It’s time! Time to share a roundup of some of my favorite Real Food lovin’ links from around the web. Most of these are recipes or are related to cooking somehow, so dig in! Hope you enjoy them all as much as I did.
First up, Kelly The Kitchen Kop shares one of my ultimate favorites, a Texas Caviar Recipe. If you’re not from around these parts (HELLO FELLOW TEXANS!!), “Texas Caviar” is just another way of describing a bean salsa featuring black eyed peas and black beans. Soooo yummy. One of my favorite local restaurants features a seasonal “Texas Caviar” on their menu as a side dish, and I’ve been looking for a way to duplicate it in my own kitchen. Well, folks, here it is. We never eat as a “dip.” We just dig in with a spoon and call it a salad. While the recipe calls for canned beans (good in a pinch), I’ve successfully made this from raw, freshly sprouted beans and really enjoyed it, too. ENJOY!
Second up, Cheeseslave steals the show with a Texas-inspired use for Brisket — Brisket Tacos. You cook the brisket it in blend of cumin, cayenne, and oregano instead of the usual spices, then shred it for a superb taco meat.
Third up, The Nourished Life shares the ins and outs of Safe Cookware. While sourcing good food is all-important, so is reducing the use of toxic cookware in our kitchens. Elizabeth gives us the scoop.
And finally, Elana’s Pantry delivers the ultimate in Paleo Bread. It’s completely grain and dairy free! And you want to know the best thing about paleo bread? It’s so easy!! No yeasty doughs. No rising times and temperatures to get just right. You just thoroughly mix all the ingredients and then bake it! (It’s perfect for me, since I’ve become increasingly lazy and time conscious in my kitchen since having 3 little ones.) Thank you, Elana, you are a life saver.
(photos by: photostilltheend, and elanaspantry)