main dishes

Easy Smoked Salmon ~ Paleo, GF, DF

Easy Smoked Salmon ~ Paleo, GF, DF

Hot Smoking post #2! Smoking meats like I described in my last post (Home Cured Peach Smoked Bacon) is a long standing tradition started by our ancestors smoking meats over the fire and curing them with seawater. These days though it is much faster and […]

Home Cured Peach Smoked Bacon ~ Paleo, GF, DF,

Home Cured Peach Smoked Bacon ~ Paleo, GF, DF,

Garde Manger class was one of my favorite classes in culinary school and the one I was most excited to attend. The term garde manger was originally the name given to the cold storage area in the kitchen, where the preserved foods were kept, such […]

Smoked Duck Cassoulet ~ GF, DF, Primal,

Smoked Duck Cassoulet ~ GF, DF, Primal,

I have always like smoked meats and duck breast became a favorite of mine when I made them in culinary school I also have quite the fondness for french food. So a couple of days ago when it was a blustery spring day and still […]

Rosemary Pork Tenderloin Filet and Apple Spinach Salad ~ Paleo, GF, DF,

Rosemary Pork Tenderloin Filet and Apple Spinach Salad ~ Paleo, GF, DF,

Pork tenderloin is the most tender cut of pig and it is a very versatile cut, in this recipe I sliced my tenderloin into medallions to use in my salads. I have to confess that I don’t normally eat pork unless it’s bacon, but when […]

Paleo tandoori chicken with root vegetables ~ GF, DF, Paleo

Paleo tandoori chicken with root vegetables ~ GF, DF, Paleo

 Such an easy recipe and full of soul satisfying Indian flavors!  I just love when the chicken skin gets crispy crunchy! This yummy recipe can easily be made with other vegetables instead! such as sweet potatoes, parsnips, broccoli, or even turnips!  Paleo tandoori chicken with root […]

Blood orange spinach salad with a blood orange dressing ~paleo, gluten & dairy free

Blood orange spinach salad with a blood orange dressing ~paleo, gluten & dairy free

I love blood oranges and I like to keep them around the house when there in season from around December ~ May. They are perfect for brightening up a gloomy winter day and are a great reminder that spring is coming! These beautiful citrus fruits […]

Paleo Zucchini Lasagna ~ Gluten Free, Dairy Free,

Paleo Zucchini Lasagna ~ Gluten Free, Dairy Free,

My family and I were pleasantly surprised how great this recipe came out! We were a bit worried about the Dairy Free cheese, because we haven’t had it before and we thought it might taste weird and well.. not like cheese.  It all started with my […]