Posts tagged as entertaining/holidays

Local Cookbooks Galore and Chef Jack’s Jalapeño Poppers (Grain-free, Gluten-free)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 1, 2014 at 3:57pm

I was at Kitchen in the Market last week signing copies of Twin Cities Chef’s Table, and while checking out their retail offerings I was pretty stunned to see how many fantastic Minnesota cookbooks are on their shelf! You guys, Minnesota has had a banner couple of years, absorb this: The New Midwestern Table by…

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Paleo Magazine’s AIP Thanksgiving Meal Plan

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 20, 2014 at 10:00am

If you’re searching for grain-free/ allergen-free Thanksgiving dishes that NO ONE WILL NOTICE ARE GRAIN-FREE/ALLERGEN-FREE because they are traditional and delicious, well, here you go. I created this autoimmune protocol Thanksgiving menu for the marvelous Paleo Magazine, with a shopping list and work-ahead instructions to boot. I invited my dear friends Tracy Morgan and Joy…

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Pan-Roasted Chicken with Figs & Mushrooms (Paleo, AIP)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 7, 2014 at 8:41pm

The chicken is secondary in this recipe as far as I’m concerned – this dish is about the fresh figs. When perfectly ripe, figs are of course delectable eaten out of hand. But by applying just a bit of heat – either by running them under the broiler or searing them briefly in a bit…

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Blueberry Kuchen: Round III (Paleo, AIP)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 4, 2014 at 4:50pm

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

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 17, 2014 at 1:58pm

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

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 5, 2014 at 2:34pm

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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Roasted Cauliflower “Couscous” (AIP, Paleo)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 15, 2014 at 4:03pm

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

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 26, 2014 at 7:17pm

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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Coleslaw with Caper-Anchovy Dressing (AIP, Paleo)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 24, 2014 at 1:21pm

Are you dreaming of a July 4th barbecue feast? If you are, I have a few ideas for you. Creamy coleslaw is some of the best picnic fare around, but a vinegary slaw can be a tart change of pace, improve while sitting on a buffet, and even add a bit of polish to a…

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Roasted Strawberry-Rhubarb Sorbet (AIP, Paleo, Vegan)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 10, 2014 at 3:17pm

I’m a little ahead of the game with a strawberry treat, so tuck this away for a couple of weeks if you’re waiting for the local crop. Or just make the sorbet now because rhubarb is up like crazy, the sun is shining, and any time is the right time for sorbet. I made this…

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