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Paleo Pintxos Week Finale – Recipe Roundup and More!

Welcome to the final day of Paleo Pintxos Week! I can’t believe the week is over, and we’ll be leaving San Sebastian soon for the south of France, and then to Croatia for two weeks. San Sebastian has been so inspiring and we’re sad to go, but we’ll never forget the wonderful people we’ve met here and the amazing food we’ve eaten. There’s no doubt that we’ll continue to throw our own Pintxo Parties when we get back to Santa Monica, and who knows, perhaps we’ll be back in San Sebastian faster than you can say pintxo.

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lazy deviled eggs with sardines, anchovies, salmon, bacalao, Iberian ham, bacon, etc.

Paleo Pintxos Week – Recipe 6 of 7 – Lazy Deviled Eggs with Shrimp and Aioli

June 26th, 2014 | Appetizers, Eating, featured, Recipes

A popular pintxo we order time and time again in San Sebastian are the Gamba, Huevo y Mahonesa. Simply shrimp/prawns, a hard-boiled egg and mayonnaise. Similar to all the other pintxos in this town, each bar has their distinct way of making it; sometimes it’s skewered and lays flat on a plate. Other times, with pickled peppers and olives piled high.

We’ve seen them skewered with bacalao (salted cod), sometimes langoustine, crab meat or simply on a piece of bread along with a mound of cheese (ummmm, skip that one). The Gamba, Huevo y Mahonesa is similar to a deviled egg, but instead of removing the cooked yolk, mixing it with mayonnaise and piping it back onto the egg, they simply put mayo (or aioli) on the flat-side of the egg, thus allowing multiple toppings to be piled high, and secured with a long skewer. The egg then becomes the foundation of all good things. Yeah, we agree.

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Tortilla, Spanish Omelet

Paleo Pintxos Week – Recipe 5 of 7 – Spanish Omelet

June 25th, 2014 | Appetizers, featured, Sides
One of my favorite things to eat on this earth are omelets, so imagine my excitement when I found out they’re perfectly acceptable to eat in San Sebastian at any time of day – breakfast, lunch, dinner, hot or cold…Now that’s my kind of omelet!


The Tortilla Espanola (The Spanish Omelet) is one of the most traditional dishes of San Sebastian and there are plenty of variations for this local dish.


Paleo Pintxos Week (4 of 7) – Fried Guindilla Peppers and Pintxo Guidelines

June 24th, 2014 | Appetizers, Eating, featured

Welcome back to Day 4 of Paleo Pintxo Week! We’ve had quite a few friends reach out to us asking about life in San Sebastian and whether they should plan a vacation here soon. Answer, YES. Definitely come.

Come crush a bunch of pintxos and wash them down with a nice cider (called Sagardoa in Basque), which is made from fermented apple juice. The rule is, you have to pour it from the bottle from super high up so that it becomes more effervescent once it hits your glass. Skills. It’s quite a tasty drink, has no added sugar and it’s perfect in aiding digestion.

Speaking of rules, from a paleo/gluten-free perspective, here is a helpful guide to follow when you’re out devouring awesome pintxos (tapas).

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guindilla peppers

Paleo Pintxos Week – Recipe 3 of 7 – Banderillas

June 23rd, 2014 | Appetizers, featured

Some of the best things in life are often the most simple. In San Sebastian, life doesn’t get better and simpler than a pintxo.

The word pintxo (pronounced peen-cho) originates from the basque word for “spike,” representing the toothpick that fastens together the food and the bread on which they sit. Today, they include small bites of meats, eggs, vegetables, seafood, cheeses or any combination thereof usually served on a skewer, piled atop a slice of baguette to accompany a glass of wine, beer, or a light and refreshing txakoli (cha-ko-lee).

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Pickle Me Paleo

Pickled Vegetables

January 13th, 2014 | Appetizers, featured, Recipes

Eat pickled vegetables along with your breakfast to help kick start your day, as an appetizer before lunch/dinner, or simply add to your favorite salads for a natural boost of flavor.

The only problem with eating pickled vegetables at restaurants is that they tend to use sugar in the solution, so follow our paleo pickled veggies recipe below and make your own batch at home.

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Super Bowl Wing Recipes

8 Easy and Delicious Super Bowl Paleo & GF Wing Recipes

January 10th, 2014 | Appetizers, Chicken, Eating, featured, Recipes

The Super Bowl is quickly approaching so don’t be the one fumbling in the kitchen this year on February 2.

In honor of Super Bowl XLVIII, we present to you 8 awesomely delicious, fast and super easy paleo/gluten-free chicken wing recipes for the 8 teams left standing in this weekend’s Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs.

Test these epic wings out this weekend and then make your favorites for your Super Bowl party!

Trust me, your friends will be impressed.

And for the record, my boyfriend Chris and I made all 8 wing recipes in 1 week.

We have been eating wings non-stop for 5 consecutive days.

I am on Day 10 of the Paleo Secret 30 Day Challenge and I’ve already dropped 4 pounds… and this is after eating chicken wings for a week.

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Fermented Cashew Cheese Ball

Cashew Cheese Ball

June 20th, 2013 | Appetizers, Recipes

This is my new favorite thing… fermented cashew cheese!

I found the recipe on the Urban Poser blog and was super excited to make it.

I made it… LOVED it… and decided to make a “cheese” ball for my ladies get together the other night.

I served it with homemade almond thin crisps and sliced cucumber and it was a HUGE hit!

I uses chives and fresh oregano from my garden, but you could use other fresh herbs… be creative!

I haven’t been able to have cheese for many years now due to a dairy intolerance and this was a party for my palate!

So far all you dairy intolerant and strict Paleo folks… this is for you… Enjoy!! Keep Reading…

Paleo Pancetta Deviled Eggs

Paleo Pancetta Deviled Eggs

April 4th, 2013 | Appetizers, Recipes

This is a beautiful and delicious Paleo appetizer for any occasion.

The pancetta is amazing and adds wonderful flavor!


  • 1 dozen pasture-raised eggs (set 1 egg aside for the mayo)
  • 3 slices of smoked pancetta (quarter-inch thick)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 large shallots
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • dash of paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • parsley and sliced radish for garnishing Keep Reading…
Whitman Paleo Hot Wings (GF/Paleo)

Whitman Paleo Hot Wings (GF/Paleo)

January 28th, 2013 | Appetizers, Recipes

Delicious Hot Wings recipe for your Super Bowl party this weekend!!!
We had a little football gathering the other night and our friends made a batch of their delicious wings. I wasn’t able to have any because of the nightshade content, but they looked and smelled amazing!  Chad easily ate about 20 I think! These wings will be a great appetizer for any upcoming Super Bowl parties! Serve and enjoy with Paleo Ranch dipping sauce for the optimal experience. We also had some sweet potato fries that were amazing dipped in the Paleo Ranch. Enjoy! Keep Reading…