Whole30

The Whole30, Week 2: The Return to Rational Thinking

April 10, 2013
King Crab Legs with Clarified Garlic Butter

We started Week 3 this week – we’ve officially made it halfway through! We were a little more organized this past week, since the sugar withdrawals are gone and we’ve returned to the era of rational thinking. (Well, as rational as things get around here.) Here are a few things I’ve learned in 14 processed-food-free [...]

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The Whole30, Week 1 (in Which I set a new PR for F-Bombs)

April 2, 2013
Lettuce Wrap Chicken Fajitas with Onions and Peppers

I’m not gonna lie. That was ugly. We are just starting Week 2 of The Whole30. If you’re unfamiliar with it, the quick & dirty & vague & incomplete version: it’s an elimination diet where you strip dairy, grains, processed sugars, booze, and beans from your diet for 30 days to “reset.” After 30 days, [...]

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Grilled Tilapia with Orange-Avocado Salsa

April 1, 2013
Grilled Tilapia with Orange-Avocado Salsa

Hi. It’s me again. And I’m back with math. Delicious math. Dinner = grilled protein + citrus/avocado salsa. The markets here are flooded with beautiful Texas citrus – 5 oranges for $1? An 8 lb bag for just under $5? Don’t mind if I do! We took a few of those Texas oranges, paired them [...]

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Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Avocado Salsa

March 17, 2013
Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Avocado Salsa

It’s an unlikely combination, but one that works. Like, really works. It’s spring here in Texas, weather-wise if not quite calendar-wise yet. With all this beautiful weather comes a flood of fresh produce that no longer requires considering a second mortgage, unlike that sad-looking, coffee stirrer-thin asparagus for $5/lb that was out barely a month [...]

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Grilled Zucchini & Red Onion with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

June 29, 2011
Grilled Zucchini & Red Onion with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

Our garden continues to crank out zucchini like there’s no tomorrow. Luckily, “we” like zucchini! One of our favorite sides is grilled zucchini. But not just plain grilled zucchini. Noooo. We grew tired of plain grilled zucchini very soon after our plants started producing 3 baseball-bat sized zucs a day. Grilling the zucchini caramelizes the [...]

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