Tapenade Pork Chops

During the week, we often use leftover sauces and dressings from one meal as the basis for a new variation.  Today is an example - a quick recipe  based on the ideas at the end of our sun-dried tomato tapenade recipe.  Unfortunately, it was also prepared during our recent "camera malfunction" period, so I've only got a … Continue reading Tapenade Pork Chops

Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade

Tapenade is a condiment from the region surrounding Provence, France, consisting of a variety of ingredients minced very fine or ground together in a mortar and pestle with olive oil.  And while the name derives from the French word meaning capers (tapèno, which are usually included), the dish is most often described by people as … Continue reading Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade

Stuffed Portobella Mushrooms

What is the difference between a portobella mushroom, a cremini mushroom, and a white button mushroom (all of which are readily available at your local produce market)?  Nothing...except maturity, and perhaps as much as $3 or $4 per pound.  They are the same species - just harvested at different stages of their growth cycle.  But unless … Continue reading Stuffed Portobella Mushrooms

Mediterranean Stew

Mediterranean Stew Recipe Type: Main Dish Author: Purely Primal Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 4 hours Total time: 4 hours 15 mins Serves: 6 Ingredients 2-1/2 lbs grass-fed stew meat 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 carrot, sliced 2 cups dry red wine (pinot noir is what we’re using) 1 cup beef stock (using … Continue reading Mediterranean Stew