Happy Friday! Today I want to share a bunch of really great recipes I have been swooning over.
From The Domestic Man: Bam Bam Shrimp
You may or may not know about my love of Russs Crandall’s recipes, but believe me when I tell you this guy is onto something good. Whether you eat paleo or not, Crandall’s recipes use wholesome, whole ingredients to make healthy dishes that taste amazing. Crandall’s latest cookbook, Paleo Takeout, was recently released and features 200+ recipes including this Bam Bam Shrimp. If you’re not familiar with Russ Crandall, I highly suggest you check him out.
From Nick Kindelsperger at Serious Eats: Gallo Pinto
If you’ve ever been to Costa Rica then you’re probably familiar with one of their most popular dishes, gallo pinto. What is it you ask? Simply, it’s black beans and rice, but really it’s so much more tasty than just those two things. Like any popular recipe there are tons and tons of versions and everyone will judge the authenticity based on their own experiences. For me this gallo pinto recipe really nailed it. Kindelsperger admits that he is not familiar with Lizano and uses Worcestershire sauce as a stand-in. I have tried this recipe both with Lizano and Worcestershire and both are great; the Lizano version just tastes a little more authentic to me. If you aren’t acquainted with this condiment get yourself over to Amazon and see if you can find some. While the flavors do resemble that of Worcestershire sauce, it’s thicker, a little more sweet and has even more depth. You can put it on just about anything and believe me when I tell you it’s good enough to have hauled half gallon jugs back in stuffed suitcases on more than one occasion.
From Smitten Kitchen: Crispy Frizzled Artichokes
I had my first artichoke when I was 12 and have been nuts about them ever since. When I saw this recipe for crispy frizzled artichokes I immediately realized that I had been making a gross error by not trying out those cute little baby artichokes in the clam shells I always see at Trader Joe’s. Once I saw that you could eat nearly the whole little choke I was hooked. The recipe calls for a sprinkle of lemon juice to finish, but if you’re feeling more decadent I suggest dipping these crispy beauties in homemade mayo with a dash of curry powder.
From A Girl Worth Saving: Paleo Chicken and Dumplings
The season is probably not quite right for this recipe for some, but I’ve never minded a hot dish in the summer. When I recently discovered that I was looking at making some major dietary changes I started looking for updated versions of food that I thought I might never get to enjoy again. Enter this chicken and dumpling recipe. It has all the goodness of home cooking without some of the ingredients that are bothersome to those with food restrictions.
I am a recipe collector of sorts and my bookmarks are brimming with both good for you and less than healthy recipes that I am anxious to try. I hope you enjoy the recipe round-up for today and if you have an excellent, healthier recipe posted on your site please feel free to leave a comment below!
About the Author
Alicen Ronan is a Kansas City personal trainer, fitness coach and writer. She has been a certified personal trainer since 2009 when she decided that she wanted to help others make positive lifestyle changes. She is available for personal training and fitness coaching 7 days a week both in the Kansas City metro and virtually.
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