Monday, October 20, 2014

Green Tea and Garlic Pickles from The Paleo Approach

While looking through Sarah Ballantyne's The Paleo Approach Cookbook, I decided it was high time to put my fears of fermenting aside.  Her Green Tea & Garlic Pickles seemed like a good fermenting gateway recipe.  Heck, if I can conquer kombucha, I can do this, and so can you.  

I gathered my ingredients and go to work.  


I started by preparing the brining liquid which is essentially salty tea.  My electric tea kettle has a green tea setting, so I filled it up and pushed the button.  I used pink Himalayan salt.   

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Paleo Mom Roasted Radishes

Sometimes, recipes in cookbooks don't have to be difficult or involved to bring a big flavor punch and new variety to your regular menu.  This week's recipe review from Sarah Ballantyne's The Paleo Approach Cookbook is just one of those recipes.  I've always limited radishes to salads and vegetable trays.  Roasting them never crossed my mind, until now.  Shame on me! 


Thursday, September 18, 2014

"Spaghetti" from The Paleo Approach Cookbook

I was so happy to meet Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D., a.k.a, The Paleo Mom, at Paleo FX this year.  We had emailed a bit when I was putting my meal cheat sheets together that included her Paleo Chicken Pad Thai, but it's always nice to get out from behind the keyboard and screen.  I was even more happy when her new cookbook, The Paleo Approach Cookbook, arrived in my mailbox.  This cookbook is jam packed with information about adopting an autoimmune paleo protocol and recipes. I was excited to pick out some recipes to review.  


My first review is her "Spaghetti" recipe.  I gathered my ingredients and started by preparing the spaghetti squash to cook.  

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Ancestral Table by Russ Crandall

Over the past few months, I've been cooking through Russ Crandall's The Ancestral Table.  If you've not heard of the book, you might know Russ better from his blog The Domestic Man.  I really admire Russ.  I often look at The Domestic Man and wonder how week in and week out he is able to publish a new post with a new recipe presented in such an elegant manner.  He reminds me what a hack I am at this blogging thing.  I was honored that he thought to send me a review copy and selected a few recipes to blog here to give you a feeling for what his lovely cookbook has to offer.  


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sukuma Wiki from The Ancestral Table

My last recipe review before I do my full cookbook summary review from Russ Crandall's The Ancestral Table is Sukuma Wiki.  There is a version of this recipe on his blog The Domestic Man, but it is slightly different from the cookbook version.  I chose this based upon what I had in my refrigerator ready to cook.  I had ground beef ready and all but one of the spices in my pantry.  

I completely messed up my meal planning this week, so I actually made this in the morning post workout before work.  I was glad to see the pictures I took weren't all shaky from the workout (lots of assisted pull ups were involved).  I quickly gathered my ingredients and started to prep them.