Seafood Stew Recipe (paleo, primal, gluten free)

Seafood Stew

Like it or not, fall is quickly approaching—which means it is time to start preparing for colder weather and warming recipes. Fall is by far my favorite season of the year (strongly influenced by football), and I also love having a hearty stew, soup, or other warm meal to pair with the changing leaves and cooling weather.

This seafood stew is partially inspired by our friend Russ, of the Domestic Man, as he gifted us with some homemade fish stock when we last visited. He’s one of our aspirational cook friends (check out our review of his cookbook here), and we wanted to take full advantage of the offering. This stew may be made with a variety of seafood, depending on what is available where you are, and is quite delicious. We hope you’ll take this recipe on and make it your own this fall.
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Sweet Potato Gazpacho Recipe (paleo, primal, gluten-free)

Sweet Potato Gazpacho

It’s late summer and that means the heat and humidity are high in the metro DC area. Still, with fall just around the corner, I have been eager to enjoy the comfort of soup. This weekend, we created a slightly sweet and tangy gazpacho. It’s hearty but smooth and bright, so you can eat it as an appetizer or a meal. We hope you savor our sweet potato gazpacho as much as we did!
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Chicken Shawarma (paleo, gluten-free, primal)

Chicken Shawarma with Tahini Sauce

We were recently invited to a friend’s house for a cookout to which everyone was asked to bring something to grill and share. Inspired by Tony’s book (Read our review here!) to expand our grilling repertoire, we wanted to do something other than our typical, but quite delicious, Quick and Easy Bacon Burgers.

This mediterranean recipe took some advanced preparation, but was otherwise simple. Still, our friends were really impressed and they loved the flavors. We hope you will, too!
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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

Twice Cooked Pork

Huí Guō Ròu 回鍋肉 (Twice Cooked Pork)

Lately we have been on a little bit of a Chinese food kick, and this week’s post is in homage to that hankering we’ve had. My go to has always been General Tso’s Chicken, but if you haven’t heard, our friends Bill and Hayley have already cracked that nut in their cookbook, Gather.

Twice cooked pork, sometimes called double cooked pork, is traditionally known as Huí Guō Ròu, translating to “return pot pork.” We love all pork products (hello, bacon), and thought this was an interesting opportunity. Plus, it gave us an opportunity to return to our paleo hoisin sauce (which we made a long, long time ago, back when our camera was an iPhone 4s).
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