Loyal Nomsters: your weekly dose of Friday forkiness is here! Today, I’m announcing a fast-approaching appearance in Portlandia, previewing our long-awaited iPad app update, crushing on Paleo on TV, and offering other tempting goodies! Let’s hop to it, shall we?
See You In Portland!
Want to join me and Chef Gregory Gourdet at Departure Restaurant + Lounge for our special Nom Nom Paleo Pop-Up Brunch next Saturday, October 11th? Yeah, I know this is super-short notice, but GG and I just came up with this plan last night, and finalized the details in the past few hours!
I can’t tell you how much I love GG—he’s humble, crazy-talented, and generous both in spirit and time. The guy works around-the-clock, and still manages to hang with us and the kids every time we pop into town. I was not at all surprised that he’s going to be on the upcoming season of Top Chef Boston. Our entire family is 100% pushing for #TeamGG for the win.
I swear: we’re probably going to make T-shirts and host viewing parties.
Earlier this year, GG hosted a one-of-a-kind Paleo dinner at Departure to celebrate the launch of my cookbook. It was over-the-top incredible—check out the video and photos below if you don’t believe me—and I know this brunch will be no different.
So here’s the deal: If you’re in PDX on Saturday, October 11th (JUST ONE WEEK AWAY!) and want to meet up with us to chow on award-winning Paleo-friendly fare prepared by Top Chef Boston’s butt-kickingest contestant at one of the swankiest rooftop restaurants in the Pacific Northwest, you better RSVP! (We won’t be selling our book at the event, but please feel free to bring your copy if you want it signed by me, Henry, and the kids!)
The Nom Nom Paleo Pop-Up Brunch is happening from 10 am to noon, and the menu ($50 a head) will include:
- Carrot,Ginger, Zucchini Muffin
- Smoked Salmon, Citrus, Japanese Chili
- Egg Baked in Avocado, Bacon Vinaigrette
- Sweet Potato & Roasted Chili Hash
- Collard Greens, Caramelized Onion & Squash Quiche
- Grilled Hanger Steak, Radish Kimchee
- Fish Sauce Chicken Sausage Patties
- Blueberry-Banana Pancakes, Ginger, Macadamia, Maple Syrup
- Green Smoothie, Cocoa Nib and Gogi Berry
- A Mimosa or drink from the Bloody Mary bar
Plus, everyone who attends gets a free limited edition Mini Michelle vinyl action figure, complete with teeny-tiny cooking accessories!
What are you waiting for? Call (503) 802-5370 and reserve a seat! (Note: to secure your spot, please make sure you’re making your reservation by phone and not online.) Seats are limited, and believe me: you don’t want to miss this!
Android Users: Avert Your Eyes
Psst…Nom Nom Paleo iPad app users! When Apple rolled out iOS 8 a week ago, our Webby award-winning app kind of crapped out. It didn’t play nicely with iOS 8, and crashed every time the “Home” or ”Back” buttons were pressed.
But now, I’m thrilled (mostly relieved, actually) to announce that our developers have fixed all the glitches and bugs, and a new iOS 8-friendly update is now available in the App Store! Download or update the app by visiting the App Store. And if you enjoy it, please rate and review it—your feedback makes a tremendous impact!
Also, keep your eyes peeled for a super groovy design update later this year. Here’s a sneak peek at the new layout:
We’re in love with the new user interface and can’t wait to release it to you guys in a few months—along with new recipes and functionality!
Paleo on GMA
It’s weird how giddy I get when I see Paleo folks get airtime on network TV, so when I saw this segment on Good Morning America featuring Mark Sisson and the fine chocolatiers from Eating Evolved, I told everyone I know to check it out. Besides, I like knowing I’m not the only crazy person who wears amber goggles around the house.
Give This Grain-Free Flour Blend a Kickstart!
Shauna Ahern (a.k.a. The Gluten-Free Girl) reached out to me this week to share that she and Dan, her hubby, have concocted a couple of gluten-free flour blends—and one is grain-free to boot! You guys know I’m not a baker, but I appreciate that many of you are looking for a great gluten-free flour to make the occasional treat. You can go help Shauna and Dan by supporting their Kickstarter here!
Crisp It Up!
No one’s ever asked me about my favorite food texture. But if anyone ever did, I would tell ’em without hesitation: CRISPY. That’s why you’ll find a bunch of Paleo Chip recipes on my blog—from Porkitos to Kale Chips, and Mushroom Chips to Brussels Sprouts Chips—and that’s also why I created Cracklin’ Chicken.
If you like your food to have some crunch to it, make these fab new recipes from around the web:
- Smitten Kitchen’s Crispy Eggs!
- Food Republic’s Crispy-Bottomed Oyster Mushroom Steaks with Chimichurri! (I’d use ghee as the cooking oil of choice.)
- Melissa Joulwan of The Clothes Make The Girl’s Paleo Caesar Salad (with Paleo-friendly crispy croutons)!
I will say, though, that there is one crunchy Paleo-friendly food I’m not dying to eat: ants. (I would, though. Just like the time we ate fried worms.)
Ciao for now—and I hope to see you in Portland!
Looking for more recipes? Head on over to my Recipe Index! You’ll also find exclusive recipes on my iPad® app, and in my New York Times bestselling cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans (Andrews McMeel 2013).0