I dig the one-pot-meal thing, too. What are some of your faves? Maybe there's a Bitchapalooza Recipe Thread in your future?[/QUOTE]
I'm not sure I have a favorite, but give me a protein, and I'll figure out a stir fry with something in the fridge. Also, I'm not above just dumping a can of sardines on top of white rice and calling it a meal. Also, any kind of beef with two fried eggs on top. I call that protein with a side of protein. :)
[QUOTE=Urban Forager;1152121]Another food snob here, I too have wondered what folks were eating pre-primal. For us it wasn't such a dramatic shift form the way we were eating, the 2 big changes were eliminating my home made wild yeast sourdough and super tasty home made granola made with honey from our bees. I probably spend an excessive amount of money and time on food but it's my passion and used to be my profession until we moved to the boonies and chefing just didn't pay what it did in the big city. Now my family is the recipient of my zealous cooking.
As to drinking I wish I could afford to spend the kind of money I spend on food on wine, alas my husband's salary just isn't that flexible. But that's okay because my palate is flexible when it comes to wine, I'd rather have inexpensive wine than no wine![/QUOTE]
I'm not sure I could have given up that wonderful sourdough. But I'm not a 100%er and I do allow myself the occasional wheat day, though they are becoming less frequent. And I agree, inexpensive wine is better than no wine. There is so much California and Australian wine at reasonable prices that are more than good.
[QUOTE=Khainag;1152132]Thoroughly enjoyable post!
The bit about adapting Paula Deen, great stuff... and pretty unsnobby? But you live in Florida right? Could be that she is seen differently there... I'm in New Jersey, so I assume that Food Network has Barefoot Contessa for the snobs from these parts who see "fat hick" with Paula Deen. (one thing though... do you need coconut flour? If you need to bind just use egg yolks (or more fat), right?)[/QUOTE]
I love them both. Ina (Barefoot Contessa) has the life I would have chosen. Brilliant, loving husband, homes in Connecticut and the Hamptons. Down to earth for her audience when in reality, she is the consummate Jewish Princess. I just watched a show of hers where a friend and she made chili. Even they were laughing at the idea of two Jewish NYers making chili. "Why do you use brisket?" "Because it's NY chili."
Paula, otoh, is bright colors, dangle earrings, ostentatious engagement ring while she cooks. Total other end of the spectrum. Tough life in the beginning, but turns it around.
I currently live in N'Orleans. I grew up in NY (Long Island and then upstate), and as an adult have lived in San Francisco (because it was the early 70s and where else would I want to live?), FL (to be near my grandmother), OH, Hoboken, NJ (because I wanted to work in Manhattan before I died), WA, OR, and now here.