Roast Goose or 7 Fishes? Traditional or Contemporary Christmas Dinner

Roast Goose with Muscadine Wine Sauce and Pauline Hebert’s German Potato Salad When my husband Harris was a little boy, his family often went to Grand Prairie to his Great-aunt

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You’ll Never Believe it’s Paleo – Sweet and Sour Pork

“You’ll never believe it’s paleo sweet and sour pork” began when I was reading Fuschia Dunlop’s book Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-and-Sour Memoir of Eating in China, and

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Cracking The Skewered Lemon Chicken Code

Cracking the Skewered Lemon Chicken Code is here to share with you. It’s honestly the best grilled chicken I know. I hope you agree. When my daughter was born, we

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Shrimp Burgers Two Ways

A beef burger without a bun is somewhat lacking. It tastes great, but it seems like the fun is missing. So I decided to experiment with other burger flavors and

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Small Plates for Supper

  When we go to a restaurant, we’d rather eat things we either don’t or can’t easily make at home. Why pay outrageous money for an okay steak and so-so

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Shhhh … Listen! Do You Hear the Sound of Sous Vide?

No. You can’t hear the sound of sous vide because it’s silent. And powerful. And will transform the way you cook … especially proteins. Never again will you worry about

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Grilled Tuna and Thai Coleslaw

I’ve long been a fan of America’s Test Kitchen, and related magazines and sites. Before science and food prep combined to help us understand why certain techniques worked and why

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Creole Shakshuka

It’s pretty hot in south Louisiana and sometimes a salad for supper doesn’t cut it. But I wanted something fresh and lively. I don’t do breakfast except for coffee. Occasionally

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Blackberry Ice Cream

Harris’s garden is bursting with early summer fruits and vegetables. It’s so amazing to wander around the yard and into the greenhouse and “make groceries” as they say around here.

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Steak Diane

It’s been a wild, crazy six weeks. On April Fool’s Day, Harris woke up needing to go to the hospital. He was in the middle of a heart attack. That’s

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Paleo Fried Chicken and Paleo Strawberry Shortcake

Y’all. When it comes to Southern comfort, fried chicken is king. And for paleo peeps, it’s so hard to turn down the old favorite. But we know better. And now

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Muffuletta Pork Chops and Zydeco Green Beans

Way, way back in the day, folks in Acadiana would hold a bal de maison, or house dance for their friends and neighbors. You’d let everybody know by putting a flag

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Gulf Coast Cioppino

I’ve been fortunate to give paleo demos at our local Whole Foods Market in Lafayette a few times over the last couple of months. And today’s recipe is the next

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Green Chile Chili and Spicy Strawberry Dessert Salsa

To all our dear friends and family in the cold Northeast: we do not envy your bone-chilling cold this Valentine’s Day. I hope my Green Chile Chili menu will warm you

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New Orleans Eggs Sardou Gone Paleo

In The Big Easy brunch is not just a weekend thing. Countless restaurants serve brunch favorites every day. New Orleans Eggs Sardou are a popular mainstay on menus, and it’s

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Quick and Easy Barbecue Chicken

When winter comes around, I like to be reminded that spring is not far away, and then summer will be here. Sitting on the deck enjoying the rich, green forest

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Roasted Red Fish with Piperade and Mardi Gras Salad

People think that paleo food is expensive. It can be, but doesn’t have to be. Case in point: the fabulous red fish featured in this post was a gift. Thank

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Lamb Boulettes, Confetti Rice and Honey Nut Broccoli

Meatballs don’t usually seem festive or unusual, but they’re easy to make and grassfed meats are the most economical when ground. I was in the mood for lamb and wanted

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Lemon Butter Steak and Mashed Faux-tatoes

Last week Harris was teaching in Houston. Because it’s a location he can drive to, I often go along for the ride. It used to be that these trips were

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Vacation in Astoria

This post doesn’t feature a recipe, but there’s a lot of food talk and recommendations. I visited my darling daughter Allison and her charming fiancé Michael on vacation in Astoria,

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Paleo Football Food

Did I get you with the apple crisp? It’s just as delicious as it looks. Think it might be just the thing for Thanksgiving. And the next get together at

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Beef Heart Burgers and No-Bake Potato Buns

This menu makes me think of 50s early rock, especially rockabilly. So there’s a punky Spotify playlist for your prep and noshing. Eddie Cochran had a too-short life, but a

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Paleo Singapore Noodles

Last week we were visiting family on Cape Cod and enjoyed all manner of delicious local seafood and summer vegetables. My Mom’s tomatoes were stellar and her lobster corn chowder

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Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

  Okra is delicious and doesn’t have to be slimy! We had a whole summer of okra abundance, cooking it up at least twice a week in different guises. Harris always

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Salade Niçoise

Once on a 10-day trip to France, I became enamored of Salade Niçoise. Nearly every day for lunch as we toured the wine regions, I would find this delectable entrée

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Almost Instant Chicken Salsa Soup

Ingredients in the fridge are like a cook’s paint box. There are so many ways to use them, they can be as delicious as starting with a purchased array. That’s how

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Paleo Chili Dogs

Sometimes Harris wants “fun” food: the stuff from the bad old days of processed edibles with ingredient lists only a chem major can understand. Chili dogs fall into that category.

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Chicken Sauce Piquant

Ask a Southern cook how to prepare a legendary dish like gumbo or shrimp and grits, and you will get as many answers as there are cooks. Each will explain why

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Creamy Chicken Salad — Hold the Mayo!

When it’s hot outside, reaching into the fridge for a chilled salad is about as good as it gets for summertime eating. And this salad is make-ahead friendly with lots of interesting

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Filet Mignon and Cherries. Summer party!

I’m not much of a TV watcher (except “So You Think You Can Dance”) and a while back, I was passing by the den one visit to my Mom’s when the

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Honey Sriracha Spareribs and Sneaky Coleslaw

My Saturday morning routine includes visits to two great Lafayette farmers markets. First I go to the Oil Center to the Lafayette Hub City Market for milk and cream from Hill Crest Creamery,

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