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following my nose… – When I received an email asking if we’d be interested in participating in this promotion, I almost made a (very poor) snap decision that it probably wasn’t something that would appeal to the majority of people who visit Chowstalker, Dessertstalker or this blog.  But that was before I knew all of the details!  Like, the… Read more

Spreading Oaks Farms Has Happy Cows!

following my nose… – Remember that sinking feeling that came after watching Food, Inc. or reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma  or whatever it was that first crushed your vision of what American farms look like?  For me, it felt similar to the disappointment of learning that there’s no Santa Claus….what??? I may never fully recover from the Big Fat Santa Claus lie (yeah, I’m talkin’… Read more

Hey chowstalker, where’s the new recipes???

following my nose… – As some of you know, we have been working on a new version of Chowstalker and Dessertstalker, but the process has been rather slow lately.   With our traffic almost tripling since last December and well over 6000 recipes, it seems we have outgrown our current hosting service and EVERYTHING including the review and publishing of submissions to… Read more

My Whole30 Recap

following my nose… – For the 2nd time this year, Ron and I participated in the Whole30 program.  We started a month before the official August 1st start date because we knew that the month of August would involve some (ours!) birthday celebrations.  We actually ended up eating “on plan” 56 of the 60 days, and 48 days straight…. Read more

Salmon Seaweed Curry

following my nose… – I recently used up the package of dulse flakes that had taken up permanent residence in our pantry.  I’m embarrassed to say that I  purchased that seaweed back when we were members of the Life Grocery Coop in Marietta, and that was back when I worked off of Powers Ferry Road when I could make a quick… Read more

Quick and Easy Liverwurst

following my nose… – I love beef liver and I love chicken liver but until we purchased ½ a hog, I had not knowingly had pork liver.  I was sure that I would like it, but boy, was I wrong.  I cooked a small portion of it the same way I often cook beef liver (quickly fried with some… Read more

Braised Beef Cheeks – Paleo Style

following my nose… – This is my second attempt at cooking beef cheeks and even though the recipe still needs a bit of tweaking I think it’s close enough to deserve a post, especially considering that beef cheeks are not readily available.  And if everyone discovers how delicious they are I might not get another chance to try them!… Read more

New e-book: 30 Day Intro to Paleo

following my nose… –   Have you or someone you know tried to follow a Paleo plan for 30 days only to throw in the towel after a week or two?  I know I certainly had that experience when I first tried to “go paleo”.  When hunger hits and grabbing a sandwich or ordering a pizza is no longer an option…what… Read more

Crispy Paleo (Gluten-free) Chicken Thighs

following my nose… – One of the many things I love most about U.S. Wellness Meats is that you’d be hard pressed to go to their website and not find them out of stock on something.  What?  How is that a good thing?  Well let me tell ya…that’s a good thing because in order to always be in stock… Read more