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Thanksgiving 2016 Menu

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 17, 2016 at 9:03pm
Fresh Tart | Sausage, Wild Rice & Chestnut Dressing (Gluten-free)

I taught my Paleo Thanksgiving class at Kitchen in the Market last Friday and wanted to share the recipes with you all. I LOVE Thanksgiving, every single part of it. Planning, shopping, cooking on my own ahead of time and then with the gang on the big day, setting the table, being with my family,…

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Raw Tuscan Kale Salad With Chiles & Pecorino (Gluten-free)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 11, 2016 at 9:04am
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This is now a classic kale salad, first published several years ago, back when kale salads were kinda new and weird. It’s still one of my very favorites for being simple, clean and bright, and just salty and rich enough to be memorable. It holds its own next to a beefy steak or humble roast…

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Grilled Watermelon Salad with Cherry Tomatoes & Charred Beets (Paleo, Primal)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 7, 2016 at 5:00am
Grilled Watermelon Salad with Tomatoes & Charred Beets | Fresh Tart (Paleo, AIP Adaptable)

I hope you had a lovely July 4th weekend! Isn’t summer just The Best? I did all of my favorite things – farmers market, slept in, walked, hit golf balls, created recipes, wrote, took pictures, sat in the sun, tidied my house, sipped fauxtails, read. The highlight was spending the 4th at Stephanie March’s with…

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Tea Rhubarb Sour for Fauxtail Friday

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 1, 2016 at 3:53pm
Tea Rhubarb Sour | Fresh Tart (Paleo, AIP, fauxtail)

So here’s a thing. I quit drinking alcohol again. I stopped for more than a year while I first followed the autoimmune protocol and observed four significant things: 1) I felt effing awesome. I slept great, I wrote better (which was good, because I was writing Twin Cities Chef’s Table at the time), my mood…

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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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Kefir Maple Bourbon Panna Cotta with Strawberry Jam & Black Pepper

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 4, 2015 at 3:25pm
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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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Slow-Cooked Halibut with Warm & Cold Salad | Fresh Tart (Paleo, AIP-adaptable)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 6, 2015 at 12:10pm
Slow-Cooked Halibut with Warm & Cold Salad | Fresh Tart

This dish of divine represents the beauty of unplanned cooking with friends. You know those meals, usually last-minute, thrown-together affairs – the ones where one friend has some vegetables and another a piece of meat and another some fresh herbs and wine. Spontaneity (and cocktails) draw seemingly disparate elements into a lovely and memorable meal, with everyone agreeing: we HAVE…

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Saffron’s Grilled Lamb Chops with Greek Spice & Herbs and a Father’s Day Giveaway

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 18, 2015 at 9:52am
Saffron's Grilled Lamb Chops with Greek Spice & Herbs | Fresh Tart

How’s your summer going? Yeah SUMMER! I just love having Nathan home from school, not to mention stealing as many meals and sips and walks outside as I can. I hope you are too – from the looks of my Instagram feed, you most certainly are grilling, biking, gardening, hiking, beaching, picnicking, and having a grand ol’ time….

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