Category Archives: Recipes

Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Last night I was about to cook up my beautiful bone-in pork chop from Niman Ranch. I buy my pork from the Meat Mart in Conyers, Georgia. They are an old fashioned meat market, and they do their best to sell happy meat. Then I said to myself, “Wait! you have a boat load of organic apples you just bought from BJ’s.” Continue reading Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Plastic Seriously?

A couple of weeks ago I went to two important events. The first was a book signing by the Food Babe, Vani Hari, and the second was the GYRE conference at the CDC, which was part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) conference. I kind of fit into the technology and math category, but science and engineering are beyond my mental skills. Continue reading Plastic Seriously?

What is in Your Food?

About ten years ago I read a series of books that totally changed my life. It is sad to say that the author allowed his ego to take over, and he is serving time in jail for embellishing his claims. Ego and greed can be a powerful thing. I won’t mention his name in this post, because he has done a lot of good. The most powerful things he did for me were that I started reading the labels on all of my foods, which lead me to eating mostly organic foods, filtering my water, not only the water I drink, but also the water I take a shower with. Continue reading What is in Your Food?

Paleo St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

I know St. Patrick’s day was a couple of days ago, but once again I impressed my guests with a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner, Paleo style.  Nobody missed the potatoes or the soda bread filled with massive amounts of gluten.

The Menu

Steamed Cabbage
Simply steam for 30 minutes, butter and salt and pepper—Don’t mess with it if you want the best cabbage ever.
colcannon
Root Vegetable Colcannon. Click for recipe
Irish Soda Bread
Paleo Irish Soda Bread. Click for recipe

 

St. Patrick's Cupcakes
St. Patrick’s Day Cup Cakes. Click for recipe.

 

 

 

Root Vegetable Colcannon

This recipe was inspired by Colcannon Recipe—Paleo style from Confessions of an Overworked Mom, thanks Ellen. I would have made this, but there seemed to be a run on parsnips this past weekend.

Here are some organic ingredients you can use in this recipe. For me a double boiler is a must have. It was the first cooking pot I purchased when I first started equipping my kitchen when I was in my early twenties.

 

Paleo Birthday Dinner

This past weekend I made a birthday dinner for two very special friends of mine. Neither of them are on the Paleo lifestyle, but I am, and I cooked them a much raved over Paleo dinner.  The dinner was a massive success with everyone very satisfied, and no one feeling bloated at the end of the meal.

The Menu

 

Sauteed Asparagus with Shallot and Lemon. Click for the recipe.
Sauteed Asparagus with Shallot and Lemon. Click for the recipe.

 

Cauliflower Cake
Cauliflower Cake. Click here for recipe.

 

 

Sandwich Bread
Fluffy Paleo Bread. Click here for recipe.

 

Paleo Apple Pie Parfait. Click here for recipe.
Paleo Apple Pie Parfait. Click here for recipe.

 

Spice-Rubbed Pork Chops with Home-Fried Sweet Potatoes

I am at a loss for words today, so I am sharing a recipe for pork chops that I made last night for dinner. This is simple and delicious.

Always cook with organic ingredients. Here are some that I used in this recipe, along with a deal on cast iron skillets.