When You Just Need A PaleoKit... Here's a pic of "The Jo" just after someone gave him a bag of M&Ms. He thought he was getting a PaleoKit... It's 2:21 AM. I am sitting in a plush, high-backed chair in the main corridor of The Holiday Inn in Fargo, ND. It's been a long six weeks and I really wish I...
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I've discussed the knife sharpening topic on this site before and people regularly ask which knives to buy and how often to sharpen them. My thoughts on which knives to buy can be found here: The Chef Knife Series - The Importance Of A Good Knife I show you how I sharpen my knives in this article: The Chef Knife Series - How To Sharpen...
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It's "How To" Tuesday and I am sitting at Starbuck's in Cookeville, Tennessee. I am posting this in conjunction with the meal we will serve at Power Monkey Camp 3.0 tonight, which we are calling the "Happy Ohana". It is my Paleo rendition of the Happy Family that you see at many Asian restaurants. Instead of having to pick a protein,...

How To…Cut An Onion

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I love onions! Caramelized, rings, whole roasted, raw, you name it. If you think about it, the onion is often involved in our first exposure to a microscope when we look closely at the cells of onion skin. Garlic, of the same Allium species, is good for warding off vampires and kisses. I used to run a beer battered onion ring vendor booth and my hands smelled like garlic for most of my high school days. 
This year's "Guide To Turkey Day Tranquility" is better than ever! Katie and I have put together a list of 3 protein options, 5 side dishes, and 3 desserts. You can use the formattable grocery list to select from these and make your Thanksgiving experience easy. We also have a step-by-step guide to tackle Turkey Day in three cooking sessions. By Thursday afternoon,...