Lemon Basil Old Fashioned

(Disclaimer: this was written by Nikki’s husband, Geoff. When she caters a party, she sometimes brings me to pour drinks. And this isn’t paleo. You’ve been warned.) Nikki and I catered another party last weekend. Another party, another request for a cocktail recipe — this time a spin on the oldest (and arguably coolest) of all…

El Burro (the Mexican Mule)

Disclaimer(s): This recipe is not for food. It’s for a delicious drink that features sugar and alcohol. So it’s not even remotely paleo. AND it wasn’t written by Nikki. Consider yourself warned. Nikki and I recently catered an event for an anti-human trafficking organization. The Clean Plate doesn’t usually do catering and Nik rarely asks me for help…

Food Critic Friday – Habana, Costa Mesa, CA

After a long hiatus, Food Critic Fridays are back. Geoff and I are back at it with our restaurant reviews, so if you’re in one of these areas and hankering for some gluten free goodness, you’ll have some idea of where or where not to eat. I was dying to try a place called Habana…

Food Critic Friday No. 1

Barrio Star   Welcome, dear reader, to the inaugural installment of Food Critic Fridays (FCF), brought to you by The Clean Plate. Geoff’s commentary will be in regular type and Nikki’s is in italics, just so you know who’s speaking. This week, we are going to review Barrio Star, a hip little Mexican place in…