Tag: paleo

Nettle Soup with Oyster Mushrooms

I’ve been curious about cooking with nettles for some time now. They’re reputed to have really great health benefits: vitamins A and C, carotene, calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium, as well as being able to help with arthritis, allergies, and digestion. A traditional form of medicine, but one that you

Chocolate-Avocado Mousse

My friend Lexie has always told me about this amazing, dairy-free chocolate mousse she makes. For the past couple of years, I’ve been dying to try it, but I still hadn’t tried it until NOW. As we firmed up our dinner plans for tonight — I’m having a vegetarian, gluten-

Dilly Bean-Poached Cod with Roasted Veggies

I’m gushing a little at how bright and colorful this dish is. In the dead of winter, all I want is comfort food, but that doesn’t mean I want to eat colorless mush for 4-5 months. I want to be comforted both by the vibrancy and flavor of my food,

A Homemade Challenge and Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce

I love the holidays. Any excuse for a get together where good company combine with good food and drink, and I’m there. A month and a half of these excuses? Yes please. And although many of us tend to take a lot on, no matter the time of year, we

Leeks Vinaigrette with Scallops, Clams, and Roasted Root Vegetables

I tried Leeks Vinaigrette for the first time late this summer while working at The Market Restaurant. I hadn’t heard of it before but instantly loved it, since I’m a sucker for mustardy dressings. Basically, it’s poached leeks with a mustardy vinaigrette, and is typically served with soft- or hard-boiled

Welcoming Autumn

And all of a sudden, it’s fall. Bring on the hearty, comforting dishes. I’m shocked, but nevertheless ready for hikes, pumpkins, cider, toasty nights, boots and sweaters — and the inevitable hibernation after this crazy busy, fun year.Everything is changing so quickly this season. Or maybe it just snuck up

Grilled Swordfish with Wild Blueberry Chutney, and Other Meals for Visitors

This post should have something for everyone, from vegans to paleo followers, and everyone in between. (Swordfish, lobster, veggie burgers, banana boat s’mores with homemade marshmallows!) I can’t get over how incredible this summer has been. This past week, friends from a semester in Costa Rica flew up to visit,

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