Monday, July 29, 2013

Carrot Ginger Soup from The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

I've been craving soup, so as I continued to try out recipes from Mickey Trescott's Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, this Carrot Ginger Soup caught my eye. 

While cooking the night before I made this, I had some down time while something was simmering so I decided to go ahead and get the carrots and onions prepped for this recipe.

Imagine chicken broth in this picture. 

Friday, July 26, 2013

Moroccan Lamb Stew from Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

After receiving a review copy of Mickey Trescott's Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, I had fun looking through and choosing recipes.  For one reason or another, despite it being 100+ degrees outside, I've been craving soup.  After having a good experience with lamb, I've wanted to try cooking with it again. When I saw this Moroccan Lamb Stew recipe, I knew I had to try it.

There were only two problematic ingredients for me:  dates and orange juice.  I typically do not eat fruit.  I emailed Mickey to see if it would be a huge issue for me to omit these two ingredients.  She worried that I wouldn't get the Moroccan flavor.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Paleo Review Extra Large Straining Cloth

If you saw my Slow Cooker Ghee post yesterday, you may have noted I used an extra large straining cloth.  You may have wondered, where can I get one of those?  Right here or more exactly, at my Etsy store, Cavegirl Couture.  

Everyone could use one of these!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Slow Cooker Ghee from Grass Fed Girl

Right around the time I received my blogger samples of Pure Indian Foods Ghee, I started to see pins on Pinterest for homemade ghee made in the slow cooker.  I had to try this!  While I love Pure Indian Foods Ghee and certainly appreciate their expertise and quality, it often doesn't fit in my budget.  Could I get that butter flavor grass-fed ghee adds to my dishes but more affordably?  Let's see!  There are many recipes out there, but I decided to try this one from Grass Fed Girl.  

I gathered my ingredients.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Roast Beef with Thyme, Garlic and Red Wine from Paleo Diet Lifestyle

Like the country style pork chops last week, I came across a sirloin roast on special and somehow it made it into my cart.  This happens way too often.  I searched the internet a bit and came across this recipe for Roast Beef with Thyme, Garlic and Red Wine from Paleo Diet Lifestyle.   It sounded flavorful and the picture was enticing, so why not?  I gathered my ingredients and turned my oven on to pre-heat.  

Friday, July 12, 2013

Tangy Country Style Ribs from Jan's Sushi Bar

I found some country style pork ribs on special and couldn't leave them at the store.  When I got home, I searched for something special to do with them and came across this recipe from Jan's Sushi Bar for Tangy Country Style Ribs that were prepared in a pressure cooker.  As temperatures have been pretty high where I live, the idea of not having to turn on the oven was really appealing to me.  

I gathered my ingredients.  The recipe calls for ketchup, and Jan provides her own recipe, but I used some of my preferred Paleo Ketchup.  I had some made already from making my Ketchup and Mustard Pork Chops.  

Monday, July 8, 2013

Product Review: Pure Indian Foods Ghee

I was first exposed to Pure Indian Foods Ghee through NomNom Paleo.  I ordered a small jar through Amazon to try it out.  I enjoyed it and that small jar didn't last long.  Back in February, I saw a tweet from Pure Indian foods to apply for blogger samples of different varieties of their ghee.  Of course, I applied!  Weeks past and I hadn't heard anything.  Then in March, they had a table at a conference and I stopped by and purchased a huge jar.  

And then finally, in May an email came that they had sent me a package with 3 varieties including the new Primal Fat.  Awesome!  

Friday, July 5, 2013

Ketchup & Mustard Pork Chops: A Personal Childhood Favorite

Growing up, thankfully, my mom cooked me dinner nearly every night.  A recipe that was regularly in our dinner rotation was a baked pork chop dish where pork chops were covered in ketchup, mustard and brown sugar over a bed of baked beans.  The resulting dish was tart  and tangy yet sweet at the same time.   It still sounds yummy to me but not paleo by a long shot.  After finding a paleo ketchup recipe that I thought achieved the Heinz ketchup flavor I grew up with and now prefer, I was reminded of this recipe, so I went about developing this The Paleo Review original recipe:  Ketchup & Mustard Pork Chops.  

Just like Mom made, kinda.
I want to acknowledge up front, that caramelizing onions takes a bit of time, attention and patience.  The sweetness for the dish comes from the onions.  Yow will be reward in the end, believe me.  

Monday, July 1, 2013

Moroccan Chicken from Mark's Daily Apple

A great thing about paleo cooking is it introduces you to new flavors and spices.  This Moroccan Chicken Casserole from Mark's Daily Apple cooked like it would be a great way to expand my usual cooking flavors.  

Surprisingly, I already had all of the spices needed in my pantry.  I'm taking that as a sign my kitchen is becoming well stocked.  *Pat on back.*

I gathered my ingredients and started preparing the dish.