1. Cavemanda’s Exciting News!


    June 6, 2014 by Amanda

    Hi all – As many of you may have noticed, I have been pretty MIA from posting to the Curious …
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  2. Not So Sloppy Joes


    October 9, 2013 by Amanda


    It’s time for a savory dish, don’t ya think? Baking is my life, it’s what I do, but it’s not all I eat (even though I’d like to).  I was looking back on recent posts, and there was certainly a baking inspired theme. Well, today we will do the exact opposite of tarts, and cookies, and pancakes. We are making [No So] Sloppy Joes.

  3. Fluffy Paleo Pancakes with Peach/Basil Compote


    September 11, 2013 by Amanda


    This past weekend, I participated in something larger than myself and walked away truly humbled and inspired.  I was fortunate enough to spend the weekend on the Polyface Farm with local farmers and several other Paleo bloggers, authors, and eaters to raise awareness (and money) for the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund. Their organization promotes the rights of “alternative” farmers and artisan food producers– AKA those who choose to bring us natural food like grass-fed meat, raw milk, and food without pesticides, antibiotics, or unnecessary hormones.

  4. Paleo (and Vegan!) Cinnamon Raisin Cookies


    August 5, 2013 by Amanda


    Cookies have got to be the happiest of all desserts. Sure cupcakes are great, but let’s face it, a cupcake is just a muffin with a fancy hat. Ice cream is tasty and wonderful during the summer, but it loses its pizzazz come winter. Everyone loves cookies, all year long. Heck we even leave them as a token of our appreciation for the Man in Red and his flying deer. They are versatile, customizable, and whenever they come out of the oven children and manly CrossFitters alike will scream, “COOKIES!”.

  5. No Bake Dessert – Coconut Milk Parfait

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    July 24, 2013 by Amanda


    I love to bake, it’s what I do. There is something about seeing a loaf of bread, cookie, or pie come to life in the oven; taking an item in its rawest form and molding it into the dessert. And then there is that smell. It’s no surprise that real estate agents often have a batch of cookies cooking in the oven before an open house; baking brings a sense of nostalgia and it’s one of my favorite reasons to throw on the apron.

    But you know what, baking? There are some things about you that aint so pretty. If you’re not careful, you can burn things while baking…including my forearm. And on a hot day, the last thing I want to do is crank up the oven in my apartment to 350 degrees.

    This past week has been hot, hot, hot in DC. Like eat dinner in your undies hot. But I also had a crazy sweet tooth last week. So I struggled. I’d look longingly at my oven, then down at my phone reminding me of the 100 degree heat with 1000% humidity. What’s a girl to do?!

    No bake dessert, that’s what.

  6. Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake


    June 23, 2013 by Amanda


    A Haiku for cake:

    Cake is delicious
    Chocolate. Frosting. Zucchini?
    Hell yes, zucchini.

    Who says veggies have to stay on the dinner plate; can’t they have a little fun too?

    Just like carrots, zucchini is crazy good when added to cake recipes, especially when that recipe has chocolate. So take advantage of summer’s bounty and bring this bad boy to your next barbeque.

  7. Gluten-free “Bread” Pudding


    June 14, 2013 by Amanda


    Forrest Gump was right, sometimes, shit happens.

    Sometimes you forget to set the oven timer when you have muffins baking. Sometimes your muffins get overcooked. Sometimes, you forget your overcooked muffins in your car, and they sit in the hot sun for half a day.

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