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Vietnamese Pork Skewers (Paleo, AIP adaptable)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 23, 2016 at 5:45am
Vietnamese Pork Skewers

Hi friends! I’m assuming that you have your grills fired up (and if not, these are super easy to make indoors) so I wanted to remind you of these beautiful little flavor bombs, especially because fresh herbs and lettuces have popped up at farmers markets – yay! Make ’em spicy or make ’em AIP (autoimmune protocol-friendly);…

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Chicken Hash Brown Patties with Pesto (Paleo, AIP) and a Giveaway

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 5, 2016 at 4:59pm
Chicken Hashbrown Patties with Pesto | Fresh Tart (Paleo, AIP)

Spring has sprung and I couldn’t be happier! Despite daylight savings, more sunshine, color, fragrance, and warmer temps mean I hop out of bed earlier and have more energy to do the things I love most – read and write and talk about creating the energy to live a big and vibrant life, starting with delicious, deeply…

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Braised Beef Tacos with Arugula Chimichurri & Scallion Tortillas (Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo, AIP)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 21, 2016 at 4:07pm
Grain-free Beef Short Rib Tacos with Arugula Chimichurri | Fresh Tart (Paleo, AIP)

This post contains affiliate links. Happy Spring! Happy Taco Tuesday! Happy Birthday Mom! I’m covering a lot of bases with these tacos, ha. Luckily, they’re worthy of carrying all of those good wishes. I mean, what’s not to love about chewy, beefy, sassy tacos that just happen to also be gluten-free, grain-free, and autoimmune protocol compliant…

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Cold Peanut-Sesame “Noodles” (Grain-free, Gluten-free)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 8, 2016 at 11:44am
Cold Peanut-Sesame "Noodles" | Fresh Tart (grain-free)

I had the pleasure of chatting about cooking and healthy eating tips with a group of smart and lovely people at Weber Shandwick PR this past Friday. Given we were talking in an office conference room, there wasn’t the option to cook a dish for them, so I made the group an easy and flavor-packed cold dish that…

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Fresh Tart Fresh Start 2016 + Clam, Halibut & Kale Chowder

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 19, 2016 at 8:54pm
Clam, Halibut & Kale Chowder | Fresh Tart (Gluten-free)

Happy Birthday to me and to Fresh Tart! My baby turned 10 years old on January 6, how crazy is that? If you’re newish to these musings, this blog started as The Moderate Epicurean, reflecting my then efforts to indulge gracefully without compromising my health. It didn’t work very well, ha! In fact, in retrospect,…

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On Luck and Flow and Perfectly Seared Scallops

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 16, 2015 at 11:57am
Perfectly Seared Scallops | Fresh Tart (Paleo, AIP Option)

Photo (and scallops) by Erik Eastman Every once in awhile – or hopefully often, which is my goal – you stumble into a situation so ridiculously sparkly and rich and delicious that time falls away and all you can think to say, over and over again, is: This is amazing. This is amazing! THIS IS AMAZING….

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Shrimp Wrapped in Pancetta with Sage

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 26, 2015 at 5:29pm
Shrimp Wrapped in Pancetta with Sage | Fresh Tart (Paleo, AIP)

I taught Paleo Sunday Suppers last night at Kitchen in the Market – always a delicious blast – and while three of the recipes we made are already here on Fresh Tart… Beef, Bacon & Kale Meatballs Chef Jack’s Jalapeno Poppers Andrew Zimmern’s One-Pot Sticky Wings …I realized that the Shrimp Wrapped in Pancetta with…

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Marvelously Rich and Simple Mushroom Soup (Paleo)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 14, 2015 at 12:48pm
Mushroom Soup | Fresh Tart (Paleo)

As a mushroom fiend, I’ve made many attempts at mushroom soup, never to discover one that I wanted to make again. I wouldn’t keep trying if I hadn’t had the craveable ones, the ones that are the very essence of mushroom, earthy and savory and marvelously rich with hot cream and buttery fresh wild mushrooms. Since I can’t afford to make soup…

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Tender Pork Meatballs in Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Butter Sauce (Paleo)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 15, 2015 at 5:41pm
Tender Pork Meatballs in Tomato Butter Sauce

Hi! How was your summer? Goodness it flew by, like they all do, and yet we are all surprised to see the first yellow leaves scattered on the ground. I love that about Minnesotans – we are bonded by our collective denial and climatic optimism. WINTER MIGHT NOT COME THIS YEAR. Um. I haven’t been posting here as…

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Kefir Maple Bourbon Panna Cotta with Strawberry Jam & Black Pepper

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 4, 2015 at 3:25pm
Kefir Maple Bourbon Panna Cotta  with Strawberry Jam & Black Pepper

My five year anniversary of going gluten-free is fast approaching. What an adventure it’s been and what a good reminder that sometimes the things that seem so hard provide the very kick in the pants we need to move onward and upward. Going gluten- and grain-free aka paleo changed my health, and then my energy, and…

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