Tuesday, April 17, 2012

irish cabbage (allrecipes dot com UK!)

i'm a little late posting, but we made this dish in honor of our irish (we have a few!) roots during march.
it's part of our awesome journey with allrecipes.com, and we were invited to visit the UK allrecipes site (yep, there is one!).  although the cabbage and bacon are a good mix, the nutmeg (oh, how i love nutmeg, especially fresh grated, as here!)... seemed to somehow bring out a metallic taste with the vinegar and cabbage combination.  next time, i'll either leave out the nutmeg (gasp!) or try braising this baby down into caramelly-cabbage-deliciousness.  hhmmm... maybe it needs to be irish month again!
(in case you'd like to make this dish, head on over to the UK allrecipes.com for irish cabbage!)

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are my life.  they make every day worth getting up for, and getting back on my knees for.  :)

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Monday, April 9, 2012

i {heart} blue cheese. (and a bit of my food philosophy)

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with all my talk of the Paleo lifestyle, i may have been remiss in saying that i am not permanently (at this point) removing non-Paleo-friendly foods completely from our menu.  i have not given up dairy, and i do allow myself "cheat" days.  at this part of my journey, i still think it's important to allow for this (keep ya posted if it changes); i don't want anything to become my "god" when it comes do diet.  i do, however, still have a desire to move toward "cleaner" eating, and incorporate principles that honor my body as it was created... and encourage our friends and family to do the same!
sooooo, that being said, here's the ahh-mazing appetizer i made for our Easter dinner with friends!
this is the oh-so-delicious blue cheese with capers and red onion from my beloved allrecipes.com.  modeled by my beautiful friend brenda.  don't you love her nail polish?  :)  i had every intention of making grain-free crackers for those (me!) who wanted them, but alas, it didn't happen.  i tried this with the veggies i had out, but ended up having the crackers.  next time, i will make my own.  trust me - make this. now. it takes about thirty seconds and it is all that.  i promise.  (and if you've got more time than i did? make these!)