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Soft and Chewy Sourdough Tortillas Made With Real Lard

When life gives you lard, make sourdough tortillas! I have always used a really nice sourdough tortilla recipe that a friend passed on to me. It calls for flour, starter, butter, lard, salt, water, and baking soda. While I like this recipe, it does not call for proper fermentation of the flour. So I set …

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Cranberry Apple Duck Liver Pâté

When I’m brainstorming ways of cooking duck meat I always associate fruit. Duck has a strong, rich, earthy flavor that is smoothed and refined by adding a natural sweetener like apples, dried fruit, or dark complex berries. Duck liver is essentially the same and needs a careful balance of sweetness to bring out that complexity …

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Easy Grain-Free Meatballs – Keto-Friendly Real Food

A real-food dinner shouldn’t be stressful or time consuming. There are plenty of days when I need an easy recipe that pleases a crowd, nourishes the soul, and keeps all the bellies full. That is why I adore these easy grain-free meatballs! They are so much quicker than meatloaf and a lot more versatile! This …

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Easy Garlic Butter Cabbage Noodles: Keto-Friendly Real Food

Variety is the spice of life. Do I love pasta? Yes! Can I eat pasta every day? No. Unfortunately pasta is one of those carbs that really sticks to my hips. Even my properly prepared Sprouted Sourdough Pasta will weigh me down if I eat it all the time. I developed this easy garlic butter …

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How To Bake the Perfect Sourdough Boule in Your Dutch Oven – Recipe + Video Instructions

Over the last few years I’ve made it my mission to learn how to make the softest, fluffiest, chewiest, naturally leavened bread with my sourdough starter. This easy sourdough boule is the result of much practice and formula testing. I wanted to keep the recipe very simple and straightforward so that even an amateur sourdough …

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Pastured Chicken Liver Pâté With Shallots, Thyme, and Cognac

Every nourishing diet should include plenty of organ meats from healthy pastured animals. But it’s not always easy with the modern palate. If you didn’t grow up eating things like liver, kidneys, and other organ meats, the preparation and taste can be a little, well, off-putting. It takes time to get over the squeamish feeling …

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Sourdough and Masa Harina Cornmeal Pizza Crust – Made With Fully Fermented Sourdough Starter and Traditionally Soaked Masa Harina

You know by now that I’m all about the soaked grains. This sourdough and masa harina cornmeal pizza crust is no exception. This easy crust comes together in a matter of minutes so it’s perfect for those busy weeknights when you don’t have time to prepare a fermented sourdough crust in advance. And the crust …

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Parmesan and Sourdough Crusted Chicken Strips – Fried in Traditional Fat

Every so often I get a real hankering for fried chicken strips! Chicken strips are one of those comfort foods that are so crave-able. I used to make them once in a while with panko and vegetable oil (before I knew better). But now that I have completely quit eating vegetable oils and all commercial …

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Dutch Oven Whole Stewed Chicken – One Pot Cooking

Dutch oven whole stewed chicken is one of our family favorites. My husband is especially fond of this authentic preparation with its rich flavorful broth and tender meat. When I say I’m going to be making this dish, he gets “that” look in his eye. My mom always said, “kissin’ don’t last, cookin’ do!” I …

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Grilled Baby Vegetables With Garlic Chive Oil Dressing

The weather is improving and it’s time to fire up the grill. These grilled baby vegetables with garlic chive oil dressing will be your summer go-to side dish. There are many things that I really love about grilling — the most important thing is that it’s a lot fewer dishes! You know that’s a good …

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Homemade Sourdough Corn Tortillas – The Best of Both Worlds

Homemade sourdough corn tortillas don’t get better than this. If you have ever had a homemade tortilla made with both wheat flour and corn flour then you know that the thick, soft, chewy tortillas that result from this combination are to die for. Don’t be afraid to really load these sourdough corn tortillas up with …

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Detoxifying Green Goddess Soup With Spring Garlic and Tahini

Bring out your clean Green Goddess. This detoxifying Green Goddess soup harkens back to my days working as a cook in San Francisco. If you’ve been following me since my days working at Sweet Jo’s then you may remember this soup from the lunch bar. I’m not going to lie and say I’ve EVER followed …

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Spaghetti Squash Latkes – Grain Free and Low Carb

These spaghetti squash latkes are my newest obsession. I’ve always loved latkes with apple sauce and sour cream. This winter my social media accounts have been flooded with delicious-looking latke recipes. What’s a girl to do when she can’t eat potatoes? And then it hit me. My good old low-carb friend spaghetti squash could fill …

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Creamy Sweet Potato Casserole With Browned Butter and Cinnamon Maple Pecans

Take your holiday sweet potatoes to the next level! In this recipe, rich and creamy sweet potato mash is topped with toasty browned butter and crunchy, sweet Cinnamon Maple Pecans. I’m pretty confident that everyone will love this dish. It was a big hit here at my house for Thanksgiving and I also shared some …

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