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Well Fed 2: The Recommendation

Well Fed 2: The Recommendation

I started planning my first cookbook about the same time Melissa Joulwan was planning hers. She shared some of what she was doing to prepare and that convinced me to terminate my project. I was delighted when Well Fed 1 proved to be a truly great cookbook. The world did not need a bound collection of my “easy, healthy whole food recipes” but we did need Melissa’s recipes for people who love to eat. And I think she has surpassed...

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Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder Roast, Beets, and Artichoke Hearts

Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder Roast, Beets, and Artichoke Hearts

Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder, Beets, and Artichoke Hearts (Serves 6-8) Sometimes running out of fresh veggies leads to a happy discovery. I love the taste of canned artichoke hearts cooked with a pork shoulder roast and my wife loves the taste of canned beets cooked with pork. Honestly, I was shocked at how good this food tasted and it took only about 5 minutes of prep time. You’ve got to try this. Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 8...

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The Six Planks of Tom Denham’s Whole30 Meal Planning Table

Eat one serving of dark, leafy greens every day Eat two servings of fermented foods every day Eat at least three whole eggs every day Eat oily fish three or four times per week Eat beef or lamb five days per week Eat a serving of liver once per week These planks have not been a part of my table from the beginning, but after 3 years of Whole30-style eating and learning, these are the practices that guide my meal planning today. Dark leafy...

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Ground Pork with Chopped Onions and Turnips

Ground Pork with Chopped Onions and Turnips

Ground Pork with Chopped Onions and Turnips (Serves 1) Turnips and turnip greens have been coming home with me from the farm lately. I had ground pork with chopped onions and turnip greens for lunch and then made ground pork with chopped onions and turnips for supper. Both meals were really good. I have been buying plain ground pork and adding my own spices. I think the key to good taste is adding spices generously. No timid shake or two of...

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Pressure Cooker Pork with Sliced Onions, Diced Tomatoes, Green Chilies, and Cauliflower

Pressure Cooker Pork with Sliced Onions, Diced Tomatoes, Green Chilies, and Cauliflower

Pressure Cooker Pork with Sliced Onions, Diced Tomatoes, Green Chilies, and Cauliflower (Serves 3-4) One of the benefits of using a pressure cooker is that you can work with frozen meat. This is of great use to me because I often fail to thaw anything out the day before I am ready to cook. I made this dish in two stages – first cooking the meat with onions, tomatoes, and green chilies, and then adding the cauliflower late in the...

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Ground Chorizo Sausage with Chopped Onion and Marinara Sauce over Spaghetti Squash

Ground Chorizo Sausage with Chopped Onion and Marinara Sauce over Spaghetti Squash

Ground Chorizo Sausage with Chopped Onion and Marinara Sauce over Spaghetti Squash (Serves 1-2) The popularity of spaghetti squash in Paleo circles inspired me to ignore it for a long time. I have avoided good things more than once in my life, but am no longer ignoring spaghetti squash! I was in the mood for something new the other day and brought one home from the store. Topping the squash with chorizo and chopped onion seemed like a good...

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Ground Chorizo Sausage with Beet and Radish Greens, Chopped Onion, and Radishes

Ground Chorizo Sausage with Beet and Radish Greens, Chopped Onion, and Radishes

Ground Chorizo Sausage with Beet and Radish Greens, Chopped Onion, and Radishes (Serves 1-2) I take all the beet greens I can get from my local farmer. Most of his customers don’t care for them, but I like them a lot. I also like radish greens. Fresh radish greens are prickly and not everyone will eat them, but I find they cook down nicely and lose all their prickliness. I mixed beet and radish greens recently because I did not have...

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Pulled Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder with Kale, Onions, Cashews, and Dried Cranberries

Pulled Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder with Kale, Onions, Cashews, and Dried Cranberries

Pulled Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder with Kale, Onions, Cashews, and Dried Cranberries One of my favorite meals is pulled slow cooker meat with wilted greens. I try to eat this meal as often as once per day and at least several times per week. The approach is the same regardless of the meat or greens used and I have published recipes before, but I wanted to share another one to emphasize my thoughts on its importance. Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder...

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