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Cook with a New Food: Artichokes

Time to try out another new food!

I must admit that I already knew I liked to eat artichoke hearts. However, tossing the jarred hearts into a salad and cutting the heart out of a fresh artichoke... those are two very different things.  So today, I tried cooking artichoke hearts, from the raw.

There's a recipe in Make It Paleo that looks delish, so I went and bought some baby artichokes to give it a try.

Aren't they cute?  Or they were, until...

OUCH. Immediate fail. NOT cute!  Who knew that artichoke leaves were so pointy?!?

Some cold water and a bandaid later, I went about cutting the leaves off and chopping out the heart. I honestly have no idea if I did this correctly.  Learning by doing!

I boiled them first to soften, and then sliced and pan-seared them according to the Primal Palate recipe.

Cut up up and added some coconut oil...

Et voila!

Paired them with a little dip that I whipped up. Couldn't even really tell you what's in it (coconut milk? dijon mustard? oil? …

Make It Paleo

Earlier this month, I shared WIAW: Making It Paleo, where I told you about the Make It Paleo cookbook by The Food Lovers and showed you some of the recipes I tried out in my kitchen.  The response to the photos that I posted and have been tweeting and Instagramming have been great. People see these meals and think, "That's Paleo? That doesn't look so hard."  

And it's not! It's just delicious.  Now that I've worked my way through many of the recipes, I'm excited to give you a full review. 

The book opens with a foreword by Mark Sisson. That was just about all I needed to see to be convinced that this would be a good book. He's one of my absolute top Primal/Paleo resources. When I have a question, I typically go to his site first; it is such a rich resource for all things health-related from a primal perspective, while still balancing out the "normal" of today's world. I highly recommend you check it out.

SO, the fact that he endorses …

WIAW: Making it Paleo

It's been a while, but don't worry. I've been cooking up a storm since getting into my new healthy fall habit. And now I'm back with a quick paleo...

What I Ate Wednesday! (Aka today, Tuesday.) This week and last, I've been cooking from the new Make It Paleo cookbook by The Food Lovers.  So far, so good!  They've got recipes for every (primal) palate, and nothing is so outlandish that I haven't been able to make it in my own kitchen.  Plus, it all tastes pretty darn good.  Sidenote: The recipe book is NOT only foods that replace non-paleo items (like pancakes or pizza crust). It's packed with tasty, simply paleo recipes (a few of which I made last week).  Today's eats just happened to be a little more on the "paleo-ified" side. I'll do a more thorough review of the book and its recipes later, but for now, here's what I ate today...


Unphotographed snack: [an apple] Unphotographed nibble: [dark chocolate chips] (theseare…