Grandma’s Dilly Beans (Pickled Green Beans)

I am not a breakfast fan, but I am a brunch fan. There is something to be said about a relaxing Sunday with a nice Bloody Mary (or Maria if you are me). The classic garlicky and spicy pickled green beans is the quintessential stirring stick of a bloody Mary. And best of all, to achieve this classic dilly bean, you just need is some basic canning equipment and patience.

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Taiwanese Three Cup Chicken (aka 三杯鷄)

As some of you might already know, I’m a Taiwanese-American. Growing up around these parts, my mom enrolled me in Chinese School.  It’s not like normal school – all it is is it’s a 2 hour class on Saturday where a teacher taught you Mandarin Chinese and Chinese Literature.  One of my fondest memories from back then was my mom and I would always grab dinner at the local Taiwanese restaurant and I would ALWAYS beg for Taiwanese Three Cup Chicken (aka San Bei Ji or 三杯鷄).

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Paleo Mess of Greens with Bacon (with Chard, Collards or Mustard Greens)

What do you do with an abundant amount of garden greens? Especially when you’re the only one that eats them? Bacon. The answer to all the world’s problems. Bacon. This is a simple recipe from my grandma that she taught me and used to get all her kids to eat their greens. Add a little bacon and butter (or coconut oil) and there you go. My family of two (plus dogs) can devour 5 pounds of greens easily in one sitting. Thanks Grandma and of course, Bacon!

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Paleo Breakfast Salad with Simple Vinaigrette

I know what you are thinking, salad for breakfast?!!! Just hear me out on this one. Maple and lemon dressing with a perfect over easy egg on a bed of hearty greens and salty smoky ham. This is a simple salad that I love for breakfast. Well, honestly I eat this Paleo Breakfast Salad with Simple Vinaigrette for lunch and dinner too! It’s got the ideal balance of sweet and savory that I crave when the Fahrenheit rises above 80 degrees.

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Simple Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I’m a weirdo and love Brussels Sprouts.  It’s funny because I don’t actually recall ever having them when I was younger.  So maybe that is why I never learned to hate them at a young age (though I never did have a “I hate veggies” stage).  I will admit I’ve had brussels sprouts that were made… not so tasty.  But it doesn’t have to be this way!  It’s so easy to make yummy tasting brussels sprouts!  For example, this super easy oven roasted brussels sprouts!

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