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Chipotle Chorizo Burgers with Maple Balsamic Sauce

Okay, everyone, you asked for it and you’ll get it. But before we get to the Chipotle Chorizo Burgers, I’ve got something else I want to chat about.

I’ve been giddy over the number of people who have signed up for my newsletter, Paleo Bytes. If you don’t know the story, here’s the quick rundown:  I gave my readers the option of signing up for email subscriptions, but I wasn’t planning on sending one out. I told myself that if I gained a certain number of subscribers, I would commit to sending out a newsletter.

A few months later, I checked my numbers, and what do you know – my “goal” (that I wasn’t actively shooting for) was exceeded by 33%. Hot damn! Obviously I needed to think up a newsletter! See, I don’t want to just bombard your email every time I post a new recipe. I never read those emails; they just get deleted. So, for my newsletter I wanted to send out fresh content that won’t be posted here, on the blog. To me, there’s got to be an incentive for opening up that email and reading it.

Well, apparently people like that idea. I’ve only sent out one newsletter…but my second will have 68% more readers!

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Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad

Chopped Brussels Sprout & Kale Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

I’ll get this out of the way immediately: I’m not a salad person.

When I do eat salad, I have a very high expectation for how awesome it is. The main ingredient can’t be lettuce. At that point, maybe it’s not a salad anymore, but there’s something about straight lettuce that is super unpalatable to me. So unpalatable that not even loads of dressing can save it. A salad has to have variety, bulk, and fun flavors playing with each other on my tongue (because that’s a wonderful thought).

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Eggroll in a Bowl

Eggroll in a Bowl – Guest Post on The Freckled Foodie

I’m so excited about this post you guys!

First off, I made this really awesome recipe, Eggroll in a Bowl. It’s all the goodness of an eggroll without dealing with the wrapper. Instead, it’s the delicious pork-and-veggie filling, seasoned to flavor perfection.

And secondly, the recipe is actually a guest post over at The Freckled Foodie.

Finally, I want to talk a bit about local and online communities!

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Curried Delicata Squash

Curried Delicata Squash

First off, Happy New Year’s Eve! Hopefully 2015 is filled with awesome things for you!

I discovered two spectacular components of this Curried Delicata Squash only a few short months ago — curry powder and delicata squash. Weird, right?

I didn’t eat my first curry until I was 24 years old (in 2014), and I can easily say that I was missing out on something wonderful my entire life. I grew up loving squash, but my mom always bought acorn or buttercup squash for us to share, and smaller squash varieties like delicata or sweet dumpling were “gourds” that were bought for decoration. I honestly shudder to think of all the delicious and versatile squash that’s bought to rot each year because people think it looks pretty but don’t know how to prepare it!

Hopefully, this recipe will get someone out there to try eating delicata squash instead of discarding it as a kitchen decoration.

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Baked Plantain Fries

Baked Plantain Fries

Fact: plantains are freaking awesome.

I had my first experience with plantains when I was a kid and my mom had decided we needed to branch out and try new kinds of produce. Unfortunately, this was pre-Internet-for-everything, so the only inkling of how to use a plantain was from the label at the grocery store: “Like A Banana!” Okay, sure thing. You can probably imagine how well we liked green plantains after our first taste-test.

Needless to say, I’m glad I gave plantains another chance a year or two ago. I can’t seem to survive without them in my apartment. And though I’m totally fine just frying plantains, I like to experiment sometimes, too. Thus, I made Baked Plantain Fries, and they make me happy.

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