Archive for the ‘Pork’ Category

Spicy Beans with Kielbasa Sausage

I remember when I first started a Paleo diet — beans were completely shunned!  Strict Paleo eaters will still say beans are a no, no.  But me?  Well, I’m from Texas — aaaaaaaannnnd we love our beans.  SPICY…beans?…even more so.

Pork & Kale Sweet Potatoes

Coming to you today with a super easy and quick recipe.  This is one of those kitchen creations that started out as a refrigerator clean-out gig, but has become one of our weekly household favorites!  Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Chorizo & Potato Tartlets

Sometimes you just want finger foods.  Whether it be for a party, football season, picnics, whatever — tasty little gems that you can eat with only your hands are the best.  These tartlets may be small, but they are big when it comes to flavor.

Antipasto Pizza

The term “antipasto” actually means “before the meal.”  Traditionally, items like cured meats, various cheeses, and pickled veggies would serve as an appetizer in Italian cuisine.  Here’s how this pizza came to be — while menu planning I had decided that I wanted to surprise Jason with a pizza night!  I usually make some sort […]

Italian Sausage Calzones

Calzones have a very special place in my heart.  When I was growing up my mom and I would often spend a day together at the mall.  We would walk around, shop, and always visit the mall’s food court for lunch.  I always chose one of two things — a hamburger from Branding Iron or a huge […]

Bacon, Kale & Mushroom Pizza

If you ever feel the desire to experiment in the kitchen — pizza is the way to do it!  You can literally use your crust as a blank slate, and just have a good time with it.  Sometimes Jason and I like to each take one and do our own thing with it — then […]

Easy Eggplant Lasagna

I remember the very first “paleo” dish I made around 3 years ago.  I do!  I remember it well, because it truly caught me by surprise.  Until then, I was naïve — I had never considered a lasagna having anything other than layered noodles.  The thought hadn’t even crossed my mind!  Once you boot noodles to the […]

Pork Shoulder Stew with Chorizo and Red Beans

Who’s ready for warmer Spring weather!?  I know I am!  Nonetheless, mother nature decided to throw another cold spell our way this last weekend.  Ice everywhere.  Urgh.  Someday soon we’ll be into spring veggies and fruits — cooler crisp salads and picnics, but that time just isn’t here yet.  For now, if it’s cold where […]

Butternut Squash Lasagna

A week or so ago I made an amazing all-in-one kind of meal.  That’s what I love about casseroles, lasagnas…whatever…they’re just one big dish of goodness.  No need for a side…no need for several pots and pans… yup, when you’re cooking all the time less is better!!  Less mess; less hassle.  That’s what I’m all […]

Butternut Squash Breakfast Skillet

I love throwing together quick “skillet meals” for breakfast.  They are a great way to use leftovers from dinner the night before as well as small amounts of veggies you have on hand.  Don’t let those little things go to waste in your fridge — just throw ’em in a skillet and top ’em with […]

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