Posts Tagged ‘paleo’

Tom Kha Gai Soup

Thai ginger lemongrass soup - Authentic Tom Kha Gai - A nourishing and healthy Thai soup recipe by

This month it was my turn to pick the ingredient for the Monthly Ingredient Challenge, and my choice was 100% based on this soup. I picked coconut, since the soup has coconut milk, and I knew it would be an easy ingredient to source for everyone; galangal and lemongrass aren’t always so simple. ūüėČ But this is the Godfather’s favorite Thai soup, his metric for all Thai restaurants we visit, and so worth making, even if it is 100 degrees outside. Goodie Godmother – your¬†recipe blog for seasonably inappropriate recipes. And today, we do not care. (more…)

Healthy Spinach Patties

A spinach recipe without cheese! Delicious, healthy, spinach patties are a unique side dish to help you eat your greens! {paleo, whole30, dairy free, gluten free}

Sometimes I get a little overzealous about spinach. I frequently buy the huge warehouse boxes of organic at the store because it’s such a good deal. Normally, this isn’t a problem as one of my favorite quick breakfasts consists of eggs and spinach (savory-breakfast gal here), so I will happily go through the box almost by myself in a week because it’s a great source of calcium, vitamins, lots of good stuff. Spinach also tastes really good.¬† (more…)

How to Preserve Lemons

How to preserve lemons. Preserved lemons are the savory condiment you never knew you needed, and then can't live without!

Preserved lemons are¬†one of those condiments that you don’t know you need, until you try it, and then the heavens open, all sorts of citrusy wonderment shines down upon your world, your life is transformed, you finally understand the meaning of life for a brief second, and your world suddenly makes sense in the most delicious way. Or something like that. (more…)

Cuban Sweet Plantains (Maduros)

You'd never guess these Cuban Sweet Plantains, also called "maduros", have no added sugar! A popular and easy to make side dish with just two ingredients.

As I prepared this dish, killing time by playing Candy Crush (as I do), I had a revelation that not only makes me laugh even now, but immediately conjures up the image of my father-in-law handing out food saying “Esto no engorda” (This isn’t fattening). The last time this happened was this past Christmas when he was passing around homemade chicharron (crispy pork rinds) he made on the grill while he was preparing the Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) pig. The funny thing is, as rich as the crispy cracklings were, he was right.

But now, I have another Cuban recipe to add to that category, one that even he may not have realized is actually completely acceptable for Whole30 and those who follow the paleo and primal diets. It’s amazing how easy it is to find healthy recipes when the emphasis is simply on whole foods.¬† (more…)

Beef Tallow

Learn how to make your own grass-fed beef tallow easily using your slow cooker!

Save money and eat well by making your own grass fed beef tallow in the slow cooker!

A quick google search showed me that grass-fed beef tallow is selling at over $15, easily, for a 14-ounce jar. Perhaps it’s because tallow is loaded with healthy fats and oils, making it wonderful for cooking. Perhaps it’s because tallow is very versatile and can also be used to make emergency candles, soap, and a super nourishing body butter. Or perhaps it’s because places like Washingtonian Magazine¬†call¬†tallow one of the 15 hottest food trends of 2015. Whatever the reason, that’s a whole lot of dough to shell out for some fat, especially when you can render your own so easily. (more…)

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