Sour Cream and Chive Cauliflower Mash Recipe [paleo, primal, gluten-free]

Sour Cream and Chive Cauliflower Mash

It’s hard to believe that it’s Thanksgiving week again; in the past 6 weeks we’ve gotten married and put in an offer on a few houses(!!). This past weekend we had amazing time with our friends Matt and Stacy of Paleo Parents and Nicole of Merit + Fork to celebrate Friendgiving. There was a gigantic spread of food, and you have to check out the Thanksgiving roundup! If you’re doubtful, check out the amazing prime rib that Matt cooked.

The time spent with family and friends during this time of year is special, and Heather and I are starting new traditions as well. This cauliflower mash will definitely be a staple moving forward. We hope you’ll enjoy it, too!

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Baked "No-tato" (Eddo/Taro) Potato Chips Recipe [paleo, primal, gluten-free]

Baked “No-tato” (Eddo/Taro) Chips

Potato chips are one of our favorite indulgence foods; salty, fatty, and crunchy, they satisfy a lot of cravings. Growing up with refined-oil chips in the house, it has been a transition away from keeping them around. This isn’t our first attempt at a potato chip, but it’s the first one that deserved publication.

One of the key tools in making these potato “no-tato” chips, is a Chef’s Choice 615 Premium Electric Food Slicer. Being able to thinly slice the starchy, root vegetable of your choice with consistency is what will make or break the experience. Eddo, which we found at the local international market, is a cousin of Taro. You could substitute these for other root vegetables, but the cooking time may vary slightly. Regardless of your root, this potato chip recipe is a winner that you won’t soon forget.

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Chicken Khao Soi Recipe

Chicken Khao Soi (ข้าวซอย)

Khao Soi is a delicious chicken soup, with history in Laos and northern Thailand. As you may have noticed recently, we’ve been in love with Thai food as an indulgent take-out choice over the past few months. Khao Soi translates to “cut rice” in Thai, but we decided to leave noodles out of this dish. We tried making this a few different ways, and noticed that the noodles increased “splash” factor (which increased 1000x every time I had on a white dress shirt), but didn’t add to the flavor. Our favorite method to add “noodles” was to use zoodles (like in our chicken zoodle soup)—right at the last few minutes of cooking so they would not be too soggy.

We think you’ll love this recipe as a change of pace for your soup routine. As the weather is cooling rapidly here, this spicy soup is fantastic for staying healthy (thanks, turmeric) and satisfied. We’ve mixed some of the traditional toppings from the Laotian and Thai versions, because pork rinds.

Let us know how you like this Khao Soi in the comments, and keep on cooking.

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Roasted Balsamic Mushrooms Recipe [paleo, primal, gluten-free]

Roasted Balsamic Mushrooms

Mushrooms are among the foods that I was convinced were terrible until around the time I went to college; through experiences outside of the house I found that mushrooms were actually delicious, despite my stubborn reaction when younger. Roasted mushrooms were always a favorite (I learned I had the same feeling about brussels sprouts).

This recipe is inspired by walking past the to-go foods at Whole Foods. Roasted balsamic mushrooms seemed like an easy preparation of vegetables, and we were pleasantly surprised. This is a quick and enjoyable recipe—feel free to double or triple the ingredients for weekly meal planning.

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Caramelized Onion Dip Recipe [paleo, primal, gluten-free]

Caramelized Onion Dip

There’s something about football season that brings people together in our circles; and when we gather, we eat. Dip is an easy way to serve up a lot of vegetables for a crowd, but unfortunately supermarket platters are expensive and normally packed with junk. We’ve made dip before, and it was a hit; but I wanted to try something new.

Growing up, and even to today, my dad was known to snack on potato chips with sour cream dip. It’s a guilty pleasure of mine, too, which inspired me to concoct this caramelized onion dip. It’s a great version of the classic dip with shallots, onions, and coconut cream instead of sour cream, yogurt, or a combination thereof.

Our caramelized onion dip is best made the day before, and it’s great for game-day snacks or dinner party appetizers. With both savory and sweet flavors, it’s a crowd pleaser. We hope you’ll give it a try with your favorite vegetables, or some well-sourced potato, taro, or other tuber chips.

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