Basil Parsnip Meatloaf

I seem to be leaning on the blog’s archived sauces lately. While that may be a bit uncreative of me, there’s nothing wrong with using what works! And the basil cream atop this meatloaf just plain WORKS. Basil and tomato are classically summer flavors, but you can side step that little detail  by grabbing some frozen…

Tomato Basil Meatloaf

Today marks a very special anniversary. It’s been 6 YEARS since I began my journey down the “paleo” road. In the spring of 2009 I stumbled upon Mark’s Daily Apple and began reading his daily articles. I found the logic of ancestral eating very intriguing and proceeded to pre-order his new book, The Primal Blueprint. Once…

Basil Cream Meatloaf with Balsamic Drizzle

  Is there any possible way to take a good picture of meatloaf? I mean, even on a good day, it still just looks like a brick of smushed food matter. Pictures notwithstanding, this dish is actually really delicious. Using white meat to make meatloaf is a tricky proposition (even trickier than taking its picture) because…

Chicken Herb Meatloaf with Balsamic Glaze

Today I listened to a podcast featuring Isabel Foxen Duke. In it she referenced a woman named Ellen Satter and her working definition of “Normal Eating”.  “Normal eating is going to the table hungry and eating until you are satisfied. It is being able to choose food you like and eat it and truly get enough…

Meatloaf with Balsamic-Fig Compote

Meatloaf is a wonderful meal to make during the weekend or when you have some time to devote to the kitchen because it means you will have leftovers! (well, maybe not if you’re cooking for 5, but I cook for 2… which means lots of leftovers.) This recipe is a nice diversion from the tomato…

Turkey Meatloaf and Ancho Mole Sauce

I absolutely love ethnic food. Latin American, Japanese, Ethiopian, Thai, Cameroonian, etc. These cuisines all have exotic and distinct flavors, ties to cultural and social norms, as well as vibrant history of healing and fueling their people. Oftentimes, when shopping or eating out, I find that ethnic food is also the most clean, unprocessed and health supportive. Unfortunately,…