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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Beef and Cabbage Curry Recipe (paleo)

Beef and Cabbage Curry

Curry is one of our favorite spices that we’ve found since finding paleo—our spicy beef curry recipe is a big hit, but we wanted to pack in some vegetables as well. By slicing our cabbage with a mandolin, we effectively created “noodles” with the cabbage that really hit the spot.
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Mom's Watermelon-Mint Salad

Mom’s Watermelon-Mint Salad

It’s that time of year for those of us here in the mid-Atlantic area where the weather is starting to warm, the flowers and trees are in bloom, and summer is on its way. During our holiday time together over Easter weekend, my mom was at it again with another tried and true recipe. If you haven’t noticed, she’s often providing, or giving the inspiration for, new recipes on our blog: here are a few examples (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

Growing up, I loved having a slice of watermelon here and there, but was never a fiend for it. That being said, this salad has me coming back for seconds and thirds every time. I’m a big fan of refreshing, healthy, and simple; and this hits all three right on the head.
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Western Meatloaf

I did not like meatloaf as a kid. It was bland. It was dry. It was grayish brown and completely unappetizing. I needed a lot of ketchup to get it down; and I liked ketchup, but the experience wasn’t ever truly satisfying.

Then, a few weeks ago, Brent suggested we make a meatloaf. Thankfully, at this point in my life, I know there are a lot of foods that I didn’t like as a kid, that I love now. Plus, he didn’t want to make regular meatloaf. He wanted to make a meatloaf that reflected one of my favorite kinds of burgers: the western burger. Bacon, barbecue sauce, onion rings, yum.

This western meatloaf is savory, tangy, and super moist. I love it and I know you will, too! Continue reading

Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe

Lemon-Garlic Chicken

Lemon-garlic chicken is a simple and classic dish, but many recipes today involve bread crumbs. This is a simplified, paleo-friendly version that results in a golden and juicy roast bird.

When I was a little girl, my dad always roasted the chicken with the breast down for the first half of it’s total cook time. He said that doing so would help prevent the breast from getting too dry. I never questioned his logic, nor did I ever pay attention to how pretty or ugly the bird came out. All I cared about was whether it was tasty or not, and it usually was.

So, while preparing to make this lemon-garlic chicken recipe, I decided I would give Dad’s way a try. I’ll admit, this bird won’t make it to the cover of Better Homes and Gardens or Paleo Mag. But it was juicy and full of subtle lemon and garlic flavors.

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