Thursday, April 18, 2013

Warm Golden Beet and Cabbage Slaw with Creamy Italian Dressing

As you may or may not have noticed, I have been on a bit of a blogging hiatus this past week or so.  WIth finals quickly approaching, I have been buried up to my ears in projects and assignments that I have been scrambling to finish.  Unfortunately, this has taken away a lot of my spare time that I usually spend cooking and blogging to relieve my stress.  As a result, I have turned into one giant stress ball, which I am sure many of you can relate to.  

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Wild Boar Burgers on Portabello Mushroom Buns

As I was creating this recipe, I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to write about along with it.  Okay, actually, I had no idea what I was going to write about...until I tasted the finished product.  As soon as I took a bite, the intense flavor of the burger brought to mind a single word – “umami.” 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Greek Yogurt with Protein Powder

Today’s post addresses those not-quite-paleo foods that are heavily debated among the paleo and primal communities.  Now, I wouldn’t call things like yogurt or protein powder “paleo” by any means (no matter how pristine the ingredient lists are); but the real question here is how often it is ok to eat them, if at all.  One could argue that yogurts and cheeses are “primal” since they are fermented forms of dairy and thus more easily digested, but still not “paleo.”  And some paleo followers advocate egg protein powder, even though it is still a processed food product and not technically “real food.”  I’ll be the first to admit that all of these labels and qualifications can get a little overwhelming.