Breakfast Butternut Squash

Breakfast Butternut Squash

Back in my day, a common trope was the idea that carrots somehow gave you super vision. You’d see a cartoon bunny eat a carrot and then be able to see something miles away. I know I paid particularly strong attention to this and spent much of my childhood overdosing on carrots. Turns out that this particular association was a myth. Apparently, the British...
Caramelized Broth Brisket with Beef Jam

Caramelized Broth Brisket with Beef Jam

Please note, there are no process photos here. The reason is that I never expected this would be on the site. But never underestimate Stacy’s love of some slow cooked beef! For months now, Stacy has been acquiring beef briskets at a rapid pace. I think my freezer now contains four. Why, you ask?  Because of the nonstop hints that she’d like me to make the...
Creamy Dreamy Frozen Custard from P.A. Bowen Farmstead

Creamy Dreamy Frozen Custard from P.A. Bowen Farmstead

I’m going to try to keep this brief, so I don’t end up coming off like a squealing school girl. But, in the world of real food, hanging out with Sally Fallon Morell and touring her farm is about as awesome as it gets. I’ve heard that Paleo and Sally might not get along; and visa versa, I’ve hard some Paleo folk say unkind things about Sally. But...
ZuSketti with Bacon & Roasted Tomatoes

ZuSketti with Bacon & Roasted Tomatoes

[Please note, this recipe was created for The Balanced Platter and made before Stacy eliminated nightshades. If you're following her WTF plan, simply make this recipe without the tomatoes and add avocado prior to serving] When I think of summer foods, I think of the colors. Pink  watermelons, violet blueberries, purple eggplant, orange cantaloupe, yellow squash, and, of...
Raichini Muffins

Raichini Muffins

When  I came up with the name for this recipe, I was reminded of the movie Willow and the Brownies telling Madmartigan that he was a stupid Daikini. “I stole the baby from you, Daikini! While you were taking a peepee!” Now that I’ve alienated most of my audience with a reference to a moderately successful 25 year old movie, let’s talk about the...
Father’s Day Prime Rib

Father’s Day Prime Rib

What do you get the best father in the world for Father’s Day? The most beautiful and expensive cut of meat. Slathered in Kerrygold butter. Atop a beautiful hand crafted cutting board. Dry-Aged Grilled Prime Rib 5lb (2 rib) prime rib, dry-aged preferred Butter Salt Pepper Preheat grill to high on all burners (or oven to 450 degrees) Rub the surface of the standing...
Guest Post: Blackened Burgers

Guest Post: Blackened Burgers

A unique guest post this week! We haven’t been posting recipes for a while, so we enlisted the help of Dave Wendel, husband of Ann Wendel of Prana-PT. You may remember Ann from our vacation team where she was helpfully involved when we could not or from the fact she is now part of the Whole9Life Team. Without further preamble, have some delicious burgers! There are...
Buffalo in a Pig’s Blanket

Buffalo in a Pig’s Blanket

We’re extremely lucky. We happen to have two tenants that live in our basement who happen to be in no position to pay their agreed upon rent! How is this a good thing, you ask? Well, our favorite freeloaders are my younger brother and his girlfriend, both of whom are quite underemployed. They owe us big time as we enter the 14th month of no rent payments.  So, when...
Pankoconut Fish Sticks and Spicy Mango Salsa

Pankoconut Fish Sticks and Spicy Mango Salsa

You know, panko crumbs. And coconut. Stretching that too far? Well, that’s what they remind us of – sorry!  Alright, well, no matter what you call these – they’ll remind you of coconut shrimp. But they’re fish sticks! We served these with two “normal” eating young boys and they were licking their lips and asking for more. The...
Our Easter and Mint Lamb Meatballs

Our Easter and Mint Lamb Meatballs

Wow, what an amazing weekend we had. This post is uber-picture heavy, so I’ll keep the words to a minimum. Friday afternoon I left work early (yeah!) and the family headed out to Algonkian Regional Park. We stayed in a beautiful 4 bedroom cottage on the Potomac River’s edge. On our arrival, a family of deer greeted us! We stayed with friends (Sarah’s...
Rendering Suet into Tallow

Rendering Suet into Tallow

A few weeks back we visited Mt. Vernon Farms and, among the other goodies we got, picked up some grass-fed beef suet. Suet is essentially pure fat that is sometimes used in its natural form, but is usually used to render into tallow. We love to use tallow and lard in our cooking and making your own tallow from suet is incredibly affordable and easy. So easy, in fact,...
Sweet Heart Jerky

Sweet Heart Jerky

It’s MARCH! That means Eat Like a Dinosaur is just around the corner! In honor of our book’s release, we are the Featured Chef this month over at US Wellness Meats. We’ll be sharing a brand new recipe every week this month featuring products from the preeminent online pastured meat distributor. We’ve tried a BUNCH of US Wellness Meat items and can...
Meatloaf Cupcakes

Meatloaf Cupcakes

It’s MARCH! That means Eat Like a Dinosaur is just around the corner! In honor of our book’s release, we are the Featured Chef this month over at US Wellness Meats. We’ll be sharing a brand new recipe every week this month featuring products from the preeminent online pastured meat distributor. We’ve tried a BUNCH of US Wellness Meat items and can...
Pumpkin and Bacon Silver Dollar Pancakes

Pumpkin and Bacon Silver Dollar Pancakes

We’ve been working on trying to find more affordable ways to get pastured meat into our family.  The hardest part? Bacon. It’s just so expensive! But… I can’t give it up. So until Matt starts curing his own pork belly, my solution? Ends & pieces! We had been using Trader Joe’s bits & pieces bacon, but it’s not pastured so...
Licorice Sausage

Licorice Sausage

It’s MARCH! That means Eat Like a Dinosaur is just around the corner! In honor of our book’s release, we are the Featured Chef this month over at US Wellness Meats. We’ll be sharing a brand new recipe every week this month featuring products from the preeminent online pastured meat distributor. We’ve tried a BUNCH of US Wellness Meat items and can...
Lamb Neck Stew

Lamb Neck Stew

As we mentioned earlier, we’ll be making an effort to teach you how cook more unusual cuts of meat. That’s because we’ve committed to only buying pastured, humane meat from now on. And that’s not cheap. Guess what? Unusual cuts are much more affordable! Today, we’ll share how we made braised lamb necks and turned them into an amazing...
“Linguine” with Clam Sauce

“Linguine” with Clam Sauce

This recipe is so dear to me that I will be telling you how to make it entirely from memory. When I was growing up, there were a few go to meals my mom knew we (my three brothers and I) would devour. Pizza, of course. Hamburgers. Steak. (See? Always was a meat eater!) And then two pasta recipes. The first, pasta with ham and broccoli, we’re still working out...
Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Long, long time followers of this blog have probably noticed quite an evolution in the way we think about food. I’m always amused when I look back at Stacy’s first post where she talks about us eating whole grain tortillas and rice cereal. I think we’d be quite embarrassed by ourselves if we ever stopped to think about it! But, everyone starts somewhere...
Caramelized Tomato Eye of Round

Caramelized Tomato Eye of Round

We’ve been saving this recipe to share for just the right time. Since Stacy rarely cooks dinner, it’s a nice treat for us all. Her imagination varies from mine, so when she told me she was working on a one-pot recipe for an Eye of Round inspired by Bill & Hayley‘s Braised Brisket and this recipe – I was intrigued.  Since it’s 21 Day...
Chai Thai Tea for the Tribe

Chai Thai Tea for the Tribe

I don’t think Matt and I can ever say enough, how important having a supportive social circle is to the success of raising your children. It was essential to have when we were the breastfeeding, baby-wearing, cloth diapering, homemade baby food weird hippie new parents and being encouraged to take an easier route by others. And it’s even more important now...
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