Daily Food: Scrumptious Pork Chop

Pork is my favorite meat, and pork chops might be my favorite cut of the animal. ¬†There’s the perfect, meaty loin section along the the top of the rib and the the luscious, fatty layer surrounding it. ¬†Depending on where on the ribs the chop was cut, you can also get some of the baby … Continue reading

Firenze Files: Power of Pork

Talk about fancy cooking equipment all you want, but I just made one of the best meals of my life in a cheap metal pot from IKEA, in a cramped rented kitchen, with limited hand-me-down utensils, on a persnickety old gas stove, on the fourth floor of an apartment building in a foreign country.¬† TV … Continue reading

Paleo Plate at Black Market Moto Saloon

One of my favorite lunch joints in Charlottesville recently updated their menu to include specific, Paleo-friendly options! ¬†I blogged recently about how the Black Market Moto Saloon will make their hamburgers without a bun and with a side salad, but they’ve recently added what they call their “Paleo Plate” to the menu. ¬†It consists of … Continue reading

Homemade Meatballs

Since buying a share of a cow, my family has a freezer full of ground beef, and I finally decided to do something more creative with it than just making hamburgers. ¬†I made meatballs! ¬†They’re pretty much small, well-seasoned, spherical hamburgers, but I made them even more exciting by making them for breakfast. I took … Continue reading

Paleo Pumpkin Gingerbread

  There can still be treats on the Paleo diet. ¬†There’s just no flour, dairy, or sugar, but the product can still be delicious and satisfying. ¬†This post is about some Paleo baking I did when I had a craving for gingerbread cookies or something warm and festive. ¬†I found the recipe for this Paleo … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Black Market Moto Saloon

My latest favorite hangout in Charlottesville is the Black Market Moto Saloon. ¬†It’s designed as a classic, rough biker bar, but it serves surprisingly great food. ¬†My personal favorite is their burger. ¬†They have a number of flavor combinations on the menu, including a burger with pineapple, prosciutto, and aoili in addition to one with … Continue reading

Weekend Breakfast: Vegetables and Eggs

Having a great breakfast is like a ritual for me. ¬†Even if it means that I might be late for class, I will not compromise having a nutritious and filling breakfast. ¬†It sets me up for having a good day and feeling great and continuing to eat well for the rest of the day. ¬†Much … Continue reading

Grilled Branzino

  Last week I stopped by my local fish monger at Seafood on West Main to check for a special catch. ¬†He happened to have branzino, an Italian sea bass which I happen to adore. ¬†It’s a small fish, so it’s typically served whole on the skeleton, and the fish monger left the heads on, … Continue reading

SlowFoodieBear Returns with Burger Sliders!

Dearest followers! ¬†The SlowFoodieBear has returned to blogging after an¬†inexcusable break for which I profusely apologize. ¬†I have so many pictures of the delicious food I’ve made over the past year sitting un-shared on my¬†computer, and I couldn’t bear to withhold them from you any longer! ¬†I’m going to be posting a mass of old … Continue reading