Crispy Chicken Legs

by Angie Anew on February 21, 2012

Crispy chicken skin. Not my favorite food, but pretty darn close. Lately, I’ve been buying chicken legs (super cheap!) and roasting them on high heat for some serious crispy chicken goodness. I follow a simple recipe from Chaos in the Kitchen. It’s more of a method than a recipe, really, but I’m sharing it because [...]

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Mashed Roasted Cauliflower

by Angie Anew on February 12, 2012

I really need to get better about meal planning and grocery lists. Too often, I end up buying items that we already have at home. Today’s superfluous purchase was cauliflower. So I decided to roast the older head to make mashed roasted cauliflower β€” a low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes. Pin It The first thing [...]

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Twenty-two days! That’s how long I’ve gone without sugar, grains, dairy, legumes and processed foods. But let’s not focus on the withouts. The past few weeks of my Whole30 journey have been filled with leafy greens, vegetables, fruits, healthy fats and lean (and not-so-lean) meats. How’s it going? Well, my guess is that I’ll have [...]

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Cuban-Style Pork Shoulder

by Angie Anew on January 22, 2012

Yesterday, we attended a large extended family gathering β€” a potential landmine for sticking to my Whole30 challenge. To ensure that I had something tasty to eat, I made Cuban-style pork shoulder from a Los Angeles Times recipe. The recipe calls for hefty amounts of garlic, spices, herbs and orange zest. When mixed with fresh [...]

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Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

by Angie Anew on January 20, 2012

Pin It This soup is lovely in winter β€” warm, spicy and filled with nourishing vegetables. The original recipe from The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook contains only chicken and mushrooms. While delicious, it doesn’t have enough substance for me. I need more veggies! So I adjust the original recipe to make the base and [...]

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My Whole30 Journey ~ Part I

by Angie Anew on January 10, 2012

Several times in 2011, I contemplated doing the Whole30β€”an eating program that involves consuming only whole foods for 30 days, while eliminating alcohol, grains, dairy, legumes and added sweeteners. The idea is that by ridding your diet of common problem foods, you can reset your eating patterns, find more energy and change your life. Sounds [...]

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