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Death of a Deep Fryer

I know I’m going to get some negative comments about this one but I have a confession to make. I love my deep fryer. I know, fried foods are bad. But listen. If you’re going to eat something fried, isn’t it better to make it yourself with ingredients you know than to go to the fast food drive-thru and order something that is full of frozen ingredients you can’t pronounce? And if you don’t eat it everyday, I think it’s ok. Read More →

Ramen with Asian Fish Balls

Ok so maybe the title doesn’t make you want to run into the kitchen and make this right now. But you should! It’s economical, healthy, and quick. Well, I’m stretching the truth a little. It’s not quick if you are just now making the fish balls and then decide to make three other varieties of meatballs at the same time. Who would do that? Me—at midnight. Read More →

Chicken Bone Broth

Making your own bone broth is such a good idea. No really. If you make nothing else all month, you have to make some chicken bone broth. First of all it’s easy. Second, its economical, third, it’s so versatile, and fourth, it’s good!!!

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IMG_6654It was one of those nights where I kept putting off dinner because I didn’t know what to make and I thought I didn’t have anything to make anything with, even though my freezer and pantry was full. But I was missing one ingredient for every possible recipe I could think of, but it’s so hot here in Scottsdale right now, so I didn’t want to leave the house, cook, clean, or do laundry. Basically, I don’t want to move until midnight when it’s finally down to at least 97 degrees outside.

I recently purchased this new cookbook called “Paleo Take-out.” As it turns out, the majority of the recipes are Asian, and it’s not exactly what some would deem strict paleo. Nonetheless, the dishes have been quite good.  So, the other day, I ventured out in this crazy heat and made a trip to one of the Asian grocery stores to stock up on some of the items listed in the book that were essential for cooking some of these recipes. I didn’t really have a plan, but I figured if I had some of them on hand, they would become useful at some point. So ha-ha! They were! Read More →

Tuscan Chicken Mushroom Rice Casserole

I always buy these giant containers of mushrooms at Costco that I have no idea what to do with it. So I had to figure out how to use them all up. Read More →

Crispy Shrimp Tacos

When I really wish I was in Northern Mexico, like on the beach, in a beach house, smelling salt water and seafood, this is what I make. Read More →