Ham Hock Soup

This is one of our favorites, fresh pork hocks boiled with great local fresh veggies into an amazingly hearty soup filled with great nutrition and delicious meat and tasty bone marrow. We both grew up with this powerhouse meal, but since my mom is visiting from Austria, she made these awesome Meat Shop AZ fresh pork hocks in a tasty soup that only a mom and her love could make. …yummm we are so spoiled. Here are the ingredients that you’ll need: 6 pork hocks 2 large carrots, peeled halved and cut into 3 inch pieces 1 medium whole, peeled … Continue reading Ham Hock Soup

Green Cabbage & Bacon

Make this simple poor people’s dish as the perfect accompaniment to your protein. We made this dish with our famous Pork Ribs tonight for my parents that just arrived from Europe and they LOVED dinner. Thanks Paul at Meat Shop AZ for such amazing pork ribs – you know how to cut them right. Here is our very easy cabbage recipe that serves 4 – 6 hungry folks: 2 large heads of white/green cabbage, washed. sliced and quartered 1 very large onion, peeled and sliced 1 tsp caraway seeds 2 strong pinches of sea salt fresh ground black pepper to … Continue reading Green Cabbage & Bacon

Salmon Bacon Budget Breakfast

Salmon is always a healthy and delicious option, but it’s not the first thing that comes to mind for breakfast…  We usually get any cut we can get from our friends the Fishhuggers, Brenna and Kenny.  Today we’d like to feature less common and less expensive part of this great fish…  Salmon bellies, or “Salmon Bacon”; the extra fat content in the bellies makes these especially desirable for their healthy Omega-3 fats.  This was perfect for two hungry Svendblad’s. They are incredibly affordable – you can cook them up quickly for yourself and your cat as we do…and the whole family is happy … Continue reading Salmon Bacon Budget Breakfast

Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon

We have all watched Julia Child in some  moment of  inspiration or another.  She was great!  Today we’d like to celebrate her with a Paleoish version of Beef Bourguignon.  This is not a dish for the light hearted, and not a dish for folks with little patience. It is a dish for cooks that like to spend some fun time cooking to make this come together perfectly. So if you are up for it do give it a try it is so worth it. INGREDIENTS for 6-8 servings 6-8 ounces salt pork, cut into 1/2 inch chunks 4 Tbsp pastured butter … Continue reading Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon

Raw Kale Salad

We love Kale cooked or raw. Kale is incredibly nutritious and healthy. Here is what you will need for our ultra fresh and refreshing Raw Kale Salad: This recipe will make enough for many salads, we like ours with very light dressing, so it even lasts longer. 1 – 2 bunches of fresh Kale, thoroughly washed and dried, stems cut off 2 – 3 golden (chilled beets) optional 1 cup of “fine” extra virgin olive oil, use some really good stuff if your purse permits 1 1/2 lemon juice, get a nice big and juicy one 2 – 3 dried … Continue reading Raw Kale Salad

Papaya Chutney

Papaya Chutney — served with Meat Shop AZ thick-cut Pork Chop and Cauliflower Rice Ingredients for 4 servings or just enough for the two of us 2 Cups finely diced Mamao Papaya 1/4 Cup Raw Coconut Vinegar Juice from one large Lemon 1 Tbsp preferred fat (Coconut Oil, Ghee, Lard, Tallow) 1/2 a bunch fresh Cilantro, finely chopped 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper (less if you don’t want it spicy) 1/8 tsp Cinnamon 2 tsp grated fresh Ginger Root 1-2 tsp Honey or Coconut Crystals (optional) Instructions Bring all ingredients to a boil using a medium skillet. Reduce heat, cover and … Continue reading Papaya Chutney

Duck Duck Soup

Remember the $18 Duck? This little duck fed us until we were stuffed for three full meals. So as promised, we are finally sharing how to make this easy soup from your left over Whole Duck recipe, i.e., the carcass and innards. ~You can also do this recipe with left over chicken, or turkey, or any other of your favorite offal or feathered friends. ~ Once you are finished eating all the tender morsels, set innards and picked over carcass aside and place into soup pot right after you’re done having you amazing whole duck meal. Here are the ingredients … Continue reading Duck Duck Soup

Thai Ground Pork in Coconut Milk

We’d like to provide you with an alternative to ground beef or turkey for a change  – PORK. We love wonderful lean local pork as you know in just about any form.  Please give our Thai inspired dish a try, it’s fast and very easy and super healthy. We served it here with some yellow Cauliflower rice. Heat up the rice in a cast iron pan add about 1 tsp or so of butter, ghee or coconut oil, lightly salt and allow to warm – serve with your new recipe below. It’s really light and very satisfying, even for breakfast. … Continue reading Thai Ground Pork in Coconut Milk

Indian Spiced Roast Duck

We love cooking whole chickens, hens, and of course ducks! 🙂 So what better way than to start the New Year than with a juicy, crispy, spicy whole duck.  You also know that we like spices – this recipe calls for a savory Indian spice rub. Before we share how we prepared it, we’d like to point out that this $18 duck, will feed 2 hungry Svendblads, and will give you the opportunity to make a whole big pot of duck soup after you’re done munching on the tenders. Watch for our duck soup recipe shortly. It should feed 4 … Continue reading Indian Spiced Roast Duck

Best and Worst of Nutty Kitchen 2010

As we prepare to ring in the New Year we thought it would only be appropriate to take a look back and share some of the best and worst posts from the past year.  So here are the top ten and bottom five posts based simply on number of views.  We think the bottom five are excellent recipes on their own, but it’s interesting to see that several are shrimp recipes. This is definitely a meat eating crowd! 🙂

Nutty Kitchen Top 10 of 2010

Thai Almond Pork: Awesome for lunch or dinner Continue reading “Best and Worst of Nutty Kitchen 2010”