Sunday, August 28, 2016

Okra Anyone???

Who would have thought that this California turned Georgia girl would ever like Okra...why in the world would anyone like that weird slimy looking veg from the south??? Thats what I always thought and from talking with some friends I'm not the only one.  But I'm serious when I tell you I have found a new love and can't stop eating the "slimy stuff".  Haha!!  Although don't worry when you cook it like this there is no slime

Once again Fresh Harvest has introduced me to a new seasonal veggie in my weekly basket and given me the little nug in the right direction on the proper fixins of this interesting looking veggie.  If any of you bake your broccoli in the oven this is basically the same exact process of drizzling with olive oil, sprinkling with salt and pepper and baking until done.  Oh so good!

Here's what you'll want to get and do...

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Watermelon Cucumber Salad

If I haven't mentioned the amazing Farmers Market delivered to your doorstep service...shame on me.    Fresh Harvest is by far the best company I have come across in Atlanta to not only provide the most amazing hand picked LOCAL seasonal fruits and veggies but to deliver it directly to your doorstep in their reusable "baskets".  They pack it all perfectly in plastic storage bins on ice blocks so that if it arrives before you get home no worries.  You can also add items easily by customizing your basket with things like local Georgia cows milk (yep the kind with the cream on top...nothing better), lemons, bananas, pickled okra...and the list goes on.  I love the element of surprise to see what the picks of the week are and how it is teaching me to know what grows naturally at different times of the year.  

Monday, June 6, 2016

Meatza Pizza Grain-Free

Looking for a great summer meal for your kids?  Look no further because this one is a keeper and most kids love it.  I say most because I think everyone has at least one super picky eater in the family and all I have to say to that is "more for me!!"  I know that if he would take one bite he too would love it, so I haven't given up hope.  I made this for my 4 year olds birthday party and it was a hit with the parents as well as the kids!  I absolutely love making food for the Harkey kids because they appreciate good tasting food and when Finn's friend Cooper said "MMMMmmm this is good" my heart melted!  Thanks buddy!  I'm looking forward to sharing this one with my sisters and their kids.  The original recipe came from "The Secrets of Paleo Diet for Kids" by Ravi Kishore.  Keep in mind this has cheese in it so it is not 100% paleo but it is 100% grain free.  Hope you all enjoy this one as much as we do.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Tara Chicken in Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

If you are looking for another amazing and quick fix chicken dish this one is your next creation!  I'm always on the hunt for good and fast meals that are crowd pleasers and when our friend Tara sent me this recipe it wowed everyone!  I made this for New Years Eve for the family with a side of kale chips from our local Fresh Harvest and spent more time with my family than I did in the kitchen... you would have thought I spent hours preparing...Gotta Love that!  Here's to an amazing 2016 of great food and low stress!  Happy New Year!

Monday, November 16, 2015

"Comfort is Key" Parsnip-Sweet Potato Soup

What continues to blow my mind about living in the US is all the amazing conveniences that are at our fingertips to make our lives easier and how so many people tend to forget or just don't realize how good we really do have it here in the land of plenty.  It takes living in in multiple countries to really realize this and I never want to forget how great we have it!! So in my quest to keep my life simple and clean I finally joined a type of Farmers Co-Op, Fresh Harvest, props to CrossFit NorthAtlanta for brining this amazing service to our is a no brainer...all Locally farmed seasonal veggies and fruit basket with add ons like grassfed milk, cream, beef, organic chicken and pork, and gluten free bread delivered right to our BOX!!  The beauty about eating seasonal is that it not only forces you to venture out of your routine and find new recipes but holy FLAVOR!!  Everything is so fresh and full of taste that I have made, even the Mustard Greens taste amazing!!  Mmmmm goodness!  This soup is full of all kinds of fresh Fall yumminess and by far one of the BEST I have made and tasted.  Enjoy!!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Chicken and Artichoke Fricassee

I've been making this recipe for years now and finally decided it was time to blog this one!  As I'm typing in the title I'm thinking what in the heck is a Fricassee dish... never thought about it or looking it up until now and wow does it make this dish sound even more appealing.  The first definition that came up was this, "a method of cooking meat in which it is cut up, sautéed and braised, and served with its sauce, traditionally a white sauce."  I have made this dish without the sauce to make it 100% paleo and it is still great but wow when you add that sauce it is to die for!!  So lets just call this a Primal Paleo dish that will knock your socks off.  The culprit ingredient is only a 1/4 cup of creme fraiche.  

The original recipe that I have slightly altered is from Bon Appetite so it has a few more steps then an Everday Paleo recipe might but prep time is still not too bad, approx 30 minutes while cooking time after that is an additional 35 minutes.  Well worth it especially if you increase the amount of chicken and make it a little larger for your bigger dinner parties.  Enjoy this little slice of heaven!