Green Beans Almondine

Green Beans Almondine with OJ

Green Beans Almondine With Fresh Orange Juice This recipe was inspired by the delicious green beans we enjoyed at The Café on 26 in Ocean View (Bethany Beach), Delaware.  [We highly recommend The Café on 26 if you ever need a great gluten-free restaurant in the Bethany Beach area.]

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What's for Lunch

What’s for Lunch? (other than bread)

One of the questions I fielded most frequently at the beginning of our Strange New Dietary Journey was, “What do you eat for lunch?” I think the rest of the question was implied: “…if you can’t eat bread?” Whenever we eat lunch with non-Real-Foodies, there seems to be much curiosity over the contents of our…

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Seasoned Taco Meat | Roots & Boots

Seasoned Taco Meat

Seasoned Taco Meat Notes: I always double or triple this recipe, in order to have leftovers. It freezes well, too. This taco meat is great for using up leftover veggies or frozen shredded zucchini from our garden.  The possibilities are endless! It’s not a particularly labor-intensive recipe, but it does require a bit of time to…

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Chocolate Chip Cookies with Almond Flour

I may or may not have eaten four of these the other night.  In under an hour. Not only are these cookies oh-so-delicious, they’re also free of gluten, sugar (except for the sugar in the chocolate chips) and eggs.  Almond flour makes them especially nutritious, which is what I may or may not have told…

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How to Make Crispy Nuts | Roots & Boots

Crispy Nuts: Why and How to Soak Your Nuts

Wondering why and how to soak your nuts in order to make crispy nuts?  In a nutshell (see what I did there), we soak raw nuts and dry them in order to make them more nutritious to the body and more easily digested.

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Herbed Salmon

Herbed Salmon

This is one of our favorite ways to eat salmon!  So simple and tasty.  The leftovers are perfect for adding to a salad.

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Fried Plantains

Fried Plantains

On a whim at the grocery store the other day, I picked up two plantains. I’m not exactly sure why, but they were calling to me, reminding me of the amazing fried plantains I enjoyed long ago at the home of a friend’s Puerto Rican grandmother. She actually allowed me to assist in the process,…

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Homemade Chicken Broth

Homemade Chicken Broth, What That “Free Range” Label Really Means, and My Complicated Relationship with Sally Fallon

I have sort of a love/hate relationship with Sally Fallon. Have you heard of her?  She’s like the Martha Stewart of “Real Food World”. When you need tips or a recipe, she’s the one you turn to.  But you simultaneously resent her high standards and image of perfection. I do own  Nourishing Traditions, and find…

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Sauteed Red Peppers

Sauteed Red Peppers

This recipe is SO EASY, it almost seems silly to post it as a recipe.  But just in case you haven’t discovered the greatness of sauteing with coconut oil, and just in case you need a super-simple veggies-for-dinner (or breakfast!) idea, here you go! Mr. Native Texan and I love these for dinner (with some…

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Green Beans with Bacon

Sauteed Green Beans with Bacon

Plain, steamed vegetables do not taste good. I recently ordered sauteed spinach at a restaurant, with no butter, please. Guess what they brought me: steamed spinach without a hint of oil, seasonings or flavors of any kind. Guess how it tasted: absolutely terrible! Note: In my experience, the chef at any decent restaurant will know…

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