Category Archives: Cooking


Next week starts week 2 of the 30-Day Re-Introduction Challenge. This week, in addition to everything we did last week, we will cut out refined sugar entirely and put away our bottles of cognac. Depending on how long you’ve been off … Continue reading

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I ate like a vegan and didn’t know it

So today, I met a friend at Sticky Fingers in Columbia Heights for lunch, I ordered a grilled cheese, and unbeknownst to me it was a completely vegan dish! Everyone should check it out, here are the ingredients they have … Continue reading

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Try Something New: Brussels Sprouts

I am on a mini campaign to cook each week with unfamiliar vegetables. When I go to the grocery store, I look around for veggies I have never cooked with and buy them. Last week it was Brussels sprouts. I … Continue reading

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Of Curries and Fridge Clean-outs

Whenever I have a bunch of different kinds of vegetables left over in the fridge and I need to clean it out, I make some kind of curry. That is the great thing about curry–it doesn’t matter very much what … Continue reading

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$3 Dinner Contest – Pulled Pork w/Guacamole

When it comes to maximizing Primal calories per dollar here in Chicago, you can’t beat shopping at your local hispanic market.  They focus almost exclusively on meat and produce, and their prices are a fraction of the cost of the … Continue reading

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Primal Food for a Week

A friend e-mailed and asked for a week’s menu.  I thought you all would be interested in my response. Before I list the menu, some things to keep in mind: I eat very simply and don’t put a ton of … Continue reading

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My $3 Paleo Dinner (with pictures)

Chuck posted a fun contest on Friday.  Bottom line: Make a primal dinner with meat and veggies for $3.00 or less per person. I read that and thought, great idea!  One of the common complaints about the diet is that … Continue reading

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Approx. $3.00 for a delicious meal: Pork Chops and Red Cabbage

[ Preface: I don’t buy the argument that it is a lot more expensive to eat primally. I just moved out on my own, so I have been watching my finances pretty closely, especially paying attention to how much I … Continue reading

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My Weekend Challenge Result: Cajun Salmon and Broccoli Rabe

Primal Challengers, In last weekend’s challenge, I told everyone to go out and cook something new. How did you do with it? On Saturday, I went to this amazing grocery store called Stew Leonard’s and got a lot of really good, … Continue reading

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Weekend Challenge: Cook Something New

Primal friends, This week, the challenge is to cook something new. This idea was brought to be by Bob Ewing. Why? We can all stand to expand our cooking repertoire and incorporate new nutritious foods into our diets. How? You can go the … Continue reading

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Pork Roast, Cabbage with Bacon, and Cumin Roasted Carrots

Tonight’s dinner: Pork Roast, Cabbage with Bacon, and Cumin Roasted Carrots This recipe is incredibly easy to make. Put garlic, pepper, salt, and paprika on a pork roast and put it in the oven with sauerkraut on 350 for 2.5 hours. Next, mix … Continue reading

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Paleo CrockPot

A few days ago I decided to use the crockpot I got from Amazon for the first time. I love to cook, but sometimes I just want to get home from work and relax. These are the most dangerous days … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving plans

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. It signifies the beginning of a season surrounded by family and friends. This will be my first primal Thanksgiving, so I will be approaching the holiday a little differently. Rather than … Continue reading

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Eggs Scrambled With Homemade Kimchi

After I read Scott Ewing’s post on trying kimchi, I decided to make some. I used Dr. Ben Kim’s recipe, minus the fish sauce. It is super east to make and pretty delicious. I suggest trying it out. I gave … Continue reading

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Primal Rainy Afternoon Agenda in New York

1. Arrange chicken over cut zuchinni, carrots, onions, spinach and garlic. Sprinkle with spices, cover, and put in the oven @ 400 degrees. 2. Run down the east river in Vibram Five Fingers. Extra points for hitting a downpour with … Continue reading

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