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Pan-Seared Steak with Crispy Hash

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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Roasted Cauliflower “Couscous” (AIP, Paleo)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 15, 2014 at 4:03pm
Roasted Cauliflower "Couscous" | Fresh Tart (AIP, Paleo)

This side dish is a twist on the couscous salad that changed my life. For years, my go-to potluck contribution was a couscous salad, loaded with roasted vegetables, dried fruit, cheese, and nuts. It doesn’t wilt on a buffet and pairs well with barbecued meats and other salads. I made it for my own parties,…

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Beef, Bacon & Kale Meatballs (AIP, Paleo)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 9, 2014 at 10:45am
Beef, Bacon & Kale Meatballs | Fresh Tart (AIP, Paleo)

I’m a meatball fiend so I make these frequently, eating them as is, wrapped in lettuce leaves with good pickles, served as a party appetizer (with roasted vegetables and cherry-barbecue sauce, pictured below), and/or added to soups. (You know how I mentioned last week that I love crispy shrimp as a garnish for soup? Well,…

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Cauliflower-Leek Soup with Crispy Shrimp (AIP, Paleo)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 1, 2014 at 1:57pm
Cauliflower-Leek Soup with Crispy Shrimp(AIP, Paleo)

For those of you who plan ahead, this is a soup for after the celebrating, when the July 4th ribs and potato salad and pie have been gleefully devoured and left you ready for something lighter. Encourage the pendulum swing back to fresh with restorative rich broth and garden-fresh vegetables, whirred in a blender to…

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Mmmocktail Time! Raspberry-Mint Simple Syrup (AIP, Paleo)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 26, 2014 at 7:17pm
Raspberry-Mint Simple Syrup | Fresh Tart (AIP, Paleo)

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of bubbly beverages. Champagne used to be my go-to, but these autoimmune protocol days (and for the foreseeable future because I feel great not drinking alcohol), my bubbles are of the sparkling water variety. I still enjoy a festive beverage around the cocktail hour, so I’m happily exploring…

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