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Pan-Fried Resistant Starch Potatoes with Paprika and Onions

Pan-Fried Resistant Starch Potatoes

I am loving how easy life has gotten since I got more into batch cooking.  Let me give you a sneak peak into my batch cooking process…Roughly once a week, I cook a whole chicken (I use the chicken meat to add to salads, fried faux rice etc.), and I boil almost a whole bag…

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Resistant Starch Potatoes – What’s the Deal with Resistant Starch & How to Create It

Resistant Starch

It all started when my friend Caitlin Weeks told me I had to read this article about resistant starch and thus began my journey into…gas land? I bought Bob Mill’s Potato Starch asap because I was like this stuff will make me skinnier and be nourishing for my body, I’m in!  I took a teaspoon…

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Cauliflower Mash

Cauliflower Mash

Ohhhhh cauliflower puree how I adore thee!  I’m a late bloomer to mashed cauliflower.  I never liked mashed potatoes so I never wanted an alternative.  I don’t even remember what provoked me to try mashed cauliflower but since I have, I’ve been a devoted mashed cauliflower follower! I served this dish at the first paleo…

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Bourbon Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Bourbon Glazed Sweet Potatoes

I would like to share this bourbon glazed sweet potato recipe with you from Ashlee who blogs at The Crunchy Moose.  Ashlee is a bit of a math nerd with a degree in mathematics and a masters in finance.  She used to own and operate a clothing store that she recently sold and is now…

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Grain Free Perogies

Grain Free Perogies

My family was cooking perogies one night and it made me think I should try to make grain free perogies.  I’ve been playing around with tapioca flour and I love how it resembles “dough.”  You can knead it, stretch it…it’s very versatile. I used to be a snob towards tapioca flour because I couldn’t see…

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Fermented Dill Pickles

Fermented Dill Pickles

My summer job when I was in college for marketing was working at the local pickle factory.  It was my first “real” job.  I started as one of the summer students working on the production line.  It was awful and an 8 hour day felt like it would never end.  My job was to push…

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Grain Free Herbed Biscuits – A Lesson in Converting Regular Recipes to Coconut Flour Versions

Grain Free Herbed Biscuits

My friend Starlene wrote this wonderful book called, Baking with Coconut Flour.  This book is amazing and will appeal to anyone who is an avid baker.  Baking with Coconut Flour walks you through the process of switching a regular recipe to a coconut flour version.  Coconut flour is like flour that has PMS all the…

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Spicy Fermented Garlic, the First of many Fermenting Experiments

Spicy Fermented Garlic

How many of you are confident in your fermenting abilities?  I’m slowly getting there.  I still use Real Food Fermentation as my guide and I refer to other people’s recipes.  So far my fermenting adventures have resulted in one win and one moldy mess. Beet Kvass, I’ll try you again another day. My father gave…

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Cauliflower Popcorn

I’ve always wanted to try to make cauliflower popcorn when I started seeing it pop up in other blogs.  I researched dozens of cauliflower popcorn recipes to come up with my own.  Basically you cut the cauliflower into tiny pieces, put oil on them and bake.  I really enjoyed the results of my experiment.  Cauliflower…

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Crispy Sweet Potato Chips & Sautéed Cabbage

Crispy Sweet Potato Chips & Sautéed Cabbage

I don’t know what provoked me to make chips with cabbage but I love it.  It’s an easy paleo breakfast recipe.  There’s a salty crispy chip with a noodle like cabbage, burned slightly because I’m weird like that.  I eat it for breakfast with an egg and I enjoy it as a side dish for…

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Delicious Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Look away and pretend you didn’t see a Teflon frying pan.  I’m working hard to change my habit of frying/sautéing everything in a Teflon frying pan and switching over to a cast iron pan.  So far every day I fry my eggs in the tiniest cast iron frying pan.  It’s progress, one meal at a…

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Sweet Potato Skins and Homemade Aioli

This recipe was so exciting to make.  If you have never tried making aioli you should try.  First off, what is Aioli?  A google search says aioli is mayonnaise with garlic added to it.  This blog post describes it more in depth.  Since I was making aioli I need something to go with it….so I…

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