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  • Lamb

    Laden with aromatic Moroccan spices, these Merguez Lamb Burgers add exotic flavor to a weeknight supper or a fancy dinner party.

    I can’t honestly remember the first time I had merguez sausage, but I do know that ever since then, I have to order it any time I see it on a menu. The combination of aromatic spices mixed with lamb, one of my favorite meats, makes merguez pretty irresistible.… Read the rest

    • Lifestyle
    • Posted on June 7, 2017June 6, 2017

      Did you ditch salt in your efforts to improve health? It’s time to reconsider that. Here are some of the reasons why salt is good for you.

      When someone decides they are going to start “eating healthy” they tend to ditch the typical diet villains–those foods that mainstream diet dogma has deemed “bad”– fat, sugar and salt.… Read the rest

    • Dessert
    • Posted on June 2, 2017May 31, 2017

      Coffee flour, made from dried coffee fruit, is full of antioxidants and lends an earthy, tart flavor to these Coffee Flour Cacao Fat Bombs– the perfect low carb, high fat treat!

      Are you surprised to hear that coffee comes from a fruit? I suppose I knew that on some level, but since our focus is on that caffeine-laden bean in the middle, it’s easy to forget about the fruit that surrounds it. … Read the rest

    • Nutrition & Health
    • Posted on May 26, 2017May 27, 2017 … Read the rest

    • Baked Goods
    • Posted on May 5, 2017May 5, 2017

      A slice of this sweet & zesty paleo coconut lime pound cake is the perfect treat for Cinco de Mayo or summertime parties!

      Back in 2013, Cinco de Mayo fell on a Sunday, so my friends and I decided to hold a party the Saturday before, on May 4th. We kept calling it our “Cinco de Cuatro” party, and I don’t think it was until several drinks had been consumed that evening that we realized we should have been calling it “Cuatro de Mayo.”

      Clearly our Spanish skills need some work…

      This recipe was actually born from the aftermath of a different party.… Read the rest

    • Baked Goods
    • Posted on April 14, 2017April 13, 2017 … Read the rest

    • Beef & Red Meat
    • Posted on April 7, 2017April 6, 2017

      Instant Pot Asian Beef Short Ribs – tender, Asian-inspired short ribs in a matter of minutes thanks to the next best kitchen gadget, the Instant Pot!

      I’ve been trying to come up with something creative to say about these Instant Pot Asian Beef Short Ribs, but I’m too distracted by these photos, daydreaming of the next time I can make this delicious dish!… Read the rest

    • Lamb
    • Topped with pureed cauliflower rather than the traditional mashed potatoes, this savory low carb shepherd’s pie is the quintessential comfort food without all the carbs.

      When I was young, I didn’t know shepherd’s pie was made with lamb. I might not have eaten it had I known, since little lambs are so darn cute! All I knew was that it was creamy, comforting, and absolutely delicious with a healthy squeeze of ketchup on top (don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it!).… Read the rest

    • Baked Goods
    • A grain-free version of traditional Irish soda bread, this Paleo Irish Brown Bread is hearty, slightly sweet, and perfect served alongside corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day.

      Most people think of Irish soda bread as being sweet and currant-laden, but in all the time I’ve spent in Ireland, I’ve never eaten such a bread.… Read the rest

    • Baked Goods
    • Posted on February 10, 2017February 9, 2017

      Incredibly rich and fudgy and swirled with homemade jam, these Cherry Vanilla Swirl Brownies are the ultimate Valentine’s Day dessert. Make your true love fall in love all over again.

      “What should we do for Valentine’s Day?” I asked Matt a few days ago.

      “The usual,” he replied.

      “So stay in, make dinner and watch a movie?”


      “Works for me!”

      Can anyone else relate to not wanting to get all dressed up and go out to a fancy, over-priced dinner surrounded by a bunch of other people for Valentine’s Day?… Read the rest