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Carne Asada

Recipes from the past: BLT Salad (with homemade mayo) Quick Cube Steak with mushrooms Grain-Free Chocolate Cupcakes Carne asada literally translates to “roasted meat,” but it is so much more than that.  Good carne asada starts …

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Cashew “Cheesecake”

Recipes posted a year ago: Tomatillo and Avocado Soup Cheesecake is by far my favorite dessert. My friend, Dana, told me about this recipe.  I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical, but …

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Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Recipes posted a year ago: Salt and Pepper Cube Steaks Fava Bean Hummus Tapenade Pork Chops There is a wonderful new book being released tomorrow called “Practical Paleo” by Diane Sanfilippo.  I was lucky enough to …

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Citrus Herb Roasted Chicken

Recipes posted a year ago: Lime Curry Sirloin Steaks Ginger Carrots and Turnips Lemon and Herb-Brined Pork Chops Last weekend we picked up our monthly share of two fresh chickens from our CSP, and I …

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Lemon Pepper Pork Chops

Recipes posted a year ago: Orange Ginger Marinated Pork “Ribs” Onion & Bacon Grilled Turkey Breast Hungarian Goulash The other night, I was looking for a quick weeknight recipe to take advantage of the warmer …

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Lemon Garlic and Ginger Shrimp

Recipes posted a year ago: Tarragon Chicken  Ginger and Nutmeg Sweet Potatoes The other night, I had elk steaks thawed out to go on the grill, and Karen had picked up a pound of pre-cooked …

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Grilled Salmon with Hazelnuts

Recipes posted a year ago: Chicken with Fennel and Squash Balsamic Round Steaks Brussels Sprouts Sweet Potato Hash You gotta love the Pacific Northwest for the seafood!  I decided to cook a Kokanee that Casey caught last …

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Lemon Chicken Soup

Recipes posted a year ago: Chicken Quesadillas Herb Dijon Filet Mignon Lil’ Turkey Meatloaves This soup offers a nice, tangy, citrus flavor.  We used chopped cauliflower, but there are others options such as ricing parsnips.

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Za’atar Grilled Pork Loin

The flavors of lemon, sesame, thyme, and paprika can all be found individually in different recipes for lighter meats and fish.  Here, we’ll use them together in a Middle Eastern blend known as za’atar to create …

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Wine & Herb Grilled Salmon

I made this recipe up years ago for a camping trip with extended family, and then sort of forgot about it over time.  Karen’s mom, however, didn’t – because it was the only time Karen’s dad …

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Garlic Herb “Stuffed” Chicken Breast

This recipe is perfect for a weeknight where you don’t want to spend a lot of time getting things ready.  We’re starting with simple grilled chicken breast, but livening it up with a combination of …

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Lemon Basil Round Steaks

We’ve got a quick one today for the middle of the week, now that we’ve got some good weather to call summer out here.  Start out making a double-batch of our lemon vinaigrette dressing recipe, …

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Tapenade Pork Chops

During the week, we often use leftover sauces and dressings from one meal as the basis for a new variation.  Today is an example – a quick recipe  based on the ideas at the end of our …

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Fava Bean Hummus

Fava beans and other legumes aren’t normally on our menu.  However, we will make an occasional exception for things that come with our CSA share (corn on the cob and baby potatoes both come to …

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Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade

Tapenade is a condiment from the region surrounding Provence, France, consisting of a variety of ingredients minced very fine or ground together in a mortar and pestle with olive oil.  And while the name derives …

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