store-bought mayo just grosses me out. Always has. Probably always will. This egg salad skips mayo (homemade or otherwise) all together and add bacon. Bacon makes everything better. We hope you enjoy it!
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