Quail with Ancho Chile and Roasted Garlic Recado

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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… 

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Breakfast Mana’eesh Meatza

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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… 

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Grain-Free Banana Chocolate Cupcakes with Goat Cheese Frosting

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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…. 

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Mushroom, Celery and Beef Bacon Sauté

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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… 

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Goat Maraq with Paleo ‘Sur’ Grits

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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… 

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“Salty” Roasted Broccoli with Currants and Pine Nuts

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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… 

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Paleo Chicken Ohn No Khao Swè

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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… 

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Hara Masala Wings

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It’s Friday! Time for some chicken wings! These wings are a nice departure from your typical Friday night fare. They’re a spin-off of one of my favourite Indian curries where pieces of bone-in chicken are slowly cooked in a slew of aromatic spices and a creamy yogurt sauce. This recipe has all the flavour without… 

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Charmoula Trout

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I am OBSESSED with Moroccan flavours. The problem is that there’s absolutely no restaurant in Toronto that serves up homestyle Moroccan fare aside from tajines. Don’t get me wrong – I love tajines but I always end up caving and ordering a side of couscous or saffron rice to soak up the sauce. Because of… 

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Talahuwa Gosht (Crispy Sautéed Lamb)

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One of the most difficult things about going paleo is reinventing ways to enjoy childhood favourites that hug your body (literally). Some of these foods undoubtedly evoke certain emotions and experiences that would be shameful not to relive. It comes as no surprise that the centrepiece of these favourites are none other than, you guessed… 

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