Homemade Pesto Is Worth The Effort

My family loves pesto. Not the kind you get in the jars at the grocery store that are overly processed and over priced. They love the kind that I make at home in big batches so that I can freeze the extra. Pesto is not very hard to make and doesn’t use a lot of…

Put The Lime In The Coconut (And Add Tuna Sashimi)

Spring is here but I’m already thinking about the summer. Summer means short(er) shorts and bikinis and one piece bathing suits. So I’m craving some clean foods. Foods that fit in to my new primal way of eating. You take the best tuna sashimi you can find, add in some crunchy cucumbers and toasted coconut.…

Best Condiment Ever: Pickled Onions

Sometimes, the best addition to a grilled steak, a taco salad or even scrambled eggs is the simplest. And I don’t think anything could be more simple than these: pickled onions. I first met the pickled onion a few years ago when my husband cooked a massive Mexican-themed dinner party.  It was one of our…

Cauliflower Rice Is Changing My Life

Since changing my diet to cut out processed carbs and sugars, I’ve been working my way around not having any pasta or rice. I’ve been spiralizing zucchini to take the place of the pasta but hadn’t found a substitute for rice. When I eat sushi, I’ve been eating sashimi or riceless rolls, which is fine.…

Friday Links: Artichokes, Spring Break and More

Happy Friday! MiddleSexy is going to San Francisco for Spring Break. There will be hiking, loving cousins and, of course, some good eating. Would you join a 12,000 person wait list for a pair of pants? I would. If I could return them for no charge. “There is no age limit on the enjoyment of…

Diet Quickie: Perfect Scrambled Eggs

The latest scientific thinking on what foods are good/bad for you is really egg-citing. A government committee researching new dietary guidelines says that cholesterol from food is “not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.” In other words, eat as many eggs as you want, including the yolks. This isn’t the first time nutritionists have…

Diet Quickie: Spiralize It

Do you want to know the easiest way I’ve found to drop some middle-aged, creeping-up-on-me pounds? By eating less carbs and more veggies. But having the same old vegetable dishes were starting to bore me. Until I started spiralizing. In the last few months, my spiralizer has become my most used piece of kitchen equipment.…

Red Curry Coconut Chicken with Sweet Potato Noodles

Creamy, warm, colorful, filling and slightly spicy. This Red Curry Coconut Chicken dish is all of the above and just what I want on a cold-for-South-Florida night. (Think 52 degrees.) It also fits in with the fairly new primal lifestyle my husband and I have been following. Using full fat ingredients, lean meats and lots…

Friday Links: Super Bowl Recipes

It’s the Friday before the Super Bowl and in my house, that means things are heating up in the kitchen. Pulled pork, a 6 foot sub and that all-American favorite, chicken wings. Check out these crowd-pleasing recipes and have fun watching the commercials, the half-time show and the game. These chicken wings are tossed in…

My Chocolate Pudding Fix

For me, there is just something about chocolate pudding. The silky texture, the smooth mouth feel, the intensity of the flavor bursting on my tongue. Oh my. Give me a minute to catch my breath. Do you share my passion? Find out by trying one of my favorite recipes for chocolate pudding. (It happens to…