Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thai Creamed Spinach and Dandelion Greens

I’ve been trying to incorporate even more leafy greens into my diet this week, since I am planning to donate blood on Saturday, and greens tend to be higher in iron.  I once tried to give blood a few years ago, but I was denied due to low iron levels.  I am hoping that with a significantly improved diet since then (including more red meat), I shouldn’t have to worry about iron...One thing I am concerned about, however, is the amount of fat consumption that is common among paleo-dieters affecting my donation. 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Paleo Turkey Nuggets

According to Michael Ruhlman, a favored author and food writer of mine, “The world is better when we cook for ourselves.”  In my opinion, this is 100% true unless you are wearing a bathing suit while frying something in coconut oil (which I learned the hard way with this recipe after one or two splatters of hot oil).  For me, cooking serves many purposes, the first and most important of which is

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Green Protein Smoothie

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I would post some sort of green recipe.  I love green smoothies made with spinach, but it peeves me that spinach is often called a “superfood.”  Actually, it bothers me that any food is called a “superfood.”  While things like kale, blueberries, eggs, and flax seeds are all healthy, they should not be considered “super,” because in my mind, they are just every day foods. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Butterflied Paprika Chicken with Roasted Root Vegetables

butterflied chicken

 First of all, I want to address the fact that as elegant as it sounds, “butterflying” a chicken is a somewhat macabre task that involves cutting out the chicken’s spine.  But I guess it doesn’t get much more primal than that unless you kill the chicken yourself...So, bonus points are in order for butchering your own bird!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Cheater, Cheater, Pumpkin Eater...

So for today’s post, I am going to address the topic of cheating (I bet you didn't see that coming based on the title of the post, right?).  Well, there are many forms of cheating which I blatantly oppose...Cheating on tests, cheating in relationships, cheating people out of money – All bad, so just don’t do any of it, because it won’t get you anywhere in life…

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Curry Shrimp Skewers

Life is all about balance...and when that balance gets thrown off, so do a lot of other things (like my immune system at the moment).  As a college student, it is a constant struggle to balance the various aspects of my life.  With class, homework, actual work, cooking, blogging, applying for internships, maintaining a social life, working out and keeping up with other hobbies, it often becomes a question of, “Which things can I afford to sacrifice or put off until tomorrow?” And the answer is usually my social life.