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Little Pig ‘Pasta’

Porcini means “little pigs” in Italian. This piglet recipe has exactly that. Bacon AND mushroom. What could be better? It’s also really simple and there are only two components: sauce and ‘pasta’. Ain’t nobody got thyme for anything else. Seewhatididthere? (But for real, this recipe does include thyme). My recipe yields a deep savory flavor…

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Embarrassing Google Searches

I must take a moment to post about something completely different from Ulcerative Colitis or paleo recipes. It’s funny. Keep reading. Since the birth of Mangia Paleo in January 2014, I receive statistics that help me understand my audience. One of the analytic reports is grouped by internet search results. So, I can see the…

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Pineapple and Digestion

Why did the pineapple go out with the prune? Because he couldn’t find a date! What’s this buzz about pineapple being great for digestion? For starters, it contains about 87% water to it helps get flowin’ through your digestive tract. Did you just picture a pineapple on a waterslide? Because I did. It also contains…

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Steamed Clams and Bacon

Check out these heroes in a half shell. Bacon power! When my father and I collaborate with food this is what happens. First, dad gets access to millions of pounds of fresh locally harvested clams. Mom doesn’t like them. So, I get a phone call inviting me to dinner. I go visit with bacon in hand. Seriously,…

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Strawberry Basil Grilled Chicken

There is nothing more tasty than hand-picked strawberries from your local farm. Wait… yes there is. When you combine it with basil and balsamic! If you have never tried this combination you’re probably thinking, “what the heck is this girl doing? Strawberries are for dessert!” I ask you to open your mind just a bit and try…

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Sautéed Kale and Carrot Ribbons

I will spare you and will not recite all the benefits of eating kale. You probably already know that leafy greens are packed with nutrients. And I’m sure you have heard the push on how kale is rich in antioxidant vitamins. So I won’t talk about how it’s a great source of Vitamin K, iron, and calcium. I also…

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Paleo Vanilla Flag Cake

The most patriotic paleo dessert of all time! America, the beautiful! My great aunt used to make a rectangular angel food cake with cool whip and berries every summer for Independence Day. I would look forward to our fourth of July picnics just for this cake. So it was only a matter of time before…