Pork Pastor




Main Dish/Pork/Pork Pastor

Also, check out Danielle Walker’s cookbook or site for the paleo ranch dressing recipe.  http://www.againstallgrains.com



Fish Cakes

Quick and easy Fish Cakes that you can make from real food.

The recipe is on my site:


Look under recipes/Main Dish/Fish & Seafood

Dinner Tonight

I didn’t want to go grocery shopping today, at least not a big-ole trip, so I looked around the kitchen at what we had and this is what I came up with:  Paleo Fish Cakes made with Tuna and Salmon, Sweet Potato Hash Browns, and Roasted Kale.  All of it is Paleo and all of it was delicious.

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Recipes are on the web site.


Easy Kale and Sausage

Sausage and Kale

I know kale is a superfood and I know that I’m supposed to love it and I do love it but I’m never excited about the possibilities of kale.  Kale is like that cousin you don’t really want to see but you end up having a really good time when they come over.

My wife brought home a huge bag of kale and my excitement was non-existent to say the least.  I don’t know if I’m remembering kale wrong or what but whatever it is I just can’t get excited about it.

so I started thinking about what I could do with it and I wanted it to be well-paired with something delicious but also stand out on its own.  I looked in the fridge and saw some sauteed onions and uncooked mushrooms both of which I thought would be great with the kale and sausage.

So here’s what I did:

  1.  I cooked the sausage and mushrooms together.
  2.  Chopped the kale into small pieces using the food processor
  3.  Sauteed the kale for about 10 min.
  4. Seasonings I used were salt, pepper, garlic, oregano and cumin.
  5. I mixed it all together and topped it with roasted almonds.

See how easy cooking can be?  It’s fun and nice to have all kinds of different foods every night.



White Chili


What You Will Need:

2          TB                    Butter

2          c.                     Onions

2         tsp.                  Garlic (minced)

2          c.                     Chicken (cooked and chopped)

8          c.                     Water or Chicken Stock

2         tsp.                  Cilantro (fresh and chopped)

1          can                  Great Northern Beans

¼         tsp.                  Ground Cloves

¼         tsp.                  White Pepper (or Cayenne)

1/2      tsp.                    Salt

1          c.                     Rice (cooked)

2         TB                    Flour

½         c.                     Water


What You Do:

1. Saute the Onion in the Butter for 5 – 8 min.

2. Add the Garlic and cook for 3 more minutes.

3. Add the Chicken, Liquid, Beans, Cilantro and seasonings.

4. Bring to a Boil and add the Rice.

5. Bring it down to a simmer

6. Make a slurry from the Water and Flour and add to soup.


The Low Down:

This is a very easy soup to make and it is packed with a lot of different flavors you might not be expecting.  I use to serve this in my restaurant and everyone who tried it loved it. 


What you won’t be expecting is the taste of the cloves.  I don’t love cloves but they add a nice warmth to the soup that you don’t find just anywhere.  This soup is good in the winter or summer.


*You make the slurry by whisking the flour into the warm water slowly so as not to make any lumps.


Having latkes for breakfast on Christmas morning has been a tradition

in our family since our kids were very small.  I don’t know why we started

it but we did and it is now what we do every year.

Latkes are traditionally a Jewish food eaten at Hanukkah.  I think this is where

our tradition started as a shout-out to our Jewish friends.  Whatever the

reason, there are different ways to make latkes and this is the one

we like the best.




What You Will Need:

2          lbs                    Russet Potatoes (about 4, 6-inch pots)

1                                  Onion (Minced)

¼          c.                     Potato Starch (flour)

2                                  Eggs

½         tsp.                  Granulated Garlic

¼          tsp.                  Salt (more to taste)

                                    Black Pepper

                                    Applesauce (topping)


What You Do:

1. Peel and shred the potatoes with your cheese grater.  Use the big holes.

2. Using a kitchen towel, squeeze all the water out of the shredded potatoes.

3. Microwave for 30 sec., stir, then 30 sec. more.

4. Combine Potatoes, Onion, Starch, Eggs and seasonings in a bowl.

5. Heat 1/-inch of Oil in a heavy-bottomed sauté pan.  (cast iron, for example)

6. Make sure the oil is hot but not smoking! (about 7 on electric stoves)

7. Scoop ¼ – 1/3 cup of mixture to oil and flatten with fork.

8. Cook on each side until crispy. (3 – 4 min. each side)

9. Drain and serve with applesauce.

Bacon Bark

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1. Heat oven to 350 degrees

What You Will Need:
3	strips	Bacon
1/8	c.		Brown Sugar
¼	c.		lemon Zest
¼	tsp.		Smoked Paprika
1	pinch		Cayenne (to your taste)
			Black Pepper

½	c.		Pecans (chopped)
½	c.		Almonds (slivered)
1	TB		Maple Syrup
1/8	c.		Brown Sugar
¼	tsp.		Smoked Paprika (optional)
¼	tsp.		Pumpkin Pie Spice
			Black Pepper

What You Do:
1. Cut the bacon into ½-inch pieces
2. Mix first 6 ingredients
3. Spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment
4. Bake for 10 min.
5. Mix Pecans and rest of ingredients
6. Mix Bacon mixture with Pecan mixture
7. Return to oven for 15 min. (stir after 8)
8. Turn oven off, open door and let sit for 20 min.