Warm Salmon Potato Salad

Warm Salmon Potato Salad

Sometimes I like to pretend that I’m on a reality TV cooking show where the challenge is to come up with a meal on the spot using whatever ingredients I can find in my kitchen. Sure, it’s a lot of pressure, but I like to live life […]

Loaded Shrimp Cassava Fries

Loaded Shrimp Cassava Fries from Paleo Date Night

I wrote Paleo Date Night with the intention of helping people create restaurant-quality meals that are healthy and delicious. Not all restaurants have Michelin stars and linen tablecloths. Case in point: these Loaded Shrimp Cassava Fries were inspired by something you might find at a food truck. So instead […]

Simple Salad Ideas

6 Simple Summer Salads

Once the temperature outside hits 90°F, I generally lose any motivation to get in the kitchen and start blasting the oven. I’m looking for meals that come together fast, with little to no cooking required. For me that spells salad. For some reason, salad gets a bad wrap […]

Crab Stuffed Portobellos

Crab Stuffed Portobellos

Portobellos may sound like a unique mushroom strain, but in fact, they are just a larger mature version of cremini mushrooms. Up until recently they were tough to sell, and more often than ended up being thrown away. Thanks to some clever marketing in the […]

Curried Tuna Collard Wraps

Curried Tuna Collard Wraps

Maybe it’s because I’m a “yankee,” but I did not have much interaction with collard greens before I moved to Atlanta. Occasionally I might run across them on a menu at a barbecue joint up North. I never knew what to make of them. They always sounded […]

clam chowder

Mrs. Kirby’s Clam Chowder

Let me begin by saying that I have no idea who Mrs. Kirby is. Actually, that’s not true–I do have an idea. She was my great-grandmother’s neighbor when she lived on 8th Street in Philadelphia in the 1950’s. Legend has it that Mrs. Kirby made the best […]

Salmon Stuffed Avocados

Salmon Stuffed Avocados

We all know that avocados are the best. They’re soft. They’re creamy. They’re loaded with good fat. Their pure deliciousness can enhance a wide range of dishes. But what happens when the avocado itself becomes the dish? Good things.  There’s more than one way to stuff an avocado; […]

Banana Leaf Barramundi

Banana Leaf Barramundi

Some people might think of barramundi as the “poor man’s sea bass.” Its relatively low price tag, however, can be a bit deceiving.  For a white-fleshed fish it is extremely high in omega-3s, nearing levels found in Coho salmon but containing only half the calories. The fish has […]

Salmon Cucumber Rolls

Jacques Pépin is one of my kitchen heroes. I picked up some really great techniques by watching his various shows on PBS. I’m still enamored by the way he wields that tiny little chef’s knife, tearing through piles onions in mere seconds. Also, Jacques has no use […]

Coconut Shrimp Curry

Coconut Shrimp Curry

I have never encountered a curry that I didn’t like. Coconut shrimp curry, however, is a curry that I simply love. It combines shrimp, arguably the most delectable critters of the sea, with a creamy coconut milk base. It’s an easy, one-pan meal that can be prepared […]