Grandma Dean's Oyster Stew Recipe (paleo, primal, gluten-free)

Grandma Dean’s Oyster Stew

Oyster stew is one of the few things that I normally refused to eat growing up—until I was in college, I was confident that oysters were the last thing I should ever eat. Thankfully I’ve lost that perspective, and Heather and I go out for raw oysters fairly regularly at a local raw bar happy hour. This recipe is based off of my late Grandma Dean’s, who I remember for infamously “teaching me my first word: mine.”

Oyster stew is a big tradition in many households, and has roots in the Americas going back to the late 19th Century. Dishes like this one are especially popular for those who celebrate a meatless dinner on Christmas Eve—you may know Italian families that celebrate the Festa dei sette pesci, or Feast of the Seven Fishes. This is an amazing fresh first dish for a meatless dinner, a special occasion, or a light yet savory treat.
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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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Chilled Blueberry-Rosemary Soup Recipe

Chilled Blueberry-Rosemary Soup

This past weekend we were lucky to get together with a few of the local paleo food bloggers in the greater DC area. A long, long time ago (or at least it feels that way), we went to a get-together at Matt and Stacy’s house—otherwise known as the Paleo Parents—and happened to socialize and hang out on the couch with Russ and family over at The Domestic Man. All of that was over two years ago, and we’ve had countless fun get togethers and encounters since then. Adding to the fun, we got to meet Jennifer and family of Predominantly Paleo. It’s great to have so many like-minded families in the area, and hope to have more time hanging out in the future.

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Tom Kha Gai Thai Coconut Soup Recipe

Tom Kha Gai ต้มข่าไก่ (Thai Coconut Soup)

This weekend we had the pleasure of doing some cooking, and hanging out, with our friend Russ of the Domestic Man. We cooked for almost a solid 5 hours, and came up with some great recipes to share with you all as a result.

This first piece is a Thai soup based off of what I had ordered from a local Thai restaurant, Tom Kha Hed (ต้มข่าไก่). This soup, sometimes also known as Tom Kha Gai, Kai or just Tom Kha, is literally “chicken galangal soup.” We forwent the chicken itself, but one could easily add chicken and or prawns for a heavier soup.

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Chicken Zoodle Soup

chicken zoodle soup

Fall is here! As much as it is nice to have the warm, summer weather, my preference has always been for fall.  Cooler weather and football are some of my favorite things in the world.  Along with the changing weather comes the occasional cold, so we wanted to make a hearty recipe as a response.

Even if a seasonal cold comes along and tries to get us down, we know we have soothing home remedies to help us through. Our latest: this chicken zoodle soup. Like the traditional chicken noodle soup your grandma would have made from scratch, this soup takes some time but is worth the investment.

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