What’s for dinner? Adventures in Paleo cooking.

Okay, so don’t freak out. I’m still a foodie. I did not choose this diet, it seems to have chosen me, but I will find whatever wiggle room my system allows for. I will eventually go back to enjoying cheese and ice cream, if not doughnuts and cake. But for the time being I’m making … Continue reading

Kale and Mushroom Lasagna Roll-Ups

I made this dish after being inspired by this recipe on skinnytaste.com.  It turned out really good – even the toddler wanted to eat some.  However, I think there are a few changes that could be made to make it just a bit better.  Of course it will be a little less “skinny” but I … Continue reading

Italian Wedding Soup – now with extra Kale!

Kale is back!  And in this Italian wedding soup, it’s better than ever.  I always thought that the “wedding” in the soup’s name was a reference to nuptials between two people in love.  Apparently it’s actually a reference to the marriage of meat and vegetable.  The thing I love about this soup is that it’s … Continue reading

Carrot and Kale Capatavi

Carrot Kale Capatavi!  Carrot Kale Capatavi!  Carrot Kale Capatavi! It’s more than just a tongue twister.  It’s a good, vegetarian meal that even a toddler will eat.  If you don’t have capatavi at your disposal, any tubular pasta will work. 1 lb carrots, sliced into 1/4″ rounds 2 T butter 1 lb capatavi, or other … Continue reading

White Beans and Sausage with Kale

I’ve been holding off on a few posts because my photos have been coming out poorly. I’ve decided to post them anyway, add photos the next time I make those recipes. It’s a brand new year. This is a recipe from the New York Times that I have adapted a little for my CSA and … Continue reading

Meatball Soup

This is another one of my favorite Emeril recipes. It is wonderful on cold winter nights. The recipe is great as-is, but I’ve made it so many times I have changed  a few things, so I have included my version. I swapped a few ingredients, lightened up on the tomato paste, and took out all … Continue reading

Kale Soup with Turnips and Sausage

Kale showed up for the first time this season and I decided it was nearly fall enough to break out a soup.  I looked online for kale soup recipes, then just decided to freewheel it.  The result was pretty tasty and successfully used one of the more difficult veggies from the box – turnips. This … Continue reading