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Slow Cooker Curried Tomato Soup

Fall doesn’t officially start until the end of the month, but our garden is already making the transition.  The cucumbers stopped producing after a cold snap last week, and the tomatoes are soon going to be good only for green tomato chutney.  Last week I cleared some beds and planted garlic, kale, and shallots to […]

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Bulletproof Chai

Bulletproof coffee, which is the invention of Dave Asprey, has been all over the news recently.  No longer embraced solely by the Paleo and Keto crowds, it is now being regularly quaffed by people from across the dietary spectrum, all eager to gain the benefits of starting out the day with some healthy fats in […]

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Easy Duck Carnitas Recipe with Quick Pickled Onions

Easy Duck Carnitas, Plus a Giveaway

If you crave the meltingly-tender meat with crispy edges that you get with classic pork carnitas, you are going to love this easy recipe for duck carnitas.  This is my one-pot method that braises the meat until it is falling apart and then crisps up the skin and edges to give you some crunchy texture.  […]

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Paleo Rosemary Foccacia recipe (grain free)

Rosemary Foccacia (grain free and nut free)

I’ve been working on this recipe for a while, with a number of batches that either stuck to the pan, crumbled too much, or ended up a little too brown around the edges.  I finally hit a formula that works really well as a bread-like substance to serve with soupy curries and sauces.  Note that […]

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Stuffed Mushrooms with Duck and Fresh Cherries

You may have noticed that I love to stuff things into mushrooms, and my rationale for this is simple.  One, I love mushrooms.  Two, mushrooms provide an easy base for grain-free, gluten-free, and lower-carb ways to have a handy little appetizer.  Finally, appetizers are the new main dish, at least in my world.  For this […]

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Fresh Herb Soup

Every summer my tarragon plant gets quickly out of control, growing to at least four feet tall and taking over a good third of our large herb bed.  I do a lot of things to try to keep it in check–pesto, tarragon salt, tarragon chicken, etc.–but sooner or later it has to be somewhat aggressively […]

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