Easy Antipasto

Meatless Antipasto

Salad is a healthy option that most of us know only a few ways.  It typically consists of some greens, vegetables, and then probably a salad dressing.  We are always on the lookout for easy recipes, easy cooking, and healthy food.  Luckily salad is a much more diverse world that just leaves and veggies.

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Spicy Tomato Basil Sauce

The following is a guest post we did about a week ago for Nom Nom Paleo.  Michelle, who maintains the blog with her family, is a cooking/blogging sensation and are one of the handful of places we first turned to when trying to figure out how to “be paleo” [more gushing below].  Be sure to check out her regular posts and giveaways, as well as download her iPad app–it’s beautiful, full of great content, and worth buying an iPad (or iPad mini) for if you don’t already have one.

spicy tomato basil sauce

Once upon a time, when Heather and I first started our own documented cooking adventures, we were pretty lost.  Still in the initial sticker shock/grief period of, “but what can I eat,” we spent a lot of time scanning the internet looking for “paleo-friendly” recipes and meal ideas.  Michelle’s blog was one of the first I came across, as I was a pretty intense tumblr addict.  Once I moved to Virginia and was juggling two jobs, tumblr went away, but nomnom stayed.  I later found out the connection between fitbomb and nom nom paleo, and I was excited to see a pair that really thought about fitness and health when it comes to movement and diet.  Plus, there’s the added benefit of following the family adventures since I’m not quite ready to enlist my own little army of helpers. Continue reading

gluten free paleo calamari

Fried Calamari

Fried calamari was one of my all-time favorite things to eat at a restaurant.  Growing up, I had a close friend whose parents owned a restaurant, and whenever we would hang out upstairs in the “apartment” above the restaurant while her parents worked, they’d feed us.  9 times out of 10 I wanted the fried calamari (I think my other choice was baby back ribs…what can I say, I was a growing boy).  Since changing up my diet and staying away from grains and legumes, I haven’t done much in the way of fried foods, so this dish left my life.

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Mushroom Meatballs

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Meatballs were a favorite of mine growing up.  Just the other day, Heather and I realized that we have never actually made meatballs and pasta (zoodles or otherwise).  Having been together almost 3 years, I immediately found this unacceptable and wanted to make things better.

We probably all have a family version of meatballs, usually including some combination of ground beef, lamb, veal, or pork, but as I’m trying to make 2013 less meat-focused, I added mushrooms.  I “hated” mushrooms as a kid until I realized that I didn’t automatically hate everything my dad did (sorry, mom).  You’ll enjoy these meatballs with marinara, on their own, or in the traditional sense with the “noodles” of your choosing. Continue reading

Angry Chicken "Parm"

delicious easy chicken parm paleo

[Updated September 12, 2013]

These chicken parm bites are something that Heather came up with back in June of 2012, very early into our real food journey.  Lucky for us, we had started this blog, so the recipe was kept documented.  Unlucky for us, we were very new with our presentation, so neither our directions or pictures were especially helpful.

Another win in our favor is that we have since made great friends in the community who led us to take better pictures and inspired us to do better work.  As this is one of our favorite recipes, we updated it recently to share with you.  This is absolutely fabulous, and I think you will really like it.  These little “parm poppers” are delicious on their own, but definitely are well suited to the zoodles and red sauce.  I would gather you could likely use this wash and coating on larger cuts of chicken as well, but we haven’t tried it just yet.  Either way, we hope you’ll love this creation.  Let us know what you think!

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