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Persimmon Margarita

June 28, 2012

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Try this twist on a margarita instead of the more traditional strawberry or mango flavors.  Make sure you use Fuyu persimmons because other varieties can have a very astringent unpleasant flavor unless they are very ripe.  Fuyus are sweet and tender, with a consistency like a peach, and look a bit like an orange flat […]

Whole grilled snapper

June 27, 2012

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While on vacation in Vieques last year, we had the pleasure of dining at a small seaside restaurant recommended by several of the locals.   The special that day was whole fried snapper, which we ate with fried plantains and red beans and rice.  This simply prepared meal was one of the best of the trip, […]

Orange cardamom soda

June 23, 2012

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For those who don’t know, orange and cardamom go together like peanut butter and jelly.  I’ve had this combo in ice cream, and in some amazing shortbread cookies I used to make for special occasions.  I figured since I can’t have the cookies anymore, why not try the same flavors in a soda?   This one […]

Strawberry basil lemonade

June 22, 2012

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When making the choice to be paleo, or just healthier in general, one of the challenges is finding a beverage that is both tasty and healthy.  When you have to give up processed foods, soda and anything with added sugar that pretty much limits you to water and unsweetened tea.   Over the next couple of […]

Baked veggie chips

June 16, 2012

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As promised in yesterday’s post, here is the recipe for the veggie chips.  These make a great healthy snack, and are just as pretty as they are tasty.  People eat with their eyes first, so it’s a guarantee they will be a crowd pleaser, even amongst those that aren’t big veggie fans.  They are extremely […]

Venison, Italian beef style

June 16, 2012

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This meal is simple but a bit time consuming.  In order to really get the meat to that falling apart tender and juicy stage, it really needs to cook for at least 12 hours, so you’ll have to plan ahead.  I put mine in the crock pot before bed so it was perfect by dinner […]

Paleo truffles

June 2, 2012

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Here’s another simple and delicious dessert that is surprisingly paleo friendly.  I actually found this one in this month’s Bon Appetite magazine.  My fiance took some to work and they were devoured with rave reviews.  I chose to use hazelnuts and pistachios, but you can coat them in anything you want.  They would be great […]