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

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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