Monthly Archives: January 2014

Peppery Salt and Vinegar Roasted Sunflower Seeds

Peppery Salt and Vinegar Roasted Sunflower Seeds

I have a new obsession. Sunflower seeds flavored with vinegar, salt, and pepper. Once, I enjoyed salt and vinegar potato chips. However, they never quite settled well with me. I suspect it is the starch from the white potatoes, and the fact that I’ve never…well…liked potatoes. Not even mashed. So potatoes in greasy chip formContinue Reading

Slow-Cooker Carolina Pulled Pork Goes Paleo

Slow-Cooker Carolina Pulled Pork Goes Paleo

Currently, I live in the south. Not the deep south, mind you. In fact, many southerner’s wouldn’t consider my location “The South”, even if it is south of the Mason Dixon line, and would probably laugh in my face. However, I used to live in the North. My family is full of Yanks with someContinue Reading

Taco Seasoning

Taco Seasoning

We love spicy foods in our house, especially Mexican, Cajun, and heat-laden Asian dishes. We love tacos, served over a plate of spinach, loaded with peppers, onions, black olives, grated carrots, and avocado for the Hubster, topped with homemade salsa. You can bet we have our own taco seasoning, and that we don’t buy storeContinue Reading

Speaking Geek about Paleo: What is the “Caveman” diet?

Warning: Dorkiness ahead. Today, I’m your Gandalf. Well, no. I’m not literally Gandalf the Sparkly White. That would make me a fictional, wise, old, male wizard, which would make the Hubster really uncomfortable. However, if there’s one thing that Gandalf was good at in the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings series, it was giving advice toContinue Reading

Breakfast: Nopalitas and Huevos with Onion

Breakfast: Nopalitas and Huevos with Onion

Today, I am cooking with nopalitas! You read that right; the Dorky Missus has found herself a lovely source of nopales, and she’s fully intent on working them into some kind of recipe. For those who don’t know what the heck I’m talking about, nopales are also known as cactus paddles. They’re the flat, ovalContinue Reading

New Year’s Resolution: Bakin’ is nothing like delicious bacon.

New Year’s Resolution: Bakin’ is nothing like delicious bacon.

Making gluten-free desserts that fit the paleo paradigm is nothing like delicious bacon. It’s easy enough, until flour gets involved, then it becomes a complicated, dry mess that makes my head spin a tiny bit. If only it were bacon; I know how to cook that. Since giving up gluten for a paleo-conscious lifestyle, I’veContinue Reading

Earthy Slow-Cooker Balsamic Chicken

Earthy Slow-Cooker Balsamic Chicken

I believe that I am on a bit of a chicken kick here lately. Don’t worry; I won’t be on it forever. I have a seafood and pork recipes just waiting for me to experiment with. Plus, I need to tackle desserts. Since, I’ve been wanting to try out the different balsamic tastes that canContinue Reading

Recipe Review & Adaptation: Sriracha Roasted Brussel Sprouts by Chef Mike Haracz of NERDSTEAK

Recipe Review & Adaptation: Sriracha Roasted Brussel Sprouts by Chef Mike Haracz of NERDSTEAK

How many of you have seen the awesomeness that is the bacon bowl? If you haven’t, you should head on over to Chef Mike Haracz’s blog NERDSTEAK and check it out. I think the bacon bowl is fabulous, and several people that I’ve shared it with think the bacon bowl should be listed as theContinue Reading

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Wasabi Sunflower Seeds with Cranberries

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Wasabi Sunflower Seeds with Cranberries

The Hubster and I both have day jobs that can lead to rather grueling days with very little time to eat. Neither one of us has a routine lunch schedule; we simply eat when there’s an opening for us to. A few weeks back, I made the Hubster a delicious, no-bake breakfast bar that couldContinue Reading

Slow Cooker Spicy Andouille Sausage and Cabbage

Slow Cooker Spicy Andouille Sausage and Cabbage

Hey, you know the way that many people feel about bacon? That they love it so much that they’d marry it if they could? Instead, they wear dorky t-shirts proclaiming their love for all things bacon. Well, I feel that way…about Andouille sausage. I freaking love Andouille sausage. It’s one of the few culinary joysContinue Reading