In looking for recipes in the last few years I’ve noticed something interesting. Paleo and Nutritarian are very similar. As a Nutritarian, my goal is to eat nutrient dense, whole, natural, organic food. Which the Paleo diet does also. As more and more “diets” or “Lifestyles” come into being, we have to look at them carefully….


Vindaloo

Becka’s Vindaloo I found this recipe for Vindaloo and thought it sounded really good. So I tried it, sort of made it mine of course and changed it just a little bit. I’m not Indian but I do like the flavors of some of their dishes and I cook with a lot of different seasonings to add flavor to foods….


A Good Piroshki

Piroshki This Piroshki can be deep fried or baked. I like them fried, because that’s the way I was used to getting them when I was younger. Almost every day when I was in high school, I walked, or rode my bike, downtown at lunch time to a little shop where I bought a delicious piroshki. I would eat…


Sweet Potato, Kale and Shrimp This Sweet Potato, Kale and Shrimp dish is quick, gluten-free, healthy and easy, without sacrificing flavor! Serves: 2 Ingredients: 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil ½ cup onion, diced Red pepper flakes, to taste 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups sweet potatoes, diced 2 cups fresh shrimp 3 cups trimmed and coarsely chopped kale leaves Ground black pepper to taste Salt to taste Instructions: In a large skillet, add the extra virgin olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and red pepper flakes and cook until onions are soft and golden. Then add garlic and…


I have one recipe to share from this week. In between all the grunt work I was doing I made Crock Pot Nine Bean and Ham. You’ll need a good size crock pot if you want to copy this recipe. Otherwise, you might want to cut it in half. Because, I used two packages of 9 Bean…


I like to mix things up and try making new flavorers out of old stand-byes. My son loves my Ratatouille when I add mushrooms and a little cumin. This time I changed it up even more and it came out really good. I shared some with one of my neighbors who thought I just making…


Colorful Succotash Yield:Makes 8 servings Ingredients: 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium-size yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced 1 medium-size red bell pepper, seeded and diced 1 medium-size green bell pepper, seeded and diced 4 medium green onions, sliced 2 1/2 cups frozen whole kernel corn 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 (16-oz.) package frozen lima beans, thawed 1 tablespoon butter 1/4 cup Parsley or Mint, finely chopped (depends on your taste) Salt and pepper to taste Preparation: Sauté yellow onion in hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat 3 minutes or until tender. Add bell peppers and corn, and cook 5 more minutes or until tender. Stir in chicken broth,…


Ratatouille

Ratatouille Yields: 4 servings Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 4 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced 1 small bay leaf 1 small eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 3 cups) 1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into thin slices 1 red bell pepper, cut into slivers 4 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped (about 1 1/4 cups) 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 cup shredded fresh basil leaves freshly ground black pepper Preparation Over medium-low heat, add the oil to a large skillet with the onion, garlic, and bay leaf, stirring occasionally, until the onion has softened. Add the eggplant and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until the eggplant has softened….


Easy Baked Beef Ribs These ribs are well-seasoned to the bone, slow baked, tender, juicy and fall off the bone perfection! Ingredients 3 lbs meaty beef ribs 2-4 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning 2 tablespoon brown sugar, packed 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon salt, can used a smoked salt as well. 1 teaspoon paprika 2 teaspoons oregano Favorite BBQ Sauce Preparation Rinse ribs and dry COMPLETELY with paper towels Douse dry ribs with liquid smoke if using. Lightly coat ribs in olive oil. Mix together seasoning and sprinkle generously over ribs, front and back. (don’t have to use all of seasoning mix) Massage the spices into the ribs, adding more olive oil to help distribute the spices well if needed. Place the ribs in a large ziplock bag or covered bowl and marinate in the fridge for 1-2 hours. Can leave over night. Preheat the oven to 250 F. (Or prepare outdoor grill or smoker with temperature control to 250 F.)…