Strawberry Rhubarb Ginger Salsa

Strawberry Rhubarb Ginger Salsa Recipe Type: Side Dishes Author: Purely Primal Prep time: 15 mins Total time: 15 mins Serves: 6 Ingredients 1 lb fresh strawberries diced 3 stalks rhubarb (about 5 inches long), cut lengthwise into strips and then diced 1/2 jalepeño chile, seeded and minced zest and juice of one lime 1-inch piece … Continue reading Strawberry Rhubarb Ginger Salsa

Lemon and Herb-Brined Pork Chops

Now that we've covered the basics of brining, let's get into a recipe that puts some of that information to work.  We'll start off with a brine that uses both salt and honey, and also a bit of dry white wine and lemon zest to go with the blend of spices.  After brining, we'll give it … Continue reading Lemon and Herb-Brined Pork Chops

Secrets: Brining meat

When it comes to ultra-lean cuts of meat, or meats that must be cooked to higher temperatures to be considered "done" or "safe," there is always an increased risk of them ending up dry and bland.  The larger and thicker the cut, the greater that risk because of the time it takes for the center to … Continue reading Secrets: Brining meat

Ginger Carrots and Turnips

It's hard to believe that I went from never having a turnip before to having them three weeks in a row in our CSA share!  After trying creamed greens and then simply grilling the turnips last week, I thought it would be good to do something different this time.  So I combined them with some … Continue reading Ginger Carrots and Turnips

Lime Curry Sirloin Steaks

Here is another simple wet rub grill recipe, which happens to complement yesterday's curry ginger butternut squash quite nicely.  I carried over the cilantro and ginger from the squash recipe, but decided to use Thai red curry paste (and some ground coriander) for a little departure from the Indian curry powder used for the squash.  … Continue reading Lime Curry Sirloin Steaks

Curry Ginger Butternut Squash

Here is a variation on roasted butternut squash that is super easy to make.  The blend of curry with fresh cilantro and ginger add a little zip to this mild squash, while the raisins and honey add some balancing sweetness.  It goes great as a side dish in a curry-themed meal, or by itself as a little post-workout … Continue reading Curry Ginger Butternut Squash

Chile-grilled Turkey

This past Sunday was Father's Day.  While I didn't get a chance to spend any time with my father (I did call him and talk to him for quite a while), we did have my father-in-law over for dinner along with my "favorite" mother-in-law (because she's my only one!).  I also managed to get some … Continue reading Chile-grilled Turkey