New Diet: New Staples

So I’m in month 4 or 5 of my gluten free, mostly dairy free, low carb, high protein, and high fat diet. The bulk of my hardcore calories come from meat and fat, but I eat a crapload of vegetables and fruit to balance out the rest. I’m also not totally paleo; I do carbs … Continue reading

Pickled Beets and Radishes

I’ll be the first to admit that pickled beets are pretty much day 1, item 1 in the beet agenda.  But good gracious, they are good.  And easy!  And they just get tastier and tastier by the day.  I’ve got round 2 of these baking in the oven as I type.  This time it’s going … Continue reading

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

I continue to be amazed at how quickly and easily I can pull together a salsa.  When tomatillos showed up in the box this week, I decided to give it a go with these green beauties.  The results were perfect for these pork tacos, but I’m pretty sure the salsa would be good on just … Continue reading

Compound Basil Butter

I’m beginning to think the basil will never end this year.  Don’t get me wrong, I love basil, but it’s hard to figure out how to use a massive bunch of the stuff very quickly lest it turn black and rot.  The most recent incarnation – compound butter with basil. Compound butter is so simple … Continue reading

Easy Chimichurri

Parsley time!  Another herb that is hard to use in bulk.  But this easy chimichurri uses the entire bunch in one go.  And extras can be stored in the fridge for a while.  Chimichurri is great over meat, particularly beef or pork.  And it’s flavorful enough to cover up the fact that maybe, just maybe, … Continue reading

Sweet Hot Pepper Relish

Hot peppers are still one of the more difficult things to use this time of year, at least in my house.  I decided to knock out two weeks of peppers in one big batch of a sweet and hot pepper relish.  It’s delicious, and the sweetness helps counter the heat of the peppers.  The peppers … Continue reading

Homemade Nutella on a fresh peach scone

It’s no secret that my favorite food is Nutella.  My death row meal would be a jar of Nutella, a box of Nilla Wafers, and enough Diet Coke to kill me before the firing squad did the job.  I’ve always wanted to make my own Nutella and I finally got around to it.  Why, oh … Continue reading