Immersion Blender Mayonnaise & Creamy Sesame Dressing


Is anyone else obsessed with the bottled Japanese sesame dressing that you find in the Asian food aisle? You know, the one with all the soybean oil and fake emulsifiers? I was. And not because of the lengthy ingredient list but because of the mayo. Oh, mayo. I used to have an unhealthily relationship with… 

Read More »

Grain-Free Herb and Cheese Crackers


During my pre-paleo days I was really whole grain obsessed. I was just getting into bread making when my paleo enlightenment occurred. So my coddled baking stone and other baking tools have retired to the basement. Of all things, crackers were my favourite to make. Compared to breads gratification was instant. It only took a… 

Read More »

Quail with Ancho Chile and Roasted Garlic Recado


Growing up my mom would always make roasted quail for dinner parties. They always freaked me out. With their pink and blue bodies, sometimes with feathers still left intact. I literally thought my parents were feeding us our backyard robins. But recently, I started branching out in my animal consumption, not to mention animal body… 

Read More »

Breakfast Mana’eesh Meatza


I’m probably Whole30‘s worst nightmare. I’ve attempted to paleoize every type of junk food known to mankind. Cannolis? Done it. Nachos? Been there. Poutine? Done that. Except when it came to pizza. I’d always find myself making those cauliflower crust pizzas that everyone seems to be so infatuated with. But with a giant disclaimer that… 

Read More »

Grain-Free Banana Chocolate Cupcakes with Goat Cheese Frosting


Happy Friday! I realized we haven’t been doing much paleo borderlining around here so I decided to whip up these banana chocolate cupcakes… or muffins? I can’t really tell you whether they’re muffins or cupcakes since the distinction is sort of blurred in the paleo baking world (since we sort of live a lie ie…. 

Read More »

Mushroom, Celery and Beef Bacon Sauté


Every night for dinner I always aim to have two vegetable sides to accommodate my resident picky eaters. One particular night the supplies were running low; not enough mushrooms to sauté on their own and cabbage didn’t sound all that fun.  So far dinner consisted of some leftover roasted chicken and asparagus. I scavenged around… 

Read More »

Goat Maraq with Paleo ‘Sur’ Grits


This recipe as like many other recipes that I will post, was inspired by the foods  of my childhood at community potlucks. I remember this one fondly – pieces of goat stewed in a spiced tomato sauce and served over a bare-boned cornmeal pudding, or sur. This Somali stew uses a spice blend called hawaash, is… 

Read More »

“Salty” Roasted Broccoli with Currants and Pine Nuts


During my visits to Montréal I’m always fixated on visiting my favourite brunch spot in Old Montréal, a quaint bakery and café Olive & Gourmando. Once upon a time, my dream was to open up a bakery – little did I know that living paleo would smash that dream into smithereens… no dust. Anyhow, sometimes… 

Read More »

Paleo Chicken Ohn No Khao Swè


At first I was very apprehensive about posting this recipe. There’s so much confusing regional variations within Asia; there’s khao soi of Northern Thailand, laksa of Malaysia, and then of course, khaw suey of the Indian subcontinent. But after some scholarly research (Wikipedia) I’ve concluded that ohn no khao swè  is the mother of all other “khaos”. The… 

Read More »