April 27, 2011

Royal Chicken Tenders...

...because we are inundated with royal wedding news, so why not?  Our local farmer's market had fresh chicken tenders from pastured chickens this week.  I dipped them in eggs from the same vendor, re-dipped them in coconut flour and fried them in lard from our "happy pig."  Asparagus is also abundant in our garden this week after an abysmally cold spring finally burst into warm temperatures.  After the tenders were done cooking, I quickly stir-fried the asparagus in the pan drippings.  The result:
My only complaint is that next time I might use almond flour since the coconut tends not to get as crispy as I would like.  Still good though and fit for a queen ;)

April 14, 2011

Food for a Primal Smackdown

OK, this should be fun.  Richard Nikoley of Free the Animal debates Durian Rider (infamous trolling raw fruit vegan).  Check for the link to the show on his post - 9pm EST tonight:  Nikoley-Durian Debate

For those who don't follow Richard at Free the Animal (see the blog link on the sidebar), he does not mince words and does not suffer fools easily.  Durian Rider (a.k.a. Harley something or other) is a crazed raw fruit vegan who runs a site called... never mind, I won't give him the satisfaction of posting his link here, but let's just say he promotes eating a lot, a whole lot, of bananas, and specializes in eating the stinky durian fruit, hence his nickname.  He looks sickly thin, almost anorexic, and obviously his eating disorder has affected his mind. He claims folks like Robb Wolf and Richard Nikoley are "fatsos."  Yeah, ok, uh huh.  The debate should be fun - I hope the link/feed works well tonight!

In celebration of the Primal Smackdown, I made a very tasty primal egg casserole.  Here it is - honestly the picture doesn't do it justice.  I'll put the recipe on the recipe page.  I had two large pieces and didn't need to eat 30 bananas to fill me up.  
For another primal tease, try these primal mushroom pizzas:
Take a portabella cap (I scrape out the gills, but that is not necessary).  Line the inside with tomato sauce, cover with some meat, a few greens (mixed baby greens in this case), cover with a slice of provolone, pop into the oven.  Unbelievable!

April 07, 2011

Simple Supper

     My mother always called dinner "supper."  She was raised for a good part of her childhood by grandparents that were as southern as southern comes and supper was the name for their evening meal.  She often told the story of how her Methodist grandfather, who was the spitting image of Colonel Sanders, would often extend the thanks giving for quite a spell, until her grandmother would give him a swift kick under the table to shorten the sermon.  No wonder my mother was not fond of religion.

    I still use dinner and supper interchangeably.  Somehow certain meals seem more like dinner and others like supper.  Supper meals seem simpler to me.  They are always homecooked with fresh ingredients.  They might be a "breakfast for supper" or a light meal like the one I made earlier this week:
This is just some fresh baby greens piled on top of leaves of Boston lettuce (both from Everyday Local) and topped with some warm chicken breast meat, salt and pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil.  I had about four of those "sandwiches."  That's what I call supper.