Tex-Mex Braised Lamb Ribs

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I’ve recounted a couple of time of my love affair with lamb on various social media outlets. I don’t eat it absolutely all the time because I like to diversify what I eat as much as possible and with the amount that I love lamb I would end up eating it practically every day. Therefore I have to force myself to eat other things just to keep myself from eating lamb all the time.

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Roasted Tomato Salsa

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Salsa is one of those wonders of the world. Sure you can use it as a dip for just about anything but it  can also be used in the kitchen as a highly versatile ingredient. If I’m ever lurking in the kitchen and making my food which is basically 100 percent of the time, it has to taste good. If it doesn’t taste good, I wont want to eat it and probably wont. I’m not a picky eater when it comes to taste, all I’m saying is that it should look good and taste good

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Banana Bread (Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free)

Paleo Banana Bread from Slim Palate

There comes a time when you buy bananas and then leave them to sit in the fruit basket until you notice that the object that was once yellow is now a heavily spotted mess. For me, this is an every time event. It can be quite the predicament at first thought because I don’t really know anyone that could eat a banana that utterly goopy and enjoy it. You would have to pretend that it’s just an incredibly sweet and banana-ey tasting plate of cauliflower mash.

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Corner Table

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Before going to PaleoFX I met up with Bill and Hayley of Primal Palate to dine at Corner Table to get to know them better. At first I was incredibly skeptical and slightly scared to go because I hadn’t eaten out for a few years and wasn’t sure if I was ready for someone else to be handling my food just yet. So I did my research and found that that they not only serve grass fed meats but also serve all local produce and even have a Paleo menu. With my relief I decided to go and the event ended up being a lot of nerdy camera talk and politically correct real food speak, which I love but there was also one key point that I’ll never forget. The food, which was absolutely enchanting in both taste and presentation.

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Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups with Smoked Sea Salt (Paleo, Refined Sugar free)

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups with Smoked Sea Salt from Slim Palate

I think we all have that one specific familiarity and constant attraction to some food that is bad for you. Like Reeses butter cups. I’m not going to preach about how bad they are for you because it’s simply obvious. But regardless of that, those little cups are incredibly delicious and whenever I think of them or see someone enjoying I begin to feel an eye twitching spasm coming on. I think it’s mainly because I loved them so much as a kid and they are incredibly memorable and familiar to me.

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Pescados Asado (Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free)

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This might seem redundant because it’s being spoken about widely across the foodie and paleo sphere of the internet but I’ve been rather consumed by Gather written by the dynamic duo couple Bill Staley and Hayley Mason from Primal Palate.  I was fortunate enough to meet them at PaleoFX and they totally blew me away with how kind and genuine they are.

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Roasted Pecan Broccoli

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I’ve mentioned before how much I love to roast vegetables. If you want to turn someone on to vegetables this is exactly how you are going to do it. Roasting vegetables takes away any of the harsher tasting parts of a vegetable if there are anyway and makes them much more smooth tasting. It also manages to give the veggies a nice smokey and nutty taste with a slight sweetness at the end. Not to mention it’s almost always incredibly healthy and Paleo so long as you don’t use any gross oils.  Like vegetable oil,  gross. Just the name makes me shudder.

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Snickerdoodles (Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free)

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Ah the combination of cinnamon and buttery goodness. Cinnamon is so perfect on just about any baked good, but something about a snickerdoodle makes it significantly better. Back in the days where I had regular snickerdoodles I always recalled them to have a specific buttery and slightly salty richness to intertwine with the sweet and fragrant cinnamon. They had a texture that wasnt crumbly but soft and slightly chewy.

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Brownie Cake with Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting and Cacao Nibs (Primal, Grain free, Gluten free)

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A few weeks ago it was my mom’s birthday so I made her a nice birthday dinner, even though I make dinner most nights this one was special. There was one main dilemma though, that dilemma being the fact that her birthday happened to fall on an incredibly busy week so I only had enough time to run and grab a present and make a dinner. I don’t know if you noticed but there is something seriously wrong with that. There was no cake involved.

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Carnitas

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I have really been getting my fiesta on with Mexican cuisine lately. I have always had quite an innate love for Mexican food, ever since I was little actually. I had a nanny for most of my toddler and childhood ages named Gladys. Well actually we all call her Chachi now and she’s not Mexican she’s Salvadorian but I digress. In fact even all of her friends and people she knows call her Chachi. And of course there is a story behind the name Chachi, that story basically being when I was very little to the point where I could only say a few words I woke up from one of my naps and called for her by yelling for Chachi. So it just stuck. Actually even her family members call her Chachi.

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