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Toasted Coconut Butter

If you like coconut butter, you’re going to love toasted coconut butter. It’s much less sweetly dessert-esque and more richly flavored than it’s …

Recipes

Matcha Coconut Gummies

These Matcha Coconut Gummies are the jade-colored jigglers you need in your life.<p>No, these are not little hand soaps.<p>Like many food obsessives, I’m …

Beverages

Easy Recipe: Sweet & Sour Gummy Gelatin Snacks

If you listen to The Balanced Bites Podcast, you may have heard before that I used to be pretty obsessed with sour gummy candies – ones like this, …

Best Easy Paleo Pie Crust {Grain Free, Dairy Free}

<i>The best easy paleo pie crust for your favorite dessert pies or savory pies and quiches! The dough comes together in minutes in a blender and is</i> …

Gluten

Saltie’s Soft-Scrambled Eggs

<i>This is excerpted from our newest cookbook,</i> All About Eggs<i>, an encyclopedic ovarian overview and the only tome you need to own about the</i> …

Pork Chops with Pistachio Salmuera

Pork Chops with Pistachio Salmuera! Perfect way to jazz up your midweek dinners, pork chops grilled to perfection with two different types of …

Seafood

Southwest Sweet Potato Hash with Vital Farms Eggs

I.Love.MorningFood. I love breakfast, I love brunch, I love brinner. I love anything that has a morning food-flare to it. And hash has become my …

Eggs

Zhug (Yemenite Hot Sauce With Cilantro and Parsley) Recipe

This Yemenite sauce is fresh and bright from herbs, while also having an intensely spicy kick to it. It's the ideal accompaniment for falafel or <i>sabich</i> sandwiches, but it also goes great with a variety of grilled vegetables, fish, meat, and eggs. And it should last a few weeks in the fridge (though …

Oven-Dried Grapes (a.k.a. Raisins) Recipe

It may seem ridiculous to dry your own grapes in the oven, but doing so gives you much more control over the result and opens up a range of flavor and texture possibilities. The homemade kind can come out plumper and juicier, with a flavor that's truer to that of a fresh grape, only more intense. …

Bacon Spaghetti Squash Fritters

Well it’s been quite a while since I have typed one of these posts. I actually had to go back through old posts to remember how to type this …

Recipes

Crispy Swoodles with Bacon

Wanna know my latest trick to get my kids to eat more vegetables? I transform sweet potatoes into “swoodles” with a spiralizer, roast them, and toss ’em with crispy bacon bits. Yes, I know adding bacon is cheating; after all, smoky, salty porky bits make <i>everything</i> taste better. But even without them, the crunchy combination of roasted sweet potatoes, carrots, and onions—finished off with a shower of fresh herbs and a splash of lime juice—will win over your pickiest eaters. And I’m not just …

Sweet Potato and Cashew Dip (from Tess Masters’ The Perfect Blend)

Contrary to popular belief, eating Paleo doesn’t mean your plate is piled high with red meat and bacon. It may have been true for me when I first started eating this <i>waaaay</i> back in 2010—because as a semi-vegetarian indoctrinated in the low-fat, high-carb mantra of the 90s, it’d been a long time since I’d eaten a nice, fatty piece of animal protein, and I was making up for lost meat. But these days, my typical plate consists mostly of vegetables, along with a palm-sized portion of high quality …

Cauliflower Dirty Rice with Andouille Sausage (Paleo)

Last month, I went up to Vermont to cook for a gluten-free retreat hosted by fellow blogger Brittany Angell. There were quite a few grain and …

Mint Masala Roasted Chicken With Fennel and Potatoes

In a blender or food processor, blend the mint, serrano chiles, 6 garlic cloves, lime juice, salt, and 1/2 cup water to make a smooth paste. Spoonthe …

No Bake Almond Butter Cup Bars

We recently made a trip back to Kansas to visit family and friends and during our stay I got to hang out with my pal, Laura, who is my kindred spirit …

Cookies

Grain-Free Waffles

Loading...<p>Confirm Rating? Yes / No<p>Danielle Walker - AgainstAllGrain.com<p>SERVES: 4<p>PREP TIME:<p>12 mins<p>COOK TIME:<p>10 mins</> TOTAL TIME:<p>22 mins<p>Ingredients:<p><i>3</i> …

Tapioca Crepes Recipe

1<p>toppings of choice- for crepes, (we use fresh berries and almond butter on the shopping list, but feel free to mix it up with sauteed vegetables, …

Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Avocado Pesto

Happy #MeatlessMonday!No I’m not a vegetarian, but sometimes I just <i>love</i> having a day where the only thing I fill my body with are fresh fruits and …

The World’s Easiest Cookies

What?!? A cookie recipe on my site? Don’t worry—I promise this isn’t an early April Fool’s joke. Longtime readers know that they won’t find many …

Cookies

No More Squeezes of Lemon: The Modern Chef's Acid Arsenal

Today’s chefs are doing way more than adding a squeeze of lemon to food. Take a peek at the modern chef’s acid arsenal.<p>Blood Orange<p>Molly Mitchell of <b>Rose’s Fine Food</b> in <b>Detroit</b> candies the ruby-hued fruit (with hints of berry flavor), great for chopping up and serving atop breakfast, like on Rose’s …

Fruit

The Best Thing to Do With Old Bananas: Make Chocolate Pudding

This dark, complex dessert gets better the longer you forget about your fruit<p>I hate to admit it, but I’m a forgetful person. I always mean to do a …

Dessert

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Lime & Crispy Shallots Recipe

<i>Steph’s note: This Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Lime & Crispy Shallots Recipe comes to you courtesy of my very good friend Rach from Meatified.</i> …

Recipes

The Food Lab's Guide to Sous Vide Sausage

Sausages have a reputation for being easy. They've already got the right ratio of fat to meat built in and the right level of salt and seasoning, and they even have a convenient skin around them to ensure that all those juices stay inside where they're supposed to be. But there's a difference …

Stew Science: Why You Shouldn't Cook Your Beef All Day

As anyone who has ever tried to eat at a dozen Nashville hot fried chicken joints in the course of one day can tell you, you absolutely <i>can</i> have too much of a good thing.<p>I used to be of the mindset that if cooking a stew for a long time is a good idea, then cooking it even longer is a better idea. I …

Crispy Golden Pork Belly - Kirbie's Cravings

August 26, 2014<p>by Kirbie<p>This is the best pork belly recipe I’ve made. The pork skin is incredibly crispy, perfectly golden, and the prep work is very …

Olive Oil Fraud: What's Really in the Bottle in Your Kitchen?

Don't get duped.<p>Unless you survive solely on a diet of dinners out and Seamless deliveries, it’s likely your kitchen cabinet is stocked with at least one bottle of olive oil — and there’s a good chance it’s "extra-virgin." The first pressing of the olive harvest is generally regarded as the most …

Fraud

Spaghetti Squash Bolognese Boats

<i>PSA: I’m offering a free preview copy of Paleo Takeout starting today through February 12th, via this 100% free bundle. A bunch of Paleo-minded</i> …

Recipes

Flip the Script on Al Pastor With Bacon-Wrapped-Roasted-Pineapple Tacos

You know those actors who seem to spend their entire careers in supporting roles, yet manage to steal every scene they're in? John Goodman. Alan Rickman. You know the type. You always want <i>more</i> of them, but know you can't have it. Wouldn't it be great if you could flip the script on some of those …

Arugula, Sweet Potato, and Walnut Salad With Dashi "Vinaigrette" Recipe

Conventional wisdom says that salads should be dressed with vinaigrettes, which, by definition, balance an acid with a fat. Turns out you can break that rule by dropping the acid entirely. In this salad, we make a "vinaigrette" with shoyu-dashi—soy sauce mixed with dashi—for an easy, deeply …

Rethinking Vinaigrettes: The Case for Dropping the Acid

If you had asked me even a couple of months ago if there was a universal rule to salads, I'd have told you that they all need a vinaigrette. A vinaigrette, I would have continued, is a sauce that, in the simplest sense, is an emulsion of a fat (usually oil) and an acid (usually vinegar or lemon …