For all you brave people hosting a dinner party these days, I have your back. Here’s an easy dessert you can serve your raw, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, and simply health conscious friends. Best of all, it’s also fast and easy! Grab your blender, because that’s all you’ll need!
In addition to the sauteed fiddlehead ferns and the fiddlehead fern omelet, I raided my hosts pantry to complete our vegetarian brunch with roasted red carrots, a preserved lemon and maple syrup salad dressing, and basil lemonade made from the herbs in my host’s window. Try these maple syrup sweetened carrots with preserved lemon, preserved lemon salad dressing, and maple-basil lemonade.
I tried llama chops so you don’t have to! On the plus side, the Salt Lake City farmer’s market may be the best in the country. On the minus side, sometimes exotic meats don’t go mainstream because they don’t deserve to.
In the middle of Vancouver, I had the incredible opportunity to grill a fresh rooster we’d slaughtered that morning at an urban farm oasis. Check out three recipes from that meal, two featuring wonderfully Canadian birch syrup! Scroll past the rooster for vegetarian birch syrup acorn squash and a 10 minute salsa shakshuka recipe!
This jackfruit taco filling is vegan, paleo, and gluten free! It’s amazing on the included fry bread recipe, but can also be served with corn tortillas for gluten free guests and bibb lettuce for paleo eaters.
Don’t be intimidated by either lamb or a roast! Believe it or not an old fashioned Sunday roast is way easier than your usual skillet chicken.
We found everything for these gluten free lamb tacos at a local farmer’s market. Both the purple tomatillo salsa and cooked cherry tomato salsa are both gluten free and paleo, so pick up some corn tortillas and a head of bibb lettuce and suddenly you’ve got a tasty taco night that can be shared by your paleo and gluten free friends!
I was lucky enough to visit Montreal during Fiddlehead Fern season, so my vegetarian hosts and I made them the theme of a gorgeous locally sourced brunch. If you’re lucky enough to have access to fiddleheads, here are two easy ways to enjoy them!
Low and slow smoking is a beautiful way to prepare a large cut of game meat! You can use this technique with moose, antelope, elk, venison, or even a grocery store roast!
Don’t be misled by the photo! This warm, hearty paleo main course is just as good served with crispy roasted brussels sprouts, lemon-herb asparagus, and baked carrots for a dinner that can be shared by your paleo, gluten-free, and unpicky eaters alike.