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Our beautiful pomegranate tree in full bloom...

If you don't know how to grow vegetables, start with mustard greens. They are prolific and grow like weeds.

A random wagon wheel that lives in my backyard...

Purple top turnips peeking out of the ground before picking...

The Primal Blueprint Cookbook by Mark Sisson...helped me build a base of primal recipes that our family continues to enjoy...


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Category Archives: Recipes

Swiss Chard & Sausage Soup

May 11, 2012 at 12:50

Little Miss Sicky Poo


Right now I’ve got a mess of greens growing like weeds in my garden.  When I start to get overwhelmed with them, this soup is a great way to use them up.  This is basically a primal variation of the Italian bean and swiss chard soup, although to be honest, I don’t really miss the […]

Swiss Chard Rolls

April 30, 2012 at 16:26

Little Miss Sicky Poo


In the summertime, one of my favorite backyard garden veggies is Swiss chard.  Not only is it delicious but it’s also beautiful to look at with its bright red stalks and dark green leaves.  Most of the time I sauté my greens with a little butter or olive oil, but it’s good to have a […]

Veggie Ribbons; The Primal Substitute for Pasta

April 28, 2012 at 14:36

Little Miss Sicky Poo


Before I became Primal, pasta was a common factor in a lot of my meals.  I’m Italian and so I was raised with an abundance of the stuff.  It was difficult for me to let go.  After all, what would I serve my fabulous sauces over?  What about my fettuccini alfredo?  I realized that it […]

Chicken with Lemon Caper Butter Sauce

April 28, 2012 at 13:57

Little Miss Sicky Poo


This is an easy and delicious recipe that has a nice Italian flair to it.  In fact, it’s a great go to if you are craving Italian food.  In this picture you see the chicken served over salad greens because we were having a light dinner that night and sometimes we have to eat what […]

Tropical Parfait

April 25, 2012 at 18:06

Little Miss Sicky Poo


It’s almost May and that means summer is right around the corner.  We live in Arizona and that means we sometimes hit triple digits before May.  This weekend we got a sneak peak of hot weather and some early pool time.  Playing in the water with my kids, soaking up the sun and listening to […]

Sauteed Spinach with Goat Cheese & Pine Nuts

April 23, 2012 at 17:57

Little Miss Sicky Poo


Spinach is one of my favorite vegetables because it is so versatile and delicious.  As a bonus, spinach is a super food that is packed full of vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, calcium and protein.  I guess it’s no surprise that Popeye loved it so much…right? This simple dish only has four ingredients but […]

Carrot Spiced Pork Meatballs

April 20, 2012 at 11:48

Little Miss Sicky Poo


Who says you can’t eat meatballs on a primal/paleo diet?  Well guess what…now you can!  Ok, so they are not what you would consider traditional meatballs.  Trust me, I understand.  I grew up in an Italian family and these are definitely a little different.  But if you love Indian spices and that mellow hint of […]

Gyro Salad: Get Your Greek On!

April 17, 2012 at 11:34

Little Miss Sicky Poo


What’s better than a gyro pita?  A gyro salad!  When heading out to a Greek restaurant, it’s good to be aware that some recipes use breadcrumbs although this is not really following authentic tradition.  Always ask, otherwise, you may walk out feeling not so hot.  I found a place that makes a killer gyro salad […]

Make Your Own Mayonnaise

April 14, 2012 at 14:53

Little Miss Sicky Poo


It may seem like a strange idea to make your own mayonnaise at home considering the many grocery store options that are available to us.  Really, why would one bother?  Grocery store varieties come in big tubs and last forever and you’re too busy with kids and work to go there.  But consider for a […]

A Very Primal Easter

April 8, 2012 at 19:53

Little Miss Sicky Poo


This year we celebrated Easter at our house, and you know what that means?  A good opportunity to try out some new primal recipes on the family!  Not everyone in our family is on the primal bandwagon, but I figured that creating a delicious Easter spread would be the perfect way to show off the […]