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Rose Almond Ice Cream

So I got an awesome new attachment for my KitchenAid mixer!  AN ICE CREAM MAKER!!!!!  Get it here on Amazon.com (and help support my site!) My ultimate goal is to make “healthy” (as healthy as can be) ice cream that tastes amazing!  That said, this…

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Texan/Cubanized Puerto Rican Pasteles

I’ve lived in Texas for the last 15 years and agreed to help a close friend make some traditional Mexican Tamales… It brought back some nostalgic memories of growing up in Orlando with my Aunt and her family and the amazing Puerto Rican pasteles we…

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Primal Gluten-Free Zucchini Lasagna

This lasagna really hits the spot.  Using thin slices of zucchini instead of pasta sheets, this healthy alternative is packed with both nutrients and flavor.  You can skip making the homemade sauce and use your favorite jar if you want to save some time, but…

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Kick-butt Paleo Soup

  Sometimes we have lots of random leftovers, meat, vegetables, etc. that need to be eaten, but it’s a little of this, a little of that, and not a lot for a meal. We had lots of meats one Sunday (ground turkey from tacos, leftover…

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Homemade Flan (Cuban-style Caramel Custard)

This week for Sunday Funday Carol was inspired to make authentic Cuban sandwiches, so my mom made mariquitas and tostones to go along with them, and I made a simple salad with Columbia Restaurant’s famous “1905” salad dressing.  I couldn’t think of a better way…

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Texas Chili

I L-O-V-E Chili. Now that it’s warming up outside, chili frequently gets overlooked… but I think it’s a GREAT make-ahead dish that freezes easily and makes a quick meal right out of the freezer. I have to preface by saying I learned everything I know…

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Paleo “Pasta” Sauce with Zucchini Noodles

This recipe has become almost a weekly staple in my house.  Carol gave it to me and has graciously allowed me to share it! >>Thanks Carol!<< It makes a LOT of sauce, so I’m able to freeze quite a bit, and it heats up quickly…

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Super Simple Cuban Pulled Pork – Slow Cooker

This recipe is super simple and amazingly delicious.  It’s the closest thing to the lechon asado I had for new years in Miami growing up. Start with a good bone-in pork shoulder or butt with a nice layer of fat and stuff with with garlic. Sprinkle with…

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Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Soup with Kelp Noodles (Paleo)

Norman was craving Thai food and I was creeping around Huffingtonpost.com looking at the Food section and came across a slow cooker recipe for this soup…it was pretty simple, we didn’t have a lot of time to cook, and I decided to take my ow…

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Spicy Lavender Lemonade

A little late for summer, but this drink packs a satisfying punch and makes great use of my peppered lavender infused agave. Mix 1 part fresh squeezed lemon juice with 1/2 part peppered lavender infused agave and 2 parts grape-based vodka like Ciroc or Cooranbong. Shake well and strain…

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