Spicy Spaghetti Squash Beef Bowl

Spicy Spaghetti Squash Beef Bowl: pastured ground beef mixed with veggies and spices packed into a squash for a healthy, seasonal presentation.

One of the most difficult aspects of a healthy lifestyle is the cost of nutritious ingredients, and the hassle of cooking. However, there are plenty of "hacks" that help when time and funds are both nowhere to be found. One of my favorite strategies that's an utter no-brainer (although it does take a conscious effort) is buying meat--one of the priciest parts of a real food diet--on sale. I know, you would never have thought of this on your own! ;) But seriously, buying your meat on sale requires a certain degree on spontaneity and flexibility... and that's where this Spicy Spaghetti Squash Beef Bowl recipe comes in handy. I crafted the concept because pastured ground beef was a One Day Sale Item at my local Whole Foods Market in San Francisco a few days ago, but the idea works with any ...

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Pumpkin Seed Moringa Cupcakes + Kuli Kuli: Superfood Startup on a Mission to End Malnutrition

These green pumpkin-seed cupcakes feature moringa: a vitamin-rich superfood plant that's more nutritious than kale! #healthy #glutenfree #paleo | GrokGrub.com

Welcome to Women x Wellness, a series of interviews here on Grok Grub with female entrepreneurs who are changing the wellness industry for the better, and innovating to benefit our health. Lisa Curtis-- founder of Kuli Kuli, a mission-driven startup that is creating a market for the superfood moringa--sat down with me for my inaugural interview.   Lisa and her startup Kuli Kuli came to mind when I developed the concept for this series of blog posts because of her story as a Peace Corps volunteer experiencing first-hand the malnutrition that plagues rural communities in West Africa, and her decisions to effect positive change herself. After a few months of volunteering in Niger with limited access to fruits and vegetables, Lisa found herself experiencing early signs of malnutrition — a ...

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One-Pan Spaghetti Squash Chicken Chorizo Skillet

This one-pan skillet combines leafy spinach and sweet bell peppers with starchy squash, savory chicken, and chorizo for a complete meal! #glutenfree #lowcarb #paleo) | GrokGrub.com

To be honest, this Spaghetti Squash Chicken Chorizo Skillet is a riff on grain-free paella. But... I forgot the shrimp, so it has no rice, no seafood, and no right to be called any type of paella. But! It does have golden chunks of chicken and savory slices of chorizo on a bed of smoky paprika-spiked vegetables, so I think it still has a lot of tastiness to offer. I made it for a paleo potluck with a few CrossFit friends this past weekend and this recipe made enough for all of us to sample a bit, plus leftovers for breakfast the next day. In addition to being massive, and an explosion of flavors and textures, I consider this a winner because its use of a single skillet means minimal cleanup, and the substitution of spaghetti squash for rice means it's delightfully seasonal. I'm always ...

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Lamb Galette with Burst Tomatoes and Figs

Lamb Galette with Burst Tomatoes and Figs (grain-free, dairy-free, paleo) | GrokGrub.com

According to Wikipedia, a galette is a round and crusty cake. I’m more inclined to think of it as a pie that is not cooked in a pie dish, but instead, the pastry is folded up and around the filling, leaving a hole at the top. I wrote about forgiving grain-free baking projects in my post of a sun-dried tomato ripe olive focaccia a few weeks ago, and I consider this the next in the series: there's something incredibly, wonderfully, authentically rustic about the untidy wrinkles of galette dough pushed up over the filling that is perfectly unfussy.  Not to mention that once you taste the filling, well... The flavor combination of this lamb galette is delicious mostly because the strong taste of the meat pairs well with the umami of the tomatoes and the sweetness of the figs. The finishing ...

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These grain-free Almond Goji Energy Bars are made of just nuts, fruit, coconut, eggs and love! (Drizzle with unsweetened chocolate if desired) | GrokGrub.com

Almond Goji Energy Bars

I made a healthy snack today. I’m constantly experimenting with things to grab and chew between the office and the gym, so consider this another recipe in the pre-workout category, although these are delicious any time, with or without a workout. I love a good homemade energy bar in terms of concept, because store-bought ones so frequently…

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Sundried Tomato Ripe Olive Focaccia (grain-free, dairy-free, paleo) | GrokGrub.com

Sun-Dried Tomato Ripe Olive Focaccia

Since going grain-free, I miss bread. But probably not in the way you’re thinking, and it’s more accurate to say that I miss bread-making: those deeply meditative,  repetitive motions of kneading to sink your awareness into, the precise measuring of ingredients, exercising patience while the dough rises, that universally comforting, wholesome warm smell… You see? Bread-making…

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