Family Dinner Plan: Fresh roast ham, sausages and sauerkraut, Brussels sprout salad

Welcome to the fourth menu plan for the Whole30 challenge – do us a favor and ignore the fact that I did not put up a week 3 menu. If you are curious about what we consumed, follow along on Facebook for the day-by-day menus, including fantastic links and tips and tricks. Well, definitely links.

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Chocolate Paleo Oatmeal (recipe)

<place holder for photo that will come Real Soon Now!> Another paleo-friendly recipe that is too good not to share! I have been making the standard Primal Hot Cereal originally from Mark Sisson, with my own little twists including pumpkin puree and dates. Today I experimented again and was richly rewarded! I present: Chocolate Paleo

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Family Dinner Plan: Roast chicken and Bora Bora Fireballs

    Monday starts the second week of our Whole30 clean eating challenge. 7 days done, 23 more to go, and when we make it past this week, it will be smooth sailing! Once I get into the groove of cooking, it is not difficult to cook extra dinner for planned leftovers the next day.

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Family Dinner Plan: Happy Halloween

Did you Boo your neighbors yet? Or co-workers? It is pretty fun, and there is still time! Our box from Mariquita Farms featured Chard, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Broccoli, Anaheim Chiles, Early Girl Tomatoes, Leeks, Beets, and Heirloom Tomatoes. And of course we have a freezer full of local meat, so along with our slow cooker,

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Family Dinner Plan: Cool, autumn nights

It is finally cooling down around here and I am going to be bringing out the slow cooker and pressure cooker this week for a couple fix-and-forget meals, and a couple throw-together-fast meals. We are also reintroducing foods we gave up during the Whole30 challenge, to gauge our body’s reactions. So far, I don’t love

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Family Dinner Plan: Be thoughtful, be mindful, be moderate

This week brings the last few days of the Whole30 Challenge, yippee! This week also brings re-entry, introducing foods that were eliminated during the challenge to determine my specific reactions. I already have a guess or two about how I will react to wheat, but I am curious to see how it goes with dairy.

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How to Paleo: Asian-style turkey lettuce cups (recipe)

Short story: Inspired by Kalyn’s Kitchen Asian Lettuce Cups with Spicy Ground Turkey Filling, I modified the recipe for our Paleo diet challenge. Longer version: As I look around each week to plan our menu, search terms often bring me to favorite blogs I have been reading for years. These last few weeks, as we challenge

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