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Braised Beef Short Ribs: Braise Once, Eat Twice or More

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 16, 2014 at 3:54pm
Braised Beef Short Ribs: Braise Once, Eat Twice or More | Fresh Tart (Paleo AIP)

Aaaand just like that, it’s braising season. Good, given I’ve been braising all summer long anyhow. I’m a big fan of batch cooking – cooking enough food to last a few meals – and there’s no better way to batch cook than to braise, no matter the season. Whether you cook low-and-slow in your oven…

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Shrimp Chopped Salad with Figs, Squash & Bacon | Fresh Tart (Paleo, AIP)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 11, 2014 at 5:18pm
Shrimp Chopped Salad with Figs, Squash & Bacon | Fresh Tart (Paleo, AIP)

I was going to call this End-of-Summer Salad but that seemed a bit too bleak. The markets are still loaded with peak-season produce at least for a couple more weeks – chin up!To me, a good entree salad is loaded with a variety of colors, textures, and flavors. If it doesn’t hit more than a…

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Blueberry Kuchen: Round III (Paleo, AIP)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 4, 2014 at 4:50pm
Blueberry Kuchen (Paleo, AIP)

Oh blueberry kuchen, what a transformation we’ve had together. I first introduced my friend Susie Shubert’s summertime dessert back in 2010, when I shared the Kingfield Market Berry Bake Off-winning recipe with TC Taste/Minnesota Monthly Magazine readers…about one month before I quit eating gluten. The next summer, I made a gluten-free version, using almond flour…

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Soupe au Pistou (Paleo, AIP, Vegan)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 2, 2014 at 1:02pm
Soupe au Pistou | Fresh Tart (Paleo, AIP, Vegan)

A bounty of garden-fresh vegetables and loads of fresh basil means it’s time for soup au pistou, one of my favorite summer treats. The first time I made it, I was a bit confused by the simplicity of the ingredients: vegetables cooked in water, that’s it? I underestimated the transformative power of pistou, the French…

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Pan-Seared Steak with Crispy Hash (Paleo, AIP)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 27, 2014 at 12:30pm
Pan-Seared Flatiron Steak with Crispy Hash | Fresh Tart (Paleo, AIP)

If you cut me, I’m pretty sure I’d bleed hash. I am hash. Not a day goes by that I don’t saute a crispy pan of something wonderful, whatever is in season and in my fridge, fresh or leftover (preferably both). Hash can be the main event, with meat combined with vegetables, or it can…

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Salted Honey Caramel Sauce (Paleo, AIP, Dairy-free)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 17, 2014 at 1:58pm
Salted Honey Caramel Sauce | Fresh Tart (Paleo, AIP, Dairy-free)

I’ve been cooking all morning, making dinner for my mom, sister Stacey, her son Cooper, and my son Nathan – the last I’ll make for him before we take off for college on Tuesday. Sigh.I’m keeping the menu really simple since I obviously don’t want to spend time in the kitchen once everyone arrives. Crudite…

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Empanada Flatbread (Paleo, AIP)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 12, 2014 at 11:27am
Empanada Flatbread | Fresh Tart (Paleo, AIP)

The countdown is on. We take my son Nathan to college next week and I’m riding a roller coaster of joy and grief that I’ve dreaded since he was born. The time we spend together grows more and more precious, which has been happening all year, but in the last weeks has intensified into slow-motion,…

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Sweet & Tangy Broccoli Salad (Paleo, AIP-friendly)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 5, 2014 at 2:34pm
Sweet & Sour Broccoli Salad | Fresh Tart (Paleo, AIP-friendly)

Tonight is National Night Out and given that Minneapolis often ranks number one in participation, you may very well be attending a neighborhood block party this evening. If so, I have just the salad for you, a real crowd pleaser that comes together quickly and stays crunchy and appealing on a buffet. You might recognize…

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Ginger-Scallion Chicken with Cold Zucchini Noodles (AIP, Paleo)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 30, 2014 at 5:53pm
Ginger-Scallion Chicken with Zucchini Noodles | Fresh Tart (AIP, Paleo)

If you’ve lived in other parts of the country, you likely realize how spoiled we Twin Citians are when it comes to grocery shopping. Whether your jam is chandeliers, bulk discounts, cheerful baggers, or mile-long meat counters, there is a store for every style, budget, and palate. (Except wine drinkers, you still have to hit…

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Chimichurri Chicken & Vegetable Kabobs + Smitten with Squash Giveaway! (AIP, Paleo)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 22, 2014 at 4:24pm
Chimichurri Chicken & Vegetable Kabobs & a Smiiten with Squash Giveaway | Fresh Tart (AIP, Paleo)

If you’re a squash fan – and particularly if you’re a gardener swimming in squash right exactly now – boy do I have a treat for you. Let me introduce you to Smitten with Squash, your new best friend. This recipe is from the book and I’m so excited to share it with you because…

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