Make it Paleo: A Thanksgiving Giveaway!

If you’ve been traveling the paleosphere for any amount of time, I’m sure you’ve come across Bill and Hayley.  Originally of the Food Lovers Primal Palate, and then later the Food Lovers Kitchen, these two have been a great inspiration of mine in terms of taking beautiful pictures of food that is not overly complicated or contrived, but still as satisfying as some of the SAD foods many of us grew up on.

Langostino Bisque

This recipe came about as we were trying to figure out what type of seafood we would have for the week.  Typically we will get our seafood from Costco, but this time their salmon was less than desirable, and most of the other seafood was either ridiculously expensive or farmed.  The only wild caught option we could find was langostino.  After enlisting Siri, we found out what a langostino is.  The “squat lobster”, as it is nicknamed, really does look a bit like a tiny lobster.  After cooking with it, I would say that it meets the requirement for a lobster-like taste and consistency (not as buttery) for a fraction of the cost.  Some food purists don’t like how the langostino is used as a lobster impostor in some fast food campaigns, e.g. lobster bites, but there were no smoke and mirrors here.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Beet Sticks

This was a dish we came up with after having picked up some MASSIVE beets from the farmers market in Culpeper, Virginia when visiting my parents.  They were about to go bad, and we were about to leave town, so we needed something that would be a fun and easy vehicle to cook them.  For whatever reason, prosciutto came into my mind (because it’s like fancy bacon), and this was born.  This used about half of our beet supply, with the other half going into a mason jar for pickled beet sticks.

This is super easy to do, and took maybe 20 minutes total prep and cook time.  Good as a finger food or to put on a plate with a main dish, as you can see above.

Zesty Buffalo-Ranch Chicken Wings

Just because we had to start the season with replacement referees doesn’t mean you should be substituting your buffalo wing flavor.  As a diehard Green Bay Packer fan who made these wings for the night we lost to the Seahawks, these wings were the only thing that was good about that night.  I hope you all get a chance to make these, as wings are one of my favorite things to eat, and having them without the breading or other junk.